Love, Always is about Dee – 19 years old and pregnant. When she tells her boyfriend, Josh, drummer for the band Wasted Circle – a band that is about to become HUGE – he proposes to her. Except during their first big headlining show there is an accident and Dee is left alone. Adam – Josh’s best friend and bandmate – steps in to care for Dee, saying he will be the baby’s father and make sure that she is alright.
The story alternates between Dee and Adam’s perspectives and also flash’s back to Adam’s past. When he was 6 years old his mother was pregnant with his baby brother. Adam and his Dad went to a gas station to get her chocolate (and him gummy bears) but when Adam was walking to the front of the store he saw a man with a gun. When he tried to walk back to his Dad he tripped over a box and made noise so the gunman knew he was there. His Dad rushed to his rescue but was shot and killed. Adam’s Mom lost the baby and Adam has been blaming himself this whole time. He is also blaming himself over Josh’s death.
After baby Josie’s birth, Dee checks herself into a psych ward – she has been depressed her whole life but the death of Josh and birth of their baby has made things worse. Adam is there for her every step of the way – but he wants more. Except that he isn’t sure if that would be betraying his best friend. Dee might be interested as well but seems to be holding back for some of the same reasons.
This book was a quick read and I enjoyed it. It was classified as romance – but there was certainly a lot more going on than romance – which I didn’t find to be a problem, I enjoy a good plot (and plot twist) from time to time! 😉
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write his review, I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
**This book is intended for a mature reading audience and isn’t suitable for readers under the age of 17.**
In love with a man on the brinks of greatness, Dee has her life figured out. The love they share is comparable only to the love they feel when they find out Dee is pregnant. Josh and Dee welcome their future together with eagerness as they plan a wedding, baby, and the upcoming tour for Josh’s band Wasted Circle. Big things are finally happening.
During Wasted Circle’s first big show, tragedy strikes leaving Dee alone. The life she and Josh planned for ends up being nothing but desolate promises. Unable to watch his best friend’s girlfriend drown under her own despair any longer, Adam steps in to help Dee cope with her loss and the upcoming birth of her baby. Adam is patient, kind and unrelenting. He stands by her side, never faltering despite his growing desire to be more than Dee’s supportive shoulder and the idea that he is betraying Josh. He refuses to give up on Dee and remains loyally by her side even when she admits herself into a psychiatric ward and he is left to father Josh and Dee’s baby.
But even sweet and sturdy Adam has his limits.