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Everland, Georgia #2

The Corner of Forever and Always

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Fairy tales aren't ever what they seem . . .

Tuesday Knight's dream of Broadway stardom has flopped, leaving her unemployed and brokenhearted. Ready to quit kissing frogs and make her own happily-ever-after, she takes a job as a princess in Everland, Georgia's historical amusement park.

Mayor Beau Marino lives an unenchanted existence-all work, no play-which is fine by him. After his marriage ended in disaster, the last thing he wants in his life is more drama. But Everland's new free spirit has a talent for getting under his starched collar.

When the town's beloved but bankrupt park might be shut down, Tuesday and Beau face a choice. Can they join forces, save the day-and each other? Or will their fierce battle of wills destroy any chance of a fairy-tale ending?

In the tradition of New York Times bestselling authors Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis, and Marina Adair, comes the second book in Lia Riley's Everland, Georgia series about two city sisters finding love in a small town.

369 pages, Kindle Edition

First published September 26, 2017

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Lia Riley

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Lia Riley is a contemporary romance author. USA Today describes her as "refreshing" and RT Book Reviews calls her books "sizzling and heartfelt." She loves the beach, fresh flowers, foggy redwood forests and a perfect pour over coffee. She is 25% sarcastic, 54% optimistic, and 122% bad at math (good thing she writes happy endings for a living). She and her family live mostly in Northern California.

Visit her at www.liariley.com to learn more.

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Profile Image for Sabrina.
3,227 reviews1,930 followers
September 26, 2017
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The Corner of Forever and Always is the second in Lia Riley's Everland series but my first book by this author. I never felt lost of confused by starting with the second book though and the focus stayed on the main characters, Tuesday and Beau. These characters easily drew me into their relationship with their banter and sexual tension. It was fun to sit back and enjoy their interactions.

Tuesday was a bit of a free spirit and she was overall a super nice and genuine person. Sometimes she could come off as a little uncaring but as I read on it was clear that wasn't the case at all. I thought her personality mixed really well with Beau's more straight-laced one and it caused them to have major sparks flying through these pages.

This book had everything I could want in a Contemporary read, the sweetness, the fun loving characters, and the overall happy feeling of the story. It may have been my first book from this author but I won't let it be the last. I can't wait to go back and read more from this town and past characters.

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.
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2,709 reviews703 followers
September 13, 2017
I had enjoyed the previous book in this series and absolutely loved the hint of Tuesday we got in it, so as soon as I saw she was the MC, I was all over it.

Tuesday is just as flighty and fun as I expected. She's genuinely nice and super loyal and it was so easy to root for her. Beau is stand off-ish, but passionate and I loved their banter and button pushing. Oh and their chemistry was amazing.

Plot wise, there was a bit of repetitiveness in the inner monologues and perhaps a teeny tiny bit of push and pull {but the good kind!} It was pretty much a big ball of fluff: very low angst and a super satisfying ending. There is the odd-man POV again, but thankfully it was only a couple of chapters.

Overall, it was a cute, quick read with characters I adored. I certainly hope there's more to this series because I'm not ready to give them up.

**Huge thanks to Forever for providing the arc free of charge**
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3,355 reviews56 followers
September 25, 2017
Such a fun, charming and sweet romance of oppoistie attract!
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3,036 reviews1,747 followers
September 27, 2017
My Rating:


Favorite Quotes:

…it was like stepping into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory after a long diet of iceberg lettuce and rice cakes.

You’re a grumpy old man before your time… Your inner child must look like Benjamin Button.

Tuesday had always vaguely assumed she’d have kids until two years ago, when a friend from high school had called to cry in desperation about her sleepless, sexless life. After that Tuesday had moved that particular life goal from her “Must do” list to “Maybe.” Might be time to downgrade it to “Nope.”

My lovely fiancée has ordered me on pain of no sex for a week not to push the subject… Celibacy and I aren’t friends.

There’s a man I’d unplug from life support to charge my phone…

My Review:

I was smiling and smirking as I read as I am just adoring this series by Lia Riley; it has a little of everything, clever wit and humor, a cautious romance of former nemesis, family drama, small-town rivalries, gossiping biddies, corruption, a dash of steam, a devious and villainous old crone crime boss, politics, a legend of lost treasure, a princess, a seer, a troubled child, and scandal. I was engaged and entertained throughout by Ms. Riley’s smart and amusing observations, descriptive and nimble writing style, and complex and endearingly flawed characters. I am looking forward to a return to Everland, Georgia.
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1,593 reviews19 followers
September 26, 2017
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I was so excited to read The Corner of Forever and Always. I really enjoyed the first book in the series, It Happened On Love Street which is about Tuesday's sister and Beau's best friend.

