The Corner of Forever and Always

The Corner of Forever and Always

by Lia Riley

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Fairy tales aren't ever what they seem . . .

Tuesday Knight's dream of Broadway stardom has flopped, leaving her unemployed and brokenhearted. Ready to quit kissing frogs and make her own happily-ever-after, she takes a job as a princess in Everland, Georgia's historical amusement park.

Mayor Beau Marino lives an unenchanted existence-all work, no play-which is fine by him. After his marriage ended in disaster, the last thing he wants in his life is more drama. But Everland's new free spirit has a talent for getting under his starched collar.

When the town's beloved but bankrupt park might be shut down, Tuesday and Beau face a choice. Can they join forces, save the day-and each other? Or will their fierce battle of wills destroy any chance of a fairy-tale ending?

In the tradition of New York Times bestselling authors Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis, and Marina Adair, comes the second book in Lia Riley's Everland, Georgia series about two city sisters finding love in a small town.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455568727
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 09/26/2017
Series: Everland, Georgia Series , #2
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,134,023
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Lia Riley is a contemporary romance author. USA Today describes her as "refreshing" and RT Book Reviews calls her books "sizzling and heartfelt." She loves her husband, three kids, wandering redwood forests and a perfect pour over coffee. She is 25% sarcastic, 54% optimistic, and 122% bad at math (good thing she writes happy endings for a living). She and her family live mostly in Northern California.

