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Forever After All

4.57  ·  Rating details ·  90 ratings  ·  50 reviews
From the author of The Tie That Binds comes another spellbinding marriage of convenience novel.


I’m ready to sacrifice my dignity if it will save my dying mother. Or so I convinced myself as I walked into a gentlemen’s club, ready to trade my body for my mother’s life.

I didn’t expect Alexander Kennedy to be there. I didn’t expect him to stop me. And I certainly didn’t
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 10th 2021 by Ichara Publishing
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Elena was willing to anything that she needed to, to be able to save her mother’s life. What she never expected was to see the one man that has had her heart, Alexander Kennedy to be there.
Alexander has been jaded and that has made him cynical and an unbeliever of love. Knowing that Elena will do anything to save her mother, he offers her a deal, marriage in exchange for unlimited resources to help her mother. Elena knows that Alec is the only one that can help her, and she just wished that it
Shabnam Hosseini
She's the light to his darkness

How come whenever I read a book by Catharina Maura I'll be left in tears and feeling like I loved and lost someone?!

I loved this book and just devoured it in one go. It had the convenient marriage aspect, alpha man and lots of love.

ELENA was a total sweetheart she was amazing and the things she would do for her mother was admirable. She loves so hard but gets burned pretty often. Which kinda really hurts my heart but I also love that feeling... so what does that
Nagma (Take A Look At My Bookshelf)
Forever After All by Catharina Maura is an easy to read, a marriage of convenience romance with lovable characters and an intriguing plot. Forever After All follows Elena Rousseau, a former heiress, broken, ready to sacrifice her life to save her mother, and Alexander Kennedy, a ruthless, broken-hearted businessman who needs a wife to secure his place as the chairman of the Kennedy business.

Marriage of convenience romance is one of my favorite tropes and Catharina Maura knocks it out of the park
Feb 06, 2021 rated it liked it
I was provided with an ARC in exchange of a honest review.

After reading the Mayhem series and completely loving it I was really excited to try other books by Catharina Maura.

I enjoyed reading this book and couldn’t put it down. I really wanted to see what was going to happen next.

I love books about marriage of convenience and the background plot behind this one - all the family drama - made it more interesting.

However I didn’t like the main characters that much. Alexander was an asshole most o
Feb 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Forever After All is all about love and family. Elena and Alexander have started off with a marriage of convenience. Their story made me happy, made me cry, made me angry after completing the book I swear I danced with happiness.
Alexander is a perfect possessive Alphamale, it was difficult for him to put his trust in love but without Elena in his life he was restless and couldn’t think straight all he wanted was elena in his arms and that’s when he realised love doesng break your heart, ABSENCE
Jennifer Johnson
Forever After All is the first book I have read by this author and it most definitely won't be the last. This book was full of so many twists, turns & surprises, added to the great storyline and lots of sexy times it made for such a truly wonderful and memorable read. I loved Alec & Elena, the explosive passion these two exhibited for one another plus the kindness each would show the other had me rooting for a lifetime of love and happiness for them. Alec comes off as hard, angry and unmoving in ...more
Emma Greenfield
Feb 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where do I start Catharina Maura books speak to me and this one is no different. She takes me on a journey right along with her characters. In Forever After all I was taken on a journey of heartbreak where my heart broke for the characters then got mended right along side them only to fall in love with the characters multiple times throughout the book. I cried, I swooned, I melted, got excited and felt every bit of love that Catharina wanted me to feel. I felt all of Catharina heart and soul in ...more
Feb 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely LOVED this story. Started reading it last night and at 4am I decided I needed to at least try and get some sleep before continuing to finish it off today! I really enjoyed how this kicks off from the very start of the book at full speed, you don't need to wait until 20/30% in. The two main characters are written so well and even though there are a number of different plotlines it all works well together. I will definitely be adding this to my list of read again books!!!

One very mino
Donna Cook
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am already a huge Catharina Maura fan, but this book is on another level...

Alexander and Elena are two characters you instantly fall in love with.

Without giving too much away, he's a man who can literally buy what and who he wants, but somehow that doesn't make him any less loveable.

Elena is a girl who used to have it all, then has nothing.

I found myself willing Alec to admit he was falling in love.

