Review: The Feeling of Forever by Jamie Howard || The same old, the same old…

Title: The Feeling of Forever
Author: Jamie Howard
Series: Love Unplugged, book 2 [Can be read as a standalone]
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]
Heat Rating: Pretty warm
Page Count and Format: 201 pages, Ebook
Published: February 7th, 2017 by Swerve
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating: 

Blurb (from Goodreads):

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.

I read quite a few great reviews for this book which made my expectations pretty high but I was sorely disappointed. There were, of course, plenty of things to enjoy in this book but I didn’t end up enjoying it as much as I thought I would.

Juliet forced herself to come under the limelight due to her family’s financial conditions. As much as she loves her job as an actress but it comes with quite a few negative aspects such as a stalker who made her life quite impossible. Felix who once used to be a ladies man and the drummer of a famous band is now bound to a wheelchair. When these two come together, sparks fly. But when old threats resurface, will they be able to salvage their relationship?

As much as there was diversity in the plot, it was much too predictable. Juliet didn’t come to the show biz by choice but now it’s a part of her life and she loves it. When she and Felix are awarded the year’s sexiest man and woman respectively, they come face to face for the first time and they hit it off. I absolutely loved Juliet, she was humane, understanding, despite being famous she was pretty down to earth and she treated Felix who was wheelchair bound with no difference which defined love is so much more other than just looks.

Felix was a man whore before his life crashed down. But after having Juliet in his life, life sparked in him. Felix was the perfect gentleman, he was caring and adoring. I liked them together but I just couldn’t feel the spark between them. I felt this book was too short, I wanted more plot as well as character development which unfortunately I didn’t get. Also, I kind of saw the plot twist coming which was a bummer though I really felt bad for Juliet, she trusted that person and she got betrayed in return.

Overall, The Feeling of Forever was a nice read. The plot was predictable but the characters were pretty great though I wanted a bit more of everything. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book.

Recommend it?


So guys, what do you think about this book? Have you given it a chance? If yes, what are your experience so far?

7 thoughts on “Review: The Feeling of Forever by Jamie Howard || The same old, the same old…

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  2. This sounds like a good read! Despite not meeting your expectations, I’m glad you ended up liking it! I also want to talk about that Joint review that we’ve planned. I’m writing a single review on the entire trilogy and for the joint review we can do it in the end of days review or maybe in a separate post. What do you think???

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