When Forever Changes, an all-new emotional, angsty, new adult romance from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis is LIVE!
When Forever Changes by Siobhan Davis
Genre: New Adult Romance
Publishing Date: September 30th, 2018
Cover Designer: Robin Harper, Wicked by Design
Looking back, I should have seen the signs. Perhaps I did, but I subconsciously chose to ignore them.
From the time I was ten, when I first met Dylan, I knew he was my forever guy. Back then, I couldn’t put words to what I was feeling, but, as the years progressed, I came to recognize it for what it was—soul-deep love. The kind only very few people ever get to experience. Dylan was more than just my best friend, my childhood sweetheart, my lover.
He was my soulmate.
We were carved from the same whole—destined to be together forever.
Until he changed.
And I believed I was no longer good enough.
Until he shattered me so completely, it felt like I ceased to exist.
And I’d never experienced such heart-crushing pain.
Until he leveled me a second time, and I truly wanted to die.
But I had to stay strong because I wasn’t alone in this cruel twist of fate.
I look to the sky, pleading with the stars, begging someone to tell me what I should do because I don’t know how to deal with this. I don’t know how to cope when my forever has changed, and I can’t help wondering if I had seen the signs earlier, if I’d pushed him, would it have been enough to save us?
Or had fate already decided to alter our forever?
Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF
This is a friends-to-lovers/second chance romance that is loaded with angst in every page. The book’s main characters: Dylan, Gabby and Slater’s relationship is a wild rollercoaster ride of young love, agony and hope it will make you weep.
Gabby is the youngest child and the only daughter of a very close knit loving family. She has three older brothers but Ryan is the closest to her age and he is the most protective of her. A nursing student in her sophomore year and living the life with her best friend and true love she’s got the world in her hands but will it last?
Dylan is a techie genius and developed an app which earned him a lot of money at a young age. He grew up with Gabby and they have been best friends since they were ten years old. He was Gabby’s best friend first and a faithful boyfriend second to none. Or so it seems.
Slater is the “adopted” member of Gabby’s family when he lost his mother to illness. He is Ryan’s best friend and also grew up side by side with the rest of Gabby’s siblings.
“When he gives his heart, he gives it completely. His love lifted me up when I couldn’t find my feet. His love propelled me forward when I couldn’t find the strength to go on. Time and time again, he shoved his own feelings and needs aside in favor of mine.”
When you come across a seemingly ideal relationship in a book, you know that there is going to be a catch when everything is rainbows and unicorns. Dylan and Gabby’s perfect bubble burst halfway through the book when she heard some rumours. I must admit I couldn’t connect with Dylan’s character, his one-eighty degree turn although somewhat justified in the latter part of the book, showed a flawed persona. Even when everything came to light, I was still not a hundred percent convinced he was the right guy for Gabby just because he messed up. Slater as the other protagonist in the story is a solid character who will draw the reader’s sympathy but some of his decisions I considered weak. The author conveniently took out one protagonist that paved the way for the other two to have their happy ending. The twist in this story is seamlessly put together. It’s like watching the pieces of a puzzle slot together but also makes it predictable. I wish the author had weaved a more unconventional twist to the plot that would have made this book more interesting for me. If the author aimed to write a very angsty romance which will make you ugly cry, then this is the one for you. Unfortunately, I’m probably one of the jaded ones who has read more than a few similar plots but all in all, it’s a good read.
USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’.
Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.
Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.
She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.
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