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Friday, May 18, 2012

From Now Until Forever by Sherry Gloag

From Now Until Forever by Sherry Gloag
Publisher: Astraea Press
Genre: Contemporary, Action/Adventure
Length: Short story (77 pgs)
Heat: Sweet
Rated: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Snapdragon

For Prince Liam, families meant bad news, unwanted commitments, and the loss of his personal freedom. Love spawned white picket fences, slippers at the hearth with a wife and kids making demands, so why did those images disappear when he met Melanie Babcot?

Melanie Babcot fought hard to escape the horrors of her youth and vowed to remain single and free, so when paid to protect Prince Liam from insurgents why did her personal pledge fly out the window?

From Now Until Forever sports a warm, slightly simple cover and in this case: what you see couldn't be further from what you get.

You see, Liam is a prince and Melanie is not his wife nor girlfriend, but his protector. Violence erupts at the outset, and I understood immediately that he needed protection, and appreciated Melanie for her abilities as well. More slowly, I come to understand the dangers Liam lives with and to some degree at least, chose.

Their relationship at first seems both difficult and occasionally adversarial, yet, underneath each of their efforts to maintain a 'pretend' relationship, a real one is developing. Sadly; they're both in danger. Neither has been completely honest with the other. This hardly seems a great place for a more meaningful relationship to start.

The suspense and complexity build throughout the story. Attention to detail is plainly important to the author - and so also, the reader. Speaking of details: this reader loved the backdrop, the perfectly-described action, and most especially the chase scenes! They are always exciting but somehow also fun.

Fast, unpredictable and yet featuring all the best of a genuine romance: Do read.