Friday, June 14, 2013

Review: Giving You Forever by Ashley Wilcox

Title: Giving You Forever (The Forever Series #4)
Release date: June 19, 2013
Genre: Erotica
Age Group: Mature Adult
My Rating: ★★

From the moment Nolan Pratt walked into Alexa Arnold’s life everything was forever changed.  After a year of dating, the ring was on her finger, the house was purchased, and life was heading down 
Pleasantville Lane. Everything was perfect.

Or so they thought.

With help from his parent’s inheritance, Nolan takes on a new business adventure, utilizing all his free time.  What was once their life- carefree with minimal responsibilities, is no more. When Alexa starts to feel the pressure from school, wedding planning, and lack of help from Nolan, exhaustion kicks in and feelings get hurt, testing the strength of their relationship. But, if there is one thing that Nolan will never compromise, it’s Alexa’s happiness. There’s nothing Nolan Pratt 
won’t do to make sure Alexa is well taken care of, loved, and happy.

When Nolan’s past resurfaces- a past that Alexa didn’t know existed- will it all be too much?  Will Nolan’s devotion to Alexa’s happiness cost him their relationship and lose him the only thing that has ever mattered in his life?  Or will Nolan discover that his past doesn’t determine his future and he is worth the happiness he doesn’t think he deserves?

3.5 stars!

I received in ARC in exchange for an honest review.

As this is book four in the forever series, I can truly say that the author has grown as a writer. I feel a lot more knowledgeable about all the characters as a whole, and I felt that the story flowed nicely. In the first book when Nolan and Alexa met, everything seemed too…perfect. I love that the author allowed us to witness them both grow as individuals and as a couple.

With the pressure of the wedding planning, Nolan’s business, and school, stress is taking toll on both Nolan and Alexa. Nolan, being the most devoted person that he is, will stop at nothing to ensure Alexa is happy and is determined to not let their busy lives tear them apart. However, his past comes out of nowhere and disrupts their happiness. Alexa proves to be stronger than most people think, and becomes a rock for Nolan.

I thought this story was very sweet. Nolan is every romantic, thoughtful guy I have ever read about, all rolled up into one. I loved that the story was steamy but it also had a story! Too many authors get wrapped up in the steamy scenes, however this author balanced everything nicely. I wanted to continue to read the story to see what would happen next. The flow of the story will definitely keep the reader interested.

Giving You Forever is a great follow up to the rest of the series. It will make an awesome summer read.  

About the Author

Some may consider me a jack of all trades, but I consider myself well rounded.

I’ve waitressed, styled hair, answered phones and, most recently, worked full time as mom to my two beautiful little boys.

Then there was this book… Everyone and their brother started talking about this book series titled Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James.  I didn’t really pay attention to the craze at first, since I wasn’t a big reader- okay, I didn’t read at all.  But curiosity got the best of me, so I downloaded it to my kindle.

 I was immediately hooked. I read the whole series in three days.  Yes, three books in three days.

 I kept finding all these great books that I HAD to read (just ask my credit card!). Then I started hearing voices. Voices that turned into stories; stories that were begging to get out of my head. 

I started writing them down on scraps of paper. Then I transferred them to my computer. Before I knew it,  Planning on Forever was born.

The voices in my head are still talking, so I’m still writing.

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