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Forever Baby

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  358 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Typical college student, Olivia Marshall embarks on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Spain with her best friend, Nolan, a handsome all-American. After three years, they share a special bond, but there’s a fine line between friendship and…more.
Spain turns out to be more of an experience than Olivia imagined. She meets Andres Cruz, a mysterious, sexy man. Lead singer of a band,
ebook, 246 pages
Published May 13th 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published May 9th 2014)
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Gwen ~the Book Diva
4.5 stars!

*ARC provided to G the Book Diva Blog in exchange for an honest revew*

I am having a love affair with international men! First the yummy Frenchmen from Frenched and Sweet Filthy Boy and now I've just spent some time in Spain with Andres! I am in serious need of some summer traveling.

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I liked this story a lot. Olivia travels to Spain as a college foreign exchange student where she meets mysterious and brooding Andres. Besides being super gorgeous, he is multi-talented. He the lead si
Amy Malek concepcion
“I don’t want just happy. I want a can’t-breathe, can’t-live-without kind of love."

I absolutely loved it! I'm such a fan of angst and she nailed it. It has been a while since I've cursed out the author while reading (in a good way of course) like I did with this book. I'm a sucker for love triangles. First we meet Nolan, the amazingly sweet best friend. But then there's Andres and....there really is nothing like a hot Latin Lover. (And since I'm married to one, I'm a little partial to them. Ther
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing


Reviewed by Donna Elsegood for Kindle Friends Forever

Forever Baby by Ellie Wade is a début by this up and coming new author.
At first look I thought the book was another one of those coming of age female and male best friends in love kind of story. I was pleasantly surprised.

It begins with Olivia and Nolan, two American best friends. They go away to Spain for the summer on a foreign exchange programme. The two of them stay with Spanish families with college students their own age and be
Catarina Swartz
May 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Forever Baby is a beautiful story about the once in a lifetime love the kind of love that leaves you giddy and breathless, when Olivia Mashall and her best friend Nolan go to Spain on the Exchange Student program, Olivia meets Andrea who takes her breath away.

Andres has demons of his own, he doesn't do relationships and never falls in love. He has had a lot of girls but nothing serious, only one night stands and never allows any one to get to close. He has experienced tragedy. But when he meet
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Real romance lovers.
Recommended to Lorraine by: Michelle
Thank you to my lovely friend, Michelle Ochoa. Michelle read this story and loved it so much and was so eager for me to read it as soon as possible. She gifted me a copy to make sure that I did!

I can't thank her enough. What a fantastic story. I was hooked from the off!

Olivia, a young college student, heads off to Spain for the summer with her best friend Nolan. There she meets an array of interesting characters, but the one that catches her eye is Andres. He's incredibly handsome and extremely
The girl, by some miracle didn’t come from some dysfunctional family with overly complicated past threatening her future (isn’t that the trend in NA?). But she did have issues, more personal, self-made, but it did get in the way. The guy, well, he had it but the story didn’t focus on each other baggage as if to camouflage the characters’ lack of depth & personalities. It actually centered on them and the kind of relationship they were about to enter. Girl’s insecurities plus the guy’s novice ...more

DNF at 80% mark

I knew Liv was going to do that, but I gave her vote of confidence and she blow it. Bitch

There was a thing I never understood, the story is narrated in English but is based in Spanish % English moments, I mean, when Nolan and Liv were in Spain they're forced to communicate in Spanish the most time. Later when Cara was there they speak in English, but always the book is narrated in English with a few words in Spanish there and here. I don't get it.

Life is too short and my TBR t
May 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I very much enjoyed this book. It was racy, yet had a great story behind it to keep me interested. I was constantly surprised by the twists in the book and I couldn't read fast enough through the end to see what was going to happen. Great book that I would recommend to others. Anyone who has had a study abroad experience or dated a man from a foreign country will relate to this story!
Rina Smith
Great read

Really enjoyed this one. Olivia and her best friend head off to Spain for a summer in the college foreign exchange program. Little did Olivia know that she would fall for a player named Andres while abroad.
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Olivia Marshall is a college student with low self-esteem. She keeps busy in College with her 2 best friends, Nolan and Cara by partying their nights away and studying by day. Nolan has a girlfriend named Abby he’s been with since high school. They have a long distance relationship while he’s away at College. Olivia has always thought Nolan was boyfriend material but since he has a girlfriend, she knew they would only ever be best friends.

Nolan and Olivia are off to Spain for the summer for an
Akeisha -Til' The Last Page BB
Reviewed by: Anne

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This is Ellie Wade's debut novel and what a story!
This is a fiery, passionate love story that had me gripped.
Olivia is an American college student and lives with her best friend Cara. She is from a loving family, her only flaw is lack of self confidence and self belief. Her other best friend is Nolan, he is an all round sexy, thoughtful, caring guy. The way they act around each other appears much more than best friends, they are
Twin Sisters Rockin' Book Reviews
Olivia meet Nolan her freshman year at college. He became her best friend and they did everything together, like holding hands and hugging. They were not boyfriend/girlfriend, but BFFs. Both will be going as foreign exchange students to Seville, Spain for the summer and will be studying Spanish at a local university. Olivia’s major is bilingual Spanish education and Nolan’s major is international business. They both will be living with Spanish families for the summer. Olivia’s host and new roomm ...more
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog

I really liked this book. It was sweet, steamy, sexy, spicy, and had a bit of a love triangle towards the end. This book will leave you rooting for the hero and wanting to strangle the heroine so be warned! ;)

