The Forever Girl

  • Author Jill Shalvis
  • Release Date January 12, 2021
  • Publisher William Morrow or Custom House
  • ISBN/ASIN 9780062897855
  • Our Rating
  • Reviewed by Raonaid

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Maze Porter works as a bartender while taking night classes. She returns to Wildestone, California, for her foster sister/ best friend’s wedding. Being home brings back unwanted feelings and memories. It also forces Maze to be around Walker Scott, the man she foolishly let go. Will Maze finally put her emotional and mental demons to rest? Or will she once again wreck a good thing?

Walker “Walk” Scott is a federal agent. He comes back to Wildestone to attend his foster sister’s wedding. Walker never really forgot what happened between him and Maze four years ago. Many heartbreaking revelations finally come to light. Will the wedding continue as planned? Can Walker and Maze overcome their emotional shortcomings? Will he convince her to be his forever girl?

Maze is the embodiment of dysfunctional. Her childhood before and after The Walsh’s, the family who briefly took her in, left a deep scar on her emotional state. I admire how Maze acknowledges her many issues and faults. She has no aspirations on being perfect; she is just content in being herself. What I adore the most about Maze are the sacrifices she makes for Caitlin. Maze understands that she cannot change the past, but she grapples with her inner demons to be there for Cat.

Walker is definitely a keeper! I like how he refused to allow his crappy childhood stop him from making something out of his life. He could have easily fell into drugs or become a delinquent. I adore how Walker looks after the few people in his sphere. There is nothing he would not do for them. What I love the most about Walker is his ability to understand Maze. They are kindred spirits, so he can anticipate her reactions and responses better than anyone.

THE FOREVER GIRL is book six in Jill Shalvis’ contemporary romance series, WILDSTONE. This story can stand apart from the prior five books and one novella, the only common thread being the setting. The formula of this series is more women’s lit than straight up romance. There is romance, but the storyline also focuses on the values of family and friendship.

THE FOREVER GIRL is an emotional tale of two troubled people overcoming their shortcomings for a second chance. I could not help but get personally connected with all the characters in this story. I cannot wait to see what Jill Shalvis has in store for the next installment.

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