Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Review: Forever by Mary A. Wasowski

Buy-book-from-Amazon-buttonreviewI've been sitting here stewing on what to rate or even how to write this review. Why don't I start by ripping the band-aid off quickly and go straight to what I didn't like. Okay, so you have this love story about a girl who moves to NYC to continue her education. She meets Walker Reed and they begin their whirlwind romance. Therein lies the problem. Their journey to love feels rushed. It kinda fast-forwarded a few weeks and they were already in a relationship, almost inseparable. I didn't *feel* the love quite yet. It was Walker's actions as the book went on that made me feel that bond between him and Reese. I want to share with you one of the moments that made me a believer. This is a small excerpt from the book and it had me in tears.
"When I look at you, this is what I see. I see you walking down the aisle in a beautiful, white dress designed by Freddy, and escorted by your grandfather. You’ll look so beautiful that I can hardly breathe. I see you holding our newborn son or daughter in your arms. I kiss your lips, and whisper thank you for making me the happiest man in the world. II see you and our children by my side when I cut the ribbon to the new building that I have designed. I see us growing old together, Reese. We will enjoy the family that we created. We will welcome our grandchildren into the world. Forever, baby…I only see forever when I look at you."

And there I go crying again. I was a goner from then on. I knew the plot twist was coming. I could feel it in my bones and I didn't want it to come. I wanted to stay in this land of bliss. Then it hit....and it sucked. Reese and Walker were betrayed by someone that's supposed to love you unconditionally. So what do you do when you've been dealt a bad hand? You move on. This cut deeper than I could have ever imagined. I began to accept it. He deserves to be happy right? I don't feel any hatred towards Walker. I sympathize with him.  Just when I came to terms with it and was happy for him my heart was blown to smithereens. I know it needed to happen but my heart is breaking for all of them. I've never read a book that brought in such strong emotions. Even now, the day after finishing the book, I'm still crying writing this. It's not fair! Thankfully book two is right around the corner. I don't think I can wait very long to read the second installment. Please do yourself a favor and read this book.


Mary Wasowski is the queen of mastering many tasks. I call New Jersey my home where I share my life with my husband, and our three amazing sons. Writing was my way of expressing my words that sometimes I couldn't say. My journals were filled with the rants of a teenager finding her way, and eventually they turned into poems, and short stories. Joining the indie community of so many talented writers has been a wonderful experience. I am so thankful for all of the love and support I have received.

Life can take you down many different roads, but I truly believe this is where I am supposed to be now. I want to inspire my boys to never give up on your dreams. I never did, and here I am. I am officially an Author.

Write what you love. Love what you write. Believe in your story. You have many chapters to write on your journey...