Book Released February 18, 2013
Book Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Book Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
How are the sex scenes?
How are the story lines?
Interesting and engrossing
Would you read it again?
No, unless there was a sequel
Back of the BookWhen Ellery moved to New York with her boyfriend, she thought they’d live happily ever after in their small New York apartment. She never thought he’d pack his bags and leave because he “needed space.” With her newfound single status and fear of being alone, Ellery buries herself in her artwork and paintings until one night she helps a mysterious intoxicated stranger get home safely. Little did she know the mysterious stranger is none other than CEO and millionaire Connor Black. After finding Ellery in his kitchen the next morning and assuming she broke his #1 rule about sleepovers, he becomes intrigued, not only by her stubbornness and defiance, but by her kindness. Connor Black, emotionally dead and damaged, that stemmed from a personal tragedy, made a vow to never love or fall in love with a woman, until Ellery Lane walked into his life by accident. After she opens up and shows him her world, Connor starts to feel emotions and feelings he never knew existed. Despite the rumors and warnings regarding Connor Black and his use and misuse of women, Ellery finds herself being drawn into his world. Ellery knows they can never be together because she is harboring a deep secret that could destroy Connor emotionally forever. Join Connor and Ellery as they embark on a journey of courage, love and strength. Will it be enough to save them?
Forever Black by Sandi Lynn was a Contemporary Romance, set primarily in New York, between two incredibly fascinating characters. Fiercely independent and fiery Elle Lane and mega wealthy and domineering Connor Black.
Naturally, true to the genre, both Hero and Heroine were gorgeous and successful but thankfully, flawed. Elle was your 'go get 'em' kind of girl - not afraid of her own skin nor mind. Gutsy. But she did have a huge secret. Connor had previously only used women for his carnal pleasure, with zero emotional investment and had built walls around himself effectively isolating his heart and soul from deeper penetration. (for want of a different word! :D )
For both Connor and Elle, their explosive entry into each others' existence was life-changing. Connor felt alive, as if he suddenly had purpose. Elle was equally affected, and determined to explore a future less alone than her past.
The storyline was good. The passion and verbal sparring - fabulous. The conclusion - beautiful. However, I was frustrated by a few editing mistakes that considering the volume of beta readers, should not have been overlooked, and would have liked more depth at times. It's not a 4 star book to me, because I am fussy. For most, this would be an excellent book. Tension, sizzling romance, feisty and fun characters and the required HEA. Perhaps for me, it was just a tad too cliche. (I did even read it twice to see what was missing!)
I would read more from this Author though, as I did like her writing style and story!
This review provided by: Musing Maddie
Published by Sandi Lynn
Disclaimer: No compensation was received for this review.