Right off the bat we have to talk about the titles, don't you just love them? Someone was working overtime when they came up with these. I will admit I think they are some of my favorite titles and I've read a lot of romance books in my time.

If you haven't yet tried a book by Lia Riley you don't know what you are missing. She adds humor with quirky characters and tons of romance. You can't help but want to live in Everland Georgia with them.

You of course meet both Tuesday and Beau in the first book and you get a taste to who they are but you don't really get to know them. In their book you really learn what lurks beneath the surface. I enjoyed both of them very much but at times Beau drove me crazy!

He was so worried to not repeat the past they he couldn't see his own future in front of him. I wanted to shake him and yell at him to get a clue! Not to worry, he finally did. Now this doesn't mean that Tuesday is perfect, far from it. She just didn't piss me off as much.

Even with what I was feeling at times I really enjoyed this story and town. You'll leave Everland Georgia wanting to come back for a visit again. Do yourself a favor and read these in order. They are better that way. Both Pepper and Rhett are mentioned and interact often. This is the perfect series to start your fall out with!

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2,761 reviews1,330 followers
September 21, 2017
I was so crazy intrigued by Beau Marino in It Happened on Love Street. I could wait to dive deeper into his broody, closed off mind. And I wasn’t disappointed. He’s all gruff, antisocial, crabby hero (my favorite), with the exception of the time he spends in the company of Tuesday Knight – and that sort of set-up is darn near irresistible to me.

However, this one wasn’t a perfect read for me. I wanted to spend more time in the romance. I wanted more time with Beau and Tuesday driving each other crazy (and not just in a carnal way). I felt like a lot of attention was given to a secondary storyline (and, well…the conflict, I suppose) and I needed more spark and feels for their budding relationship. Mind you, it’s a quirky, lighthearted and fun story either way. It’s got all the small town hijinks and colorful characters you could ever imagine. It’s an entertaining and easy read – but it didn’t hook my heart the way I wanted it to.

Still, it was a super sweet, quick and easy read full of small town charm (and small town drama) – a little uneven for me, but definitely worth the read. ~ Shelly, 3.5 Stars
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3,402 reviews292 followers
August 27, 2017
I wanted to read this one after book 1 because the couple seemed like a disaster to happen, in the best possible way.

Beau works and works and works. No time (or will) do do anything else.
Tuesday is a whirlwind who jumps in puddles and plays a princess at an amusement park.
He is a mountain, she is a river. Oh they are perfect for each other. He needs to live, she needs a bit of structure in her life.

Yes like I said, these two are opposites. He went through a bad marriage, she has failed relationships behind her. She wants forever, he wants a boring workaholic. But obviously they fancy each others pants off. There is lightning and they fall in lust and love.

But there is also a sidestory where they will clash over something, and then there are people from a nearby small town who tries to ruin the chances for Everland to grow (long story, will not spoil the details ;)

Romance, cuteness, gossipy ladies in a small town, dogs and new friendships being made. A cute story
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6,980 reviews135 followers
September 21, 2017
Everland, Georgia may be small town, but the heart that drives this community is as far reaching as the stars in the sky. Lia Riley is a genius. With her catchy titles and her fetching characters she has created something wonderful. A place where people can grow and find happiness. The Corner Of Forever and Always is a candy coated delight. An aphrodisiac that keeps on giving long after the last page has been read.
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1,274 reviews308 followers
November 4, 2017

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Oh my gosh, yall. This cover. It's so flipping cute! It gave me a case of instant *grabby hands* lol

And The Corner of Forever and Always was a totally cute read, too!

The gist is that both Tuesday and Beau are now in the business of saving things. He's trying to save the town and she's trying to save the town's historic amusement park. And they might just have to work together to make sure both happen even if they drive each other rather nutty. *nods*

I did have fun with this one. I liked Tuesday and Beau and that they were total opposites. They really needed each other in that regard. He needed to loosen up a bit, she needed some more stability. They drive each other absolutely batty but I couldn't help but like those growly bits. It made for some good entertainment as they both tried to get what they wanted. They both have good hearts and really everything they do is to help others.

While I did have fun with them and watching their antics play out I also had a couple issues. The town got on my nerves a good bit though they somewhat apologized. I also struggled with the heroine on occasion. She had a tendency to get upset with people for not knowing what she *really* wanted or thinking she was was irresponsible though her actions really got her what she put out there. Like if someone says hey you want a coke and you go I'd love a coke! but really you want a water. How is that their fault for not knowing?! A couple inconsistencies as well that editing hopefully cleared up.

