The Introduction by Isabelle Connors
(Undying Love #1)
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (55 pages)
Age Recommendation: 14+
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 3 Stars
Review by: Astilbe
Your teenage years are supposed to be the best years of your life. This is when you are supposed to live wild and free, not fall in love.
Skylar is gutted by the events in his junior year in high school. His life changes and he’s not too happy about it. But, little does he know that this may be the best thing that has ever happened to him. From the moment, he lays his eyes on Arianna everything changes. He is consumed by her and tries his hardest to make her see that they belong together.
How young is too young to fall in love? Could you meet your soulmate in high school?
The dialogue was well done. All of the conversations sounded like they had been spoken by real people. There was a natural flow to them that is a little hard to describe, but when I was immersed in them I sometimes forgot that I was reading a story instead of listening to other people speak. They were simply that realistic and true to life.
I noticed quite a few run-on sentences and punctuation errors. Some passages had missing or misplaced punctuation marks. Other sections were hard to follow because they included what should have been two or more complete sentences in the same sentence. It wasn’t always easy to tell which piece of information the narrator wanted me to focus on the most in those cases. Had there been another round or two of editing, I would have been able to give this tale a higher rating.
There was real chemistry between Ari and Skylar. They seemed to be very compatible, especially once the first few scenes had passed and I realized why they’d noticed each other. My favorite scenes were the ones in which they spent time together talking. The more I learned about them, the more I hoped they’d end up together because they were such positive influences on each other.
The Introduction is a good choice for anyone who likes it when two characters fall for each other extremely quickly.