When Betts meets Aiden at the candy store where she works, their connection is like a sugar rush to the heart. Betts already knows the two of them are infinite. Inevitable. Destined to become an us.Betts has only ever kept one secret from her best friend, Jo, but suddenly theres a long list of things she wont tell her, things Jo wouldnt understand. Because Jo doesnt see how good Aiden is for Betts. She finds him needy. Possessive. Controlling.Shes wrong. With a love like this, nothing else matters....
|Title||:||Always Forever Maybe|
|Number of Pages||:||256 pages|
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Always Forever Maybe Reviews
I received Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not have an impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own.
Betts meets Aiden in a candy store and their meeting is one of those meet cute scenarios that set the book up to be one of those cute fluffy romances, but it ended up being a little bit darker than I expected it to be since it dealt with emotional and physical abuse. Betts still believes the best in Aiden because he keeps remin ...more
I am a sucker for any type of book that deals with physical/emotional abuse. Having had a bad relationship in my younger years, I feel that I can relate to the characters in a way that someone whom had never experienced this type of thing would not be able to.
I really liked Betts and felt that she was really just trying to find herself and had a lot of self esteem issues when Aiden walked into her life. Their relationship in the beginning was kind of "story book" like and it was easy to see the ...more
Overall, I have positive feelings about this book, and you can read more about why I think it's so important for people to read here.
But, I also think that this could have been executed a little better. I think Rissi did a really good job of getting her point across, but I wish there was more subtlety to it.
The progression from falling in love to an abusive relationship was really clear, and I wish it was a little less obvious. I know for some readers, this is definitely something tha ...more
Hi, I wrote this book! I'll use this space to share behind-the-scenes peeks and updates that might be of interest. ALWAYS FOREVER MAYBE started with a few lines and rough character sketches scribbled in my notebook on a train going home to NYC in December of 2010. It took almost six years of writing and revising (and revising some more) for the idea to grow into an entire draft, but a couple of those early sentences that I jotted on the train actually made it into the final book, including the o ...more
Heads up: If you can’t handle, or don’t want to read stories with physical, emotional and verbal abuse, don’t pick up this book, because it explores all those things. Also, this book is mature, not just because of the abuse, but also because of the sexual content.
Always Forever Maybe wasn’t an easy book to read, because of its dark nature. I’ve never been in a dangerous relationship like Betts, and I’ve also never personally known anyone who has, but I could tell that the author was d ...more
Thank you to Tori from The YA Circle, Epic Reads and Harper Collins Aus for an advanced copy!
Abuse is always a tricky subject to cover but I did enjoy this quick read.
3 stars because Jo is the friend we all need in our lives.
RATING: 3.5/5 stars
Thank you Tori, Harper Collins, and Epic reads for this arc copy of 'Always Forever Maybe'.
Where to begin. The main issue that the book covers is abusive teenage relationships. I think that Anica Mrose Rissi wrote this quite well, especially how there were signs of abusive but nothing was admitted at first. I had hoped that Anica would have stretched out the timeline a bit more to reduce the instalove - the main characters have fallen in love within two weeks of meeting (whic ...more