I’m a journalist—Adam Kincaid, BBC reporter, to be exact, so I’m not going to bury the lead. I’m about to see the woman I never got over.
I know that because I’ve been back in America for years now, and I still don’t date American girls. My dad would say I’ve come to my senses, sticking to my own British patrician kind, but that’s crap. Mum, the psychologist, would more wisely say it’s my unresolved issues around Nicki. My teenage years are long behind me, yet my guilt over her remains. So I’ve avoided all things Nicki, though the irony is she’s the one avoiding me.
Maybe if we see each other, we can both move on. Could she ever forgive me? Can you forgive yourself when you hurt someone you love?
But please, don’t answer yet. I’ve jumped ahead of the story, and as a reporter, I should give you more background to get to the root of it all.
So let me tell you my story. Then you can be the judge.
NOTE: While this is the third in the series, it can be read as a standalone book.
(Complimentary copy provided by the author in return for an honest review.)
Although this can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend that you read the first two books (BESIDE YOUR HEART and DISCLOSURE OF THE HEART) in the series before FOREVER YOUR HEART. It is not an absolute necessity but I fell in love with these characters in Book 1 and think that you will, too.
I love a male POV and FOREVER YOUR HEART captures Adam Kincaid’s voice perfectly. This is a fantastic second-chance love series about Adam and Nicki who met in high school in Texas under sad circumstances and meet up again years later at the White House, no less. Adam is a reporter for the BBC (he is British and was in Texas during high school for a brief time before returning to the UK) and Nicki is part of the White Press Office.
These books are intelligent looks into D.C. politics and are not your usual run-of-mill contemporary romance books. Mary Whitney writes with a confident voice and this third book is no exception. I loved getting into Adam’s head — what was he thinking when he left Nicki all those years before? — and seeing how he reacts to Nicki’s current fiancee and even his own romantic entanglements.
There is just the right amount of sexy time in this book, and we get a slow build-up to Nicki and Adam finally making their way back to one another. Adam is funny, warm but tough when he needs to be. I also loved meeting up again with the cast of supporting characters from this series, they make a great addition to Nicki and Adam and I would love to read more about them in the future! All in all, FOREVER YOUR HEART is a completely satisfying and wonderfully romantic installment in this intelligently written series by Mary Whitney.
By the time we reached my room, though, the bed had become obsolete. We kissed along the way, and I couldn’t get our clothes off fast enough. When Nicki was naked, I had to listen to her usual nonsense about her body. Women will never learn that men are simply happy that they’re naked. After I told Nicki she wasn’t allowed to criticize a body I loved, she rewarded me with a forceful kiss. I grabbed her bum, and she kissed me again with a giggle before jumping up and wrapping her legs around me.
She was so close to me that it made the head of my dick feel like there was a homing device in it. The position must’ve unleashed something similar in her as well. She asked with a smile, “Shall we stand?”
Feeling her wetness against me, I practically hissed, “Why yes, thank you,” and my lips met hers for another kiss. As our tongues tangled, it struck me that I now had a far more verbal partner in Nicki than before. I wondered what I could say that would be…inspirational. Sadly, I knew my limitations. I wasn’t like my cad cousin. I was far too proper and reserved to talk dirty. So I decided to say exactly what I wanted. “Put me inside of you.”
The direct approach seemed to be just as good for her because she gasped, “God, yes.”
Mary Whitney blames Laura Ingalls Wilder and Margaret Mitchell for her obsession with romance novels. At an early age, Mary fell in love with the Little House series and its dreamy hero, Almanzo Wilder, who only wanted Laura to be Laura. Like many women, Mary later graduated to the ultimate, tall and dark bad boy, Rhett Butler, who loved Scarlett despite her flaws.
Mary has lived around the U.S., and after a first career in the non-profit world and politics, she’s settled in Northern California with her husband and daughters. She spends her days writing characters she hopes somehow capture the romance of Rhett and Scarlett and Almanzo and Laura. She’s a firm believer in what Rhett says to Scarlett: “You should be kissed, and often, and by someone who knows how.