Review: LOSING FOREVER by Tara Gallina


Losing Forever
Author: Tara Gallina
Genre: NA Romance
Series: Forever Series #6
*standalone*



Healing doesn’t happen overnight. Neither does falling in love.

 

Braylee

Frankenstein has nothing on this twenty-year-old. Okay. Maybe a few more stitches in a few more places, but we both were sewn back together.

 

A year and a half ago, I lost my family in an accident that left me scarred inside and out—and with a sizable inheritance I refuse to spend. Money can’t bring me happiness. No touch can bring me comfort. And desire? Forget it. Who’s going to want me like this?

 

That’s what I thought until Grayson came into my life.

 

The ex-baseball star has a list of home runs on the field and off. He’s all wrong for me, possibly broken beyond repair. I can’t help him. I’m still trying to fix myself.

 

But when he’s near, parts of me spark back to life. And when he looks at me, I feel like my old self—or a version of her.

 

How wrong would it be to pursue this thing between us? Could I handle it? Should I bother finding out?

 

Grayson

Damaged? Me? Maybe a little. Fine,a lot. But I’ve been through some shit.

 

It’s not every day you find out your dad’s a liar and a criminal who launders money for the mafia. Trust issues are only one of my problems. Trouble has a way of finding me—or maybe I create it. I turned down an offer to play in MLB and quit the game.

 

At twenty-two, I’m a walking disaster, which is fine, as long as I keep my guard up and don’t bring anyone into my mess.

 

That was the plan until Braylee entered my life.

 

How can someone who’s lost so much face the world with more strength than I have in my batting arm? I want to devour her and shelter her at the same time.

 

I’m trying to be good. But that’s never worked for me in the past, especially when all I want to do is tear down her walls, her clothes, and anything else she’s hiding behind.

 *Spin-off to The Forever Series. Standalone. 


*All Photo Credits: Tara Gallina's Facebook Page & Instagram





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I really enjoyed the way this author weaves together a story that has that perfect balance of angst, romance, and steam.  The characters are positively refreshing in that they are likable, flawed, and real.  The storyline was interesting and kept me engaged from beginning to end.


Told from a dual POV, I love how this is an office romance with a big brother’s best friend feel to it. Only in this case, the heroine’s cousin fulfills the big brother role. Both Braylee and Grayson’s lives are drastically altered by a series of unexpected events which go on to shape their relationships and approach to life.  Learning to adapt has not been easy for either of them.  This lends itself to impeccable character growth that is beautifully portrayed throughout the story.  


Braylee is a strong heroine who is remarkably resilient given her devastating backstory.  This has greatly affected her ability to connect with others as she keeps herself closed off to protect herself. Yet, she could not help but sass Grayson, her cousin’s best friend. I found her sauciness towards him to be rather entertaining. Grayson is a former MLB prospect with some interesting family ties that has changed his outlook on things.  I adored Grayson as he had me swooning with his thoughtfulness and romantic nature.  While these two characters battle with the scars of the past, they truly bring out the best in each other. 

 

Losing Forever is considered book 6 in The Forever Series, but it is a complete standalone. Although, I do recommend the previous books because they are highly entertaining.  If you enjoy NA romance with perfectly imperfect characters and a compelling storyline, then you will definitely want to check out Losing Forever.





Other Books in the Forever Series:


Risking Forever: Vol 1


Daring Forever: Vol 2


Claiming Forever: Vol 3 



Sebastian Risking Forever: Vol 4
Companion Novella from Sebastian's POV



Waiting Forever Vol 5






Tara Gallina grew up breathing the salty air in a small town near Clearwater Beach, Florida. The sun and sand were her playground, bathing suits and jean shorts her go-to wear.
After moving to Orlando, FL with her hubs, she left the workforce to enjoy motherhood and rekindled her love of writing. While romance is one of her favorite genres, she writes young and new adult and has a soft spot for retellings. 
She has two furry writing companions who often steal her seat when she's working: a mini shih-poo named Bella, and an exotic cat named Tigerlily but who answers to Kitty because the menfolk in the house like it better. Speaking of kitties, she is obsessed with Hello Kitty, has a pink office, thinks everything is better with sparkles, freezes in temperatures below seventy, and is happiest when visiting local hotspots like Disney World or Harry Potter with her family.

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