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The Corner of Forever and Always 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars Rounded My first introduction to the small coastal town of Everland, Georgia: this story uses an opposites attract trope with two personalities that are polar opposites. Tuesday is a free-spirited, grab it as it comes sort of personality with dreams of Broadway stardom. She’s headlong diving into every new situation, as long as a relationship isn’t involved. The flightier sister, her lack of focus on the ephemera of life make her appear slapdash- but she does have a grasp on kindness and fun. Beau is the town’s mayor and best friends with Tuesday’s soon to be brother in law. He’s always been reserved and retiring, and keeps a lock on his own expressions and emotions: he’s such a control freak with incredibly good intentions and a streak of never being ‘enough’ that is the size of a canyon. He’s offended by Tuesday’s appearing to not care about what he thinks are important issues, and the two clash often and (on Tuesday’s part) rather childishly. Beau’s focus is single-minded, and right now, he needs to impress the tourism bureau folks to gain an investment in the quaint, out of the way town, and improve things for everyone. From first encounter (over flowers taken from the town square) to last, Tuesday and Beau are sniping and snipping at one another, dancing around their attraction, and slowly discovering that there is a reason the term opposites attract is such a cliché. Both have been hurt in romance: Beau’s now deceased wife was a spoilt, mercurial and demanding woman, not very nice, and always taking. Tuesday’s ex was a married director who led her on with the usual lies, and her life (and career in New York) fell apart spectacularly when the lights came on. She’s convinced she’s got ‘bad boy syndrome’, and he’s unwilling to risk the thrill of a mercurial personality over solidity and sureness. Repeatedly these two are back and forth as they try to deny the attraction, and they work through their own feelings and issues with plenty of interior debate, perhaps even a bit too much. With insets from the many nosy and gossipy townspeople, the long conversations between Tuesday and her dog, J.K. Growling, and the struggles that Beau is having with making a difference for Everland and the dream of a congressional bid, the story is reasonably low angst with plenty of moments to laugh and just enjoy the couple and their missteps. Riley’s writing always leaves me with a smile, even when things aren’t exactly perfect. A strange moment of unknown POV jumps in for a couple of chapters, and the inability of Beau and Tuesday to just speak to their attraction instead of agreeing to hide what’s there was a bit frustrating, but not enough to effect the overall impact. This is two kids in the playground, neither willing to say “I Like You” first, but they’ll poke, prod, and perform specifically FOR one another to get noticed. When you add in the secondary plot that is Beau’s efforts to increase visitor numbers and get Everland onto the Tourism Bureau’s front pages, the town also becomes a character, filled with gossips (well-meaning and not), quirky characters and charm. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Vicki101370 More than 1 year ago
While Tuesday Knight's sister is happily engaged to Beau Marino's best friend, the two have little else in common. Tuesday moved to small town Georgia from New York where she was pursuing her dreams of becoming a Broadway star. Beau is as straight laced as he can get, and as the town mayor, seems to carry the weight of the world on his shoulders. Tuesday's free-spirited nature rubs Beau in all of the wrong ways. And his straight laced, always business personality makes Tuesday just as crazy. But when the towns historic amusement park is at risk of being closed down, they find themselves working together to try and save the park and small town feel of Everland. And the more time they spend together, the stronger the pull between them becomes. If Tuesday can start to see her her quirky traits as positives, if Beau could move past a terrible past relationship, they might be able to find something special in each other. I absolutely adored this book. The book had just the right mix of humor, sweet romance and hot steamy scenes. I always enjoy reading books by Lia Riley, and The Corner of Forever and Always was no exception. I recommend picking this one up today! And don't miss out on It Happened on Love Street - book one in the series.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
My Rating: 4.5 Favorite Quotes: …it was like stepping into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory after a long diet of iceberg lettuce and rice cakes. You’re a grumpy old man before your time… Your inner child must look like Benjamin Button. Tuesday had always vaguely assumed she’d have kids until two years ago, when a friend from high school had called to cry in desperation about her sleepless, sexless life. After that Tuesday had moved that particular life goal from her “Must do” list to “Maybe.” Might be time to downgrade it to “Nope.” My lovely fiancée has ordered me on pain of no sex for a week not to push the subject… Celibacy and I aren’t friends. There’s a man I’d unplug from life support to charge my phone… My Review: I was smiling and smirking as I read as I am just adoring this series by Lia Riley; it has a little of everything, clever wit and humor, a cautious romance of former nemesis, family drama, small-town rivalries, gossiping biddies, corruption, a dash of steam, a devious and villainous old crone crime boss, politics, a legend of lost treasure, a princess, a seer, a troubled child, and scandal. I was engaged and entertained throughout by Ms. Riley’s smart and amusing observations, descriptive and nimble writing style, and complex and endearingly flawed characters. I am looking forward to a return to Everland, Georgia.
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
5 SWEET FUN STARS!! This was a great sweet fun book, I could not put it down. The story was perfectly written with just the right amount of feels. Lia Riley is the best for making us fall in love with her characters. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
AmberHughes1 More than 1 year ago
**4-4.5 stars** Oh how I loved revisiting Everland, Georgia! Lia Riley’s books are such a joy for me to read. I loved this opposites attract story about Tuesday Knight, a free-spirited woman and Beau Marino, the workaholic, responsible, serious town Mayor. Beau had a terrible marriage in the past and isn’t looking for a relationship, especially with a woman like Tuesday Knight. She’s everything he’s not. If he’s going to get back in the dating game, he wants someone just like him. But there’s something about her that gets under his skin and he’s having trouble fighting his attraction. Tuesday doesn’t want to have feelings for someone with the likes of Beau either, but that’s proving to be a lost cause. When the two of them work towards the same goal of saving Ever After Land, the town’s amusement park and Beau trying to get the coveted “Coastal Jewel” designation (something that could help their town immensely with tourism), it gets harder to deny what’s between them. But there are some people working against them and secrets from Tuesday’s past that could threaten any chance they have. Will they be able to look past their differences and see that they could be good for each other? This small-town contemporary romance was such a delight to read! I really enjoyed Beau and Tuesday’s story! *I received an ARC in exchange from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
I had enjoyed the previous book in this series and absolutely loved the hint of Tuesday we got in it, so as soon as I saw she was the MC, I was all over it. Tuesday is just as flighty and fun as I expected. She's genuinely nice and super loyal and it was so easy to root for her. Beau is stand off-ish, but passionate and I loved their banter and button pushing. Oh and their chemistry was amazing. Plot wise, there was a bit of repetitiveness in the inner monologues and perhaps a teeny tiny bit of push and pull {but the good kind!} It was pretty much a big ball of fluff: very low angst and a super satisfying ending. There is the odd-man POV again, but thankfully it was only a couple of chapters. Overall, it was a cute, quick read with characters I adored. I certainly hope there's more to this series because I'm not ready to give them up. **Huge thanks to Forever for providing the arc free of charge**
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars Overall, I thought this book was an ok read. I loved the idea of this story and am a big fan of small town romances. I liked the tension between Beau and Tuesday and couldn’t wait to see how their story would play out. I did have one issue with the story and that was the pacing. It was a little too slow for my liking in the beginning. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a slower pace read, but sometimes, if it’s too slow, it makes the story hard for me to get into. That being said, I’m glad I didn’t give up and stayed with the story, because the pacing did pick up and I did end up enjoying the story. The Corner of Forever and Always is a sweet, small town romance and while I did have a few issues with the pacing, I’m still really glad that I picked up this book and checked it out.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Everland, Georgia may be small town, but the heart that drives this community is as far reaching as the stars in the sky. Lia Riley is a genius. With her catchy titles and her fetching characters she has created something wonderful. A place where people can grow and find happiness. The Corner Of Forever and Always is a candy coated delight. An aphrodisiac that keeps on giving long after the last page has been read.