Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Review: The Corner of Forever and Always (Everland, Georgia #2) by Lia Riley

"It's been a long time since I've been on a date with a woman that I'm interested in. I want to do it right. Be romantic." - Beau Marino

The Corner of Forever and Always
Series: Everland, Georgia #2
Author: Lia Riley
Publisher: Forever
Published: September 26, 2017
Source: Publisher for Review

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Fairy tales aren’t ever what they seem . . . 

Tuesday Knight’s dream of Broadway stardom has flopped, leaving her unemployed and brokenhearted. Ready to quit kissing frogs and make her own happily-ever-after, she takes a job as a princess in Everland, Georgia’s historical amusement park.

Mayor Beau Marino lives an unenchanted existence-all work, no play-which is fine by him. After his marriage ended in disaster, the last thing he wants in his life is more drama. But Everland’s new free spirit has a talent for getting under his starched collar.

When the town’s beloved but bankrupt park might be shut down, Tuesday and Beau face a choice. Can they join forces, save the day-and each other? Or will their fierce battle of wills destroy any chance of a fairy-tale ending?

Oh. My. God. Words fail me about how much I loved this book. I loved the silliness, the playfulness, and the sexiness. Wrap those three elements with a pretty little bow and you've got The Corner of Forever and Always. It was adorable and I loved every flipping word.

Beau... What can I say other than I'm pretty sure my ovaries exploded a time or two. He was so beyond swoon-worthy. That man... Can we please clone him?!! I've had many book boyfriends over the years, but Beau takes the cake. After a heartbreaking end to his marriage, Beau hid his emotions well. Until Tuesday came along in her glass slippers, Beau was perfectly fine with his life. When she arrives everything went haywire. Suddenly, his life feels empty and he wants more. His transformation was heartwarming. Learning to love again and open himself to being loved. Learning to laugh again... He certainly has a way with words. I mean, how can you not swoon when he says this...

"Let me get this straight." He pulled her the last inch closer, the speed to the motion making her gasp. "That necklace you're wearing is magical and it's the reason I'm standing here?"

"Maybe. Maybe not. On, I don't know!" she cried. "Go on. Tell me this is the dumbest thing you've ever heard and ride off back to your life."

His jaw tensed. "Can't do that."

A pause. "So you think it is magic?"

"Fuck the necklace. You're the magic."

And poof goes the ovaries...

Poor Tuesday. Nothing goes quite the way she plans. Still reeling from a scandal, she's moved from New York to Everland. Outspoken Tuesday is quickly nominated to represent the failing theme park and get Mayor Marino to save it. And while she's at it, Tuesday falls for the quiet Mayor. I loved Tuesday's quirkiness. She's not perfect, but she's perfectly fine with it. Tuesday embraces her style and rocks it. She's the type of character I want to be friends with because there will never be a dull moment with her.

I loved The Corner of Forever and Always so much I happily devoured it. There's something magical about the town of Everland. The hidden treasure... The Roxy... Happily Ever After Land... There is something nostalgic and lovable about this small town and it makes me want to live there. I can't wait for the next book so I can go back and spend some more time there. Hopefully the wait won't be too long... *fingers crossed*

Lia Riley is a contemporary romance author. USA Today describes her as “refreshing” and RT Book Reviews calls her books “sizzling and heartfelt.” She loves her husband, three kids, wandering redwood forests and a perfect pour over coffee. She is 25% sarcastic, 54% optimistic, and 122% bad at math (good thing she writes happy endings for a living). She and her family live mostly in Northern California.

Everland, Georgia #1

1 comment:

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