Thursday, June 16, 2016

FOREVER, INTERRUPTED by Taylor Jenkins Reid


Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Publish Date:   07.09.13

Publisher:  Washington Square Press

Category:  Women's Fiction

Grammar/editing:  ungraded – book received as an unedited ARC  / errors excused

Received from:  Washington Square Press via

Goodreads:  Forever Interrupted

Date completed: 08.29.13


Description from the publisher:


“Have you ever heard of supernovas? They shine brighter than anything else in the sky and then fade out really quickly, a short burst of extraordinary energy. I like to think you and Ben were like that . . . in that short time, you had more passion than some people have in a lifetime.”


Elsie Porter is an average twenty-something and yet what happens to her is anything but ordinary.  On a rainy New Year’s Day, she heads out to pick up a pizza for one.  She isn’t expecting to see anyone else in the shop, much less the adorable and charming Ben Ross.  Their chemistry is instant and electric.  Ben cannot even wait twenty-four hours before asking to see her again. Within weeks, the two are head over heels in love.  By May, they’ve eloped.


Only nine days later, Ben is out riding his bike when he is hit by a truck and killed on impact.  Elsie hears the sirens outside her apartment, but by the time she gets downstairs, he has already been whisked off to the emergency room.  At the hospital, she must face Susan, the mother-in-law she has never met—and who doesn’t even know Elsie exists.


Interweaving Elsie and Ben’s charmed romance with Elsie and Susan’s healing process, Forever, Interrupted will remind you that there’s more than one way to find a happy ending.



Friendly warning:  Invest in a box of Kleenex before you start this book.  I arrived at work about 45 minutes early and started reading.  Within 15 minutes, I had destroyed my mascara for the day.  Being a natural blonde, I am now a red, blotchy-faced mess….and it's worth it!


After less than six months of dating, Ben Ross and Elsie Porter elope.  Nine days later, Ben is killed.  That is chapter one.  What follows is the emotional roller-coaster which is the story of their courtship and Elsie's widowship.


I could not put this one away.  This gripping story of love – in all of its forms – and loss is absolutely captivating.  Ms. Jenkins-Reid weaves the story of Ben and Elsie's courtship with the story of Elsie's mourning in such a beautiful and flawless form that had me compelled from page 1 until the end.  It is hard to believe this is Ms. Jenkins-Reid's first novel.  I sincerely hope it is not her only.





originally posted 08.30.2013 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books


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