Forever Black by Sandi Lynn

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Read: 10 March 2013
Why: Number 1 on iTunes chart

Rating: 4 stars

Brief synopsis: When Ellery Lane decided to help a drunken Connor Black find his way home safely, she thought she’d be escorting him to his door not spending the night looking after him.

Connor doesn’t do sleepovers so he’s a little shocked to find Ellery in his kitchen the following morning. Intrigued by this beautiful woman, they soon become the most unlikely of friends but as their relationship begins to blossom, one of them has a secret that could destroy the other.

What I thought: This book left me feeling rather annoyed. The first 99% was good – it could have done with a few chapter breaks in places but overall, a strong 4 stars. The ending however, had to be one of the most frustrating I have ever read.

Already concerned about the lack of the pages remaining as I reached the epilogue, it then went off on completely the wrong tangent. Don’t get me wrong, I love to read ‘happy ever after’ fluff – weddings, babies and such like – I’d even go as far as saying I’d happily read a whole book of fluff but even for me, this epilogue didn’t need it. In my opinion, it should have entirely focused on the final test results. I think the emotion which could have been portrayed concluding the cancer storyline would have easily pushed the book to 4.5 if not 5 stars.

Would I recommend this book? Yes – the idea behind the story is brilliant and chapters 1 – 43 kept me up until the early hours of the morning. Maybe just skip the epilogue.

Favourite quotes:
“‘I love you, not only for who you are, but for the person I have become because of you. This is my forever to you.'”

Forever Black (Forever Black, #1)

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