Forever with Youby Heatherly Bell
Sophia Abella has a good life, even if she is a little stuck. Not quite single, not quite married, she keeps men at a safe distance. But when her ex-Marine husband returns to town and takes the job of chief of police, it might finally be time to get that paper work done once and for all. After all, most of her
She forgot something on the way to the courthouse...
Sophia Abella has a good life, even if she is a little stuck. Not quite single, not quite married, she keeps men at a safe distance. But when her ex-Marine husband returns to town and takes the job of chief of police, it might finally be time to get that paper work done once and for all. After all, most of her family already thinks she's divorced.
They're not actually, in the fullest sense of the word ... divorced.
Years ago, Riley Jacobs chose the Marine Corps over his wife and has regretted his decision every day since. But once a Marine always a Marine, and he'll use every tactical advantage he has to get Sophia to realize that she's the only one for him.
Love and marriage...take two
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Life is not always easy, and sometimes it doesn't matter how much you love someone, things still don't work out the way you wished. Riley and Sofia still have the connection, even though very fragile by now, after years of separation. They weren't that long time together, but they seemed to know each other well, like they haven't forgotten a minute of the time they spent in each other's company. Do they still care about each other, no doubt, but is there too much hurt, pain, and hurtful memories, to keep them separated, and keep them from each other. Is there enough strength and courage to face the life together, with the possibility, that there might be hurt and pain in some level again. The story is lovely and sweet, yet at times brutally honest with the feelings of a deployed soldier's spouse - the fear, the possibility of losing your loved one, the what if, the loneliness, the waiting. As emotionally involved I got while I was reading, it was inevitable, that it was going to break my heart a bit in the process. And it did. Because it gets real, raw, and genuine with the realities of life. But it also built it all back together, and even stronger, if you give it a chance. The small town where it all happens, the problems of a new police chief, the trouble with his sister and her boyfriend, the restaurant, Sofia runs, her fear of losing a loved one, they all play a part in the tale, as well as her large family, and dear friends. The story goes back and fort in the past and in the present, but never was there any doubt of the time. It was more than just a love story, it was more than just a tribute to all the military spouses, and what they sacrifice, it was a story about love, life, and growth, living to your full potential, recognizing the dangers of mistakes, but still embracing this thing called living. It is a story, that is so easy to fall in love with, the town, the characters, and the Italian food ~ Five Spoons
4.5 Stars!! Forever with You by new to me author Heatherly Bell, is a fast-paced story with two main characters that are instantly fascinating, likable, and have a ton of off the charts chemistry. Sophia Abella and Riley Jacobs had known each other for only two weeks, when they fell in love and got married at the age of twenty-one. It was basically love at first sight, and the fact that Riley was being deployed a short time after the nuptials was a little more than an afterthought. Fear, distance and immaturity caused their breakup a year later and Sophia moved back home. Now six years have past and Sophia runs her family's successful Italian restaurant. She is happy but has never been able to find love again. Riley is no longer in the army. He is the new police chief of the small town that Sophia lives in. In fact, he even rents the cottage right next door to hers. Riley wants her back and will do whatever is necessary to have her be his wife once again, however, the entire situation is quite complicated. I truly enjoyed this standalone story, which is the fifth book in Heatherly Bell's Starlight Hill series. This novel is chock full of liveliness, a little jealousy, and two people that get a second chance at forever. Sophia and Riley have amazing chemistry and their sexy times are sultry. Sophie's huge extended family adds some genuineness and adventure to an already well formulated plot. Overall, this is an impassioned book that twists and turns in all the right places. Complimentary copy provided by publisher via NetGalley.