Emily Mitchell, 35, living and working in New York City, has struggled through a string of failed relationships. When her boyfriend of 7 years takes her out for their long-awaited anniversary dinner, Emily is sure that this time will be different, that this time she will finally get the ring.
When he gives her a small bottle of perfume instead, Emily knows the time has come to break up with him—and for her entire life to have a fresh start.
Reeling from her unsatisfying, high-pressure life, Emily decides she needs a change. She decides on a whim to drive to her father’s abandoned home on the coast of Maine, a sprawling, historic house where she’d spent magical summers as a child. But the house, long-neglected, is in dire need of repair, and the winter is no time to be in Maine. Emily hasn’t been there in 20 years, when a tragic accident changed her sister’s life and shattered her family. Her parents divorced, her father disappeared, and Emily was never able to bring herself to step foot in that house again.
Now, for some reason, with her life reeling, Emily feels drawn to the only childhood place she ever knew. She plans on going just for a weekend, to clear her head. But something about the house, its numerous secrets, its memories of her father, its oceanfront allure, its small-town setting—and most of all, its gorgeous, mysterious caretaker—doesn’t want to let her leave. Can she find the answers she’s been looking for here, in the most unexpected place of all?
Can a weekend become a lifetime?
For Now and Forever is book #1 in the debut of a dazzling romance series that will make you laugh, make you cry, will keep you listening late into the night—and will make you fall in love with romance all over again.
BEST befor sleep
It feels the best when it’s winter and you want to sleep early, you go to bed and set 30 mins of the audio 😌
So many things off
It took me a second to realize that I was listening to a book about people in the US, but that the entire time they would all be British with their accent. The terminology was off on so many things, it’s as if the author didn’t do any research on how NE people talk. Then the main character, when she threw her shoes and blazer coat out the window, and then proceeded to walk around in a blizzard and unheated house like that...I mean, who does that?!? No one. I live in the north cold country, that’s just plain crazy. And the plot, too many ‘it just happened to work out’ thrown in with off the wall issues. I will not be reading anything more by this author.
The story flows smoothly. Narration was great. I enjoyed all of the characters and their intertwined lives. I would definitely recommend. Happy reading!