May 21, 2017

The Problem With Forever.

the problem with forever.
Jennifer l. armentrout.

Publisher Harlequin Teen.
Publication Date: May 17,2016.
Genre:  YA  Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|474..
          Source:  Goodreads|Library

For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard. 


That was…beautiful, heartbreaking story. There are so much emotion that went through me while reading THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER and even I am not sure if I can clearly describe my feeling at this moment. I had been a fan of JENNIFER L. ARMENTTOUT ever since I came across Lux Series which I fell in love with back in 2013. It has been a while since I last read any of her books. Once I found out that she had a new book coming out, I wanted to check it out. From moment that I picked up THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER I fell in love again and I remembered how much I loved this writer. I was hooked into Mallory and Rider’s world and was as if I became part of their story. Like Mallory was telling a story to me and I wanted to see how it would end. I wanted a happy ending, for both Rider and Mallory, the two of the deserved it, after everything that the two of them had gone through, they needed their happily after.

Anyone could tell that there was a connection between Rider and Mallory, from moment that Rider realized that it was her, his childhood best friend that he protected all those years. I believe that Paige knew it, and it was one of reasons that she disliked her, because she was aware of how important she was to him. I am pretty sure she even knew how he felt about her, before Mallory did. I am not sure why but I loved the nickname that Rider had for Mallory, ‘Mouse’, I thought that it was cute. It was clear to me from beginning how much he cared about her, Rider always made effort to be around her, texting her and making sure she was okay. I knew it before he did, that him and Paige wouldn’t work, not for long anyways. I was rooting for them to be together from beginning. Like Mallory I did not understand why Carl was treating Rider way he did, but once he explained about his brother, it made sense. I was also glad that she finally got into good family, the ones that cared about her. Family and Love is what Mallory needed.

THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is not only a love story. It’s a story about friendship, family, overcoming your fears, facing your past and letting go. It was an emotional book, and impossible to put down. Not a single page did not kept my attention, it had my full attention from beginning of book till the end. Be sure that you have tissues nearby because you will need it. THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER a story that will stay with you, a story that I couldn’t seem to get out of my mind long after I had finished it. I was amazed and proud of how Mallory changed from beginning of book and at the end. An astonishing, emotional ride.


BookishMiranda said...

Is there a HEA at the end of this one? I love JLA but have been hesitant to pick this one up because I'm not sure if it's a HEA or not.

Great review! :)

Miranda @ Miranda's Book Blog

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