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Always Been You

(Unforgettable You #3)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  273 ratings  ·  33 reviews
The best way to ruin a perfectly wonderful friendship? Have sex with your BFF.

A mistake.

That’s what Troy calls what was easily the single best sexual experience of my life. He claims our "slip" was due to too much alcohol. I respond the only way I know how, which is by burying the entire experience under a six-foot mound of denial and regret. Lesson learned.

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ebook, 350 pages
Published October 15th 2015 by Season Publishing LLC
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Beverley Kendall Unfortunately, the past year has seen the delay of the release of Always Been You delayed many times. It will however, be released October 15, 2015.…moreUnfortunately, the past year has seen the delay of the release of Always Been You delayed many times. It will however, be released October 15, 2015. Sorry for the interminable wait. (less)
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Geri Reads
Oct 12, 2015 rated it liked it
3 stars!

Oh man, I'm really conflicted about this book. On the one hand, I liked the angst very much. Plus it's a friends-to-lovers story, which I loved but there are a few things that really kept me from rating this higher. I don't know if it's a case of having too high expectations or something else.

Anyway, Troy and April's story has been laid out over the course of the series. They grew up together and are the best of friends until their feelings changed. Suddenly, there was more. April thoug
Sherry Badawi
Jan 31, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: none
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Beverley Kendall
Jan 31, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Always Been You will be released in 2015.

Teaser #3

Troy’s expression shutters as his gaze probes mine. “I didn’t know you were still hung up on Steve.”

Still? I almost laugh at that. I was never hung up on him to begin with, that was the problem. Oh, I love it that Troy thinks he has it all figured out. Steve’s the guy I dated before Colin. We went out for six months and I broke it off after we had sex.

Not. A. Coincidence.

We had sex the one time. It took him six months to get me into bed and then
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 it's always been you and I am sorry it took me so long to realize it stars. I do love friends to lovers stories because they are so realistic in that most times we becomes friends with those we find appealing. It is a reality of the world that we are all kind of shallow creatures and surround ourselves with people we find physically and mentally attractive. April and Troy are the perfect example of why friends first and lovers later can work wonders.

There's a moment in the story where the t
Jun 17, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: not-out-yet
I can't wait to read April's story!!
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Always Been You is my first book by Beverley Kendall, but this book is actually the third book in her Unforgettable You series. Each book is a standalone story though with the characters being interconnected. I am glad that I hadn't already read the previous books as it appears to have been quite a wait for this book and I am sure that would have drove me nuts. I have to say that I am really wanting to read Emily and Graham's story next, so h
Heather andrews
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Troy is a good man when his woman is upset he offers violence to cheer her up, "he raises his hands in surrender and mimics waving a white flag. “Sorry. Did Johnson do something that’s going to force me to kick his Armani-wearing a**?” Troy isn't a patient man, “here’s the thing, I planned to take things slow with you—let things build naturally. But it kills me seeing you with other guys. I hate thinking about you being with another guy. And it drives me bat-***t crazy imagining you having sex w ...more
L the Reader
Dec 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was one of the lucky few to get an advance copy of this book. This has been a much awaited story about Troy and April, so I was anxious for it. Will it live up to my expectations etc. Well, I have to say, Beverley Kendall does not disappoint (she never has, and I have read all of her books). I LOVED LOVED LOVED it. There were lots of sexual tension, angst, just the right amount of sex, it was funny, but mostly there was a good story. It was well written and I read the entire book in one day, I ...more
Isha Coleman
Oct 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Always Been You is complex on so many levels. With this read Beverley Kendall explores the ever evolving relationship between April and Troy. As friends they work well. They can count on each other to get through the hard times and enjoy the good times. When one drunken night changes the dynamic from friends to lovers, the instability of the relationship starts to show. Can these two mend the rift before they reach the point of no return? This is an interesting look at relationships. It tackles ...more
Fatmata Sankoh
Nov 29, 2014 rated it liked it
An ok read. Definitely not what I was expecting. I had had high hopes for this but I found it short. It may be all the wait and anticipation. The book started of great but just dragged on with April and Troy to get their act together. When finally they decided to have a go at it, the drama was just too much for me to enjoy their relationship. Found chapter nineteen a bit confusing at first as it's Troy's pov not April's. Least of my favourite in the series so far but I'll recommend as I had love ...more
Karlene Pitters
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great read. I like this story the best in the Unforgettable Series. The characters were well developed and their love wasn't rushed. The heroine April struggled with her feeling thorough most of the book as the did the hero Troy. They're really great together and I could feel the love. This was a very good college romance, the characters were mature but still acted like college students. I highly recommend this book and the entire series.

