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For Forester

(For You #2)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  664 ratings  ·  160 reviews
Standalone New Adult Romance in the For You series. Each book follows a new couple.

Trace Forester is Alabama's star wide receiver. Being back under his parents' roof for the summer isn't the ideal situation, but the moment he runs into Marin, the single mom down the block, he knows it's about to get interesting. She may not have noticed him back when she was the star of h
Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published July 19th 2017
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Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it

So what does a twenty-nine year old, soon to be divorced mother of five year old son, CJ, and a nineteen year old college football star have in common? Chemistry! Lots and lots of steamy chemistry! Their absolute love and devotion to the adorable CJ, is an another undeniable tie that binds!

Seeing as her son’s father has basically been AWOL since they separated, Marin regrets there is no man in CJ’s life to look up to and learn from. Trace Forester, her sinfully hot looking, overly confident neig
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Once again J. Nathan had me turning page after page without being able to stop. Her writing flows smoothly with a fast pace feel but without it being rushed. For Forester has the perfect mix of sweet and sexy.

Right on the heels of kicking her self-centered, cheating husband to the curve, Marin finds herself picking up the pieces of her broken life. Wanting to have a good male role model for her son, she asks her neighbor to spend some time playing catch with CJ and end
Shannon Moore
Jul 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Reading For Finlay, I loved those characters so much and I definitely had a soft spot for Trace Forester so when I found out he was getting book, of course I jumped on it!

As for the relationship aspect of this book, I sorry to be blunt but here it is: I feel like this is just a mask. A lot of pretty words, but no substance behind it. I don't understand how, why, or where this relationship even came from. Separated from her husband and son in tow, Marin meets Trace (again) and he pursues her. Th
Lili  Marcus

"How do you convey what it feels like to get something you've wanted for so long?

This quote pretty much says enough about how this story goes. This is a story of a man's fantasy turned into a reality. But we all know, life never gives bliss without hardships. Or should I say hard kicks?

Trace Forester is a nineteen-year-old (nearly twenty) who knows he's got skills, not only as Alabama's star wide receiver. Even outside the field, he's got it. But when he came home for summer to make some cash
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing

4.5 swoony stars

“I like when you look at me,” he said, his voice vulnerable
“Oh, yeah?”
He nodded. “It makes me feel like you see me.”

We absolutely LOVED this book! It was exactly what we needed and everything we love! Talk about swooooon! This book hit all the right spots and not one, but two sweet guys stole our hearts. One a sexy, sweet, confident wide receiver footy player, the other an adorably cute little 5 year old. Oh dear, the relationship between the big burly footballer a
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book by the New Adult Book Club and am leaving my review voluntarily. This was my first book by J. Nathan. I was not disappointed. I really enjoyed this story. This was a story about Marin who is a soon to be divorced mother of a 5 year old and Trace the neighborhood boy who is now a star wide receiver and senior in college. Trace has always had fantasies about her and when she asks him to help out with her son so he can have a man in his life. CJ's father doesn't want ...more
J. Nathan
Jul 19, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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The Book Bee
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
"I've always seen you, Marin. All those years. And it's just crazy to finally have you looking back and seeing me."

I am literally HIGH on smiles right now. This was THE most perfect book to read in between heavier ones because there was zero angst, and smiles galore. OMG....I am officially in love with Trace Forester and have decided that maaaaaaybe I can handle this trope. HAHA! This was a little out of my comfort zone; but the way J Nathan told this story, and the em

How I missed that this was an older woman/younger man story I'll never know! I've had this book on my tbr pile for awhile, but if I had realized it was OW/YM I would have read it much sooner- this trope is my kryptonite.
For Forester was a light easy read, that had the potential for a lot of angst and drama. Thankfully, the story was free of any real trouble, other than a few hits here and there from the ex and Trace's mother. What we did get was a story of a woman finally coming into own, af
Peggy M
I was given a copy of this book by the New Adult Book Club and this is my voluntarily, honest review of it.

