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Forever Better Together

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  139 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Can best friends find true love? What if your best friend is your adopted brother?

Griffin can’t fathom his life without Quincy, but he also can’t ignore the crazy sexual attraction buzzing between them.
When Quincy offers up a contract to determine if the sexual tension brewing between them is worth jeopardizing their nearly decade-long friendship, Griffin finds himself hel
Published October 2019
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Cee Brown
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
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✮ (¸.•´ "I'll hold you in my heart until I can hold you in my arms."

Griff met Quincy at ten when they became foster brothers. The connection was there almost from day one and grew with them. Not even distance could come between what was meant to be.

It's hard saying goodbye to characters you've grown to love and understand, and I think that is why I gravitate to series. But for Griff and Quincy, Forever Better Together was the happy ending I could live with. I knew they would be
Faye K
A story of step brothers growing up together from the age of 10 years old. Their closeness began from day one and grew. In Uni together now older and both gay. Told in both pov. A story to enjoy. I just didn't connect to them.
When Quinncy is 10 when he gets a new foster brother, Griffin and the two become friends.
Tammi De Lima
Quincy is a young boy being raised by his grandparents when they bring another young boy as a foster child into their home. Quincy at first thought he would resent Griffin but that didn't last long as they became best friends. They became real brothers when his grandparents officially adopted Griffin. As they got older they both began thinking about the 3 B's: brothers, besties, and boyfriends. They are both in love with each other but afraid to act on their feelings because they don't want to r ...more
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, reviewed, ya
Quincy was living with his grandparents when Griffin came into his life. Griffen became their foster child, then they adopted him. The boys became very close friends and considered themselves brothers. Until one night, and some moonshine, changed the way they saw each other.

I really liked the acceptance of the boys family. No censure, no angst, just pure love. An honest story about family is usually a winner with me but this one was a little more. “Bonds make a family” was truly what this book w
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this so much!

Sweet sweet romance. Griffin and Quincy are related by adoption as Quincy's grandparents adopted Grif. They are raised as brothers ( but would be adoptive uncle/nephew) however there was no taboo element expressed. The boys formed a close bond as children that continued to evolve into more. They are a super cute and supportive couple. Their family is loving and supportive as well. I loved seeing Griffin come into his own, building confidence and finding success. No angst...
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book was just plain adorable! Not gonna lie, I cringed a bit in the beginning when they were 16, thinking "oh no! I don't want to read about underage kids doing naughty stuff!" We know it happens. A majority of us did it while underage, I just don't wanna read about it, but then A.D. Ellis like the pro she is transitioned us to later in time elegantly and believably and it was so worth it! I wish everyone could be as lucky as Q & G were to have a friendship like thiers and to have Mom
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio
I loved everything about this book! I loved that Quincy and Griff connected almost instantly from the moment they met as 10-years-old kids. Their friendship and (sort-of) brotherhood is epic and their bond unbreakable. So when they start to have deeper feelings for each other as teens, they both are scared to take the next step for fear of ruining what they have. But they soon understand that ultimately they are better together.
I love how they often communicate in Disney quotes, and the incredi
Justine Smith
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook
audio review

Forever Better Together is a beautifully written, enjoyable emotional story from beginning to end. When Griffin joined Quincy's family, as a foster child and had to share a room with him, little did the boys know that their journey to becoming best friends and future lovers had begun. I really enjoyed this coming of age story as Griffin and Quincy discover they really are better together. I love how accepting they are of each other and how they care for one another. I love the ending
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved traveling through Quincy & Grif’s love story! This book showed how even though two people have such different experiences and come from different places, human connection can be found where you least expect it.
I loved how free A.D. Ellis was with Grif’s expression of himself and lifestyle. Also even though Quincy was more secure in where he came from, he had insecurities too!

Great read and I can’t wait to read more from her!

This was provided as an ARC. All reviews are based on my hone
Belinda Zamora
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can't rave enough about how much I loved this story.
A wonderful coming of age romance.
Such an incredibly sweet and moving tale about the power of friendship and everlasting love.
I loved how absolutely confident Quincy and Griffin were in loving and supporting one another even with their self-doubts.
Getting to see them grow and develop into such wonderful, capable and caring young men was incredibly rewarding.
Momma and Pop were the absolute epitome of a loving family.
This book has definitely
Jamie Plume
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is another great story! This was not the common story of man meets man. These two characters start off as strangers as children. It was so interesting to see them go from strangers to best friends to lovers. They didn't come from the same type of life and you can see that remains in the characters personalities. The relationship was a slow burn that initally the reader doesn't realize till the end. Another great story with characters that the reader can understand and bound with. ...more
Mac Paterson
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
A beautiful best friends to lovers romance. It’s a dual POV and I enjoyed getting both perspectives as their relationship developed.

I loved Griff and Quincy, they were wonderful together. They have a lot to work through for their HEA, but it’s so worth it. There’s some great supporting characters as well, very supportive and loving.

