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Forever Home

(Forever Friends #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Isabelle Lopez has never been a dog person. Raising her daughter alone and building a real estate career leaves no time for four-legged furballs. When she finds an abandoned mutt and litter of pups in a foreclosed apartment, Izzy intends to drop them off at a shelter and walk briskly away. Instead, her “heroic” deed makes her a local celebrity. Her boss is t
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Published April 10th 2018 by Lyrical Press
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Chatting About Cozies
A Dog rescue owner falls in love with a realtor who has a young daughter. He’s barely making ends meet, and she’s saving every penny possible for her daughter’s college fund. Very steamy love scenes. Adult language. I enjoyed all the dogs, and, of course, the happily ever after ending.
Ann Lorz
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....

I was pretty excited to start this new series by Allyson Charles. I really enjoyed her last one Pineville and was hoping that Forever Friends would be just as good.

I wasn't disappointed.

Forever Home has everything I like in my romance. Men friends, men who love animals and children, single mom fighting for her kids, funny charcters.

I really think that this series started out with a bang. I always love how non-ani
Book Lover
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
Isabelle Lopez moves to a small town to raise her daughter. She is embroiled in making her real estate career successful, missing more and more time with her daughter. She is putting her financial goals ahead of what's important - raising her daughter. When she rescues a mom dog and her pups, life begins to change. At the Shelter, she meets the easy-going owner, with a completely opposite look on life than her own.

Brad had a life altering childhood that caused him to want to enjoy and live life
Heather andrews
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brad just thinks highly of himself, “that was a while ago. Trust me, I’m fully recovered and have plenty of stamina. Now, turn over.” He grinned." The man is like the energizer bunny, “babe, you have an empty house for the next twenty hours. I hope to spend at least nineteen of those going again.” He brushed his mouth against hers and gently sucked on her bottom lip until she gave a breathy moan. “And again. Any objections?” I liked this book, I loved Brad but I loved the dogs more. ...more
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it

Forever Friends #1, First time author for me, Allyson Charles, writes an adorable Rom-Com about a driven Real Estate agent/Mom who finds an abandoned dog and her litter of puppies and how her life is forever changed after that. Isabelle Lopez is a hard working mom trying to support her daughter and save enough money for Anna's college education. Izzy works so hard she often feels guilty about choosing work over her daughter especially when the Mom Mafia aka PTA president guilt trips h
Sharon Tyler
Apr 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Forever Home is the first book in the new Forever Friends series by Allyson Charles. It is currently scheduled for release on April 10 2018. Isabelle Lopez has never been a dog person. Raising her daughter alone and building a real estate career leaves no time for four-legged furballs. When she finds an abandoned mutt and litter of pups in a foreclosed apartment, Izzy intends to drop them off at a shelter and walk briskly away. Instead, her “heroic” deed makes her a local celebrity. Her boss is ...more
Cathy Geha
Apr 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Forever Home by Allyson Charles
Forever Friends #1

Isabelle Lopez moved to a smaller town to raise her daughter Anna. She is a type A real estate salesperson who has monetary goals. Sometimes it seems she puts those goals before things that should take priority in her life – like her daughter. Her life begins to change when she rescues a mother and her pups, meets the no-kill shelter owner and begins to date him. Bradley Cohen has a much more laid back relationship to life and monetary issues. His
Tracy Smith
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
This was my first encounter with this author, Allyson Charles, and it definitely won't be my last. This contemporary novel is a bit different from what I normally enjoy, but it didn't disappoint me in the least. If you don't mind a bit of off-color language and some highly charged, passionate scenes, then this romance is one that you might like to dig into. Any story that has dogs at it's core, also really appeals to me! I would highly recommend this tale to anyone who enjoys, pets, single paren ...more
Beth McLeod
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a very cute story, with characters that you really root for. Plus dogs. Lots of dogs. Glad this is the start of a new series, because that Gabe is a tough nut to crack and I want him to get his happy ending with a special lady, too, whether he wants it or not!
Phillip Albright
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I normally read mysteries. That being said I asked the publisher to review this book. It was a leap to even get my approval. Seriously most of the time my head is full of mystery. But this book started fast, and kept the momentum up. For a romance it was a great lighter tale. I don't do so much bad language that some romances do. This book was my kind of romance book If I had to read more romances.
The lead character Isabelle "Izzy" Lopez is a Real Estate dealer and seller for "Gold Star Realty".
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Animal rescue shelter owner, handsome, easy-going guy meets real estate agent, single mom, buttoned-up workaholic who is not a dog lover. Not exactly a recipe for love at first sight. Isabelle Lopez rescues an abandoned dog and her cute puppies from a vacant apartment building. She just couldn't leave them there to die so she gathers them up and plans to drop them off at the nearby rescue center. Drop and Go. No one the wiser. Not so fast though. Bradley Cohen, the rescue shelter owner catches I ...more
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, netgalley
Who doesn’t love dogs...
Isabel, a real estate agent, was checking out one of the abandoned apartment when she heard noise. She was trespassing in the building and didn’t want to risk but she couldn’t just leave. When she found the litter of puppies and a skinny dog, she couldn’t just leave them to starve, so she decided to rescue. She was afraid she would get caught so she wanted to leave the dog at the back of Forever Shelter. But one of the puppies ran out of the crate and she had to search t
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The book cover with the boxer mix on it and the synopsis both piqued my interest when I had an opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. Then the book opens with Izzy the realtor climbing through the window of an abandoned building and rescuing a starving mama dog and her five puppies and I was hooked. Izzy may have been a bit misguided in how she handled getting the pups to Forever Friends shelter, but Brad quickly educated her in all things canine.

