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Planning on Forever (The Forever Series #1)

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Collin and Alexa are the perfect couple; gorgeous, popular and hopelessly in love. With graduation day nearing and college life on the horizon, Collin flirts with infidelity and loses everything he has with Alexa.

Brokenhearted and single, Alexa meets sexy Nolan Pratt. She can’t deny the attraction and pull that he has over her.

Not being able to accept the fact that he has
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Paperback, 1st Edition, 178 pages
Published November 21st 2012
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Sugar and Spice Book Reviews
To say I'm confused about how I feel about this book would be an understatement......the story didn't go exactly as I thought it would. Does that make it a bad story because I didn't get my way? No, it does not, but there were some things missing for me with this book and that's why I'm giving this book 2.5 stars. I will say that the element of surprise was probably the best thing about this book.

Alexa and Collin were high school sweethearts who planned on spending their lives together, but one
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Ashley Wilcox
Nov 22, 2012 Ashley Wilcox rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I absolutely loved writing Planning on Forever. The message that maybe your first love isn't your true love really hits home with me; making this book very personal to me. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it!
Jennifer Diaz
Dec 10, 2012 Jennifer Diaz rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book becasuse it has a HEA but in a different way then the normal! I love it when an author takes a differnt path than the norm!
Virginia
Dec 11, 2012 Virginia rated it really liked it
This is the story of Collin and Alexa, popular high school sweethearts. It’s the end of the school year and Collin is a senior and Alexa is a junior. They are in love and happy and although they have not discussed it, they both assume they will be together when Collin goes off to college in the Fall. Things don’t always go as planned- right before graduation, Collin has a night out with his friends and cheats on Alexa. He is immediately sorry and regrets it, but it is too late. Shortly after it ...more
Meredith
Jan 21, 2013 Meredith rated it it was amazing
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Shaina Salisbury-abbs
Jan 16, 2013 Shaina Salisbury-abbs rated it really liked it
Ok, let’s see. You have Alexa and Collin. Various other super adorable and fun random bestie characters that add flavor. Then you have Nolan and Summer. I can’t tell you the story because what fun is that. You would miss out on the goosebumps, the misty eyes moments and the moistness and Ashley would miss out on your telling her how incredibly fantastic she is. Put it to you this way, the book is about love. it starts out the way we think love should be and ends the way that love truly happens. ...more
Autumn Review
Apr 26, 2013 Autumn Review rated it it was ok
Shelves: review
I really wanted to love this one. I liked the premise and I read the whole book, but I had several issues with it.
What I liked:
~I did like the characters. They are the reason I kept reading.
~the premise

What I needed to see more of:
~Character development
~timeline was way too rushed
~insta-love. I don't mind insta-love if it's done right. This one, for both couples felt rushed and undeveloped.

So, here's my confession. I read Waiting on Forever (book 2) before I read this one. Had I read this one
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Laura (Blame it on the Rain Reviews)
I was extremely disappointed by this book, it wasn't how I expected it to be at all! Where I wanted it to be angsty, and romantic, it was just a bit sappy.

From reading the blurb, I expected this book to be about a guy getting back the girl he lost, however, it wasn't like that at all! It was much more about them moving on from each other, and although I can see the significance of this, for me the story seemed a little pointless. ~ It was nothing really original, just telling you about a break
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Dawn
Dec 11, 2012 Dawn rated it liked it
3 STARS

I want to review this story with honesty and constructive feedback. I am not a writer, however, I can appreciate all of the hard work that must go into pouring your words onto "paper". So here are my opinions:

What I liked/loved:

The author's style of writing-I enjoyed the alternating POVs and inner monologues
Storyline potential-everyone can relate to having their "first love" and many know what it feels like to be heartbroken and betrayed
The characterization-the author did a god job at exp
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Carver's Book Cravings
Apr 30, 2013 Carver's Book Cravings rated it really liked it
4 Stars

This book was really good. It keeps you interested and wanting to know more.

“You are the love of my life, and I will never love anyone as much as I love you.”

