Thursday, November 5, 2015

Our Now and Forever by Terri Osburn

Book Description

When Caleb McGraw sweeps Snow Cameron off her feet, she never expects their whirlwind romance to lead to a Vegas wedding chapel. Before she can catch her breath, Caleb starts talking kids and college funds while his wealthy parents make their disapproval painfully clear. Convinced she was blinded by lust, not love, Snow takes off for Ardent Springs, Tennessee, two months into the marriage.
Heir to a media conglomerate, Caleb never experienced struggle or rejection, until Snow sends him on a wild hunt for his runaway bride. When he finally finds her—managing a curiosity shop beloved by the quirky locals—she agrees to give the marriage another chance, but on one condition: no sex for a month. Can their love stand the test, or will they give in to their attraction?
In this humorous and heartwarming Ardent Springs romance, two lost hearts start over in a town where everyone deserves a second chance and love always wins in the end.

AVAILABLE: November 10, 2015

Almost two months into her marriage, Snow Cameron runs away from her husband, Caleb.  When she ends up in the town of Ardent Springs, Snow builds a life for herself.  She opens a business, Snow's Curiosity Shop, and makes new friends in this small town.  But what she doesn't know is that Caleb hasn't given up on her, and he looks for her for about 2 years before he finds her.  

Our Now and Forever starts with Caleb finding Snow and her shop.  He believes that he can easily convince Snow to back home with him to Baton Rouge.  But Snow has other ideas.  If Caleb really wants their marriage to work he has a month to convince her.  Caleb suggests that they "date" again, since they rushed that part of their relationship.  

After reading Our Now and Forever, I have to saw... I don't really like this book description.  To me, it makes it seem like they are just fighting their physical attraction to each other for a month.  When in reality, these two had only been "together" for a total of about 4 months (two months dating, and then married for two months).  They don't really know each other that well.  And Caleb's parents are HORRIBLE people (I'd run as far and as fast from them as I could too...).

Caleb was born into a uber wealthy family and is used to getting everything he wants.  There were times when he came off as a spoiled rich boy.  Not that he rubbed it in peoples faces that he was rich, but with Snow herself.  He felt it was only a matter of "convincing" Snow to come home with him with no real consideration about the life and business she built for herself.  It felt that the only reason he looked for Snow for so long was to "prove his parents wrong".  I didn't like that he kept thinking that to himself.      

I also didn't like that Snow "punished" her parents when she left Caleb.  She wouldn't tell HER OWN PARENTS where she was so that they didn't have to lie to Caleb about knowing where she was... really?! REALLY?!?! How selfish/immature could you be?!?!?!?! Instead she used her monster-in-law as a go between.  Oh, yeah... monster-in-law knew where she was pretty much the whole time. =/

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

**I recieved an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.**