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The Consequences of Forever (Haven #1)

4.1  ·  Rating details ·  256 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
Alternate cover edition of: ASIN B00DA72D6O

The first book in a series of five.

Getting pregnant two months shy of her sixteenth birthday was never part of Lainey Winslow’s plan. Then again, meeting Adam Montgomery on a cool summer night wasn’t either.

Faced with the hardest decision of her life, Lainey chooses Adam and their baby. But motherhood in high school isn’t somethin
Kindle Edition, 513 pages
Published June 8th 2013 by Kaitlyn Oruska
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Jun 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: z-2013
I am so breathless after this book. I have never read a book so close to my heart as this one. The story is of Lainey and Adam and how they cope and deal with teen pregnancy. There are so many fractured pieces of life that came together to make the book have life of its own. There were many times I felt Lainey was thinking the same things I have thought. The story was so beautifully written I am still in awe. I found myself falling for Adam and his absolute faith in his love for Lainey and their ...more
Nov 05, 2013 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book overall. There was quite a few typos and sentences that could have used some thorough editing, but overall it didn't affect the quality of the writing.
I feel that Kaitlyn Oruska portrayed teen pregnancy fairly acurately, and the love between Adam and Lainey was touching. They were very committed to each other, as well as the baby depite all of the fear and uncertainty. At the end of the day, no matter what life threw at them they were going to face it together, which is somet
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book as it belonged to the genre of books I like to read (YA romance/Teen pregnancies). The characters I liked the most were Hannah (funny and defended her stepsister), Adam (sweet and caring) and Lainey (she was different, in a good way). I hated Nora because she wanted to be the boss of Lainey and make all the decisions for her and that wasn't fair. She didn't want Lainey to make her own choices with Adam. The pregnancy was difficult for Lainey because of various things/peo ...more
Jun 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was fantastic going through all the stages of laineys trials and tribulations I felt her pain her fears her happiness her angst Adam was an all round mr wonderful and I felt the situation they were in not many teenage guys would stick around but he was different he was a real man his family were loving and accepting I couldn't stand Nora or Michael they were so selfish and def no role models Lila was and has always been about herself and I felt heartache over her treatment of lainey lu ...more
Gloria Elena
Dec 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was so engaging and really good. It is a young adult so don't expect any hot/sexy scenes; however it is sweet and romantic.

It is about teenage pregnancy and deals with the effects of being young and thinking that this couldn't happen to you. The characters in this book (Adam and Lainey) are young 18 and 15 respectively) and well they seem very mature for their age. I loved the fact that he was so supportive. In contrast, Lainey's parents who were so not there and unsupportive.

This boo
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
Actual rating - 3.5

This was a decent read.

I felt sorry for Lainey because of the situation she was in. Being pregnant at 16 would be a hard and scary thing to go through, especially when your own mother walked out on you as a baby.
I was really glad that she had her step sister Hannah and Adam's mum that she could turn to, as her father and step mother weren't much help at all.

I'll defiantly be reading the rest of the series soon.
Sarahbeth Caplin
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book reminded me once again to never judge the content by the cover. At first glance of the young couple holding hands on the beach, I thought "Oh great, another 'chick lit' novel." I was pleasantly proven wrong, as this author has written a witty, genuine, and heart-warming story about a pair of love-struck teens thrown into parenthood that you don't have to be a teenager to appreciate. Granted, I've never been a teen mom, so I can't comment on the accuracy of the whole pregnancy process, ...more
Sharla Mae Marie
This book is what I've been looking for all this time!I was intrigued from the summary already but when I read the from the very first sentence,
"If anyone would have told me that my summer would start with Adam Montgomery, I never would have believed them."
I was hooked! I finished this book in less than 7 hours.. The story was too sweet and not so tragic and very realistic.. :)

