We Said Forever Kindle Edition
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- We Said Forever is heartwarming and heart-wrenching, a hard-fought love story, the kind that stays with you forever. ~Karen at Bookalicious Babes Blog
- The book was beautifully written and very raw with the pain. Such an amazing story about love, strength and forgiveness. ~ Sassy Southern Book Blog
- We Said Forever completely wrecked me! The raw emotions conveyed and life challenges these characters went through was so undeniably powerful, I have not been able to stop thinking about this book since I finished! ~ Kelly with Beneath the Covers Blog
- This is an intense story of self-destruction and redemption but above all else, it is a powerful love story.....Overall I can not say it was an enjoyable read but it was unequivocally an addictive five star one. ~ Sheena with Sumer's Eve Reads
- There was absolutely no filler here! One-click and plan on taking this ride all in one sitting. Love love LOVED this story! ~Romance Ever After Book Blog
- ASIN : B06XKCZZRG
- File Size : 882 KB
- Print Length : 249 pages
- Publication Date : March 12, 2017
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #324,736 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Your heart will pain for Fallyn McIntyre (Porter). For good reason, she has a hard time trusting. But when she does, she trusts and commits with all her heart and soul. She is a survivor through and through.
Blaze Thomas Porter never had a real chance in life. Drug addicted parents saw to that. He was determined to get away from that life and knew it was up to him alone to escape. He used his natural athletic ability to forge an escape. He honed his skill and body to perfection, which earned him a football scholarship and a national championship. He’s NFL bound and far, far away from the life of his youth.
Fallyn, pressured into tagging along with her roommate to a college party, bumps into Blaze… literally. That bump leads to the best thing and worst thing to happen in their lives. Blaze, the man who has girls climbing all over him, only has eyes for Fallyn. He pursues her…. and I mean pursues her. I found myself giggling at his antics to make Fallyn go out with him.
After a lot of drama, our couple falls in love, gets married and has their happy ever after, right? …. Not at all. That is when everything comes crashing down.
Through an act of jealous sabotage and a freak accident, their six hour marriage is ruined. Not only is Blaze’s football career wiped out but his personal life too. A past he never wanted, the very one he escaped, comes back to haunt him. (I found myself tearing up at the unfairness of it all. It's impossible to not 'feel' for him.)
And, his new wife? She is broken … in more ways than one. She tries to stand by Blaze but he pushes her away. Heartbroken, devastated and pregnant, Fallyn takes on the life of a single mother.
As you follow the next few years with Blaze and Fallyn, you’ll want plenty of tissues near. The journey is painful and tragic as they go their separate way.
Fallyn has a best friend, Julian Stone, to help her survive while Blaze now embraces a life he never wanted. It will be hard not to cry for Julian too. He loves deeply and never gets that love returned. He is a rich, successful med student. He can get anything money can buy. But all he wants and needs is the one thing that money can’t buy …. the woman he loves.
▶︎One thing I really wanted developed concerned a minor character named Chase. He ruined Fallon. I so want to know how he lives his life now and how he justifies what he did. Was he held accountable? How about his friends? How about Maggie? (think that was her name)
▶︎ I’d like more on Julian…. I don’t know how Fallyn would have made it without him. I’d love, love, love to know more about his life after Fallyn and if he and Fallyn find a way to regain their friendship.
▶︎What consequences did the female 'bar tender' face⁉️
▶︎We know very little about Fallyn's parents. What we do know is not impressive. They certainly were not supportive of their daughter. Do they ever get a comeuppance for their arrogance and pride?
Both of them act childish, I didn’t see any real connection between them, it felt rushed and not reliable. It’s supposed to be a sad story about self distraction but even this felt like it was written the wrong way. I didn’t appreciate both of them and found it difficult to finish this book.
Blaze is the son of addicts who were neglectful and demoralising. He found a way out through football and worked his butt off to be the best quarterback he could be in Vegas, but his childhood demons still haunt him as he's constantly worried that everything good will come crashing down and he'll end up back on the trash heap where he started. At a party one night, chance has him meeting Fallyn. At first, she thinks he's your typical, arrogant jock and he was to a certain degree. He's determined to win her over, however, instantly smitten with her. Unfortunately, Blaze has an addictive personality with a tendency to binge drink. When a few drinks gone wrong ends up with Blaze testing positive for narcotics, his life takes a turn for the worse. His arrest leads him on a downwards spiral of hate and substance abuse that makes him put pills first in order to escape the direction his life has taken.
Throughout all of this is his unwavering love for Fallyn, but unfortunately, he wasn't strong enough to choose her over drugs. Add to this Fallyn's own troubled past, a quick marriage and a baby and you have a very emotional story. Fallyn's relationship with Blaze is the focus throughout the book, even when his addiction is too much for both of them to handle. It frustrated the living daylights out of me at times, especially when Fallyn has another perfect guy who was willing to do anything to be with her, but I loved how the author made the story about Blaze and Fallyn's troubled relationship. There was no glamorising of drugs and their abusers, but the author did a really good job of highlighting the lows as well as the struggles that come with addiction.
