My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Just as good as the first!! Forever & More by Tabetha Thompson is the second book in The Friend Zone Series. You have to read the first book More Than Friends before this book. Forever & More picks up directly where the first book ends. Thompson provides the reader will fully developed, relatable characters and entwines the readers with their emotions by telling their story in alternating points of view. We experience all of the emotions with these characters again, feeling every ounce of their pain, sadness, happiness, etc.
Chloe is now broken. She initially tries to find healing and get back to normal, but quickly spirals out of control. She is closing herself off to everyone and feels betrayed by everyone she has ever loved. She has healed from her physical pain and injuries, but her emotional pain runs so deep it threatens to ruin her. With Chloe lost, depressed, and devastated, will she ever be able to heal? Can she find the right path? Will she find happiness?
Skye is of course still here and tries to hold everything together and support Chloe during this time. He loves her to the depths of is soul and does everything he can to try and help her, but he is watching her destroy herself. Can he help her through this? Can they pick up the pieces?
This story by Tabetha Thompson was very well written and as emotionally charging, if not more, than the first book. This story is full of surprises and unexpected twists and turns that keeps you turning the pages. Thompson once again captures the reader with her ability to build upon deep characters who are struggling with very real situations, including substance abuse and depression. You feel the emotions of each of the characters and identify with those emotions. You will find yourself both rooting for them and frustrated with them, especially Chloe. There is moderate violence, moderate sexual situations, and moderate profanity in the book. I would highly recommend this book and even say it is a must read, especially to tie up everything from the first book. This book wrapped this story up perfectly. I would give it five out of five stars.