Review by Leigh Smith
The story Wren’s Redemption by Katherine Deane begins with Wren Montgomery trying to make a comeback in the gymnastics world after an injury. She is her own worst enemy and her Physical Therapist recommends another coach/trainer to help her make a comeback. She learns that it is Jonathon Reilly, the one person she doesn’t want around.
Wren is a feisty young girl with a heart of gold. Her mouth and sassiness make her the ‘bad girl’ of the gymnast world. Jonathon Reilly, who once coached Wren’s team and who she blames for her ‘fall from grace’, is a totally committed coach and the one man who can bring her back to her full potential – if she will only let him.
You can’t help but fall in love with Wren and Jonathon. Katherine Dean’s character development makes you feel Wren’s grit and rebelliousness and Jonathon’s commitment to the sport and to Wren Montgomery. So many of Wren’s antics are relatable they made me giggle, wince and cheer her on even when I knew they wouldn’t end well. Jonathon’s ability to ‘take her in hand’ will make you green with envy
Make no mistake, this is a love story and one that will keep you engaged from beginning to end.