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A review of Adesuwa O’man Nwokedi’s An Unlikely Kind of Love

Title: An Unlikely Kind of Love

Author: Adesuwa O’man Nwokedi

Year of Publication: 2021

Number of Pages: 181

Category: Fiction

If you’ve seen the film “The Best Man,” you’ll immediately recognize a similar atmosphere in Nwokedi’s novel, “An Unlikely Kind of Love.” The title suggests that it caters to romantics and those in search of light, entertaining reads rather than heavy material.

As the first book in the author’s series, it serves as an ideal introduction for readers new to her work. However, it can also be enjoyed as a standalone read without missing out on important context.

Reading about high school reunions is likely to trigger memories for many readers, as they may have attended such events themselves. Whether their experiences were as dramatic as depicted in the book remains to be seen until they finish reading it.

The book skillfully portrays the typical dynamics of reunions, painting a vivid picture of gossip, judgment, awkward encounters, feelings of disconnect, rekindled love, and various other intricacies.

The author’s practice of introducing the main characters’ names at the beginning of each story adds an elegant touch and effectively primes the reader for the narrative journey that lies ahead.

For those born in the 90s, certain scenes in this book will evoke nostalgic memories and perhaps even a sense of fondness for that era.

The book is packed with drama, from exes crossing paths after breakups to unexpected love affairs blossoming from friendships. Some characters themselves are quite dramatic, adding depth to the story. High school reunions are known for their drama, and this book doesn’t disappoint in that regard.

While the blurb indicates that the book primarily focuses on two main characters, there are other characters whose stories may pique your interest and leave you wanting more.

When the characters in the book have a great time, readers are likely to enjoy themselves too. This is attributed to the author’s skill in vividly depicting scenes, allowing readers to immerse themselves in the story. However, many of the scenes may feel familiar, especially for fans of romantic comedy movies.

At a certain juncture, the book becomes somewhat predictable, with events unfolding in a manner that allows readers to anticipate future chapters.

Ultimately, readers are bound to smile upon completing the book.

If you’re in need of a light-hearted read to pass the time while waiting for your flight, this book is a perfect choice.

About the reviewer

Titilade Oyemade is a business executive in a leading organisation and holds a degree in Russian Language. She’s the convener of the Hangoutwithtee Ladies Event and the publisher of Hangoutwithtee magazine. She spends her weekends attending women conferences, events and book readings. She loves to have fun and to help other women have the same in their lives. Email: titi.oyemade@gmail.com Social: @tiipreeofficial

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