The Feeling of Forever by Jamie Howard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Juliet St. Clair has spent her life under Hollywood's spotlight. While being America's favorite girl next door has had its perks, having to testify against her stalker to put him behind bars certainly wasn't one of them. But when she thinks about walking away from it all, she can't help remembering the enormous pile of medical bills her family is drowning under. Bills that just keep on coming.
Felix Donovan had it all--stunning good looks, gorgeous women, and a spot as the drummer to a band that's sitting pretty at the top of the charts. Until one life-altering decision left him paralyzed from the waist down. He doesn't know whether to laugh or cry when he wins this year's Sexiest Man award, but the one thing he immediately does is send out a Non-disclosure agreement. Hiding his condition from the public is hard as hell, but he's not ready to face the world while he's still struggling to accept his new reality.
Except this year's Sexiest Woman--Juliet St. Clair--never looks at him with pity, only desire. But falling for Juliet means a permanent spot in the tabloids, a decision Felix isn't sure he's ready to make. And when Juliet's stalker re-emerges from her past, Felix's secret isn't the only thing at stake, it could cost Juliet her life.
Jamie Howard is a book genius that I rate right up there with Kristen Ashley and Jill Shalvis!! She did an absolute awesome job with this book. Not only do you have romance but you have some suspense and intrigue going on. I loved Jamie's writing style. It kept my attention from the beginning to the very last page and I'm on pins and needles as to the next book.
Felix, oh Felix...I freaking love you!! When I read a description of a book I look for something that literally tells a story. I want a plot....I want a beginning, a middle and an ending. I want the full monty. I like to have the fullness of a story told to me. This was that and more. Felix wasn't your average guy. He's a drummer and a year ago he was in an accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. To say that he's a little down on life is an understatement. He doesn't really think that he'll ever date or go out again but then he has to do a photo shoot for Sexiest Man of the Year and he meets Sexiest Woman of the Year and they just click with a game of "Would you Rather." Jules is down to earth and she carries the world on her shoulders. She doesn't want to live in the spotlight. In fact, she'd be quite happy living her life in the shadows and being a nobody. Her assistant is the one who makes all her appearances for her since they look so much alike and she likes it that way. She can live on the quiet side of town while her assistant lives in a swanky apartment uptown. The only thing that throws a wrench in everything is the fact that she has a stalker and he just doesn't want to leave her alone...cause hello - stalker?! The thing about this book is, just when you think you know what's going to happen...you're wrong and it's taken in a completely different direction. I thought I knew what was going on because I have some keen detecting skills but I kept going back and forth. Who's the stalker? Will they get to Jules in time? It keeps you on the edge of your seat for the last 25 percent of the book and it's horrible if you have to work the next morning. I came to love Felix's roommate and I can't wait for his book. Seriously, there are just some books where you are like "I read that author, I love that author, I have to read all her other books if she has any." That's the kind of book this is. I would get this for my mother and I believe this is the one I woke her up at 3 a.m. over because of a crucial part in the book because I was like "You will never guess what happened in the book I am reading?" Yes, we are THAT type of family...we wake each other up if we read something that shocks us, makes us laugh, or makes us cry!!!! Well done Jamie Howard on this book!
I was given a copy of this ARC from the publisher on Netgalley for a honest review. All of the above comments are my express opinions and no one else's.
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