After reading and loving the first book in the ‘For you’ series, I was really curious about the second book ‘For Forester’ (especially because Trace Forester falls for a ten year older woman).
Just like the first book ‘For Finlay’, this story is also a light and easy new adult read. The story is told in both POV’s. You don’t have to read the first book in this series to read this one.

Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received An ARC of For Forester by J. Nathan in exchange for an honest review.

This is the second book that I read by this author so it was an easy decision to read For Forester. I can't put into words how much I enjoyed this book. It was fast-paced and the story was well-developed. Readers if you love the older woman/younger man concept, then you will like the relationship that blossoms between Marin and Trace. The attraction that sizzles between the two isn't just physical, it's a lot more th
V. Theia
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
57 million my cougar loving heart stars

Unf. That was the noise I made when not only is this college sports romance an age-gap trope.
It was also the heroine being the elder!


Yes. Yes! I was so excited. It's always usually the guy being older so I fell into this book face first and didn't emerge until I was finished and fully sated.

I loved Finlay and Caden from book one (read it, it's gorgeous!) but Trace and Marin stole me completely. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. Trace fina
Renee Mccleary
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
AMAZING!!! This was my first book by J Nathan and not only did I fall in love with her writing but I fell In love with this couple. I was pulled in from the beginning and not ready for it to end! I loved this story so much!!I went through every emotion in this book swooning, angry, butterflies in my stomach, nervous, heartbroken and completly in love!! Trace and Marin had amazing chemistry! These characters will be sticking with me for awhile!! I can not wait to read more by her!! I would defini ...more
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
This was really good! It was different from the sports romances I usually read, in that Marin was older than Trace and she had a son. I liked seeing their dynamic and Trace interacting with CJ. The story was sweet and I was happy that Trace was a good guy and didn't treat Marin badly or just use her for a hookup. Charles was a dick for sure, but I liked what Marin did when she found out he cheated. She was a strong woman, handling her and her son's lives. She didn't need a man, but appreciative ...more
Oh, man. Age gap romance with the hero being the younger AND it's a sports romance. Jesus, catnip or what!!

I bloody loved every second of this book and I need more from this author ASAP.

Highly recommend this series to anyone who loves NA/Sports romance or age gap tropes.

Amy Burch
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sweet single mum + adorable kid + a football hottie = book heaven!
I am loving this series so far, it's just so enjoyable.
I loved Marin and Trace!
There is such a wonderful balance of lovable characters, witty banter and drama.
I have so far read the first and second book in a day and am greedily downloading the third!
I am really excited to read Sabrina's story next she has been such a sweetheart in the background so far and deserve a HEA too!
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017

4.5 swoony stars

“I like when you look at me,” he said, his voice vulnerable
“Oh, yeah?”
He nodded. “It makes me feel like you see me.”

We absolutely LOVED this book! It was exactly what we needed and everything we love! Talk about swooooon! This book hit all the right spots and not one, but two sweet guys stole our hearts. One a sexy, sweet, confident wide receiver footy player, the other an adorably cute little 5 year old. Oh dear, the relationship between the big burly footballer a
Red Cheeks Reads
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing

J. Nathan kinda snuck her way into my top ten favorite authors. It all started a couple of books ago when I took a chance on a net galley arc of a book in another series of hers and before I knew it I was devouring everything she put out. And when this book came out I was too dang excited. It was then that I realized, I loved this authors books HARD. Her books are angsty, sweet, sexy, and somehow still manage to make me laugh and grin through out.

I admit, I was worried about this one. Books wher
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For Forrester is second read by J Nathan and again, she has completely won me over with her wonderful engaging characters and a story that is so beautifully sweet, funny, emotional and sexy. This was a story about love, self-discovery, and most importantly about listening to and following your heart.

