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Master Captain Theodore Gourdin has always loved the ocean. But his devotion to maritime life left little possibility for a long-term relationship. After two failed marriages, Theo gave up on finding the person who completed him and decided the sea was his soul mate. When offered the opportunity to captain the newly launched megayacht Eternity, Theo jumped at the chance. W ...more
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Published November 30th 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
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CrabbyPatty
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3.5 stars. Ever meet someone and feel as if you've known them before? Heath Rawlins applies for a position on a private megayacht and when he meets Captain Theo Gourdin, both men have this instant zing of awareness and sexual attraction. They also share an almost mystical connection with the sea, with each man making his career on the water. As they begin working together, preparing the Eternity for its maiden voyage, Theo and Heath each have dreamed remembrances of a past life when they knew on
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Lelyana
Nov 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016, arc, dsp
The idea of reincarnation was really good, I really interested of the concept of reincarnation. You know, what we did in a past life, comes alive again and so on and so on. So the 'forever' could really happen.

The prologue and epilogue was really interesting.
I thought I will read some sad cry-fest book after the epilogue. But instead, I have an insta-love 'I feel like I know you for all my life' kinda thing.
Well, of course, we need no brainer to know that Theo and Heath were Eddie and Steven i
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Dee Wy
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, m-m-contemporary
3.5 stars - Proof of reincarnation! :-D Sweet story as I expect from this author. Seemed too short though.
Daniel Mitton
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
(Originally reviewed for Love Bytes Reviews. Rated 4.5 out of 5.0 Love Bytes)

I’m not sure how to review this book without doing a little bit of a spoiler, which I’ll mention below. It is from the Prologue though, so isn’t really a story killer spoiler. Also the author directly refers to it in his Preface, so I think I’m safe and won’t get fists waiving at me from the sidelines.

We meet two men in the Prologue, or more accurately we meet one man who has just lost the love of his life who was named
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Jenny Wood
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hmmm, what an interesting twist that I did NOT see coming.

I will say that I went into this one with no knowledge of what it was about, nor had I read anything by this author previously. I will also say that I am not a fan of paranormal’s… they just don’t appeal to me; I know some people love shifters and ghosts and all that but I just can’t seem to get into them. I like the reality of a book, the way I can relate to the characters and the stories and I just don’t feel like I can with paranormals
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Bo
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Superbly Played

Scotty Cade has given us a gift of love and hope and happenstance and eternity in this seemingly laconic but ultimately brilliantly conceived tale.

He grabs our attention in an author's note which caused me to get into the book with some hesitation, but in the end I could not agree with him more. This may be something that is not for everyone, but then again, not every one has as open a heart as Heath and Theo.

How they develop their friendship, and ultimate love, may seem a little
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Shelly
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mr. Cade is such a romantic and this may be one of my favorite books he has written and I've read quite a few. He starts with a prolog that I really don't think is necessary. I love the concept of reincarnation. It is something I have always believed in and it may be the reason for sole mates. The story was loving without being overly sappy. They only thing I wish was done (because I'm curious) is that Theo and Heath had researched Steven and Eddie to see what they could find out about their pre ...more
Alexis Woods
After an earlier fair review I'd given to Knobs, I'm happy to report that this adult age novel was fantastic. The author stated that this wasn't normal fare, and though may seem insta-lovey, I was thankful he did so. It allowed me to read the story with open eyes and connect with the characters and what was happening to them. Well done, Mr. Cade.
Rikki
Dec 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, glbt, romance
Oh, I liked.
I am a sucker for insta-love and here it was totally believable because of the reincarnation angle.
No distracting plot otherwise, no miscommunication, no misunderstandings, no annoying secondary characters - really good.
Mollien Fote Osterman
Title: Only Forever
Author: Scotty Cade
Series:
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Reviewer: Mollien
Release Date: November 30, 2016
Genre(s): Male/Male Romance
Page Count: 151 pages
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Blurb:




Master Captain Theodore Gourdin has always loved the ocean. But his devotion to maritime life left little possibility for a long-term relationship. After two failed marriages, Theo gave up on finding the person who completed him and decided the sea was his soul mate. W
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Lisa The Novel Approach
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Only Forever is a poignant story of love through the ages, fate and the reuniting of souls. The prologue and the Epilogue are written by SJD Peterson and are the perfect beginning and ending to this touching story.

