Forever Summer by Nicole Bea
Published by: The Wild Rose Press
Publication date: February 24th 2020
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Review to Come!
Morrigan Westhaver isn’t convinced anything could make her forget her abusive ex-boyfriend—not even if she travels all the way from her home in Michigan to her father’s ranch in Alabama. Saved text messages and voicemails haunt her life with poisonous words and crippling self-doubt, but she can’t seem to let them go. On the ranch, much to her surprise, she immediately takes to a rescued horse, Stormy, as well as Levy, an attractive ranch hand. Will their understanding and gentle support help her heal, or is the damage too deep?
“We could have texted if you wanted to talk,” I
remind him, patting the spot on the bed where my
phone has slipped down to.
He pulls an elastic band from his wrist and snaps it
into place around his hair, making a perfectly small bun
before taking the towel, squeezing the excess water
from the style, and taking a seat at the edge of my bed.
“You’re trying to make it sound like you don’t want me
here, but I know you do. You wouldn’t have let me in
otherwise, and you wouldn’t have kissed me this
afternoon.” There’s a pause, the night dripping in and
our faces drawing closer. “Do you believe in love at
first sight, Morrigan?” His voice hangs heavy and warm
in the bedroom air.
The question might be a rhetorical one, but I feel
compelled to answer because I think I gave a shit
answer the first time he asked me the question.
“I used to,” I reply softly, a whispered lilt to my
voice that matches his own. “You know, before.” I tuck
a loose strand of hair behind my ear.
“That’s interesting.” He clasps his hands together
and rests them between his thighs. His eyes tell me that
isn’t the answer he wanted. “You stopped believing in
love at first sight when I finally started.”
NICOLE BEA is a short story author and novelist who primarily focuses on contemporary teen fiction. An avid storyteller since childhood, she has honed her skills through a variety of educational programs including management, sociology, legal studies, and cultural diversity in the workplace, most recently engaging in coursework about communication for technologists. In addition to writing for young adults, Nicole is also a technical writer for a global manufacturer of CPAP masks, machines, and other products that manage sleep-disordered breathing.
When she isn’t busy updating her manuscript portfolio or catching up on her To Be Read pile, Nicole can usually be found gardening, horseback riding, or pursuing her new hobby of learning to cook. She and her husband share their home in Eastern Canada with a collection of multi-colored cats and a lifetime’s worth of books.
- A signed paperback copy of Forever Summer
- Assorted David’s Teas
- A handmade bracelet from imperfectlyworthy on Etsy
- Book swag (bookmarks, stickers)
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Happy reading until next time,