When promised “Forever” from the man who loves her, Reese is left with only one thing to do. She trusts the promises made. She believes in the happily ever after.
She believes in…FOREVER.
In this book we meet Reese and Walker who have an instant connection and easily fall in love with each other. Reese had some tragedies while growing up and is surprisingly well adjusted even after everything that had happened. She decides to move from Georgia to NYC to live with her best friend, Freddy, who I absolutely adored! Walker comes from an influential family and has a dynasty awaiting him when he graduates however his family is less than loving towards him. They have their idea of what his future life should be like and Reese definitely does not fit in with their equation.
I did enjoy the premise of the book. The plot had interesting twists and turns. I just found I could not connect with these characters at all. I couldn’t stand Walker and he just seemed like a jerk to me. He was so possessive it made him do things that no girl should put up with. The way he reacts to some situations just infuriated me. I think another issue with not being able to connect to the characters may have been the writing. I felt that a lot of important points were just thrown out there and rushed. Maybe Reese could have used a novella of her youth to help us connect with her? The writing just didn’t flow well for me and at times made it almost impossible to follow, especially in the second half. We hear from Reese’ point of view for the first half, and then for the second half it goes back and forth between Walker and his father although there is nothing to show when the POV changes. I can’t say much about the second half without ruining it for anyone but I absolutely loathed where the story went. While I am all for things not having a HEA since that is what real life is about, I hated the way things ended up there. I seriously wanted to jump in my Kindle and wring Walker’s neck. While I didn’t care for him much in the first half, the second half made me despise him as a human being. He is irresponsible and selfish beyond belief.
This is only the author’s second book. I feel like maybe she needs to work on making a story flow and also needs more insight into the way the characters have come to where they are now in their lives. While I will not read any more in this series (even though it is intriguing that the next book takes place 17 years later!) because I did not enjoy the characters, I would consider reading some work from this author in the future.