Fairy tales do come true

I really liked the quotes that appeared in this book and I’m a big fan of those movies too. This book was emotional and I admit that parts made me teary. Some parts frustrated me but I enjoyed meeting Quincy and Grif, even if I did want to shake them a little. They are a shining example of true love and real-life fairy tales.
Jessica (jpbooklife)
Dec 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Quincy and Griffen are so sweet. They are adorable and funny. They truly care about each other. Griff is so insecure and sensitive, Quincy is protective and caring. I loved watching them discover this new facet to their relationship. I really enjoyed this book.
Tammy Jones
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Meant to be together

I just loved Griffin and Quincy! Two boys thrown together as children, became brothers, best friends, boyfriends, and then lovers. Their story was sweet, and full of love and passion.
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
A cute friends to lovers story with a cute ending. It’s always interesting to see how such a relationship progresses and the author did an awesome job in this book! Worth reading for sure
Frances Hamburg
Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Quinton and Griffin didn't realize it but once they laid eyes on each other, love was forever in their hearts.
Jan 13, 2021 rated it liked it
Good story not great. Foster brothers turned lovers. It intrigued me but found myself skipping over things.
Jan 15, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brothers Forever

Adopted brothers have a special bond. Time only strengthens it. A loving family ensures they can always grow even more.
Dec 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks
I absolutely LOVED this book. Griffin and Quincy were so amazing together. While it wasn't so much in your face that Quincy was African American and Griffin was Caucasian, I liked that this book didn't play into the racial stereotypes that I've seen in a few other books. The "brother" kink, even though they were adopted brothers, was just the right amount when it came to the drama, for me at least. It was put out there but there wasn't a lot of drama surrounding it.

This book was well written, t
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ku, audio, arc-from-author
Edited Dec. 10, 2020 to add my comments on the audiobook:

Audiobook review:

Overall – 5
Performance – 5
Story – 5

Loved the ebook, loved the audio!

It's been just over a year since I read Forever Better Together and I was so happy to get the opportunity to listen to and review a copy of the recently released audiobook. I've listened to one other audiobook performed by Brad King (His Reluctant Cowboy, also by A.D. Ellis). I loved his performance then and I loved it now. He does some really great voices
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
4 Cranky Stars

This story idea was born from an idea that several authors get together to create a story using a certain name and a few other ideas. Pretty neat concept. That's how Quincy and Griffin were born.

Quincy spent a lot of his childhood with his grandparents because his dad worked overseas often. He has seen many foster kids come and go because his grandparents have a huge heart and foster kids. He's ok with it until a gangly very shy boy named Griffin lands in his home and his room. Fl
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was so much sweeter than I was expecting. It was a beautiful and romantic read featuring friends-to-lovers, adopted brothers, new adult, opposites-attract tropes, and it definitely did them justice. When the blurb mentioned a contract to see if they could take their relationship beyond just friends, I was all ready for some friends-with-benefits situation and mutual pining for more. Quincy and Griff didn't do this at all though, and instead, they were so honest with their feelings and ...more
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"𝑵𝑬𝑽𝑬𝑹 𝑬𝑿𝑷𝑬𝑪𝑻𝑬𝑫 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂 𝒃𝒓𝒐𝒌𝒆𝒏 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒊𝒕 𝒕𝒐𝒐, 𝒔𝒐 𝒎𝒖𝒄𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒕 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒔𝒆𝒆𝒎 𝒃𝒓𝒐𝒌𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒕 𝒂𝒍𝒍.”

This is an excerpt from 𝑃𝑒𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑃𝑎𝑛,but it describes perfectly what Griffin and Quincy feel for each other. The problem is that they grew up like brothers, inseparable since they were ten. Completely different and opposites in aspect,preferences and professional choices, but somehow they just click. So it doesn't take long before the brotherly bond to turn into romantic love,into
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best way i can think of to describe Forever Better Together is as a cute- no so much friends- to friends- to lovers romance.

Griffin is 10 when he comes to live with Quincy's family. Things start off a bit rocky with the 10 year olds but they quickly become best friends. The 2 are inseparable. Well, until life has other plans. No matter what life throws at them the friends find their way back to each other. Now if they could only admit to each other how they feel, I'm sure it would make both
Jennifer Reilley
Scared young Griffin meets Quincy when he comes to live at his house at age 10 after going through a traumatic event. Although Quincy isn’t happy to now share his room, the two develop a friendship like no other.

They are both supportive and protective of each other. As they grow their bond grows and moves to the next level. However they are both scared to take the leave from friends to lovers as I think a lot of people would. Be afraid of losing that friendship they have.

I really enjoyed the b
J Loves-Reading
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was phenomenal!!! I loved the characters, the story line, the supporting characters and the fact that Quincy and Griffin has so much support. Though they came from different backgrounds and were different in almost every way, Griffin and Quincy loved each other. I love that the author let them and their love for one another be the focus of the book and not some antagonists who had issues with their sexual identities. The angst level was very low. This was a very heartwarming book that ...more
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Forever Better Together is a coming of age, friends-to-lovers romance. Quincy and Griffin are pretty much opposites who fit together despite those differences. They bring out the best in each other. This book has all the feels and family in all its many forms is a major theme. Everyone needs a Momma and Pops in their life--people who love them unconditionally. I loved all the Disney quotes and references. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and urge you to read this book and all the rest written by t ...more
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a really sweet story. When Griffin comes to live with Quinn's family when they are both 10 years old the pair become best friends despite their differences. Griffin is adopted by the family a couple of years later. As they grow up their attraction grows but they are determined to ignore it out of fear of ruining the relationship they already have by pursuing a romantic relationship.
Griff and Quinn were very endearing and overall I felt that the book was a warm and cosy read.
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"I'll hold you in my heart until I can hold you in my arms" -- Peter Pan

AD Ellis writes such beautiful characters and storylines. I don't want to give anything away but this book is absolutely fantastic and I was captivated from the start. Griffin and Quincey's story is heartbreaking and at the same time heart warming. Books like this are why I read this genre. Love.

I was gifted an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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A.D. Ellis is an Indiana girl, born and raised. She spends much of her time in central Indiana as an instructional coach/teacher in the inner city of Indianapolis, being a mom to two amazing school-aged children, and wondering how she and her husband of nearly two decades haven't driven each other insane yet. A lot of her time is also devoted to phone call avoidance and her hatred of cooking.
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