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Beginning with Forever

(Forever #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  801 ratings  ·  158 reviews
Beginning with Forever
“Carson, I’m freely offering myself to you right now. Please,” I plead fearlessly. I’m shameless and not above begging for him to take my body. Who is this sex-craved woman anyways?
“Sweetness, you’re making it very difficult for me to resist you, to control myself.” He lowers himself intimately close to graze his soft, moist lips on my forehead, br
Kindle Edition, 438 pages
Published February 13th 2014
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Marisa Oldham
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When I first received this book I thought to myself "Oh great, another book about a billionaire, control-freak, sex, God." Before I even started to read it I judged it, but I'm always one to look beyond the synopsis and give a book a shot and boy oh boy was I pleasantly surprised! The story is completely different from anything else in this particular genre that I have read (Bared to You, Reflected in You, Entwined with You, the 50 Shades series and others). The way Carson and Lily are thrown to ...more
Jessica Petersen
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It's A Beautiful Five Stars.

I am completely blown away, utterly captivated, and totally sucked in by this story.
To be honest I thought it was another mostly unoriginal take on the extremely overdone plot line. A super rich and seen it all before hero meets a naive virginal heroine. They have some sex, they face some obstacles, they have some more sex, and then it all gets wrapped up in pink ribbons. Well, that’s what I thought I was diving into anyway.
I couldn't have been more wrong.
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given this ARC by the author for review.

This book is full of detail that allows you to feel like you are the characters and are experiencing their emotions as well.

This to me was not another Romance novel. You could really understand the characters and feel like you were there or them.

This book is also great for a non avid reader. The author did a great job with the flow and grabbing your imagination so you don't put the book down.

I look forward to the second book because I want revenge
Feb 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is a good balance of romance, passion, drama and mystery. The story line is creative and different, with little twists and turns you really start to get a sense of who the characters are and what makes them tick. I really enjoyed it and especially loved the ending as it made me want to read more. It kept me entertained and wanting to read more!! Look forward to the sequel.
Feb 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was given this ARC by the author for an honest review:

This book is about the lives of Carson Bradley and Lillian Ly.

We learn about their pasts and what made them what they are today. 

We also learn what they will and will not tolerate, what they can and cannot live with or without…what they will do for those they love.

This story was well told by the author. There were parts of the book that made me laugh, parts that made me cry and parts that 
made me scream WTF!!!! 

I truly enjoyed this story a
Frances Torres
Feb 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I'm not normally a huge fan of romance novels but I thought this was well written and a good story. It was easy to get pulled into the story and a hard book to put down. It is a must-read!
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC and I loved it!! To be honest this was my first book I read since graduation from college. "Beginning with forever "made me reminisced my first time falling in love. Soo intense and sexual! Loved it and can't wait for part II.
Mar 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Actually 3.75 Stars! LOL
Song Selection!
Au Revoir by One Republic

I loved Lan's writing style and how she paints her characters.

Carson is so sophisticated - even when his lips are chapped, he's dehydrated and covered in seaweed - that man still had style.

Casting for Carson: (Well I just can't deny David Gandy is kind of awesome..)

AND (just in case you are truly truly offended that I selected a picture to represent a major CEO and he's not in a suit - here's something to satisfy. What can I say,

Oh how I loved this, Ending With Forever just came out and I feel like it's really been forever! Well, I feel no different, I'm still in love with Carson, I really like Lil, and the body guards. Bianca well,

This is what I was hoping for...

This time I'm going to give Lil & Carson a face.

This was worth readiing in my opinion, grab the book and read.

Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was ok
This story had a great start, was beautifully written, and i loved the way that the two main characters initially met. It was original and potentially very promising.....And then it all went down hill from there. I started to lose interest in both the main characters and by the half way i couldn't even complete the book.

I'm sure a lot of people will enjoy this story, if you haven't read many books that is, otherwise it all starts to sound very 'samey' and the originality of how it all began take
Son Ngo
Feb 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I too was given an ARC from the author.

Being the I typically don't read this type of book; I went in with an assumption that I would totally fall asleep to the book. Was I ever so wrong...I can honestly say that I had to force myself to put the book down b/c it was 1 a.m. in the morning.

I know I am the only male that has written a review on this but I can promise you that I won't be the last. I look forward to the 2nd book.

