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Forever Black

(Forever #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  29,692 ratings  ·  1,957 reviews
When Ellery moved to New York with her boyfriend, she thought they’d live happily ever after in their small New York apartment. She never thought he’d pack his bags and leave because he “needed space.” With her newfound single status and fear of being alone, Ellery buries herself in her artwork and paintings until one night she helps a mysterious intoxicated stranger get h ...more
Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published February 16th 2013
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Do you remember watching Sweet November?

The way Sarah wanted to live her life as though every moment were her last?

The way Nelson couldn't bear to see her fade?

So let's just suppose we have this young woman. Ellery. Who has experienced more pain that should be allowed for a 23-year-old person. To whom fate keeps shoving even more dirt. Which thankfully she can take. Because she met this man. Connor. Whose emotional vulnerability has been locked down a long time now. Who seems
~ Becs ~
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
It always saddens me when I have the privilege of an ARC of a much anticipated release from a debut author. I really, really wanted to love this but sadly, it just didn't work for me.

The story is great although I did have a hard time understanding the character's motivations even when it was explained to me but I struggled with the writing style, especially the lack of contractions which made the narrative kind of stilted for me which stopped me fully connecting and there's also a distinct lack
Georgia ♥
Jan 28, 2013 marked it as to-read
02/18/2013: Live on Amazon!!!

Connor Black, emotionally dead and damaged...

Aaaww, my favourite type of hero...

Connor Black, I love you already!!!

JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
5+++++++++++++++++++++ Stars!!! This book was amazing. It had it all. I laughed, smiled alot I cried and most of all I fell in love with this couple. It was a beautiful read filled with lots of emotion. I am so glad I had the opportunity to read this wonderul book. A must read people. If you haven't read it stop what you are doing pick up your copy and read it. ...more
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
Let me start off by saying that I really enjoyed this story. I liked how Connor and Ellery met and I just plain liked how Ellery did her own thing and didn't bow down to anyone.

That being said, there is a lot going on in and maybe even a bit too much. Also, while usually spelling and grammar don't usually bother me, I had a hard time with a few things in this book. 'To' versus 'too' and the lack of contractions interrupted the flow of the story for me but in no way would I consider DNF'ing.

Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 Dramatic ☆s!

Mr. Conner Black


Conner was HOT, Bossy, Protective and a lot more..
He was sweet, caring and amazing. I really liked his character, It was just super good..

Miss. Ellery Lent

Elle was FIESTY, strong, wonderful, oh so bloody stubborn, free sprited, beautiful and wonderful.

I enjoyed this book, It had A LOT OF DRAMA. It had a nice flow. The side characters were amazing.
I totally loved Elle's fiesty nature, it was refreshing.. especially when she gave it back to the whores who openly droo
*Spoiler Alert*
Oh I loved the first few chapters of this book and thought I had finally found my BOOK OF THE MONTH (February) but it turned out to be a real disappointment. I'm really sad to say that, but I'd be lying if I said any differently. I'm not even going to mention the editing/writing issues. I was really disappointed in it being so CLICHÉ and the amount of death, suicide and DEAD people contained in this story.
A famous writer once said that if you are writing a ROMANCE and you feel the
Wicked Nyx
1 ½ Stars

Oh I so WANTED to like this book. That being said, I didn’t, I couldn’t. And yet I couldn’t stop reading it…it was like watching a car crash, I just couldn’t look away.

The first third of the book, I spent half of my time being jarred out of the story by the strange lack of contractions. The book is written in first person POV and even the inner dialogue was strangely bereft of contractions. How many people sound so utterly formal all the time, not only when speaking, but also when think
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
This was an ok read for me.

