I’m sure we can all remember our first love. It usually happens during our teenage years, often during high school. For most of us, that love fades as we grow older and move on. But every once in a while, for a few people, that first love turns out to be the one and only.
The Forever Factor by Melissa Brayden is a story of first love that ends up going horribly wrong for the two main characters, Bethany Cahill and Reid Thatcher. The result of this affects them both women. Then they meet again eleven years later. The question is can they look past the hurt and heartache to see that their first love might be one of those meant to last forever.
The author really takes us on an emotional ride with this book. She uses extensive flashbacks to let the reader see how Bethany and Reid met, fell in love, and fell apart. With her words, Ms. Brayden brings all of those emotions to life…the highs and the lows, the passion and the anguish. Then we get to see them meet again in the present with all of that history between them.
These characters will worm their way into your heart. They are so well developed you will absolutely believe they are real. Their story is also very realistic. The author has captured the true essence of teenage first love in this narrative.
This novel really brings back the highly emotional feelings we all had during these teenage years, and blends them into a beautiful reunion romance that I thoroughly enjoyed. For those of you who love second-chance, reunion love stories, give this book a try.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.