Forever, Interrupted: A Novel

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Forever, Interrupted: A Novel

by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Washington Square Press | July 9, 2013 | Trade Paperback

Forever, Interrupted: A Novel is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
“Have you ever heard of supernovas? They shine brighter than anything else in the sky and then fade out really quickly, a short burst of extraordinary energy. I like to think you and Ben were like that . . . in that short time, you had more passion than some people have in a lifetime.”

Elsie Porter is an average twentysomething and yet what happens to her is anything but ordinary. On a rainy New Year’s Day, she heads out to pick up a pizza for one. She isn’t expecting to see anyone else in the shop, much less the adorable and charming Ben Ross. Their chemistry is instant and electric. Ben cannot even wait twenty-four hours before asking to see her again. Within weeks, the two are head over heels in love. By May, they’ve eloped.

Only nine days later, Ben is out riding his bike when he is hit by a truck and killed on impact. Elsie hears the sirens outside her apartment, but by the time she gets downstairs, he has already been whisked off to the emergency room. At the hospital, she must face Susan, the mother-in-law she has never met—and who doesn’t even know Elsie exists.

Interweaving Elsie and Ben’s charmed romance with Elsie and Susan’s healing process, Forever, Interrupted will remind you that there’s more than one way to find a happy ending.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 1 in

Published: July 9, 2013

Publisher: Washington Square Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1476712824

ISBN - 13: 9781476712826

Found in: Fiction

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it!!! Okay. I agreed to review this book for all the wrong reasons. And once I got it, I became scared of it. Scared to read it. But to review it, and not tell you a bit of myself, you may not get my views, and you wouldn't be able to understand the review. So here it goes. When I was approached to read, and review this book, I was in a hard time myself. I had been married less than a year (granted, not the NINE days of the character in the book, Elise), and we were undergoing testing, on my husband, for cancer. Many medical professionals thought he had cancer. In his lungs. At the end of Feb. (I was emailed Feb 6th), my husband quit smoking, and we found out his latest scan is clean. (as of June, we still have 1 more scan to go, but all looks good). So I agreed to this book back in Feb. in an attempt to give me something I could read that I could relate too, and a way to justify and deal with my anger, and my own issues. That said, I picked up this book this morning, simply because I needed to focus on someone else's problems - even if that someone is a fictional character. I have finished it, in less than 12 hours. And it's not because it was a short book, it isn't. But it was a completely captivating read. Right away you are thrown into the issue at stake. Ben and Elise have been married for days. And now Ben is killed. Immediately you want to know what happens. Over the next 350 pages you learn of Ben's mother. His father. Elise's parents. You learn of their courtship, and Elise's healing. And while Elise may never completely heal, she starts to make an effort. This book, while fiction, states some very important messages. It is okay to grieve. It is okay to NOT want to heal. It is okay to cry. It's okay to depend on others. Life is not always fair. Life will get better - when you are ready to allow it too. (oh, and it's not okay to assault someone while at work... ) This was a really good book. Nicely thought out, and wonderfly written. I'm glad I agreed to it. I am also glad I waited sooooooo long to read it. Because while my husband is going to be okay, all these messages are still something I needed to hear right now. And don't think that this is a sad book, and that you will cry every page. It's not like that. I laughed at a few spots. Susan (the "dreaded" mother-in-law) is great at laying it out like it is - and making everyone laugh, even the reader. Yes, it deals with a tough topic, but it's done so well, that you can't help and love it. I home Taylor Jenkins Reid writes more books. And I hope I get the chance to review them in the future - if not, I will still pick them up and read them anyways. Thanks Simon & Schuster for the change to read such a great book.
Date published: 2013-06-14

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Forever, Interrupted: A Novel

by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 1 in

Published: July 9, 2013

Publisher: Washington Square Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1476712824

ISBN - 13: 9781476712826

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Forever, Interrupted DECEMBER It was New Year’s Eve and Ana and I had this great plan. We were going to go to this party to see this guy she had been flirting with at the gym, and then we were going to leave at 11:30 p.m. We wanted to drive to the beach, open a bottle of champagne together, and ring in the new year tipsy and drenched in sea spray. Instead, Ana got too drunk at the party, started making out with the guy from the gym, and disappeared for a few hours. This was fairly typical of Ana and something that I had come to love about her, namely that nothing ever went as planned. Something always happened. She was a nice reprieve from my own personality. A personality for whom everything went as planned and nothing ever happened. So when I was stranded at the party waiting for Ana to pop out of wherever she’d been hiding, I wasn’t angry or surprised. I had assumed things might take this turn. I was only slightly annoyed as I rang in the new year with a group of strangers. I stood there awkwardly, as friends kissed each other, and I just stared into my champagne glass. I didn’t let it ruin my evening. I talked to some cool people that night. I made the best of it. I met a guy named Fabian, who was just finishing med school but said his real passion was “fine wine, fine food, and fine women.” He winked at me as he said this, and as I gracefully removed myself from the conversation shortly thereafter, Fabian asked for my number. I gave it
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From the Publisher

“Have you ever heard of supernovas? They shine brighter than anything else in the sky and then fade out really quickly, a short burst of extraordinary energy. I like to think you and Ben were like that . . . in that short time, you had more passion than some people have in a lifetime.”

Elsie Porter is an average twentysomething and yet what happens to her is anything but ordinary. On a rainy New Year’s Day, she heads out to pick up a pizza for one. She isn’t expecting to see anyone else in the shop, much less the adorable and charming Ben Ross. Their chemistry is instant and electric. Ben cannot even wait twenty-four hours before asking to see her again. Within weeks, the two are head over heels in love. By May, they’ve eloped.

Only nine days later, Ben is out riding his bike when he is hit by a truck and killed on impact. Elsie hears the sirens outside her apartment, but by the time she gets downstairs, he has already been whisked off to the emergency room. At the hospital, she must face Susan, the mother-in-law she has never met—and who doesn’t even know Elsie exists.

Interweaving Elsie and Ben’s charmed romance with Elsie and Susan’s healing process, Forever, Interrupted will remind you that there’s more than one way to find a happy ending.

Editorial Reviews

"This beautifully rendered story explores the brilliance and rarity of finding true love, and how to find our way back through the painful aftermath of losing it. These characters will leap right off the page and into your heart."