I was asked by the author, Sabrina Quinn, to read an ARC of her newest book release Forever, For Always in turn for an honest review. After being so pleased with and loving her first book, Can't Love You More, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this one as well.
Quinn's sophomore release was nothing short of delightful, combining her tried-and-true romantic style, along with a little touch of mystery. I was very excited to see this author spread her wings a little bit and try something a little bit new while still staying true to her own writing style. Not a lot of authors are brave enough to do that or succeed in doing so. Kudos!
Forever, For Always is a story of young Adeline who must change her life, run from everything and everyone she knows, to keep herself and the last part of Dominic that she has, alive. Fast forward four years and Adeline now goes by the name Vada Bruno and lives far from everything she grew up knowing. She's changed her name, her hair, and moves around every couple of months to keep from being found. That is, until she meets Isaac.
Isaac is a Miami cop that can't resist Vada, despite her not-so-subtle lack of interest in him. He continues to wear her down while she works in the cafe, trying to get her to go out with him, trying to get to know her. Something about her is mysterious. Something about her reminds him of his own past.
I really enjoyed reading this sweet story about Vada slowing letting down her defenses and allowing herself to love and be loved again. She had a tough time and Quinn did a great job showing the conflicting emotions that Vada felt. Another thing I enjoyed about this book is how it was written with alternating time frames, going from past to present to help tell the entire story. It was written very well and was easy to follow.
I think it's safe to say that Miss Quinn is well on her way to establishing herself as a consistent and reliable writer who produces solid material that us readers love to dive in to!