Book & Author Details:
Everlasting by L.K. Kuhl
(Everlasting Trilogy #1)
Published by: Clean Reads Publishing
Publication date: February 18th 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Seventeen-year-old Sophia Bandell is scared of boys, and her biggest fear is dying. Boys make her uncomfortable and itchy and dying is …well …dying. She is ecstatic when her long lost friend calls her, inviting her to spend the summer with her on the beach at Charleston, South Carolina.
When a plastic saucer hits her in the head as she’s sunbathing, Sophia has no idea it will forever change the course of her life. It is there she comes face to face with the impressive Tate Forester.
She is scared and …itchy, but he’s gorgeous and she can’t shake him from her mind. They begin dating and Sophia soon knows he’s the one.
But things turn dark when she learns Tate isn’t the person she thinks he is, and the real reason her friend has brought her to the beach will teach her about life after death.
This everlasting summer on the beach gives Sophia a sweet taste of first love—the happiness as well as the heartbreak.
When the author asked if I would like to review the book, I agreed, based on the synopsis. I enjoy paranormal romance, and I will happily get lost in fictional worlds for a few hours. This book, however, was just totally unbelievable – and I’m not talking about the paranormal elements.
Sophia is beyond childish and naive in her outlook – and talk about fickle. Madly, deeply and forever in love after one look, but agreeing to marry another in the next breath. The realism of the character reactions just didn’t track.
Sadly, I found myself skipping chunks of the story so that I could get to the end, so this is technically not a DNF.
For me, the only thing that redeems this story slightly is the paranormal element. Overall, I’m afraid that this wasn’t for me.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
L.K. Kuhl lives in Nebraska with her husband Gene of twenty-nine years, young son, Nathan, and Greg, their Black Lab dog. She has two older daughters, Morgan and Brittani and son-in-law, Trevor. L.K. has been writing for over twenty years. She first began writing children’s books and poetry, moved on to writing music, and is now writing Young Adult and Adult novels. She loves spending time with her family, vacationing, writing, reading, and taking long walks. It’s the characters who write their own stories in her novels, and she is just their messenger, sharing it with the world.