Review: Forever, Con Amor by A.M. Johnson (For Him #4)
Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.
"We're roommates. You're Parker's boss. There's a lot that can go wrong."
"I know." My traitorous heart sank at his words. "A lot could go wrong. It could be messy. But what if everything went right? What if it all fell into place?"
Every upcoming A.M. Johnson becomes an anticipated read, but Forever, Con Amor had me both anxious and eager. It is, after all, the final book (GASP!) in the much loved and lauded For Him series, and who the heck wouldn't want it to end on the highest of high notes? Add to that the fact that the three novels and one novella that came before it received a vast majority of positive and glowing reviews from fellow romance readers. So naturally, I wanted this last For Him book to be just as amazing! And you know what? It absolutely was! A quick FYI for those of you who are either new to the series or to the author herself: All the books in the series can be read as standalones, but it is an interconnected series, so I recommend you read them in order.
Marcos Basulto never hesitates to poke fun at his best friend's boss. After all, Chance Davenport makes it way too easy, what with his boring basic tees and utilitarian cargo shorts and pants. The thirty-five-year-old director of Pride House gets that the twenty-four-year-old former member of the Air Force doesn't think much of him or his fashion sense, but the more time Marcos is around him, the more Chance finds himself thinking way too much about the younger man. Things get even more complicated once Chance offers up his extra room to Marcos, essentially becoming roommates. The two of them couldn't be more different, but the more time they spend together, the more Marcos is forced to be honest with himself. That maybe he doesn't dislike Chance as much as he seems to...that maybe this is his chance--his Chance--at love and happiness.
Let the wild rumpus start! But while the great Maurice Sendak's king of all wild things was a little boy named Max, A.M. Johnson's is none other than Marcos (I swear, the guy could be the poster child for "cariño brutal"), and while it's his and Chance's love story that closes out the For Him series (please don't go!), it was a story that I couldn't get enough of (
we'll eat you I ate it up!), and there was simply no way I couldn't fall for them (we love you so!). There is a Max, though, and there's a Koda, too. We've also got the usual suspects, aka the rest of the For Him couples, and I loved how everything came full circle for this cast of characters. Another thing I liked was Johnson keeping the door open for a potential spin-off series (YES, PLEASE!). Why? Because these are the kinds of stories that not only deserve to be told, but they deserve to be read and shared. I'm often left feeling inspired by Johnson's books, and same goes with Marcos and Chance's. Theirs was a journey of living their lives authentically and achieving their dreams while also being of service to others. Slap a "Best of 2022" sticker on Forever, Con Amor because deserves to be on the list. Five-plus stars!
Read my reviews for the For Him series:
Love Always, Wild (book one) - five-plus stars - My Review
Not So Sincerely, Yours (book two) - five-plus stars - My Review
Dear Mr. Brody (book three) - five-plus stars - My Review
To Whom It May Concern (novella) - five stars - My Review
Forever, Con Amor (book four) - five-plus stars - My Review (posted above)
Release Date: 26 April 2022
Date Read: 23 April 2022
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