If Forever Comes

If Forever Comes

by A.L. Jackson

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Overview

If Forever Comes by A.L. Jackson

If Forever Comes, the final chapter in the New York Times Bestselling The Regret Series

Christian Davison's life is complete. With a ring on Elizabeth's finger and his daughter at his side, he's ready to run headlong into their future.

Elizabeth Ayers never believed she would again find this kind of joy--the joy of a family and the wholeness found in the touch of the man she's always loved.

Their love is intense and their passion only grows as they set out to rediscover each other.
But life is never easy.

Rocked by the unforeseen, Christian and Elizabeth will find themselves fighting for the one thing they hold most important--family.

Reading order:
Lost To You ~ Book 1
Take This Regret ~ Book 2
If Forever Comes ~ Book 3

Praise for A.L. Jackson Books
"AL Jackson is truly one of the reigning queens of second chance love stories. I can't say enough good about her books. Everyone, absolutely everyone, MUST read them!!"
~ Aestas, Aestas Book Blog

"A.L. Jackson is one of those very few authors who can do no wrong in my eyes. Her words have such a strong effect on me. *sigh* I love her work."
~ Taryn, My Secret Romance

"I would really recommend anything by this amazing author. She has NEVER disappointed me!!"
~ Angie, Angie's Dreamy Reads

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149414901
Publisher: A.L. Jackson Books Inc
Publication date: 05/29/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 32,974
File size: 373 KB

About the Author

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.

