Saturday, August 31, 2019

Review: "Forever Yours" by Judy Corry

I don't know what it is, but there's something about Judy Corry's writing that makes me do stupid things ... like staying up way past my bedtime to read her books. I've now read most of her books, and I think each one has been read between the hours of 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. Normally, I'm really good about putting books down and getting my sleep, but, without exception, her books call to me as I'm getting ready for bed, and then I can't put the book down until it's finished ... which is why I was VERY groggy at work yesterday. I pulled Forever Yours up on my Kindle at 10:15 ... and finished it at 12:30. Thank goodness I'm a quick reader, or it would have been much later!

Her crush is back. Too bad she’s dating his best friend.

For Alyssa, Friday nights are all the same. She cheers at whatever sporting event is in season, then goes to a party with her boyfriend, Trey, and tries to keep him from getting too drunk. So when her childhood crush, Jace Carmichael, shows up one night, she’s not sure what to do with the feelings that come flooding back.

When Jace moves back to Ridgewater, he only has two goals: fit in with his old friends and make sure Trey never finds out that he kissed Alyssa the night before he moved away. But when he discovers that Trey might be cheating on Alyssa, he wonders if those goals are worth having anymore.

Soon, Jace confronts his friend and accidentally lets his true feelings slip. To his surprise, Trey challenges him with a bet. One week to charm Alyssa and if he succeeds, Trey will step aside. Making a bet is crazy, but Jace is desperate for a chance at Alyssa’s heart. As long as she doesn’t find out, it will be worth it, right?

While I always enjoy Corry's books, I especially enjoyed Forever Yours because it's set at the exact same time as My Mistletoe Mix-Up. The latter book is Raven and Logan's story, and Forever Yours is Raven's best friend Alyssa's and Logan's twin Jace's story. My Mistletoe Mix-Up was memorable enough that I recognized many of the situations as they occurred in Forever Yours, and I enjoyed seeing them from a different perspective. (Also, I loathed Jace in My Mistletoe Mix-Up, so kudos to Corry for turning him into someone so likeable in this book!)

Sometimes, the way both Alyssa and Jace handled situations had me rolling my eyes, and the book does contain some cheating, sort of (which I always loathe), so I didn't love love the book. But I really, really liked it. The chemistry between Alyssa and Jace was great, and I was really pulling for them as a couple. 4 stars.

Buy the book.
Read my reviews of Corry's Ridgewater High novels Meet Me There (4 stars), Don't Forget Me (3-1/2 stars), It Was Always You (4-1/2 stars), My Second Chance (4 stars), and My Mistletoe Mix-Up (4 stars).

Judy Corry has been addicted to love stories for as long as she can remember. She reads and writes YA & Clean Contemporary Romance because she can't get enough of the feeling of falling in love. She graduated from Southern Utah University in an area that has nothing to do with writing. Some of her favorite things are chick flicks, singing, and playing the piano. She believes in swoon-worthy kisses and happily ever afters.

Judy met her soul mate while in high school, and married him a few years later. She and her husband are raising four beautiful and crazy children in Southern Utah.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I borrowed this book and chose to review it. The opinions expressed are my own. Also, some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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