Life’s. Little. Surprises.
The last thing seven-year-old Carrigan “Ace” Casper foresaw was an eight-year-old Heath Lovelly walking into her life the day her mother died. From that moment on, Heath sticks by her side, slowly becoming her strength, her confidant, and her entire world. What she doesn’t know is, she’s his saving grace, too.
Ten years later, Ace is handed another crippling challenge that threatens everything in her almost perfect life. Only, this time, she doesn’t turn to Heath, hiding the truth instead. But Heath knows Ace too well and won’t back down easily. He’s ready to do whatever it takes and will stay by her side until she accepts that their love is the kinda love worth fighting for.
Will he be her forever triumph or her unexpected downfall?
And an unexpected journey to falling in love.
Forever Kinda Love is a book aimed at the young adults market.
I don’t get to read many young adult books unfortunately but some that I have read I have loved and I think that some older adults miss out by not giving these books a chance.
I have to admit to start with I did struggle slightly, young adult books have really developed over the years since I was a teen. They are more bolder and obviously more relevant to todays world. Growing up with books such as Sweet Valley High, which were pretty tame by todays standard, it made me aware of how different the American school lifestyle is compared to school life in the Uk. The issue I had was with the nicknames. For me personally I found them annoying. You have Heath who’s nick name is Iceman and then you have Carrigan ‘Ace’ Casper, who is called Ace throughout the story as well as having a pet name ‘Smalls’ by Heath. I felt like I was watching Top Gun with all the nicknames and to be honest for me it did slightly spoil my experience of this book.
Nicknames aside overall I did really enjoy this book. You do soon realise the relationship between Heath and Ace is quite a special one. Having both lost their mothers at a young age they have formed a special bond that no one else can break.
Forever Kinda Love is a different type of love story. It is a love of two best friends that over the years develops into so much more. I liked that it was different from other books in this type of genre and for me it made it stand out more.
I can’t go into to much detail of this book as it would give to much away but the direction that the story takes was not one I was expecting. I found it very emotional towards the end and at one point I even had tears streaming down my face!
This is not your typical romance book it really is so much more and one that young adults and given a chance adults will enjoy.
Many thanks to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I have awarded this book 4/5 stars.
Forever Kinda Love is available from Amazon