I liked a lot about Ellery. She was spunky and sarcastic and didn't let anyone push her around. I liked Connor too, most of the time,but I never felt like we actually got to know him. I liked how their relationship started. I enjoyed
that they were friends first. I didn't understand Ellery managing to fall in love with Connor when she knew basically zero about him (since he basically shared zero about himself with her until much later in the book)

I saw the twist coming
Feb 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
I know I am in the minority here but this did not do it for me at all. First off, I found the writing a bit stilted... there was no flow to it - some of the sentences had words like "do not" instead of "don't" . This may seem like nit-picking but if I am paying for a books I am expecting something. There seemed to be too much going on here. Maybe I have had my fill of billionaires, taking charge, younger woman who is less well off than the hero. Yep, think my days of YA and NA books are over. al ...more
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Whew! This one really got to me and I'm glad I had a tissue box handy while reading.

Forever Black again goes "back to the well" and features a multi-millionare hero. Connor is CEO of his own company, sexy as all get out, and has commitment issues. Sound familiar? Well, don't be too quick to judge, as that is where the similarities to so much of what is out there....ends.

I loved so many things about this book. First and foremost, Eller
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★


Book 1 in series. Book 4 & 5 are stand-alones.
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When Ellery moved to New York with her boyfriend, she thought they’d live happily ever after in their small New York apartment. She never thought he’d pack his bags and leave because he “needed space.”
With her newfound single status and fear of being alone, Ellery buries herself in her artwork and paintings until one night she helps a mysterious intoxicated
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 – 4.5 STARS

I was looking for an emotional romance and a HEA… Well well, that is exactly what I was looking for and got.

I really enjoyed the book. Was a quick read.

When I started, I thought OMG here we go again, a BILLIONAIRE. When I hear that word these days I actually cringe. Possessive / Rude / Sex sex sex (ok that part I never moan about haha)

But this story was actually very good, they didn’t have sex almost until 50% into the book. This book was very emotional. Ellery’s story was ver
Jul 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
This is a really horrible book. Bad writing - the author does not know the difference between "to" and "too". It had stilted dialogue which attempted to be proper but just seemed unnatural. It manipulates the reader, and honest to God I find it disgusting the author just uses shit like this as a plot device without handling it wth sensitivity:

The heroine's mother had cancer and died when she was a kid. The heroine had cancer at 16. The heroine attempted suicide by slashing her wrists to prevent
 ♥  Barb ♥
*** 3 Mr. Cocky stars ***

The story starts out with sweet, broken, artist Ellery getting dumped by her boyfriend Kyle. Her bestie, Peyton talks her into a girls night out at a bar and there she meets the HOT, RUDE, BOSSY, COCKY, MILLIONAIRE, (did i mention he's HOT?) Connor Black. Connor doesn't do relationships, girlfriends, flowers etc...well until Elle. I liked this book, but I didn't LOVE it. All 3 stars are for Connor and Connor only. There was no cliffhanger and it ended with a happy ending
Georgia Cruz
“I could never understand my purpose in this world. I have had nothing but pain and loss my whole life. But now I know why god saved me the first time. It was so I could find you. Then he saved me the second time so I could love you forever”

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This was beautifully written!
Even though I've seen many similar stories like this one, it still amazed me how Love truly conquers all. 'Beautiful' is not enough to express how AMAZING this story is.

I watched in awe on how Connor Black and Ell
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
I really really enjoyed reading this book and i feel like it helped me to get out of the slump-hole i was stuck in.
And for that i give 2★★

Because this book has no meaning, it was so cringe-worthy and overromantist (i don't think that is even a word) and i had issues with the characters and their reactions to certain things AND with how much the MC gasps, like she gasps even when the action isn't gasp-worthy
" i knocked on the door and gasped as it opened "
This isn't an actual quote though
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by Sandi Lynn. I do not know what to expect from it. Based on many good ratings in Goodreads, I took a dive.

The story is about a young woman, Ellery who, at one night, helped a drunken stranger in the bar. And that stranger is a billionaire Connor Black. They strikes up a friendship and turns into love relationship.
I did not expect that I love these 2 characters interact. Their sweet, sweet humble banter is so.... delicious sweet. Like a tiramisu cake. I smile and cheerin
Feb 15, 2013 rated it liked it
I’m gonna have to give this one 3.5 stars. An emotional and enjoyable read for me.

