Title: Counting on Forever
Author: Screaming Mimi
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Narration: Dual POV
Primary Characters: Levoux, Emma Kate & Zach,
Source: Courtesy of Author/ Publisher – ARC
I voluntarily read an ARC of this book in exchange for honest review.
This is my first book from this author. Emma and Zach are childhood sweethearts. Both their parents being in military and knowing each other from childhood they both have realized that they are destined for each other. Zach is now in military and on an assignment for a year. They have planned to get married once he is back. Fate had cruel intentions and with an assignment gone wrong Zach doesn’t come back alive. Emma is suffering and struggling to accept that fact. She moves out of town to a new place with new people trying to make new memories without Zach.
After an year now she is back in town to meet with her parents. When she visits Zach’s grave, she meets Levoux their unexpectedly. Levoux is Zach’s military friend. Even though Levoux is meeting Emma for first time, he feels like he has known her all along though the stories from Zach. Emma is attracted to him, Levoux delivers Zach’s final letter and they seek other’s company for a night and try to walk away as friends later. Will they be able to remain just friends or friends with benefit after their passionate night? Now how will Emma and Levoux deal with each other after their night?
Levoux is flamboyant and free spirited.He is reckless, now will he be able to risk his free spirited life? Plot moved in study pace. Suzi was cool and supportive as a best friend. Zach’s parents were super cool and more practical. Totally loved Zach’s mom Gail. However character development on Levoux part was totally missing. He is more active in second part, yet he didn’t live up to the mark. As an ex military, there was no distinguishing traits in him. Truly Levoux and Emma have a supposed connection but it seems only physical. Emma is lovely, but it felt like she mostly lived in past than in present. May be it happens like that if you lose some one at crucial point in life on whom you are dependent.
Overall, a good one time read. Pick for yourself and decide.