Source: Self Purchased
Published: October 10, 2013
Author: Lena Hart
Secret Cravings Publishing
Sex: PG - Medium Sexual Content
Genre: Contemporary Interracial Romance
I really enjoyed reading this story, it was sweet and I enjoyed the characters very much. And even though there was a secret baby plot, it was written in a way that I didn't want to climb through the book and put a sleeper choke move on the chick.
Because This is Forever revolves around Nate McArthur and Mia Trent. Mia wears her heart on her sleeve...she loves Nathan and wants to move past the boyfriend/girlfriend stage, she wants to get married and have a family. Nathan on the other and doesn't want the same thing. Because he grew up with his parents treating him as if he were a burden instead of with love, Nathan is a little jaded when it comes to the whole family thing.
So when Mia finds herself pregnant, she feels that instead of forcing Nathan into something he doesn't want. She leaves and goes back home to Detroit to have and raise their son by herself. I'm usually not a fan of the whole secret baby thing...usually the chick is so annoying and feels entirely too self righteous in her reasons from keeping the baby a secret. But here, Nathan kinda sorta pushed Mia away even though he didn't know she was pregnant, he made if very clear that he wouldn't be forced into something he didn't want. So I understood Mia's way of thinking...I still didn't like, but I understood it.
Come five years later and Mia needs help and the only person that can help her is Nathan. Of course, Nathan is pissed off when he finds out he has a son...but he decides to help only if Mia gives him the summer with his son and her. Old feelings start to spark and both Nathan and Mia are finding out that what they once had didn't go away at all.
Sweet story, I loved it...add in their mischievous little boy and there was a cuteness added. The story was well written and I liked how the author wrote these two characters to where they both took responsiblity for their actions...good or bad. There was no pointing fingers or instant rush to judgement. Mia knew she was wrong for keeping their son away from Nathan and Nathan knew he was partly to blame for her feelings/thoughts in keepiong Mikey a secret. It like okay...here is the big ass block, now what are we going to do the move it out of the way? It was very refreshing to read.
I did NOT like Mia's sister, she was a witch with a capital B and Nathan's father was a butthead. But I guess they gave the story the extra friction it needed.
Well worth the read and Lena Hart is definitely an author I will be looking foward to reading more of.