Sunday, 15 September 2013

(ARC) Book Review (252): Forever Innocent - Deanna Roy

Forever Innocent

Publication: 1st October 2013
Publisher: Casey Shay Press
Pages: 300
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Appropriate: New Adult

"Our baby died on prom night, and nothing was ever the same again."

Corabelle doesn’t feel like any of the other college girls. On what should have been one of the happiest nights of her life, she and her boyfriend Gavin watched a nurse disconnect the ventilator from their seven-day-old baby. During the funeral two days later, Gavin walked out and never returned.

Since then, her life has been a spiral of disasters. The only thing that has helped is her ability to black out whenever the pain gets too hard to bear, a habit that has become an addiction.

When Gavin shows up in her astronomy class four years later, he is hell-bent on getting her back, insisting she forgive him. Corabelle knows she can’t resist the touch that fills the empty ache that has haunted her since he left. But if he learns what she has done, if he follows the trail back through her past, her secrets will destroy their love completely. And once again, she’ll lose the only person who always believed she was innocent.
My Thoughts.
What a phenomenal story, one of the best new adult book's that I've ever read!
This was such an extraordinarily emotional story that will definitely tug at the heartstrings, as we share in the grief of a couple losing their baby.
This was a topic that is different from any other new adult book on the market and that's why I loved it so much, the two different POV'S from our two main protagonists Corabelle and Gavin and the different ways that they've both handled their grief after the loss of their seven day old son is devastating.
Both of them taking on the guilt and the blame for their son Finn's death, and the destructive paths that they've both taken to deal with it all.
What hasn't helped either of them is that they have never really dealt with the death of Finn, Corabelle especially, and after Gavin walks out at Finn's funeral, never returning, she's just been getting by day by day, never getting close to anyone or letting anyone really get close to her.
Until her first day at a new college when she comes face to face with Gavin after he disappeared four years ago, and this is where the story starts with Corabelle and Gavin's memories and flashbacks to the time of Finn's birth and death and even back to when they were childhood friends growing up together before their relationship progressed into a more intimate one.
There's nothing about this book that I didn't like, extremely well written I am on tenterhooks waiting for the sequel Forever Love to be released, hopefully not too long, *fingers crossed*.
Everybody should pick this book up it's fantastic, kudos Deanna for writing this remarkable book.
I give this 5/5 Stars.

About this author

Deanna Roy is the author of the novels BABY DUST and STELLA & DANE (Casey Shay Press), interrelated stories on the hardships of finding love and building a family. Her next novel, FOREVER INNOCENT, about a couple who rediscover their love four years after losing their premature baby, will be out Oct. 1, 2013.

Deanna is a powerful advocate for Baby Loss Moms and most of her books touch on this topic. She is the founder of and hosts numerous public and private support groups both online and in person.

You can follow Deanna and read pre-release sneak peeks and free ebooks on her private list. Subscribe!

Deanna also writes a series of books for middle grade readers under the name D.D. Roy, including JINNIE WISHMAKER and MARCUS MENDER.

She's pretty easy to spot on Facebook and Twitter.


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