Overall, though, even with some quibbles I did have fun with this one. Small town life, a fiery pairing, some personal growth. Not so bad.
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2,712 reviews
September 26, 2017
3.5 Stars

Overall, I thought this book was an ok read. I loved the idea of this story and am a big fan of small town romances. I liked the tension between Beau and Tuesday and couldn’t wait to see how their story would play out.

I did have one issue with the story and that was the pacing. It was a little too slow for my liking in the beginning. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a slower pace read, but sometimes, if it’s too slow, it makes the story hard for me to get into. That being said, I’m glad I didn’t give up and stayed with the story, because the pacing did pick up and I did end up enjoying the story.

The Corner of Forever and Always is a sweet, small town romance and while I did have a few issues with the pacing, I’m still really glad that I picked up this book and checked it out.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via the publisher and NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*
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4,079 reviews80 followers
October 2, 2017
3.5 Stars Rounded

My first introduction to the small coastal town of Everland, Georgia: this story uses an opposites attract trope with two personalities that are polar opposites. Tuesday is a free-spirited, grab it as it comes sort of personality with dreams of Broadway stardom. She’s headlong diving into every new situation, as long as a relationship isn’t involved. The flightier sister, her lack of focus on the ephemera of life make her appear slapdash- but she does have a grasp on kindness and fun. Beau is the town’s mayor and best friends with Tuesday’s soon to be brother in law. He’s always been reserved and retiring, and keeps a lock on his own expressions and emotions: he’s such a control freak with incredibly good intentions and a streak of never being ‘enough’ that is the size of a canyon. He’s offended by Tuesday’s appearing to not care about what he thinks are important issues, and the two clash often and (on Tuesday’s part) rather childishly. Beau’s focus is single-minded, and right now, he needs to impress the tourism bureau folks to gain an investment in the quaint, out of the way town, and improve things for everyone.

From first encounter (over flowers taken from the town square) to last, Tuesday and Beau are sniping and snipping at one another, dancing around their attraction, and slowly discovering that there is a reason the term opposites attract is such a cliché. Both have been hurt in romance: Beau’s now deceased wife was a spoilt, mercurial and demanding woman, not very nice, and always taking. Tuesday’s ex was a married director who led her on with the usual lies, and her life (and career in New York) fell apart spectacularly when the lights came on. She’s convinced she’s got ‘bad boy syndrome’, and he’s unwilling to risk the thrill of a mercurial personality over solidity and sureness. Repeatedly these two are back and forth as they try to deny the attraction, and they work through their own feelings and issues with plenty of interior debate, perhaps even a bit too much. With insets from the many nosy and gossipy townspeople, the long conversations between Tuesday and her dog, J.K. Growling, and the struggles that Beau is having with making a difference for Everland and the dream of a congressional bid, the story is reasonably low angst with plenty of moments to laugh and just enjoy the couple and their missteps.

Riley’s writing always leaves me with a smile, even when things aren’t exactly perfect. A strange moment of unknown POV jumps in for a couple of chapters, and the inability of Beau and Tuesday to just speak to their attraction instead of agreeing to hide what’s there was a bit frustrating, but not enough to effect the overall impact. This is two kids in the playground, neither willing to say “I Like You” first, but they’ll poke, prod, and perform specifically FOR one another to get noticed. When you add in the secondary plot that is Beau’s efforts to increase visitor numbers and get Everland onto the Tourism Bureau’s front pages, the town also becomes a character, filled with gossips (well-meaning and not), quirky characters and charm.

I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

Review first appeared at I am, Indeed
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1,350 reviews9 followers
September 25, 2017
In Lia Riley's follow-up to It Happened On Love Street we visit Everland Georgia once again. This time the focus is on that other Manhattan transplant, Tuesday Knight. As Peppers sister, Tuesday is very much in the proximity of her sisters fiance Rhett and his best friend Beau. Tuesday and Beau have a bit of a contentious relationship, which leaves us with a great frenemies to something more story.

I absolutely love the language Riley uses. It's clever and this really sets the tone for the story. There's an air of magic and playfulness. As an actress Tuesday has been working in character at a local tourism draw. She plays a princess and this whimsical element repeats throughout this read. I think what best illustrates this is Tuesday impression on mayor and pseudo friend Beau:

"Her toes curled in her fake glass slippers as she fought the unwelcome pyrotechnics detonating in the pit of her abdomen. Beau Marino, aka Hater of Random Acts of Joy."