Meet Mr. Connor Black
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“What’s to tell, I’m a 30 year old CEO, I have more money than I will ever need; I don not do relationships; I usually get everything I want, and I do whatever I want.”

and Ellery Lane
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‘Nothing lasts forever.’

The way Elle and Connor met was a little unconventional. Elle’s boyfriend of four years had just left her, so her best friend Peyton dragged her out to a club. She see’s Connor the
Jan 27, 2013 rated it liked it
I've struggled a bit with the review for this one.. I really liked the "idea" of the story. I also liked the 1st half of the book. Connor and Ellery had good chemistry starting out but at some point I just felt like their connection was lost not far after the midway point. This story had such potential to be really really good.. Super rich hot sexy guy thats a man ho, sweet beautiful girl that helps him see the light and he falls madly in love... But something was just missing. I never felt the ...more
This book was spectacular in my opinion. I was a little nervous to read this because I thought it was going to be so much like all the other Billionaire love stories out there already. I must say I was pleasantly surprised this book was so different. Yes it had the mega rich man that was slightly broken with and issue from his past and it had the young woman who was also broken in many ways, but this story was just so much more then that. This book wasn't just a couple who argued and had make up ...more
Lizzeth "Too many books so little time"
Ok, I didn´t like this book. I wish I could give it more stars because it´s the first book from this author and I can see she has a unique perspective and has a good rythm with her writting. But, I can´t overlook the fact that she had a wonderful story in her hands with two likable characters and then threw it all away.

When I started this book I became deeply invested in the characters, I liked them. Ellery seemed like a breath of fresh air, she seemed like a fighter, she had attitude, sense of
Dilek VT
Mar 13, 2019 marked it as nope
Shelves: cancer
Sounds annoying (see the review below) and I also don't like reading about cancer.
Devon Herrera
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First of all, I LOVED this book. I read it in one sitting and thought about it all day afterwards.

I originally gave this four stars and after pondering it changed my mind and gave it a full five stars. Here is why:

First of all I loved the characters, but I also wanted to slap the s**t out of them! The angst between these two was absolutely brutal. But it's like that horrible scene in a movie where you know it's going to rip your heart out and you just can't look away.

There is a huge spoiler that
I don't like to write bad things about a book because I can't imagine how difficult it must be write a book but this one really pissed me off. Besides the amount of unnecessary drama, the annoying insta-love (if you can even call it love) and the boring interaction between the characters.
There's something that bother me the most and i can't forgive and it was how jerk Connor Black is. He's an obsessive, control maniac who thinks that because of his "tragic past" he's allowed to treat women like
WTF. Not only he calls her a slut based on what she is wearing when he himself is a huge fucking manwhore, he also says this-

His angry eyes turned to me, “I have no right? What the fuck do you think you were doing in there, trying to get yourself raped? Look at you and the way you’re dressed, you’re just asking for it.”

WTF!?Talk about directly promoting rape culture. YUCK. EWWW. Ughh I really can't express my disgust enough at this piece of crap. I didn't realise we were back in 16th century. Ev
Dec 31, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, ibooks
**3.5 Stars**

The main reason why this story got 3.5 stars from me is because I found it addictive. I couldn't put it down and whenever I got the chance I picked up my iPhone to finish reading it. However, I found a lot of errors which bothered me and were distracting from the story. I also wanted to smack Elle's character, she was so flip floppy and unnecessarily annoying and difficult. I did enjoy Connor's character though! Although, for how long the book was I felt like their relationship rush
Julia's Book Haven
Feb 21, 2013 rated it did not like it
I didn't end up enjoying this book. It had a lot of potential, but in the end I didn't like it. I really don't want to go into details about why, mainly because I don't think I could be polite about it. All I'll say is that this book didn't work for me and I wouldn't recommend it. ...more
Nov 19, 2020 marked it as to-read
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Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love


INCREDIBLE amazing emotional book !!!!!
Beautifully written!

“Because at some point you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life and this is my way of keeping you in my heart.”

"You said you never felt anything like that before.I haven't either.It was like i was having sex for the first time."

"I believe in fate, and it was fate that brought us together. I told you i was saved for a reason, and i think it was to save you."

" IF I
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