Well done.
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Beverley Kendall is a great Author.... Great read!!!
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romances
I liked a lot this book, I loved The H, funny strong caveman, and the h a strong bright woman. A wonderful book
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sports-star-hero
I loved the book. I always get restless with the back and forth of stupid denial of feelings and/or lack of communication but story was well developed and had nice HEA.
Laverne Brewster
2.75 Stars. Mechanically, this friends to lovers story is okay, it has interesting and likable characters; but it also has some objectionable expressions: the use of food to describe the skin color of Black characters, green-eyed White people is rare, green-eyed Black biracial people is unique because only 2% of world population has green eyes and finally, the author had the heroine make some antiquated statement that for Black people spoke of behavior more than skin color,"I'm not white and I'l ...more
Moon Love
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The wait for this book was worth it. I didn't even realize the wait for this book was around two years, I had to look up when the last book in the series was released to find out. Thankfully Beverley Kendall published other books in the interim, but I was eager for April and Troy's story. Having had crushes on numerous childhood friends, this is a trope I've always loved reading. I knew with April and Troy being close since childhood and then going to the same college, their story was going to b ...more
Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
I stumbled onto Beverley Kendall’s NA novella The Trap (Trapped #0.5) back when it came out in 2014. I was instantly addicted to the story and characters Beverley Kendall created. Once I was done reading it, I couldn’t wait for the next book to come out. From there, I went on to finish that series and pick up the related Unforgettable You series. I have loved each book in this series and have been (im)patiently waiting for the release of Always Been You. It was definitely worth the wait!

Always B
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I was really excited to read this one after the little hints we got in the previous book. I'm not usually a fan of romances between BFFs--I hate when they go unrequited and the usually lead to love triangles--but I do enjoy romances where two BFFs are unknowingly in love with each other...such is the case here.

Unfortunately, the "angst" went on a little too l
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
All I can say is I have read every book Beverley Kendall has written, and loved every one. She totally hit this one out of the ball park! I am a person who has never been interested in First person romances. But I figured I give her YA series a try since I love her Historical Romance books. So I decided to try her YA novella Truly Trapped and loved it. I couldn't wait for her next books in this series. She has turned a die hard historical fan into someone who can't get enough of first person YA ...more
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is Book 3 of the Unforgettable You series; however, it can be read as a standalone. You will meet the couples of the other books, but it doesn’t detract from the story if you haven’t. This book is about April and Troy who have been best friends since they were 5 years old…then they had sex...was it a mistake?...their friendship becomes a little strained, but finally April is ready to move on from her high school crush, but then Troy is ready to go for a relationship. There is some back and ...more
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Finally, we have gotten to Troy and April’s Story. I liked the angst very much. Plus, it's a friends-to-lovers story, which I loved. I have to agree with what someone said about Troy… after he slept with April he was a total douche but what can you really expect he IS after all a Guy. I do love friends to lovers’ stories because they are so realistic in that most times we become friends with those we find appealing. It is a reality of the world that we are all kind of shallow creatures and surro ...more
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a ARC from the author in exchange for a honest review.
4.5* read.
This is book 3 in the Unforgettable You series but can be read as a standalone, although you will see couples from the other books in this one too.
This is April and Troy's story who have been best friends since they were little but what happens when sex complicates things? I do love a good friends to lovers romance book and this ticked all those boxes for me loved it. It was a bot back and forwards at points but i underst
Bev Ross
Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love friends to lovers romances!!, October 16, 2015
By Beverly Ross
This review is from: Always Been You (Unforgettable You Book 3) (Kindle Edition)
I am halfway through the book and felt strong enough to leave a review ! This is another hit by Beverley Kendall! I have been a fan of hers for a very long time ! I love her historicals! And I really love her contemporary novels! I will read anything she writes with confidence that no matter the genre it will be a well written, interesting, all aroun
Landra Graf
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I've waited over a year for this book and it was worth every minute of the wait. Kendall continues to impress me with her ability to weave non-cliche New Adult tales. There's twists and turns, plenty of angst, and a good dose of hot and sexy between characters April and Troy. These best friends know how to heat up the sheets.
Kellie Herrick
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and had waited for it to be released for what seemed like forever that I was surprised when it showed up on my iBooks. I completely fell in love with these characters when I read the first to books in the series and was so excited to be able to read more about them and frankly love them even more. Great book!
Laurie Baker
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Troy and April

So what happens when 2 best friends fall in love? Fireworks- but it takes a while for both of them to realize this. Love the ride along the way, great banter! Hope this isn't the last of this series
Apr 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
We finally get April and Troy's story. We get the flashback of their hook up first. Then it is awhile before the true romance begins. I liked the story overall and now eagerly anticipate Em's story. We get hints of things to come.
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a beautiful story. Love the people in the story, can't wait to read the other people in this story. Planning to buy them for my Christmas present to me, that's how good this book was. Great how it ended on how powerful friendship can be. Awesome, must read series.
Alisa Hilde
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love this series! But what about Em & Graham?!
Karen Machamer
Oct 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book so much that I couldn't put it down. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested.
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