Definitely a must read!!
Tash Foster
Feb 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Forever after all is about a girl not giving up on her mum and doing everything in her power to ensure she survives. There is twists and turns and Elena is a wonderful girl and Alec is lucky to have her. But will he realise it in time? Will he get the girl that is his world? This book is written beautifully, it flows so easily, their is drama excitement romance steamy scenes. All together a great book to read you will struggle to put it down. There was a few tears from me while reading. 5 stars ...more
Abigail Davison
Feb 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness.
Where to even begin. As is always the case with this author she has me screaming at the pages that I’m reading in frustration and then crying on the next page! I loved this! I felt like I could really understand the characters and their emotions/feelings really came through in this book. The story was very sad and emotional but as always with Mrs Maura she manages to turn it all around in the last second and give her characters the happy ending they deserve! I really enjoyed this
Feb 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Elena - My heart broke for Elena and her situation at the start of the book. She was so sweet and selfless and would do anything for her mother I felt so sad when she found herself at Vaughns.

Alexander- I loved and hated Alexander in equal measure. He was so hot/cold with Elena that it drove me insane! But I did grow to love him and the chemistry between the two was 🔥🔥🔥

I had no idea how it would all play out. I loved the backstory about Elena’s brother and Alexander’s fiancé - lots of bad blood
Mrs Pam
Feb 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Love all this author's books. I received this advance copy of her latest book - Forever after all and really enjoyed it.
Good mixture of angst and romance, some sex but not overdone. I would have liked to see the 'baddies' suffer more but loved the main characters and it had a HEA.
Sort of book I will re-read ... I did stay up until 2 am to try to finish it!
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nothing makes me happier than a new book written by Catharina Maura. I mean, a book with the marriage of convenience trope by one of my favorite authors ever? Say no more. 

This was everything I wanted it to be and I loved every second of it. Should I start with her writing skills and how I skipped zero words in the story or do I start with how Mrs. Maura was able to keep me on edge the whole time with totally unexpected subplots? Or maybe should I start with how steamy the intimate scenes betwee
Feb 18, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book I've read by this author and it will not be the last. I absolutely could not put it down because I was hooked on Elena and Alexander's story from the first page.

Elena is such a sweet, strong, and caring woman who will do whatever she has to in order to save her mom’s life. That's the plan until she met Alexander. He is a cynical, jaded, and possessive alpha, and offering a marriage of convenience to Elena is a form to get it off his back.

The story was captivating and eng
Feb 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As this was the first book I have read by this author, I was so intrigued by the blurb that I couldn’t say no. To say that I wasn’t disappointed is BEYOND an understatement. I was blown away at the storyline, the concept, the backstory, absolutely EVERYTHING. The character build was beyond phenomenal as well. Elena fought tooth and nail for her mom and refused to give up. Alexander needed a wife to get further in the company. What stars as a marriage of convenience, turns into something so much ...more
Patricia Reynolds
This is a book about hope, faith, perseverance and love. Elena had so many obstacles to face in this book but she never gave up. I adored her. Alec made me angry with him at times but I could see why he did what he did. I didn't agree with it but I did somewhat understand it. The twists and turns in this book will have you guessing and hoping for justice to be served.
The author tied this book all together with an ending that pulled at my heartstrings. It was an emotional journey that left me in
Oriana Becerril-Vazquez
I won an ARC of this book in a giveaway.

When I read the blurb of the book, I was hooked. From the moment I started to read it I was enthralled. Catharina Maura is a new author to me. I have a couple of her books, but had not sat down to read one of them until now. I am so incredibly happy this is the book that introduced me to her writing.

Alexander Kennedy and Elena Rousseau are both broken, trying to put back together the pieces of a life they once new. Alexander is sexy, powerful, rough, som
Feb 18, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WOW this entire book was just a whirlwind of emotions, questions, suspense and drama!
Initially, I though that Alec was just one big jackass but I eventually realised that his asshole demeanor is is armor - keeping him removed from people and thus protecting his heart. That said, anyone who does not like Alec's behaviour needs to remind themselves that Ms Maura advised that if you don't like domineering males, this book is not for you. It's Alec's armor that also becomes his undoing. In pushi
Feb 21, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I have read by Catharina Maura and I really enjoyed it. It is one of those books you can read in one sitting, which is what I did :)

Elena and Alexander have known each other their whole lives. Elena has fallen on hard times since her mom was in an accident and fell into a coma. She has been disowned by her family and friends, and is barely able to afford her mother's medical care. Alexander is a billionaire CEO and has given up on love. When he sees Elena and knows that sh
Feb 10, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Forever After All
Written by: Catharina Maura

Catharina Maura is a new author to me so I really had no notion of what I was getting when I started Forever After All.

