Thursday, October 15, 2015

How Forever Feels by Laura Drewry #Review

How Forever Feels


My Rating:


From USA Today bestselling author Laura Drewry comes a warm and witty new Friends First novel—perfect for readers of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery. How Forever Feels is a sweet tale about the one that got away . . . and the one that came back.

Maya McKay's heart is as big as Jack Rhodes's shoulders are broad. Their chemistry is out of control, but it could never work between them because Jack is more than just best friends with her cheating ex-husband—they're like brothers. Maya, the sensitive, practical florist, has given up on love and is ready to settle for like. But now that Jack's around again, he's stirring up old feelings—and turning Maya's fantasies into irresistible reality.

Jack blew his chance with Maya years ago when he stepped aside for his best friend, Will, and he's still kicking himself about it. Maya was promisedforever once before, and she got burned. But when Jack realizes that second chances aren't going to fall out of the sky, he seizes the moment—and the woman he's always loved—to show her how forever truly feels.

Praise for the Friends First series

“A tale told well . . . Romance readers will find themselves awake well into the night.”Library Journalon Plain Jayne

“A great friends-to-lovers story . . . If you enjoy slow-burn romance, then you're in for a real treat.”—Girl Meets Bookson Plain Jayne

“[Prima Donna features] strong, guarded characters. . . . Readers will peel off each layer of the plot to reveal who Carter and Regan really are.”Library Journal

“This book made me laugh, swoon, and even made my heart melt a few times.”—Roberta Capizzi, on Prima Donna

DISCLAIMER: I received a review copy of this book via NetGalley.

The storyline was well placed and follows a pair of good friends who realize they have feelings for each other. One more than the other at first. Maya fell in love with Will, thinking that he would be her forever, leading up to a divorce. Will friend, Jack, has always loved Maya, but allowed Will to take her from his grasp, evidently leading to more than one broken heart.  Jack and Maya finally start to open up to each other, but there is some information that is held back, for the sake of fear I suppose.  This is a great book and should be on everyone's reading list.

I found this book to be a great read. Not to be repetitive, but it did take me a while to get into it because of my slump. But I love the flow of the plot, I loved that Jack and Maya had been friends before. Gotta love Friends to Lovers plots. Always have, always will. I think there is a good message behind the plot: Not all "first loves" last, and not all last loves end.

About the Author
USA Today Bestselling author Laura Drewry had been scribbling things for years before she decided to seriously sit down and write, and as a lover of happy endings, it only made sense she'd write romance. It helped that she and her husband had just moved 700 km away from their families, it was the dead of winter and she was about 49 months pregnant with their second child, all of which gave her the excuse she needed to hunker down inside and get at it.

Her books have been described as "delightful," "clever," and "smart, sassy and refreshingly different."

After spending eight years in the Canadian north, she's now living back home in southwestern British Columbia with her husband, three sons, a turtle named Sheldon, and an extremely energetic German Shepherd. She loves old tattered books, good movies, country music, and the New York Yankees.

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