Thursday, March 5, 2015

Review: My Forever by Kira Adams

Author: Kira Adams
Publication Date: 05/18/2014
Audience: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Grief and loss can make a person act out in all the worst kinds of ways. Madalynne Johnson has always been a bit of a handful, but with the loss of her brother, separation of her parents, and her boyfriends unexpected news of joining the army she has gone into a full on tailspin.

Parker Grant experienced loss firsthand when his brother took his own life. Darkness closed in. Madalynne saved him; showed him the light. And even though he isn’t sure what the future holds--he wants Madalynne and this time he won’t give up without a fight.

My Forever is the second book in the Infinite Love series.  
Summary from Goodreads
Thanks again to Kira Adams for providing me with a ePub copy in exchange for an honest review!
Ummmmmmmm.  Well.  Sad day.

I absolutely LOVED Learning To Live, so it was with excitement that I started My Forever fully expecting to blow through it in no time.  Imagine my extreme disappointment when it seemed as if My Forever was written by a completely different person.  There was tons of info dumping and repeating of already known facts, granted the POVs switched between Madalynne and Parker so you can expect some overlap but the way it came across seemed forced and unnecessary.  In fact the switching of the POVs felt really choppy and inconsistent.

There was also the case of extreme hypocrisy on Parker's part.  He goes on and on about how he felt disconnected from Madalynne and pushed her away after the suicide of his brother Bo but when Madalynne's brother, Mason, is killed in war and she starts pushing Parker away and shutting him out she's a bitch.  He even gives her an ultimatum instead of allowing her the space she requests.  Granted how she is dealing with her grief isn't the best but I feel like Parker could have been more supportive.

I really think that the reason I didn't like My Forever is because I didn't like Parker and I felt that his and Madalynne's relationship was volatile at best.  She conforms to him, does everything to make him happy, but he gets to do what he wants no matter what she thinks about it.  Sorry, no.
In the end My Forever just wasn't for me but there were a LOT of 4 star reviews on Goodreads so I may be the minority here.  In cases like this I highly suggest giving it a shot because it could be other readers will get more out of it than I did.

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