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Between Now and Heartbreak

(Forever Trilogy #2)

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Part Two in the heart wrenching, sexy and surprising Forever Trilogy.

He was searching for the truth.
I was living a lie.

Our paths should never have crossed.
Yet, when we kissed it felt like destiny.

Falling in love was messy
We broke rules we should have followed.
We made promises we couldn’t keep.

Forever felt impossible.
Heartbreak was inevitable.
Always would cost us
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Published November 3rd 2019
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Sarah
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: proofread, beta-read
D Allen continues the roller-coaster story of Carter & Beth in this second book in the Forever Trilogy. I was mesmerized and addicted from the first page. I couldn't put it down, and my heart raced as Carter & Beth tried to navigate their way back to each other and rekindle their passion and love. So many unexpected turns and plot twists that will leave you only wanting more of this epic love story!

If you haven't started this trilogy, I highly recommend it! D Allen has created a story
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TheSassyNerdBlog
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Woah. Hell.. not again. This author is out to kill me, I swear. My heart... Stupid stupid heart.


WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!?!?!




My jaw hit the ground so many damn times I have lost count...Where do I begin? Well, firstly I thought book one of Beth and Carter's story was intense and emotional and it was but book two just up to it a notch and threw me right back into a plot thick with emotions, secrets, drama, and passion.


My heart still hurts for Carter. He's struggled and struggled and he lays those
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Curlyhairlass19
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, beta-reads
4.5 musical stars!

What a tilt-a-whirl ride!! Dylan just keeps on outdoing herself with this series! I feel like my eyes are a big puffy mess from lack of sleep, tears, and just awe of Beth and Carter. They are so truly special to me, and I love how Dylan is making us fight with them for that HEA! Obstacles are thrown at them left and right, but if I know Dylan, it’s not going to keep them down. I love when the heroine and hero are both equal in strength and I feel like that is so Beth and
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Keri Loves Books
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Drama, Secrets and A Twist You’ll Never Expect!

WOW!!! The author continues to deliver a compelling story that forces you to love these characters and want the Happily Ever After they deserve...regardless of the obstacles. A cruel twist of fate is going to change EVERYTHING!

Carter is just amazing. His ability to bare his soul through his music is so incredibly endearing. His struggle with finding the truth of his birth parents and family will leave you questioning everything and everyone. So
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Vanessa When Vane Reads
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
English/spanish version
Between now and hearthbreak is everything I expected and more. I was hooked from beginning to end, practically without blinking and on the edge of the seat.

Carter and Beth, sighs, I love them so much, I love their scenes together, they are so cute, gahhh, and the sparks that fly every time they are together, their intense chemistry, it's wow, mind-blowing. Their path is not an easy one, it is full of obstacles, drama and pain. My heart still hurts for them.

This story is a
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Chelé
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dylan Allen continues her torturous seduction of pulling you wholly into the depths of her intense and explosive worlds.

I can't tell you how much I love Beth & Carter. Individually they're amazing and have been through so much. Carter in so many ways is broken and the things Beth has been through would make anyone want to sit in a corner rocking back and forth but they're both so strong!

When they're together, Gah it's everything!!! They are just so right for each other and everytime
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PP's Bookshelf
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Guard your heart hard. Because Dylan Allen is staging an all out emotional attack on your heart in Between Now and Heartbreak. It packs a potent punch of shocking twists, intense angst and all consuming love with Dylan's brilliant writing.

Carter and Beth's emotional and heartbreaking love story continues in Between Now and Heartbreak. Beth is back in her hometown and trying to save her little sister from the same dreadful fate as herself. She has sold her soul to the devil called Duke. She is
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Chayo
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dylan Allen has pulled out all the stops with a beautifully written captivating world of intriguing secrets and heartfelt love!

The emotional roller coaster is full of twists and turns, external obstacles and lies.

Beth and Carter have their share of surprises, family expectations and unexpected roadblocks.

Beth is strong and resilient given her circumstances. She’s a loving and thoughtful person and that in itself adds to her turmoil.

