5/17/16

REVIEW: THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER BY JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT!!!

Title: The Problem with Forever
Series: Standalone 
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Day: May 17, 2016!
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SYNOPSIS:
For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.
Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.
It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.
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 I have to say that this is my favorite Jennifer L. Armentrout book to date and that's saying something because she has a lot of books. A LOT. But the feels in this were out of this world. 

EVERY SINGLE PAGE WAS OVERFLOWING WITH EMOTION. 

Rider and Mallory completely owned me. From start to finish they ruined me in the very best way. I don't think I've ever rooted for two characters as hard as I did them. They were so easy to love, so real and relatable. My heart ached for what they've been through and for where they were in their present lives.

The Problem with Forever is a YA contemporary Romance. It's well developed and intense. The subject matter, though sensitive in nature, is portrayed in a way that makes you ache yet hope at the very same time. The plot has an organic ebb and flow that didn't weight you down. Dark moments were tempered with light dialogue, a moment of swoon, or just a sweet smile. Mallory and Riders relationship felt so natural, so pure. So RIGHT.

To say everything in this book spoke to me would be an understatement. I really LOVED it. 

"I inhaled sharply as I lowered my arms. My bag slipped off my shoulder, hitting the hot asphalt. Shock flowed through me, but in the back of my mind, I wasn't surprised that he caught up to me. He never ran. He never hid from anything. That had always been me. We have been ying and yang. My cowardice to his bravery. His strength to my weakness.
But that wasn't me anymore.
I wasn't mouse.
I wasn't a coward.
I wasn't weak." 

Mallory is safe. Finally after years in an abusive foster home, she's been adopted and she's doing okay. She's had extensive therapy to deal with the trauma of her childhood. And after being home schooled, she's decided to start her Senior year of high school at an actual school. 

THIS IS A HUGE. 

Mallory has a hard time talking and deals with severe anxiety. I really felt that part of her story. Her panic, her need to conquer that panic, and prove she can do it. You can feel that when you're reading, her need to defeat her demons. 

This book is alive with feels. Like a little movie in your mind, it's INTOXICATING. I literally ached for this girl. I wanted to smother her with love, tell her she was perfect the way she was. I wanted her to know that she wasn't the weird girl she felt she was. She was unique and wonderful, brave and courageous. 

Anyway... on the first day of her senior year, Mallory runs into a boy she hasn't seen in 4 years. Ah! **INTENSE!** A boy she never thought she would see again. A boy who has saved her one too many times. One who read to her when she was scared. One who soothed her when she was hungry. One who was there for her, who protected her to his own detriment. A boy who was her hero. A boy called Rider. 

When Rider and Mallory meet again, it's beautiful. Time may have changed them individually but their friendship picks up right where they left off. It's easy in a way. 

The dialogue between these two, the new awareness of each other (after all, they're now almost adults), the chemistry... it's all PERFECTION. 

Rider makes your heart flutter. He's everything that's good in the world, yet he doesn't see that. He made me feel deep. He had me melting all over the place. I loved him the same way I did Mallory; intensely. 

I don't want to give you a million more things on the plot line, but this book is so special. It's so GOOD. It's about second chances, about rising above and not letting your past dictate your future. It's about wanting more for yourself and feeling worth it at the end of the day. It's about hope!

Jennifer L. Armentrout delivers a well written, full of heart, and highly emotional romance that speaks out loud on so many levels. I highly recommended it.

Angie's Rating:

# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.


Jennifer would love to hear from you. If you have questions about any of her books, would like to set up an interview, book signing, etc, please use the email address below. Please check out each book/series individual page for more information about each title and the FAQ section.

For rights information on any of her titles, please contact Kevan Lyon from Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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To contact Jennifer directly, please email: jenniferlarmentrout@live.com

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