Friday, April 19, 2013

Review: Waiting on Forever

Waiting on Forever
By: Ashley Wilcox
Release Date: April 29, 2013


Parties, sororities and getting drunk.

Oh, yeah. And learning. 
This may be true for most college students, but not for Leah Bennett.  College life for her includes studying, working, and excelling in school.  When it comes to the social ladder, Leah is at the bottom.  Popular girls, hot guys and star athletes are of no importance to her, except for one.

Matthew Jacobs.
Matt is the starting wide receiver at SUNY Cortland, the most wanted guy on campus and Leah’s best friend.  Although Leah’s feelings toward Matt run deeper than just a friendship, it is something she would never let be heard because the odds of someone like Matthew Jacobs going for someone like Leah Bennett are slim to none. 

When Matt starts showing an interest in Leah that goes beyond friendship, she is dumbfounded and doesn’t believe it is possible – until one weekend that changes everything.
Will Matt and Leah’s popularity status get in the way of having a chance at a real relationship?

Or does status mean nothing when it comes to true love?
Maybe this is the information I’m lacking that Collin and Summer know and I don’t. I could tell by their faces yesterday that they know more about Matt’s and my story than I do, but girlfriend? He refers to me as his girlfriend? Not that I’m complaining. Hell, I’m ecstatic, but it would’ve been nice to fill me in on this.

This book was an overall quick and easy read, albeit a little too simple for me but still nonetheless a good read.  You meet Matt and Leah as they are attending orientation.  They meet and feel an instant connection but because the two are so different from one another they don't believe the other would like each other the way they do.  Basically he liked her, she like shim but because they are on different popularity levels they can't even imagine that they would each like each other.
The characters were pretty typical, jock boy with a sensitive side.  Artsy girl who is a little bit nerdy but touch and adorable.  The book was easy and flowed but it was just a little too perfect for my taste.  As if everything seemed to go just right with trivial interruptions in their relationship.  Life just isn't like that, even though we all wish it would be that easy I just know it isn't.
With the description of this book I definitely thought it had potential and was hoping for the best but all I really received was just good.  I found myself unable to relate to them too much and I didn't really feel for them, I wanted to I really did but it just wasn't there for me personally.  This book was a good Segway after reading something very intense and that in itself was enough a breather for me to enjoy it.  I do have to say though I really do miss college :-)  Oh the experiences we have, it's like high school but on a bigger playing field.
Check it out if you need something easy and breezy to relax your mind.  The little epilogues at the end were great too because sometimes books just end but you always wonder what happens afterwards.
About the Author:
Some may consider me a jack of all trades, but I consider myself well rounded.
I’ve waitressed, styled hair, answered phones and, most recently, worked full time as mom to my two beautiful little boys.
Then there was this book… Everyone and their brother started talking about this book series titled Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James.  I didn’t really pay attention to the craze at first, since I wasn’t a big reader- okay, I didn’t read at all.  But curiosity got the best of me, so I downloaded it to my kindle.
 I was immediately hooked. I read the whole series in three days.  Yes, three books in three days.
 I kept finding all these great books that I HAD to read (just ask my credit card!).
 Then I started hearing voices. Voices that turned into stories; stories that were begging to get out of my head. 
I started writing them down on scraps of paper. Then I transferred them to my computer. Before I knew it,  Planning on Forever was born.
The voices in my head are still talking, so I’m still writing.
I received this book from the author and ATOMR Tours, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!

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