Title: Forever Red
Author: Carina Adams
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 10, 2015
Cover Design: Melchelle Designs
Not afraid to speak his mind or make a scene, Nathaniel Kelly has made a name for himself as country music’s ultimate bad boy. Covered in tattoos, singing songs about drugs, drinking and heartache, Nate acts more like an out of control rock star than the grandson of one of the genres most influential and legendary stars. Every man wants to be him. Every woman wants just one night with the hard-rocking country rebel. Except me. I just want to know that the boy I used to love is happy and that I didn’t break his heart in vain. That’s why I buy every magazine that even mentions his name; at least, that’s the story I tell myself. When my friends gave me a birthday present any fan would die for, I was suddenly face-to-face with the man I never thought I’d see again. My body wasn’t supposed to react to him the way it did. And, Nate sure as hell wasn’t supposed to look at me the way he used to. Can someone you loved as a teenager really have a hold on your heart twelve years later? Is it ever too late to say you’re sorry and make up for past wrongs? I’m about to find out.
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Excerpt“I told the reporter that I had a girlfriend. And just so we’re all on the same page, that’s you. You’re my girlfriend.” “Oh, really? Aren’t you supposed to ask me or something? I mean, if we’re going to act twelve, we should go all out.” “Baby girl, I’m Nate Kelly. You should just be on your knees, thanking God right now that you get to call yourself my girlfriend.” “I’m concerned about your lack of self-esteem. You really need to learn how to love yourself despite all your flaws.” “Okay, smartass. I’ve gotta go. I’ll call you later.” “Bye, boyfriend.” I laughed as I hung up, turning to find Rebel and Boone staring at me. “Girlfriend?” the latter choked out around a laugh. Charlie “Boone” Boone, could play anything with keys and the way he played the piano made people stop and listen. But he was an ass that would cling to whatever weakness he could find. “Did I just hear you say the word girlfriend?”
Review by Gia:I absolutely loved this book. It's told for the dual POVs of Nathaniel and Cecelia. It's also told in tow parts. Part One is Then, in this part we get to see Nathaniel and Cecelia in high school. Part Two is Now, which in the present day. I didn't have a favorite part because they both were wonderfully written that I never lost interest or had the urge to skip parts.
Nathaniel (he also goes by Neil and Nate) is a country boy who moves up north and meets Cecelia (she also goes by Lia and Cece) in high school. I loved reading how they meet and how they relationship moved from friends to much more.
Cecelia is a great character. She has good intention most of the time but things don't always turn out good. Cecelia leaves and doesn't keep in contact with Nathaniel. He becomes a big country music star. He's still down and earth and a great guy. Their paths cross again years later. There is still chemistry between them. They have a past that they have to deal with. There are also things that have happened while they were apart. They have a lot of things to deal with before they can finally have their happy ever after.
Cecelia spends the summer on tour with Nathaniel and his band. His band mates are super funny. I loved Mike too. Mike is a friend of both Nathaniel and Cecelia. He has a few secrets. The Epilogue is in Mike POV and it definitely holds some surprises. I do hope Mike gets his own book.
Forever Red is a great story. It has happy, sad, and funny times in it. This was my first book I read by Carina Adams and it won't be my last.
5 Amazeballs Stars!!!
About The Author
Carina Adams has been writing and creating characters for as long as she can remember, allowing her to fall in love with the next man of her dreams with every new story. Thankfully, fate stepped in and granted her the ultimate wish - a life full of men. Carina lives in a picturesque New England town with her husband, the one man that ruined the thought of all others, and two amazing sons that always keep her on her toes. When she isn’t trying to juggle being a working mom with karate and football practices, surprising her children with her sci-fi movie knowledge, or writing, you can find her with her nose pressed against her kindle in search of her new favorite vampire story, training for a 5k, or laughing with friends. Carina loves to hear feedback from her readers. You can email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org