The Next Forever (Pretty Amy #1.5)
Away at college, Amy just wants one night alone without her high school sweetheart, Joe. So when he invites her to go to the library, she heads off on her own instead. How she ended up at a house party with the mysterious bad-boy Trevor is another story…
Joe so isn’t going to the library. He needs space from Amy, too, so he’s decid ...more
If you're planning to read this book, read Pretty Amy first ;)
LOL. I guess I have to read the first book soon to get to know Amy much better and further understand what really happened to Amy and how she developed a relationship with Joe.
But anyways, this was an okay read for me. I like it, but I didn't love it.
I had always wanted Amy and Joe together ever since I came across them in Pretty Amy. Amy was so lost back then and needed the stability to keep her from drow ...more
Lisa Burstein, author of PRETTY AMY, continues her hot and cold romance between the characters, Amy and Joe, in the seductively intense novella, THE NEXT FOREVER. If you are already a fan of her preceding title, you absolutely MUST pick this one up. Amy and Joe’s story will be incomplete without it!
INTENSE. That is the one word I would use to describe THE NEXT FOREVER in a nutshell. Emotional tension. Physical tension. And (of course) sexual tens ...more
The story unfolds in alternating points-of-view. I like that I got to get inside the heads of both Amy and Joe. Seeing their situation from both sides, I felt I understood th ...more
Anyway, I was quite hesitant about The Next Forever but I really wanted to see what was next in store for Amy and Joe. She's finally happy and not following her ex-best friends around and she's finally becoming someone she wants to be but, she still has doubts that maybe she's just following Joe around now in ...more
The Next Forever is a Novella that takes place in the months following the events in the book Pretty Amy . Coming it at only 96 pages, I flew through this Novella fairly quickly and was surprised when it ended because it didn't feel finished or maybe I just didn't want it to be.
I love Lisa Burstein's writing the way it flows so smoothly and effortlessly across the pages. The writing is one of the main reasons that keep me coming back to her books. I also love the way the author captures t ...more
I haven't read it's prequel but I strongly recommend you do . I was loaned this novel at Netgalley for honest reviewing . The story is told over the span of “just one night” , from the alternating point of views of both Amy and Joe,the high school sweethea ...more
If you've read Pretty Amy (and I do recommend that you read it before delving into The Next Forever), you might have a slight idea of what to expect from this novella. Don't let the gorgeous cover fool you - just like Pretty Amy, The Next Forever is intense, full of gritty, emotional scenes and stark self-realizations. Burstein's writing is as strong as ever as she explores the next chapter of Amy's life, and Joe's as well. Amy got her happy-ever-after with Joe, b ...more
The Next Forever by Lisa Burstein
Book 1.5 of the Pretty Amy series
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication Date: January 13, 2013
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC provided by the publisher
Summary (from Goodreads):
One night in college can change everything…
Away at college, Amy just wants one night alone without her high school sweetheart, Joe. So when he invites her to go to the library, she heads off on her own instead. How she ended up at a house party ...more
I was given a copy of this novella by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Actual Rating For this Book: 4.5 Stars
I have not read the first book in this series and I'm not going to lie... I so need to read what happens before this! I didn't actually realize that there was a book before this and honestly, I loved the cover and at first that was the main reason this book caught my interest.
I finished this book in an hour and a ha ...more
Blurb from Goodreads:
One night in college can change everything…
Away at college, Amy just wants one night alone without her high school sweetheart, Joe. So when he invites her to go to the library, she heads off on her own instead. How she ended up at a house party with the mysterious bad-boy Trevor is another sto ...more
I'm kind of on the fence about this story. I really enjoyed it but the bouncing first person point of view...drove...me...nuts. But at least I knew when I was in Joe or Amy's point of view as it said: Joe (or) Amy. I was surprised in another book but that's for another day. I figure when you bounce - go to third because sometimes it just read a l ...more
I was given a copy of this novella by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
After hearing a lot of cheeping in the twitterverse about this book; I needed to read it to see what all the fuss was about. Within the first few pages I could see the need for fuss. As you may know, I am not a huge fan of short stories as the pace has to be quick and the characters are often underdeveloped. Well, I started th...more
I am truly at a loss with my review. I want to talk about The Next Forever, and how amazingly honest and insightful I found it to be, but I can't make my heart go there.
Lisa Burstein is a gift to young women, and the people who love these girls. I wish, so much, that Pretty Amy and The Next Forever had been around when I was younger. How much easier my life might have been if I had been able to hand my mom, dad, or boyfriend (now husband) one of these bo ...more
THE NEXT FOREVER by Lisa Burstein is such a short read (a small novella), yet it was epic! Obviously, cheating isn't right, but I don't know how she made me enjoy reading the story of a boyfriend (Joe) and girlfriend (Amy) at separate parties, wondering if they'd end up hooking up with someone else.
I absolutely recommend this novella. I haven't read book #1 in the series, so if you haven't, don't worry.
As much as I enjoy naughty, sexy reads, I always, absolutely need a messag ...more
I LOVED Pretty Amy, it totally said what was true, and I think I could save a lot of girls from doing things they shouldn't. It was a great life lesson.
THE NEXT FOREVER wasn't a life lesson, it was a NA Comtemp. Romance, and it was still good! I loved reading Amy and Joe's story.
The only thing that didn't enjoy very much, was how they kept arguing with themselves throughout the whole book, they weren't sure what they wanted, and they were having a hard time figuring out what they wanted, ...more
"I thought your friends were coming with us," I said, feeling my pulse star to beat in my neck. Not that he'd said anything like that, but I had assumed. I had used it to quiet my bullshit meter. A group of kids going to a party together was one thing. Just the two of us was a date.
I had a boyfriend. I couldn't go on a date. It was bad enough I'd accepted Trevor's invitation at ...more
Short, simple, yet filled with conflict and a feeling of darkness, The Next Forever by Lisa Burstein is a quick read that ac ...more
Away at college, Amy just wants one night alone without her high school sweetheart, Joe. So when he invites her to go to the library, she heads off on her own instead. How she ended up at a house party with the mysterious bad-boy Trevor is another story...
Joe so isn't going to the library. He needs space from Amy, too, so he's decided to rush a fraternity, to get back the swagger he had in high school. But it doesn't take long for the brothers to invi ...more
After finishing Pretty Amy I couldn't help but download this novella. I ended up absolutely loving Pretty Amy and I was dying to know what was going to happen to her and Joe next. The Next Forever definitely delivers that.
The Next Forever is set after Pretty Amy and Amy and Joe have gone to college. Set in one particular night that will test their relationship Amy and Joe must decide if their future is together or apart.
I loved this little novella. It really del ...more
This book is a relatively short one and covers one night in the relationship between Amy and Jo. That might not sound like much, but this one night is pivotal to the future of their relationship. Both are having doubts about the future of their love, but they struggle to discuss it with each other. Amy is attracted to bad boy Trevor who turns out to be shallower than a paddling pool. Ugh, I really didn’t like him. Joe spends time r ...more