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Forward by J. Saman


Rating: 5/5


He promised to love me forever. But when I woke up to find Levi gone without a trace, he broke that promise.

Lara Gould finally has everything going for her. Amazing job, great apartment and a boyfriend who loves her. That is, until one night when her past and present collide. The man she thought she’d love forever vanished without a trace seven years ago, breaking her heart. Suddenly Levi has returned and is making some big waves in Lara’s life. But can she trust him? Why did he leave all those years ago? Her new boyfriend Tom, is perfect. Smart, sexy and adoring with a British accent Lara can’t help but love. When Tom asks her for a future in another country, Lara finds she has a big decision to make. Who does she move forward with? The man of her past or the man of her present.


If you get the chance to move forward, will you still be tempted to fall back into the arms of an old flame? In the battle between the heart and the mind, sometimes it’s wise to listen to the voice of reason, other times, it’s more tempting to follow your heart. So will Lara go for the obvious choice? The charming gentleman named Tom or will she decide to give Levi a second chance? The man who, seven years ago, had vanished without a single word of notice, leaving her helplessly picking up the shattered pieces of her broken heart.

“I went from thinking about moving away with my boyfriend for a year, to seeing the ex-love of my life, all in one night. Today of all days. I hate irony.”

There is a fine line between what is convenient and what is right. Convenience is safe but what is right is what ignites our souls and make our hearts shiver. It was quite interesting to see the protagonist swing between what is convenient and what truly makes her whole being come to life.

The plot has a tint of realism to it and I enjoyed every second of the, tragic yet happy, journey. Even though it’s a romantic novel, it has a bit of everything and it will keep you guessing till the very pleasant end. The main characters have a nice depth to them and the supporting ones are all quite interesting.

This is the second book by J. Saman that I’ve read and I loved it just as much. This skilful author will make you crave more of her beautiful writing; stories that will easily make you smile, laugh, and sometimes even shed a tear or two. So be prepared for the remarkable ride!

Last but not least, I would like to thank the lovely J. Saman for sending me a copy of this beautiful book. I will definitely be looking forward (see what I did there) to reading more of her wonderful work.

Goodreads link: Forward


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