Yes, Beau and Tuesday have much to work through; their attraction to each other, her role as an ambassador of sorts for the landmark point of interest she works at, both of their pasts, yada, yada ,yada. They exemplify the classic opposites attract, but really, are they so different?

Once again the locals butt in and evil machinations are exposed, but there's a great group of Everland residents (aka. The Back Fence biddies) who interplay and keep they story flowing well. This story made my heart feel light, and Riley's writing made me giddy. It's fun and the pure romance of it made me happy. 4.5 Stars and recommendation for the contemporary romance read.
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3,433 reviews512 followers
April 12, 2019
3.5 stars
Once again a nice read. This is the sister's story, who left NY and her dreams of being on Broadway too quickly without telling her sister what caused her to flee. The heroine is very open, friendly and bubbly on the surface. We also learn she is hiding deep hurts from her mother's abandonment and the series of losers she got involved with, the latest being a director who told her he was divorced but wasn't. The hero is the town Mayor and is all work and doesn't seem to like the heroine. Of course that means she gets his engine going. But the hero is off women, after a toxic marriage that ended in his wife dying with another man. Nope he is fine with his work being his life. The hero always takes a step forward and then backward with the heroine and isn't polished with women. I liked the growth the h/H had in the course of the book and found this enjoyable.
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3,131 reviews24 followers
September 22, 2017
received in exchange for a honest review.

This was so fun. It had the meetcute that wasn’t quite and watching these to very stubborn people go gaga.

tuesday was feeling like she was not worth much. She loved her job and the people around her but she was also hiding. Hiding from her past. and trying to figure herself out. She wanted to be strong and independent. Put together. Little did she know that she was all these things and more. She was also stubborn, determined and fierce. And when it comes to the mayor whoa boy do we get some really fun and witty banter. these two you feel the crackling attraction and chemistry but also them fighting it and each other along the way.

Beau is sexy and strong. He cares about his town and people. His wife did a number on him and man if the people knew what she was really like they would be outraged. Because of this he guards his heart and throws himself into his job as mayor.

Tuesday and Beau get along for the sake of his best friend and her sister or so it seems. Their worlds collide when her job is on the line and he is trying to find a way to help his town.He wants to keep Everland open and still gain a boost for the town. The pressure is on him due to unseen forces and a big discount store wanting in. That story will ruin the feel of his home.

So what happens when they collide for the same cause but for different reasons. Sarcastic witty banter, entertaining moments like the log ride and bumber cars, explosive chemistry, tender times and stubborn streaks a mile long. But the do grow and realize their feelings. It’s hard for them though do to their pasts. Beau and Tuesday understand each other and help each other become better people. they help them forgive themselves and let go. they learn to trust themselves and their feelings. Believe in themselves and each other. They support each other and help each other come out and be who they are meant to be.

The story has a danger element as well. We also get pirate booty, small town gossip, tuesday calling out Beau when he acts as a idiot, sweet times, sexy times and a sense of family. We get a mystery and romance. the romance is slow burning and entertaining.Loved Beau’s reaction at the end. And the big heart of Tuesday helps Beau heal. A truly fun entertaining romance that captures you with two fun stubborn main characters that are caring and kind but needing to let the past go and let love in and trust themselves.
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3,832 reviews116 followers
November 30, 2017

Title: The Corner of Forever and Always
Series: Everland, Georgia
By: Lia Riley
ISBN: 1455568724 (ISBN13: 9781455568727)
Author’s Website: http://www.liariley.com
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra


Fairy tales aren’t ever what they seem . . .

Tuesday Knight’s dream of Broadway stardom has flopped, leaving her unemployed and brokenhearted. Ready to quit kissing frogs and make her own happily-ever-after, she takes a job as a princess in Everland, Georgia’s historical amusement park.

Mayor Beau Marino lives an un-enchanted existence-all work, no play-which is fine by him. After his marriage ended in disaster, the last thing he wants in his life is more drama. But Everland’s new free spirit has a talent for getting under his starched collar.

When the town’s beloved but bankrupt park might be shut down, Tuesday and Beau face a choice. Can they join forces, save the day-and each other? Or will their fierce battle of wills destroy any chance of a fairy-tale ending?


The Corner of Forever and Always is the second in the Everland, Georgia series. Author Lia Riley is a new author to me and I must say, I enjoyed my first foray into her writing. My only bone of contention is the name of the female protagonist – Tuesday. It took me SO long to remember that was her name and not being used as a day of the week. Once I got past that little challenge – I was fine.

