Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mini Review: First & Forever by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Title: First & Forever
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: Novella in the Crescent Chronicles Series
Published: August 11. 2014
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Author (In exchange for an honest review)
Genre: NA Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Book Description:
Ever wonder what Levi was thinking in FLIGHT? Find out in the two Levi POV novellas FIRST & FOREVER. This combined edition includes both FIRST (previously released) and FOREVER, a brand new novella.This edition also includes the bonus short story: The Royal Wedding.

FIRST
Levi's got it all. He's a paranormal prince with more money and power than he knows what to do with, but something is missing—a mate. He only has until college graduation to find her. Allie's perfect but she wants nothing to do with him. When attraction becomes something more, will he take a chance and show her who he really is or will he lose everything?

FOREVER
Levi's almost out of time. Allie's the one, he knows it in every grain of his being, but how can he make her see it? Desperate to keep Allie safe and at his side, he takes the biggest risk of his life. Reckless or not there is nothing he wouldn't do to keep her with him... forever.







I am a huge fan of the Crescent Chronicles series and of the spin off so of course when I was given the chance to read yet another book all from Levi’s point of view I jumped at the chance to do so. 

This is one of my most favorite paranormal series from Rose. It is so well written, suspenseful, and full of wonderful characters, both main and secondary that are hard to forget and have a nasty habit of burrowing deep into your heart.

What can I say about this other than it was fabulous? I love getting to see Levi's point of view (usually the stories were told in Allie's) on all of my most favorite (and romantic!) scenes.

What was even better is that we get to see the wedding! Yes, the wedding. Oh my gosh, it was wonderful and made me smile the whole darn time I was reading it. 

Once again Rose delivered. She gave me everything I could have asked for and them some. She also reminded me once again why this series is in my top ten and why I love it so very much. 






*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

37 comments:

  1. It's nice to have a series like that where the original series and the spin off are all good! Great review!

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  2. Great review. This is one of my favorite paranormal series also. I just love it. I'm looking forward to her Dire Wolves series also.

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    1. Oh I really am too! Can't wait to get it and read it.

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  3. I have only read one book by the author, but this is one series I definitely want to pick up.
    I'm glad to hear that this novella was a satisfying read for you! :)
    Lovely review!

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    1. You really should try this series, it is fantastic!

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  4. You make me very curious about that wedding now! I haven't really read a lot about weddings in the books I read. Would be nice to see what about them here amde you love it! :D

    Faye at The Social Potato

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  5. Wow Kindlemom another new to me series/novel/author My aching tbr pile ;) Great review, I'm convinced!

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  6. I've never read this series but I love her NA books!

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  7. I haven't read any of her books but I remember hearing lots of good things!

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    1. She really is a great author especially when you want something you know you will love and a really good in between novel.

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  8. Wow a fantasy NA AND it was amazing :D sounds like something to add to the TBRs for sure.

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  9. ooh one of your favorite paranormals from her? I must read it! I have read the first couple of books in the crescent chronicles and enjoyed them but I have not read the spin off yet

    Great review!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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    1. The spin off it just as good but full of more mystery too.

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  10. Ack! I've not read anything by her yet. Sometimes I feel like I've been living under a reader girl rock. lol

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    1. Oh gosh you need to try at least something from her!

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  11. A paranormal prince!!! I don't think I've seen that in a book before.

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  12. Oh i haven't read any books by this author but you make me super anxouis to try her stuff out! Great review :)

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    1. I hope you do try something of hers. :)

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  13. I don't know these books!! That's great you really enjoyed this one though. :)

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  14. I still need to read the first series. Argh!

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    1. They are fast reads Heidi so it wouldn't take you very long to get caught up!

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  15. I still need to start this series! I'm so happy to hear this worked so well for you, and who wouldn't enjoy getting an alternate POV and a wedding! :-)

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  16. I haven't read this series but I am so glad to hear the change in perspectives was worth it and you got to see the wedding!

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  17. I'm usually apprehensive about spin-offs in general but I'm glad this one worked out greatly for you. I can really feel that the author did well with this series and I wouldn't stop reading from this series' world too, if it comes to it. I might check this one out whenever I need a dose of a good paranormal series. Lovely review!

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    1. I really do hope you give it a try, at least the original series, it really is worth it if you like paranormal reads.

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  18. I have never read this author before, but I think I have at least one of her books archived--I'll have to dig it out ;) Great review!

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  19. This sounds adorable! I've really enjoyed the contemporary books that I've read by her, so I think I'll definitely try this series. I'm curious about this wedding, too ;) Amazing review!

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