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She’s all I could ever want…
I have a reputation around school. Cold. Untouchable. Unfeeling. Only one girl could ever make me want to change and that’s Amanda Winters. Too bad I broke her heart and drove her away.
So to get through the rest of my days in high school, I tell myself I need to focus on more important things. Like taking our football team to championships. Get accepted to the college of my choice. And finish my senior year without wanting to run away from my problems.
But your problems chase after you no matter where you go. And it’s a lot harder when you fight them alone. The longer I go without Amanda, the more I miss her. Her smile. Her laughter. The things she said. How she looked at me like I was the only person who mattered. The way she made me feel…
Why can’t I have everything, including the girl? I’m determined to make things right. And make Amanda mine…
I have been on #TeamTuttle ever since reading the first book in this series so I was excited to get started on this story. I was eager to discover how Amanda and Tuttle's relationship would play out. I was also looking forward to discovering more about Tuttle. He had been so secretive and closed off about his life and he was obviously struggling so I was hoping that this book would give me the answers to all of Jordan Tuttle's problems.
"I can't think of anyone else. Just Amanda."
From the very start of "Forever", I was plunged straight back into the angsty world of teenage hormones. I was immediately gripped by what was happening with Amanda, Tuttle and their friends and I felt as though I was watching some high school drama on TV. I was mostly interested in what was happening between Amanda and Tuttle and I never stopped rooting for them during the course of the story. Whilst watching the couple's story play out, I found myself feeling sorry for Tuttle and I was willing Amanda to give him a chance. Amanda wasn't going to make it easy for Tuttle and I knew that it was a good thing that she was no pushover, however I'm so much of a softie, especially when it came to Jordan Tuttle. I have always believed that Tuttle's heart was in the right place and it was clear to see that he had it bad for Amanda. More than anything, I just wanted the pair back together again.
"I don't want to live my life without you in it."
As well as Tuttle and Amanda, this story saw the development of a few new couples. The love lives of these characters piqued my interest, so I would love to read more about them as well as more from Amanda and Tuttle. I want to know how their relationship progresses through their college years and they become adults. Amanda and Tuttle made such a gorgeous couple that it would be a shame to leave their story with this book.
"I just want to melt into him.
Hold on to him and never let go."
Amanda and Tuttle's book was everything that I wanted. It was full of sweetness and swoons and had an ending that made me sigh. I was more than happy with how Monica Murphy delivered this story.
"Forever" gets 4.5 hearts from me.
I’m walking through the senior parking lot when I spot Jordan standing near his black Range Rover, leaning against its side. He’s wearing a white Henley shirt, his arms crossed and his biceps bulging beneath the long sleeves. The breeze ruffles his dark hair across his forehead and he stares off into the distance, every inch the troubled, broody boy that he is.
He looks so freaking good, I’m momentarily distracted by him. I stop and stare, my lips parted, my breath becoming shallow. It’s still hard for me to believe that this guy, this gorgeous, sweet, annoying, smart, strong, wonderful, awful boy likes me. That he might even care about me.
“Hey.” His deep baritone knocks me from my daze, and I head over, stopping just in front of him. “Where’s Livvy?”
“She made last minute plans. With someone else.” I don’t say anything else. Livvy’s secret isn’t mine to tell, and I’m afraid if I start talking about it, I’ll get really pissed. So I leave it alone. “Guess I don’t need to drive your car after all, but thank you for offering. I sense it was huge deal.”
“It is,” he agrees, tipping his head toward me. “But you’re worth it.”
Oh. He says things like that and I’m left speechless.
“You don’t have any plans?”
“No.” I shake my head, feeling tongue-tied.
Jordan grabs my hand, lacing our fingers and giving them a squeeze. “Then let’s go to lunch together.”
“Don’t you want to stay here?” He usually does. He’s always out at the quad, holding court over his loyal subjects. I used to sit out there with him, with all of them, just basking in his presence. But once we had the so-called breakup of our so-called relationship, I stopped going. One, because I couldn’t stand to be near him knowing he wasn’t mine anymore. Besides, most everyone who would hang out with Tuttle is annoying. Frustrating. Awful.
All of the above.
“No, not if I can sneak off campus somewhere with you.” He tugs me closer, his expression serious, his voice low. “Let me treat you to lunch, Amanda.”
When he talks to me like that, looks at me like that, I tend to give in easily.
“Okay,” I say softly, a jolt pulsing through me when he runs his thumb over the top of my hand. Sometimes the simplest touch has the most devastating effect.
About the Author:
Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.
She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she's not writing, she's reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She's a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.
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