The story begins with Tuesday Knight asking “Where are my glass slippers?” Now if that didn’t catch my interest ☺. Then I remembered that Tuesday was an unappreciated and underemployed actress who took a job with the Everland, Georgia’s historical amusement park. I found Tuesday an endearing character even with her quirky, artistic personality. Quite in contrast with the main male character -> Mayor Beau Marino. Beau is a bit of a stuffed shirt and should really loosen up, especially since he is still a young man. Albeit, he was burned in his first marriage and this has certainly tainted his view on relationships.

Naming conventions throughout the book kept me on my toes! For example: Tuesday’s pet Boston terrier is named “J.K. Growling”. Can we say Harry Potter fan? Definitely brought a smile and chuckle to this reader. Or the name of her car – an orange car – called Pumpkin.

The puns also were in abundance. As usual, Tuesday tended to run late and while she was trying to get to her obligation (she was hosting a field trip for Foster Friends, a local children’s charity),

“she was thinking that is she did not dillydally she’d have enough in the tank to get to work and home. It Came Down to Fumes and a Prayer: The Tuesday Knight Story.”

The formula is predictable, girl meets boy, boy meets girl. They don’t hit it off… in fact… they clash like oil and water. Then, as time passes, things change and they start to see each other in a different light. But what is NOT predictable, is the way in which the story is told. There is so much humour in how the romance was told that I was mesmerised.

“Much like pineapple pizza, chocolate-covered caramel, or cheesy French fries, she craved the wrong kind of guy. If she felt magnetism to a man, the sensation should come equipped with a red lashing light: STOP! Warning! Emotionally unhealthy jerk ahead. She needed to be attracted to another jerk like she needed to a third nipple. Face it. The mayor liked nothing about her. Nothing. Nada. No thing. Her romance report cards were solid F for failure, but no more.”

How could one not get sucked into continuing the read without passages like the one just quoted? I was snagged -> hook, line and sinker.

The cast of characters were colourful, with their own unique stories to tell. As the story unfolded, I was quite intrigued by Madame Magna. Actually, all the staff at the amusement park were quirky and interesting. We also get an up close look at Tuesday’s sister and Beau’s best friend (they were in the first book in the series – It Happened On Love Street). And the busy body neighbours certainly added another dimension to living in a small town and new relationships.

As the relationship between Tuesday and Beau continued to progress, you could see the self doubt and wondering would it last? Hopefully they can both work past issues and obstacles:

“He’d drive me nuts. Together we’d be a Costco-size container of mixed nuts.” And of course “Could he handle her occasional trips to Chaos Town, or would she spend her days apologizing for being who she was?”

The big question though – will Tuesday be able to pull off a miracle and save the amusement park from being turned into a mega store? Will Tuesday and Beau actually make it work? And what about Madame Magna and her prophecies?

All in all, a romance with humour and colourful characters which kept me engaged throughout the entire book. Would I read more titles by Lia Riley? The answer is a definitive “YES”. I plan to actually go back and read book one (It Happened On Love Street) of the series before proceeding to any other titles by Ms. Riley.

*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*

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2,435 reviews380 followers
September 26, 2017
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Have you ever read a book that just makes you happy and gives you a huge, cheesy grin the entire time you're reading? THAT is what The Corner of Forever and Always did to me. It was a charming, swoony story and I kinda hate that it's over now. 

Tuesday is easily one of my new favorite characters. I want to be friends with her. I found it refreshing just how comfortable she was being herself. It seems like so often, characters are trying to be what they think others want them to be that they lose part of themselves along the way. She didn't. She was basically the exact opposite of buttoned-up, serious Beau. I think that's what made them work so well together though. Beau was a great character, too, even if he didn't win me over as quickly as Tuesday did. He had his walls up high and tight, which was understandable given his past, but I loved how she was able to sneak through. 

Bottom line, I love everything about Everland and the characters we're meeting along the way. With Tuesday and Beau, I especially loved their banter and the insane chemistry they had from the very start. I loved watching them poke at each other. But there was more to love about this story than just the romance. There are so many wonderful characters — and a few pain in the butt ones, too — in Everland, but Flick was one of my new favorites this time around. I loved how she fit into the story with Tuesday and Beau and I definitely had a major case of THE FEELS with her storyline. 

If you're looking for a fun, slightly wacky but super sweet small town romance, look no further. Lia is doing wonderful thing with this series and The Corner of Forever and Always was a perfect addition to it. It was also just the type of escapism I needed in my life right now. So good! 

