When Love Never Ends

A Mayberry Love Story

Romance - Contemporary
380 Pages
Reviewed on 10/02/2013
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Reviewed by Kayti Nika Raet for Readers' Favorite

When Love Never Ends by J. Alec Keaton is a love story of the ultimate form as a series of wrong choices leads to a tragic end for Sam and Sara, the love of his life. Determined to make things better for him and the people around him, he employs the help of his friend Dr. Pike, a professor at a top school who also happens to be tinkering with the theory of time travel.

Set in the Sixties and Seventies, the two main characters Sam and Sara are very good, like Leave it to Beaver, Mayberry good. Surprisingly, it wasn't off putting at all, perhaps because neither of the characters were arrogant and lectured or acted sanctimonious, nor are they completely stupid and naive. But of course a love story with only angelic characters would be a bit of a snore so the role of villain is played by Sara’s father who's quite the racist (Sam is half white, half Japanese-American), and gleefully wallows in the negative morals and social values of his time. He is the one that causes heartache between the two love-birds and begins them down the road that ends with Sam, heartbroken and considering time-travel.

At first When Love Never Ends starts off kind of rocky, with much more telling than showing; it had me worried about the quality of the book as a whole but Mr. Keaton quickly shakes off the awkward start and I found myself engaged in the story, wondering what was going to happen next. Well written, with bright, shiny characters, When Love Never Ends is sure to tug at the strings of even the most hardened heart.