The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of those warm, really enjoyable love stories that I’m a fan of within the young adult genre.
Mallory’s spent her entire life trying to stay unnoticed — things were a lot safer for her that way. And whenever life as a foster child became terrifying, Rider was always there to protect her. Years later, she’s taking a big step out of her comfort zone and their paths cross unexpectedly; once the two of them recover from the shock, there’s no pretending that everything hasn’t changed.
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Like Sarah Dessen, Nicola Yoon, and similar authors, you’ll get sucked right into Mallory and Rider’s story and have more than one of those moments where you rest your hand over your heart and mentally add Rider to your list of book boyfriends.
I absolutely love a good new adult or adult romance, but there’s something really special about the teen/young adult genre. The Problem With Forever reinforces that.
“Being embarrassed was not forever. None of this was forever. But trying was. Living was.”
Both characters have a complicated, painful past, and as I learned more about how that’s helped to shape who they’ve become, there was no way I could resist rooting for them.
There are moments of wit that may seem small but they made me, personally, laugh out loud.
(Warning: slight spoilers ahead.)
Mallory and Rider’s reunion (technically, the second half of it) in the parking lot will actually give you butterflies. Jennifer portrays the affection and connection between them so well; you’ll immediately want to know every detail of it.
P.S. I’m also a pretty sappy, hopeless romantic, so if you’re not into that type of thing, this story won’t have the same effect.
The Problem With Forever is available now at Amazon or your favorite retailer.