Our Now and Forever by Terri Osburn
Series: Ardent Springs #2
Also in this series: Her Hopes and Dreams
Published by Montlake Romance on November 10th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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When Caleb McGraw sweeps Snow Cameron off her feet, she never expects their whirlwind romance to lead to a Vegas wedding chapel. Before she can catch her breath, Caleb starts talking kids and college funds while his wealthy parents make their disapproval painfully clear. Convinced she was blinded by lust, not love, Snow takes off for Ardent Springs, Tennessee, two months into the marriage.
Heir to a media conglomerate, Caleb never experienced struggle or rejection, until Snow sends him on a wild hunt for his runaway bride. When he finally finds her—managing a curiosity shop beloved by the quirky locals—she agrees to give the marriage another chance, but on one condition: no sex for a month. Can their love stand the test, or will they give in to their attraction?
In this humorous and heartwarming Ardent Springs romance, two lost hearts start over in a town where everyone deserves a second chance and love always wins in the end.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Le sigh. I liked Our Now and Forever. I was intrigued by the blurb but then the story never really took off.
Caleb and Snow got married in Vegas on a whim after two months of dating. Two other months into the marriage Snow runs away. Was Caleb abusive? No. Was he mean and demeaning? Nope. Was he super lame in bed and had a teeny tiny little winky? Not. At. All.
So you’ll be as confused as I was to learn that she fled a seemingly happy marriage because Caleb’s parents are rude snobs who were jerks to her.
Caleb comes from a wealthy family (as in filthy rich). Although he has no interest in being the heir and he wants to make his own way he does have a hefty trust fund and has never really gone out of his way to stand up to his parents. That is until now when 18 months after Snow left him he is still looking for her. When he finally finds her he is set on taking her back home. (And his mother already had divorce papers drawn).
Now we’re talking about a sweet, caring, super hot, determined guy who likes to cook and has a woman’s view on love. To put it mildly, I thought Snow did not deserve him. I’m not sure I was ever sold on the idea that she was the one to make him happy, but he was set on her being the one. It took me a lot to warm up to Snow and her plight, as she was pretty much a snob in reverse: holding Caleb’s upbringing and wealth against him when he didn’t act like his parents even once.
The whole book is about Caleb trying to win his wife back. Snow is set on them being too different and that they only got married because they have great sex together. So they start a kind of do-over when they go back to dating and not having sex to cloud their judgment. What we learn with this is that Caleb is the best kind of man and Snow… is a prejudiced turnip.
As you can see Snow’s attitude and her supposed problem with her husband never really warmed me up to her. I liked the story, and I loved Caleb even though he had some daddy/mommy issues that he finally set to rights by the end of the book.
While I was partial to Caleb’s plight, not being able to really like Snow put a damp on my enjoyment. Though it left me satisfied with the ending and I loved that for Caleb, I still felt he deserved someone better.
Sparkles’ Rating: 3 Sweetest-H-Ever Stars
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