Sunday, January 19, 2014

Blog Tour ~ Review & Giveaway ~ Forever and Almost Always by Amanda Bennett

Title: Forever and Almost Always
Author: Amanda Bennett
Release Day: January 12, 2014

What do you do when the one person you have always wanted, you can almost never have?

We found each other by chance and it was perfect, easy and everything I could have asked for. Our love was one for the books. When he moved next door, my entire world flipped upside down and inside out, but it was the best feeling I had ever experienced. Until the time came to choose between him and my family. I was young and in love, but in the end, I chose my family. I’ve regretted that decision since the day I made it. Now fate has given me a second chance with the one person I knew I
was always supposed to be with. But this time so much more was standing in our way. 

Can I choose him over the life I’ve come to know? 

Will he be able to forgive me and give us a second chance? Is true love really enough to conquer everything standing in our way?

Sometimes the hardest decisions in life, are the most liberating, I just hope that this time I made the right one.

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To be completely truthful I didn’t know what to think about this book after I read the prologue and then by 9% I was about to give up. I was tired of reading about how gorgeous these two were. But I just couldn’t stop reading. I thought I will read a little more I wanna know more. I knew there was chemistry and thought well when I get to that part it will be explosive, that is unless the author closes the door in my face. She didn’t close the door and the more I read the more I was hooked. By halfway through I was so glad I continued to read and kept on trucking till the end. The closer I got the more worried I was whether these two would get the HEA or I’d be left hanging on a cliff waiting for more.

It starts out twelve years ago when Dax moves in to his new apartment he is struck by the beauty of his neighbor at first sight he can’t take his eyes off her. He was borderline stalker. I really didn’t know what to think. But his obsession wasn’t on sided. Charlee was in the same boat with him. As their relationship built and the months flew by I kept waiting for the other show to drop and when that part comes that you know is unavoidable in books I read through tear filled eyes. 

Fast forward ten years. Dax and Charlee haven’t seen or spoken to one another in a decade but that’s about to change. They’ve both moved on with their lives to an extent but one phone call could change it all.

I was really rooting for Dax and Charlee and couldn’t wait to see how it would all turn out for them. There were things standing in their way of their happy ending.Can Charlee forgive Dax for what he did all those years ago? Can they find their forever together. 

Like I said I didn’t know how I felt about this book but something kept me intrigued enough to continue turning page and I’m really glad I did. I felt all the emotions right along with them. I really would like to read about Taylor and Trevor! 

4.5 Stars!!!


“I honestly, never thought you loved me that much. I always thought I loved you more.” It was literally killing me to talk to her about all of this. I knew deep down, it was a good thing, to get it all out in the open and be over it, but a part of me knew it would only make saying good bye, harder. “Honestly Charlee, I felt more strongly than I led on. It was hard for me when you left. I would love more than anything to see you, but if we were to meet up, it would literally wreck her. She knows the love I felt for you, and she feels like she will never be able to live up to that. And, I’m not sure that I could see you without having feelings get involved.”

Amanda currently lives in Utah with her many men (her husband, two little boys, and two dogs). She is an avid San Francisco 49ers and Dexter fan. In high school she developed a love for writing and storytelling, and in the past couple years has made it her passion as she just released her ninth book.

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