Looking Back on Forever is a combined duet. Two books in one.
Claire is the outcast of her school; shunned by her peers for her bigger than life dreams. The isolation doesn’t bother her, though, not when she knows she is working toward a bigger goal than her small-town existence.
Noah is the quintessential hot new kid, choosing to live with his aunt and uncle while his parents traverse the world. He thinks himself a simple boy, wanting nothing more than to play his guitar and live a modest life. The girls all want him, the boys are all envious of him, but Noah has eyes only for Claire.
Moving from Breckenridge, Colorado to New York City is Claire’s dream come true. She is one step closer to reaching her goal. However, it is Noah’s living nightmare. The home he wanted to come back to for so long is turning out to be his downfall.
Someone is betrayed. Someone is abandoned. Both move on the best they can.
One’s dreams are crushed. One gets the offer of a lifetime. Both are rocked by the truths left behind.
Life never turns out the way you want.
This is a contemporary romance story about first love and heartbreak, about shattered dreams, life’s surprises, and fate’s plans. This is a story about love and forgiveness.
*** This book is intended for a mature audience. Not suitable for readers under the age of 18. Contains strong language, violence, and sexual situations. All parties portrayed in sexual situations are over the age of 18. ***
Word count: roughly 146,000
|File size:||515 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Literature is my passion. I like to challenge myself and grow in my writings. I have many unfinished books and some that have been published under a different name. My passions include the arts: music, photography, writing, dance, painting, films, architecture—anything that is creation. There is not much I don't like; and if I don't like it, I at least appreciate the process it took place to create it. This is something incorporated in all my books. In my spare time, I enjoy being out in nature, traveling, spending time with family, and reading. I read everything, from contemporary to paranormal, and history to science. Learning is something very important to me.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
‘Looking Back on Forever’ is a contemporary romance by American author, Kat Alexander. There is a fairly explicit scene in the prologue, however this comes as no surprise as the author warns there is: ‘strong language, violence and sexual situations,’ at the beginning of the book so if you’re easily offended, there is no excuse for reading any further. We see the action from the perspectives of the two main characters, Claire and Noah. We watch as the dynamic between them evolves and they tiptoe around, each trying to gauge the feelings of the other. The structure of the book is straightforward with evenly distributed chapters and the story is written in the first person, the present tense and is emotion-focused. The supporting cast is plentiful and arguably a little predictable, with jealousy and rivalry being the main areas explored, particularly in the first half of the book. However, these are young people journeying towards adulthood, so perhaps this is understandable. Other than the attraction between the main characters, I didn’t really find any solid secondary relationships to flesh out the personalities and they remained a little two dimensional. This was a shame because the author had done an extremely good job of getting inside the heads of both Claire and Noah. This is a story of first love, loss and rediscovery but at 486 pages, I found it a rather drawn out. A jolly good edit would have curtailed the length, sharpened the story and taken nothing away from the plot. This is a highly competitive genre and whilst the enigmatic title promised much, I felt the story needed some dramatic twists to elevate it to a higher level and make it stand out from the crowd. I do however, very much like the cover; the symbolism of the two bracelets entwined is simple but effective. If you’re a fan of romance and are looking for an uncomplicated read, give this book a try. It is sensitively written and I think Kat Alexander show promise for the future. I award ‘Looking Back on Forever’ a respectable three stars.