WOW! What a way to handle a romance that would normally raise eyebrows!
Forever With You hit me in all the right places. That is, this book really, REALLY draws close to home so I may be a little bit biased here.
Before I can review this book, I want to let you know that there WILL BE SPOILERS here. I feel that with the central plot, I won’t be able to review it without spoilers. So, ladies, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
Emily Leighton meets hottie Brit Graham Prescott and it was love at first sight! So, what is a little white lie when meeting a hot guy? Probably nothing. Unless it is YOUR AGE!
So here my dear friends, is why I appreciated how Beverley Kendall handled this issue. She didn’t focus on this issue but more on the impact this white lie made to Graham’s life.
The story picks up four years later and goes into detail about what really happened between Emily and Graham’s relationship. Initially, I was a little sympathetic to Emily but I realized that she was a little bit selfish. After what she did, she expected Graham to forgive her just like that? Heck, Graham stopped school because of that incident.
Now back to Emily. It was a little infuriating that she kept throwing herself to Graham. I totally understand that she wanted to clear her conscience and close that chapter of her life but still – She was more I STILL LOVE YOU OMG PLEASE COME BACK TO ME!
That said, I liked the progression of their romance. I liked how Emily’s character development was done. Again, the handling of the situation that happened 4 years ago was perfect and it felt real.
What I hated was how Beverley Kendall resolved Emily’s issue with her dad. I felt that it was totally a cop-out. Also, that incident about that threatening email to Emily? That came out of nowhere and I didn’t really understand the motive of that person. Again, this was a cop-out, like Beverley Kendall didn’t really want the dad to be the villain in this romance. Although, the dad HAD a real reason to do what he did four years ago. Seriously.
I did enjoy the romance and this honestly reminded me of my own HEA. The only difference is that I never lied about my age and I was 18 (he is 9 years older and we’re married now). Very scandalous, I know.
What do you think about second chance romance?
Do you think a lie like this warrants a second chance?