Monday, April 15, 2013

REVIEW: Waiting on Forever by Ashley Wilcox

The Forever Series, #2
This is a spin-off in the Forever Series. You do not need to have read book #1.
Parties, sororities and getting drunk.
Oh, yeah. And learning.
This may be true for most college students, but not for Leah Bennett.  College life for her includes studying, working, and excelling in school.  When it comes to the social ladder, Leah is at the bottom.  Popular girls, hot guys and star athletes are of no importance to her, except for one.
Matthew Jacobs.
Matt is the starting wide receiver at SUNY Cortland, the most wanted guy on campus and Leah’s best friend.  Although Leah’s feelings toward Matt run deeper than just a friendship, it is something she would never let be heard because the odds of someone like Matthew Jacobs going for someone like Leah Bennett are slim to none.
When Matt starts showing an interest in Leah that goes beyond friendship, she is dumbfounded and doesn’t believe it is possible – until one weekend that changes everything.
Will Matt and Leah’s popularity status get in the way of having a chance at a real relationship?
Or does status mean nothing when it comes to true love?

 (We received an ARC in exchange for an honest review)
Ah. What a sweet, sweet story. When I read the description, I expected to have to wait forever and watch a ton of sexual tension before we got to the part where everyone finally realizes that the feeling is mutual. That is not at all what I read, though! I loved it. A very sweet story with some fantastic plot points. There wasn’t a crazy amount of angst and drama, but that isn’t to say I wasn’t captivated the entire time. I definitely was!

Matt is such a sweet guy! There’s a lot more to this jock than what you initially think. He isn’t the typical egotistical jerk who uses every girl he sees. Without giving too much away, I will say that he is quite the opposite of that. I loved seeing how he treated Leah and pursued her without dominating her. And the way he talked to his friends about her was adorable as well. In the prologue and epilogue, we get a glimpse as to how Matt was thinking and feeling and it just made me fall a little more in love with him.

Leah – another great girl! She was definitely your typical quiet, nerdy type of girl, but man was she sassy! I loved that she could be sassy & stand up for herself without being a total snot! I loved how when she wanted information, she found a way to get it. And her inner dialogue had me laughing on more than one occasion! She is definitely a great female lead!

Overall – if you love a very cute, flirty, and fun romance – this is it! There is some steam to it, but the romance and flirtation is what is at the forefront. I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend!

Be sure to look for this one on release day - April 29th!

About the Author
Some may consider me a jack of all trades, but I consider myself well rounded. I’ve waitressed, styled hair, answered phones and, most recently, worked full time as mom to my two beautiful little boys.
Then there was this book… Everyone and their brother started talking about this book series titled Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James. I didn’t really pay attention to the craze at first, since I wasn’t a big reader- okay, I didn’t read at all. But curiosity got the best of me, so I downloaded it to my kindle.
I was immediately hooked. I read the whole series in three days.
Yes, three books in three days.
I kept finding all these great books that I HAD to read (just ask my credit card!).
Then I started hearing voices. Voices that turned into stories; stories that were begging to get out of my head.
I started writing them down on scraps of paper. Then I transferred them to my computer. Before I knew it, Planning on Forever was born. The voices in my head are still talking, so I’m still writing.

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