Title: Forever Together
Series: The Forever Love Series, Book 2
Author: Jade Whitfield
Release Date: March 18, 2016
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
ARC Received From & Reviewed For: Book Enthusiast Promotions
Dark haired beauty, Cindy Martin was once lucky in love, until her boyfriend broke her heart and sent her running. Attending college in faraway Los Angeles was the perfect excuse to get away, settle her heart and drown herself in wine and tears – except now she is back for the summer, and her ex hasn't gone anywhere.
Brady Cooper is handsome, arrogant and still head over heels in love with Cindy. Six months ago, he let fear rule him and he made a mistake that cost him everything – now he just has to get her to believe him.
Surrounded by friends and family that know too much and meddle a little too closely, can this once perfect pair overcome the obstacles in front of them, mend their hearts and finally be Forever Together?
Sometimes the very thing that broke your heart is the only thing that can fix it.
Brady and Cindy were high school sweethearts until college started and then they weren't.
This isn't about high school or how their relationship started or how they initially fell in love. Nope. This is about the "then", the desperate desire to make up for his mess up, the consuming need to get Cindy to believe he's sorry and he's ready. Forever Together kind of ready.
Except she's not ready to talk to or see him yet. His attempts to make things right result in some hilarious situations, which had me hoping, praying, crossing my fingers that this couple would rebuild the bridge Brady burned and move into the future they deserved.
I liked this story. It's sweet, foul-mouthed, slow, refreshing. Weird to use sweet and foul-mouthed in the same sentence to describe this book, lol. But that little thing made the conversations and internal dialogues much more relatable for me, almost as much I liked watching Brady and Cindy hash out every problem that laid between them.
Some second chance romances rush through the problems because the fire that burns between the main characters is larger and brighter than before, but Ms. Whitfield didn't do that here. While it is obvious Brady and Cindy are meant to be together, it was also obvious they had issues that couldn't be ignored. So they didn't. They worked through them as their desire for one another simmered then exploded.
If you didn't read the first book in this series, don't worry. I didn't either and yet I felt I didn't need to. Characters from the first book make an appearance, lending their own flare to this already colorful (and I don't mean language) story. Ms. Whitfield knows romance but she also knows comedy. This is definitely an author I'll be reading more from in the future.
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.