Title: Forever Kinda Love
Author: Clara Stone
Source: eARC from author for review
Est Release Date: Aug 15, 2014
Life’s. Little. Surprises.
The last thing seven-year-old Carrigan "Ace" Casper foresaw was an eight-year-old Heath Lovelly walking into her life the day her mother died. From that moment on, Heath sticks by her side, slowly becoming her strength, her confidant, and her entire world. What she doesn’t know is, she's his saving grace, too.
Ten years later, Ace is handed another crippling challenge that threatens everything in her almost perfect life. Only, this time, she doesn't turn to Heath, hiding the truth instead. But Heath knows Ace too well and won't back down easily. He's ready to do whatever it takes and will stay by her side until she accepts that their love is the kinda love worth fighting for.
Will he be her forever triumph or her unexpected downfall?
And an unexpected journey to falling in love.
Ace is beautiful, smarty, sexy woman, and no one deserves to be happy more than her. So why does it hurt so much to see her in someone else’s arms?
Ace and Heath have been best friends for a long time. Ever since he found her in the hospital after losing her mother. Since then they have been each other's rock and constant support. But now that they are about to graduate and head off to college, neither one can stop the feelings they feel for the other. Only they are both scared of ruining a 10 yr friendship. Who will make the first move? Will the other feel the same? And when their feelings are revealed...could it be too late?
I was so very pleased with this story. It started off a bit sluggish. Not too bad and definitely not enough to make me lose interest. It was just a bit. But halfway through, when things started picking up I found I couldn't put the book down. The need to keep reading was strong and it was so very good. I had to know how it all turned out in the end.
There were times I thought the story would go one way, a predictable way, but the author really surprised me by going somewhere totally different. Kudos for giving these characters their own story and not being predictable.
I really enjoyed the relationship these two shared. It was easy going and fun to read. They really were excellent for each other although it took them forever to realize and admit it to each other. But I still think the author timed it out well and kept the whole thing from being rushed. Again, kudos for doing that and making the story more believable.
Amazing romance, heart wrenching storyline, and some pretty fantastic characters...I was in love with this story. It was a wonderful coming of age story that I ended up inhaling in the end. Cannot wait to read more by this author. 5 Stars!!