Title: Next To Forever (Book 3 in the Never Letting Go Series)
Author: S. Moose
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 23rd 2014
Next to Forever is the final book in the Never Letting Go series.
The past will always come back to haunt you and hidden truths are uncovered, as darkness looms over the lives of Erin and Connor on their journey to forever.
Filled with love and happiness, as well as a baby and a wedding on the way, Erin and Connor seem to have it all -until life throws them a twist.
As tragedy strikes, Erin and Connor have to make one of the toughest decisions in their lives.
Will they have their happily ever after or will they have to say goodbye forever?
When I get done with the dishes, I head over to the living room and sit down beside her. She leans on me and her breathing steadies. “Tell me a story.”
Stroking her hair, I know what story she wants to hear. “One night the lonely boy meets the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen. She takes him by surprise and helps him out of his shy shell. They go out for sushi with their friends and later that night, they spend all night talking. The beautiful girl is actually really shy and scared of her life. She thinks she has to be a certain way but the lonely boy leans in to kiss her and tells her she doesn’t need to be that way with him. They share their first kiss and after that night, the lonely boy isn’t lonely anymore. The beautiful girl changed his world and now they’re engaged and expecting a baby.”
Erin holds onto my polo and softly cries. “Our story.”
“The best one yet.”
**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**
~~ 5 Forever Stars ~~
” Life is all about moving on and never forgetting the moments that test our ability to live.”
This quote sums up this whole series!!!! This is the third book in the Never Letting Go Series and I thought it was a GREAT conclusion to the series. Like I said that quote totally summed everything up for me. All three of the books in this series tested the love and bonds between Adam, Sophia, Erin and Connor. But each of these characters proved they would never give up on each other. I LOVED book 1 Reaching Out for You ( Adam and Sophia’s story ) but I have to say that I LOVED this one even more. This book is based primarily around Connor and Erin, who we meet in book 1, but I loved that the author included Adam and Sophia in this story. These four characters are so interconnected that I don’t think she could’ve written this book without including all 4 of them in it. I said this was a great conclusion for this series, because it truly did wrap up the whole series and gave us the endings for Adam and Sophia and Connor and Erin. I loved that we got 2 epilogues!!!! I also loved that this book was told in Dual POV’s and with a couple surprise POV’s thrown in there. I thought this book was very well written and the story flowed really well. This book has so much going on that it is actually a pretty quick read, because it keeps you on your toes. Not only did we get a great conclusion to 2 wonderful love stories, we got some suspense and action that had some great twists and turns. I will say that the suspense element was a pleasant surprise. I totally didn’t see it coming.
Like I said this book is primarily Connor and Erin’s story. This book starts off right where book 1 ends. Erin and Connor are in a relationship and struggling to find time together, because Connor is traveling and working so much. I will say that Erin and Connor are thrown some really tough challenges in this book, but I loved how that in the end they always knew they had each other to turn to. They knew that if they just trusted in each others love that they could get through anything. There really was a lot that happened in this book, but I can’t talk about most of it because it would spoil way to much of this book. You’ll just to read it to see what happens. I still loved Erin’s character in this book, she was a sweet girl who had some spunk. She wasn’t afraid to stand up to someone who might be a threat to her relationship with Connor, but she also didn’t take any crap from Connor either. Connor was simply AMAZING!!!! He will forever be on my BBF list. The love he felt and showed Erin was wonderful. He proved over and over that he would do anything to keep Erin safe and happy….No Matter What!!!!!
Even though this was Erin and Connor’s story we saw quite a bit of Adam and Sophia. I loved watching the love story flourish and the conclusion we got. I still LOVED Adam. He captured my heart in book 1 and held on tight in this book also. I will say Sophia kind of bugged me a little bit in this book. She seemed a little whinier in this one. I guess I have to cut her a little slack since there were extenuating circumstances. Either way it didn’t deter me from loving this book.
I could probably go on and on about this book, but I will just say….Go Ahead and READ this SERIES!!!! You won’t be disappointed.
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Saoching Moose, writing as S.Moose, is a contemporary romance and suspense author living in Webster, NY. She debut as an author on June 7, 2013 with Reaching Out For You. She lives with her lovable and supportive husband.
A 2011 graduate from St. John Fisher College, S.Moose loves to read and write. When she’s not in her writing cave, you can find her hanging out with her amazing family and friends.
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