Type of Book: Contemporary Romance
Author: Teresa Mummert
First Line: “I typed on my computer, tucked away in my cubicle, invisible to the world around me.”
Last Line: ” ‘Daddy will always have your six.’ “
My Favorite Quote: “Your mistakes don’t define who you are.”
Not Your Average Coincidental Romance
Suicide Note by Teresa Mummert illustrates the chance meeting of Jenn and Shane. Jenn is a miserable late twenty-something discontent with her job and love life. Jenn’s ruined engagement disrupts her entire existence, when she discovered her fiance was sleeping with her sister and now the two are getting married. Shane is a soldier stationed in Afghanistan about to take his two week leave, only to be unable to go home. Before taking leave Shane finds out his fiance can’t handle the worry and stress as an army spouse and has moved on in the home they share. Jenn and Shane are depressed, closed off, and jaded in terms of love and relationships. A chance encounter in Jenn’s office serves as the location these adults meet for the first time. A misplaced suicide note brings Shane and Jenn together yet again. These two begin seeing each other daily for trips to the mall, meals, and just hanging out, while the secrets Shane is withholding begin to weigh on him. Out of a friendship between Jenn and Shane sprouts a romantic relationship that is tested with lies, secrets, and untold pasts. Can love withstand secrets, past demons, and a deployment to Afghanistan?
This novel is told in alternating perspective from Jenn and Shane. Flashbacks, notes, letters, and dual point of view integrated into this book made it all the more enjoyable. The secondary characters of Shane’s family (his cousin and wife) and Jenn’s family (her sister, fiance, and parents), also added a much needed complication to this story. I recommend Suicide Note if you enjoy dual perspectives, strong characters, a rich plot line, and a stand alone novel that leaves you feeling pleased and content.
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