Today is my stop on the blog tour for Waiting Forever by Tara Gallina. Thank you to Sage’s Blog Tours. Check out my review and let me know if this is something you would read.
Waiting Forever: Vol 5 (The Forever Series)
By Tara Gallina
Genre: New Adult College Romance
Life used to be fun. College, parties, close friends, girls—one in particular, who I can’t let go no matter how hard I try.
I’m not talking about my girlfriend. That relationship lost its momentum months ago. The girl who haunts my dreams and memories from my childhood hates me. I blew her off twice for her own good. Now she’s coming to live with me.
It’ll be torture having her so close and not be able to touch her. I’m supposed to protect her from guys with bad intentions, but who’s going to protect her from me?
I’ve adored Nathan my entire life. He was supposed to be my first everything, my forever. But after multiple rejections from him, those days are gone, along with my innocence.
I got myself into trouble, and now I need a safe place to stay until life calms down. Until my parents can forgive me, and I can forgive myself.
The last thing I want to do is move in with Nathan. He’s made it clear with his distance, he’s not interested in my life. But after what happened back home, he’s my only escape from the hateful rumors and betrayals of so-called friends.
As much as I don’t want Nathan to be my safe haven, everything about him still feels like home. I need to be careful, keep my distance, and never let him find out what happened to me.
Admittedly, I don’t read a ton of romance, but when this book was offered up on blog tour, I felt like reading something different. I’m really happy I chose Waiting Forever, because not only is it a steamy, lovely romance, it also has a well-written plot and deep, relatable characters. This is the 5th book in the series, however, I read it as a standalone. I would like to go back and read the rest of the series because now I’m hooked!
Tara Gallina writes in first person, switching back and forth between Nathan and Kengsington. She is able to give a unique voice to each character so that I never forgot who’s POV I was in. The characters are deep, with realistic reactions to the situations they are in.
The romance is steamy, but tastefully written. This isn’t one of those trashy romance novels, this is a well-written novel with hot scenes included. I love the way Tara Gallina writes. Her pacing keeps you hooked and her characters keep the plot moving.
If you’re looking for a good romance, I suggest giving this book a try.
*I was sent a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review on the Blog Tour hosted by Sage’s Blog Tours. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Tara Gallina is the author of the NA romance The Forever Series, and the YA retelling Fated To Die. She writes and reads romance in a variety of genres but has a soft spot for retellings.
She believes in fairies, true love, and happily ever after. She favors characters and/or couples who defy the odds and make a way, even when there isn’t one.
She grew up in a small town by the beach but soon after moved to Orlando, Florida with her patient hubs, two older sons, and two fur-babies. With local theme parks like Disney World and Harry Potter, it’s no wonder her life is filled with fantasy and make believe.
Daily needs: sunshine, laughter, morning coffee, family.
Daily wants: castle, English accent, princess hair, anti-age venom.
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