Forever Loved by Deanna Roy
SPOILER ALERT! Don't even read the summary of this one if you think you'll remember and you haven't read the first.
The much-anticipated sequel to the Top 10 bestselling new adult romance Forever Innocent.
“How do I tell the woman I love that I fathered a son with a prostitute?”
After four long years of separation, Gavin has finally reunited with his childhood love Corabelle. She’s forgiven him for leaving her during the funeral of their seven-day-old baby, and also for where he ended up — in Mexico to get a vasectomy.
But a message from Rosa, a prostitute he met the day of his surgery, brings his life to a crashing halt. She claims Gavin has fathered a son, now three years old and living with her cousin in Ensenada. He doesn’t know if he can trust Rosa, who never mentioned the boy before, or if his delicate reconciliation with Corabelle can withstand the shock if it is true.
Corabelle believes their future together is the right thing despite their past. But when she learns of this other child, the one thing she lost long ago and might never have again with Gavin, Corabelle’s faith that her life will ever follow her old dream is shattered. To make things right for Gavin and his son, she just might have to let go of the only person she always believed would be her forever love.
Forever Loved is the heart-wrenching conclusion to Gavin and Corabelle's passionate story.
Publishes in US: January 10th 2014 by Casey Shay Press
Genre: NA contemp
Series? Yes. The Forever Series #2
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Wow, did this one take me by surprise. I was contacted by the publicist with a review copy since they'd seen my review where I loved Forever Innocent. I was excited to see where Corabelle and Gavin would end up since they have a powerful love, but also some very tough things in their past, and I was nervous to see what would come up from secrets, pain and uncertainty of their pasts.
I still love Corabelle's character. Sure, she deludes herself some, but don't we all. We want to be over the pains of our past and never really admit that we still struggle with some of those issues daily. But despite her battle against herself, she is still strong and smart.
Gavin too is emotional, but of course since he is a guy, he hides it most of the time. He is living with a lot of regrets, especially in regards to his behavior after Finn died.
Corabelle and Gavin still have that irresistable spark of chemistry between them, and their feelings are true even if they are pushed to the limits of testing when something unexpected comes up from their past.
The theme from the first book of getting second chances is definitely pushed to the limits in this one, and we get to see Corabelle's parents in this one, and her dad most def does not even want to give out that second chance, and even though they are annoying at times, I totally get that they just don't want their little girl to get her hopes up again.
I love also the friendship in this one. Jenny is still around and Corabelle gets closer to Jenny, who I really admire and like. I also just found out is going to have her own book and I can't wait to read it.
The ending, well the epilogue, wrapped everything up really well, and I like the choices made and I feel like they are really seeing the hope that everything can be okay for them despite all they went through.
My question to you, my lovely readers:
Could you accept it if your significant other was parent to a child with someone besides yourself?