Hello Forever is another breathtaking romance novel that proves there can never be too much Sarina Bowen in your life.
About ‘Hello Forever’ by Sarina Bowen:
A single basketball game changes everything…
When they were only teenagers, Axel and Caxton were caught making out in the woods at church camp. And afterward, Cax had disappeared from all the youth group activities.
Six years later, Axel is astonished to spot his first love’s face in the crowd of a college basketball game he’s watching on TV—at a school which has just offered him a job. It’s a thousand miles away, in a tiny rural town. But suddenly, he can’t wait to get there.
Cax can’t believe his eyes when Axel appears in the same Massachusetts town where he now lives. And he’s still just as drawn to Axel as ever. But he can’t let himself go there again, because loving Axel will mean giving up everything else he holds dear.
Both men have so much to lose. But as far as their love is concerned, it’s Hello Forever.
Hello Forever is a stand-alone novel with no cliffhangers. Readers of Goodbye Paradise will get to check in on Caleb and Josh and their clan.
’Hello Forever’ by Saria Bowen review:
I loved Goodbye Paradise so much that I thought Sarina Bowen would have a hard time following it up, but I was wrong because Hello Forever is every bit as amazing as its predecessor. Whenever someone is looking to read a M/M romance novel for the first time, I always point them in Sarina’s direction. This novel just proves once again why. No matter the race, gender, or sexuality of the character, Sarina gives them all the same ability to shine.
Cax and Axel’s story is equal parts tragic and romantic. They met and fell in love with each other at a young age. Starting out as best friends and then becoming something more as hormonal teenagers. Sadly, they were torn apart by judgement from others before they could really figure out what they meant to each other. The years they spent apart and growing into adults sent them in much different directions. But their connection never went away.
Axel’s move to a small town in Massachusetts forever changed both of their futures. It caused both more heartache and more love than either had experienced before. Readers will become so invested in the pair that their emotional roller-coaster will feel like it’s happening to you too.
Both Axel and Cax are so amazing that readers will have a hard time deciding who they love more. Cax because he puts up with so much from his abusive father in order to help his brothers? Or Axel because he’ll do anything for the man that he loves even if it means more pain and turmoil for him too?
Even with everything going on, Sarina does manage to slip in some humor to help lighten up the story a bit. There’s no doubt that readers will never be able to forget the name of the gay club that becomes infamous in the story. Sarcastic teenagers, a man child named Boz, and flirty email exchanges will also make you smile while reading Hello Forever.
For fans of Goodbye Paradise there’s a good amount of Josh and Caleb to let you know how the couple is doing and make you want to re-read their novel too. Plus, some fabulous secondary characters will have you sad there isn’t a third book in this series.