Today, I’m hosting author Tiffany Patterson’s latest release My Forever, book three in the Townsends of Texas, a contemporary romance. Be sure to read my review. And don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.
I was only eighteen years old when I thought I had found my happily ever after.
Blurb: After the tragic death of my mother, I married the love of my life, Ace Townsend.
Yes, we were young and idealistic, but we had it all figured out. He was going to be a fighter pilot in the Air Force. I would go to medical school to become a doctor for people who couldn’t afford healthcare. People like my mother.
But, like everything else in my life, that dream fell apart when I realized Ace was better off without me.
So I left.
Sixteen years later, I’m forced to return to Harlington, Texas. Not for my sake, but to save the one person in my life who matters to me the most.
Even if it means confronting my estranged husband and abiding by his stipulation to move in with him temporarily. If that’s what it takes for him to sign the divorce papers so that I can receive my inheritance and save an innocent life, I’ll do it.
I just have to keep my heart locked away for the next six months.
That’s proving to be easier said than done.
My Forever is an interracial romance (BWWM) and is book three in the Townsends of Texas series. This book contains mature, steamy love scenes. Happily Ever After is guaranteed.
When I read the blurb, I signed up to host the tour, because I am a sucker for second chance romance. I haven’t read any other books in the series so this was new to me.
I must say I really liked Savannah. She had a lot stacked against her with a tragic loss before she married Ace, the tragic loss while married to Ace, and the people who were against her. I really felt for Savannah. That’s a lot to take on for a new adult. From the start, I was cheering for her.
As for Ace, I felt for him, too. To be left that way without an explanation, I could very well understand his heartbreak, even his anger and resentment. Some people have a hard time moving on after being dealt such a blow, especially after not one but two losses. I won’t give away what the other loss is, or I’ll spoil the novel for others. But based on that one loss, I’d say I could see why he struck such a bargain with Savannah when she returned many years later.
I must say these two had a lot of baggage, and I was anticipating how they’d clear the wreckage to get a HEA. I mean, Ace was extremely mistrustful, almost until the end of the novel. As for Savannah, she was hiding a lot of secrets.
The progression of their relationship started off hot, too hot (since I’m a reader who prefers the build up), but then settled in to what their bargain was about. This was nicely done—the way they began slowly getting to know each other once again after so many years apart. I especially enjoyed one particular character who was just what Savannah needed to chink away at the ice around Ace’s heart. I won’t say who this character is, but this person was a pleasure to have on board.
There is also suspense added to the plot that really ramps up the tension. Nicely done. I kept wondering how Savannah was going to get out of that predicament, especially since the villain was a very powerful man.
The author does use an awful lot of flashbacks, though. Some readers enjoy them, but I’m one of those readers who prefers author to stay in the here and now. I found the flashbacks slowed the pacing and kind of threw me out of the novel now and then.
As for the climax, I will say I was a bit apprehensive when a character makes themselves judge and jury, instead of informing the authorities. And there is a slight cliff-hanger because something wasn’t wrapped up. Instead, a cousin stepped in to take care of what was threatening Savannah the most, and that disappointed me.
Still, My Forever is an enjoyable read. The hero and heroine have great chemistry. The secondary cast are very real and quite likable. The author is a skilled and excellent writer. If you enjoy reading series’, I’d recommend the book, because it sounds like a great addition to the Townsends of Texas. But if you’re looking for a standalone, there is one plot point that isn’t wrapped up.
I have always been fascinated by storytelling, books, and reading. After years of diving in between the pages of one romance book after another, I decided to try my hand at writing. I haven’t looked back since. I enjoy bringing my readers stories of hope, perseverance, and most importantly, love.
When I’m not writing you can find me enjoying time with friends, hiking, or daydreaming about my next novel.
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