Cade himself writes the preface, and I highly recommend you read it as it goes into his inspiration for the story which follows. Only Forever was a song born in the 1940s. Joe Louis was boxing, Walt Disney released Pinocchio, and forces were gathering in Europe, with Mussolini joining
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Joyfully Jay
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sue
A Joyfully Jay review.

2.5 stars


Right from the start, Scotty Cade acknowledges that some will view Only Forever as a case of insta-love, but he asks readers to give the story and its characters a chance. So I approached this novel with an open mind. And really, really tried to like it, but I never quite connected with Only Forever. Both Theo and Heath are intriguing creations, and while we aren’t given fully formed characters, they are developed enough to move their relationship forward. The aut
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Debbie
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Independent reviewer for Divine Magazine, I was gifted my copy of this book.

Theo and Heath both have but one first and only love: The Sea. Theo hires Heath to be his second in command on board a brand spanking new megayatch. Both men have a powerful, instant and strangely familiar reaction to each other. But Theo will be in a position of power over Heath, and any approach would be borderline harassment. But if Heath makes the first moves, all bets are off. Can they make it work?

I don't usually r
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Deanna
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness, I am so glad I read this book. Amazing doesn't cut it. This isn't they type of story I would normally read, but something called to the romantic in me.

Theo is Captain of a new yacht, Eternity and looking for a crew to man the ship for it's maiden voyage. Heath applies for the First Commander spot and the two meet for dinner to discuss the job. Instantly both men feel a sense of deja vu, like they must have met before. Heath accepts the job and the two dive into preparations for
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Faye Kennedy
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m-romance
This is an amazing book as it left me with chills in a good way at the ending. I love a story I can associate with and this story did that for me. A story of instantly knowing you know that person even when you've just met them. This happens with Heath and Theo. First Officer Heath just sent his resume out looking for something new, with no family and soon no job he's leaving it up to fate to direct his next step. The Sea is his first love and he knows he would be able to go far from her. But fa ...more
Heather Rawlins
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I have nothing against instalove, in fact I think it’s pretty great. I will admit to a little bias in my love of this book, because you know, me and the First Captain really share the same name! I truly enjoyed reading this book. My goodness, I loved all the yacht terminology and it reminded me of Fool’s Gold movie, only with actual details. I really loved the descriptions of the yacht, uniforms, about everywhere they went. The story flowed so beautifully. I liked how their re ...more
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Scotty Cade’s Only Forever hit me right in the feels, grabbed me by the heart and touched my soul.

Scotty…weaves his magic well right from the start with Heath’s backstory, to bringing him and Theo together, and portraying the overwhelming pull they feel towards one another. So much so that you can’t help but know these two belong together.

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Lidia
Jan 01, 2017 rated it liked it
3,5 Stars
Such a good way to start the new year's reading with a beautiful story by Scotty Cade. I liked the main characters, and I liked the environment and naturally I liked the story. The love between Theo and Heath arises immediatly and grows fast also if has deep root in other time and space. I listened the Only Forever song,and if I must be sincere I loved more the line wrote by Mr Cade.
Valerie
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not as good as previous books

The story was a bit predictable and a little bit too new-age-ish. There was not much of a plot either. Sorry S.C., but do some more like Acting Out. That was a 5 star book.
KateL.
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My favourite book ever!!!
Just a lot of LOVE for this story...
Portia
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sweet and sexy...
Elaine
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A very well written story, with great characters, and story line. I loved this story.
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Scotty Cade left Corporate America and twenty-five years of Marketing and Public Relations behind to buy an Inn & Restaurant on the island of Martha’s Vineyard with his partner of over twenty years. He started writing stories as soon as he could read, but just five years ago for publication. When not at the Inn, you can find him on the bow of his boat writing gay romance novels with his Shetla ...more
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