Carter is searching for his true calling and loves Beth so
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Paulette
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Woah. What the heck did I just read?
Usually part two of a trilogy in a movie or book is the explanation of what happened in the movie or book one, how it happened plus the setup for the explosive ending in the upcoming third part, the GRAND FINALE. It’s the middle child, so to speak. It has it’s purpose but it’s not the first and it’s not the last. Well this book defies what I just wrote. This was the explosion I wasn’t expecting. I don’t do spoilers because that’s not fair to the author. So
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Anna Theurer (Anna's Bookshelf)
4.5 stars This author does it again with crafting a beautifully written, heart-wrenching story that left my heart bursting and scraping my jaw up off the floor. It was another sleepless night because I could not put down this book as I frantically flipped through the pages to discover what happened all while never wanting it to end.

Beth and Carter have been through hell and back and I am anxious for their HEA as these two are continually battling roadblocks and obstacles. Both characters remain
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NinaDonata Delfs
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: acrs
AHH Between Now and Heartbreak gave me ALL THE things wich i anticipated after book one in this series. When my body was tired it doesn't bring my hand to put this beauty down.
After this end of Between Than and now i needed to know how the second story in this triology will develop. The things that came out in the first book.
There had been a lot of sparks and flames jumped to me from page one. I drove in to all those happy and sad feelings. My heart beat faster and harder for our Main
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Casey
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book has so many twists and turns. I am stunned. I don’t have words to describe my feelings.

Carter and Beth...love continued.
Betül
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**
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In the previous book we were introduced to Carter and Beth, and got to see who they were and what they were dealing with in life. The chemistry between them is very strong, and they have a hard time resisting one another. We were hit with a couple of unexpected twists in the previous book, which I didn't see coming. The mystery aspect in regards to Carter's life was a great addition to the story. I was anxious to see how everything would unfold. I
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Jenny
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wowza, for real! As per usual with this amazingly talented author, I need a little bit to digest the book and think about my review.
I finished this 2 days ago and I honestly want to blurt EVERYTHING, but I will not!
This is book 2 and I couldn’t wait to read this, now I want book 3 yesterday!
Ok, we have a front row seat to this twisty goodness! This series, so far has low angst but there are tons of twists and turns and, just like book one, I had my OMG moment in the book, you will too!
All I
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Rady Reads
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lies, secrets, even more of them cought in a net without an escape.

Would Beth rather marry for money to give her sister the life she's never was allowed to live or would she decide to do things on her own and not play the puppet of her own story?

Every secret has its own true only the time can tell but isn't it sometimes too late when it comes to surface or will it maybe stay buried forever?

This book wa absolutely incredible ride full of emotions, fear, dreams and love and I can assure you that
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Jessica Lezama a
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-reads
After finishing this book I was left speechless. Seriously, I don't know what to say without spoilers but know that this will leave you a little heartbroken, if it wasn't for the epilogue in the first boom I would be really worried.

"People with destiny's don't need to make plans. They need to be ready for their opportunity when it shows up."

Dylan Allen has a way with these stories and the twist she gives to her stories that leave you hanging in a thread waiting for the next one.

"The past is
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Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*
Between Now and Heartbreak is an unforgettable experience. These characters! This love story! And oh my god, the angst! It’s pure deliciousness. There’s something for everyone in this one. Great highs and brilliant lows. I dare you to read and not fall in love with Carter and Beth’s journey!

It’s a story of love and loss. Of discovery and finding yourself. But also, very real and visceral. The emotional depth of the story and the character’s responses to the circumstances they find themselves
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Vanessa (nessreads)
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Between Now and Heartbreak has got me feeling some type of way. A whirlwind of emotions from beginning to end. Carter and Beth’s story continues to leave me breathless and on the edge of my seat. And with so many twists and turns I didn’t see coming.

My heart bleeds for Carter and Beth. Beth has been through so much and I hurt for her. And in so many ways Carter is broken. But even with everything they’re are so strong. Oh lord do I love these two. Individually they’re amazing, but
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R Rais
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a roller coaster ride!
My emotion run like crazy reading this second book of the trilogy. I even have the #TortureAndKillListCharacters for this book.
And yes you guess it right if you say daddy dearest and Duke.
I'm still so angry for Beth for all these people done to her. But then Carter show up and it's like hope and sunshine and dreams all over again.
But then Dylan Allen pull all the rug under my feet with her plot. I suspect she gonna do her worst but hotdangit! It's still like a mic
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Konny
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Between Now and Forever by Dylan Allen is book two in her Forever Trilogy. The book is not a stand alone. I strongly recommend to read the books in order.
The previous book is Between Now and Forever, the following book is Between Now and Always.
Carter and Beth's story continues. It picks up where the previous book was left off.
It's a story full of secrets, lies, heartbreak - the whole enchilada. The story put me through a roller coaster of emotions. I loved meeting the characters and read the
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Zoë Braycotton
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy shit did Dylan put us through the ringer with this angst fest.