Thank you Lan for such a well written book.
Romance Between The Sheets
I was given a copy by the author.

So if you have read Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day, This Man Series by Jodie Ellen Malpas, Breathless Trilogy by Maya Banks and Stark Trilogy by J Kenner then you are simply going to love this too - I devoured each chapter and cannot believe I had it on my kindle shelf since March - kicking myself now - I have been dying for a 5 Heart Read with a strong dominating and endearing man - Carson is all that and so much more.

I am already reading the next instalment as
Vivian Nguyen
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A genius way of introducing sexy love back in our lives!

I usually don't read love novels nor have time for books but this one in particular was an ARC copy given to me for my honest opinion. Took me a few days before I decided to read the novel.... Once I started, I found myself "addicted" to the characters and their storyline. the fact that I am reliving love through the novel amazes me. This novel takes you to places and shows you the side of how love can make you do crazy things and in the bl
Shirley Verdin
Sep 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
A heart wrenching story. Carson is living a life to please others, mainly his mother. After loosing Emily, his high school sweetheart to cancer at 17, he makes it his mission in life to find the cure for cancer. Eventually, this makes him a very wealthy man. Carson, CEO of his own company, devotes all his free time for his mission. He believes he can never love anyone the way he loved Emily, and she's gone! But it takes an unfortunate circumstance, An emergency landing of his company jet, to rea ...more
Cheryl (Gwyneiira's Book Blog)
Aug 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Tell me who doesn't love a billionaire romance? Because I know I do. I especially love them when they are alpha, growly and goes all caveman :P The whole super rich, troubled hero meets sweet, virginal heroine might be an overdone plot line but Lan LLP puts her own unique spin to it! And because I read this in between work, I didn't do much highlighting so no sexy scenes for you guys! So sorry my lovelies.


The story telling was good and I like how Lan LLP paints her characters though I could use
Feb 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advance readers copy of Beginning with Forever and did not put it down for three days. I was easily pulled into the wonderful world of Carson Bradley and Lillian Ly. I found myself admiring Lillian a great deal. This is different than most love stories where I find myself slightly annoyed by the female lead. Lillian is a strong, confident, unique and well developed character. Although young and naïve, she remains level headed and true to herself throughout the book. I highly recom ...more
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. First ARC ever and I am not the best at writing reviews but you must get your hands on this beautiful book!! I want to find my forver. Get ready to fall in Love with Carson and Lily! There is a CH but it's not an anxiety attack, horrible, throw your Kindle across the room bad :-)
Aug 10, 2014 rated it really liked it

Title: Beginning with Forever
Author: Lan LLP
Publisher/Year: Entangled Publishing 3/14
Length: 486
Series: Forever #1


Love isn't easy to forget even if you’re determined to never feel it again. It has a way of finding you when all hope is gone, resurfacing tender emotions you've buried deep in your core because the pain of acknowledging them is too much for you to handle.

Carson Bradley, CEO of a powerful pharmaceutical corporation is rich beyond boundaries with a missing soul. His heart fade
Nikita (Njkinny's Blog)
Jul 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Every Romance Lover..
Recommended to Nikita by: Lan LLP

"The appearance of love is altered after you lose the person who helped you see it."..."Until that one day when you find another who can help you see it again."
Carson Bradley, Billionaire extraordinaire and handsome as sin, has sworn off love and commitment. He had once loved a girl with all his heart but after losing her he knows that he lost his heart too with her. But after all these years of self imposed ban on loving someone, Carson is deeply affect
Apr 22, 2014 rated it liked it
*Received this free ARC in order for honest review from 50 Shades of Grey Support Group*

