Welcome to Forever by Annie Rains
Series: Hero's Welcome #1
Also in this series: Welcoming the Bad Boy, Welcome Home for Christmas
Published by Loveswept on December 1st 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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In Seaside, North Carolina, there are two kinds of people: Marines, and kids of Marines. Then there’s Kat Chandler. Recently hired as the principal of Seaside Elementary, Kat makes it her mission to turn the school into a place of peace and calm. That’s not going to be easy with hard-liner parents like Micah Peterson storming in, telling her how to do her job—and then kissing her with those gorgeous lips of his and turning her brain into mush.
As a Marine Sergeant and a single dad, Micah Peterson has just two priorities: doing his job better than anyone else, and getting the absolute best for his son, Ben. But when he meets Ben’s beautiful new principal, a different yearning shifts into focus. He wants her, sure, but he’s also moved by the connection Kat forges with her students. So after learning that she refuses to date Marines, Micah sets two more objectives: convincing Kat to give him a chance . . . and then holding on to her forever.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Wow, I don’t know where to start with this review.
I loved Welcome to Forever. It’s one of those stories that will have you invested in everyone right from the beginning and it won’t let you stop until you’re reading the last sentence of the epilogue.
Kat is a young woman working as headmistress of Seaside Elementary School, and is set on proving to everyone just how good she can be at her job (which she is, I wish every principal was just like her). Her whole life revolves around her job since a couple of years ago her fiancée went to war and never came back.
When the new school year begins she meets the hunky groundskeeper, and for the first time in years she feels an inkling of attraction. When later she meets Micah’s son Ben, who suffers from cerebral palsy she can’t help but start to fall for both father and son: They’re just too charming for their own good.
But not everything is smooth sailing. For starters Kat will find out that Micah is not only a landscaper but is actually a Sergeant in the Marine Corps, and she does not date soldiers.
Micah has been burnt by women before so he is extremely hesitant about getting in a relationship, since he has a history of making bad choices when it comes to women, especially with Ben’s Mom who it seems would rather be deployed than be a mom.
Now the cute and smart kid is set on bringing the sweet principal and his cool dad together. Because all of them deserve to be happy. So yeah, keep your tissues close, this will be an emotional ride. Not overly angsty, it still had enough up and downs to keep you cursing.
Micah not only has to worry about Ben’s health but about him being accepted at school (something that hadn’t happened before) his ex-wife hurting their poor kid’s heart over and over again, and his own father meddling with his life.
One thing I hate is when parents crap all over their children and conceal it behind an “I know what’s best for you”. Micah’s father was a freaking asshole and I hated him with a fiery passion.
Micah was the epitome of good father, his only priority was his son’s well-being, he was also romantic, sweet, hot, muscley, and alpha. A soldier and a freaking gardener for god’s sake, could he get any hotter?
Kat was just a lovely girl, she genuinely cared about each and every student or person she came in contact with, and she always put everyone else’s needs ahead of her own.
Good thing seeing them together made up for all the assholery going around them. But they were so, so good for each other that I almost didn’t need to see a lot of groveling when Micah screwed up.
Please, Ms. Rains I want more Marines of Seaside Forevers soon!
Sparkles’ Rating: 4 stars
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