First, I signed up for this review tour because the cover just caught my attention, but then I loved the story, so I’m thrilled that I did! 🙂 And to top it off, I’m the opener!! 🙂 I kinda love that because I get to show everyone my goodies FIRST LOL! Now let me show ya what I got for you 🙂
The Forever Girl
(Forever Girl #1)
By Rebecca Hamilton
“Whatever you do, fight.”
Sophia’s family has skeletons, but they aren’t in their graves.
At twenty-two, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables in her Rocky Mountain hometown, a pariah after a string of unsolved murders with only one thing in common: her.
Sophia can imagine lots of ways to improve her life, but she’d settle for just getting rid of the buzzing noise in her head. When the spell she casts goes wrong, the static turns into voices. Her personal demons get company, and the newcomers are dangerous.
One of them is a man named Charles, who Sophia falls for despite her better judgment. He has connections that might help her unveil the mystery surrounding her ancestor’s hanging, but she gets more than she bargains for when she finally decides to trust him.
Survival in his world, she learns, means not asking questions and staying out of the immortal council’s way. It’s a line she crossed long ago. If Sophia wants to survive the council and save the people she loves, she must accept who she is, perform dark magic, and fight to the death for her freedom.
Forever Girl will appeal to lovers of paranormal fantasy, mystery, romance, and horror.
Let me start off by saying this one story made my jaw drop about 4 times… Which is quite hard to do. And we don’t “actually” have vampers but something, in my opinion, a little cooler if a lite different. YAY FOR DIFFERENT LOL! There are things in the world that maybe we don’t realize is happening but just because we don’t see them doesn’t make it true. And there’s plenty of goodness to go around, we’ve got the paranormal, the romance, the scary bad guys, a little tragedy and a big mystery that wraps itself up!
Ok, I’ll talk Sophia first. In the beginning she started off slightly depressing. She’s lost her family, she has basically two friends, she’s struggling with the town folk, and she’s got this little affliction that all of a sudden gets worse. At first, I wasn’t loving her, until she really catches on that in order to let people in, you’ve got to let yourself be, well, yourself. She had so many fears! But she definitely grows as a character and by the end I was very much a fan of Sophia! That’s exactly what I like to happen! I do believe she’s got some room to grow in the future but I’m just so proud of her lol
Now lets talk Charles. A lot of times, I wanted to slap him! Hahaha he’s mood, he’s secretive, he’s not quite so forthcoming in information and he’s closed off. BUT by the time he finally opens up to Sophia and tell her she has to do the same- I was hooked! He’s different from the normal leading male boyfriend interest. He is willing to give up his life to protect Sophia but he’s not willing to give up “himself” until the end- yes I know it’s vague but I will NOT spoil this one for you. He’s hot very valid points and at first you don’t get it. All part of the mystery 😉
there’s some excellent secondary characters here- one who will BLOW YOUR MIND in the role they play- or at least they blew mine away! All I can say is WOAH that’s intense and slightly off kilter lol! The writing is pretty awesome. She played her hand of cards very well when she played this one out. It works to keep the reader interested and it’s perfect to introduce what I hope will have continuations! There needs to be a sequel SOON! And the plot wrapped up with “what and who” Sophia is was just fantastic! Well done 🙂 I’m going to go with a 5 PAW rating- especially because of what Charles turned into at the end for the fight scene! I mean way to think out the box and pick the MOST SURPRISING animal EVER!! See if you wanna know you should just read it 😉 take it from me, you’ll like it!
About the Author:
Rebecca Hamilton writes Paranormal Fantasy, Horror, and Literary Fiction. She lives in Florida with her husband and three kids, along with multiple writing personalities that range from morbid to literary. She enjoys dancing with her kids to television show theme songs and would love the beach if it weren’t for the sand. Having a child diagnosed with autism has inspired her to illuminate the world through the eyes of characters who see things differently. To learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder, please visit:
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I hope you guys enjoyed today and I hope you check this series out! I am dying to get my hands on the next one! 🙂 Happy Reading and Later Gators!