A few bits, especially their quick fire relationship, was a bit over the top. Fallyn did quite a bit of whimpering and giving in to the hotness that was Blaze. They fall in love pretty much straight away and from there, things move fast. There are a few triggers brought up in this book - addiction, drugs and neglectful parenting and, briefly, gang rape (not to a main character and only as a back story). Fallyn's placement of another guy in the friend zone had my heart breaking for him as he was perfect and loved her, but I get why the author ended things. It still made me sad, though.
Like I said, this isn't something that I would have normally picked out, but I really enjoyed it. It was a unique, heartfelt story that had a lot of low points for the main characters, but had them triumph at the end. Be warned - this isn't a book where everything is nice and works out neatly. Blaze's football career is well and truly over so if you're looking for a happy sports romance, this isn't it. Think instalove, but with a plethora of issues that you see the couple go through over several years. They're actually apart more in the story than they are together. One thing that didn't waver, though, was Blaze's love for Fallyn and this made all of the heartache worth struggling through. I'm glad I read this book. Even though I got it for free, I would have happily paid for it. I will read more by this author in the future.
Top reviews from other countries
While celebrating a team win, he meets a mystery girl. They dance, share a kiss, then she's gone. He can't stop thinking about her, it was love at first sight. He knows he has to find her and make her his..
Fallyn doesn't date football players but can't help but be drawn to Blaze. She fights her feelings but can't resist him for long. He's not like all the other boys and she soon falls for him big time..
Tragedy strikes and sends Blaze on a downward spiral. Taking him on path he swore he'd never take..
Can he fight his addiction? Will Fallyn ever trust him again?
Wow! I had so many emotions while reading this book. It was like one big rollercoaster ride. Drug addiction is such a hard topic to write about, but Marie James totally nailed it with this story. It was beautifully written. Can't wait to read more of her books
I know some might not find this an easy read, but in way it's not meant to be, because let's face it drug addict doesn't just affect the addict, but also their loved ones pretty much can be said for any addiction.
The author showed every emotion, feelings from both Fallyn and Blaze's perspective. They fall in love and the pair could not be more different, but they give in and they work together until tragic events turn their worlds upside down.
When Blaze starts to choose pills to cope instead of going to Fallyn, you know nothing good can and well since he's been surround by addiction growing up, it almost seems likely to be his fall back, until he loses Fallyn - the one.
This is gut wrenching, heartbreaking read from both sides as they fight with everything that addiction brings.
I loved reading every moment, feeling and emotional of the turmoil of what both Fallyn and Blaze went through and its book I won't forget. This book will touch your soul with love of what could be after We Said Forever.
Blaze grew up in a house of addicts, his Mum and Dad both high most of the time, he swore he would never end up like them; so he worked hard and earned a football scholarship and eventually he became the star quarterback for his team. Life was good, lots of woman hanging off his every word, parties, booze - life couldn't get much better - or so he thought.
When at a party one night celebrating a big win for the team he see's Fallyn and for him it's an OMG moment, he wants her and although they share a dance and a kiss - she walks away at the end of the night. Blaze can't stop thinking about her and he makes it his mission to find her and wear her down.
Fallyn is not all that impressed by football players and all they stand for, she is studying hard and doesn't want any distraction of the Blaze sort even though that one kiss they shared gave her butterflies in her stomach, she puts him to the back of her mind. But Blaze is relentless, and that leads to the one night where everything changes in both their lives. A split second decision made; an endless stream of tears and anger.
This story is about their relationship - but it is so much more and you will have to read this book to experience the highs and the lows and all the emotions that come with a new relationship.
This book was difficult to read because it was gut wrenching, sad, but full of hope as well. I loved both lead characters they were so well written, and at times so bloody frustrating to read, especially Blaze. My god that man, I wanted to squeeze him tight and never let him go and then in the next chapter I would want to beat some sense into him, my heart was all over the place. I hated him, I loved him - I was back and forth like a yo yo.
Fallyn so strong, so forgiving, so loyal she was an absolute delight to read and get to know, I bonded with her straight away and my admiration for her only grew the further the book progressed.
Wonderful storytelling at it's best and yes your heart will go through he ringer, sometime it will sore high, sometimes sink like a heavy stone thrown into a lake but isn't that what the best books do - take us on a roller coaster ride that we will long sit and think about way after the story finishes and what a fabulous book this is.
A MUST read !!!!!
We meet the characters in college (which is not my usual reads) but we follow them through their lives and the ups and downs that they face.
The male character has some major struggles to deal with which keeps you reading to see what happens, can they survive their troubles or is it too much for them to deal with?
I would definitely read from this author again.