BNAF left us on a huge cliffhanger.

There is such a journey for Beth and Carter as Individuals in Between Now And Heartbreak. Carter desperate to find out about his past and Beth trying to change everything for her future.

This isn’t just a love story, this is a story of two people trying desperately to find the real self within. Trying to escape the entrapment of circumstances which is out of their control. Well now they can
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Jenny
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! So many twists I never expected. I love Carter and Elisabeth. That last twist totally blew my mind. Talk about a book hangover. I can’t wait to see where the next book goes. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK/SERIES!!
*Magic Beyond The Covers Book Blog*
Brigid Brown
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don't even know how to write this review!!! I am so blown away by Between Forever and Heartbreak. There is so much raw emotion and such heartbreak, with sweet and oh so hot and steamy moments, throughout Beth and Carter's story. My heart still breaks for Beth....her family is truly horrible, her father a monster!! Carter is just so perfect for her, he honestly sees her for who she really is. Even though he is trying to unravel the secrets of his biological family, Beth is more important. OMG ...more
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Once again we are reunited with Carter & Beth and thrown right back into their dramatic little world... it's obvious they belong together, but they have so many obstacles to overcome. They have chemistry, an easy connection, but for some reason life keeps getting in the way... which means lots of torture for the reader. This one will do a number on you, it has many emotional highs and lows that'll have you completely rattled throughout...not sure how much more these two can take! (and my ...more
Sparklin
You should read, Between Now and Forever book one of the Forever trilogy. As Heartbreak continues where Forever left off.

Wow, this book had my heart torn to pieces. I was sad because Beth is being controlled by her dad for all the wrong reasons. Carter is on a mission to find the truth about his past. Let’s just say some stones should be left unturned. Didn’t see that twist coming. Patiently waiting for Between Now and Always the final book in the Forever trilogy.
Tanaka K (The Romantic Angel Blog)
“Between now and heartbreak, there’s a million chances to fall.
Until we find our forever, for you, I’ll take them all.”


Ever had a book make you go crazy? Ever had a book make you rant obsessively. Ever had a book make you resort to the idea of drinking hard liquor? Haha, I might be exaggerating my craziness. Let me tell you, Between Now and Heartbreak made me lose every corner of mind; Every inch. Every morsel. What can I say? What can I write in this review that I can do justice to wonderful
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Rebecca
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
There is nothing easy about fighting for forever amidst volatile and heartbreaking circumstances…surrounded by obstacles, both of your own making and others’ interference. And while it’s not completely impossible, powering through the pain, the fracturing of the heart and soul that occurs, as well as the emotional overload that takes a toil can be more than a little overwhelming, causing words to be said and actions to be taken that there may not be any coming back from when everything finally ...more
queen_of_the_books_18
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dylan Allen continues to bring all the emotions with the second book in the Forever Trilogy.

I honestly don’t know if I can cope with a third book, because Dylan Allen is bringing all the feels with Carter and Beth’s journey of rekindling the passion between them.

All the twists and turns that I wasn’t expecting, left my heart in my throat, not knowing what is going to come next to knock me off my feet.

Such a beautiful love story, all the angst. The writing is stunning and will bring you to
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Weronika -  Little Steamy Reads
"Between now and heartbreak, there’s a million chances to fall
Until we find our forever, for you, I’ll take them all."



Dylan Allen continues to shock and control the roller coaster which is the epicness of Elisabeth and Carter's love story. These two have a vacancy in my heart and mind for good. Between Now and Heartbreak is an extremely sexy continuation of their fate, filled with heat and unexpected twists that will make your head spin and increase your heartbeat. I'm so immersed in their
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Kristy Odom
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book... I am floored by this book. Beth and Carter together could set the world on fire. Carter is seeking the truth about his parentage, and that truth stunned me. I read it 3 times thinking “no way”. You seriously need to hold on to your seat. You will want to throw things. So, lay your e-reader down, and pick something else up.

Poor Beth. I was in tears. Even as I finished, I was wondering how in the world is this going to work. She has the best of intentions. I could feel the her love
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