Publisher: Casey Shay Press
Release Date: January 10, 2014
Number of Pages: 276 (Paperback)
Description from Goodreads:
When Gavin saves Corabelle from her plunge into the frigid waters of the Pacific, he knows her recovery from pneumonia is only the beginning of their journey. They share a difficult history — a teen pregnancy, a seven-day-old baby who died of a heart condition, and his decision four years ago to leave Corabelle behind and not look back.Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon.ca | Amazon UK | B&N | All Romance | Kobo
But there are no secrets between them now. As Gavin and Corabelle build a new future together, they learn to trust each other again, falling back on that love they have shared since they were children.
But their past has one last shocking surprise, a revelation that will shake their tender bond and pierce the heart of Corabelle, who has just begun to believe that she truly is Gavin’s only forever love.
Forever Loved is the heart-wrenching conclusion to Corabelle and Gavin’s passionate story.
I must admit that, like most readers I'm sure, the description of Forever Loved did give me a bit of a fright, but I knew that Deanna Roy would give us one heck of a story, and I hoped that I would love it as much as I loved Forever Innocent, and you know what...I did!
Forever Loved isn't a light read. It makes you think, it makes you feel, and above all else it pulls you into the story. While it wasn't light a read, it was definitely fast because I didn't want to put it down at all! I already loved Gavin and Corabelle from Forever Innocent, so I was thrilled to get to see more of them, and while they did have some rough spots in this book, I loved that we got to see Gavin and Corabelle tackling things together! I'm not going to get into specifics or anything, but I definitely thought that we were able to see how much Gavin and Corabelle have grown and their reactions to difficult situations really reflected how much growth they have had, both separately and as a couple. I know some people don't like dual POVs, but I think Deanna Roy does an amazing job with them! She never replays the same scene in a different POV. Instead, we are always given something completely different or one that compliments the scene before it, and it works incredibly well!
While Forever Loved does end in a place where Gavin and Corabelle's story isn't completely over, it does tie everything together extremely well, and it leaves enough open so that the next book in the series, Forever Sheltered, which will be about Corabelle's friend, Tina, can fit right in. To be honest, I'm kind of glad that there was a bit left open just so that we can see more of them in Tina's story!! I'm so excited for it. I'm looking forward to more of Tina, but I'm also psyched to see a bit more of Gavin and Corabelle, too...I'm definitely not tired of them yet! ;D
Overall, I thought that Forever Loved was fantastic! It brought me back to two characters that I absolutely loved in Forever Innocent, and may have tossed some upheaval in their lives, but it also brought amazing things as well. I was a bit nervous when I first read the book's description, but in the end, I was extremely happy with how Deanna Roy tied everything together, and I am super excited to get to see a bit more of Gavin and Corabelle in Tina's story, Forever Sheltered...plus since it's Tina's story, you know it's gonna be a blast to read! :D
And finally, I have to admit that a big part of me loves the covers for these books because I think the cover model for Gavin looks a lot like the actor who plays Nick (David Giuntoli) on Grimm and I think that guy is a super hottie! ;D
Case in point:
with some scruff now:
haha now that I've gotten that off of my chest, what do you think?
Have you already read Forever Innocent and can't wait to read Forever Loved?
And if you haven't read either, do you want to?
Also, feel free to comment on the cover...seriously, he looks like Nick (David Giuntoli), right?! (psst...that's the IMDb link with pictures! ;D)