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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Waiting on Forever - 5-Star Review

Seriously, this is one of the sweetest books that I have read!  It was so good that I let out a few "SQWEEE's" while reading it.  While this is the follow-up to Planning on Forever, I personally think that it can be read as a standalone.  In fact, I did read this one before reading Planning on Forever, and I wasn't confused at all.

So here are my loves for this book.  First of all, the characters!  I mean, seriously, Leah is one of the best female lead characters that I have come across recently.  No, she is not a cheerleader or even a popular girl.  She is real!  And bonus, she doesn't take crap from anyone!  I could just hug Ashley Wilcox for not making her a winy airhead!  And then there is Matt.  Oh dear goodness, is Matt swoon-worthy!  Athletic, football player, with a heart of gold.  Oh, and let's not forget how incredibly sweet and gentle he is!  I could go on forever about just how amazing these characters are, but I'll hold back the fan-girl from making an appearance.  ;-)

Secondly, the story itself is such a great love story.  Matt and Leah meet at freshman orientation and keep up via Facebook for a while, but that's their only contact until the stars align and they have a class together.  But since Matt joins the class late, the professor asks Leah to tutor him. From acquaintances, to Facebook friends, to study buddies in lightning speed.  Hold on to your hat, because it is a whirlwind story.

Parties, sororities and getting drunk.
Oh, yeah. And learning. 
This may be true for most college students, but not for Leah Bennett.  College life for her includes studying, working, and excelling in school.  When it comes to the social ladder, Leah is at the bottom.  Popular girls, hot guys and star athletes are of no importance to her, except for one.
Matthew Jacobs.
Matt is the starting wide receiver at SUNY Cortland, the most wanted guy on campus and Leah’s best friend.  Although Leah’s feelings toward Matt run deeper than just a friendship, it is something she would never let be heard because the odds of someone like Matthew Jacobs going for someone like Leah Bennett are slim to none. 
When Matt starts showing an interest in Leah that goes beyond friendship, she is dumbfounded and doesn’t believe it is possible – until one weekend that changes everything.
Will Matt and Leah’s popularity status get in the way of having a chance at a real relationship?
 Or does status mean nothing when it comes to true love?

Title: Waiting on Forever
Author: Ashley Wilcox
Release date: April 29, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult

About the Author

Some may consider me a jack of all trades, but I consider myself well rounded.
I’ve waitressed, styled hair, answered phones and, most recently, worked full time as mom to my two beautiful little boys.
Then there was this book… Everyone and their brother started talking about this book series titled Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James.  I didn’t really pay attention to the craze at first, since I wasn’t a big reader- okay, I didn’t read at all.  But curiosity got the best of me, so I downloaded it to my kindle.
 I was immediately hooked. I read the whole series in three days.  Yes, three books in three days.
 I kept finding all these great books that I HAD to read (just ask my credit card!).
 Then I started hearing voices. Voices that turned into stories; stories that were begging to get out of my head. 
I started writing them down on scraps of paper. Then I transferred them to my computer. Before I knew it,  Planning on Forever was born.
The voices in my head are still talking, so I’m still writing.

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