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Today I’m spotlighting FORWARD by J Saman. I loved this book and here is my review:
Oh my goodness! What a perfect story FORWARD by J. Saman is. I was hooked on Lara and her life from the very first chapter. Lara is a nurse in a Boston hospital and she has the perfect life. She also has a perfect boyfriend of two years, a Brit named Tom who adores her. Her life is right where she wants it to be until one night when her past comes crashing back to her in the ER where she is working. She needs to stitch up the hand on Levi, a guy who broke her heart and destroyed her seven years ago.
Lara wants nothing to do with Levi Katz and she tries to get out of stitching him up but no one else will do it. All those emotions from seven years ago come rushing back to her and she is going to have a panic attack if she doesn’t calm down. FORWARD is definitely the way she wants to move, not backwards when Levi shredded her heart. Can life get any worse? Oh, on top of seeing the guy who destroyed her seven years ago Tom tells her that he needs to go to England for a year and wants Lara to go with him. She meets Levi a few days later and he explains what happened to make him leave.
Lara is torn. How can she go to England for a year when Levi has just found her after all this time? She always thought Levi was THE ONE and when he left, she cried for three days straight. It took her many years to get over him and to even think about trusting someone else with her heart. Eventually she did and that guy was Tom. Now here he is telling her he has to go and he wants her with him. What is Lara going to do? Doesn’t she love Tom now? Isn’t she over Levi? Why should it matter that he is back?
FORWARD had me reading like a mad woman, swiping the pages like crazy and holding my breath. I was instantly invested in Lara and really wanted her to just tell Levi to go to hell and for her to leave with Tom. But after hearing Levi’s explanation and what happened, I knew I was a goner……sorry Tom. J. Saman has once again left me in tears and crying for more. I now know I will devour everything this awesome author writes and do it all easily with a smile on my face and tears in my eyes.
He promised to love me forever. But when I woke up to find Levi gone without a trace, he broke that promise.
Lara Gould finally has everything going for her. Amazing job, great apartment and a boyfriend who loves her.
That is, until one night when her past and present collide.
The man she thought she’d love forever vanished without a trace seven years ago, breaking her heart. Suddenly Levi has returned and is making some big waves in Lara’s life. But can she trust him? Why did he leave all those years ago?
Her new boyfriend Tom, is perfect. Smart, sexy and adoring with a British accent Lara can’t help but love. When Tom asks her for a future in another country, Lara finds she has a big decision to make.
Who does she move forward with?
The man of her past or the man of her present.
Warning: Strong language and moderate sexual content
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
My name is J. Saman.
I am a nurse practitioner living in New England with my husband and three awesome girls. I love all types of novels, but find myself always going back to writing romances. I’m an admitted lover of picking at old wounds and adding some angst in there as well.
I have several stories in the works so hang tight. More to come!