Title: Since Forever Ago
Author: Olivia Besse
Publish date: May 13, 2014
Copy from: Netgalley
See on: Goodreads
Buy from: AmazonFresh off the heels of a devastating breakup, Riley Benson is a mess. But with her ingenious plan to become a ball-busting heartbreaker herself, she’s pretty sure she’ll survive. After all, what better way is there to get revenge than to move on?
Riley’s determined to become the perfect bachelorette—she’s going to drink like a bro, belch like a beast and swear so much that she’ll make even the most seasoned sailors blush. After all, those are the qualities that every guy’s secretly looking for…. aren’t they?
Max Fletcher is in love with the girl who gave him chicken pox and his first broken leg. When his best friend seems to finally be out of the picture, he can’t help but want to keep Riley all to himself. And, after coaching her with the very best of the very worst love advice, it seems as if he might actually get what he's wanted after all those years. But just as the two come to the realization that they're actually kind of perfect for each other, along comes a secret that threatens to tear them apart.
Although honestly, I tried to quit reading it.
Hear me out first.
There are indeed certain instances in the book where you would just like to throw it to the window or the 50th floor but this is my advice to you.
FINISH THIS BOOK.
If you need to rest after reading the characters b*tch about their lives, do so.
Then continue reading.
Even when you feel like this.
Overall, Since Forever Ago is a light, comical, new adult novel dealing with how a twenty-something guy and girl deals with life and relationships. This book focused on the latter.
In order for the love of his life, his best friend, to be his, Max Fletcher has done the unthinkable.
He has given advice to his best girl, Riley Benson. And she will do those because, after all, Max is her bestfriend.
After all, Riley’s determined to become the perfect bachelorette—she’s going to drink like a bro, belch like a beast and swear so much that she’ll make even the most seasoned sailors blush. After all, those are the qualities that every guy’s secretly looking for…. aren’t they?
I honestly have no favorite character. What I love about it are the interactions between characters. The way they behave towards each other made me laugh a few times, especially those between Max and Riley.
Their friendship evolved. There were times that it was challenged but in the end, it turned to something wonderful.
And yet, the thing I don't like about the book is how the characters always whine. At the age of 21, I think girls and boys have matured enough to not always whine about anything and everything. Because, even when you have problems, you just have to suck it up and be able to overcome it. In that way, you mature.
If you get past the whining, CONGRATULATIONS! Since Forever Ago is a light read that may make you notice that the one you're waiting for, has been there for you all along.
P.S. ugh, the author is just so...so...beautiful.
I can't help but admire her. She looks like Karmin
Olivia is a New Adult who pens novels about New Adults. Having spent much of her best years slaving away in the not-so-glamorous industries of fashion and PR, she has a never-ending supply of insider knowledge and horrifying experiences from which to draw from in order to create fun and unique stories. She currently resides in New York and is moonlighting as a writer to keep what's left of her sanity.