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Review: Waiting on Forever by Ashley Wilcox

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Waiting on Forever (The Forever Series #2)
    by: Ashley Wilcox

Publication Date: April 29, 2013
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Source: e-ARC provided by AToMR tours in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 224 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 3.5/5 stars


Parties, sororities and getting drunk.

Oh, yeah. And learning.

This may be true for most college students, but not for Leah Bennett. College life for her includes studying, working, and excelling in school. When it comes to the social ladder, Leah is at the bottom. Popular girls, hot guys and star athletes are of no importance to her, except for one.

Matthew Jacobs.

Matt is the starting wide receiver at SUNY Cortland, the most wanted guy on campus and Leah’s best friend. Although Leah’s feelings toward Matt run deeper than just a friendship, it is something she would never let be seen because the odds of someone like Matthew Jacobs going for someone like Leah Bennett are slim to none.

When Matt starts showing an interest in Leah that goes beyond friendship, she is dumbfounded and doesn’t believe it is possible – until one weekend that changes everything.

Will Matt and Leah’s popularity status get in the way of having a chance at a real relationship?

Or does status mean nothing when it comes to true love?

My Review:
         My Rating: 3.5/5 stars
First off I want to say how nice it was to read a NA contemporary that did not make my heart bleed or break. Many of the NA contemps I've read lately are full of heartbreak and angst, so I really liked that this was light and relatively no drama. With that being said, as I read I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop and have a big plot twist to screw up all the perfect. But, it didn't come. We had one minor incident, where things were not as they seemed, and it worked out. It did almost seem as if everything was a little too perfect, however. The plot was pretty linear and didn't have a whole lot of ups and downs.
I liked both Matt and Leah's characters. Both are attending SUNY Cortland (yay upstate NY!) and meet at freshmen orientation. Leah starts off as quite uninterested in Matt and does not really pay him much attention. He, however, notices her: as the nerdy, but cute girl taking pictures. He likes that she doesn't give him the time of day and fall all over him like other girls. The two end up developing an online friendship with a casual greeting every now and again when they see each other on campus.
However, things start to change when Matt switches into Leah's French class and ends up needing tutoring. Matt starts showing up at her door to walk her to class and finding ways to hang out with her. Matt is popular, good-looking, and an all around nice guy. Leah sees this and can't help falling for him. However, Leah is very insecure, and we see her mind battling with the fact that maybe he does like her based on his actions. But then her next though is that a guy like him would never see something in an unpopular girl like her. Leah just needed a little bit of a confidence booster. As the story progresses we do get to see her become more and more confident in herself and in her blooming relationship with Matt.
It's nice to see Leah open up. She goes from being the girl who hangs out alone in her dorm on Friday nights to a girl who wants friendships and to fall in love. I'm glad that she took a chance on Matt, because she really came out of her shell with him.
However, this was a fast, cute read despite the fact that there wasn't a whole lot of depth to it.
*I received an advanced copy of this book thanks to AToMR tours and the author. I received this book in return for a fair and honest review.*
About the Author

Some may consider me a jack of all trades, but I consider myself well rounded.
 I’ve waitressed, styled hair, answered phones and, most recently, worked full time as mom to my two beautiful little boys.
Then there was this book… Everyone and their brother started talking about this book series titled Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James.  I didn’t really pay attention to the craze at first, since I wasn’t a big reader- okay, I didn’t read at all.  But curiosity got the best of me, so I downloaded it to my kindle.
I was immediately hooked. I read the whole series in three days.  Yes, three books in three days. I kept finding all these great books that I HAD to read (just ask my credit card!).
Then I started hearing voices. Voices that turned into stories; stories that were begging to get out of my head. 
I started writing them down on scraps of paper. Then I transferred them to my computer. Before I knew it,  Planning on Forever was born.
The voices in my head are still talking, so I’m still writing.

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