Great writing style The author had you under the character s spell from the very first page It is a cliff hanger at the end so plan on purchasing the sequel before you finish the first It was a page turner and the story kept me excited and interested from start to finish You will really fall in love with the characters and leave you wanting highly recommend.
What Would You Do If Your First Love Suddenly Walked Back Into Your Life This Is A Question Alexa Moore Finds Herself Asking The Moment She Comes Face To Face With Her Childhood Sweetheart, Nearly Fifteen Years After His Mysterious DisappearanceCarter Storm Is A Thirteen Year Old Precocious Child Actor Awaiting His Big Break In The Entertainment Industry Alexa Moore Is Just A Regular Teenager Seeking Acceptance From Her Peers With Heartbreak And Humor, These Two Friends Expose A World Of Secrets And Learn To Survive In The Face Of Life S Contradictions When Carter S Dark Life Suddenly Unveils Before Alexa S Eyes, She Witnesses Her Best Friend Be Beat Down Mercilessly By His Stage Mother S Antics And The Truth About His Father Is Exposed After He S Accused Of Domestic Abuse Its Alexa S Strong Will And Determination That Helps Carter Pull Through His Darkest Hours The Two Are Bonded By A Love That Only Deepens As They Grow However, The Closer They Get, The Carter S Mother Will Do What She Can To Keep Her Son From Being Distracted, Going As Far As Trying To Rip Their Friendship Apart The Two Are Forced Keep Their Childhood Romance Hidden From Prying Eyes Then, Alexa S World Shatters The Day She Comes Home And Discovers Carter S Family Packed Up And Gone Without A WordFifteen Years Later Carter Storm Resurfaces As A Grammy Award Winner While He S Living Life In The Hollywood Fast Lane, Alexa Struggles To Keep It Together After Her Parents Are Killed Simultaneously In Two Very Tragic Accidents Just When All Seems Lost, Alexa Is Sent To Las Vegas For A Job That Requires Her To Do Celebrity Makeup It Is Here She Unexpectedly Reunites With The Boy She Never Stopped Loving Carter Storm When An Inexplicable Attraction Leads To A Shocking Betrayal, Alexa Faces The Hardest Question Of Her Heart When Does Love Cross The Line Of Moral Obligation And How Far Will She Go To Hold On To Her Past Above All, This Is A Story About Friendship Its Risks, Twists, Turns And Complications And How It Weathers The Challenges Of Love, And Most Of All, Growing Up Ugh where do I even begin What I liked was the easy writing style, it pulled me in right away.
I really liked the childhood flashbacks They were the best part of the book But unfortunately I really really disliked pretty much all of the characters I think Ruth Alexa s best friend was the only good one Alexa geez she was a hot mess.
I loved her when she was a kid and even a rebellious teen But as a twenty something year old she was just annoying, selfish and a complete liar and I just couldn t stand her Scott Alexa s husband was sweet but it felt like he took on of a parental role with her He also seemed like he had no back bone I mean come on You can see something isn t right But noooooooo he just did the ostrich thing and buried his head in the sand Oh and lets not forget good old Carter Aiden Who didn t seem to really carry a torch for Alexa the way she did for him Why didn t when he was eighteen look for her Why did if he loved her never even tried to find her Why because he just didnt care I mean come on he wasn t at all concerned about her being seen with him She told him she was worried and what did he do He took her out in public and said to take it or leave it What But apparently she is so addicted that she just doesn t care who she hurts if they are seen together Lets not forget that she has a husband at home Aiden is selfish and self centered and really no one matters as much as himself Yeah yeah I get it he had a crappy childhood but man I wanted to like him and just couldn t By the end of the book I just didn t care any what happened to any of them.
This book, no this series just didn t work out for me I wish it did because the author has a really nice writing style and I liked the way she drew you into the story Would I read something else by her other than this series Yes of course.
Forever Blue is a superb debut Romance Contemporary novel In the beginning, your attention is very quickly grabbed and draws you into the story without any hesitation, and once you begin reading, you ll have trouble putting this book down until you have reached the very last page.
This is another favorite being added to my list Throughout the book, Alexa is a character that many can relate to, and even the other character s as well, but there was insight into her world, and quite often I found myself feeling for Alexa and what she was going through There were even times when I found myself agreeing with Alexa, like in a part of the book when Scott starts calling her kid I enjoyed the writing style and reading in main character s POV, but also getting a glimpse into Carter s world while being away for so many years up until they finally meet again.
This book has a terrific balance of romance, humor, and realistic events that others can relate to, and it s great read I will be recommending this book to those who love this type of genre, and suggest that people purchase the conclusion Forever Blue New Tears to Cry, Old Songs to Sing as well because you ll be left with a cliffhanger by the end of Forever Blue I will be purchasing the conclusion as soon as I possibly can, and look forward to reading of Jennifer Edlund s novels.
I received a copy of Forever Blue by Jennifer Edlund through the Goodreads Giveaway Contest.
This is the first book in a two book series.
What would you do if your first love sweetheart came back into your life after many years had passed I found myself remembering my own I still remember his namebut I never saw him again I still to this day wonder what happened to him.
This well written book will appeal to all agesfor those that have ever loved.
What a precious memory that Jennifer allowed us to experience.
This book allows us to relive those past memories,their struggles and hardships as they make their path in the world.
