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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Trey’s Angel by Cooper McKenzie

Trey’s Angel by Cooper McKenzie
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (36 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Dahlia

Molly James has loved model and newly retired NFL kicker Trey Younger for more than half her life. She knew he'd never thought of her as anything except his little sister's best friend. Trey had loved Molly since her first visit, but wanted to wait for her to grow up before he claimed her.

Before he could confess his love, she joined the Navy and disappeared. Five years later she walks into his thirtieth birthday party dressed as a dark angel and he refuses to let her disappear again. Problem is that in two days Molly leaves for a six-month sea cruise.

I really admired Molly’s courage in surprising Trey at his birthday party after five years. She didn’t exactly know who he was anymore or how much he’d changed, yet she held firm in finding out if there was something between them. A little encouragement from the right source, also known as Trey’s sister, and the right outfit is sure to turn Trey’s head, but the real question is will it be enough to keep him. I guess sister knows best in this case.

Trey definitely played the field in both his professional and personal life, but there was one girl he couldn’t seem to get out of his head. It’s a shame he never did anything about her when he had the chance and now, five years later, it looks like he might just get a second shot. The fact that he never forgot about Molly says a lot about this playboy sports star and I guess it’s true – you never know a good thing until it’s gone.

This story was endearing in the fact that neither character knew how to put their feelings into words, but there actions spoke volumes. There was no awkwardness, just pure passion in their movements – everything done with intention.

My view on the concept behind this story is that you can go home again and maybe find love waiting there. Love, after all, is an enduring emotion. Regardless of circumstance, time, or distance, it’s the easiest thing to give and receive as long as both parties are willing.

The writing itself was clear, concise, and flowed very naturally throughout the story. It was truly an enjoyable read and I can only say that I would’ve loved for it to be longer.

Recommended reading for fans of young friendship that matures into love.

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