The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
When Mallory was a kid, she was bounced from one horrible foster home to another. At thirteen, a terrible accident got her removed from the group home where she was living to a hospital where she met the parents who would adopt her. But when she starts a new school and encounters an old friend from the foster system sparks start to fly When Mallory was a kid, she was bounced from one horrible foster home to another. At thirteen, a terrible accident got her removed from the group home where she was living to a hospital where she met the parents who would adopt her. But when she starts a new school and encounters an old friend from the foster system sparks start to fly.
~I got a review copy from Netgalley-all opinions are my own~
I give it - 4/5
My review - This book gave me all the feels.
I didn't know what to expect when I first started this book but I didn't put it down once and read it till the very end. It was so gripping and interesting that I loved every second of it. This book isn't just about romance, it is about two kids dealing with what happened to them when they where younger, coming to terms with and trying to get past it.
We follow Mallory in this book. She is very shy, hardly speaks and that is because of what happened to her when she was younger. She was in terrible foster homes when something bad happens to her when she's 13 and she's taken to hospital. There she meets two doctors who take her in. It jumps to 4 years later. Mallory has been home schooled but she wants to go to a public school for her last year, she wants to feel normal. She is still very shy and she tries to use her words as much as she can. When she gets to school she meets a new friend and an old friend, a protector. She runs into Rider. He protected her when they where younger from their abusers, they're both surprised to see each other and both so very happy about it.
Sparks begin to fly between these two, even though he has a girlfriend and a foster brother who is constantly in trouble and she has to deal with her new parents pushing her to become their daughter that died a few years back.
This was such a beautiful story. I felt sorry for Mallory but throughout the story I started to feel more sorry for Rider. He protected Mallory when they where younger but, he never had anyone to protect him and he has never gotten over it or dealt with it and it is going to make or break their relationship.
I loved the romance part of this story but I really enjoyed the friendship and family relation parts. Mallory has a friend who she knew from home schooling and they are always there for each other, which I loved and Rider has his foster brothers and tries to always keep the youngest one safe and stop him from making stupid mistakes. Mallory's relationship with her parents is strained. She knows what she wants to do but they are obviously still not over the death of their daughter but, they care for each other and it was lovely to read.
All in all, this was a brilliant story on friendship, trauma, relationships, love and about two teens coming together again, dealing with what happened and trying to get past what happened to them when they where younger by protecting each other, for being there for each other and I really enjoyed every second of this book!