Taking the Plunge, by Kishan Paul
71 Pages / Romance
Blurb: Since graduating high school, Eve Cambridge has dropped ten dress sizes, became an RN, and dumped her jerk of a boyfriend—all on her own. So when her high school crush shows up in her life, she does what any normal self–reliant woman would do—pepper spray him.
Since inheriting the family plumbing business, Pete Russo has tried to make the best of a career he never planned for. He’s made his share of mistakes, but he’s worked hard to learn from them. Now that he’s run into Eve, he’s not so sure he isn’t making another one. After all, she did almost blind him.
When logic and emotion don’t agree, which path should they follow?
Review: Pete is a good guy with a bad past and Eve is a strong, confident, and successful woman who overcame her childhood insecurities. I feel like this is a story of fate. Eve and Pete were acquaintances in high school, they never really knew each other but in a way, Pete came to Eve’s rescue.
How Eve repays him many years later in their adulthood when they bump into each other again for the first time since high school, is very comical.
This novella also has a deep sentiment, one of which could be relatable to many readers. That’s what else made these characters feel so much more real.
Among the serious topics like, addiction, family struggles, this story still manages to portray a touch of Kishan’s charming humor. I don’t want to give too much away, as it really is a sweet story that can’t be spoiled.
Kishan’s storytelling is still at its finest even at seventy-one pages. Her novella’s feel like a full-length novel with her creative way with words and plots, where these amazing characters exist in a world that pulls you in, watching them as they go through so much and grow stronger because of those challenges!