My not-so-secret affair with romance novels
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.
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 seen 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?
Waiting on Forever is a short, sweet read about a popular jock named Matt who falls for Leah, a photography major on the other side of the social spectrum. I pick my reads based on the synopsis, and this book’s blurb certainly snagged my interest. After reading it, I’d say Waiting on Forever is a cute, albeit predictabe read with a happy ending.
I wouldn’t call it fluff exactly, but for the most part, the story was superficial. There wasn’t enough drama for me. At one point, it seemed like a big conflict was on the horizon, but it came fairly late in the story. There wasn’t enough buildup, enough character development, and I felt that the climax of the story came and went fairly quickly.
I did enjoy the prologue and the epilogue because they were both in Matt’s POV (I’m a sucker for a male’s perspective). That said… the in-between, the actual story, fell a little flat for me. After the intro, I was expecting more from Matt. I was really excited to get his perspective. But once I realized that it was all Leah, I was both confused and disappointed by the way the story was set up. It’s not that I dislike Leah, because I thoroughly enjoyed her sarcasm… but at times I found her inner dialogue to be a bit annoying.
Overall, this story had lots of potential to be something great. I think that the author only skimmed the surface in her writing, and I’m looking forward to reading more from her!
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, 3 books in 3 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.