Name: Forever Innocent
Author: Deanna Roy
Publication date: October 1st 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
“Our baby died on prom night, and nothing was ever the same again.”
Corabelle doesn’t feel like any of the other college girls. On what should have been one of the happiest nights of her life, she and her boyfriend Gavin watched a nurse disconnect the ventilator from their seven-day-old baby. During the funeral two days later, Gavin walked out and never returned.
Since then, her life has been a spiral of disasters. The only thing that has helped is her ability to black out whenever the pain gets too hard to bear, a habit that has become an addiction.
When Gavin shows up in her astronomy class four years later, he is hell-bent on getting her back, insisting she forgive him. Corabelle knows she can’t resist the touch that fills the empty ache that has haunted her since he left. But if he learns what she has done, if he follows the trail back through her past, her secrets will destroy their love completely. And once again, she’ll lose the only person who always believed she was innocent.
Deanna Roy is a sucker for romance and drama and dumps hefty amounts of both in her novels. She is also a powerful advocate for baby loss moms and has founded multiple support groups for women, from teens on up, who endure this impossible heartache. Her other novels include Baby Dust and Stella & Dane: A Honky Tonk Romance.
Let me start by saying that if you can't handle real situations put on paper that rip your heart right out of your chest, this is NOT the book for you. This book was a very emotional ride and I think if I had a weaker soul I would not have been able to finish it.
Corabelle and Gavin had a baby together and they lose him after only seven days. It was heart-wrenching to get to experience their moments with Finn, but it was also so beautiful...and I cried more than once. This isn't just a story about two characters who love each other. It's a story about two characters with a vivid history, one that they'll never forget, but may be able to finally move past together.
This book was so sad. I can't imagine losing a child and certainly not in such a short period of time. The struggle they experience is so excruciating. I felt my heart break for them so many times.
I have to say the only thing I found troublesome with this book was I felt that the story moved kind of slow. I feel like so many more things could have been put in this story if certain points weren't focused on so much. It doesn't take away from the story so long as you are content simply reading about one subject.
Deanna Roy did a really good job of filling the reader in on Corabelle and Gavin's past. Where sometimes the reader is left with more questions than answers, this story was fully informative. I appreciate that the author didn't expect me to be a mind reader to know where her ideas came from. Thank you so much for that!
Deanne Roy has done a very good job with this story. I felt moved by the emotions of her characters that she so eloquently constructed. This was a remarkable story about love and loss, strength and weakness. I would recommend this books but not to the faint of heart. Very good job at seamlessly creating a masterpiece. 4 out of 5 stars
Grand prize giveaway
Prizes (open internationally):
--a $50 gift card to any store and a lovely butterfly necklace with a USB loaded with Forever Innocent.