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Taylor Jenkins Reid
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo “Touching and powerful...Reid masterfully grabs hold of the heartstrings and doesn't let go. A stunning first novel.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)“Have you ever heard of supernovas? They shine brighter than anything else in the sky and then fade out really quickly, a short burst of extraordinary energy. I like to think you and Ben were like that . . . in that short time, you had more passion than some people have in a lifetime.” Elsie Porter is an average twentysomething and yet what happens to her is anything but ordinary. On a rainy New Year’s Day, she heads out to pick up a pizza for one. She isn’t expecting to see anyone else in the shop, much less the adorable and charming Ben Ross. Their chemistry is instant and electric. Ben cannot even wait twenty-four hours before asking to see her again. Within weeks, the two are head over heels in love. By May, they’ve eloped. Only nine days later, Ben is out riding his bike when he is hit by a truck and killed on impact. Elsie hears the sirens outside her apartment, but by the time she gets downstairs, he has already been whisked off to the emergency room. At the hospital, she must face Susan, the mother-in-law she has never met—and who doesn’t even know Elsie exists. Interweaving Elsie and Ben’s charmed romance with Elsie and Susan’s healing process, Forever, Interrupted will remind you that there’s more than one way to find a happy ending.
Taylor Jenkins Reid
Simon and Schuster
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"I understand this book was supposed to about the main character’s healing alongside her mother in law. I wish there was more character development for Ben, Elsie’s late husband. I feel like I could’ve felt more for the characters if Ben didn’t appear so flat. Even the mother in law lacked in development. I typically love Jenkins Reid’s novels, but this one was disappointing. "
"This one is kind of a reverse happy ending love story. It switches from the past to present every other chapter. If you are familiar with grief, it is very relatable. If you aren't familiar with grief, it still paints a picture you can imagine yourself in. Even though it was sad, I still enjoyed it. "