About Forever and One Day by Jacqueline Simon Gunn
Everyone has wondered “what if?” But how many get a chance to live it?
Seventeen years ago, Olivia Watson’s world was turned upside down when she discovered Justin, her high-school sweetheart turned fiancé, having sex with her best friend, Petal. Unable to muster up any forgiveness, she turns her back on him and every friend connected to that part of her life, leaving many questions about the details of the betrayal unanswered.
When Olivia receives an invitation for her twenty-year high school reunion, she decides that she’s been avoiding the past for too long. It’s time to go back and revisit that part of her life, her old friends, and the betrayal that created the wedge between them.
As soon as she and Justin lay eyes on each other at the reunion, they immediately sense the vibrant remains of their unbreakable connection. The spark between them never faded. However, Justin is now married to Petal and Olivia is involved with Adam, her handsome, best-selling-author boyfriend. But is healing old wounds enough for Olivia and Justin to move forward together, or will it help them make peace with the new lives they have chosen?
Each of the four main characters remain bound to their past by unresolved issues, demonstrating that sometimes we can’t find our future until we settle our past. But, most importantly, Olivia learns that forever isn’t time eternal; rather, forever is a place we share with the people we love the most — even when they’re gone.
Although part of a series, this book can be read as a stand-alone.
Forever and One Day is my first read by Jacqueline Simon Gunn. This is not a romance subgenre or style that I usually read but it kept me glued to the story from beginning to end. The book is skillfully written and all the characters: Olivia, Justin, and Adam feel so real and relatable with their flaws. This story was beautifully, devastatingly painful to read in the best way. It ripped my heart out and left a gaping aching hole in my chest because I saw myself in Olivia. All the what ifs and wondering about the one who got away. The heartbreaks. The fear of trusting and committing again.
Ahhk. And that ending. I loved it!
Add this one to your must read list! **Content Warning for cheating! Don’t read if cheating is one of your book dealbreakers.
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