Welcome, once again, to the Ginger Mom’s stop on the Beyond Forever iRead tour! We are very excited to be a part of this tour.
by D.D. Marx
Series: The Beyond Trilogy
Publisher: Beyond Dreams Publishing Group
Release Date: December 12, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format Read: Kindle
Source: Author for Review
Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
All good? Okay, let’s get this review on the road. Beyond Forever picks right up where the last one left off. Olivia is pregnant (and makes everything seem super peachy) with her and Finn’s first child. Finn and his buddy / co-restaurant owner, Tex, are getting ready to expand their restaurant, Christine’s, by opening another. Oh, and Olivia wrote a movie script. All caught up? Great!
Let’s talk about the characters, because really, without them we have no story. First, Olivia. Still as annoying as ever. Sorry, I just couldn’t connect with her character on any level. And it still hit me the wrong way that she basically prays to Dan, her deceased friend, and has everyone else doing the same thing. They believe Dan is the cause of everything that happens, instead of just a guardian angel watching over them. That being said, she does seem like a good mom. I will give her that.
Finn. Oh sexy Scottish Finn. Why don’t I have this book in audio format? *fans herself dramatically until composure has been returned* Okay, I’m better. I loved Finn’s character in this book. I have always connected with him more than Olivia but here we see him as a devoted father and it amps his charm up a notch.
Tex. I would love to see a novella in his point of view. I feel like there was so much we didn’t get to see from Tex in this series. He is very down-to-earth and always pretty positive. I love how he and Finn connected and just stuck.
As the conclusion of a trilogy, I did feel like this book wrapped everything up well. There weren’t any loose ends, nor did you feel like it just ended abruptly. I did struggle with my concept of time, but not as much as the other two books.
It was a good read and definitely quicker than the other two. Would I pick it up again? Probably not because I already know what happens. Would I recommend it? To readers who really love contemporary and don’t have a problem with first person narratives, yes. I would. I’m glad I continued with the series because it was nice to see how everything came together.
Again, a huge thank you to iRead Book Tours and D.D Marx for sending me a review copy of this book and for letting the Ginger Mom be a part of this tour 🙂 AND, if you haven’t already entered in the GIVEAWAY, check out the massive list of goodies being given away and then go ENTER! It’s open until December 28, 2017!
That’s all the excitement (and swoon-worthy Finn) I have for you today . . .