"Our baby died on prom night, and nothing was ever the same again."
Corabelle doesn’t feel like any of the other college girls. On what should have been one of the happiest nights of her life, she and her boyfriend Gavin watched a nurse disconnect the ventilator from their seven-day-old baby. During the funeral two days later, Gavin walked out and never returned.
Since then, her life has been a spiral of disasters. The only thing that has helped is her ability to black out whenever the pain gets too hard to bear, a habit that has become an addiction.
When Gavin shows up in her astronomy class four years later, he is hell-bent on getting her
back, insisting she forgive him. Corabelle knows she can’t resist the touch that fills the empty ache that has haunted her since he left. But if he learns what she has done, if he follows the trail back through her past, her secrets will destroy their love completely. And once again, she’ll lose the only person who always believed she was innocent.
New Adult Contemporary Romance
This was one of the best new adult romances I've read in a while, and I was happy to see that Deanna Roy touched on several issues that I have yet to read about in the NA genre. It's always nice to something new and fresh.
Corabelle and Gavin go through something no couple should ever have to experience. Due to their loss, they both have their own inner demons they're struggling with. They handle their problems in completely opposite ways from one another, and yet they're going through the same thing. This sameness is ultimately what brings them back together, but it is possible for them to get past the things they've been through? To find out, you'll have to read the book. ;-)
This book had me teary-eyed at times and on the edge of my seat at others. I couldn't put it down, and one of the things I loved most about this book is that everything isn't resolved by the end of the story. I appreciate this realism, since the types of inner battles these two characters face don't go away overnight. I look forward to the sequel.
The book's official release date is October 1st, 2013, but Deanna Roy has a giveaway for a $50 gift card & a butterfly USB necklace, which is preloaded with the ebook file for Forever Innocent. Enter here.
Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.