Tour Review & Giveaway: Forever by Karen Ann Hopkins

February 14, 2014 blog tour, giveaway, Review 8

Forever*Hosted by Kismet Book Tours*

I am so excited to participate in the tour for Forever, the final book in the Temptation series. I absolutely ADORED this series from the first book so I couldn’t wait to see how Rose and Noah’s story ended. If you haven’t heard of this series, check out my reviews for Temptation and Belonging! Keep reading for my review of Forever and be sure to enter the amazing giveaway!!!

ForeverPages: 336
Published: January 28th 2014 by Harlequin Teen 
Series: Temptation #3
Source: Netgalley for review

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Summary

All I want is my happily-ever-after.

That’s all I’ve wanted since meeting Noah Miller.

From the day we met, the world has tried to keep Noah and me from being together, but now that I’m carrying his child, no one will be able to tear us apart. Or so I hope. But Noah and I have made some mistakes along the way, and the consequences are impacting the people we love. Worse, there’s a storm on the horizon, and it’s sure to cause serious devastation.

If we can get through this, we’ll finally be Rose and Noah; a family, forever.

But first we have to survive the road ahead. And happily-ever-after is a long way off.

 My Thoughts & Review
*Contains spoilers for the previous books in the series*

Forever was one of my most anticipated series enders of the year. I absolutely fell in LOVE with Rose, Noah and there families and after the cliffhanger at the end of Belonging I was dying to find out how their story ended!

I was incredibly shocked at the end of Belonging, I couldn’t believe that Rose ended up being pregnant… it was definitely not the route that I seen this series taking so I couldn’t wait to see how that was going to play out in Rose and Noah’s future.

Rose, again, was wonderful. Even though she was pregnant, she was still the same risk taking, carefree girl that we seen in previous novels. Noah however was really growing as a character and that was probably one of my favorite parts. He obviously grew a lot from the start of the series to this book, but in Forever alone his development was fantastic. He really pushed the boundaries of his culture and religion and it was very interesting to see it happen.

Forever is told in alternating points of view: Rose, Noah, Sam and Sarah. I loved this aspect. In the previous books it was Rose and Noah but having the additional voices of Sam and Sarah really added an entire other level to the story. Sam plays a big part in Forever as he is one of the few people who knows Rose is pregnant at first, and Sarah’s part in this story is large as well. Sometimes too many POV’s make the story hard to follow but that was not the case in Forever.

I loved the final book in this series. There is one part that is absolutely devastating, and while the end of the book showed that it had meaning, I had a hard time coming to terms with it. I though the ending was PERFECT though. Absolutely perfect, and while it might not be entirely what you expected, it’s wonderful. Obviously I don’t want to say too much because it’s filled with twists and unexpected turns and happenings but I was very, very satisfied. I often dread reading final books in a series because I’m left unhappy but the Temptation series was fantastic from start to finish. I was incredibly surprised that I enjoyed it so much; I had never read anything about an Amish community before but Karen Ann Hopkins just pulls you into their story.

I highly recommend reading this series. It’s touching, wonderfully well written, romantic and the forbidden love aspect will tug at your heart.

4 Stars

Giveaway*Open to US/Canada*
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There are a ton of exciting prizes, so make sure to follow the tour for more chances to win every day! Up for grabs is both a $100 Amazon Gift Card and a $50 Amazon Gift Card, plus copies of the following Harlequin TEEN titles: Heartbeat, The Queen’s Choice, White Hot Kiss, Anything to Have You, Secret Diamond Sister and Grim!

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Tour Schedule
*See the full tour schedule here*

Monday, February 3rdNo Bent Spines – Character Interview
Tuesday, February 4thParanormal Opinion – Review
Wednesday, February 5thBittersweet Enchantment – Review
Thursday, February 6thCurling Up With a Good Book – Author Interview
Friday, February 7thBehind A Million and One Pages – Review

Monday, February 10thThe Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Guest Post
Tuesday, February 11thJenuine Cupcakes – Review
Wednesday, February 12thJeanz Book Read N’ Review – Review
Thursday, February 13thDeal Sharing Aunt – Guest Post
Friday, February 14thLost Time Reading – Review

Monday, February 17thInto The Hall of Books – Review
Tuesday, February 18thSwoony Boys Podcasts – Review
Wednesday, February 19thMy Favorite Things – Guest Post
Thursday, February 20thReading Lark – Review
Friday, February 21stTien’s Blurb – Author Interview

About Karen Ann Hopkins

Karen Ann Hopkins

Karen Ann Hopkins resides in northern Kentucky with her family on a farm that boasts a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats. Karen's main job is home schooling the kids, but she finds time to give riding lessons, coach a youth equestrian drill team, and of course, write. She was inspired to create her first book, Temptation, by the Amish community she lived in. The experiential knowledge she gained through her interactions with her neighbors drove her to create the story of the star-crossed lovers, Rose and Noah.

Karen grew up about a mile from Lake Ontario in Upstate New York. She was bitten by the horse bug at the age of five, and after diligently taking riding lessons for several years, was rewarded with her first horse when she turned eleven. The feisty horse's name was Lady, a Quarter Horse-Thoroughbred cross, who became Karen's steadfast companion. Through the years, the constant force in her life was horses. Eventually, she found her place as a riding instructor herself. Before accepting her fate in the barnyard, she worked a short stint as a paralegal, traveled abroad, and guided tourists on horseback riding tours in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

Karen is currently working on her Amish mystery series, Serenity's Plain Secrets, along with the YA paranormal/fantasy series, The Wings of War. Karen is also excited to announce the Temptation series has been optioned for TV by Pilgrim Studios and is available on Audible. More books in the Temptation series are in the works.

Lauren

8 Responses to “Tour Review & Giveaway: Forever by Karen Ann Hopkins”

  1. Karen H in NC

    I enjoyed reading your thoughts and review of this book.

    BTW, this is the first blogspot that has required a website URL. I had to use my bloglovin’ info. I don’t like that…just thought you should know

    • Lauren

      Thanks Karen, I’ll take a look at that. I’m not on blogspot though, I’m on WordPress? Hmm.. I’ll do some testing.

  2. Tiffany Mahaffy

    Okay so because your review contains spoilers I did not read all of it. However, I did read the last bit where you said that I should be reading the series! Well I have the first two on my shelf and after all of the praises I have heard for the last book I need to get my rear end in gear!!
    Thank you for being a part of this tour!

    • Lauren

      Oh I totally agree, you do need to read it! I can confidently say it especially now that the series is over. It’s really, really different from a lot of the contemporary out their right now and very wonderfully written 🙂

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