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Jacqueline Knight is driven and ambitious, always focused on getting to the top. But when her father’s failing health demands her attention, she must consider putting her career on hold. Though she struggles with her new responsibilities, she won’t admit she can’t do it alone. And the last person she wants to accept help from is her ex, Casey.
Since their breakup eight year
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Paperback, 242 pages
Published August 16th 2016 by Bold Strokes Books
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Diane Wallace
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amazing read! interesting and a crafty storyline with great pacing and editing,awesome chemistry,a very good sense of both leading characters of where they came from plus having a past life be added into this story and additionally having the author have both let readers see their POVs. There was lots of many beautiful and at the same time touching pieces/parts to the storyline which gave it some pizazz but also lets not forget those nicely done graphic erotic sex scenes(wow!)it was even enterta ...more
Lex Kent
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
3 1/2 Stars. I have only read a few book by Dutton, but I have enjoyed what I have read. This book was no exception. Dutton has a new book coming out shortly. When I read that some of the characters from this book, would be appearing in her new one, it gave me the kick to finally read this. I have had this book on my to read list for almost a year, I'm glad to say it was worth the read.

This story is a romance, but starts out a little bit different. The characters were together for years, practic
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Agirlcandream
Capturing Forever is a story about second chances. When Jacqueline's father begins showing signs of aging she cannot ignore she is forced back into contact with her ex, Casey who lives a few blocks away from her dad. Casey has moved on and is in a new relationship but continues to visit Teddy for weekly dinners. It's been eight years since their breakup but these visits along with their college son Sean have kept both women loosely connected. Forced to come together to care for Jacq's dad, old w ...more
Linda
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a story about second chances and one of the better ones that I’ve read. Jacqueline and Casey met in a poker game back when they were in college; together for 13 years before things fell apart where they separated but remain ‘loosely connected’. Jacq moved on to be in a successful career with casual relationships in most cities while Casey focus in her own photography business and has a relationship with Nina. As the story unfolds, we come to understand the reason for their break-up and h ...more
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This is my eighth book by Erin Dutton, and I really like the way she tells her romances. They are usually above average, and Capturing Forever is no exception. It is a very nicely done romance of second chances with believable and likable main characters. Dutton writes about real and down-to-earth problems (raising children, too much work, aging...), and because of that, all of her characters also seem real and it is easy to recognize ourselves in them.
Overall, this is a technically well-written
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Sky Brown
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Jade
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*ARC provided by Netgalley and Bold Strokes for an honest review*

I absolutely loved this book! I have only read one other book by this author and have only attempted to read others, but this time I think I can say that she has reached a high in her writing. From page one the reader is captivated and with just their first interaction, you learn so much about the type of people that Jacqueline and Casey are. Her prologue was so well written that it affects your feelings towards the characters thro
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Kate
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I don't always choose to read second chance romance novels because I love that time when the main characters first meet and how that develops.

Jacquelines job requires her to travel around the country, takes a lot of her time and played a part in why her marriage initially broke up. Casey is co-parenting their son while running a photography business.

When Jacquelines dad becomes ill the family must pull together to try to hold things together. Dutton writes characters which are easy to relate to.
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Delitealex
Jacqueline is a workaholic and focused on her career. She has to rethink her priorities when her father gets ill and needs care. Her life is further complicated when she asks her ex Casey for help.

I didn't like or understand Jac at first but started to by the end. I really liked Casey and her dedication to her family. The story was predictable though I enjoyed how nicely the ending wrapped things up.

I have read a few books by Erin Dutton I didn't enjoy this story as much as those. I look forward
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Velvet Lounger
Aug 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance

Jacq and Casey are grown up. They spent 13 years together and built a family before their differences drove them apart. But with a son between them and sharing a father/grandfather figure their lives have never really separated. Jacq has played the field, Casey has concentrated on her small family, neither have really moved on. When circumstances bring them back together to support Jacq’s ailing father what went wrong, and what was rtight, gradually takes the clearer perspective that time can gi
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MJS
Jul 22, 2016 rated it liked it
This isn't my favourite Erin Dutton book, but it's a solid read. It had two strikes against it going in for me, as I'm not overly fond of books where previous lovers reunite, since you tend to spend a lot of time watching them rehash the past, and that did happen a bit too much for me here. Both leads are also in other relationships when the story starts, which is another storyline I'm not fond of.

That's said, there was enough here to hold my interest. Jacq's father and their son Sean were also
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Anja
Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
What if you got a second chance and tried to handle things differently? That's what Casey and Jac experience. I really liked the story especially Casey (Jac is okay, she gets on my nerves with her attitude sometimes).

Or like Radiohead sings ;):

And true love waits
In haunted attics
And true love lives
On lollipops and crisps

Just don't leave (again)
Eva
Aug 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
***Book provided by Netgalley and Bold Strokes in exchange for an honest review***

I must admit that my expectations for this book may have been a bit low. I've read a book from this author in the past and, if my memory serves me well, I did not like it, but I was ready to give it a fair chance anyway, and I do not regret it. To my surprise, I found myself easily trapped by Jacq's and Casey's beautiful love story.

Jacq and Casey are both very likeable characters. They're not rich, nor gorgeus and
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Stephanie
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC received from Netgalley and BSB for an honest review.

