Review ~ Giving You Forever (The Forever Series #4) by Ashley Wilcox

Title: Giving You Forever (The Forever Series #4) 
Author: Ashley Wilcox
Published: June 19th 2013
Pages: Approx. 296
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Erotica
Source: Review copy
My Rating: 3 / 5 stars

* Due to sexual situations, I recommend this book to readers 18+ *


~ Synopsis ~

From the moment Nolan Pratt walked into Alexa Arnold's life everything was forever changed. After a year of dating, the ring was on her finger, the house was purchased, and life was heading down Pleasantville lane. Everything was perfect. 

Or so they thought.

With help from his parent's inheritance, Nolan takes on a new business adventure, utilizing all his free time. What was once their life - carefree with minimal responsibilities, is no more. When Alexa starts to feel the pressure from school, wedding planning, and lack of help from Nolan, exhaustion kicks in and feelings get hurt, testing the strength of their relationship. But, if there is one thing that Nolan will never compromise, it's Alexa's happiness. There's nothing Nolan Pratt won't do to make sure Alexa is well taken care of, loved, and happy.

When Nolan's past resurfaces - a past that Alexa didn't know existed - will it all be too much? Will Nolan's devotion to Alexa's happiness cost him their relationship and lose him the only thing that has ever mattered in his life? Or will Nolan discover that his past doesn't determine his future and he is worth the happiness he doesn't think he deserves? 

~ My Thoughts ~ 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was the first book I've read in this series, and while it can be read as a standalone, I might have have liked Nolan more if I had read the previous books. I didn't end up liking him, though, and was close to wishing Alexa would find someone more worthy of her. They're written as being perfect for each other, but Nolan has an ugly temper and can be rude. I wouldn't be as understanding as Alexa if my fiance was downright rude to people while we were out in public together. Not to mention the way he treated her friend.

While the issues they faced in their relationship were completely realistic, I had a hard time buying that after three years they were still going at it like rabbits. Don't get me wrong - the sex scenes were smoking hot - but it seemed like every two seconds they were ripping each other's clothes off. I was worn out, and I was just reading the book!!

With the stress of Nolan starting up his own business and Alexa finishing college all while planning a wedding, Nolan's past rears its ugly head and throws more stress at them to deal with. The way Nolan dealt with his problems towards the end of the book just made me not like him even more. His reaction caught me off guard, and I thought Alexa deserved better from him after all they had been through.

I did enjoy the author's writing style, I loved Alexa, and like I said earlier, the love scenes were hot! I loved the way Alexa fit in so well with Nolan's family, and there were twists in the story I didn't see coming. I plan on reading the other books in this series. I'm interested to see how Nolan and Alexa's relationship began and what it was like back then.

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~ About the Author ~ 

Through my addiction for reading, I've discovered my passion for writing. I'm a hopeless romantic, and love reading and writing about it. 

~Read to love, and love to read~

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