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If Forever Comes 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
BookDrunkBlog More than 1 year ago
Let me start by saying that I was eagerly waiting for this book- I just had to know how Christian and Elizabeth’s story would end. After everything they’d gone through, could they make it out and still have their HEA? (Please note this book is not a stand-alone and should be read after reading Take This Regret). “There wasn’t a chance in hell I would ever stop loving this woman My heart was literally ripped from my chest in the very first chapter. Something tore these two apart, and you just knew it had to be something awful because the kind of love they shared couldn’t, wouldn’t be treated lightly. After the first chapter you start to figure out exactly what happened to them; it’s not until about half-way through that she actually reveals what tore them apart. Even though I already knew what happened, reading the words broke my freaking heart. I cried… a lot! Every time Elizabeth cried I cried, every time she spoke of Christian’s heartache I felt in my heart. “Maybe a love that flamed so bright could only burn us into the ground.” I will say though after a while I started to get angry – I was angry with Elizabeth that she couldn’t pull it together, angry with her for pushing Christian away and especially angry with her when she thought she could move on without him. I was also upset with Christian for not fighting! I wanted to shake him and scream at him, “fight for her,damn it!” But, I had faith in Ms. Jackson- she wouldn’t leave me hanging and she wouldn’t leave me feeling angry and hurt and broken… would she? You’ll have to read it to find out!
Anonymous 29 days ago
Read 08 2018. This was more like book 1 and I loved it. So much. Better than book 2.
Jlmonty4 More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing emotional love story! I couldn't stop reading. It's beautiful and heartbreaking. I couldn't wait to see how one of my favorite series was going to end,and it didn't disappoint. I loved every word!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
when book 2 ended I just knew it was the end of the series but boy was I glad to be wrong.... I cannot begin to imagine what its like to lose a child... I had a family member go thru this same situation and it was extremely hard to see her so sad... the fact that AL Jackson could form the words for Elizabeth, Christian, and even Lizzie was incredible. the love that elizabeth and Christian have for one another is one that is once in a lifetime type love and they know this... elizabeth lost her way, but Christian kept fighting for her, for his family. the ending was again more than I could have hoped for... it was everything you wish for in these types of books... it was about love, life and happiness.... forgiving and moving forward with the one you're meant to be with... the Rollercoaster of emotions, tears, heartbreak, joy, and happiness all lead to the beautiful ending of two incredible characters who leave with a place in your heart...
PaigeJ More than 1 year ago
Re-Read and loved it even more the second time around. This is the continuation of Take This Regret as Christian and Elizabeth are trying to move past their breakup and take their next steps to a future together. This is like what happens after the HEA. The first time I read this I liked it but wasn't as drawn into the story as I was Take This Regret. Having reread it (twice) since then, I find myself appreciating their journey a bit more. Plus any book that can make me reread it more than once, is obviously one that captured and held my attention. Christian is arguably one of my all time favorite Heroes and I just fall deeper in love with him each time I read his books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A journey through loss and the fracture it causes even in a deep love. Sad but with an HHEa - Healing Happily Ever After.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is powerfully written by a master of storytelling. I gladly sacrificed precious hours of sleep to greedily race through the 3 books in this series, and I do not regret my choice. Jackson has the beautiful ability to immerse you completely in the lives of her characters, to the point where it feels as if the edges of your own reality are beginning to bleed into theirs. I cannot remember rooting for any couple more than I did for Christian and Elizabeth. My greatest disappointment? Reaching the Epilogue in this book, because it signified our journey together was over. If you want a love story that crashes and soars, this entire series is for you.
SelenityJade More than 1 year ago
I think this conclusion to this series was the best book of all three of them. Even if it was more heartbreaking than the previous novel. I think the reason I liked this one more was because it wasn't an action of any one person and was very realistic on how life's challenges could rip people apart without it being anyone's fault, really. This installment is where I saw most of A.L. Jackson's beautiful writing slowly coming back (or making an appearance) and I loved the beautiful story that came out of such tragedy. Although I wasn't thrilled on how it kept jumping from past to present, with the present being a huge chunk of time missing between book one and book two. However, it DID keep you reading to figure out just went wrong between Christian and Elizabeth. I think it was very nicely done though, especially dealing with the tragedy and loss. Beautiful.
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book-loverTX More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and this series! It is a very emotional journey for the characters and the reader! I couldn't put this book down! I love AL Jackson!!
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TWyke More than 1 year ago
Oh. My. God. I mean wow. Just, wow. Every book of hers pulls your heartstrings tighter than you thought possible. But this one surpassed them all for me! I loved this story! The whole series goes in my top faves! I'll never forget it and will highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great read!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as wonderful as the other books. Loved it!!!!
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JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
