A Forever Kind of Love, by master storyteller Farrah Rochon, is a delightful tale of getting a second chance at your first love. It takes sassy New Yorker Mya Dubois's grandfather dying to bring her back to her hometown, Gauthier, Louisiana. While it has been 15 years since she fled, Mya plans on staying less than 24 hours to avoid re-opening emotional scars. One of which is suave baseball star Corey Anderson who broke her heart. But, Cory has other ideas, as Mya is the only woman he has ever loved and wants to win back her trust and love. Mya postpones returning to New York when her grandmother is suddenly hospitalized. Cory is adamant about wooing Mya, and letting her see he is not the bad boy he once was, but can still make her toes tingle. As Mya realizes the promise of love with a mature Cory, she wonders if her biggest secret will jeopardize their relationship.
The first book in the Bayou Dream series is a perfect blend of Southern charm, the intrigue of small town life and delightful characters. The relationship between Mya and Cory has the right amount of tenderness, sweetness and sensuality to keep readers up all night. The down-home characters are real and endearing and the prose so natural you will feel as you right at home as the storylines play out. The pacing is great and the transition between the past and present is seamless. Rochon does an excellent job of creating the small town ambiance and the economic issues to keep these towns viable.
Utterly charming with deft characterizations and the right touch of humor and wit makes this book a winner for me. I so look forward to reading the next book in the series. I recommend this book to readers who enjoy an old-fashioned, small town romance story with a modern twist.
This book was provided by the author for review purposes.
Reviewed by Beverly
APOOO Literary Book Review