The This Time Forever series can be read in any order.
Frankie and Tommy once dreamed of traveling the world together. But when seventeen-year-old Frank kissed Tom, their plans ended with a punch to the jaw and Frank leaving town without looking back. Thirty years later, Frank’s successful career as a journalist is interrupted by his uncle’s death and the question of his inheritance—the family resort where his childhood dreams were built. When he returns to the Pocono Mountains, however, he finds a dilapidated lodge and Tommy, the boy he never forgot.
Tom’s been keeping the resort together with spit and glue while caring for Frank’s uncle, Robert—a man he considered father, mentor, and friend—and his aged mother, who he refuses to leave behind. Now Robert is gone, taking Tom’s job with him. And Frank is on the doorstep, wanting to know why Tom is still there and why the old lodge is falling apart.
But before they can rebuild the resort, they’ll have to rebuild their friendship. Only then can they renew the forever they planned all those years ago.
Did Not Want The Story To End!
I was so excited to tear into book 2 after immersing myself in the great feelings of book 1. I know this can be read in any order, but I’m glad I read book 1 first as it gave a greater perspective and knowing the backstory of other characters helped.
I love that this author writes about mature men as I’m a middle aged, mature man. Husband and I both really enjoyed understanding the character’s quirks and understanding of how life goes by quickly, if we don’t attempt to stop and just “be”. The characters in book 1 and book 2 are easy to love and identify with. I also enjoy that his author has chosen to bring architecture into her stories! What a fun and enjoyable read. Really excited to read book3, which I just bought.