Title: Repeat: A Love Story for the Ages
Author: A.J. Kohler
Repeat: A Love Story for the Ages
Paul and Angelina are old friends who dated in college, briefly, years ago, and recently reconnected via email. During their correspondence, they realized that they both regretted not taking up with each other back then, especially given their difficult and tumultuous first marriages after college.
When Angelina is killed, she is offered a choice of what to do next and opts to have both of them return to when she and Paul first arrived at college and do it over again … while remembering what happened to them over the years. They make many changes in the way they live their lives and find true happiness together. Although they don’t repeat those mistakes they made before, they definitely find new ones to experience and explore.
I’m not one for romance novels but this one had me hooked from the start. I found the premise to be both different and intense. Repeat begins with a man, grieving the loss of not one woman he loves, but two. He thinks about his life, the choices he’s made, and how it brought him to the point he’s at. Then, he gets a chance to do it all again, another shot at love.
It really hooked me when the story takes the main character back to the ‘60’s, to begin his journey for the one thing he wants most of all—love. The cross of paranormal/romance/history was simply the icing on the cake of a fantastic plot. It makes you sit and wonder about your own life and how the choices you make may affect those around you. Better yet, it makes you wonder what you would do if you were given a second chance at your own life.