Title: Giving You Forever (The Forever Series #4)
Author: Ashley Wilcox
Publication Date: June 19, 2013
My Rating: 3 Stars
About the Book
From the moment Nolan Pratt walked into Alexa Arnold’s life everything was forever changed. After a year of dating, the ring was on her finger, the house was purchased, and life was heading down Pleasantville Lane. Everything was perfect.
Or so they thought.
With help from his parent’s inheritance, Nolan takes on a new business adventure, utilizing all his free time. What was once their life- carefree with minimal responsibilities, is no more. When Alexa starts to feel the pressure from school, wedding planning, and lack of help from Nolan, exhaustion kicks in and feelings get hurt, testing the strength of their relationship. But, if there is one thing that Nolan will never compromise, it’s Alexa’s happiness. There’s nothing Nolan Pratt won’t do to make sure Alexa is well taken care of, loved, and happy.
When Nolan’s past resurfaces- a past that Alexa didn’t know existed- will it all be too much? Will Nolan’s devotion to Alexa’s happiness cost him their relationship and lose him the only thing that has ever mattered in his life? Or will Nolan discover that his past doesn’t determine his future and he is worth the happiness he doesn’t think he deserves?
“Having no words, and overcome with emotion, I leap into Nolan’s arms and push my mouth fiercely against his. With no hesitation, he lifts me up from behind, letting my legs naturally wrap around his body. Our tongues glide with an immense amount of lust and passion as my hands tangle in his hair.
I’m so in love with this man it takes my breath away.”
Giving You Forever is a light, sexy, and romantic read, perfect for the summertime. Alexa and Nolan are on the cusp of having everything they want, a beautiful wedding, a strong marriage, and satisfying careers. But, no relationship gets to that point without a few bumps in the road. Throughout the story, it is clear how much these two characters are deeply in love. It is this love that will have to give them strength to pull through when things get tough.
The author does a very nice job of smoothly executing a story told from dual points of view. The transitions are easy, and both characters have a unique voice. The story itself has a natural ebb and flow. There’s plenty of sweet romance, and quite a few steamy sex scenes, and a dash of angst and drama. For me though, the story just became a bit repetitive. The romance as well as the sex is well written, but I occasionally found myself feeling déjà vu, like I had been there before.
Overall, this is a good read that will appeal to many romance readers. A smooth writing style, likeable characters, real-life relationship issues, plenty of steam and sweet romance make this a book that fans of lighter contemporary romance will enjoy.
*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.