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Monday, December 2, 2013

Review: Forever: A Seaside Novella (Seaside #3.5) by Rachel Van Dyken

From Goodreads.com Men fall hard. Rock stars? Fall the hardest.

This is the conclusion to Alec and Nat's story.

I breathed in and out for a few seconds as I waited at the end of the aisle. It felt like I was standing overlooking the edge of a cliff, and the minute I saw my future wife, I was going to freefall.

The music started.

Shit, I was seriously going to pass out.

People stood, Demetri nodded his head and patted me on the back.

And then I saw her.

It was like seeing her for the first time all over again. Memories of meeting her that first day of school had me grinning from ear to ear. The local girl, who didn’t even know who I was the first time she saw me, fell for me. And in return, gave me her heart for safekeeping. I ached to touch her as she walked slowly down the aisle. Her brown eyes met mine. And I lost it. Every single fear that I was holding on to snapped.

Forget drugs.

Forget needing to calm down.

I couldn’t stop my heart from beating out of my chest, and I didn’t want to. I just wanted to touch her, to tell her how pretty she was in her white dress. I wanted to promise her forever, I wanted to be her eternity.

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 My Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Whenever I pick up a Seaside Novel, it is like coming home. Seriously. It feels like I know Nat and Alec, Demetri and Alyssa.. Hell it even feels like I know Jameyson. I've laughed with them. I've cried with them. And now.. I get to celebrate with them.


Forever is everything you've come to expect from Rachel and her Seaside series. It's witty, its funny, it makes you smile, and it makes you cry. One of the things I love most about Rachel is her ability to draw you in, to make you actually feel like you are a part of the story, and Forever, even though it is a novella, did not leave me with the disappointed feeling a lot of novellas do. It was the perfect amount of detail and flow to allow the reader to be a part of the celebration of Nat & Alec. 

My one and only complaint is that this is labeled as the end of Alec and Nat's story.. how can it be the end? *cries* I need to know what happens next (especially in one certain area that I don't want to give away in case some people still haven't read the other books). 

A quick and easy read (seriously, even though its a novella I read it in a couple hours, I couldn't put it down), Forever, is certain not to disappoint! And if, like me, you're already a Rachel fan... well then Seaside will (hopefully) tide you over under the release of Fall (coming Spring 2014).



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Forever: A Seaside Novella is available from Amazon.com

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