Monday, 14 April 2014

Review : Forevermore By Cindy Miles


On a misty cliffside, mystery and romance await. . . .

Ivy Calhoun's life has been turned upside down. Her new stepdad has uprooted Ivy and her mom, bringing them to live in an actual castle in the misty Scottish countryside. There are stone-faced servants and shadowy corridors, and the ancient walls seem full of secrets. Ivy is at once frightened and intrigued.

Especially when she meets Logan, a gorgeous, elusive ghost who has haunted the castle grounds for decades. Ivy is immediately drawn to him . . . but Logan is not the only spirit around. Something dark and deadly is afoot, and soon Ivy finds herself in mortal danger.

Is Logan exactly what he seems? Could his mysterious past be tied to Ivy's present? And can Ivy stop herself from falling in love with him?


Ripped from her home in sultry South Carolina to start a new life in an ancient Scottish castle, Ivy exhibits courage and strength as she grimly strives to accept her fate. This reader couldn’t help but fall in love with this spunky, violin-wielding character.
Her admirable qualities include confidence, a remarkably open mind and a quiet, but unmistakable, resolve as she is forced to face unknown adversaries. Who doesn’t want to be a tough, cool chick with a huge (hidden) romantic streak?

Speaking of romance, enter Logan Munro. From the author’s amazing descriptions, I know he is no less than dreamy. With his rugged good looks, charming Scottish brogue and fierce loyalty and protectiveness towards Ivy, I fell for him immediately. Of course, life is never so simple. Despite the obvious attraction and compatibility, Logan and Ivy know that they can never be together, in a conventional sense. Ivy is alive and well and Logan is…………not. Being young, they don’t fight their feelings, they simply strive to accept the companionship that they can have… least for as long as Logan’s soul is lingering in limbo.

This unique relationship is not the biggest problem Ivy faces. The malevolent force that seemed determine to destroy her has shifted its focus to her beloved mother. Ivy must stop the evil quickly or she will lose her mom forever. Figuring out how to end the black madness is one thing; knowing that her success may cost her Logan is quite another. 
The biggest weakness of FOREVERMORE is the ending. Ivy gets one solution handed to her and stumbles across another and everything is solved with nary a trouble. In a more plot-driven paranormal I might not forgive it, but FOREVERMORE is first and foremost a romance. I must admit that I'm also happy the cover models actually bear a resemblance to the characters. She has Ivy's blonde hair and pink streak! Overall, the cover is a great encapsulation of the contents. If you like romance, castles, ghosts, and music, I recommend picking up FOREVERMORE