This story has so many elements; single Mum, older woman/younger man, an adorable five year old (who will just completely melt your heart!), a swoony book boyfriend, a genuine and believable romance,
Trace is a wide receiver for his college football team and has always had a crush on Marin, the hot mom on the block. Marin is in the process of getting a divorce from her ex-husband. She notices her young son is needing a positive male influence and asks Trace if he can spend some time with him, she doesn't expect to be attracted to Trace or that the feeling is mutual. With an age difference though and Trace not even twenty yet, Marin isn't sure if she should take a chance with Trace or if he w ...more
Elmarie Pieterse
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Holy Hell!!!! This was my first book by J. Nathan and it will definitely not be my last!!!!! I loved this book so much!!! This book is about love and heartbreak and about no matter age you can find happiness again if you allow yourself again!!! Marian and Trace's story was so beautifully written I had tears in my eyes at the end of this book cause I was so happy!!! I adored CJ he played such a big role throughout this book and I loved how he was apart of this story!!!! This is really a must read ...more
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For Forester was a book I literally inhaled in one sitting. From the very beginning I just hooked, maybe it was the way Ms. Nathan sets the story up, maybe it was that I loved the previous book and knew this one would be just as great, or maybe it was just that I had been craving a book just like this. I love sports romances that isn’t a secret, and behind hockey football is my favorite, add in a hot college foot
Sara Oxton
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
For Forester by J. Nathan a fab five star read. This is the second book in the For You series, they can each be read as stand-alone as each book follows a different couple but each story is intertwined in some way. This is the story of Trace, Marin and a lovely little boy named CJ. They are new adult romances so there is some passion but it’s not all hot and naughty all the way through.
Trace Forester is Alabama’s star receiver, he is loved where ever he goes, on and off the field the boy has tal
Overall I thought this was a sweet romance, I loved Trace - he was a great hero. I liked the heroine but there was a bit of instalove on her part and at times she seemed more immature than the hero.What I really didn't like was the contrived way the author ended a conflict. The hero finds out (view spoiler) ...more
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: missy
Oh my god. Hot AF football player chases the neighborhood fantasy woman and wins! Is that a tabloid headline or what?

May to December romances are a struggle to get right. The realism of their attraction. The ability of the author to make the age gap disappear within the nature of the characters and their development. All things that can seriously fuck up a story line.

Trace is a bit larger than life, and a hell of a lot more of an adult man than his age belies. I really liked that he was the ins
Love & Lavender Book Review
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
For Forester was my first book by J. Nathan, I was pleasantly surprised by how smooth and silky the story was. I wasn't really sure what to expect as so many sports romances have such different feels.

The story of Marin and Trace absolutely pulled at my heartstrings. The fastest way to swooning is having a delicious football player fall for a cutie little boy and be his hero. I mean I'm melting. Spending every day, Trace and, Marin's 5-year old son, CJ played basketball, catch, and whatever else
Lee Rey
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Marin and Trace's love story was precious especially because of CJ, Marin's adorable son being the catalyst for them to see each other. Trace had a crush since he was a teenager on Marin, while Marin viewed him as a skater boy. Now Trace is manly and hot, while Marin still has her beauty/strength but is feeling insecure due to divorcing her cheating ex. I was slightly kind of annoyed at Trace who seeing a immature hottie while trying to woo Marin into giving him a chance. Marin feels alive when ...more
Le Ann Foster
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
**Reviewed for CherryOBlossoms Promotions**

I gave this book 4.5 stars!!!

I'm not to big on the whole cougar stories and don't read them often, but their was just something in the synopsis that drew me in and I had to give this story a try. I'm so glad I did. Trace stole my heart and I don't think he will give it back. I found for a 19 year old senior college student he was well mature beyond his years. I know several 19 year olds that don't have half the maturely that he has. I found Trace to be
I love sports romance stories! I love older women and younger men romances! When Marin finds her husband cheating along with her young son present, she’s devastated and right away decides to divorce her husband. What she doesn’t plan on happening is falling for her young neighbor who is helping her keep a man in her young son’s life. Trace Forester, wide receiver for Alabama, is one gorgeous male! Stellar blue eyes, dark hair and an amazing body. Their relationship is complicated, though, with M ...more
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J. Nathan is the author of new adult, sports, and rock star romances with cocky heroes and sassy heroines. When she's not writing, she's a crazy soccer and baseball mom as well as a total romance junkie! Add an alpha male who's unlikable in the beginning...even better.

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For You (4 books)
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