Getting pregnant at 16 is not the wisest situation a girl wants to get into, not when a bright future awaits you, and
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a different, realistic take on teenage pregnancy.
I met Kaitlyn online when I was 14-15 (so at least ten years ago), and even then, she seemed so mature in the way she expressed her thoughts in writing, so this book shouldn't have surprised me in the least. I should have known she had this in her. But when I read The Consequences of Forever, I was very impressed with her ability to make characters come to life. I can honestly say Kaitlyn is an inspiring writer. Her writing is beautiful and simple, leaving the richness for the personalities of h ...more
Amy Queau
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There's a beautiful thing about realistic fiction. It takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary, the mundane to the beautiful, and those who we never took a second glance at; a neighbor, someone walking their dog, or a person living in a different part of the world, and suddenly they become alarmingly existent.
I started this book two weeks ago and finally savored the last drop of it today. This book spoke volumes in its silence and every chapter needed to be pondered as each character was b
Margaret Chatwin
Aug 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
“Girl” books aren’t usually my thing. In fact, I’m trying to think of one I actually finished reading, but can’t. That right there tells you how much I enjoyed this book. I was drawn to it because of the synopsis and once I started reading the first few pages of the book itself, I knew that Lainey and I were going to get along just fine.
This book is a mature and realistic look at teen pregnancy. The main character, Lainey, has to endure a nine month roller coaster ride, and I felt like I was r
Jun 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: My friends
I enjoy this book! It kept you intrigued and connecting with the characters. You get to see what their struggles were and the difficultly of being pregnant at a young age. The family dynamics was very complex but you get where Lainey and Adam comes from and how it shape the characters. They starts off immuture but as the story progress they become mature. It a great book and hope there be a series with Hannah.
Wendy Kennedy-robinson

Need more guys like Adam even though he is young he makes a responsible decision to be there for laney and Harper. Young love story was really good.
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great beginning to a great series.
Aug 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Good Book!!!!
Allyson Maclay
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
I thought I wasn't going to like this book because it was about high schoolers but it was amazing
Julie Reveles (ILST BLOG)
Sweet lovely story!
Roland Nuñez
Jul 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Original review can be found at:

The Consequences of Forever is a story about a teenage girl named Lainey whose life changes completely after realizing that she’s pregnant at 15. The novel follows Lainey and her boyfriend Adam as they struggle with the idea that they’re going to have a child.

This is my first foray into this type of novel. I’ve always been a mystery and thriller reader, so I was hesitant at first to check it out. However, in an effort to ex
Jess (the cozy reader)
Jun 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
This was a good story of a young girl, Lainey getting pregnant at the tender age of sixteen. Her initial reactions deemed true to what a sixteen year old girl in that situation would feel. I loved how Adam (the father of the baby) was so loving and supportive of Lainey and he got major brownie points in my book for stepping up and taking responsibility from the get go.

Though there was a secret about Adam that I was not expecting, and it kind of made me wonder whether he ever got "The Birds And T
Jun 21, 2013 rated it did not like it
This book was ok. Lainey was too bitchy for me. She kept making everything about her, and while I get she was the one who was pregnant, she kept making Adam feel like crap and feel guilty for talking her into keeping the baby, and she never wanted it, but he gave her the choice and told her to have it, and if she didn't want it, he would raise it, so she had a choice. I know when you're a teen, everything seems like the end of the world, but being a bitch to one of very few guys who would stick ...more
Diana Paperno
Sep 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book surprised me! It was a good quick read about a topic i don't read usually: teen pregnancy. Adam is perfect and I didn't think Lainey felt the same (the way it was portrayed). I want to read the next book about Lainey dealing with motherhood, and where Lainey and Adam are in their relationship.
Maria Black
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book and the story. It was not typical but it was believable. You will enjoy
Nov 12, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good. There were so many editing issues that distracted me from the story.
Nicole Benitez
Very TeenNick/Lifetime
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Out Of 5 Star

I really Love the book I was Inspirational and how teenagers become mothers what life with a child. And I was like the show 16 and pregnant

Kiaya Saavedra
Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing

A must read!! Absolutely loved this book!! Would be a great read for teen pregnancy also!!! Definitely recommend it! Great
Brianna Lucas
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really really loved this book. I was a teen mom myself and I found this book highly relatable. I fell in love with the characters and felt really connected to them.
Kaitlyn Oruska
Jun 10, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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*Re-edited November 2013

The second book in the Haven Series, The Heart of a Girl, is now available:
Kayleigh Lewis
rated it it was amazing
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“If only either of us knew the challenges a simple word like forever could bring.” 5 likes
“I’m not going to answer that because it’s ridiculous. I love you, Lainey. I've loved you from the day I met you, if not before, and I've loved you every day since. How could you even doubt that?” 5 likes
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