Genre: Young Adult, Mature Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Life’s. Little. Surprises.
The last thing seven-year-old Carrigan “Ace” Casper foresaw was an eight-year-old Heath Lovelly walking into her life the day her mother died. From that moment on, Heath sticks by her side, slowly becoming her strength, her confidant, and her entire world. What she doesn’t know is, she’s his saving grace, too.
Ten years later, Ace is handed another crippling challenge that threatens everything in her almost perfect life. Only, this time, she doesn’t turn to Heath, hiding the truth instead. But Heath knows Ace too well and won’t back down easily. He’s ready to do whatever it takes and will stay by her side until she accepts that their love is the kinda love worth fighting for.
Will he be her forever triumph or her unexpected downfall?
And an unexpected journey to falling in love.
I’m going to attempt to write this review in a way that doesn’t sound gushy, gushy, love! Seriously, though, I absolutely loved this read. It’s a definite favourite read of 2015! This was an absolutely delightful story about best friends who discover love really is all there is. Well done to Clara Stone, for writing an extremely fluid, well executed story line. The characters were beautiful and the author created a world that made me want to sit, read and not stop, until I was done (which is exactly what I did do!).
Carrigan and Heath (AKA Ace and Iceman) have been best friends since a tragedy struck Ace at aged 7. Iceman becomes her pillar of strength. The reliability of these two on each other was gorgeous and I smiled a lot whilst reading. Their banter was fun, natural, and you know they are just so perfect for each other. Whilst the nicknames are never actually spoken about, I am left wondering if it’s a Top Gun reference?!?! Regardless, the author has a natural ability to bring a story together, and for that, I highly recommend you add this to your reading list as soon as possible! (In fact, don’t just add it, make sure you read it, too!) This is a great YA read for anyone 13 and up. Forever Kinda Love is a wonderful coming of age story that will leave you believing that love conquers all.
*The author supplied a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review*