Friday, April 17, 2015

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: Forever Red by Carina Adams

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Title: Forever Red
Author: Carina Adams
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 10, 2015
Cover Design: Melchelle Designs
Not afraid to speak his mind or make a scene, Nathaniel Kelly has made a name for himself as country music’s ultimate bad boy. Covered in tattoos, singing songs about drugs, drinking and heartache, Nate acts more like an out of control rock star than the grandson of one of the genres most influential and legendary stars. Every man wants to be him. Every woman wants just one night with the hard-rocking country rebel. Except me. I just want to know that the boy I used to love is happy and that I didn’t break his heart in vain. That’s why I buy every magazine that even mentions his name; at least, that’s the story I tell myself. When my friends gave me a birthday present any fan would die for, I was suddenly face-to-face with the man I never thought I’d see again. My body wasn’t supposed to react to him the way it did. And, Nate sure as hell wasn’t supposed to look at me the way he used to. Can someone you loved as a teenager really have a hold on your heart twelve years later? Is it ever too late to say you’re sorry and make up for past wrongs? I’m about to find out.

“I told the reporter that I had a girlfriend. And just so we’re all on the same page, that’s you. You’re my girlfriend.” “Oh, really? Aren’t you supposed to ask me or something? I mean, if we’re going to act twelve, we should go all out.” “Baby girl, I’m Nate Kelly. You should just be on your knees, thanking God right now that you get to call yourself my girlfriend.” “I’m concerned about your lack of self-esteem. You really need to learn how to love yourself despite all your flaws.” “Okay, smartass. I’ve gotta go. I’ll call you later.” “Bye, boyfriend.” I laughed as I hung up, turning to find Rebel and Boone staring at me. “Girlfriend?” the latter choked out around a laugh. Charlie “Boone” Boone, could play anything with keys and the way he played the piano made people stop and listen. But he was an ass that would cling to whatever weakness he could find. “Did I just hear you say the word girlfriend?”

Forever Red by Carina Adams is a story about love lost and found in the most unlikely of circumstances.  A love that can withstand the test of time and show that nothing changes when you are truly in tune with another person, when they are your sole mate.  Forever Red was a 3.5 star read for me and I would highly recommend it to other that enjoy reading a good rock star book with a love story twisted throughout it.

Lia walked away from Nathan when they were young and in love, to ensure that he could have the future that he had always dreamed of due to his immense musical talent.  When Lia and Nathan comes face to face with each other purely by accident, with Lia's friend trying to give her a birthday she will never forget through a meet and greet of the famous Nathan Kelley.  Nathan has a bad boy attitude to go along with his bad boy reputation and although Lia has spent her life following his illustrious career in the music business through every magazine and website, they have not seen each other in almost ten years.  What isn't to love about Nathan Kelley, the famous country singer?  Lia loved him when he was just Nathan the boy and she never stopped.

Nathan coming face to face with the girl that he loved and walked away from him all those years ago.  He never expected to see her again, let alone on line for a meet and greet with him at one of his concerts.  Thrown back to the feelings he had all those years ago, he pretends that he doesn't recognize her at first because he is in such shock.

What comes next is a love story that will grab you by the heartstrings and keep you captivated until you turn the very last page.  The way in which they gravitate toward each other and how they fall back into a relationship that was as easy as it was all those years ago could prove to be dangerous for both of them.  The dreams that Lia has always had are so close that she can reach out and touch them, but there is so much that Nathan doesn't know about her life after he became famous.  The back and forth from past to present in this book allows the reader to completely immerse themselves in Lia and Nathan from when they first fell in love until they broke each other hearts, only to find each other again.  You will not be disappointed with this read!

My buddy Dawn insisted I read this book ,we are Book Addicts and Friends….. We usually LOVE the same stuff, with the exception of Raw- I loved it and it wasn’t completely her cup of tea. So I got an ARC and read this book she was excited about. Forever Red is a love story about a couple that had to weather the storm of life. Many obstacles kept Nate and Cecelia from having a fulfilling, healthy and strong relationship. Betrayal, personal history and family drama kept these two good friends and lovers apart. This youthful couple had a true connection, can they find a future together or have they hurt each other too much?

Carina Adams did a fine job with her this NA novel. It caught my attention quick. I will admit it is a long book. Carina is a detailed author. It was obvious she is passionate about her plot and characters .I enjoyed getting to know all the key characters Ce Ce’s (Cecelia)friends, Mike her rock and loyal friend and the others. These characters helped mold this story. Some were likable and some were not inetentional of course). They all had their role in this drama-esque style book that was relatable and inviting.

What started out as a genuine friendship between Nate and Cecelia blossomed into more. I felt their bond. I was happy Lia(Cecelia) was given a taste of a true relationship. She was kind of cheated out of a conventional family and upbringing. Watching her ups and downs and how they shaped her into who she is was intriguing. My heart hurt for Nate he really tried to work things out the best he could. He was very mature and in ways things were at times unfair for him. I felt how their predicament hindered and sabotoged them.

If you’re looking for something about love and hardship, Click this second chance romance. I liked how the book was set up in past and present. The message of finding your happiness and not giving up on that one no matter how much went on - was worth it. No one said love was easy… In a book I’m never looking for easy……

I’m sure I willow follow this author as she produces more books.
I give Forever Red 4 STARS. It was angsty, beautiful and a bit sad at times.

Forever Red is a book about a love that was lost and found many years later.  I would give this book a 4 stars and would recommend to others.  This is also one of my favorite type of books because it involves a sexy country singer/cowboy-- what more do you need??  This is a pretty long book but I was happy that it was all wrapped in one big package and not split into 2 or 3 books.  The setting of this books starts in highschool and then changes to when they are adults.  I was happy to see what happened in there past to bring them to there current situation. Nate and Lia had what one would call young love but what they both considered a forever love.. but when Lia makes a decision it will change the paths of both of their lives forever.. will they be able to be around eachother after almost 10 years?  Is Nate's fame and fortune to much for Lia?  Will Lia's choices that she make in highschool and in her adult life come back to haunt her once and for all?  Games will be played, hearts have been broken, but will they ever see there forever?

Go get this book now!  There is so much to this book and this review is short but honestly I don't want to give anything away because it would ruin the story.  So for you to find out about sexy musician and his band mates you will have to pick up this book.  And the Epilogue will make you go WTH really?  Yes it leaves it open for another book but with a different character from the book but I am guessing Nate and Lia will be involved in this one as well because Mike is there best friend after all.. Can't wait for the next book thank you Carina Adams for a whirlwind romance and I can't wait for more!


Carina Adams has been writing and creating characters for as long as she can remember, allowing her to fall in love with the next man of her dreams with every new story. Thankfully, fate stepped in and granted her the ultimate wish - a life full of men. Carina lives in a picturesque New England town with her husband, the one man that ruined the thought of all others, and two amazing sons that always keep her on her toes. When she isn’t trying to juggle being a working mom with karate and football practices, surprising her children with her sci-fi movie knowledge, or writing, you can find her with her nose pressed against her kindle in search of her new favorite vampire story, training for a 5k, or laughing with friends. Carina loves to hear feedback from her readers. You can email her at:

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