Title: Forever & Ever – A Collection of Stories (Faith, Love & Devotion Book 7)
Author: Tere Michaels
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 25, 2018
Genre(s): Romance, Holiday
Page Count: 271
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
“Forever & Ever, A Collection of Stories” is a love note to my readers, and to celebrate the ten years since Faith & Fidelity was published. A Happy Holidays present to end the year with a smile. It’s not a book per se, but a collection of stories, big and small, that walks into the future of Matt and Evan, their friends and family. Holidays, weddings, babies (and more babies!), success and life decisions challenge them but can’t stop the wise-crack or the love!”
This isn’t a full book, it’s a lengthy collection of stories to round off the series Faith, Love & Devotion with a serious HEA and some fun memories. This is definitely NOT a stand alone title and characters and situations from all 6 books are referred to.
This collection is segmented into stories that follow up with Evan and Matt, their children, Jim and Griffin, Bennett, Daisy and the entire clan of friends, siblings, in-laws, etc. There are weddings, emergencies, babies, sickness, girlfriends, boyfriends, retirement, surgery, and lots of Christmas traditions.
On the whole, this was a good wrap up of everything that could possibly happen to Evan and Matt in the next few years of their lives, how they handled the situations together, and how big their extended family had really become. It’s still the same nervous, anxiety filled Evan and the charismatic, witty, fun-loving Matt. And it’s a pleasure to know that they fair well.
What I didn’t care for much was this didn’t read like a story. I was kind of disappointed in that regard. It was just snippet stories with years in between. They detailed any and every possible thing that could happen, including clogged toilets and ordering pizza.
Each of their four children had their future spelled out, as well as family and friends. It was a nice wrap up, but it seemed to go on and on. I would have been happy with a single time period story, including the ultimate HEA as this just got a but long for me.
If you are a fan of the series, you’ll need to read this to answer all of your questions about the future of Evan and Matt. It’s written in Tere Michaels wonderful writing style that takes you on a roller coaster of emotions, and leaving you with that feeling of all is right in the world.