Thursday, January 16, 2014

Forever and Almost Always - Review

What do you do when the one person you have always wanted, you can almost never have?
We found each other by chance and it was perfect, easy and everything I could have asked for. Our love was one for the books. When he moved next door, my entire world flipped upside down and inside out, but it was the best feeling I had ever experienced. Until the time came to choose between him and my family. I was young and in love, but in the end, I chose my family. I’ve regretted that decision since the day I made it. Now fate has given me a second chance with the one person I knew I was always supposed to be with. But this time so much more was standing in our way. 
Can I choose him over the life I’ve come to know? 
Will he be able to forgive me and give us a second chance? I
s true love really enough to conquer everything standing in our way?
Sometimes the hardest decisions in life, are the most liberating, I just hope that this time I made the right one.
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“I honestly, never thought you loved me that much. I always thought I loved you more.”

It was literally killing me to talk to her about all of this. I knew deep down, it was a good thing, to get it all out in the open and be over it, but a part of me knew it would only make saying good bye, harder. “Honestly Charlee, I felt more strongly than I led on. It was hard for me when you left. I would love more than anything to see you, but if we were to meet up, it would literally wreck her. She knows the love I felt for you, and she feels like she will never be able to live up to that. And, I’m not sure that I could see you without having feelings get involved.”


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Amanda currently lives in Utah with her many men (her husband, two little boys, and two dogs). She is an avid San Francisco 49ers and Dexter fan. In high school she developed a love for writing and storytelling, and in the past couple years has made it her passion as she just released her ninth book.

My Review:
Stars: 4
This is a story about Charlee and Dax, two people who are meant to be together but someone it is always just out of reach.
The connection between Charlee and Dax is immediate from the time they meet. Dax moves in next door to Charlee and of course is instantly attracted to her and the same goes for Charlee and her attraction for Dax. Their little games of getting each others attention seemed more 'high school' than I would have expected for their age but then again... you never know what you will be capable of doing when you want someone to notice you. I felt that I could connect to these characters because everything wasn't perfect for them. You could tell how much they loved each other but you also knew how much they were struggling to make 'them' happen.
I'm not giving anything away by saying this since it's in the synopsis but.... WHY??? why in the world did Charlee choose her mother over Dax?? I never really understood that decision. She was so in love with Dax and yes with every relationship there are problems but they were in love. Her relationship with her mother from the beginning was never anything stable or loving. I couldn't understand why she would do that. I think if her relationship with her mom would have been better from the beginning of the story I might could have accepted the decision more.... but it wasn't so I'm still confused on that one.
They both make mistakes and over time secrets are revealed that I didn't see coming. I don't want to give anything away but if you are like me while reading you will think one thing is happening and realize you were completely wrong. Their best friends Taylor and Trevor would make a great second story! They were a couple who also were meant to be together but could never get it right.

I thought overall though it was a really cute book and I loved reading about their story. The ending left me satisfied and fulfilled!

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