Forever by Monica Murphy
(Website, Twitter, Goodreads)on April 4th 2017
Source: Social Butterfly PR
She’s all I could ever want…
I have a reputation around school. Cold. Untouchable. Unfeeling. Only one girl could ever make me want to change and that’s Amanda Winters. Too bad I broke her heart and drove her away.
So to get through the rest of my days in high school, I tell myself I need to focus on more important things. Like taking our football team to championships. Get accepted to the college of my choice. And finish my senior year without wanting to run away from my problems.
But your problems chase after you no matter where you go. And it’s a lot harder when you fight them alone. The longer I go without Amanda, the more I miss her. Her smile. Her laughter. The things she said. How she looked at me like I was the only person who mattered. The way she made me feel…
Why can’t I have everything, including the girl? I’m determined to make things right. And make Amanda mine…
I love Jordan Tuttle!
I could probably stop this review right there and have given you enough reasons to read this book. Amanda Winters and Jordan Tuttle are one of my favorite couples I’ve ever met in a book. The chemistry, the angst, and the sweet moments splattered in between made this a must-read the second I discovered it existed.
This is the third book in the Friends series, and the second book in Amanda and Tuttle’s love story. While I didn’t particularly care for Livvy, I started liking her a bit more through Amanda’s eyes. If you’ve read Just Friends, then you know a lot of drama unfolds for Livvy and her friends. I was kind of disappointed that there will not be a more detailed account of what happens between Livvy and Dustin, because I was always part of that team. Though, I would not have wanted to read Amanda and Tuttle’s story any other way.
Did I mention I love Tuttle? Well, I do. Amanda couldn’t stay away from the guy that broke her heart—and I didn’t want her to stay away. Tuttle didn’t see the guy that he could be. He was damaged. He had a good heart, and Amanda saw that, but she couldn’t fight the stubborn guy determined to prove to everyone that he had a cold heart. I loved Amanda’s determination. She had a wonderful voice that matched her personality and the Amanda that everyone else saw. Her life changed drastically when Jordan Tuttle entered into her life, and she grew into an amazing, strong character that you will love to read about.
Since the book is told in dual perspective, I really understood Jordan. I enjoyed meeting the aloof Tuttle in Just Friends and discovering his forever crush on Amanda in More Than Friends. I love him in all his brokenness and wanted him to accept that the guy Amanda saw existed. He had a lot of growing to do in order to earn back Amanda’s trust and win her over. One of the most important things about Jordan Tuttle: he had to learn that he was more than the guy his parents, and everyone else—but Amanda—believed him to be.
This is a must-read second chance story. There are still many characters that I have tons of questions about, though I know this is the end of the Friends series. There were a few things that I expected to happen that didn’t, some of which I think would have made the book even more jaw dropping. Overall, however, if Monica Murphy keeps on writing books like this, it’s no wonder she’s one of my favorite contemporary romance writers.
Murphy creates an unforgettable and unputdownable story. Amanda and Jordan will tug at your heartstrings. Be prepared to read this book in one sitting because it’s all you will have one your mind until you finish it—and even after you’ve turned the last page it’ll still be all you can think about.