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R.I.L.Y Forever

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Remember I Love You Forever...

When Julia Walker unexpectedly runs into Dr. Ethan Sullivan, the man who stole her heart twenty-two years ago and whose heart she shredded in return, their reunion is emotional and explosive. While sparks fly and their passion reignites, the past rears its ugly head and the lovers soon discover that a foundation built on secrets and lies wil
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Published July 13th 2016 by Evernight Publishing
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4 Stars From Sammy's Book Obsession!

TITLE~ R.I.L.Y. Forever
AUTHOR~ Norah Bennett
GENRE~ Contemporary-Romance
PUBLISHED~ Evernight Publishing
MY RATING~ 4.4/5

Emotional Impact
5/5 Stars
There are emotional issues throughout the entire story. Some are handled well, some not so much. Regardless though, they all leave you thinking.

5/5 Stars
Well written.

Story Pace
5/5 Stars
The pace is pretty steady throughout. It moved right along.

Twists, Turns, & Unpredictability
3/5 St
Sarah McGowan
Jul 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent first book by Norah Bennett!! I was instantly engulfed the the world of Ethan and Julia that I simply couldn't put the book down. I was so easily attached to the characters that I just had to know what happened next. I can't wait to read more from Norah! ...more
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading Ehan and Julia's love story. I could not put this book down and found myself quickly attached to the characters. This was a fantastic, hopeful love story. I look forward to reading more books by Norah Bennett! ...more
Amy Miller
Aug 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is such a sweet love story. I loved how after all the years apart their love never went away. This was a great story and I look forward to reading more from the author.
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
R.I.L.Y. Forever by Norah Bennett is a straightforward, sweet romance. I would call it a second-chance at love romance, however, another reviewer’s classification of the story as a “reunion romance” is very fitting.

The characters in R.I.L.Y. are all introduced in the opening scene. As the story unfolds, the character development continues and the relationships to the secondary characters are revealed. I loved that this romance involved mature adults. The characters are in their late 30’s and ear
Laurie Beemer
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I actually read this book twice before writing this review because it was so emotional and romantic. Norah Bennett thank you for putting this story into words. The beginning reconnect between Ethan and Julia shows just how much they meant to each other from the beginning in high school and just how much that affected their entire lives. Secrets that were hidden in the past to protect may end up stopping them from finding their love once again, or will strength guarantee that they will be togethe ...more
Karen Shortridge
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing story of teenage sweethearts who broke up, Julia never told Ethan the truth of why because she had to protect them both. He took her heart twenty-two years ago with him and she shattered his in return, their reunion is truly emotional. They both had failed marriages behind them and have been left with the scars to deal with, never getting over their first love. While they rekindle their passion the past comes back and may ruin what they have, what is built on secrets and lies ...more
Sarah Butland
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
A very well written and compelling story of a high school romance gone terribly wrong.

The second book I've read of Bennett's, I understand more of what to expected (many very detailed heated scenes) so was more accepting of them this round.

An opening scene of Julia meeting her long lost love, Ethan drove home the severity of what they meant to each other and made me very curious to understand why they didn't see each other for over 20 years. A story of past mistakes, fear and over coming so mu
Caroline Woodhall
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
this is a very emotional read . a second time romance which covers quiet a few issues. I loved the story it had me drawn into right from the very start I couldn't put this book down. it's very well written and you instantly fall in love with little Lilly. I felt so sorry both Ethan and Julia for the broken marriage and Julia had such a bad childhood delt to her and she was so sure she was going to give Lilly a good one.
Everything was written in such detail you could imagine you were at Ethan's
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Julia had a two year old daughter and a ex that did not want to spend time with his child. Lilly was a handful and at times Julia wondered if she was a good mom. Ethan and Julia loved each other as teenagers and parted ways. Ethan did not know why but now a Dr and recently divorced he was in the same town as Julia again. This story has caught my heart there was laughter and tears I loved it
InD'tale Magazine

"R.I.L.Y Forever" is a charming reunion romance, featuring a very hot doctor and the woman who broke his heart.

Read full review in the 2017 March issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bennett-norah
I enjoyed reading this well- written and fast-paced second chance romance.

This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful romance story of two people who met years ago and hurt each other. Now , will they get back together? I had to finish it as fast as I could to find out what happens at the end. Enjoyed the interaction of the two main characters. Ready for more.
Wilma Bates
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This beautiful story gives Ethan and Julia a second chance to find happiness with one another. It was hard to put down and left crying at times. If you enjoy a good love story this one will not disappoint you.. I give it 5 stars
Izzie d
Aug 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: second-chance, arc
A second chance romance story.
The writing is good. Sweet characters. Good story.
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
R.I.L.Y. Forever, by Norah Bennett, is definitely a four heart read that I will be recommending to my friends.

For those of you who are crier’s like me I recommend you have Kleenex close by. Norah Bennett's writing absolutely makes you feel for her characters.

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Kimberly Miller
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
RILY is a sweet, feel good romance by debut author Norah Bennett. Her characters are well written with complicated pasts that have you rooting for them till the end. I'll definitely be watching for more books from this author! Recommend for anyone who enjoys a sweet romance with an ending that makes you melt :) ...more
rated it it was ok
Jul 30, 2016
Jessica's Book Review
DNF. Could not get into the writing style or characters.

Copy provided by NetGalley
Emily Dickson
May 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a sweet romance. Julia had a lot of secrets from Ethan which in turn created a lot of emotional distress. This was a good first start to a series which I plan to read the next in this series. The story flowed at a slower pace than I would of preferred. But all in all a good read. The characters were developed as far as Julia and Ethan. Lilly who was Julia's 2 year old daughter was also well written and acted exactly as any child that age does. However there was very little involving sec ...more
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Twenty-two years after Julie left Ethan, they meet once again in a small town in New Jersey. Both are divorced, Julie has a two-year old daughter - and they are both drawn to one another. Can the two of them overcome their past to find happily ever after or will secret threaten what they have?

Julie hasn't had the easiest life and the decision she made at eighteen still haunts her. Despite being married - and now divorced - she has never gotten over Ethan. By coincidence, he is friends with the s
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