I’ve always let my past dictate my future, letting it paint a picture of exactly what I don’t want to be. Where I don’t want to end up.
Drake Chambers is as arrogant as I am stubborn. A college quarterback, a national star. I thought he was just another one of those guys … the type every girl should stay away from, but he’s carrying more than the weight of the football team on his shoulders.
He unravels the feelings and beliefs I’ve held onto for so long.
I thought we had it all figured out. Two people who’d finally found their happily ever after, but the past always has a way of sneaking into the present.
With one decision, everything changes … forever.
Changing Forever was another AMAZING story by Lisa DeJong…her stories make me feel such a range of emotions from love to hate and happiness to sadness. I laughed and cried and smiled and threw things.
Emery is a young girl from a humble single parent household, being raised by her father. She is a woman with a plan go to college, grad school, get a good job and support herself….nothing will get in her way.
Every day I tell myself I don’t want that right now, but maybe it’s because I haven’t found anyone worth changing my rules for.
I loved how feisty, quick witted, blunt, and strong this girl is. She is a dreamer and a fighter, she knows what she wants and sticks to it, or at least she tries to.
I’m not panning on changing anytime soon. This is who I am. It’s what my life has molded me to be. It’s how I deal with all the other shit.
Drake is the campus football hero. He is drop dead gorgeous as well as cocky and well….
Drake Chambers is a big deal.
Drake however is not your stereo typical college football star. He doesn’t drink (much), doesn’t sleep around, focuses on what needs to be done. Drake also has a part time job so that he can helps support his mom and sisters back home.
This is the part I hate. The attention. The invisible pedestal. This isn’t what I’m about.
When Drake and Emery literally crash into each other, it is the start of something….but what?
Emery doesn’t want the distraction…
I just have to decide if he’s worth the risk.
And Drake doesn’t think he can walk away…
Emery’s not the type of girl I’m going to be able to kiss once and then walk away from…
I absolutely loved their interactions with one another. They were kind and caring, snarky and sarcastic, and they didn’t take shit from one another. The slow yet intense build to their relationship had me on edge and wanting more. Drake was constantly trying to distance himself and is was sooooooo frustrating….
My heart is screaming for me to wrap her in my arms. My head is telling me to let her go before I hurt her even more than I already have.
Poor Emery is so unsure of how to feel, I wanted to give her a hug and buy her a tub of ice cream :(
Trust. It happens easily, but can be broken even easier. Question is, how easy is it to gain it back?
I was cheering them on the whole time, praying for them to have their happily ever, changed, forever. When you read you will see how much they deserve to have each other and that they deserve LOVE. But….you know there has to be that turn of events….the one that will make you want to throw your kindle and cry (yes I did BOTH, as well and tell Lisa that I HATED Drake at that moment)…
…when you take goodness, add fire and gasoline, it fucking burns.
Will they find their happiness…will they change their forever?
He’s the one person who’s been able to throw me off my path, and the weird part is, I was happiest when I wasn’t living my plan.
As I said…absolutely AMAZING story once again…thank you Lisa DeJong
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Lisa De Jong is a wife, mother and full-time number cruncher who lives in the Midwest. Her writing journey involved insane amounts of coffee and many nights of very little sleep but she wouldn’t change a thing. She also enjoys reading, football and music.
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