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It's In His Forever

(Red River Valley #5)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  122 ratings  ·  72 reviews
Red River’s most eligible bachelor has been keeping secrets…

Flight medic Langston Brooks has built a good life for himself in his hometown of Red River. He’s got it all—a close-knit group of friends and family, an exciting career on a life-flight helicopter, and ridiculously good looks that have made him one of Red River’s most eligible bachelors. The only thing missing is
Kindle Edition, 104 pages
Published March 11th 2019 by A Touch of Sass, LLC
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DJ Sakata
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Favorite Quotes:

Chairperson Clydelle was old, and the council was preoccupied with a discussion about the Chamber of Commerce building needing new gutters before the spring melt started, but her hearing had satellite capabilities when she wanted to scoop the latest gossip.

Mrs. O’s cranberry pecan scones were Sandra’s favorite treat. A secret weapon, and he wasn’t going to bring a knife to a gun fight. He was bringing something much more powerful. Pastries.

Without breaking client-attorney privile
3.5 Stars

This is a sweet, cute and sexy little nugget that managed to hold my attention despite the wicked book slump I’m in. Was it earth shatteringly good? Not so much, but it was certainly worth the hour plus it took to read it.

Sandra and Langston have had a super secret relationship since their high school days. Why, you may ask? Sandra’s dad was never the reliable sort and after she took the blame once for his unlawful behavior, her small mountain town jumped to judgement and has never qui
Claire Robinson
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4.5 - "It’s what we do…" Stars!

I love a novella, they are a great way to find new authors, and series, without making a massive commitment, and book five in Shelly Alexander’s Red River Valley series did just that for me.

"It’s never going to be over between us…"

It’s in His Forever epitomized pretty much everything I want in a quick read. It introduced me to the town and plethora of interesting people living there, as well as giving me a sweet, sexy and emotive story about two people, who althou
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alexander-shelly
My copy needs some editing and fact checking. It was also a formatting train wreck. With all that, the author and her talent still shines.
Feb 24, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 🌟 ARC
Una novella muy cortita, pero bonita y bien contada. Iba sin expectativas, puesto que no conocía a la autora, y lo que me he encontrado me ha sorprendido para bien.
Nos cuenta brevemente la historia de Sandra y de Langston.
Ella organiza un evento en el pueblo de Red River Valley, tras el que, después de pensarlo mucho, venderá su tienda para trasladarse a otro lugar. Es la encargada de poner en marcha una competición de snowboard, y él es el elegido para ejercer de oficial de seguridad
ARC is provided by Shelly Alexander in exchange for an honest review.

Sandra – the town’s „black sheep“ - and Langston – the popular air medic had a secret, decade-long relationship. Until now…

After years of fighting prejudice Sandra finally has the chance to leave this place, where everyone’s waiting for her to screw up again. She only has to coordinate „The Extreme Snowboarding Championship“ successfully and then she’s free… Until then she has to avoid her ex-boyfriend Langston. But that’s impo
Mar 13, 2019 rated it liked it
I'm a big fan of this author and this series is a good one. I'm glad Langston got his HEA! I think it's a little unrealistic that their relationship could have been kept such a secret for ten long years- except from Miss Clydelle, that is. She is truly a great character throughout the whole series. As for Sandra, it was interesting getting to know her character; it's too bad she felt like such an outcast, especially because she was not guilty of the crimes for which she took the blame.
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Quick Info
Standalone/Cliffhanger?: Standalone
Part of a Series?: Yes
Meeting the Characters
Langston Brooks
Sandra Edwards
What happens?
Langston is a medic who is having a long term affair with Sandra. Sandra is the town's "recovering" drug addict, she is also responsible for a big snowboarding competition to come into Red River. Her organising this has bought loads of business to Red River benefiting the locals which helps to redeem
Isha Coleman
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Can a broken heart and a bruised ego be healed by a secret romance? Or will pride and pain destroy something that could be beautiful? Shelly Alexander has done it again. She puts her heart in it and walked away with mine. It's in His Forever, could be touted as another sad love song, instead Langston and Sandra become a redemption song. He's the hope she lost when the people she trusted labeled her a disappointment. She's the future he wants despite the odds that stand in their way. At it's most ...more
Bette Hansen
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great read

This was a fun quick read. Parts of it really toyed with my heart but I loved how Langston never gave up on Sandra. Wish we could have had more of their story. Recommended

Badass Bloggettes
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fast-paced, series, sharon
It’s In His Forever is the fifth book in Shelly Alexander’s Red River Valley series. What I like about this series, in general, is that each book is the perfect option when you can only commit a couple hours to read. It is fast paced go through all the emotions, and you get through a complete story before you know it.

