Title: Finding Forever
Author: Linda Oaks
Series: The Chasing Series
Genre: New Adult
Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing
What if forever was never meant to be?
Kara Thorn had always been the confident one until the fateful day her heart was shattered. She lost the one person she thought would never walk away….
Devon McGraw, the man who had promised her forever.
When Kara returns to her hometown for a wedding, fate intervenes throwing her and Devon together once again. Their chemistry is stronger than ever before, but Devon is not the same guy that Kara fell in love with. The man he’d become had a past, and it was complicated.
He wanted a week, but Kara wants forever.
Will Kara forgive Devon’s past or will her own ruin any chance of her finding forever?
**Finding Forever is an Interconnected Standalone in The Chasing Series. Each book features a different couple.**
A ⭐️⭐️⭐⭐️⭐️ Review of FINDING FOREVER by Linda Oaks
UGH!! I seriously didn’t think my heart would make it through this one. Drama, lost loves, and more drama. I really enjoyed Chasing Rainbows and worried about the follow up story, but Linda Oaks delivered another amazing read. This is one of those books where you simply stop worrying about the impending morning alarm and then curse yourself the next morning because you simply could not put the book down. However, ultimately you know that in the end it was the right decision and simply reach for the caffeine to see you through your day.
In all seriousness, though, this is a powerful read. It’s amazing how sometimes you can read a story and feel it is speaking at you. How the things you draw out of the story hit you in the heart, or sometimes the gut. Whether that is the point the author was making or not, it makes you love the story that much more. Well at least for me it does. And I think many of us can relate to the pain and heartache of having lived through losing our first love.
Finding Forever demonstrated how easy, and fast, our life plans and big dreams can come crashing down around us. This story demonstrated that point, several times over. BUT, it also restored faith in perseverance and determination. If things are meant to be, they will be. But in saying that, it drove home the point that you have to be ready to let it go and move on. I loved the inclusion of how important friends and family are to surviving crushing disappointments life throws at you.
Kara had a great friends and family, but could not move past the love of her life. The fact they had many mutual friends and were constantly at the same events didn’t help. She had to find a way, once and for all, to put Devon behind her and move on.
Devon was different than how she remembered. But different in a good way. Did she want to move on? Did he want her to stay? How could they get past some of the major complications that drove them apart to begin with? Or would the secrets and betrayal be more than either could move past?
Devon in faded jeans and a ratty T-shirt was a sight to behold, but give this man a pair of dark gray slacks and a white dress shirt… well, his beauty left me speechless. He stopped to stand in front of me. The top button on his shirt was left undone, hinting at the dark, crisp, chest hair that peeked through the v against the whiteness of the shirt; the tip edges of the red and orange tattooed flames caught my eye. Someone else might not have noticed, but I noticed everything about Devon. Shirtless, that tattoo spanned his right shoulder and ended along the thick curve of his neck.
His eyes dipped, slowly taking in my appearance from head to toe. My breath caught. “That shade of pink is the exact same color as your…”
My hand covered his mouth muffling the rest of his words before he could finish saying it out loud. His lips curved into a grin against my palm. My cheeks felt flushed, and feeling his warm breath against my skin made me want to whimper. “Please don’t say it,” I whispered, staring up at him with pleading eyes. I didn’t think I could take it. His icy eyes danced mischievously.
He nodded in reply to my request. His fingers curled around my wrist. He gently drew my hand aside. Beneath his fingertips, my pulse hammered. “I was going to say lipstick, Kara.” He smirked. I rolled my eyes at him. Sure, he was.
Linda Oaks has always had a passion for books. At the age of five, she was a book of the month club member. Her love for books eventually led her to a love of writing. She resides in Eastern Kentucky with her husband, two children, three dogs and a pet rabbit named Dozer. She can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Wattpad and Instagram. She can be also be reached by mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. She loves connecting with her readers.