Title: Forever Red
Author: Carina Adams
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 10, 2015
Cover Design: Melchelle Designs
Not afraid to speak his mind or make a scene, Nathaniel Kelly has made a name for himself as country music’s ultimate bad boy.
Covered in tattoos, singing songs about drugs, drinking and heartache, Nate acts more like an out of control rock star than the grandson of one of the genres most influential and legendary stars. Every man wants to be him. Every woman wants just one night with the hard-rocking country rebel.
Except me. I just want to know that the boy I used to love is happy and that I didn’t break his heart in vain. That’s why I buy every magazine that even mentions his name; at least, that’s the story I tell myself.
When my friends gave me a birthday present any fan would die for, I was suddenly face-to-face with the man I never thought I’d see again. My body wasn’t supposed to react to him the way it did. And, Nate sure as hell wasn’t supposed to look at me the way he used to.
Can someone you loved as a teenager really have a hold on your heart twelve years later? Is it ever too late to say you’re sorry and make up for past wrongs? I’m about to find out.
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“I told the reporter that I had a girlfriend. And just so we’re all on the same page, that’s you. You’re my girlfriend.”
“Oh, really? Aren’t you supposed to ask me or something? I mean, if we’re going to act twelve, we should go all out.”
“Baby girl, I’m Nate Kelly. You should just be on your knees, thanking God right now that you get to call yourself my girlfriend.”
“I’m concerned about your lack of self-esteem. You really need to learn how to love yourself despite all your flaws.”
“Okay, smartass. I’ve gotta go. I’ll call you later.”
I laughed as I hung up, turning to find Rebel and Boone staring at me. “Girlfriend?” the latter choked out around a laugh. Charlie “Boone” Boone, could play anything with keys and the way he played the piano made people stop and listen. But he was an ass that would cling to whatever weakness he could find. “Did I just hear you say the word girlfriend?”
Theresa Martin’s Review: 5.0 ★★★★★
Forever Red by Carina Adams
Nate and Lia are high school sweethearts. Through circumstances, they separate and move forward in different directions. Both are broken-hearted, but life must go on. Nate becomes a famous country music superstar. Lia follows his career, and is very proud of the man he has become.
Lia’s friends decide to surprise her for her birthday with concert tickets and backstage passes to see the one and only Nate Kelly. Her friends have no idea that Lia knows Nate Kelly personally—and she’s terrified at the thought of seeing him after all these years.
Nate has worked hard to attain his success, and he definitely enjoys the spoils of it. Women want to be with him, and guys want to hang out with him. When Nate sees Lia backstage at his concert, he’s dumbstruck. He can’t believe that Lia is there right in front of him. He hasn’t seen or heard from her in 12 years—and he’s at a loss.
You can’t help but fall in love with Nate and Lia. He is a beautiful man with an old-school soul. He’s never forgotten his roots, and with his close friends and family supporting him, they help keep him grounded. I can’t get more specific without spoilers, but trust me, he’s a heart stopper! Lia is a strong-willed young lady, not afraid to speak her mind. She is smart, and has a plan to get away from her town once she graduates high school.
It starts with Nate and Lia in high school, and follows their growth into adulthood, and showing how decisions made as a teenager affected not only them as adults, but their friends and family, as well.
The secondary characters are so much a part of this story, it’s almost like an ensemble cast of people you’d love to know—well, most of them. They have depth, and they keep you on your toes. Nate’s band members are like frat brothers, and they are hilarious. You feel you know all of them personally, and Carina makes you feel like you’re right there with them every step of the way. A testament to her talent as a writer.
I went through a range of emotions with this book. I love how Carina tells this complicated love story in such a way, that by the end, you realize it couldn’t have happened any other way. I would love to see this continue into a series, and I know I won’t be the only one once readers get a hold of this book.
About The Author
Thankfully, fate stepped in and granted her the ultimate wish – a life full of men. Carina lives in a picturesque New England town with her husband, the one man that ruined the thought of all others, and two amazing sons that always keep her on her toes.
When she isn’t trying to juggle being a working mom with karate and football practices, surprising her children with her sci-fi movie knowledge, or writing, you can find her with her nose pressed against her kindle in search of her new favorite vampire story, training for a 5k, or laughing with friends.
Carina loves to hear feedback from her readers. You can email her at: email@example.com