Friday, July 14, 2017

Hello Forever (Hello Goodbye #2) by Sarina Bowen


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.

4.5 Long Lost Stars

Hello Forever is a standalone and is part of the Hello Goodbye series. I love it when authors come back with pen names. This is a Sarina Bowen book written under Nealy Wagner. 

I’ll be honest and say I’m not a huge MM fan. I have to be in the mood for it. I hadn’t found a book in awhile and I remembered how much I liked the first book so I decided to go back to MM.  I forgot how much I love Sarina Bowen’s writing.

This is a second chance romance and what got me sucked into the story is the dynamics between Cax and Axel. 

One is openly gay and one is a closet gay, you can only guess all the problems they will have. But to my surprise the problems weren’t with each other, but with other people and I loved that. 

Cax and Axel were childhood friends and after an incident they hadn’t spoken to each other in years. Now they are young men trying to figure out their future. I really loved Axel. I found him endearing and the typical young male trying to make it. He’s a newbie at his job and he’s trying to figure the small town. It’s hard being gay in a new community. 

Cax comes from a strict father who is openly against gay men and it has put Cax in a predicament. He’s never been able to be openly gay and the poor guy has never had any kind of relationship with a man. 

The thing that really got me into this book is almost everything. I loved the writing style, it simply flowed and I loved the relationship between Cax and Axel. The tension between the two was off the charts awesome and I was just rooting for them to work out. 

If you are a fan of the series you will not be disappointed. 

An ARC was provided

Goodbye Paradise #1 AMAZON ➜ B&N➜ Kobo➜ Google:
Hello Forever #2 AMAZON
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Sarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction. She lives in the wilds of Vermont.

She is the author of The Ivy Years, an award-winning series set amid the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college. Also, the The Gravity series.

With Elle Kennedy, Sarina is the author of HIM and US.

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