Title: This is Forever
Series: This is
Author: Natasha Madison
Publication Date: January 14, 2020
Source: Wildfire Marketing Solutions
Genre: Sports Romance
Rating: 4.5 Stars!
Becoming a teen mom at sixteen was not what I expected, but then again, neither was being a single parent. Still, I wouldn’t change my past because that boy is my world.
Hockey is the only thing my son seems to care about, so I work two jobs to make sure he can play. I’d do anything to make sure he doesn’t suffer because of the bad decisions his father made.
When he won a whole summer of hockey training, I knew in my heart he was going to have an amazing time.
What I wasn’t prepared for was meeting his new summer coach.
He was magnetic, powerful, and a player—in all forms of the word.
If my life had taught me anything up to this point, it was how to avoid making bad decisions, and Justin Stone was the definition of a bad decision.
I could never be a woman his family approved of. Even if I wished I could be.
Growing up as the son of a hockey God is one thing. Growing up as the brother of a second hockey God is another. I had big skates to fill, so it was a good thing I loved every second of it.
Summer was my off time, my time to let loose, but when they ask me to coach a hockey camp for underprivileged kids, I couldn’t say no.
But when she walked in holding a little boy’s hand, my heart stopped beating. Or maybe it started for the first time.
They were a package deal, and I knew this—wanted it more than I’ve ever wanted anything. It didn’t take long to realize that no matter what happened,
I would do anything to protect them.
She is the only one I want to be with.
When push comes to shove, I have to prove to everyone that this is my choice, and This is Forever.
I’ve never hidden the fact that I absolutely adore Natasha Madison and her writing and the Stone family is probably one of my most favorite literary families of today’s romance books. There’s just something about this hockey family that keeps me coming back again and again. When I met Natasha in August, she hinted that Justin’s book would be coming but I never dreamed it would be this soon, but I’m so glad we got another addition to the This is series.
Justin has always been the baby of the Stone family and we’ve basically watched him grow up from a little baby to a hockey playing adult. Like the other men in his family, Justin wants to give back to society, so he has started a hockey camp for underpriveledge youth, and it is there at he meets the young Dylan. Justin is immediately drawn to Dylan, and his mother Caroline. Caroline is a young single mother, who is really trying to keep it together for Dylan’s sake. However, life is constantly pushing her further and further against the wall, and she’s built the walls around herself so high, she isn’t even sure how to let someone like Justin in.
My favorite thing about This is Forever is all the swoon worthy moments. Justine and Caroline’s relationship was so full of sweet moments, but was also incredibly tough. Caroline’s struggles make it hard for her to let Justin in, and Justin has to hold back from being the knight in shining armor and just fixing everything for her. Caroline is such a strong character though, and I was in awe of everything that she had to deal with throughout the book. To be a single mom is one thing, but then to deal with all of the outside forces surrounding her, and having to deal with everything her drug addict ex husband was putting her through put her on a different level entirely. I fell in love with her resilience and the fight that she had inside.
Of all the This is books, This is Forever is probably my favorite. There is just something about these two characters that really did my heart good, and I didn’t want this book to end. I will warn you, have the tissues ready because honestly I was a mess through the last 100 pages or so of this one!
Rating: 4.5 Stars!
About the Author
When her nose isn’t buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she’s in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It’s a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn’t listen to her…