I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Much like pineapple pizza, chocolate-covered caramel, or cheesy French fries, she craved the wrong kind of guy. If she felt magnetism to a man, the sensation should come equipped with a red flashing light: Stop! Warning! Emotional unhealthy jerk ahead.

Life moved faster as you got older. At thirty-five, the days might be long, but years were short. As a kid, everything was about anticipation, the next summer-day adventure and a lazy bike ride to the river, fishing under the Kissing Bridge. Now his life felt more and more engulfed in retrospection.

"Stories are how we learn who we are, our place in the world, how people life, and how they react. We find out truths in them, figure out the world."

"Maybe magic is all around us all the time if we're brave enough to look."
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609 reviews56 followers
September 24, 2017
“You probably think I’m crazy,” she muttered.
“Let’s be clear.” He removed his helmet. “I definitely think you’re crazy. But here’s the important thing. I think I like it.”

There are few things that give me greater joy than small town romance, especially when written by Lia Riley. I just love reading her words—her cheeky moments, her serious moments and her sweetly romantic moments, all. And, having just finished The Corner Of Forever and Always, you could say I’m feeling pretty joyful.

There was just something about this book that made it the perfect book for my lazy, hazy Sunday. I smiled, I swooned, I ached. I fell in love with both Tuesday—that name, BTW, is super cool, IMHO—and Beau. More so, perhaps, because they had the opposites attract thing going on that made sparks fly.

They verbally sparred and poked at each other, but ultimately, they were a match made in Heaven… or, more specifically, in Everland, the cutest coastal town—with the quirkiest and craziest cast of characters—in all of Georgia. Even if it, if they, are fictional.

I hope that there will be more in this series from Ms. Riley, because I’m not done with Everland yet. And, of course, I can always use a dose of joy in my life. But if not, I’ll make do with re-reads of this—and her other—series . My love affair with her words isn’t confined to sweet small towns, after all.

Her bright gaze wasn’t a punch to the gut; it carved his bones with all the ruthless efficiency of a diamond cutter, remaking him into something new, strange and multifaceted.

~ 4.5 Apple Pie STARS ~
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562 reviews1 follower
August 15, 2017
Riley penned a humorous second in the Everland series.I thoroughly enjoyed this novel.

A small southern town full of adorable clichés - including an online gossip blog. Everland, Georgia is the setting for this book and is as important as any character to the story. The characters are well written and have such engaging interactions, it is easy to fall in love with them and root for the "Prince and Princess" to get their happily ever after.

This novel combines so many emotions and creates a wonderful story that leaves you more than satisfied. The story is easy to follow and well paced with lots of up and down moments for Tuesday and Beau. I hope you will enjoy their story as much as I did.

I highly recommend this book to fans of the contemporary romance/romantic comedy genre.

I voluntarily read and reviewed and advance copy of this book.
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2,430 reviews39 followers
September 26, 2017
As a massive Lia Riley fan, this book did not disappoint at all. This is the second book in the Everland series and I absolutely adored every moment of it. I laughed and swooned. I wanted to throw stuff and yell. I love that a book makes you feel all these emotions!
I really enjoyed Tuesday in the first book, she was quirky and fun and had great wit. Then you add Beau, it was a gong show in such a great way. These two sizzled in chemistry and their banter was absolutely priceless! I love how she brought out so much in Beau.
Overall, this book is a great addition to the series. The story flowed amazingly and you get great side characters that just add that much more depth to the story. If you have not read anything by Lia Riley, you are missing out big time because she has such a classic way of spinning a tale that you cannot help but fall in love with her characters!
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523 reviews11 followers
September 24, 2017
While Tuesday Knight's sister is happily engaged to Beau Marino's best friend, the two have little else in common. Tuesday moved to small town Georgia from New York where she was pursuing her dreams of becoming a Broadway star. Beau is as straight laced as he can get, and as the town mayor, seems to carry the weight of the world on his shoulders.

Tuesday's free-spirited nature rubs Beau in all of the wrong ways. And his straight laced, always business personality makes Tuesday just as crazy. But when the towns historic amusement park is at risk of being closed down, they find themselves working together to try and save the park and small town feel of Everland. And the more time they spend together, the stronger the pull between them becomes. If Tuesday can start to see her her quirky traits as positives, if Beau could move past a terrible past relationship, they might be able to find something special in each other.

I absolutely adored this book. The book had just the right mix of humor, sweet romance and hot steamy scenes. I always enjoy reading books by Lia Riley, and The Corner of Forever and Always was no exception. I recommend picking this one up today! And don't miss out on It Happened on Love Street - book one in the series.
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1,169 reviews50 followers
September 26, 2017
Full Review to Come

One of my favorite things about the Everland, Georgia series is the small town feel. It always makes things a little bit more interesting and sucks me in deeper to the story, curious to see everyone's reactions and how the characters will fit in with the town as a couple.

