Forever, Alabama (Review & Excerpt)

by Susan Sands


Forever, Alabama

Everybody loves local attorney and favorite son, Ben Laroux. Well, at least everybody of the female persuasion–until he meets Sabine O’Connor. She loathes him and makes no secret of her feelings, even when he pours on his famous charm hoping to thank her for helping his family. Ben has never been told no, and if there’s one thing he’s never walked away from, it’s a challenge.

Sabine hopes she’s finally found peace and safety in the small town of Ministry. She’s changed her name to escape her painful past and her shameful family secrets. Ben Laroux is a gorgeous and sexy complication she can’t afford, but also can’t resist. However, when her past threatens to derail her present and future, Ben might be the only man she can trust. (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon)

In Forever, Alabama, Susan Sands engages her readers with a new and exciting relationship between a successful lawyer and the local therapist. Every woman in Ministry has a thing for Ben Laroux, except for Sabine O’Connor, the town shrink/secrets keeper. Even if they haven’t really had the chance to spent time together, Sabine seems to have a particular aversion to Ben’s handsome façade.

But he was one of those men. All charm and manners and white, straight teeth—like a wolf. She was all done with that kind of misrepresentation. They always started out just fine, until their phony representative took off for the hills, and left the real guy behind.

Most of her fears are obvious consequences of her past and secret life, which need to remain hidden. But Ben really wants to have his chance, and when he finally takes her on a date, both will discover overwhelming emotions denied for too long.

BEN HAD UNDERSTOOD that Sabine was different from the moment they’d met. He never even considered a ridiculous two-date rule with her, and it wasn’t because she’d treated him like a total scumbag. She’d made the ground shake for him.

But Sabine’s past could easily catch up with her and jeopardize all her efforts for a quiet, and joyful life.

I really like this new chapter in Ministry. Susan Sands captivates her readers from the very first pages. I found this third book of the Alabama Series more intriguing and suspenseful than the previous ones, and as always, the author describes the characters amazingly with all their assets and flaws, and this makes them so familiar and real.

I really like the way Ben and Sabine connected and developed a sparkling and deep relationship. This book of the series highlights the importance of the family bond, but in a new light. Sometimes family represents our main strength and anchor. In other cases, through adversity, it helps us to find our own path. Forever, Alabama is very well written and a delight to read. I highly recommend it.

This book deserves five out of five stars.

I highly recommend it.

This book deserves five out of five stars.

I was provided a copy from Readers’ Favorite in exchange for an honest review.

Read an excerpt from Forever, Alabama

“Are you having sexy thoughts about me?” Ben asked, breaking into her sexy thoughts. Because his sexy had returned.
“Huh? Of course—not.” Her eyes were unfocused.
“You are. You want to sit on my lap again,” he accused.
“That—wouldn’t be wise.” But God, it would feel so good.
“Stop it! I’m asking for help, here, and you want to climb the tower of Ben.”
“Okay, this isn’t headed anywhere good,” Sabine said.
“Make you a deal.” He appeared deadly serious.
“I’m listening.”
“You stay here tonight—” He held up a hand to stop her shocked protest. “Listen. I’m suggesting I sleep off my beers, make a call to my buddy to have your car cleaned, and we discuss plans for my therapy. And I’ll make eggs in the morning. If you still look at me like that after I’ve sobered up, then, I’ll have no choice but to kiss you again.”
She couldn’t really see a flaw in his plan. Certainly, there were many, but right now, she was seriously charmed by a stinky, post-vomitous guy with a great house. “Um. I’m not sure that’s wise.”
Excerpt From: Susan Sands “Forever, Alabama.” iBooks

Publication Date: March 20, 2017
Series: Alabama Series, Book 3
Print Length: 388 pages
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Language: English

Discover the Alabama Series:

Again, Alabama (Book 1) – Jun 12, 2015 – Review & Excerpt

Love, Alabama (Book 2) – Apr 13, 2016 – Review & Excerpt

Forever, Alabama (Book 3) – Mar 20, 2017 – Review & Excerpt

Christmas, Alabama (Book 4) – Oct 26, 2017



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