When life gets in the way of plans, one decision changes the course of three best friends’ lives. Friends till the end, but the end is sooner than imagined.
Pulling into their driveway I threw the car in park and headed straight to garage. Some sort of peace came over me on the drive over to their house. I knew what I was going to do. What I had to do. Gage was rolled under his car, working on something that I couldn't see. Oil stained pants stuck out from underneath the hood, and music was blaring loudly. It wasn't even good music either. Liam was leaning against the car, wiping off something and laughing at Gage's crude comment.
"Hey, guys," I said, trying to sound cool as I was freaking out on the inside. Gage rolled out from under the car and used his phone to turn the music off. "Hey, Ry, what's goin' on? I thought you were staying with Jenny tonight?" he said as he was wiping his hands. Liam hadn't said anything yet, he knew something was wrong. That was just it. Liam could always look at me and know something was wrong. It was like he was connected to me in some way. "Hey, Gage, why don't you go grab us a few beers from the house," he said, his eyes not leaving mine.
"Good idea, I thought something was missing," Gage mumbled as he left Liam and I in the garage. Alone. "What's wrong, Ryley?" Liam's voice was so low, he knew.
"I'm... sorry. I'm so sorry, Liam," I said, willing myself not to cry.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
OMG !!! I could not put this book down. Once I started reading I could not put it down. M. Dauphin and H.Q. Frost have taken their two different but, amazing writing style and have created one epic read. I just love these two author. I could not wait to get FOR3VER into my greedy hands I knew this was going to be an amazing read, but I did not expect this. This story went above and beyond my expectations.
This book completely shattered me, then piece by
piece put me back together again.
As I read, I fell in love with these young kids. It all started at the age of 6 when Ryley moved in next door to the Porter boy's Gage, Liam, and, their grand mother. The three of them became inseparable vowing to be best friends forever. Two years later at the young age of 8 Liam had realized what love was and, he love his best friend Ryley Reynolds, and vowed to always protect her.
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"Are you sad, Ry?"
"Yes," she squeaked, nodding her head.
So I shoved my face at her. I smacked her with my nose, but got
my lips to hers and I kissed her as fast as I could. My heart was a
jackhammer in my chest and my stomach felt like a popcorn machine.
"Are you happy now?" I nervously shouted at her.
"Why'd you do that?" She rubbed her face where my nose smacked her.
"So you'd stop crying. I think you should be my girlfriend now."
Shortly after, things became complicated for Liam and Gage. With the return of their uncaring mother , her abusive boyfriend and, their half sister the boys had to endure some pretty tragic events. Fearing for Ryley's safety. Liam had to put distance between them.
* Excerpt *
That was one of the worst days of my life. I lost Ryley as my girlfriend
and I lost my dog to a sadistic fuck that I swore I'd kill if he hurt my
sister. I lost my trust in people and happiness was a rare gem in my
house anymore after I realized just how much the world could hurt you.
Gage was with me, the less I saw of Ryley, the more he started to talk to
me, but we didn't talk about pointless kid things anymore. We talked
about ways to get back at Rod; we talked about whose ass we were
going to kick in school if they looked at us funny. We talked about why
you can't love a girl without getting yourself hurt and why I needed to
let Ryley go. If I couldn't protect myself, I couldn't protect her.
Watching these young kids fall in love and, fall apart was intense and heartbreaking. This is an emotional torturing kind of read.
The love, loss, pain, sensual, heartbreak, awakening, the moving on, all kinds of emotions was stirred and blended very well in the story. I cried like a baby throughout my journey with this read, but even during some of the worst times, I still was able to smile even though my heart was completely broken.
I can not praise these two authors enough who has come together and created such a exceptionally, beautifully well written story.
As much as this book made me cry and, crushed my heart on so many occasions, it left me deliriously happy.
✔The character development in this story is incredible.
✔Beautiful happy ending.
✔Duel Point of View
✔The gut wrenching emotion was replaced by many happy tears.
✔It is a unforgettable read
✔The music was right on with the way you saw these two.
✔Sneak Peak to "Bang" the funny sexy story of Jack and Jenny
✔(I cant not think of a single things I disliked about this read)
I was graciously given an ARC copy of FOR3VER for an honest review...
My suggestion is buy this book you will not regret it.
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