Monday, November 21, 2016

Review: Forever Love - Jade Whitfield

Forever Love 
by Jade Whitfield
Published: October 25, 2016
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Beautiful and sassy, Liv Preston constantly has guys falling at her feet. Guys break you though, they use you and spit you out, leaving you a broken mess on the floor. No, Liv is much too smart to let that happen, instead choosing to go down the route of the ultimate female player.

Handsome and arrogant, Noah Travers is the ultimate catch. The star quarterback with a Greek God physique, he's too young and there are way too many girls out there for him to commit to one relationship.

When Liv moves from Atlanta to the tiny town of Franklin to live with her Dad, she has no idea that her life is about to change. The second Noah claps eyes on his new step-sister, its love at first sight. Now all the reformed former player has to do is convince his beautiful, yet broken new step-sister that he's the guy for her. All Liv has to do, is trust her hot as hell new step-brother not to break her.

Can their relationship survive secrets that have been hidden for years though? Can it survive the enemies that seem to lurk around every corner?

Families will be tested, secrets revealed. Will it all be worth it for Forever Love?

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4 Stars
Forever Love takes readers back to high school, to a time that should be easy, filled with romantic flings and parties with friends. Liv's life is anything but easy though and my heart broke for her repeatedly. Like most kids, her parents are a bit disconnected from the reality of what high school life is like, but her mom is the worst and I wanted to strangle her, several times. She's also a tad spoiled, okay more like a lot spoiled, but I overlooked it based on how her parents are so frivolous with money. Then there's Noah, stepbrother turned boyfriend, the only man she's ever trusted enough to not break her heart. I really appreciated that both characters were previously known for being the love 'em and leave 'em types, both totally uninterested in relationships until they meet the other. While their connection is instant, I like that Jade Whitfield drew out their romance, breaking down their boundaries so that the relationship seemed realistic rather than like insta-love. They're a couple that grows, both as individuals, but also together and I feel like their development through out the novel is perfect for their age group.

My heart misses a beat and I can't help but to think his statement is referring to more than him leaving me in this field.

The plot of Forever Love is incredible, it's multi-layered and a lot heavier than one might expect from the New Adult genre. From family issues and high school drama to a sensitive issue that Jade Whitfield managed to tackle with a lot of grace. On top of that is the slightly taboo subject of step-siblings and I think how it's done is marvelous. I never felt uncomfortable with the character's relationship and I really like how their friends, the town, and their parents came to understand them.

I cried two years worth of tears, tears that I've kept in so long that I'd almost forgotten they were there.

"Thank you for telling me, I promise I'll always protect you, forever."

There were some minor grammatical issues, but I overlooked them and really enjoyed Forever Love. If you're a New Adult fan, or just looking for a heartfelt book, this is the series to start.

About the Author

As a passionate reader and writer, Jade Whitfield loves nothing more than a good cup of coffee and a sweet romance. A fan of 'Happily Ever After', she believes that everyone should find their own forever love and is committed to telling stories to inspire that.

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