Beau and Tuesday's story was a bit of a slow-burn, which ultimately worked for the two of them and made me dig a little deeper into the story. I loved the banter between these two, it really helped show their relationship progressing and a deep connection between the two.

Tuesday was unabashedly herself, she was fun loving - but deeper than you'd expect at first impression. Beau comes off as Mr. Serious at first, he's not really about the fun, flighty aspects of life. And yet there's some major chemistry between these two, and an undeniable connection they can't seem to shake.

The Corner of Forever and Always is a total story of opposites attract told with banter, swoony moments, and characters that pulled me in from the start. With more of the small town feel of Everland to add to the story, I was happily enthralled and couldn't wait to see what would come next. Lia Riley wrote a really fun, sweet, happy story that left me feeling refreshed and smiling.
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1,145 reviews100 followers
October 31, 2018
okay time to admit it: this is super saccharine romance and I totally loved it!

Its cute, its fluffy its predictable yet I adored it
I read it in one sititng.
Total guilty pleasure- and honestly I don't even care! Simply joy.
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374 reviews
October 16, 2017
Oh. My. God. Words fail me about how much I loved this book. I loved the silliness, the playfulness, and the sexiness. Wrap those three elements with a pretty little bow and you've got The Corner of Forever and Always. It was adorable and I loved every flipping word.

Beau... What can I say other than I'm pretty sure my ovaries exploded a time or two. He was so beyond swoon-worthy. That man... Can we please clone him?!! I've had many book boyfriends over the years, but Beau takes the cake. After a heartbreaking end to his marriage, Beau hid his emotions well. Until Tuesday came along in her glass slippers, Beau was perfectly fine with his life. When she arrives everything went haywire. Suddenly, his life feels empty and he wants more. His transformation was heartwarming. Learning to love again and open himself to being loved. Learning to laugh again... He certainly has a way with words. I mean, how can you not swoon when he says this...

"Let me get this straight." He pulled her the last inch closer, the speed to the motion making her gasp. "That necklace you're wearing is magical and it's the reason I'm standing here?"

"Maybe. Maybe not. On, I don't know!" she cried. "Go on. Tell me this is the dumbest thing you've ever heard and ride off back to your life."

His jaw tensed. "Can't do that."

A pause. "So you think it is magic?"

"Fuck the necklace. You're the magic."

And poof goes the ovaries...

Poor Tuesday. Nothing goes quite the way she plans. Still reeling from a scandal, she's moved from New York to Everland. Outspoken Tuesday is quickly nominated to represent the failing theme park and get Mayor Marino to save it. And while she's at it, Tuesday falls for the quiet Mayor. I loved Tuesday's quirkiness. She's not perfect, but she's perfectly fine with it. Tuesday embraces her style and rocks it. She's the type of character I want to be friends with because there will never be a dull moment with her.

I loved The Corner of Forever and Always so much I happily devoured it. There's something magical about the town of Everland. The hidden treasure... The Roxy... Happily Ever After Land... There is something nostalgic and lovable about this small town and it makes me want to live there. I can't wait for the next book so I can go back and spend some more time there. Hopefully the wait won't be too long... *fingers crossed*

I received an advance copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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2,506 reviews353 followers
October 22, 2017
Everland is a throwback to another era when you knew your next door neighbor, people supported each other and a community was just that. Quaint and quirky the town of Everland is a safe haven for the people who live there. Everyone is accepted for who they are with all of their idiosyncrasies. For someone without a large support network Everland provides the family they have been missing.

Tuesday and Beau have been at odds since they met in It happened on Love Street. As the sister and best friend respectively of Pepper and Rhett, Tuesday and Beau are thrown together regularly, their antagonism toward each other masking a ferocious attraction. However, both Tuesday and Beau are still licking the wounds of previous relationships.

It is obvious Tuesday and Beau belong together, unfortunately, they have to deal with the ghosts of relationships past in order to move forward not only with a relationship but with their lives which have stagnated due to their emotional barriers. Watching them deal with their issues felt as if the reader where part of the community secretly plotting to bring them together. The reader becomes fully invested in the outcome not only of the relationship between Beau and Tuesday but also that of the town of Everland. 

The narrative has a fairytale quality to it with a subtle nod to a number of fairytales within the plot, it was fun linking the fairytales to the events taking place in Everland.

