(Blog Tour) Review + Giveaway: Forever Kinda Love by Clara Stone

ForeverKindofLove_ebooklgTitle: Forever Kinda Love
Author: Clara Stone
Date of Publication: August 15th 2014
Purchase Links: Amazon | iBooks | B&N | Kobo | Signed Paperback
Synopsis: 

Life’s. Little. Surprises.

The last thing seven-year-old Carrigan “Ace” Casper foresaw was an eight-year-old Heath Lovelly walking into her life the day her mother died. From that moment on, Heath sticks by her side, slowly becoming her strength, her confidant, and her entire world. What she doesn’t know is, she’s his saving grace, too.

Ten years later, Ace is handed another crippling challenge that threatens everything in her almost perfect life. Only, this time, she doesn’t turn to Heath, hiding the truth instead. But Heath knows Ace too well and won’t back down easily. He’s ready to do whatever it takes and will stay by her side until she accepts that their love is the kinda love worth fighting for.

Will he be her forever triumph or her unexpected downfall?

Two lives.

One story.

And an unexpected journey to falling in love.

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**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content.

GENRE: Mature YA Contemporary Romance. goodreads-badge-add-38px11

 

MyThoughts

“Don’t let love pass you by because you’re too scared to take a chance. For once, throw away all logic, close your eyes, and let your heart lead you.”

Ah, this is the classic bestfriends-turned-lovers story, and it’s one topic that I’m not particularly fond of, maybe because some of the novels that I’ve read didn’t just impress me, but Clara Stone managed to actually make me read Forever Kinda Love in just one sitting and that doesn’t happen a lot, trust me.

When I read the first few chapters, I was kind of confused with their relationship already because they claim to be bestfriends but they act like they’re more than just that. It’s honestly so cute and a little annoying at the same time, because I was rooting for them from the very beginning and seeing them struggle and have those “will they or won’t they” moments keeps me on the edge of my seat, and makes me turn those pages until I realize that it’s already 4 in the morning.

I have to admit, there was too much going on though, between the two of them and also with their respective families and partners that sometimes it was hard to take it all in. But the good thing about that is we were able to see the character development and growth with both Ace and Heath. I think that Heath is not only a wonderful bestfriend, but also an amazing boyfriend. He never fails to make Ace feel better when she’s down and he just knows her too much that there’s no way she can ever lie to him, it also goes the same for Ace to Heath. Really, I’m not a big fan of the bestfriends to lovers story, because I can’t imagine how it works. I mean, wouldn’t that be too weird? And boy, Stone didn’t make me feel weird about this, alright.

There were little clues since the beginning of the novel and maybe those helped me to associate them as the more than just bestfriends type. I love the fact that Heath wants to be a better person because of Ace, not that he’s a bad one, but maybe a little too naughty sometimes. And that bomb that Stone dropped on us was really hard to deal with, even as a reader. I was on the verge of tears, and okay, maybe I cried a little bit, because it’s hard to see them deal with such a serious thing at a very young age.

By the way, can I just say that I love and adore Heath’s character soooo much?! (Clara Stone, can you give me my own Heath, please? *puppy dog eyes*) Seriously though, the way he looks at Ace, the way he admires her, protects her… the way he proclaimed his love for her?! Just, WOW. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s pretty hot and a lacrosse player.

I was actually surprised by how it all turned out in the end, and on how I felt about it. I actually like an ending that’s clearer and gives me an assurance, that’s why I was surprised when I was glad about the conclusion of FKL. And that dual POV? Priceless. I loved that I was able to hear from both of these characters and got to know them more.

If you want a story that will touch your heart, make you value your life more and surprise you in ways you can’t imagine, this one’s for you. I’m pretty sure that by the end of it, you’ll want your Forever Kinda Love too. I know I did.  
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Clara Stone lives in the beautiful city of Boise, ID.  Unlike what most believe about Idaho, it’s more than a sack full of potatoes. When she’s not writing, you’ll catch Clara reading YA and NA books, mostly romance, and enjoying time with her family. She is a proud CW TV addict.

She also writes YA paranormal romance under the name Priya Kanaparti. She is published through Reuts Publications.

Get in Touch with Author Clara Stone!

Email:
pkanaparti2004 @ gmail .com

Snail Mail:
P.O Box 2652
Eagle, ID 83616

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Giveaway

Clara Stone decided to giveaway ebooks by other authors with similar theme to FKL–aka Friends to love– in addition to a handful of other books she really enjoyed reading in YA contemporary Romance category!

Here’s the list:

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover;
Sophie & Carter by Chelsea Fine;
Fine Art of Pretending By Rachel Harris;
Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols;
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally;
Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg;
Click to Subscribe by LM Augustine;
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins;

Crash by Nicole Williams;
When it Happens by Susane Colasanti;
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell;
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Alkalis;
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry;
Dante’s Girl by Courtney Cole

Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway here! 🙂

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