A REVIEW OF GIVING YOU FOREVER (FOREVER #4) BY ASHLEY WILCOX

Synopsis:

From the moment Nolan Pratt walked into Alexa Arnold’s life everything was forever changed. After a year of dating, the ring was on her finger, the house was purchased, and life was heading down Pleasantville Lane. Everything was perfect.

Or so they thought.

With help from his parent’s inheritance, Nolan takes on a new business adventure, utilizing all his free time. What was once their life- carefree with minimal responsibilities, is no more. When Alexa starts to feel the pressure from school, wedding planning, and lack of help from Nolan, exhaustion kicks in and feelings get hurt, testing the strength of their relationship. But, if there is one thing that Nolan will never compromise, it’s Alexa’s happiness. There’s nothing Nolan Pratt won’t do to make sure Alexa is well taken care of, loved, and happy.

When Nolan’s past resurfaces- a past that Alexa didn’t know existed- will it all be too much? Will Nolan’s devotion to Alexa’s happiness cost him their relationship and lose him the only thing that has ever mattered in his life? Or will Nolan discover that his past doesn’t determine his future and he is worth the happiness he doesn’t think he deserves?

 Jenn’s Review of Giving You Forever
I want to start out by saying that I love the Forever Series… From the beginning I have been a huge fan of all the books.  Leah and Matt from the Forever #2 in the series run close tie for favorite couple in this series… Nolan and Alexa are my absolute favorite from the beginning.  I loved them so much in their first book Planning on Forever (Forever #1).  When Alexa finds herself heartbroken after Collin her first love betrays her, she finds Nolan Pratt.  I truly felt like they were soul mates from the very beginning. I was excited to hear that they were going to get another book.  Giving you Forever became a highly anticipated book for me.

So the book is following Alexa as she is making her away through college to become a teacher and Nolan is struggling with getting his business started.  This creates a lot of ships passing in the night moments for these two…They were so used to spending all their time together that their jobs and school got in the way.  Alexa is left to do a lot of the things on her own, not that she minds but she really wants Nolan around more, especially when it comes to planning the wedding. Alexa is too damn sweet at times and doesn’t want to say anything about it because she knows how much it means to Nolan. 

When Nolan first met Alexa was broken from his past, a past Alexa only knew pieces of.  When the full truth comes out it this book it is a heartbreaking tale. But the past isn’t all that is heartbreaking. Alexa and Nolan go through some devastation of their own in this book.  It was so sad and I was so hurting for both of them…  When tragedy strikes Nolan makes some pretty rash decisions. I hated him for what he did to Alexa in these moments.  I wanted to strangle the boy.  I was a little more then upset at seeing this turn of events in the book.  Alexa holds very true to her strength and proves a few times that she is one strong woman… I was so proud of her but also a little angry with her for not getting more pissed off at Nolan at times.

In the end my overall feeling was that it was good, but this wasn’t my favorite in the series.  I think the one thing that bothered me the most was the amount of sex throughout the book.  I knew that Ashley said she stepped out of her comfort zone for this one, and although I don’t mind sex in a book at all, it was slightly unrealistic to me.  It seemed like their was just a little story at times and a whole lot of sex.  I was also a little disappointed that the wedding was so glossed over in the end. The book was so filled with angst and drama and I really wanted to see a special ceremony.  To see their vows to one another, that undying love and devotion that the continued to promise each other.  I was so vested in their story I felt like that would have been nice to see them going through that part.  I give this one 3.5 stars. I liked it but wanted to see a whole lot more in this story.  Nolan and Alexa still hold the top spot for favorite couple in this series for me.  Their love speaks volumes and their devotion to making things work is what makes them so special!!!
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Other books in this series:
 
Planning on Forever (Forever #1)

Waiting on Forever (Forever #2)

Promising Forever (Forever #3)