Fifteen years ago, Syndie Wilder left her small hometown- Amherst, Ohio- to escape the pain of losing her best friend and boyfriend. Deciding that Chicago offered more for an up and coming jewelry designer, she enjoyed the big city life until she chooses to return and care for her father. Taking care of her father and relocating her internet business, Syndie has no time or desire for romance but fate has a way of playing with best-laid plans.
Thom Johnson broke Syndie’s heart all those years ago and regrets it every day. As a firefighter, Thom sets out to protect Amherst and redeem himself for his bad choices. However, he never has forgotten Syndie and the hurt he caused her.
When a chance meeting happens, can the two former friends allow themselves the chance to become friends again, or will the sparks turn a childhood friendship into a forever love?
Angie J's review:
I was given this book by the author for an honest review.
I like to read alllll lengths of novels. I love the quick read some days. This was a great quick read. I love the idea of going back and finding the one who broke your heart.....Finding your one true love.
Syndie and TJ were best friends and then they were Boyfriend/Girlfriend. Well, TJ, being a horny teenager, dumps Syndie for some "lady loving" with girls who will put out. Guess what? TJ kinda feels bad when Syndie wont talk to him and runs away when she graduates High School. He has regretted his actions ever since. Needless to say, when she returns to take care of her ailing father, TJ declares a war on her heart. He tells her he WILL be with her after apologizing for past behavior. Well Syndie doesn't know what to do or think. She still loves TJ and wants to believe they could be together but still love each other after 15 years??? Is that EVEN possible? This was a sweet and short novel. The HEA at the end is great and priceless. I loved the fact that Syndie's dad is who tells her to go after her "Forever Love" like he had with her mom. It is a sweet moment.
A captivating love story by the author who, herself, taught me the meaning of love. Forever love is a story of love, loss, sacrifices, relationships and above all, bonds within a family. Syndie, a high school student, who had relocated to Chicago as soon as she graduated to get over her childhood friend and ex-boyfriend, T.J. returns to her town once again due to her father’s ill health. Unbeknown to her that she would be facing the object of her teenage affection as soon as she sets foot in town. As she encounters T.J.at the beach, her older feelings and memories come back to her whereas T.J. realises that he still loves her. Torn between her father’s ill health and T.J’s love, it is quite difficult for Syndie to make a decision.
As the events unfold in the story, the author greatly utilized her gift for portraying her emotions and dilemma into the lead character as if we were living the story ourselves. The attractions and the chemistry between Syndie and T.J. have been beautifully portrayed. Once again, Ms. Keir has woven a creative tale of love, family and relationships. Forever Love is must read for all those fans of romance books looking for a good story.