Thursday, February 2, 2017

Release Blitz: Forever - Abrianna Denae

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She's hiding from the girl she once was.

He's just trying to get through another day.

Marley Fallon doesn't believe in attachments, not after her world was destroyed by those she trusted the most. She's put on a new face and is ready to bury the past. Nothing good can come from remembering the pain.

What she doesn't count on is Wyatt Hensley. The silent stranger manages to get under her skin in ways she can't explain.

Wyatt doesn't want anything to do with the mysterious new girl. He has bigger issues to worry about.

However, you can't fight what's right in front of you.

Wyatt and Marley find themselves sharing their deepest, darkest secrets. It's not long until they're immersed in the other's life and heart.

But as soon as they find each other, they also find that forever isn't as long as they think. 

I have to say one of the most gut wrenching nervous things I’ve done since I became a blogger/reviewer is to read and review a book written by someone I know.  Not just a book but her debut book.  My hands literally shook as I picked up my Kindle to read Forever by Abrianna Denae.  What if I didn’t like it?  What if she doesn’t like my review?  Eek!  But I shouldn’t have worried.  This book was brilliant.  I love reading about first loves but often find that a lot of young adult novels lean a bit too heavily into the “puppy” stage of life or try too hard to feel grown up.  Forever Love does not do that.  This book contains a beautiful story about two lost souls that connect with each other and grow into a beautiful bond.

Marley is broken, closed off and for good reason.  She’s been crapped on recently and she’s taking steps to protect herself.  Wyatt is also broken, a loner and has more responsibilities on his plate than any seventeen year old should have.  These two are a contradiction—they have a whole lot of strength but are also extremely vulnerable as well.  They are extremely complex characters and you can tell that a lot of character development went into them.  I loved the relationship between the two of them.  It was a beautiful slow burn.  The kind that just makes you smile because you know you’re seeing magic happen.

When I finished this book, I messaged the author in complete caps saying “WTF ABRIANNA.”  This book has some twists and turns that caught me off guard.  Especially that ending, I’m still mad about that ending.  There are a lot of feels in this book, a veritable rollercoaster of them.   The only issue I had with the book was a time the pacing slowed down and I felt that the story dragged a little bit.  This could be because the grammar was very proper and lacked a cadence I’m used to with other authors.  But this is totally reader preference.

This is a story of two beautifully broken souls finding solace in each other.  It is definitely worth one-clicking today.  -Peace and Love, Buxom J



“What are we doing, Wyatt?”
I’ve asked myself the same over the past month. I never found the answer, but sitting here watching her allow herself to be vulnerable, even if it’s something small, I realize what’s important. I think I can answer her question, and mean it. Because I don’t ever want to say something I don’t mean to this girl. That’s not me. If I tell her something, I’m going to do all I can to prove to her that I mean it.
“We’re just letting it happen. You’re the only one I want around. You’re pushing me away for no reason.”
“Because I can’t get attached. I like you. I really like you. But I’m fucked-up, I can’t handle my own shit, I don’t need anyone else’s.”
“I’m not asking you to deal with my shit. I know it’s a lot to deal with. I don’t even want to deal with it.
Can we just let it happen?
I don’t want to think. When I’m with you, for whatever reason, I feel better. You make me feel something. I want to keep feeling this, whatever this is.”
“Wyatt, I don’t know. It’s a lot to ask. There’s so much I’m not ready for.”
“I know. I’m not ready either. But Marley, I think we both deserve it.”
“Just let it happen? Whatever it is?”
She bites her lip, drops her eyes from mine, her hands flex on the table, and her shoulders drop. When she looks me in the eye again, I know what happens next is going to change everything.
“Okay. I’m willing to try. I can’t imagine spending my time with anyone but you.”
For the first time in years, I feel myself smile.

He has a beautiful smile. The light that shines behind his eyes takes my breath away. Wyatt was always good looking. But with his crooked smile and bright, almost colorless eyes, he’s every girl’s wet dream.
And to think, all it took was me agreeing to keep seeing him. It’s nice to see him look young and carefree for once.
I don’t know what will happen next, but if Wyatt smiles like that more often, then I know that it will be worth it.
He reaches across the table and covers my hand with his. “We’re nothing we don’t want to be. Having you here is enough.” For now. He doesn’t have to say it. I know that’s what he means.
And I don’t care. I can’t let go of my reservations, but I can’t lose this either. 

About The Author

Abrianna Denae is a twenty-year-old author living in Northern California. An English major, she has always had a passion for writing.
Deciding to sit down and write one of the many stories that had plagued her mind for years was the easy part-finding the time to do it was a different story.
Caffeine is her best friend, and sleep is her worst enemy.
A lover of books that make the reader feel something, she tries to incorporate as much of her real-world views and feelings into her stories as she can.

Abrianna spends way too much time on Facebook. You can find her here:

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