Allyson Charles is a new author to me,
Books and Spoons
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Forever Home is an entertaining, humorous, and a rather adorable story of dogs, friends, single parenting, priorities in life, and the opposite attracting each other.
Isabelle Lopez has one goal in life, and that is to provide the best possible life for her daughter, economically. That requires hard work, long hours, and cut-throat attitude as a real estate agent. She has no time for PTA and some of her daughter's soccer games, not to mention men and dating. Isabelle is not a bad person, her pri
Becky Burciaga
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Having read the author's Pineville series, and enjoying it, I was so looking forward to her new Forever Friends series. Dog, or any animal rescue is a hot button right so the story is quite relatable.

I enjoyed the story and characters tremendous, but did get a bit tired of Izzy's incessant need to judge Brad on his lack of forward financial planning. Not wanting to get involved with someone because they didn't have a 401k, of other securities such as CD's in place was a bit over the top for me.
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.

This was a nice quick read. The plot flowed nicely. The book was written in a dual POV which makes understanding the characters so much easier. Brad and Izzy couldn't be more different than black and white. It was nice to see how meeting each other made helped them to evolve. In Izzy's case, is more important to spend time with loved ones (especially her daughter Ana). Yes, it is important to save for t
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book first grabbed my attention by the cover because just look at the cover! Then it has a single mom and a man who owns a dog shelter sign me up for this book.I was instantly hooked and I couldn't put it down. Izzy and Brad shouldn't work, but they balance one another. Izzy needs some more fun and Brad needs to better plan for the future. I loved Izzy's daughter. She's a cutie. I even loved the secondary character as well. You know you have a good book when you get invested in the main cha ...more
Bette Hansen
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!! What's not to love with a hottie who cares for animals the way Brad does. The opposites in their personalities add to the fun in the relationship between Brad and Izzy. Brad is carefree with an "everything will work out" view which drives Izzy crazy. Isabelle is a single mom and takes her responsibilities very seriously. Especially her financial responsibilities. It's obvious that her daughter is Izzy's number one priority and keeping them financially sound is how she knows the ...more
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
When Isabella Lopez rescues an abandoned litter of puppies and their mother and brings them to the local shelter, she never thought she'd become a local celebrity. Even worse, she can't seem to get the shelter's owner Bradley Cohen out of her head. Will Bradley be able to convince Isabella that there's more to life than work and making money or will they both walk away from their chance at happy ever after because they're too different?

What a very entertaining read Ms. Charles has delivered in t
Apr 22, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked this story. I'm a sucker for a romance with a hero who loves dogs and especially with the cover showing a boxer. This story is hot and steamy with Isabelle and Brad bonding over her rescue of a mother dog and her liter of puppies. She's obsessed with work and caring for her daughter. He's busy keeping his no-kill animal shelter out of the red and finding homes for the abandoned dogs. They join forces to raise money and find find time for themselves. Very sensual. I received this free ARC ...more
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
The story had me at the title...and the cover. Izzy is a Type A single mom who is doing the best she can trying to balance her career in real estate and as a mother to daughter who is growing so fast. She comes off a little abrasive at times, but you can't help for feel for her as she deals with being damned if she does, damned if she doesn't. A coworker is encroaching on her clients, the mom volunteers at school are dismissive of her failures to help out more at school, and she feels enough gui ...more
Apr 05, 2018 rated it liked it
What I liked:
The writing style
The characters

I look forward to reading more from Allyson Charles.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC from NetGalley.
Gostei do livro e do casal
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Forever Home is the first sweet romance in the Forever Friends series written by author Allyson Charles. Thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books/Lyrical Shine for the advance copy.
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Allyson Charles writes small-town, contemporary romances with heat and humor. A former attorney, she happily ditched those suits and now works in her pajamas writing about men’s briefs instead of legal briefs. When she’s not writing, she’s probably engaged in one of her favorite hobbies: napping, eating, or martial arts (That last one almost makes up for the first two, right?). She also writes ste ...more

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