GIVING YOU FOREVER
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?
Guest Review by Chelly
After being together for a year, Nolan Pratt and Alexa Arnold are engaged. 3 Years later, the wedding is being planned, Nolan is opening his own gym, Alexa is still in school, and everything seems perfect…for a while anyway. Nolan starts spending more and more time away from home and Alexa feels she is being left behind to care for all of the wedding planning herself. Nolan has a past that he fears will send Alexa running for the hills. When it catches up to him, can their love survive? Can Alexa prove to Nolan that he is exactly what she deserves, that he is worthy of her love?
This book starts out with a bang (quite literally) and does’t stop throughout the entire story…it is definitely NOT lacking in hot, steamy sex, but it isn’t over done. Nolan is the sweetest boyfriend a girl could ask for…almost too sweet at some points, but also fun with a vulgar mouth (especially in public!). At times, Alexa came across as whiny to me, she has this super sweet guy who bends over backwards to make her happy, yet she gets hurt and questions their relationship when he doesn’t devote every second of his life to her. She needs to realize it’s time to grow up, opening a new business would take up anybody’s time and she can’t realistically expect him to be sitting at home waiting for her all of the time. Sometimes I wanted Nolan to tell her exactly that – GROW UP! – but being the sweet guy that he is, he does everything he can to make her happy.
I give this story 3.5 stars because even though it is a really sweet love story that I enjoyed, it almost seemed too easy at times. Alexa acted like a pouty kid sometimes, not a 22-year-old adult, and when Nolan’s past catches up with them, the resolution seemed too easy and rushed through. They actually do have some real life struggles to get through, and all in all, it was an easy, light read that brought tears to my eyes, and I loved the author’s writing style and the dual POVs
About the Author
Some may consider me a jack of all trades, but I consider myself well rounded.
I’ve waitressed, styled hair, answered phones and, most recently, worked full time as mom to my two beautiful little boys.
Then there was this book… Everyone and their brother started talking about this book series titled Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James. I didn’t really pay attention to the craze at first, since I wasn’t a big reader- okay, I didn’t read at all. But curiosity got the best of me, so I downloaded it to my kindle.
I was immediately hooked. I read the whole series in three days. Yes, three books in three days.
I kept finding all these great books that I HAD to read (just ask my credit card!).
Then I started hearing voices. Voices that turned into stories; stories that were begging to get out of my head.
I started writing them down on scraps of paper. Then I transferred them to my computer. Before I knew it, Planning on Forever was born.
The voices in my head are still talking, so I’m still writing.
Title: Giving You Forever – ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) Reviewer received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. The copy is not a finished copy on sale.
uthor: Ashley Wilcox
Release date: June 19, 2013
Age Group: Mature Adult