It’s In His Forever is Langston Brooks and Sandra Edwards’ story. This couple is in a relationship since high school, but Sandra doesn’t want anyone to know. She is afraid that

I've read this entire series, but this release has come so far after the previous ones that I thought the series had ended with that fourth book. Because of that lateness, unfortunately, I have forgotten many of the details of the previ
Jackie Roberts
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Red River’s most eligible bachelor has been keeping secrets…

Flight medic Langston Brooks has built a good life for himself in his hometown of Red River. He’s got it all—a close-knit group of friends and family, an exciting career on a life-flight helicopter, and ridiculously good looks that have made him one of Red River’s most eligible bachelors. The only thing missing is someone to share it with.

His secret lover for the past decade isn’t a forever kind of girl. Not with a tarnished reputation
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sandra is paying for the mistakes of her father. She took the fall for him and now the entire town thinks she's less than . . . Ten long years have gone by while she tried to save up enough money to leave Red River for good. During that time she was having a secret affair with Langston. It was a secret because she didn't want to turn his family and friends against him because of his relationship with her.

She's now running an event which is huge for the town and will give her enough money to fina
Jennifer Pierson
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's In His Forever is the short(ish) story about Sandra, a woman who has tried to prove herself to her little town Red River, after a bad rap when she was younger. And the crazy part about that was that it wasn't her, it was her father, but she's never been able to outrun it, so she's always felt like the town outcast. Now, she's running an international sporting event there in order to get the hell out finally, except for one complication. She's been secretly seeing Langston Brooks for years. ...more
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
Sandra is the event coordinator for the upcoming snowboarding competition. Langston is just the man she needs for the job as Safety Office for the event. He is also the man she just broke up with after sneaking around for the last twelve years. Not because one of them was married. Not because they were ashamed. But because she didn’t want to tarnish his reputation as town hero and good guy. He hated hiding. He always wanted to tell everyone about their love. But now, it was over. That’s what she ...more
Beverly S
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sandra has had hard life by accepting responsibility for something her father did when she was a teenager. She feels she has been shunned by the people in Red River. They are just watching and waiting for her to screw up. She has made the decision to move on once the snowboarding competition is over. An injured safety officer throws a monkeys wrench into her plans when the towns council decides to hire Langston as the replacement.

Sandra and Langston have had a secret relationship for the past t
Allyson Abu-hajar
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Red River is preparing for The Extreme Snowboarding Championship event. The event coordinator hopes to use this event to generate enough income that they can leave Red River. After years of being ostracized, this event seems like the perfect solution.

Problem is, the coordinator is out a safety officer, and Chairperson Clydelle took the initiative to invite the person perfect for the job, Langston Brooks.

Langston has gone along hiding a secret, for years. He no longer feels it's a good idea to ke
Nicole Levy
It's In His Forever is a solid addition to the wonderful world of Red River Valley! While the novella focuses on Sandra and Langston's story, I was glad to see the previous couples make quite a few appearances.

