Forever Never by Lucy Score


Forever Never is the story of Brick Callan whose mile-wide chest contains a devoted heart with a few cracks in it. He’s the faithful, overly protective sort. Especially with the one lady he’ll never have. It’s a long, difficult past filled with disputes, friendship, family, and an attraction that tests his iron will.

When Remi Ford comes to Mackinac Island in the dead of winter with a secret, Brick makes it his duty to uncover what caused the shadows in those green eyes. Even if it means breaking down the barriers he’s erected between them. Even if it means falling for the one girl he can never get past.

The free-spirited artist simply needs to lay low for a few weeks till she can find out how to get out of this nightmare. She is absolutely not staying. Not when the man who shattered her teenage heart repeatedly shows up at her parents’ dinner table. Remi doesn’t need broody, bearded Brick to come to her rescue again. Not when it puts them both in peril and costs them far more than their hearts.


I really enjoyed reading Maggie Moves On, so I’ve been itching to read another book by Lucy Score. I therefore had to download the trial when I saw an advertisement for Forever Never on my Facebook feed. And I had to get the entire book as soon as I was done with the sample. I can now declare that it was, in fact, pretty decent after reading it.

This book excelled in a few specific areas. The idea was simple at first: a boisterous, endearing woman returns to town with a major issue, and the rugged guy who has a crush on her pushes his way in to offer assistance. I adored the slow burn that it had. In addition, I was feeling particularly angsty at the time.

The characters came in second. Lucy Score writes such compelling characters. They’re entertaining and eccentric, but they also have serious flaws. Consider Remi’s sister and her marriage, which was imperfect but genuine and wasn’t the end all be all. It was simply the same as life.

Brick and Remi together came in third. Together, they were very adorable to me. I adored Brick’s desire for her. How he supported her unconditionally, looked over her, helped, and was a rock. And Remi—I was in love with Remi. She had been in love with him for a very long time, and I was really sorry for her as they gradually grew closer.

Fourth, I was thoroughly captivated by this novel. Even though I enjoy thick books, I read through it really quickly last weekend.

Having saying that, there were a few things about Forever Never that I found lacking. My admiration for Remi best describes the majority of them; in my opinion, she didn’t receive the justice she deserved. I feel that she received a lot of verbal abuse in this book, which is understandable given the nature of the angst game, but nobody, especially her sister and Brick, seemed to offer her the proper apology. Of all the people, Audrey was the only one who made an effort, and even she could have done a bit better. Nevertheless, Audrey shouldn’t have mattered in the big picture, so it didn’t bother me nearly as much.

I was really let down by Brick’s lack of groveling. His best friend married her. when it was obvious he had loved Remi all along. (This isn’t a spoiler; he is plainly infatuated from page one.) Moreover, we witness Remi attempting to win Brick over rather than Brick winning Remi. I only wanted better for Remi; she is the one who needs to be understanding all the time.

I enjoyed reading Forever Never as a narrative overall, but it could have been even better. And I will very certainly be picking up another novel by Lucy Score (well, since I wrote this review, I have, and it was great). I have faith that there will be another book in her backlist that I will enjoy if she can pull me THIS into a second chance romance (which is not one of my fave tropes at all, so take this entire review with that grain of salt).

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