And Then Forever By: Shirley Jump

Book Description....

Welcome to Fortune’s Island, where the only rule is to follow your heart.

Love is an extravagance Darcy Williams can’t afford. She prefers the simple life, which includes waitressing at The Love Shack on Fortune’s Island and avoiding temptation. But when a forbidden part of her past steps off the ferry, her safe, guarded existence is turned upside down.

Kincaid Foster has never gotten over his first love. When he sees the wild, beautiful blonde again, dancing her way around The Love Shack, the memories of Darcy’s soft skin, gentle touch, and heated kisses come rushing back. As the privileged son of a wealthy family, Kincaid was too young to stand up to his overbearing father when he and Darcy were together. Now, he’s back on the island—free of the family shackles—and the chiseled, big-time lawyer wants a second chance.

But, Darcy made a promise to keep a secret from Kincaid—a secret that is now a six-year-old girl who looks just like her daddy. If Kincaid finds out about their daughter, Darcy could lose everything. But, she can’t resist the man who stole her heart all those years ago. And it doesn’t take long before both of them realize that anything can happen at The Love Shack on a hot summer night.

Title:  And Then Forever
Author:  Shirley ump
Publisher:  TKA Distribution
Series:  Fortune's Island Book 1
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  4

"And Then Forever" by Shirley Jump

What I liked about this novel...

It was a wonderful love  story of second chance romance in a small town island setting [Fortune's Island]...

What I liked about the lead characters...

Darcy Williams-a wonderful heroine-story where she had to pick herself up and take care of herself,,, not being able to depend on her parents..however, wishing she mattered to find a place in the world and in the end making it  through this adversity, secrets her life [being the girl from the wrong side of the tracks] but in the end having much faith and determination to be able to achieve what she wants. Now what was that?

Kincaid Forster-hero-6 ft 2"-privileged ...enters into Darcy's life...but leaves... good lawyer and brother who later returns to the island to help with his sisters situation .... while dealing with 'severe emotional reactions, family issues and conclusions' as the story is brought out so well to the reader. I did have a few problems with this character as he seemed to totally support is sister but with Darcy...I wasn't sure Kincaid was there for Darcy in the beginning as he should have been....why does he seems to accept whatever someone tells him with out asking the right questions to the right person?.....but oh well you will have to pick up this well written story to read and  see how it all comes out in the end because there will be some twist and turns in this journey.

Secondary characters: From...  Whit & Grace Matheson, Jillian, Carter, Joey, Nona, Emma, Zach, Edgar Foster, Abby, Mooch [dog] to Gordon to name a few that really gives the reader a wonderful, dramatic, with some humor and even a suspenseful romantic read.

Questions asked and will be answered from the read....
What will happen as Darcy and Kincaid come together?  As all of the secrets come out...will these
two main characters be able to see the errors they both have made?

What didn't I like about this read?
I discussed this early under Kincaid Forster...
It would have been great to have a epilogue added but since there will a next story that deals with Julian's and Zach's story maybe we will find out a little more of what all  happens in the end  with Darcy, Kincaid and Emma.  I guess I would have liked to have had a wedding for those two!

What was one of my favorite scene in this novel?

"Remember how you asked me a question about your daddy?  Darcy said to Emma.
Emma nodded.  She hugged her knees to her chest. "It's 'cause there's a daddy daughter picnic
at my school on Friday.  And Kayleigh has her daddy coming and Michelle has her daddy 
coming and I wanted to have a daddy come too."
"Well, I think that can happen."  Darcy glanced at Kincaid, then reached over and took his hand.
The two of them took a deep breath at the same time.  "Mr. Foster is my very special friend because...." Darcy's gaze went to Kincaid.  She gave him a smile, then turned back to their daughter,
"because he's your daddy."

Would I recommend this contemporary romance to other fans?

Yes!  I will also be looking for Book Two in this Fortune's Island Series: Can't Get Over You featuring Jillian and Zach.  Thank you to the author for a good read.

I received a copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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