3.5 stars: Beginning with Forever ebbed and flowed for me. I found myself engrossed in some parts of the story, but then struggling to get through other parts. It may just be that I haven't read a "sweet" story in a while and my tastes recently have been a bit darker in nature. There were some suspenseful times and twists that I anticipated, but I think I would have liked more. I also think I would have loved
C.J. Fallowfield
Apr 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
This wasn't your usual billionaire meets innocent girl story. Lan, the author, has written a very believable and enjoyable story with a great plot line behind it. The heroine Lily is a sweet charming and very likeable character (a medical student) who has two best friends, the charming Richard and no nonsense Ame. She meets our hero billionaire Carson Bradley in an usual way and the attraction is instant for them. There is a nice love triangle set up with Richard being in love with Lily and Ame ...more
Vanessa Wu
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This novel was like an exotic cocktail. It went down very smoothly but had quite a kick. Its very strong storyline is helped by a trio of memorable characters and their sharp exchanges. I adored Lily. She is one of three narrators and I loved the sections where she took up the story. Her way of looking at the world and the language she used really drew me into her budding romance with Carson Bradley. It was like getting a long letter from a close friend. At times she seemed like more than a frie ...more
Mary Mooney
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review, so here it is. I had not heard anything about this book until the author asks me to read it. I read the synopsis and could not wait to start it. Lily has been accepted to medical school in St. Croix and can't believe it is finally happening. She has always wanted to be a doctor so she can help people. Carson is the CEO of Bradley Pharmaceutical Corporation and can't believe where his life has wound up. He is set to marry Bianca, ...more
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Let me tell you how pleasantly surprised I was with this book! It is not the normal cookie cutter Alpha Rich meets Average Virtuous Jane :-) The heroine is funny, real and ambitious. I felt she was no push over and did not back down from her own ambitions and lose herself to him completely. The male lead is wonderful. He's full of emotion and not one dimensional.

I enjoyed the fast pace of this book and how it did not have a lot of fluff interf
Jul 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Beginning with Forever is like most of the other Billionaire books out there and was a good read, although at times I did find it long and parts a bit drawn out. The overall storyline was quite enjoyable and was different then others - but a bit predictable as well. I really did like Lillian as the heroine of the book because she was smart and was going to University to become a doctor and wasn't a typical heroine of these type of books. Carson wasn't the brooding, billionaire bad boy that some ...more
Tina Clark
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a great story from beginning to end. I didn't want to put the book down. The story begins with Lilian ly. A 22 years old who is doing medical internship away from home. She keeps a simple life. Her goals is to become a doctor and help others. She stays away from distractions with No boyfriends and only 2 best friends. She wants her mom proud of her. She goes away and starts internship in a hospital.

Carlson Bradley, CEO for a pharmaceutical company and is a billionaire trying to find th
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
With the completion of this first book my nerves are raw and my heart is beating at an accelerated rate. Lily and Carson's characters have a raw passion that captivate you from their first meeting and relentlessly tug at your heartstrings. This is not another billionaire with a dominate streak that we have read over and over again ( no matter how hot those men are). No this man has a heart deeper than an ocean and endearing to the point of pain.
I am so grateful I was provided a copy of this her
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received “Beginning with Forever” as a free ARC from The Fifty Shades Support Group, which in return I am to do an honest review.
Forever is exactly where I want to go with this book. It was a page turner that’s for sure. I didn’t put it down until the wee hours of the morning, then, finished it by the following afternoon.
I love the chemistry between Lily and Carson. There were times that I wanted to smack one or the other though. Just to say open your eyes!! It was a fun story that has me ver
Sassy Savvy Fabulous
Apr 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story…. I mean what’s there not to love ….insanely sexy billionaire falls in love with his dr...HOT HOT HOT!!!! But in all seriousness this story was much more then that…it was a fast moving, great read that flowed with perfection. I could not put it down. The story was endearing and it captivated me from the start. A romantic,heartwarming and incredibly sexy read. The characters were likable and I just couldn’t get enough of them.
I loved lillian's drive and passion and I
Cheryl- 1-chick and her kindle
As with most billionaire meets everyday girl books, I wasn't expecting much other than a good read. I was WRONG! This book touches on a tragic past by the billionaire Carson and the difficult upbringing of our virginal girl next door Lillian. It has hot, steamy scenes as well as the tender touching moments all entwined around a remarkable live story. After finally finding happiness and trust within each other, tragedy strikes for the lovers and we're left with a cliffhanger of what happens to th ...more
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Lan was born in Vietnam, but has been in the United States for most of her lifetime. She's married to her high school sweetheart and is a mother to two adorable kids who are the loves of her life. By profession, she's a big-hearted medical caregiver. By choice, she wants to be anything creative. She dabbles in floral designs, photography, crafting and Photoshop. Writing wasn't something she saw in ...more

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