This was my first novel by Erin Dutton. I really enjoyed it. It was a sweet story of lessons learned, second chances and the power of honesty. Well developed main characters with a lovely supporting cast. It was a very well written and well enjoyed romance!
Danni Mladenovic
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
*The copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
I really love how Erin Dutton tells the story. Her novels suck you in and hold you in a whirlpool of emotions until the very ending. I loved Casey so much, and I was very angry at Jacqueline, that's how biased I am reading this book. The chemistry was good, the plot was fine, and it's solid 4 stars for this one.
Margaret
Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: l-words
Detailed score: 3.5 but worth a round up
Pippa D
Jul 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: lesbian-romances
Jacqueline Knight prioritises her busy work life, often traveling and working late. Jacq uses her job to provide for her son, and to avoid the gaps in her home life. Her father is ageing, however, and needs more assistance and Jacq is going to have to find a way to make that happen.

Jacq’s ex, Casey Meadows, is busy with her own photography business, and with the occasional visits from their adult son. The safety of having separate lives starts to erode when both Jacq and Casey are needed to help
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Catherine
Sep 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy Erin Duton’s books and this was no exception. I always love a story of second chances and this one was done well. I thought both characters were portrayed well in that you could see both sides and you felt you couldn’t take sides because, like most relationships, there was no single person to blame. I felt both Jac and Casey had played the role in the fall out of their relationship and Erin did a great job in showing that and having the reader look through the eyes of both charact ...more
Chand
Aug 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Capturing Forever is an enjoyable read. It's well written, characters are well developed and the narration is smooth. These are things one already expects from experienced authors like Erin Dutton. So, nothing new to say here. One only wishes that the main characters would've reunited with a bit of a bang that would've got all the mushy emotions flowing - again something one expects from romance novels.

A review copy received from NetGalley.
Kath
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio-books
I did the audiobook. And loved it, it's a down to earth kinda romance, well written and enjoyable characters.
Natalie
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lesbian-romance
The story was okay. A little rushed at the end. The characters had some deep issues that in the real world, I’m not sure would have resolved all that easily, but then again, to write a book that goes in depth over a 21 year relationship, would be long and likely boring in parts. Overall, not one of my favorites and I’m not sure I’d recommend it as a romance book. It’s a book about a relationship with very little romance in it.
Pam Holzner
Aug 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Slow start seeing up all of the backstory. Somewhat unsympathetic characters (quick to over react and to say hurtful things) followed by a super sweet ending.

I don't think I will re-read this. Maybe if I start in the middle.

I wish I could say that I was rooting for them as a couple but I did not feel any magic.

At least the characters were more than one dimensional. I thought the setup was ambitious.
Gaby LezReviewBooks
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I have read a few books by this author, which some I enjoyed more than others. The story description didn't appeal much to me so I wasn't too eager to read it. If I've known I was going to enjoy it so much, I would have picked it up much earlier.

This is a slow burn romance that, unlike most of the books in the genre, is about two people who were a couple once and external circunstances bring them back together again. T
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Loek Krancher
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Close to perfect!

Growing apart, breaking up, building a new life without dependence on others, new relationship, no commitment, only sex as an outlet. Their different expectations of a relationship has driven them apart. Both has made bad decisions and it was impossible to reverse them. Jacq is successful and ambitious. Casey's business is growing and with the help of their son, she is successful too. Jacq want to make up for the wasted years but letting go of what's holding you back is tough. C
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Penelope
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
An honest review thanks to NetGalley. This book was amazing; it took me on an emotional roller coaster full of up and downs. I cried so hard throughout and felt the turmoil and heartbreak that these two went through. This book is emotional, and will take the reader though the journey and hell that these two women went through. This book was an amazing romance, Dutton did not disappoint, every turn and problem brought these two women back together and gave me hope for love in general.
Rose J
Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was well written and ultimately enjoyable. I was curious about how well a romance would work when they’d broken up several years before, but it was really great and the story built in a wonderful way. There was no shortage of angst and tension, that’s for sure. (I like angst, don’t get me wrong, but maybe it was too angsty for me to read during a pandemic when I’m trying to keep myself from doom scrolling, but that’s not really the book’s fault). And I loved the last scene and the last thin ...more
Anna
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbt, my-horcruxes
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Kat
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book, characters, plot every single thing!
Elisa Rolle
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Capturing Forever by Erin Dutton
Another well written romance by the author. I really liked Casey but not so much Jaq.
Kitty McIntosh
Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book and found it highly emotional and beautifully told. Casey and Jacqueline were college sweethearts who made a life together and along with their adopted son Sean, they appeared to be a happy family. Conflicts between them and Jacqueline’s drive to succeed at work pulled them apart and now eight years later they are drawn back together when Jacqueline’s father become frailer. I loved seeing how they became closer and I was willing them to become a couple again. It was ob ...more
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Born and raised in Upstate New York, Erin Dutton moved to Nashville, Tennessee several years ago. No longer a Yankee, and yet not a true Southerner, she remains somewhere between the two, and is happy to claim both places as home. Her days are spent earning a living, while her nights and weekends are divided between several of her favorite things: writing, reading, golf, and her friends. Erin is t ...more

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