Review: Everlast by Alex Grayson (Ever #2)
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Grey's Promotions.
I stick my tongue out at him. "You suck."
He lifts my hand and kisses the back of it. "Maybe, but you love me anyway."
"Forevermore," he corrects with a smile.
"Forevermore," I repeat.
This book should have come with a tissue warning! As in I should have been cautioned about needing tissues while reading! Gah! My heart was decimated by Alex Grayson and her hauntingly beautiful love story of two soul mates who shared a love that was for always...forevermore. Before I continue with this review, I think it's important that I point out that Forevermore, the prequel novella of the Ever series, MUST be read prior to Everlast. The beginnings of Molly and Lincoln Bradshaw's story are laid out there, and I believe it allows for a far better appreciation for what happens in this full-length novel.
Molly Caldwell and Lincoln Bradshaw met as children, with Lincoln swooping in to rescue Molly and a friendship was forged. Over the years, that friendship would be further bolstered, but it would also develop into something far more. Their love would blossom--from crushing on each other to falling irrevocably in love with each other. All the promises they would make over the years would lead to an exchange of vows and the creation of a family all their own. Theirs was a love meant to endure and last forever, but when a seemingly insurmountable test comes their way, will that love still sustain them?
This was an honest-to-goodness love story, one that reminds us that even the truest forms of love are challenged. Things don't always go the way we envision it, as was the case with Molly and Lincoln, but at the end of it all, their love prevailed, overcoming so much. I won't get into what these two went through because I refuse to spoil the story for anyone who has yet to read it, but suffice it to say true love endures. Consider this my best advice before reading Everlast: make sure you have no distractions and have a box of tissues ready. Other than that, prepare to swoon and shed some tears. Five-plus stars.
Read my reviews for the Ever series:
Forevermore (book one) - five stars - My Review
Everlast (book two) - five-plus stars - My Review (posted above)
Release Date: 23 February 2021
Date Read: 23 February 2021
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