Carter Storm is a thirteen year old child actor awaiting his big break in the entertainment industry Alexa Moore is a loner seeking acceptance from her peers These two people come together and become friends The two are bonded by a love that only deepens as they grow However, Carter s mother is a bitch and will do what she can to keep her son on the right pathto riches through a break in the entertainment industry.
Then, Alexa s world shatters the day she comes home and discovers Carter s family packed up and gone without a word.
Fifteen years later Carter Storm resurfaces as a Grammy award winner, a record deal But we know that it is meant to be for them to meet again one day.
But is it the right time Very unexpected ending.
A very emotional read.
This book crammed so many issues in one book, love lost, consequences, betrayal, moving on and facing difficulties on your own Reuniting with that first love, Alexa is drawn to the passion of that true love She then moves along on a journey that starts with a night of passion and creates ties that bind her forever with Carter Storm her long lost boy next door, who just happens to be a successful rock star Only problem, she happens to be married to Scott Logan, a true heart who loves Alexa with all he s got A story of wrong choices that detour your life and force you to fix it Some predictability but overall a solid read.
This one Had me on edge I feel bad reading it LOL coz I felt like I was the one cheating But honestly It s a surprise, it may have it s cliche s but in a different twist and turn Unravelling and I can t wait to read the second bookThank you Ms Edlund
read reviews on my blog Like me on FacebookI am such a sucker for stories about falling in love with the boy next door and living happily ever after Forever Blue by Jennifer Edlund is ALMOST just that Alexa is 12 years old and is dreading another boring summer sitting at home with no friends The first day of summer brings change when Carter Storm moves in across the street from Alexa The two become best friends almost instantly and have a very cute and innocent child love affair you can call it but very innocent Carter has a stage mom who is very demanding trying to make him a big star and is just cruel to everyone and wants Carter to stay away from her and focus on his career Alexa s only friend is Carter and the two really start to depend on each other and need each other in many ways.
Carter s big break comes along two years later when they are now 14 years old Carter s mother moves their family away and Alexa was never able to get to say her goodbye to him and was left heartbroken Alexa and Carter never speak again Carter becomes a big famous star and Alexa has been living a life of heartache and loss.
Now as adults in their mid late twenties Alexa is married to Scotty, a wonderful man and Carter Storm is now Aiden Storm and has taken a turn to the worse with his stardom, living the typical Hollywood life or partying, drinking, and drugs The two see each other for the first time in 13 years and it only complicates Alexa s life.
I thought this book was so original and unique I loved that the book went back and forth between present time and the past, doing so made me understand the relationship Carter and Alexa had together and why it affected her so deeply I adored reading about all the cute stories of the two as kids and how cute their relationship was, especially their first date So adorable Alexa had to deal with a lot of loss early in life and I always felt Alexa was holding onto Carter to hold onto her childhood then actually Carter himself Carter, or should I say Aiden as an adult was a total mess, I don t see why any women would want him over Scotty, the perfect husband The book mainly focuses on Alexa and her life It ends on a major cliff hanger and will make you run to read the sequel, I sure did I just had to know if Alexa was really going to ruin her life for Carter Aiden The idea of falling back in love with your first childhood love is sweet but I think there is to the story than that Alexa is a deep character with emotional issues, understandably after losing her family and why she is holding onto Carter so tightly after 13 years of being apart It s important the reader understands the characters and make the story even real.
I give Forever Blue 4 stars It kept me on my toes and left me wanting I had zero expatiations when I got this book It was free on , so I downloaded it If it s free it s for me I decided to go hide in my room and mentally prepare myself for Thanksgiving with the in laws when I started reading it I was shocked at how much I liked it from the beginning I thought this story was simple Girl and Boy meet when they are kids, become best friends, loose each other, then reunite and live HEA SO not the case The story starts in a therapy session with Alexa, our heroin victim She is retelling the story of her life thus far to her new therapist about how she is unable to move on after losing the boy she loved since she was 12I met the most amazing boy when I was a young girl, and believe it or not, I fell in love with him at twelve years old Alexa is a very sweet na ve girl She has loving parents and lives in a quiet neighborhood Alone in school since she s no longer accepted by her friends, she finally meets Carter Storm, the cute new boy that moved in across the street Now Alexa finally has a best friend that she has been so desperate to have The two become inseparable Her life then follows a series of unfortunate events and I just felt so sorry for this girl.
Carter is the boy next door Actually, he s the new boy across the street As an up and coming actor singer, his childhood is consisted of auditions and rehearsals Managed by his mega bitch stage mom, Mary, he isn t allowed much of a social life Mary is threatened by Alexa s friendship with her son and she tries to cut Alexa out of his life Eventually, she does for good or so she thought The way this boy was treated by his mother was so sad and disturbing.
Alexa eventually lost Carter He was her best friend and she would never get over it Thirteen years later, a married Alexa runs into Carter aka pop sensation Aidan Storm He is no longer the boy she remembered, he s completely morphed into Aidan Storm and not in a good way Alexa sees this and doesn t want to believe it All she knows is she can t lose him again and she s willing to risk everything.
The story is written in Alexa s POV There are flash backs between past and present We also get a glimpse of what is going on in Carter Aidan s world in a 3rd person point of view I didn t find it confusing at all It actually helped break up some of the turmoil that was making me want to throw my kindle across the room.
I really liked this book It will definitely get a reaction out of you Good and bad I like books that keep me guess and give me my, WTF moments I think any fans of Avoiding Commitment Avoiding Responsibility will like this There is a sequel to this book Forever Blue New Tears to Cry, Old Songs to Sing