Title: Forgiven (This #3)
Author: J.B. McGee
Genre: New Adult
Publication Date: May 16, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Literature Lovers
Everyone has a past…good or bad, they are always there. They lurk and linger in the shadows, sometimes reappearing at the most inconvenient times.
Gabby and Bradley thought that their pasts would remain dormant, that happiness was theirs for the taking. Still the strongest of relationships can be rocked by the ugliness from a previous life, even if it seems to be a world away. The fact remains an ugly past is never distant. It taints everything it touches, drives permanent rifts between loved ones, and sometimes can ruin everything. Gabby and Bradley must find the only way to battle the past. Forgiveness becomes a light through the darkness, a guide for the lost, and hope for the hopeless. With forgiveness comes bright, new beginnings
I had the pleasure of reading the books in the “This” series which were my first introduction to J.B. McGee. In Forgiven, we are given a wonderfully sweet and rich love story involving Gabby and Bradley. If you are looking for a story that does not involve graphic sex but still has the romance factor, Forgiven is for you.
The story is told from the several different POV’s including Gabby, Bradley and Sam. There is another major character that gives his POV as well but I don’t want to give away any spoilers. I loved the differing POV’s and how the author’s writing actually grew and matured as this series progressed.
Forgiven is a beautiful story of love, redemption and the power of forgiveness. The book provides a very satisfying sense of closure, as we see Gabby faithfully keeping a promise to her mother above all else which ends very nicely. Even after some very emotional events that occur in this book involving Veronica as well as a character very close to Gabby and Sam, readers will absolutely love the very HEA that J.B. McGee provides.
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Author:
J.B. McGee was born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina. After graduating from South Aiken High School, she toured Europe as a member of the 1999 International Bands of America Tour, playing the clarinet. While attending Converse College, an all- girls school in Spartanburg, South Carolina, she visited Charleston often. It quickly became one of her favorite vacation spots. She met her husband, Chad, during Christmas break her freshman year, and they married in 2001 and she moved back to her home town.
In 2005, the couple welcomed their first son, Noah. J.B. finished her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of South Carolina-Aiken in 2006. During her time studying children’s literature, a professor had encouraged her to become a writer.
In 2007, she welcomed their second child, Jonah, and she became a stay at home mom/entrepreneur. In 2009, the found out their two children and J.B. have Mitochondrial Disease. In 2011, a diagnosis also was given to Chad. Please take a moment and learn more about Mitochondrial Disease. Awareness is key to this disease that has no cure or treatments.
J.B. McGee and her family now reside in Buford, Georgia, to be closer to their children’s medical team. After a passion for reading had been re-ignited, J.B. decided to finally give writing a shot. Broken (This Series), is her first book and first series
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