Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
Forever Again by Linda Stiles Fox is the story of a woman who found love when she was just a teenager, lost it, and found it again when she got older. This is the story of a woman who gave her life to a boy, then gave it to her son, and now that she is older, she is ready for herself. Madison Reeves was only 18 years old when she became pregnant and engaged to the guy she loved. Brody Mason was everything she ever wanted, and now they were engaged to be married. When Brody tells her that he is leaving for a job far away that will help them jump start their great future, she has no idea that those moments will be the very last with her love.
Brody never returns and Madison spends her life caring for her son. Twenty years later, she is living her life happily with her son, Cody. She gets the surprise of her life when she receives an all expenses paid vacation to Hawaii from an unknown person. Cody encourages her to take this chance and get away from her stressful life, and she does just that. There she finds love once again with an enigmatic and wealthy man named Sam. With Madison falling head over heels in love, both Cody and Madison are ready for the next chapter in their lives with Sam, but there is something that Sam knows and, when he reveals it, Madison’s world comes crashing down. Can Madison love again? Can she trust her heart with someone once again? Or is it better to simply live her life the way she always did?
I like to think of myself as a serious romance reader. I love romance and I live for the next book. Sometimes they fall short and sometimes they just surpass my expectations. When you have read romance so much, you become used to the story lines and the characters, and you become better at predicting the story. Forever Again raised my expectations right from the start and kept raising them until the very end. This was perhaps one novel that I wished would just go on and on and not end at all. The characters were given time to develop and grow, the plot line was perfectly in sync with the reader, and the way the story was written was just simply amazing. I loved everything about this novel, but I especially loved the way Linda Stiles Fox wrote this sweet, emotional, and adventurous romance!