The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout - Book Review

The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Published by: Harlequin UK
Page Count - 480
My Rating - 3.75 Stars
Buy It: Book Depository

For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard. (From Goodreads)

The Problem With Forever is a coming of age story that goes deeper than most, it delves into a dark past for our main characters, deals with traumatic and sensitive topics, all while still giving you the warm fuzzies you want when reading a book. 

“We have a second chance. And who gets second chances?”

To call this book a contemporary romance is actually selling it short, because in reality it's so much more than that. It's a story about breaking down your barriers, pushing your boundaries and finding out who you really are, and most importantly it's about developing your own voice and gaining the courage to speak your mind. Rider and Mallorys story isn't just about love, it's about friendship and survival and I found myself rooting for them right from the very start of the book. 

“Forever was something we all took for granted, but the problem

 with forever was that it really didn't exist.” 

At this point, I think Jennifer L Armentrout can do no wrong, she's an incredible writer and while I do feel that as a 28 year old, I perhaps wasn't really the target demographic for this book, I can fully appreciate how much I would have fallen head over heels for this book when I was a teenager. If only books like this existed back then. 

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This book was sent to me for review by Harlequin Teen in exchange for an honest review. You can read my review policy here. Thank you Harlequin Teen!

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