Review: Forever Yours by Addison Fox

Reviewed by Shelly

My first by this author is actually the third book in her ‘The Brooklyn Brotherhood’ series. This has so much potential. Defense attorney Jasmine Shane has been in love with detective Cade Rossi since the two were teenagers. Jasmine’s been part of the Rossi family since her friendship with Cade’s younger sister began so she’s had plenty of access to Cade. Unfortunately for Jasmine, Cade’s never looked at her like he’s looked at all the other women he’s dated in the borough.

Circumstances put these two in a restaurant at the same time. They’re there with their respective ‘dates’. Actually the ‘dates’ are more than dates; it turns our that both Jasmine and Cade are dating other people. Semantics but it’s important.

Jasmine and her date, Gardner, a fellow attorney in the DA’s office are having what he thinks is a good time. They might have actually had a good time had Cade and his date not shown up and showed Jasmine what she’s missing in Cade. But what I didn’t understand is once Cade does show up and there’s a vibe of ‘the across the room attraction’ that I was supposed to get but didn’t. Jasmine’s pinning for Cade, I felt bad for Gardner. Alas, Cade’s not interested in Jasmine nor is he interested in continuing with the relationship that’s forming with the woman he’s dating. Cade has a history as the love ’em and leave ’em type.

There’s some hurried nonsense that happens (I’m assuming it’s residual from another story in the series) and the forced clear as day conflict gets resolved very quickly. The whole thing was so cliche and unimaginative.

The angst is strong with Jasmine; I never saw what she saw in Cade. Then there’s Cade. I have no clue why all of a sudden he starts seeing Jasmine with stars in his eyes.

This just didn’t work for me, but not because these didn’t have any sparks which they didn’t. This didn’t work for me because one of my book standards is no cheating. When Jasmine and Cade decided they wanted to be together (there was some physical intimacy – kissing) they were both dating other people. I don’t care if these two end up married for 100 years with 20 kids – cheating is cheating. Have the courtesy of breaking up with your boyfriend/girlfriend before you start with something else.

Happy reading folks!

Rating: D

*ARC provided via Netgalley

Click to purchase: Amazon

Forever Yours
by Addison Fox
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Publisher: Swerve

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