Review: Forevermore by Alex Grayson (Ever #1)
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Grey's Promotions.
When I started reading the prequel to the Ever series, I confess that I had to double-check if a couple of times if I got the author wrong. Nope, this was indeed a story penned by Alex Grayson. The books that I've been able to read from her have always leaned more dark and angsty, and the tone and feel of Forevermore was far from that. Now, that doesn't mean that this novella wasn't worth reading. Heck, if anything, I appreciated that it was different from the norm when it comes to Grayson. I love it when an author is inspired to take a risk and push beyond their own limitations, which is what Grayson did.
Forevermore introduces readers to Lincoln Bradshaw and Molly (whose last name I don't recall being mentioned, but if it was, feel free to let me know what it is in the comments section!). They meet as children, with an eight-year-old Lincoln rescuing a seven-year-old Molly from a couple of bullies on the school playground. They become each other's best friend, and over the years, that kinship evolves into something so much more. They were destined to be together, and a love like theirs is one that would forevermore. Wouldn't it?
This may "only" be the prequel, but it establishes the relationship between Lincoln and Molly so beautifully that you don't feel like anything is missing. Readers see how they first met and how it was clear from the get-go that theirs was a bond that would prove to be life-changing. This part of their story spans about seventeen or so years, and like I mentioned at the beginning of my review, this felt like a "lite" Alex Grayson read, one that I'm not complaining about. But just when you think that Lincoln and Molly were going to bask in the wondrous happily-ever-after that Fate had waiting for them, there was that ending which was quite a cliffhanger. Is it February already? Five stars for Forevermore.
Release Date: 26 January 2021
Date Read: 24 January 2021
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