REVIEW – FOREVER (The Finale to the THIS Series) by J.B. McGee

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Tensions run high when Bradley rocks the boat of wedded bliss by inviting Gabe, Sam, Ryan, Joe, and their families to spend Christmas Day with Gabby and him.

Sam finds herself torn between the man she loves and the ones she thinks she doesn’t.

Will the rift between Gabby and Sam continue to spread? Will everyone be able to finally leave the past behind?

When tragedy strikes, will they realize everything is temporary except Forever?

Forever can be read as a stand alone novel.

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 Happily Ever After Stars*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author in Exchange for an Honest Review}

Everything in life is temporary. The trials and tribulations don’t matter at the end of the day. The most important thing is family and having someone to tell you, “I’ll love you forever.”

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This series holds a very special place in my heart. I read it way back in early 2013 and I fell in love with Gabby and Bradley. I devoured this series and when I saw that a fifth book was in the works, I was so anxious to get my hands on it. Sadly, it didn’t get published as soon as I had hoped. There was even a time when the author announced she would not be writing the final book. Well I had the honor of meeting J.B. McGee at an author signing last October, where I had the biggest fangirl moment with her in the hotel lobby. She was actually flattered by my response to meeting her. She seriously is the most modest and down to earth person you could ever meet. She made my day when she announced that she decided to write the last book after all and it was close to being completed!! I am so very grateful to her for giving me the ARC!

 

Even though almost three years have passed since I read the books, I had no problems picking up where the last book left off. At first I was upset because the story starts off surrounding around Gabby’s older sister, Sam, and the dilemma she finds herself in the middle of. I was expecting this book to be all about Gabby and Bradley. Then as the story progressed, I actually became so engrossed with Sam’s storyline, that I found it hard to put this book down. But don’t worry, the story switches between Sam and her drama back to Gabby & Bradley. So we get to see how married life is going for those two.

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Sam is dating Ryan Adams, who is an ER resident, just like her. But she also finds herself insanely attracted to his younger brother, Joe. Joe is 100% crazy about her and is trying his best to make her admit she shares the same feelings. Sam, struggles with her conscience and also thinks that the right man to be with is Ryan. She thinks Joe is a player and even though he makes her heart race and her body tingle, which doesn’t happen with Ryan, Sam believes Joe would only end up breaking her heart in the end. Yes, this is kind of a love triangle, even though it is quite obvious who the right man is and I need to make it clear, there isn’t any cheating involved.

 

The angst kept me on the edge of my seat. I wondered how long it would take for Sam to give in to her heart and would she end up with the right guy. Also there was the issue with her father trying to get back in her life. He had really killed their relationship so many years ago when he physically abused her younger sister and eventually ended up deserting the family. Even though Gabby was willing to forgive him and let him into her life, Sam struggled with being able to forgive him.

 

We get a lot of WTF??!!! revelations in this book and that’s what made this all the more enjoyable because it wasn’t so predictable.

 

Gabby and Bradley have a very charmed life for the most part. There are only a couple of minor speedbumps along the way but in the end they do get the HEA they truly deserve. I loved how it all ends for everyone in the epilogue and, ok, maybe I am a little happy that Ian and Veronica got their HEA too! If you read this series, you would know those two caused serious drama for Bradley and Gabby, but in this book they’ve obviously done a lot of growing up and have become likeable characters.

 

I have enjoyed the entire journey with these characters and would recommend it if you love angst and don’t mind if the steam factor is not off the charts. Although I will say in this last book, the author definitely kicked the schmexy up a notch!!

LIVE – FOREVER (The Finale to the THIS Series) by J.B. McGee

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Book Title: Forever
Author: J.B. McGee
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 26, 2015
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Book Blurb

Tensions run high when Bradley rocks the boat of wedded bliss by inviting Gabe, Sam, Ryan, Joe, and their families to spend Christmas Day with Gabby and him.

Sam finds herself torn between the man she loves and the ones she thinks she doesn’t.

Will the rift between Gabby and Sam continue to spread? Will everyone be able to finally leave the past behind?

When tragedy strikes, will they realize everything is temporary except Forever?

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Joe opens the door before I even ring the bell. “Hey.” He looks me up and down.

“Hi.” I want to say more, but my body freezes. He’s still pale, has dark circles under his eyes, and his hair is a mess. “Were you expecting someone?” My eyes search his. Even though he’d look sexy no matter what, my heart squeezes to the point it hurts. Is this because of me? Did I do this to him on the stairs? I just saw him a few hours ago. How is it he looks like this so quickly? “You look…” I want to say terrible, but he doesn’t.

He leans his body against the door. Clearly he isn’t going anywhere. His jeans hang from his hips, giving a slight glimpse of his gray boxers. He’s not wearing a shirt, which reveals a smattering of short, trimmed hair over his bare chest. His nipples are erect and tiny bumps erupt from his naturally tanned skin.

Breathe, Sam.

My eyes wander further down to the way his hips cut into a perfect V like a perfectly sculpted action figure with all the clothing stripped away. I’d compare him to a Ken doll, but I draw in a breath when I think about Barbie. Joe’s too beautiful to be Ken, and I’m not nearly plastic enough to be her. Maybe this was a bad idea.

He clears his throat, and my eyes fixate on his hips as my tongue darts out. I exhale the air I’ve been holding in my lungs. It meets with the cold, dry December atmosphere, and condensation fills the space between our bodies like rain hitting the blacktop during a summer storm.

Ryan’s hips make this formation, too, but there’s something about Joe’s that has warmth radiating throughout my body and a dull ache growing between my legs. I gulp as I point my head toward his body. “You’re gonna catch a cold like that.”

He stares at me, his lips curving into a small smirk. “What do you want, Sam?”

“Are you alone?”

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Meet the Author

JB photo J.B. McGee was born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina. She is the mother of two beautiful children and a stay at home mom/entrepreneur. She finished her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of South Carolina-Aiken in 2006. During her time studying children’s literature, a professor encouraged her to become a writer.

In 2011, it was discovered that both her children, she, and her husband have Mitochondrial Disease, a disease that has no cure or treatments. Being a writer allows J.B. to remain close to her family, raise awareness for mito, and to lose herself in the stories that she creates for her readers.

J.B. McGee and her family now reside in Buford, Georgia. She is an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author of her debut series, the ‘THIS’ Series.

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