Some of you may remember when I reviewed Forever Innocent, a new adult romance by Deanna Roy. Well, I got a chance to read the second book in the series, Forever Loved. Here's the summary and my review.
“How do I tell the woman I love that I fathered a son with a prostitute?”
After four long years of separation, Gavin has finally reunited with his childhood love Corabelle. She’s forgiven him for leaving her during the funeral of their seven-day-old baby, and also for where he ended up — in Mexico to get a vasectomy.
But a message from Rosa, a prostitute he met the day of his surgery, brings his life to a crashing halt. She claims Gavin has fathered a son, now three years old and living with her cousin in Ensenada. He doesn’t know if he can trust Rosa, who never mentioned the boy before, or if his delicate reconciliation with Corabelle can withstand the shock if it is true.
Corabelle believes their future together is the right thing despite their past. But when she learns of this other child, the one thing she lost long ago and might never have again with Gavin, Corabelle’s faith that her life will ever follow her old dream is shattered. To make things right for Gavin and his son, she just might have to let go of the only person she always believed would be her forever love.
Wow is all I can say after finishing this book. Deanna Roy took this plot to places where I never would have expected her to go, and I’m so glad she did. The thing I love the most about this series, in general, is that it’s so realistic. Relationships aren’t perfect. People’s lives aren’t perfect. Happy endings don’t happen as easily as we would all like them to; there are always
bumps along the way. There were times throughout this whole series where I
thought that Gavin was a jerk and I wondered how Corabelle could still be with him, but I think that what it really comes down to is that they were meant to be. That’s why they found each other again by coincidence.
I didn’t cry nearly as much with this book as I did with thefirst (so yay for a less sad read), but I definitely needed tissues when I read the epilogue. And it wasn’t that the epilogue was sad; it was just so bittersweet.
The ending of the book doesn't feel complete to me, so I'm excited that we will get to see Gavin and Corabelle again in a third book that focuses primarily on Tina called Forever Sheltered.
If you love New Adult romances, I highly, highly recommend this series. It is awesome.
Note: An ARC was provided to me by the author in exchange for an