Monday, June 27, 2011

Forever After by Deborah Raney

A fire killed his best friend and his lifelong dream of being a firefighter. The same fire killed her husband and hopes for a family. Can new dreams replace old?

Lucas Vermontez was a proud firefighter like his father. Now, not only has he lost his father and his best friend, Zach, in the fire at the Grove Street homeless shelter, but the devoted rookie can no longer do the work he loves after being crippled in the tragic event. When friendship with his buddy’s beautiful widow turns into more, he wonders, what could he possibly offer Jenna? Jenna Morgan is trying to grieve her husband’s death like a proper widow, but the truth is, she never really loved Zach. His death feels more like a relief to her. But that relief is short-lived when she loses her home and the financial support of her in-laws. Now the secrets of her past threaten to destroy her future.

Can the two forget the painful past and discover new reasons to live and love?

My Take:  I always like to read books that have to do with fire fighters because my brother is a paramedic/firefighter.  this book is a continuation of the series that was started in the book Almost Forever although you don't need to read it to know what is happening in this book. 

This book delves into what many of us are unfortunately aware of, living beyond our means and debt.  Seems like we all find ourselves scrambling at times to make ends meet and trying to stretch that dollar alittle bit further. 

This book also gives a look into a relationship between a daughter - in - laws relationship with her husbands parents after he is no longer alive. 

This book is thought provoking and sad in many ways but it is a romnace above and beyond about how two people make their way to each other after a tragic loss. 

I am looking forward to the third in the series After All.

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