Monday, April 29, 2019

Book Review: Forever Moore (Forbidden Love #2) by: Riley Hart & Christina Lee

Release Date: April 26, 2019
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Source: I received a complementary copy of this book from the author and voluntarily provided a fair and honest review.
"With his raven hair and snow-white skin, Lord Ansil Eirwin draws unwanted attention wherever he goes. After his father’s untimely death, Ansil is set to become Duke of Ravenswood on his next birthday. The gallant and timid lord would never dream of shirking responsibility, so he subverts his desires in order to please his mother and new stepfather, Reginald.

Orien Moore, known as the Huntsman, lives on the fringes and has forsaken close bonds with anyone, even the misfits he has taken in. When Orien is called upon by his brother, Reginald, to kill the pampered future duke, it is the perfect opportunity to seek revenge against his power-hungry brother. Orien formulates a plan to use Reginald’s vicious request to his advantage by kidnapping Ansil and holding him hostage until he can fulfill his birthright.

Soon Orien realizes that Ansil is nothing like he’d expected. Kind and joyful, Ansil enchants Orien and his ragtag group. And Ansil, in turn, cannot help but be curious about the gruff huntsman as Orien’s vulnerabilities are exposed. Their mutual interest transforms into affection, followed by overwhelming desire. But they are living on borrowed time.

With Reginald seeking power in Ravenswood, they have no way of knowing what will transpire once Orien returns Ansil to his proper place in society. The only certainty is that the odds are stacked against them. Will the young lord and his huntsman ever have the chance to experience the happily ever after they’ve found in each other’s arms?

***PLEASE NOTE: FOREVER MOORE is a romantic fairy tale—minus the magic—that features one reluctant lord, one brooding huntsman, and plenty of angsty, forbidden love. It’s loosely based on a treasured fairy tale in a make-believe setting that isn’t part of any specific time period and doesn’t play by any traditional rules."

My Thoughts:

Last year I read Ever After by these authors and I just absolutely adored it, so when I heard they were going back to that style and another fairy tale retelling, I was so excited. And then I saw that cover and was just like WOWOWOWOWOW I need this book and in the end the book delivered. I thought this was a super sweet retelling.

Orien and Ansil are both so great and I loved their dynamic. Orien is gruff and slightly cranky and Ansil is sweet and optimistic. So on paper it doesn’t seem like they should work but they do. These two may not get off to the easiest start, but I loved watching them together. I also loved how relatively low angst their relationship was. It wasn’t without its problems, but it was much more sweet than drama filled and I really enjoyed that. I also loved that the focus was heavily on their relationship. There may be a lot going on around these two, but at the heart of the story it was about two people coming into their own and finding what they want in life. I also really loved the secondary cast of characters, especially Doc and Thalia.

All in all, Forever Moore was just an overall good and sweet read. I am loving these authors’ spins on classic fairy tales and I so hope they continue with these twists and can’t wait to see what they do next.


3 comments:

  1. A spin on a classic can always be fun. Glad you are enjoying these so much!

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  2. I love the cover and I am glad you had such fun with this. I enjoy a good retelling.

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  3. I enjoy a good fairytale retelling. I like that the authors decided to make the characters relationship the central focus, and that the story was sweet and low angst! I enjoy when two opposites attract, but regardless, they fit together perfectly! Great Review Teresa!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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