Wednesday, 2 August 2017

♕ KAT'S REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ FOREVER HEARTS BY C.J. MARTIN

FOREVER HEARTS BY C.J. MARTIN
TITLE:  FOREVER HEARTS 
AUTHOR: C.J. Martin
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: August 03rd, 2017

Best friends aren’t meant to fall in love with each other…

From the time I was five, Jesse Collins was my world. He was my partner in crime. My best friend. My confidant.

We were inseparable. Soul mates. Forever hearts. But all that changed when he took on a new role. Lover.

He told me to trust. To have faith. To believe in our love.

And I did.

But we all eat lies when the heart is hungry. And mine was damn hungry for Jesse Collins. I couldn't stop myself from falling for him, even if I wanted to.

This is our story. The good. The bad. The heartbreaking.

But in the end, will the thread that binds us together be strong enough to weather the storm?
I used to think so, but now I’m not quite as sure…


Forever Hearts is a standalone friends to lovers new adult romance. If you like sexy and sweet, hot and handsome, mixed with a whole lot of spice, then you’ll love this steamy romance by best-selling author CJ Martín. 

Buy Forever Hearts and fall in love with your next book boyfriend today!
CJ Martín lives in Pennsylvania with her wonderful husband and her adorable (sometimes infuriating) dog, Albert. She is an avid reader and has been known to spend her days ignoring her responsibilities while engrossed in a good book. She enjoys traveling and yoga. 
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FOREVER HEARTS: Is a new standalone coming of age, friends to lovers story by C.J. Martin. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ 

I will always have your back, Ry. You’re my heart. Forever and always. 

In the ‘Prologue’ we’re introduced to Riley at a time where she should be at her happiest in life but that niggling scream in her mind screams that it isn’t Jesse. But to understand this comment we have to go back, back to where it all began and this story begins when a young Jesse aged five escapes his backyard and meets Riley and a friendship is formed over a sandcastle they built for a beautiful princess. 

When they are seventeen year old seniors in high school is where things slowly start to change in their friendship. Lines become blurred. 

A lesson on how to kiss is shared with her best friend, a kiss that changed how Jesse looked at her, subsequently from this point onwards Jesse struggles with his feelings for Riley, if it was up to him he’d be out of the friends zone and into something more. But he knows deep down that Riley only sees him as a friend a brother and nothing more. 

Our kiss, just another dot, another blip in the history of us that will be packed and filed away with all the other memories that bind our lives together. I couldn’t have known years later that I’d look back on this day and wonder and ask myself time and time again: How could I have been so blind? - Riley 

A friendship which grew and blossomed throughout the years, inseparable from youngsters to teenagers to adulthood their unique friendship stood the test of time. A friendship in jeopardy when they do take the leap into seeing if they could make it as a couple, this is where time stood still, I raced through the pages like a crack whore, seconds, minutes, hours fled by as I lapped up everything this author threw at me, on tenterhooks to reach the end. 

Going in blind with this new author to me I was unsure what to expect, but what I got was beyond a pleasant surprise. A slow burn story that had me eating up the feels. Stories like this one are my guilty pleasure, a definite one click addiction, I love where the authors take us back to where a friendship is born when younger to adult life. This definitely wasn't in short supply with the angst, the turmoil of wrong timing, times I just wanted to bang their heads together and yell at them, two soul mates destined to be together, so many hurdles to cross. 

Even though this was a long book when I reached the end I really wanted a wee bit more to finish it off more fluidly, how it ended just seemed so abrupt, I wanted, needed, craved what came after the last scene, I can’t go into it more because I want this to be as spoiler free as possible. But all in all this won't be the last book I'll read by this author, she's set the bar with this book.

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