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Forever and Almost Always

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What do you do when the one person you have always wanted, you can almost never have?

We found each other by chance and it was perfect, easy and everything I could have asked for. Our love was one for the books. When he moved next door, my entire world flipped upside down and inside out, but it was the best feeling I had ever experienced. Until the time came to choose betwe
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Kindle Edition, 261 pages
Published January 11th 2014 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Megaen MacDonald
Jan 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved this story – boy moves next door to girl, they’re instantly attracted to one another but kind of shy at first but once it’s started, it ignites! Love is in the air! It should be a happily ever after from the age of 20 right?

Charlee and Dax’s relationship started off soooo romantical and swoonworthy! Loved it! But after some time, things kind of got complacent and Charlee’s mom wanted to relocate closer to Charlee’s brother, so Charlee had to make a decision, but was it the right one?

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Kristy & Kayla - My Person's Books
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta-read

I am a huge fan of Amanda Bennett's writing and for me Forever and Almost Always did not disappoint, it was the type of book I needed right now. There are twists and turns and some angst along the way but not enough to make me want to pull my hair out, ok who am I kidding yes I wanted to pull my hair out. I loved both these characters Dax and Charlee go through the ups and downs of two young people deeply in love.

Charlee's days are all the same hanging with her best friend Taylor, sunbaking and
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Chu
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak

That was a one long WILD, SEXY, EXCRUCIATING, and REWARDING ride.

I came to a point that I have questioned if this book would have a happy ending. The journey was exciting, terrifying, and confusing. I was basically chewing on my nails wondering what will happen to these two characters. They had started out young, found a love that was beyond their imagination, and when things got tough and pride gets the best of them – everything that they have worked for t
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Hb
Mar 16, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: tossed-aside
I did not finish this book. There a few reasons I abandoned this book:
1. Poor editing. I have a low tolerance and I can be a bit of a book snob on this matter. With the number of errors in the first few chapters, I knew that I would be crazy by the end. Example..."hot cool deck" should have been "hot pool deck"
2. Time continuity issues...the characters just meet and then the female is talking like several months have gone by...in my opinion, another editing issue.
3. There was something about thi
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Missy Bates
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK WONDEFUL STORY AND AMAZING WRITTING !!!!!!THIS IS ONE FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS!!!! THIS BOOK TOUCHED EVERY EMOTIION THAT IS IN YOU AND IT TOUCHED IN ALL THEM WAYS !!!! FALLILNG IN LOVE MENDING BROKEN HEARTS AND ALL THAT STUFF IN BETWEEN BEFOR THE HAPPY EVER AFTER THIS BOOK HAS IT AND MORE !!!!AWESOME AWESOME!!!!AMANDA BENNETT YOU ROCK THANK YOU FOR BRINGING DAX AND CHARLEE AND ALL THE OTHERS THAT SURROUND THEM ... THIS STORY WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH CRY AND CHEER AND THANKS FOR THIS ...more
Gary Pointon
Jun 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
Dax is a crap character. Facepalm
Gretchen Anderson
WOW! What an emotional ride this book was! Dax & Charlee are an amazing couple. Amazing in that they love each other, that they are soul mates and two of the most stubborn people ever.

Charlee is 20 and living with her mom. She has no idea what she wants to do with her life and she’s just been laid off the job she had for four years. She’s taking time over the summer to chill & hang by the pool with her best friend, Taylor.

Dax is moving into his friends Aunt’s house for a while. The house
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Stephanie ~
Nov 19, 2013 rated it liked it

My Review


What happens when the hottest guy ever moves next door? What happens when you move into a house next door to the hottest girl you have ever seen? Well that is exactly what happened in Forever and Almost Always which centred around Charlee and Dax.
He looked like a mix between Paul Walker and Kenny Chesney, weird I know, but so fucking hot. My mind flitted to thoughts of his bare sweaty back that I had seen earlier and I could feel the wetness pooling between my legs. When I caught sight of the d
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Feisty Girls
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it






To be completely truthful I didn’t know what to think about this book after I read the prologue and then by 9% I was about to give up. I was tired of reading about how gorgeous these two were. But I just couldn’t stop reading. I thought I will read a little more I wanna know more. I knew there was chemistry and thought well when I get to that part it will be explosive, that is unless the author closes the door in my face. She didn’t close the door and the more I read the more I was hooked
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Lustful Literature
Jan 11, 2014 rated it liked it
**JODIE’S REVIEW**

“You’re a tease.” I laughed

“No I’m a previewer. They’re two different things. I give you a preview of what’s to come and actually do those things. A tease just wants you to think it’s gonna happen. Trust me, it will happen.”