Alexa is a sweet beautiful girl. She is a cheerleader and is dating Collin the quarterback of the football team. Everything in her life is perfect until she finds out her boyfriend cheated on her. She tries to pretend she doesn't care, but he broke her heart and trust. Then one night while she is out with her girlfriends she meets N
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H.P.
Dec 05, 2012 H.P. rated it liked it
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Planning on Forever
by Ashley Wilcox


Many of us have experienced our high school sweetheart. Where the world around you is limitless and love is ray of sunshine on the cloudy days. That was Alexa; hopelessly in love with Collin who was soon to graduate high school while she still had one year left. Alexa's heart was swollen with pride and pure love for Collin and knew they could get through anything.

Collin was mere hours from the last day of the first of his adult life. He had the perfect girl, t
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Deana
Nov 24, 2012 Deana rated it really liked it
Planning on forever is a wonderful story about the things you want the most and what happens when life throws you a curve ball.

Alexa and Collin were high school sweethearts and thought that they would spend their lives together. One night changes everything for them. Colllin drunkenly crosses a line and Alexa soon finds out. They must face the consequences of one mistake and how drastically it changes their future. Trust is broken, love is tested and both their lives are changed.

Alexa and Colli
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Renee
Apr 07, 2013 Renee rated it really liked it
I once again feel like I hit the jackpot! This book was such a fluffy piece of feel good I could squeal out loud! It is a series and the second book is labeled as a spin-off. I hate to say that is wrong, because I think it is. It is just another piece of the puzzle that runs almost concurrent with this one. So the story is very YA and I like that most of the time. Although there was angst and drama it was not too much to handle. I dont like when I am yelling at the Kindle telling a character ...more
Becky
Nov 27, 2012 Becky rated it liked it
Alexa and Collin are the power couple of their high school. She is a cheerleader and he is the all American football player. The summer has just started and in the fall Collin will be heading to college while Alexa stays behind to finish her senior year of high school. They know it is going to be tough to maintain a relationship from a distance but believe they love one another enough to make it work. That is until Collin attends a party with the football team and he becomes a little to friendly ...more
Karen
Dec 08, 2012 Karen rated it liked it
Planning On Forever was not what I expected by reading the description. I was expecting something a bit more angsty and for the story to develop more over the course of the writing.

I did enjoy the writing style of author Ashley Wilcox and I liked the premise of the book. But found the book to be going in one direction and then have it veer off into an entirely different direction. Without repeating the book synopsis, this story was about young love, it was romantic but the plot was not very stro
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Brianna Lee
When I went into this novel, I was thinking it was going to be a sweet young adult romance. Although the characters were young, the subject and story were anything but. This is actually an erotica novel with young characters. Some of them are college students, which is no big deal to me since they are adults (and my age), but the steamy scenes involving the young high school girl is what originally threw me off. One other thing that we normally see in most novels - but I thought was really cool ...more
Marcia
Mar 03, 2014 Marcia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
High School Sweethearts Alexa & Collin, a cheerleader & a football player, atop the Popular crowd. Collin just finished out his senior year,is off to college and Alexa will be starting her senior year after their summer break. Both have put off discussing what will happen with their relationship when they part.They are each other's first Loves, been together throughout high school.Collin goes out with his boys to celebrate their last day as a senior... there is drinking,fun,boys just ...more
Stacie
May 06, 2013 Stacie rated it it was amazing
************************************************************MASSIVE *SPOILER* ALERT***************************************

First I have to say I LOVED this book !!! I am not usually one to like a book where the main couple don't stay together usually it PISSES me off !!! This book is not your typical love story I wouldn't even call it a love story I would call it a reality check... When you think sometime Is your life and that what you have grown to know over two years then he messes up and you f
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Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
So I have mixed feelings about this one. The were parts that I enjoyed a lot but there were other parts were I felt the whole story just steam rolled ahead that I was like "what the hell just happened?" I think it was supposed to be YA but if it is it should be new YA because it had a very YA feel with some very co-dependent relationships with some pretty steamy scenes for YA (not that I'm complaining it just felt like it was thrown in to make it spicy but not necessarily relevant)

In the end I
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Aimee
Feb 01, 2013 Aimee rated it really liked it
cute read. when it started I thought the story was going to end a different way. pleasantly surprised. started out with Alexa and Collin being in love and they were going to be forever and then of course he cheats and she won't listen and forgive even though she lives him. I thought it was going to go back and forth like that the whole book. then steps in Nolan and the club and his apartment and his shower and all his hottness. then Alexa realizes that she is IN love with him and feels something ...more
Marie Coulson
Dec 06, 2012 Marie Coulson rated it it was amazing
I adored this book.

