Aug 12, 2013
On a misty cliffside, mystery and romance await. . . .
Ivy Calhoun’s life has been turned upside down. Her new stepdad has uprooted Ivy and her mom, bringing them to live in an actual castle in the misty Scottish countryside. There are stone-faced servants and shadowy corridors, and the ancient walls seem full of secrets. Ivy is at once frightened and intrigued.
Especially when she meets Logan, a gorgeous, elusive ghost who has haunted the castle grounds for decades. Ivy is immediately drawn to him . . . but Logan is not the only spirit around. Something dark and deadly is afoot, and soon Ivy finds herself in mortal danger.
Is Logan exactly what he seems? Could his mysterious past be tied to Ivy’s present? And can Ivy stop herself from falling in love with him?
Forevermore is a true gem, this book completely took me by surprise. I was shocked because it was marketed as a ghost love story, but this book was so much more. It was an intense thriller, with a little bit of romance thrown in.
I loved the main character Ivy. She was a tough, self-reliant girl, but she was never stupid about it. She did tell people when crazy things started happening, and she was just smart about who she told. I loved that she was careful and cautious, but also willing to let Logan in. Ivy had a good heart and good intentions, it made her extremely like-able. I also loved that she wasn’t afraid to be herself, and that she didn’t let anyone put her down. Ivy was unique, and that is so hard to find these days. Yes, she was strong, and she had her doubts, but Ivy never became whiny and overdramatic.
Logan was also unusual, because while he was protective it wasn’t in a creepy manner. Logan truly liked Ivy, and everything he did was to try to keep her safe. He never got jealous of the other boys Ivy spent time with, and he was very secure in the knowledge of who he was at his core. Logan was a wonderful counter-balance to the stereotypical alpha male.
This book ultimately drew me in because of it’s character development. I never spent time thinking about how little I knew them. Cindy Miles did a terrific job in creating characters that were delightful and yet real. Ivy is a teenager, and she has all of the faults that come with being 16. Yet, she is also sweet and kind, and recognizes when she is being a brat. Forevermore drew me me in from the moment I started, and it didn’t let up until it had finished.
Cindy Miles created a great set up, because Scotland is truly creepy. The castle constantly felt dark and mysterious. I was spooked at certain points in the novel, because the atmosphere was heavy and tense. The descriptions of the malevolent spirit were also truly frightening, but at the core this book was about good people.
I really debated between giving this book 4 or 5 stars, simply because the ending felt a little rushed. However, there are so many amazing things in this novel. The thriller aspect, the romance, the humor, and the wonderful characters. I just can’t give this any less than a full 5 stars. I can’t wait to see what else Cindy Miles comes out with!
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
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