Forever, Interrupted: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Forever, Interrupted: A Novel

byTaylor Jenkins Reid

Kobo ebook | July 9, 2013

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"Touching and powerful...Reid masterfully grabs hold of the heartstrings and doesn't let go. A stunning first novel." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“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.
Title:Forever, Interrupted: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 9, 2013Publisher:Washington Square PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1476712832

ISBN - 13:9781476712833

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripping Loved the story, love the author.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very emotional! Be sure to have tissues on hand for this one - you'll laugh and cry, often at the same time.
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Forever Interrupted A really great emotional read, the flashbacks to the whirlwind romance were really convincing, though I think even more than that, where this really shines is the female relationships. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not a bad read! I was really tempted to rate this book 5/5. It was a great read! I finished it in a day and I had a full work day so that says something! I didn't give it a 5/5 because there was something that didn't make me fall absolutely in love with it. I loved the style of the book but i might have been some of the writing, granted it's Reid's first novel so I guess my expectations can't really be that high. Nonetheless great book! I think for me the saddest part was George's wife passing on. I really liked that he became a part of the story and played a part in Elsie's support group. I also loved that she was a librarian and that Ben loved to read YA fiction! Great read! I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book and I love the author This was the second book I read by Taylor Jenkins Reid and I loved it. She has a way of making you feel like your reading about someone you know, One min I was crying the next I was laughing.i never wanted it to end
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't Put it Down! I love everything that Taylor Jenkins Reid writes but this one has a very special place in my heart. Reid creates a heartbreaking scenario in which the one you love most could vanish from your life and writes it in a way that you can imagine it as if it's happened to you. Without spoiling too much all I can say is that I always say I love you before my hubby leaves, and I always make sure he is careful when driving to get cereal.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An easy , somewhat predictable read The book seemed to have more potential in the beginning. As I got further into the story it became more predictable with simplistic characters. Still entertaining if you're looking for a quick, easy read.
Date published: 2015-03-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tear jerker A good read but have a box of tissues handy
Date published: 2014-03-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tear jerker I very seldom read romances as I prefer books that are more issue driven and have more plot development where romance could be a minor part, but I did like this and I just flew through it. Ben and Elsie were living the wonder of new and total love when he was killed. The evolving relationship between Elsie and Susan after Ben's death was a true testament of the love they (meaning all three of them) felt for each other. It was a good chick-lit read.
Date published: 2013-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Beach Read Really easy read. Very heartfelt.
Date published: 2013-07-18
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