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Reunion Flirts! 5 Romantic Short Storiesby Lisa Scott
Each story is 9,000-12,000 words in length (technically, a novelette, but short story has a better ring.) These stories stand alone, but when read as a
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Where do you find secret crushes, old flames, and regret galore? At any class reunion, of course. Reunion Flirts! features five sweet, funny, romantic short stories, set at a ten-year high school reunion.
Each story is 9,000-12,000 words in length (technically, a novelette, but short story has a better ring.) These stories stand alone, but when read as a collection, they link together.
The stories include:
"Second Chance" (11,000 words)
Chelsea Hallman’s ex-boyfriend, Tripp McCall, is now a rich business tycoon, and she wants him back. Not for his money, but for his humor, his kindness, and his mesmerizing gray eyes. But when he offers to help organize their ten-year class reunion, Chelsea suspects he’s just trying to show her what she lost. Could he ever give her a second chance?
"Class Flirt" (10,000 words)
Martina Klein has worked hard to put the title of Class Flirt behind her, and she’s determined to show her classmates they were wrong about her. She brings her conservative co-worker Jackson along as the perfect date. When she arrives, old rumors start flying, and soon she only cares about one person’s opinion—Jackson’s. Could he ever be with her now that he knows the truth about her past?
"Crush" (12,000 words)
Cathy Blake has lusted over Peter Schmidt since freshman year, and she’s finally going to tell him how she feels at their ten-year high school reunion. But Cathy doesn’t know someone’s had a crush on her for years. And when Danny Patel shows up to confess his feelings to her, Cathy has to question what she really wants.
"My Best Friend's Girlfriend" (9,000 words)
Tate has secretly loved his best friend’s girlfriend, Alyssa, even before the two of them started dating. Now that they’re divorced, Tate’s wondering if it’s finally his chance to tell Alyssa the truth. Can Alyssa ever see him as more than a friend?
"Homecoming Queen" (12,000 words)
Country music star Lucy Jordan has no desire to come back to her ten-year high school reunion. The jerks in her class voted her Homecoming Queen as a joke. Plus, Lucy’s life is more screwed up than a sad country song. But she sneaks into the reunion to honor the memory of her late friend. And what she learns changes everything about her past and the possibilities for the future.
You might enjoy Lisa's other Flirts! collections: Flirts!, Beach Flirts!, Holiday Flirts!, Fairy Tale Flirts!, Wedding Flirts!, and More Flirts! Also, check out Lisa's Willowdale Romance series.
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REUNION FLIRTS! by Lisa Scott is a delightful novella compilation of interconnected stories revolving around Boston's Jefferson Jousters class of 2002's ten-year reunion. I'm impressed with how varied the stories are...and how they include all types of kids...the popular ones, the nerds, the class flirt...and how their true selves were so much more obvious ten years post high school. The short stories told so much truth about human nature. My short take on each of the five lightly interwoven tales: CLASS FLIRT (3.5 stars): Martina has SO left high school behind. She may have been known as the class flirt...but she's worked hard to ditch the old image and stands up for herself. I loved seeing this strong, capable woman reclaim her dignity. SECOND CHANCE (3 stars): Chelsea and Tripp were high school sweethearts...until Chelsea broke up with class-clown Tripp because she had lofty educational goals and Tripp...didn't. But now Tripp is a billionaire (self-made company genius; McCall Me Inc.) and has definitely made GOOD...and all he wants is another chance with Chelsea. I LOVE second chances themed stories. Rated PG. CRUSH (4 stars): Cathy comes to the reunion with ONE purpose in mind...connecting with Class Most Desirable, Peter Schmidt. Little does she know, Dr. Danny Patel, MD has been sweet on her ever since band class when they were kids. I LOVED watching Cathy's eyes open to other possibilities. Rated PG-13. MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRLFRIEND (4.5 stars): An absolutely marvelous Second Chances themed-story....Tate Ramsey has stayed in touch with Alyssa...even after she married his best friend...and even after that marriage fell apart. Alyssa's back at the reunion, determined to put on a brave face and let her ex-husband see she's happy, healthy, and getting along great without him. Tate just wants Cathy to see HIM. HOMECOMING QUEEN (4 stars): Lucy Jordan comes to the reunion but keeps her distance and ensures no one notices her--and with good reason. She's a celebrity (county music star) who's suffered a horrible and disfiguring accident. She's not yet back on her feet, but feels she needs to at least observe her best friend (from high school)'s memorial. Lucy looks back on high school as a nightmare...she never fit in, never wanted to be what others expected of her, and ended up nominated for Homecoming Queen as a sick and cruel joke on the unpopular girl Lucy once was. Come to find out that whole episode with Homecoming Queen isn't as cut and dried as Lucy believed it to be. Joe Latham may have dated Leah (the now deceased best friend who's memorial was part of the reunion), and Lucy blames him for ruining her senior year....but when they end up spending quality time together--much to Lucy's dismay--she realizes he's a whole lot more than she ever thought him to be. All in all, a charming, fun read. Kudos to the author. Recommended to fans of contemporary romance, particularly short stories and novellas.
I love the way these stories link together while standing alone. I will read more from this author.
Reunion Flirts! 5 Romantic Short Stories by Lisa Scott Second Chance Chelsea Hallman did not want to go to her 10th reunion of Jefferson High. The girl who was most likely to succeed had failed big time. She dumped her boyfriend because she didn’t think he’d go anywhere and she had such big plans. How could she face him at their reunion? Especially since Tripp McCall had made it big and she didn’t. Class Flirt It was Martina Klein’s 10 year class reunion of Jefferson High and she wasn’t going to go. She had been a different person back then, or so people thought. Conservative was how she dressed and presented herself. No more flirt. After her roommate convinces her to go and show them all she changed, she needed to find a guy to go with her to complete her plan. Jackson from work seemed to be as uptight as she was, so she’s relieved when he agrees to go as her date. Crush Cathy Blake is headed to her ten year reunion and the man she’s wanted since freshman year, Peter Schmidt. She has to wait her turn since every other girl is crawling over him but he’s worth it, right? Danny Patel has had a crush on Cathy just as long as she had one on Peter. He flew in from Seattle to Boston and has thirty-six hours to let her know how he feels about her. My Best Friend’s Girlfriend Tate Ramsey went to his reunion to be by Alyssa White. She had been married to his best friend but they had divorced. He knew she only saw him as a friend and he wanted to be there for her if her ex showed up. Tate and Alyssa messed up in high school by being too shy to say what they really felt. Maybe they can be brave enough after all these years to speak the truth. Homecoming Queen Lucy Jordan was not part of the ‘in group’ in school. In fact, as a joke they made her homecoming queen. She showed everybody though by becoming a country star….until an accident. When she is on the sidelines of the reunion to watch a memorial to an old friend, Joe Latham finds her and everything changes. I enjoy the way Lisa takes the characters from the first story and blends them into each following story. The Flirt stories are full stories but short, great for that in between reading where you want a sweet romance story but don’t have a lot time. **Mild language