This book starts out with a bang in the prologue. We meet Olivia. She is your everyday girl with self esteem issues. Once in college, Olivia tries to find herself and gain confidence. She has two of the best friends any girl could ask for... Cara and Nolan. As summer is app
Sandra Love
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Forever Baby
by Ellie Wade

Overall Rating 5+ WONDERFUL Stars

I was given a copy from the author exchange for an honest review. Here is my honest review. HOLY SMOKES!!!! This book is so good, amazing, heart-wrenching, tender, sweet, and just plain brilliant. Ellie is a wonderful author and wait did I mention this is her debut novel!! I had to ask her because this didn’t seem like a debut novel, it was well written and the storyline was new and fresh.
Olivia is a college student in a small town in
The Pink Bookshelf
I really enjoyed this story. I was able to connect with Olivia. She’s your typical college student with insecurities. She didn’t have a traumatic experience as a child. She just has insecurities and low self esteem like most of us. I thought it was actually refreshing to see that. Seems like a traumatic experience is a must lately. Olivia had some tough decisions to make in this story and I was able to feel her pain and every bit of the angst. I absolutely love it when a book is written so well ...more
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
As you read in the Synopsis for this book, this is a love triangle. Olivia and Nolan have been inseparable friends for the last 3 years. Andres is the man she meets in Barcelona, Spain while doing a Summer Exchange Student Program. Tough choice here!

This book takes us through the journey Livi undertakes to grow into the person she wants to be. No more sabotaging relationships because she fears rejection. No more self doubt as to her self worth and esteem. One Summer in Spain and finding love wit
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
The reason I rated this so poorly is from that old saying 'write what you know'. The relationship itself was pretty standard, so no original fare, which didn't bother me so much. The fact that the MC could have been an exchange student to the state next door is what bugged the hell out of me. There is no true sense that she is in a foreign country, no sense of difference, or familiarity, nothing. After reading Love, in English, it made this that much more painful to read. If the author had at le ...more
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a really great debut novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Its a well written story with a great storyline.

Olivia and her best friend Nolan go to Spain on a student exchange program. Here Olivia meets the sexy Andres Cruz. This is a really great love triangle story. I really didn't know who she would end up with. I found this a gripping read that I had to read in one sitting. Really couldn't put it down.

Brilliant story that I highly recommend.
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This book was utter perfection. I was sucked in literally from the first page and became obsessed with Olivia and Andres and Nolan. I LOVE triangles, and this one was a doozy. Seriously, I cannot explain the emotions I went through while reading this book because there are just too many to name! Pick this book up ASAP!

*Received an ARC for honest review.*
Jodi Nichols
May 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Loved this book! So many emotions with Olivia and Andres that as a reader it is very hard to contain them. Andres first came off as stuck up and too good for anyone. I was worried he would be rude to Olivia, but I was definitely wrong on that one! I loved these two and let me just say, Andres was one CALIENTE spaniard :) I also fell in love with Nolan as Olivia's best friend! I can't wait to see if he gets his own story!
May 12, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

Loved these bunch of young characters specially the secondary ones. Andres was broken soul left in a dark abyss at the age of 14 until he meets Olivia a very insecure and selfish young lady, she couldn't make up her mind if her life depended on it. Looking forward to reading more of the other guys. Hugo, Max and Carlos.
May 02, 2015 marked it as author-genre-trope-not-for-me
Possible love triangle, not for me
Martha Damschroder
May 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a great book. I really can't wait for a sequel ;) Hint hint Ellie!!!
Jul 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I would've rated this book more, had the heroin been more likable. I could not connect with her. I loved Cara. (Need a book about her, dk if there is one)

Andres and Nolan were incredible hero's. I loved them both and happy with who she ended up with.

Juanitta Palomarez
Great read

I am not a fan of love triangles but I really enjoyed this book and watching the main character grow. I loooooved all the characters and the fun that spilled out of the book.
Mande Duoto
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love at first sight

Olivia and Andres. Spicy Latin fling or forever love?
My heart almost got shattered in this one.This is a good one!!
Emily Ritter
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So Good!

I loved the characters in this book and I had so many emotions as I read it. The main character’s self image was incredibly relatable.
Mar 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
"We have something," he says in a shaky, deep voice. Yes, We do. I don't know what it is or where it will take me, but regardless of the outcome, I am a willing participant on this ride. I just hope I walk way from the inevitable crash at the end."

Forever Baby is the second book I've read from Ellie Wade and I have to say I'm really loving her!

Typical college student, Olivia Marshall embarks on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Spain with her best friend, Nolan, a handsome a
Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s
This was one of her first books that I have read from this author and I liked it. It was original, the story flew by great it went fast took me a whole day to finish it. It was a great love triangle book and you know how much I like love triangles. But with all that being said I guess I’m just a filthy girl and I like more dark or more erotic books. Don’t get me wrong this was a great book but I like more dirty mouth alphas. But I would still recommend this book, there was nothing wrong with it ...more
Jun 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a unique love story, with a different from the norm story line.

Nolan and Olivia are best friends, and they travel to Spain to study abroad over the summer. Olivia feels right at home with Nadia, her host for the summer, and they are soon going out and having fun. At one club she meets Andres. She feels things she has never felt before, and she is stunned by their sudden intensity.

She gets the cold shoulder from Andres, and she is left confused and hurt, but not sure why. Things change
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Ellie Wade resides in southwest Michigan with her husband, three young children, and two dogs. She has a Master’s degree in education from Eastern Michigan University and is a huge University of Michigan sports fan. She loves the beauty of her home state, especially the lakes and the gorgeous autumn weather. When she is not writing, you will find her reading, snuggled up with her kids, or spending ...more
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