-Blog Tour, Review- Then, Now, Forever by Teodora Kostova
Hi guys! So excited to welcome you to my stop on the book tour!! :D
I'm going to share my thoughts on the book with you all even though it'll be a mini review I know I'll be able to portray every single feeling this book inspired in me.
"Gia had let Beppe into her life so easily, as if it was the most natural thing in the world. She’d held him when he’d hurt so badly he’d thought he might die; she’d talked him down when he’d been so angry he’d considered doing something he’d regret for the rest of his life.
Gia had saved his life.
At least once he needed to be strong for her.
This right now, this moment, was theirs. It belonged to them, not to abusive or dead fathers, not to guilt, regret or sorrow, not to the past or the future."
But will their love survive when tragedy separates them?
“I have to go, Gia. I’m tired and I feel empty. I know you need me, but I have nothing left to give you. I need to heal.”
“I miss you so much it’s hard to breathe.”
"Beppe was still Gia’s closest friend. But they’d never be anything more than that again. Remembering what it felt like to have the person you love most in the world be torn away from you still hurt. Gia was determined never to be put into that position again."
There was never lack of love, but can Beppe win Gia’s trust again?
“When I was broken you gave me pieces of yourself and made me whole again.”
'Then, Now, Forever' is the second book of the Heartbeat series. It features characters from the first book in the series - 'In a Heartbeat' - but can be read as a stand alone novel. It's the complete story of Beppe and Gia - no cliffhanger.
New Adult Contemporary Romance, recommended for readers 17+
My Thoughts?Gia's and B's story is one I had been dying to read as soon as I knew that there was going to be a story! So when Teodora told me she was writing their story next I knew I was doomed to be a lonely sad person while I waited for it.
And boy! I'm so happy I waited! I loved the book! Loved the story.
It has tons of romance, tons of kissing but above all else I loved the rawness and the amazing relationship that G & B had. I couldn't help but put myself in their shoes depending on whose POV I was reading from.
I loved the double POV again, loved the setting as I did in the first one.
And the plot had some twists I've got to admit I never saw coming, like you know who leaving or you know who doing... Well, I really hate spoiling stories just know, there's tons of tears involved and tons of scars as well BUT we also get to see a really amazing friendship develop into something much more beautiful to the point that it hurt not seeing them together.
They way that B took care of G just melted my bones and how strong minded she is and stubborn made me want to slap some sense into her from time to time.
And the love scenes had me fanning myself for quite some time.
In the end, I loved it. I cried (which, if you know me, means that I really got invested in the story) happy and sad tears.
A story of the strength that comes from facing your weaknesses and about a love that wouldn't give up on the 2 people that felt it even when they had already given up on it.
The book started as a fast-paced read and it only got slow a little in the middle of it but afterwards it was all good and fast again.
And OHMYCLOUDS!!! Did you see whose book is coming next?!! Yay!!! Cannot wait!! This'll be torture yet again!
I give this book
Meet the author!
Hi, my name is Teodora and I live in London with my husband Ted and my son Jason. I've been writing ever since I can remember, but it became my full time job in 2010 when I decided that everything else I've tried bores me to death and I have to do what I've always wanted to do, but never had the guts to fully embrace. I've been a journalist, an editor, a personal assistant and an interior designer among another things, but as soon as the novelty of the new, exciting job wears off, I always go back to writing. Being twitchy, impatient, loud and hasty are not qualities that help a writer, because I have to sit alone, preferably still, and write for most of the day, but I absolutely love it. It's the only time that I'm truly at peace and the only thing I can do for more than ten minutes at a time - my son has a bigger attention span than me.
When I'm procrastinating, I like to go to the gym, cook Italian meals (and eat them), read, listen to rock music, watch indie movies and True Blood re-runs. Or, in the worst case scenario, get beaten at every Wii game by a six year old.
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