I’m at a loss at what to rate this book, I didn’t DNF it and I was intrigued enough to read it to the end. My problems were at times I felt the story was being rushed and forced. I felt I was being told the story instead of reading it. I think my main pro
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Casey Peeler
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
We all hope and dream to find that one person that makes us whole, the one person who will love us no matter what, and the one person that makes life worth living.

Dax and Charlee's relationship is what most girls dream of as little girls. Falling for the guy next door, perfect body, perfect voice, just damn perfect in every way. Their relationship is one that is hot from the get go… once it gets going. These two have never had a problem with the opposite sex, but for some reason, they act like t
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Books&Dreams
Jan 16, 2014 rated it really liked it

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Forever and Almost Always by Amanda Bennett

Amanda has created a love story like to other. One that defies a decade of time apart. This story had me smiling and crying from page to page. This was a beautifully written story about a love like no other. One that hits you in the face the minute you see each other and no that no one
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The Book Hangover
Jan 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved this story – boy moves next door to girl, they’re instantly attracted to one another but kind of shy at first but once it’s started, it ignites! Love is in the air! It should be a happily ever after from the age of 20 right?

Charlee and Dax’s relationship started off soooo romantical and swoonworthy! Loved it! But after some time, things kind of got complacent and Charlee’s mom wanted to relocate closer to Charlee’s brother, so Charlee had to make a decision, but was it the right one?

Year
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Jennifer Watkins
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love isn’t always easy and perfect. Sometimes love is hard and messy and complicated. This was a story about love, loss, growing up, and second chances. Charlee and Dax had the perfect romance when they first met. Charlee met the boy next door and fell hard for his hot body, perfect voice, and charming ways. Dax was head over heels for the beautiful girl that he saw next door on the day he moved in. It didn’t take long for things to get hot and steamy between these two. But when it came time for ...more
Bound By Books Book Review

Every girl wants to fall in love with that perfect person. To be able to fall in love with the boy next store is an extra bonus.

Dax and Charlee meet each other after Dax moved in next store. When Charlee and Dax meet they have trouble expressing themselves to each other. They both are so nerves that they are blubbering to each other. Both get the wrong idea Dax think Charlee like his roommate and Charlee feels Dax doesn't really like her. When they both finally start talking to each other the c
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LBAS Book Blogs
A moving tale of old flames, lost and found again. This story starts slowly. In truth there was no real conflict until half-way through and then bang, the story takes off.

Dax is Charlee's first love but when the time comes for her to choose between moving with her family and staying with Dax, she chooses her family and breaks his heart. She goes back to him a second time but he punishes her for deserting him. As readers we don't really get to live these scenes with the characters. We are just to
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Daphnie's Bennett
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Every girl wants to fall in love with that perfect person. To be able to fall in love with the boy next store is an extra bonus.

Dax and Charlee meet each other after Dax moved in next store. When Charlee and Dax meet they have trouble expressing themselves to each other. They both are so nerves that they are blubbering to each other. Both get the wrong idea Dax think Charlee like his roommate and Charlee feels Dax doesn't really like her. When they both finally start talking to each other the c
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Elle
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Forever and Almost Always by Amanda Bennett

Amanda has created a love story like to other. One that defies a decade of time apart. This story had me smiling and crying from page to page. This was a beautifully written story about a love like no other. One that hits you in the face the minute you see each other and no that no one will ever love you the way that he/she does. This touching story hits all avenues of the ups and downs of relationships and hope that true love will finally win out over
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Kristin
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing

This book had me up all night, I didn't want to put it down because I was so engrossed with the story and needed to know how it worked out. When Dax and Wilton move into their new home, he catches a glimpse of their new neighbor and is head over heels in love with her. Same goes for Carlee when she finally gets a good look a how good looking Dax is. It is love at first sight. They both were feeling each other out and didn't want to make the first move and I was just yelling at them to just final
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Hooked On Books
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a 5 Star read for me!
This book had me up all night, I didn't want to put it down because I was so engrossed with the story and needed to know how it worked out. When Dax and Wilton move into their new home, he catches a glimpse of their new neighbor and is head over heels in love with her. Same goes for Carlee when she finally gets a good look a how good looking Dax is. It is love at first sight. They both were feeling each other out and didn't want to make the first move and I was jus
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Kristina Lowe
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
For my full 3.5 star review & A GIVEAWAY! Visit www.herjuicyreads.com

Knowing how much I adored Beautifully Broken, made my need to read this book that much more. I always lean more towards authors I have previously enjoyed. With that said, I have so many emotions with Forever and Almost Always. I adored the main characters from the first page. I liked the dual POV's. I also giggled at the secondary characters, and the relationship they held with Dax/Charlee. My only issue with this story was
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C-Money
Dec 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I am a huge fan of Amanda Bennet. I loved the Raine series and I own the Broken Series but have not had a chance to read them. When I saw that she was writing a stand alone and was having a blog tour, I jumped on the chance to read it.

I loved the name Charlee. I want to change my name, like now. When I first started reading the book, I was thrown off by the timeline and some of the events seemed missed place.

But with that being said I enjoyed the insta-love between Dax and Charlee. I always enjo
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Amazeballs Book Addicts
Jan 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Forever and Almost Always is a great read! The prologue drew me right into the story. The prologue is in present day. Then the book go back twelves years so we can get the whole story. More than half way through the book it switches back to present day. When I first started reading I was really anxious to get to the present day, that made it a a quick read for me. At first I thought the beginning was a little slow but after reading the whole book , I think it was perfect. In the beginning we get ...more
Mechelle Jackson
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I had the honor of Beta reading this book before it was released. I have never been disappointed with anything Amanda Bennett has written and just like all the others, this one did not disappoint.

Dax and Charlee meet by chance when they are very young. Their love is intense and hot. They are still trying to find out who they are and what they are going to do with their lives. They make foolish mistakes and hurt one another.

The ride that Amanda takes you on is filled with ups and downs. There w
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Bridger Bitches
Jan 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, harper
am a fan of Amanda Bennett and her work. The plot is what pulled me into wanting to read because the synopsis sounded good. I had a hard time keeping up with the timeline. It seemed so fast paced and at some points I actually felt like I missed something and would reread and I didn’t. I couldn’t really connect with the main characters, and some of their actions would cause a major eye roll to occur! There was one character in the book I wish we would’ve gotten a little bit more background on. R ...more
Loz
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
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Kylee
Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
I admire Charlee and Dax's connection. They both seem drawn to each other and no one can break through that. Two young adults, trying to discover love and themselves. The story moved kind of slow and often seemed to jump around a lot. So I didn't get a strong connection with the characters. The battles that both Charlee and Dax had to overcome to be together happen to people everyday, so it was believable. I had some difficulty feeling close to Dax. He had more of a bipolar attitude, or a hot/co ...more
Rumpled Sheets Blog
Dec 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review
The road of two people who are meant to be together is bumpy. Full with ups and downs. Twists and turns. Pain. Sadness. Tears. But the end is always worth it all.

Dax and Charlees road wasnt exception. They fell in love with each other years ago and found they forever and always. But people, circumstances, the decisions they made kept them apart for years.

At the end if the love they have is strong and real and meant, they will find they way back to each other and their forever and always.

The stor
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Jackie's Book Review
Jan 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This book is about finding love, true love the kind of love that somebody will love you no matter what may come you way or get in your way. This is that kind of story. Oh don't get me wrong this is not a teary doe eye kind of a book that you will need a box of tissues to read by no means. No this book has the hot guy, an adorable leading lady and some really funny twists and turns that will leave you thinking..."How the hell did
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Amanda
Jul 05, 2015 rated it liked it
It is pretty much love at first sight for Dax and Charlee, there is just something they see in each other that instantly draws them together and for a while you think everything will be perfect between them, but not everything remains perfect. It was a little bit of an emotional read as the characters have to make some really tough choices and its hard to tell wether or not they will find their way and get what their hearts really want. Every love story has obstacles and this one is no differen ...more
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