The ongoing storyline featuring the wicked witch of Hogg Jaw (the neighboring and competing town) added an extra element to the plot and cleverly wove plot threads together. 

While both main characters develop through The Corner of Forever and Always, it is Tuesday who really comes into her own. Having lost a lot of her confidence through a toxic relationship, Tuesday is able to regain her confidence and independence slowly but surely with her interactions with the good people of Everland. Plus there is a little bit of magic mingled in ;) 

Coincidently, there are some topical issues covered in The Corner of Forever and Always referring to cast couch mentality, grooming, and emotionally abusive relationships. 

The Corner of Forever and Always is a slow-burn romance that will rekindle your belief in fairytales ♥
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377 reviews36 followers
October 2, 2017
The Corner of Forever and Always is not a complex, mind twisting, earth shattering tale of woe. It is a sweet, fun, sensitive, character-driven story where two opposites attract and find love.

Beau Marino is the uptight, no nonsense mayor of Everland, Georgia. He has a complicated past and has been more than a little unlucky in love. His whole world shifts when Tuesday Knight rolls into town.

Tuesday comes in search of her sister (Pepper from It Happened on Love Street.) Tuesday is sunshine and light. She is genuinely perky and authentically peppy. But, she also wants to be taken seriously. She desires to care for those she loves; and to be seen as an adult with a whole range of feelings and emotions not just as the bubbly, amusement park princess.

The Corner of Forever and Always is full of interesting quirky characters and has a couple of side plots that will warm your heart. I highly recommend this endearing, charming, lighthearted, quick read. You'll find yourself wanting to visit Everland on your next vacation. 

An advance copy of this book was received. The reviewer purchased the audiobook copy. Receipt of the advance copy did not impact the content or independence of this review. BFF Book Blog also uses a set of icon ratings. This book received additional icons for: butterflies, character development, tension, sweet and romance.
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Author 3 books346 followers
September 20, 2017
Vibrant Tuesday Knight is making her way at Everland's amusement park. Having not made it on Broadway as is her dream, she is making other plans. Mayor Beau Marino is Tuesday's opposite stiff and orderly the mayor doesn't often care for Tuesday's carefree ways. When an offer is presented to him to replace Everland's amusement park for a market chain he has to consider it. Tuesday tries to work with the mayor to make sure the amusement park stay where it is. Neither one of them is expecting opposites to attract.

In an Oyster Shell -  A sweet romance with a great storyline.

The Pearls - I love small town settings they are my favorite. Small towns usually mean quirky characters and Everland does not disappoint. There are a lot of oddball characters in Everland which makes for a fun read.

The juxtaposition of Tuesday and Beau was playful and interesting. Neither Tuesday or Beau really expect opposites to attract. Yet they do and it is an entertaining experience for the reader. They end up working really well together and the unity of the two is refreshing.

Full Review: Writing Pearls
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902 reviews166 followers
September 4, 2017
I feel bad I don't have much to say about this book. It wasn't bad but I did struggle a lot to finish it. Tuesday's character bugged me a lot but that is more of a clash of personalities. I found her flightiness and some of her cases of bending the rules to be a bit much. It came across to me as irresponsible and immature to me more than endearing. Beau's uptightness was more understandable to me and while I thought he needed to loosen up I did like his character. And the other reason this book was just meh to me was that for small town romances I normally fall in love with the supporting characters as much if not more than the main characters. However, it's been about a week since I've read this book and I can barely remember much about them other than the foster girl who takes a shine to Tuesday and the fortune teller from Everland.

So while the book wasn't badly written I honestly can't recall many of the details because it took me so long to get through this book and it just didn't stick with me.
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3,167 reviews179 followers
September 26, 2017
The Corner of Forever and Always by Lia Riley was a such a sweet and charming romance of two total opposites who could not be more perfect together.

Tuesday Knight wanted to star on Broadway, but when she realizes it is not meant to be she moves on. Now working as a princess in Everland, Georgia’s historical amusement park she is content. I loved Tuesday. She was such a free spirit a bit flighty, but such a good person with a big heart.

Mayor Beau Marino is all about work. He was a very straight-laced workaholic to Tuesday’s whirlwind personality. He was moody and not very sociable, until his world collides with Tuesday! She is everything he does not want, but the attraction is strong. It was so much fun watching them try and fight it.

I loved how different Tuesday and Beau were from each other. They had huge chemistry and I loved their back and forth banter! The characters were very likeable and the story was just so sweet and fun to read. There is some drama, but overall just a charming romance!

~ Liz
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