Summary from Goodreads:
When Scarlet realized Penelope was dumping Sean, her best friend, she was devastated. Penelope was the love of his life, the woman of his dreams. Scarlet knew how far her best friend was going to fall and she had to catch him. Scarlet became Sean’s rock and helped him through a very painful breakup, but her own hidden desires bubbled to the surface in the process. When they finally gave in and slept together, she thought it was the start of their new relationship. Unfortunately, Sean didn’t feel the same.
Humiliated and heartbroken, Scarlet moved across the country and found what she least expected. She rekindled her damaged relationship with her brother, who she hadn’t spoken to in a year, and her brother’s best friend was attractive and interesting. Their relationship was natural and unforced, and she was immediately drawn to him. Would she be able to get over Sean, forget about him, by sleeping with Cortland, or would that just be another repeated mistake?
The Theme of the book is not dark, risky, or gloomy, but it is a tear jerker! Don’t think you’re going to get away from this one without feeling just about every emotion the human body can manifest. I was pleasantly surprised at the end, but still longing for more, which I’m sure will come to pass in the next installment. Although Sean and Scar deal with some crazy shit in both their lives, I feel like a ton of shit could have been avoided had they just communicated a tad better.
Sean, I felt was kind of being a pussy. I mean, really!!! He mourned the loss of his girlfriend for far too long. A girl mind you who broke up with him AFTER she cheated! I did like him and gained a smidgen more respect for him when he was dealing with Scar, but as a whole, he just didn’t seem to be “manly” enough for my taste. Now Scarlet on the other hand. Great girl! She came from a shitty background, made her way in the world on her own, and pulled herself out of the crap that would be her life! I must say that she made some decisions I really didn’t agree with, but could see why she would choose such complicated situations. Good supporting characters in Janice, Brian, and even that sleezy boss Carl!
The writing style was pretty much effortless to read, however (for me) it didn’t pick up and pull on my heartstrings till around 40%. Once it started yanking my chain, I got into it much more. I couldn’t put it down and read right through the night. It’s 225 (Kindle version) pages long and if I do say so myself, is pretty much right on the money! It flowed very nicely and kept me interested at every aspect!
Looking forward to Forever and Always and how things transpire for each and every character in this wild series!