The novella's got plenty of Shelly Alexander's signature sassiness, and I really enjoyed the quick read, but I think the shortness of the novella hurt the story a bit. Usually Alexander does a fabulous job developing characters (and Sandra and Langston are still well-developed), but the sh
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in this series I have read and what a fun read it was. I liked how the author took two very broken people each in their own way and made them feel completely relatable and made them feel more like friends. The storyline was short, sweet and to the point but it was also a page turner kept you wanting to know what was going to happen next. I love small town romance and this book fit that perfectly. In the end there was on character who was super fun and quirky and totally h ...more
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just love books by Shelly Alexander and It's in his Forever just joined that long list. It's a sweet, fun, small town story. Sandra considers herself from the wrong side of the tracks but that hasn't kept her from making tracks to the bedroom of one the town's most eligible bachelor, Langston. They've been carrying on behind closed doors for years but for both it just isn't enough anymore. Sandra hopes that organizing a major international winter event will finally be her ticket out of town. T ...more
Becky Baldridge
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love small town romances where everyone knows everyone else's business. They're always full of secrets and fun, and this one certainly has both. Langston knows who and what he wants. The problem is the only thing she wants is get out of town and protect Langston from the scrutiny she's endured for years. The story is fast paced, and this couple has great chemistry even when one of them is determined to stay apart. The book does work as a standalone, and I'm new to this series, but after readin ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's in his forever is a short story by Shelly Alexander. Even though it belongs in a series, it can be read as stand-alone. Langston and Sandra have been hooking up for the past eight years, but Sandra felt like Langston deserved better than the baggage she carried and broke things off. Now she is making plans to leave town and Langston has one final chance at proving her that she is the one for him and he doesn't care about what the others say about her.

Due to its length, the story doesn't div
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
It’s in his Forever by Shelly Alexander
“Truth coming out, 4 stars”

Langston has been waiting on Sandra for what feels like ever. They have been stuck in this status quo for years because of her fears. But now he’s over it and he’s taking charge. Will Sandra embrace what’s to come or will she run away?
It’s in his Forever is a novella which I always struggle to write a review for. It was a quick cute story about two people finally saying let’s do this right. You could feel the love these two shared
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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It is a sweet story of love of a hidden love affair but will it last?

Langston Brooks is an air medic who for the last decade been having a quiet love affair but it will soon no longer be one. As he finds himself taking on a job with his secret love Sandra Clydelle. Only she wants to finish her job so she can get out of town and move on.

She wants to move from her small town after battling unfair prejudices due to her father. Sandra does not feel worthy of Langston as she
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I loved this story! I love a story when a prior vixen/villan is redeemed and for good cause. Langston I've always loved in the prior books of this series, but his love, support and affection for his woman were awesome.

I was actually in tears with the history "his woman" endured and to see all along she was remaining on the outskirts, protecting Langston while once again sacrificing herself. I don't want to say her name as that would be a spoiler. So glad her name was left out of the descri
Marie Bourgery
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sandra Edwards hid her relationship with Langston Brooks for years because she sees herself as the town pariah after taking the fall for her drug addicted father when she was a teen. She’s planning to run and start over somewhere else after she earns enough money from managing a snowboarding event when he stands up and makes their relationship public. Sandra is finally ready to let him in and accept his marriage proposal when he finds out she was planning to leave. Can he overcome his hurt and l ...more
Lisa H
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Langston has been waiting on Sandra for ten years.

Sandra lives in the very small town of Red River. They give her a tough time due to her pops. Now, she’s bringing a ski event to town and needs a safety officer.

Langston is all that and he’s been seeing Sandra on the sly. But he wants a family, a real relationship.

A fairy godmother on Miss Clydelle, will a job finally be Sandra’s way out of town or will she finally claim Langston?

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntari
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Endearing characters, a compelling plot and amusing narrative make this book a lovely read. Both Sandra Edwards and Langston Brooks, grew up in Red River Valley and have had a secret relationship since high school. Secret, because Sandra took the fall for her father, when he stole pills for his drug addiction, and refused to let anyone know and also refused to allow the taint to brush against Langston. He has gone along with the secret, but then he got tired of waiting and asked her to marry him ...more
Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A captivating read from beginning to end! An exciting storyline that leaves you breathless wanting more! Sexy steam filled chemistry! Emotionally heartfelt, enjoyable and fun! One heck of a twisted, intense rollercoaster ride! An amazing must read!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Shelly Alexander was a 2014 Golden Heart® finalist, a 2019 RITA® finalist, and an Amazon #1 Bestseller in several categories.

Shelly grew up traveling the world, earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and worked in the business world for twenty-five years. With four older brothers, she watched every Star Trek episode ever made, joined the softball team instead of ballet class, and played with G.I

Other books in the series

Red River Valley (5 books)
  • It's In His Heart (Red River Valley, #1)
  • It's In His Touch (Red River Valley, #2)
  • It's In His Smile (Red River Valley, #3)
  • It's In His Arms (Red River Valley, #4)