Forever: A Lobster Kind of Love
By: Jody Pardo & Jennifer Tocheny
Cover Photography by Shelton Cole of SC Photo AZ
Male Cover Model: Craig Geirish
Female Cover Model: Jami Watts aka Jurnee Lane
Cover Design by Justin Temporando of Ready, Set, Edit
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When a drunk truck driver claimed Lydia’s husband and son, her world shattered. The small town that once embraced her was now her personal hell. She made the decision to leave her hometown of Nazareth, Pennsylvania and move to Eastport, Maine, to start over in the last happy place she ever knew.
When the sea tried to claim Ryan, he was left a broken man. Starting over in a wheelchair was the last thing he expected to do. Ryan was born to be a lobster fisherman, not a buoy. When Lydia became his home care nurse, he never expected her to be the light at the end of his tunnel.
Will their broken hearts survive a second chance or will they remain locked in their cages?
Lobsters mate for life. Lobster love is forever.
4 Lobster Stars
As a debut book, I didn’t know what to expect when I picked this up. I was blown away with the unique storyline and captivating characters. It’s refreshing to read something different and unique when you read so many stories with the same concept of a story.
Ryan is a fisherman who becomes handicapped while at sea. Lydia is a widow and mother grieving for her family.
‘Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, and not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.’
Both Ryan and Lydia have lots to overcome. Both have their own fears and need to basically start over the best they know how but together they have the potential to help each other come back to the land of the living.
This story is about how Ryan learns to cope and live as a handicapped man and how Lydia learns to live after grieving and move forward like her family would want.
The town of Eastport, Maine is where I would love to live. The people are so welcoming, caring and sweet. Like Ethel, Lydia’s new landlady. She’s an old woman with wisdom beyond Lydia’s years.
“Life changes every minute, every day. You look for love, you find love, you lose love, you laugh, you cry, you have your ups and downs. You love life, you hate life. But in all of everything, you find yourself going on with life, no matter what is thrown at you.”
Lydia and Ryan’s story was sweet. It was a slow build up. They went on a journey of sorts to find themselves and each other.
‘Today when he looked at me with those steel blue eyes, I saw a hungry man, a lustful man who hungered for me.’
“Now do you see me? This is what you do to me. I’m a grown ass man, Lydia. I’m a man who wants to f**k you out of your thoughts until there is no doubts of my intentions. I want you with me all the time.”
Can you say hot? Ryan’s an Alpha male at his finest.
For a debut novel Jennifer and Jody did an excellent job. They captivated me from the beginning till the very end and I fell in love with Lydia and Ryan’s story.
Author Jody Pardo
Author Jennifer Tocheny
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Born and raised in New York City, Jody is an only child of an English professor. After 9/11/2001 and a line of duty injury, she left her role as an EMT with FDNY-EMS for a quieter life. She pursued Bachelor's degrees in Molecular Biosciences and English. Her love of books and introduction to the Indie book world led to many wonderful friendships including Jennifer Tocheny and the drive to write and publish was ignited. Jody loves to travel and meet new people and has lived in four states and has visited 48 out of 50 US states.
Still a resident of New York City, Jody is an Executive Assistant at a design firm and single mom to her daughter Ariel Elizabeth and her two cats, Bullet and Oreo.
Jennifer is a resident of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, where this book originates, and works full time as a home care nurse. Jennifer has been a LPN since 1998. She has always been an avid reader and enjoys book signings, flea markets, going to the beach, spending time with family and friends, and road trips. When this crazy idea was born one Saturday afternoon, Jenn switched gears from reader to writer.
Jenn has been married for 11 years to Chris Tocheny and they have a 6 year old son, Logan who loves moose.