Title: Forever Never
Author: Lucy Score
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: March 4, 2021
You don’t fall for your brother’s high school sweetheart, your boss’s daughter, or your ex-wife’s best friend. Especially when they’re all the same woman.
Under Brick Callan’s mile-wide chest beats a loyal heart with a few cracks in it. He’s the steadfast, overprotective type. Especially when it comes to the one woman he can never have. It’s a long, complicated history punctuated by fights, friendship, family, and an attraction that strains his iron willpower.
When Remi Ford returns to Mackinac Island in the dead of winter with a secret, Brick makes it his mission to find out what put the shadows in those green eyes. Even if it means breaking down the walls he’s built between them. Even if it means falling for the one girl he’ll never get over.
The free-spirited artist just needs to lay low for a few weeks so she can figure a way out of this nightmare. She’s definitely not staying. Not when the man who broke her teenage heart into splinters keeps showing up at her parents’ dinner table. Remi doesn’t need broody, bearded Brick riding to her rescue…again. Not when it will put them both in danger, costing them much more than their hearts.
Author’s Note: Frenemies-to-lovers. Opposites attract. Slow burn. Girl in danger. Glorious, glorious banter. Fighting as foreplay. Small-town shenanigans. Big, grumpy, pining, overprotective hero. Wild-child, trouble-finding heroine who keeps on pushing the hero’s buttons. Steam Level: Lava. Suspense: Nail-biting. Feels: Big time.
Sandy’s 3 Bush Review
This is my first Lucy Score book. I wasn’t sure what to expect and what I got was a mixed bag.
Brick Callan’s is a big guy with an overprotective streak a mile wide. His heart? It beats for Remi but they never seem to be in sync. There is always some obstacle.
Remi Ford comes back home to Mackinac Island, running from something or someone? The last thing she wants is to rehash old history with Brick. These two are the definition of “it’s complicated”. Remi doesn’t want or need Brick’s help and Brick is not letting her go – not this time.
I love stories that are set in small towns with the cast of folks that know everyone’s business. The slow burn I can appreciate along with the banter and button pushing between them. BUT if you married my bestie – that would make you off limits to me – I don’t care how sexy the guy.
She’s in trouble and he’s all “I’m going to save you” which is fine, even though he’s the one that kept pushing her away. Remi doth protest too much that she doesn’t need Brick or his help.
Then it happens! They finally have sex and that’s when the story fell apart for me. The second half of the book became all about them having sex. Sure! I get it! I just felt there was more there – there.
I think Lucy Score underestimated the depth of the other characters in Forever Never. The richness of the way she described Mackinac Island. The promise in the first half of this book. Though there was enough promise there for me to read another book by this author.
Lucy Score is a Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author. Small town contemporary rom-coms are her lady jam and she enjoys delivering the feels with a huge side of happily ever after.
Her books have been translated into several languages, making readers around the world snort laugh, swoon, and sob. Lucy lives in Pennsylvania with the devastatingly handsome Mr. Lucy and their horrible cat. In her spare time she enjoys sleeping, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and reading all the romance novels in the universe.