Elena Rousseau was about to hit a wall, no she had hit the wall awhile back but she was desperate, she needed money to pay her mother’s hospital bills and her pride had taken a beating these past few years. Not knowing what to do, she decided since her reputation was already destroyed then making an appointment at Vaughan’s Gentleman’s
Deborah Kurniawan
4.5 FOREVER ✺✺✺✺✺

~Alexander "Alec" Kennedy & Elena Rosseau~
Billionaire romance ✔
Marriage of convenience ✔
Alpha hero ✔
Angst angst angst ✔✔✔

I am IN LOVE with this book.

Both Elena and Alec come from a prestigious, wealthy family. Once upon a time, they were closed considering Elena befriended Alec's brother, Lucian. Well, one tragedy led to another, Elena lost contact with everyone... Until one night she is reunited with Alec.
Alec proposes a plan to Elena that she can't refused because she wants to
Jennifer Pierson
Feb 17, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Catharina Maura is a new to me author, and after experiencing Forever After All, I now have to read all the previous books she's released. Elena won't hesitate to go through hell to save her mother from dying, so she's about to trade her body for help when Alexander sees her about to go into that gentlemen's club. He decides to make her an offer so she has that help with a marriage of convenience, and she doesn't hesitate to accept. I have to say that this story was truly impossible to put down, ...more
I thought Elena & Alec Billionaire romance was going be a typical romance of am soo wrong! This is one of my fav of this month😍

Elena is such a strong and loyal daughter to her mam who is in a coma for 6 years. Her family cut her off cause she refused to let her mam go. I had tears in my eyes when Elena talked to her Mam. She is childhood friends with Alec & his brother Lucian.

Alec I loved him especially when it came to his brother Lucian who looks to Alec as a hero. He was a true hero in this st
Kia B
Feb 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First my usual points:
- I do not do spoilers unless warned.
- Read the summary above; it will tell you what the book is about. I will not reiterate.
- This is a standalone;
- No errors that I caught as far as editing.
- The author was not new to me

Elena and Alexander and desperate in different ways. The only way for each of them to get what they want is to marry. So they do. It's an arrangement. A means to an end. What nether of them counted on was the 'something more' that came from the arrangemen
Cathy Brockman
Mar 04, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Elena was an heiress untill her mom was in a car wreck leaving her in a coma. She has spent everything she had plus sold all her possessions to do so but finally runs out of money. A nurse slips her a card to a gentlemen’s club and with last hope she goes there.
Alexander is a ruthless billionaire that has had his heart broken. His fiancé slept with his bother’s best friend’s brother (say that three times fast)
Elena always followed them around as kids but she grew up into a beautiful women t
Wendy Livingstone
Elena is a sweet, strong, patient and caring, and she will do whatever she has to in order to save her mom’s life, and when she goes to a gentleman’s club the last man, she expects to see there is Alexander, and he offers her a deal in exchange for unlimited funds for her mom. Alex is a jaded and possessive alpha who has changed due to his past, and a marriage of convenience to Elena is his revenge. No matter how badly Alex treats Elena she sees through his façade. This is a beautifully written ...more
Leanne Thoman
Feb 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 03, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have a love/hate relationship with this book. There were parts I enjoyed: I liked that Alec helped Elena with her family issues. That he was willing to bring down everyone for the people he cared about. But there were parts that just made me want to drop kick Alec so hard he wouldn’t be able to get up. I understood his bitterness but the cruel way he treated Elena made me spitting mad. I liked Elena most of the time. She forgave easily but that also made her a doormat too. There were times I w ...more
Feb 12, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a marriage of convenience romance. Elena’s mother is in coma and she is willing to do anything to for her mum. Elena is best friends since childhood with Luce but looses in touch due to her dire circumstances. Alexander Kennedy has known Elena as his brothers friend. He is cynical and jaded and has trust issues . Alexander needs to get married so he proposes marriage of convenience to Elena . He wants to marry her without any expectation in return he would support Elena financially in ta ...more
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