Author(s): K.A. Linde
Series: Coastal Chronicles #1
Also in this series: At First Hate , Second to None , Wait for Always
Published by K.A. Linde Inc. on February 23, 2021
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Source: Wildfire Marketing Solutions
A new angsty stand alone love triangle romance from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde that will keep you guessing which man is her groom and which one objects…
I’m in love with two men.But I can only marry one.And today is my wedding day.
The bridesmaids button my wedding dress. They titter excitedly as the music begins. My groom is waiting for me. I walk down the aisle prepared to say I do. All according to plan.
Except for the shout from the back of the room, “I object!”
I should have known it couldn’t be that easy. After fourteen years of push and pull, neither of them is going to let me go. We’re a trio that should have never been. Me and Cole and Ash. One that I’m to marry and one that I’m to leave behind.
Now, once and for all, I have to choose: my groom or the man objecting?
But until then…hold the forevers.
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Not being a fan of love triangles, I wavered in my decision to read this latest romance novel from Linde. Then I thought, its Linde so chances are I would miss out on a great story, because of my dislike for the trope. So here we are.
The story started out with Delilah’s wedding day in progress . However, the day did not go has planned as the ceremony got interrupted by someone lodging an objection to their nuptials. Who was she getting ready to marry and who lodged the objection, were the two biggest questions on my mind? Then, as the events unfolded, I kept wondering who would she choose.
?Hold the Forevers took me on the angstiest of journeys I have ever been on. Dear Lord, it’s a mystery how I never suffered whiplash from the constant back and forth. One moment Delilah was with Ash then next she was with Cole. I kept thinking to myself, girl, make up your mind already. As the story progressed, I saw why she had difficulty in deciding who would be the right one.
I am not keen on cheating and could have done without it, but I guess it was needed to drive the story. This incident of cheating made me realise where exactly Delilah’s heart lay. Although, at that point in time, I wanted to shake some sense into her. Her heart, her body, and not her brain were doing her thinking. She may have had feelings for them both, but only one had the power to both break and heal her.
They say first love never dies, so it wasn’t difficult to see why she found it hard to let go of Ash, even after the heartbreak he had caused. Also, letting go of Cole was also a tough choice as he was the one who broke down her barriers and aided her in opening her heart to second chance at love.
I loved both male leads, but if I had to choose, it would definitely be Cole. They both loved her, and the genuineness of their feelings for her leapt off the pages. Cole, however, proved to be the one who really knew her.
The story moved between three timelines, high school, college and current. I had the chance to see how the relationships between the characters developed.
The story ended, leaving no doubt in my mind regarding the reason for Delilah’s choice. I understood why she made that choice, but did she get right in the end? Well, I will let you be the judge of that.
Overall, Hold the Forevers turned out to be a solid read, which fans of angst and love triangles would definitely love
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I love KA Linde’s writing! I’ve read a few, but definitely need to read more! Glad you enjoyed this one!
I have read a few of her books and loved them all.
Oh wow I don’t know about this one Nadene, I’m like you when it comes to love triangles and since I’ve never read this author before I don’t know if I’m up for her whiplashes. Thanks for the tantalizing review though
I understand. Love triangles can be tricky and is not for everyone. I read it because of the author.
I’m not always a love of love triangles but I do like the sound of the book. Great review.
Not a fan either, but I enjoyed this one.
This looks tasty – lovely review!
I think you would love this one.
I get stressed just seeing angst, triangles and cheating…. glad you enjoyed it!
Triangles are definitely not for everyone.
I am not a fan of love triangles (which is usually love corners?) so I’m gonna skip
Oh my. This seems like it would be a difficult read for me.
If you are not a fan angsty stories, more than likely you would not enjoy it.
I’m with you on being on the fence. This both sounds amazing to me and has some aspects that are a turn off. I’m glad you stuck with it!
It had its good points and it was worth in the end.
I am not a big fan of love triangles but I have enjoyed Linde in the past. This sounds like a good one to pick up if I am in the mood for an angsty romance.
This is one you would have to be in the mood for.
Sounds like a fun, intriguing way to handle this trope!
It was fun and interesting.
LOL, this would have been a good one for this week’s COYER Readathon since it was not a trope you are comfortable with. Oh well, I’ve had a few miss-timed reads that couldn’t wait for the RAT weeks.
I’m not crazy about love triangles either, but I will tolerate them if the person in the middle is really trying and not just jerking the other two around or being wishy washy. Looks like you had an emotional one that was pretty good.
I am not sure I would classify the heroine as being wishy washy. She genuinely cared for both guys. Unfortunately, this had to be read before now.