Title: Ever Always
Author: Diana Gardin
Age: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Grand Central/Forever Yours
Scheduled to release: January 13, 2015
Hunter Waters has loved only one woman for his entire life.
Unfortunately she's his brother's girlfriend, Ever Allen. Hunter isn't the kind of guy to betray family, but when his brother Sam has to leave town and asks Hunter to look after her, the feelings he's fought for years can no longer be buried.
Ever can't think of a time when both Waters brothers hadn't been watching her back. Sam's boldness had charmed her, but now Hunter's quiet, steady strength makes her feel safe for the first time in her crazy, messed-up life. But how can she choose between the only two people in the world to have cared about her? How can she live with loving one brother if it means breaking the other's heart?
Ever Always is novella about abuse and the lengths that are taken to make the abuse stop. This a short novella that is about 100 pages. It was quick read but it was full of angst and sadness, and a romance thrown in the mix. I would give this story a 3.5 star and would recommend it to others. It is a standalone with no cliffy and is told in dual POV's of Ever and Hunter.
Ever has been abused by her father for years and when she finally takes matters in her own hands it becomes and even bigger nightmare when her boyfriend Sam will take the blame. She feels like she has nothing left in the world but she soon figures out that she was wrong because Hunter is still there for her. Hunter is Sam's brother and has loved Ever since they were kids but lost his chance when Sam made a move, but now that same is somewhat out of the picture and he is left to pick up the pieces of Ever's life his attraction will grow and he doesn't know if he can hold them in anymore. Sam has made a new life for himself far away because he is now working on a farm hiding out but what he doesn't realize is that this might be the best thing that has ever happened to him. Will Sam be able to let go of Ever and his past life and move forward? Will Ever be able to move on after everything and realize that maybe all along Hunter was the right man for her all along? Will Hunter finally get what he deserves and live a happily ever after with Ever?
There is another book in this series which is Sam's story and its called Wanting Forever and I look forward to reading it! This is the first book I have read from this author but I look forward to more in the future, go get it now!
Diana is the author of the YA novel COLORBLIND, and the NA Contemporary Romance novels OUT OF THE ASHES, SETTLING ASHES, AND WANTING FOREVER. All are available for purchase now. Diana is a Virginia girl living In South Carolina, and her beloved home in the South is the backdrop for all of her novels. She adores writing about Southern girls and boys finding their way in and out of love. She’s married to the love of her life, and they have two fabulous/crazy children under the age of five.