Sunday, 28 April 2013

Review of 'Waiting on Forever'

'Waiting on Forever'
By Ashley Wilcox

About the Book

Parties, sororities and getting drunk.
Oh, yeah. And learning. 

This may be true for most college students, but not for Leah Bennett.  College life for her includes studying, working, and excelling in school.  When it comes to the social ladder, Leah is at the bottom.  Popular girls, hot guys and star athletes are of no importance to her, except for one.

Matthew Jacobs.

Matt is the starting wide receiver at SUNY Cortland, the most wanted guy on campus and Leah’s best friend.  Although Leah’s feelings toward Matt run deeper than just a friendship, it is something she would never let be heard because the odds of someone like Matthew Jacobs going for someone like Leah Bennett are slim to none. 

When Matt starts showing an interest in Leah that goes beyond friendship, she is dumbfounded and doesn’t believe it is possible – until one weekend that changes everything.

Will Matt and Leah’s popularity status get in the way of having a chance at a real relationship?
Or does status mean nothing when it comes to true love?

Emma’s Review of ‘Waiting on Forever’

I wasn’t too sure about this book as I don’t usually read the Young Adult genre.

The book was interesting from the beginning as the prologue (and also the epilogue) were from Matt’s POV, while the body of the story was from Leah’s. It worked really well as you knew what Matt was thinking and feeling at the start and end of their journey!

Matt & Leah meet at their college orientation. Matt’s a Phys. Ed major and on the college football team while Leah is majoring in Photography. So the gorgeous jock meets the shy and nerdy art girl.

She is nervous around him and tries to brush him off. Matt is a gentleman and likes that she might be a challenge rather than easy get, which tends to happen when girls find out he plays football. They chat over the internet for a few months until he is transferred into one of her classes. This is where the online friendship ends & a deeper relationship begins.

It is hard for her to realise and accept that he doesn’t want just friendship as guys have never been interested in her. She is feeling new emotions about Matt that she has never had to entertain. She also doesn’t realise that he is thinking similar things. Matt has wanted her from the start but thinks that she is so witty and smart that why would she even be interested in the ‘jock’. They both feel their way through their new relationship with the ups and downs of college life to keep them on their toes.

Overall, this story is a sweet, touching and romantic read. It is a learning journey for the characters about life after high school and first love. It will make you laugh and even shed a tear or two.

If you like a love story with a Happily Ever After, you will enjoy ‘Waiting on Forever’. «««« ½

About the Author

Some may consider me a jack of all trades, but I consider myself well rounded.

I’ve waitressed, styled hair, answered phones and, most recently, worked full time as mom to my two beautiful little boys.

Then there was this book… Everyone and their brother started talking about this book series titled Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James.  I didn’t really pay attention to the craze at first, since I wasn’t a big reader- okay, I didn’t read at all.  But curiosity got the best of me, so I downloaded it to my kindle.

I was immediately hooked. I read the whole series in three days.  Yes, three books in three days.

I kept finding all these great books that I HAD to read (just ask my credit card!).

Then I started hearing voices. Voices that turned into stories; stories that were begging to get out of my head. 

I started writing them down on scraps of paper. Then I transferred them to my computer. Before I knew it, Planning on Forever was born.

The voices in my head are still talking, so I’m still writing.
Ashley Wilcox

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