"I will stand by you forever. I will never let you go."    Just when you think author A.L. Jackson can't pull the reader's heartstrings any tighter, in If Forever Comes, she pulls out all the stops and weaves an unforgettable, heart wrenching, and breathtaking conclusion to Christian and Elizabeth's journey. Christian and Elizabeth's journey comes full circle in an intense style that takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster ride that leaves them completely spent. Written in the first person narrative alternating between Christian and Elizabeth's perspectives, the conclusion to their journey is filled with so much angst, struggle, heartache, hopes, dreams, joy and love. Their gut wrenching emotions are palpable and painful, yet oh so beautiful, you can't help but get drawn into their story and feel compassion for them, you will definitely be reaching for the box of tissues. The author creates a cast of characters that are simply amazing! They are realistic, complex, down-to-earth people with flaws that are easy to relate to. Their interactions, dialogue and emotions are dramatic, the individual perspectives are told in a clever and realistic way that the reader can relate to both Elizabeth and Christian. My emotions ran the gamut as my opinion towards both Elizabeth and Christian swayed back and forth. I could easily see myself in both of their positions, the author's descriptions of their emotions and perspectives is simply phenomenal. The supporting cast of characters are wonderful, they lend their love and support for Christian and Elizabeth in a way that only family and friends can provide. I absolutely loved the support that Matthew and Natalie provide to Elizabeth and Christian. I would be remiss if I didn't mention my favorite character, little Lizzie. This little girl simply won my heart over with her preciousness. The author's thoughtful message that through all the pain, struggle and loss, true love does survive comes shining through in this awesome series, it is a wonderful gift that the author has given to her readers. If Forever Comes is an amazingly powerful and emotionally intense story that will simply move you. It is an unforgettable story about love, loss, friendship and family that will resonate with the reader long after the last word has been read. If Forever Comes is the third book in the Take This Regret series. I cannot stress enough to the reader that in order to fully appreciate this wonderful series, they should read each book in sequential order.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stacy_H More than 1 year ago
5+++ STARS! Wow... A.L. Jackson did it again! The conclusion to Christian and Elizabeth's epic journey. A MUST READ SERIES! Full review on Books Unhinged Book Blog ~StacyHgg
TheAutumnReview More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars If Forever Comes was such an emotional read. From the minute I opened the book, to the very last page, I was on the edge of my seat rooting for this couple to pull through their heartache. It was a bittersweet ending to a series that I'll hold dear.  I've loved Christian from the start of the series. Yes, he's made some bad choices, but he always comes back to correct his mistakes. He's devoted to his family and he loves passionately. I really felt for him in this book. He felt helpless with Elizabeth, but was also dealing with his own grief. He desperately wanted to heal his family. Some may argue that Christian should have done more, but like I said, he was dealing with loss in his own way too. But, I think what matters is that he never gave up on Elizabeth or their love for each other.   Elizabeth. My heart was breaking for her. Just when she thinks she will have her happily ever after, the rug is pulled once again. Elizabeth is lost in a hole so deep and she can't seem to pull herself out. She places blame on Christian instead of dealing with her depression. While my heart hurt for her, there were times I got frustrated with her. There is a point in the story where her family confronts her and I was cheering. No, I can't imagine what it would be like to suffer a loss like she did, but she really needed to pull herself through the grief or get help. She had a daughter to care for and a man who wanted to be there to support her through this time, but she couldn't see through the pain. Of course, she does ultimately heal, but it takes time and some harsh realities.  I could say more, but if I did, I feel it would reveal too much about the story. Overall, I really enjoyed it, despite the emotional turmoil. I was thrilled with the ending and I'll admit I was in tears through both epilogues. Elizabeth and Christian's journey hasn't been easy, but it showed that this couple was truly meant to be together. Did I need this book to complete their story? No, because I was happy with where things left off in Take This Regret. However, I appreciated seeing how they handled real life challenges as a couple. These two have grown a lot. I'll miss them.  If you haven't read this series yet, I highly recommend it. It's not easy and it will make your heart ache, but if you're a romantic like me, you'll cherish the love that's created.  Quotes: ~"Don't leave me." Exhaling, I somehow managed to pull her a little closer. I would never let her go. "Never, Elizabeth. I wasn't going anywhere. I was just waiting for you to come back to me."-Loc 2947 ~This woman, the one who'd stolen my breath with a passing glance.  This woman, the one who'd changed every piece of me. I clutched her face as I kissed her.  This woman. My forever.-Loc 3310
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BrandeesBookEndings More than 1 year ago
Where do I even start with this one…. First, I will tell you that I am a big fan of A.L. Jackson’s writing style. She has such a unique way of writing that I have not seen before. The first book that I read from A.L. was “Take this Regret” Book #1 in this series, and it was written beautifully. I LOVED the story and now can’t wait to read more from this Author! I was not sure what to expect with “If Forever Comes”, as I thought I was going to get into the continuation of Christian and Elizabeth’s story and it would be all hearts, love and flowers. I was not expecting the heart-breaking devastation that the characters were faced with in this book. A.L. writes with such emotion to this real-life situation, she is able to put you right into the characters’ heads. “There is nothing that could make me stop loving you. Nothing that could make me stop needing you. You are my start and you are my finish, the one who’s going to be there for everything in between.” While it was not the continuation of a happily ever after, you are faced with instead an emotional read that kept you wondering where things could have went so wrong. Christian and Elizabeth’s love is intense and they have already overcome so many things only to have a wrench thrown into their happily ever after and we watch as both Christian and Elizabeth go to dark places in this story. “But life had taken Elizabeth and me down a path neither of us knew how to navigate. One neither of us could bear. Life sometimes puts so much weight on our shoulders we crumble, bends us so far we break.” Don’t get me wrong here, the story is NOT ALL sad, as you get flashbacks from where Take this Regret left off and you continue to feel the intensity and love from these characters… and are given some steamy scenes. BUT, when the unforeseen happens, will they still get their happily ever after? Will they keep their newly reunited family together? I am not a spoiler, so you will not hear the answer from me! If you have not started this series, I highly recommend that you do!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was just as good as the first beautiful story also playing for keeps and neighbor from hell are very good and funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago