Review: Because this is Forever by Lena Hart

Friday, December 6, 2013

Source: Self Purchased
Published: October 10, 2013
Author: Lena Hart
Secret Cravings Publishing
Series: No
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 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.

Sharonda (SexxyBlogger) is a avid reader who enjoys a good book, good music, loves red wine and has an unhealthy obsession with the sexxy alpha males she reads about. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook.  Happy Reading Reading Sexxys.


  1. I'm not usually one for the secret baby plot either, but I can see where this situation might be a tad different- guy was straight up that he wasn't into a family. It does appeal though. Thanks for sharing!

  2. As soon as you said Detroit, I was in!! I'm not usually a fan of books with babies at all lol. They get in the way of the naughty. But I trust your opinion, I may have to give this one a read soon!

  3. This is a review I can't read yet!!!! I'm like a 3rd of the way through the book myself. I love Felicity Heaton, and I've yet to read a book of hers I didn't love!

  4. Bwaha putting her in a sleeper hold. ::snort:: Yeah I have a real hard time with the secret baby plot but that's awesome she pulled it off so well. Definitely have me willing to give it a go though. Nice find!

  5. I've only read one book by Heaton which I really enjoyed I'm still waiting for the 2nd book in that series to come out and its been at least a year lol

    -Amanda P

    Where the Night Kind Roam

  6. So excited she has a new series coming out (and that it started off so good! yay!). I've enjoyed all of the ones I've tried so far so looking forward to some free read time to get to this one :)

  7. he sure did. I really loved that fact that he admitted he was part of her decision...that was such a grown up move for me..lols.

    thanks Sophia :)

  8. lmbo, aw snap Detroit in the house! lols.

    awww...thanks Liz. Ifyou do get it & read, let me know what you thought :)

  9. LOL! I'm so serious Anna....those chicks work my nerve to no end. But, yup...Lena Hart did good with this one.

    Most the time the chick is so annoying & the dude is a major butthead...lols.

  10. thanks Melissa :) this was really a surprisingly good read.

  11. oooo...can't wait to see what you thought of it. She is really becoming a favorite of mines, she so dang of versatile with her writing.

  12.! that is is long wait :D

    This is my second book by her & I gotta say, I'm liking her so far. Her world building is off the chain.

  13. you will love it Anna. The chick was a little annoying to me, but Loren totally made up for it...lols.

  14. As a parent I always struggle with this plot, but I am glad she was sweet and didn't annoy you!

  15. Ok, you had me curious at an Elf as a main character..I cannot think of a single book that isn't Christmas related..LOL

  16. I struggle with it too because I'm a mom. I always feel that even it the other person was a jerk or whatever, they still have the right to know. So, it is a hard plot to like.

    Lena Hart really made both her characters likable in a crazy situation.

  17. LOL...I hear you :) I still have to read a christmas theme which I'm going to do this week.

  18. gaahhhdd,, i hate secret baby plots! >.< i don't care the reasons, i'll never understand it. she should have told him from the start, be like " i'm pregnant. but no worries, i understand you don't want a fam. I'm going back home to raise mine own and you dont worry about a thing." and poof, should have disappeared ! *sigh* sorry, i think i've just read one too many of those for my tastes, but i'm glad you loved it. great review Sharonda! :)

  19. lols...I feel you, trust me...I do. But Lena Hart worked her pen here & didn't have you dislike Mia or Nathan for that matter.

    Girl, I cannnot stand these stories on any other day. But this one was definitely an exception :)

    thanks Neyra!

  20. Ah, i see... I'll have to consider this one for a while then (;

    you're welcome girl! :)