This Way to ForeverAuthor: Loren Kleinman
Publisher: Evatopia Press
I have received this book for a fair review from the author, this will not affect my judgement.
The story starts with Sara Brody meeting a charming, handsome exchange student from Poland in a party. Despite knowing that Tad is not here for long, Sara insists on having a date or two. Tad Bolak becomes her first true love, and they have a whirlwind of a time together. Sara and Tad decides to continue their relationship long distance after feeling that they can make it work. The first part of the story is filled with loving notes and romantic poems, like a fairy tale romance.
When Tad and Sara bump into rough relationship waters, this part was where the story was tested the most. Sara is dramatic and emotional, while Tad is more of a background guy who is the source of her dramatic angst. There is nothing original about the plot and story, and the characters simply behave as normal people would.
Hence This Way to Forever may be a light read for those who likes a warm romance story, about a young woman learning to choose and let go. I did not find Sara to my liking, because she has borderline irrational most of the time, and somehow I cannot believe most of story. That is because I was in a long distance relationship too, so there are parts missing for me as someone who has been through it.
Overall, This Way to Forever is good story, but it is just one of many with similar background and story. The characters did not stand out for me, so made the whole thing fall flat. I would recommend it if you like a dramatic love triangle, and you want to know who she went for in the end.