From start to finish I found the writing style to truly suit my taste.
Ashley has created characters that are not only believable but who I could identify with and connect with on an emotional level.

I was totally fighting Collin's corner and at times grew impatient with Alexa, screaming at her to get with the program! I understand he f@*ked up but come on! What a sweetheart!

I guess my own history and experience was pulling me toward Collin. I remember my first love, high sch
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Sarah
Nov 29, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-in-print
I enjoyed reading this and read it in just a few hours! I liked getting to read the story in different povs instead of just the one. I really liked Collin and Alexa at the very beginning of the story, but as it went on and the drama started, I kinda lost interest in Collin, but then he shocked me again and proved that he wasn't all that bad and he really loved Alexa. I kinda think that their relationships with the others progressed kind of quickly and in my opinion, they didn't really get to ...more
Melissa
Mar 16, 2013 Melissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, angst, new-adult
***Mild Spoilers***

I really enjoyed this book. It broke my heart in the beginning and I really felt for Alexa. I really wanted to hate Collin for his actions. And although what he did was so so wrong, you understand that they re young and young people make mistakes. I liked how there was Alexa's relationship with Nolan that was so fast and intense. And Collin's relationship that was slower and the feelings evolved over time. I liked watching these two mature and grow in their lives. The only pro
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Vanessa
Dec 19, 2012 Vanessa rated it it was amazing
At the start this book breaks my heart for a couple to lose each other over something that can be resolved but as I read through it, I finally understand what the author was trying to show in the book... And it makes perfect sense... A wonderful journey of a couple who went their separate ways and find the one they're destined to be with... A great love story and definitely worth reading... I put it in my feel good book, when I feel like a book I just read just drained me emotionally and I need ...more
Marissa
Feb 05, 2013 Marissa rated it liked it
This was a really fast and easy read. It was well written and I liked how the main characters voices alternated the storytelling. However, I thought the story would have been better suited to older characters (i.e. not 18 year olds). I felt that the relationships the characters had moved way too fast considering their ages. I think most teens today are way too immature to be ready for the lifelong commitments this book was focusing on. Overall, fast easy read, but the story was unrealistic in my ...more
Elisabeth Cole
May 11, 2013 Elisabeth Cole rated it really liked it
I actually found this book a little depressing. Not to give anything away but the synopsis makes it sound like Collin focuses on college and football after losing Alexa but is still working to get her back. It was actually quite different and the ending wasn't what I expected at all. There wasn't a whole lot of the "before" part of the story (focusing on Alexa and Collin when they were together) and that would have made it a lot better. As it was I didn't really "feel" Collin and Alexa's ...more
Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
The first time I read the sample of this book I wasn't sure I really wanted to stick it out. I saw it was listed as free this time around so I thought I'd try it again. It was a great book! I would recommend getting it! :-) This is a sweet story of finding out the difference between puppy love and true love. Your first love will always be special but when you find "the one" it's like none other. The steps Alexa and Collin go through are much like any young adult couple and the outcomes are ...more
Wendy
Jun 13, 2013 Wendy rated it really liked it
A story that takes you away to a different time in life (that is if you are my age...), the things that you find are important can change in a heartbeat. I really enjoyed the storytelling in this book. This series has been a lot of fun to read. The author is able to take you into those late high school early college years easily. She doesn't just take you to the good times of being carefree and partying, but the tough times of figuring out who you are!
Lisa
Apr 28, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it
Well, I had to put this book down after Alexa leaves Colin's Grad party so upset. I was PISSED at Colin!! I was pissed when the act was happening, but more posses with how it came out. Then as the story progresses, I start to like him again! I love the introduction of Nolan! I love Alexa's friends! Weirded out a bit that Nicole and Alexa end up friends, but she wasn't the problem with what happened. Can't wait to dive into book 2!!
Erin Danzer
Jan 27, 2013 Erin Danzer rated it really liked it
This was a cute read. It followed the lives of Collin and Alexa, the power couple of high school, as they deal with the fallout of their relationship and what's in store for them next in life. While this is a very sweet read, there are parts that are more graphic and not suitable for younger readers. There were a few grammar errors along the way, but nothing too bad that I wanted to stop reading. Overall, I did enjoy the book, but I never fell in love with the characters.
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