Title : The Pull
Author: Chelsie Shakespeare
Publisher: Noble Young Adult
Buy Link: Buy The Pull Here!
Rating : You Want To Read
Reviewed By : Jodie Pierce
Story Blurb :
Evie Remington had always done what people expected of her. As a result, at twenty-six she finds herself the unhappy owner and manager of a Denver hotel. That is, until deep-rooted memories of a past life and the hidden knowledge of a promise she made in that other lifetime pulls her away from it all. Without knowing where it will lead, Evie sets out on a cross-country journey that will challenge what she believes about life, death, and love.
The day she turns twenty-six years old is the day Evie Remington’s life changes forever. She starts having realistic dreams about a man named Jude who calls her Bria in the dreams. They are very real and push her to sleep every night craving her nightly “Jude fix”. She decides to give up the hotel her father left her when he died on the spur of the moment to go on a search for Jude. Her staff is shocked when she leaves one day, doesn’t return for a few days and then finally calls and turns it over to her secretary and lifelong family friend.
She just started driving, like on autopilot but it wasn’t until that night’s dreams that revealed she should go to Oregon. Once there she dreamed of the ocean and a rock formation. While driving the next day, she found that rock formation. She crawled out onto it and searched as if she knew what she was looking for. She had an “Aha” moment when she found a heart with the initials JH+BL inside it. Evie found an article written by Dr. Rick Morrison from the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine. He wrote about past lives so she just knew he could help. She flew to Virginia only to find out Dr. Morrison had passed away two weeks ago. She did however meet with his Intern Kyler. He did some research and found out that Bria Lamont and Jude Hartley were born and died on the same day. He stated Jude died at the Hotel Del Coronado in California but there was no record of death or Bria. Evie thanked him for the information and headed to California to the hotel.
Easton Clark had an immaculate home built for him and Bria in North Carolina but first he had to find her this century. He returned to their old haunt the Hotel Del Coronado and each night would sit at the bar all night waiting for her. Though he knew she would look different this time, he knew he’d recognize her soul. Would she return? Why did they both have the same death date?
The author did a great job developing these sets of characters and keeping them straight for the reader. The way it was ended was perfect but you’ll have to read it to find out how it ends. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romance/mystery.