The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout
Published May 17, 2016 by Harlequin Teen
Borrowed from library
For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.
Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.
It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.
I have not read a JLA book in a really long time!!! I am not sure why? When I spotted this at my local library, I was in awe that they actually had it already!! I have to tell you that I was sucked in from the very first chapter and really had a hard time putting the book down.
The character of Mallory was really intense. She had gone through so much in her younger life, things that no person should every have to go through. It really messed her up but she has come a long way and she felt ready to get back out there. I really admire that in a character. I like when they are strong-willed and able to overcome tough obstacles.
We also need to talk about Rider. I have to say that he just seems almost too perfect to me and if there really is someone out there like him, they will make some woman very happy!!! He had me doing some MAJOR swooning!
JLA writes about some really dark but truthful topics in this book which is kind of out of character for her books. I thought she did a fantastic job at not making the story too dark but getting her point across.
After reading this book, I need to take a look at what others are out there that I may have missed by Ms. Armentrout and get my hands on them ASAP!!