Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Review: If Forever Comes by A.L. Jackson

Title: If Forever Comes
Series: Take This Regret, #2
Author: A.L. Jackson
Category: Contemporary Romance
Genre: New Adult/ Adult
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
If Forever Comes, the final chapter in the New York Times Bestselling The Regret Series 

Christian Davison’s life is complete. With a ring on Elizabeth’s finger and his daughter at his side, he’s ready to run headlong into their future. 

Elizabeth Ayers never believed she would again find this kind of joy—the joy of a family and the wholeness found in the touch of the man she’s always loved. 

Their love is intense and their passion only grows as they set out to rediscover each other. 

But life is never easy. 

Rocked by the unforeseen, Christian and Elizabeth will find themselves fighting for the one thing they hold most important—family. 

Reading order: 
Lost To You ~ Book 0.5 (Lost to You is the prequel novella to Take This Regret and unnecessary to read before Take This Regret) 
Take This Regret ~ Book 1 
If Forever Comes ~ Book 2

My Review:

OH! A.L. Jackson you just love to play with emotions, don’t you??

If Forever Comes was a heart aching read. It played with my emotions, but I loved it! My heart really went out to the characters in this series. They have been through so much already and they were really tested in If Forever Comes.

Elizabeth had grown so much by the end of Take This Regret, and I was so happy when she finally opened up her heart again. But in this book Elizabeth gets thrown a whopper of a curve ball. This tested her quite a bit in love, strength, being open, and allowing pain in. Though some of her actions made me want to shake her, I did understand them. But she was really able to overcome the obstacles in this book and she really became such a strong character in the end.

Oh, Christian! This poor man has been through quite a bit in the series and he, like Elizabeth, really went through something quite heartbreaking. Something I would never want anyone to go through! He, too, has grown since the first book, but the emotional turmoil challenged him in completely different ways then he has face before. What made me so proud of just how much Christian has grown were his actions in this book. He really proved he is a great man and a wonderful character.

Again the amazing chemistry between Christian and Elizabeth is very present, even when they were at odds and facing difficult decisions. I loved watching that burn, that spark they have. It is one of the elements I have enjoyed so much about this series.  They have a very powerful bond and a deep love.
“Maybe my steps were slow. Maybe it was because I was relishing each one, like each represented an obstacle we'd had to climb, the trials we'd had to overcome. Maybe each one was a triumph, each a celebration. Even though each step was measured, in reality, I was running toward him.Running toward my forever.Because I realized I didn't have one without Christian.
He was my all.” 
The story did have its more slow moments, but the pace was just to my liking. The buildup of the conflict and the resolution had me on the edge of my seat. And though I did figure out the conflict of the story, it didn’t deter my love for the book.

The conclusion of Elizabeth and Christian's story was perfect for them, and everything wrapped up so nicely. I thoroughly have enjoyed being a part of their story.  Both characters finally moved on from their past, let go of old hurts, and embraced their future. They each have grown so much. This was a wonderful, gripping, consuming series and I am so happy with its ending.


  1. I cannot wait to read this series! It sounds so fantastic and especially knowing you loved the books has me excited. Great review Magen!

  2. Sounds great especially with how the emotions were written and how it affected you

  3. Beautiful review, Magen! I love the quote! I am definitely in the mood for an emotional read and this series sounds perfect. Thank you for motivating me to bump these up on my wish list! <3

  4. Awww... just by reading your review I want to hug everyone! You, Elizabeth and Christian! This book sounds fantastic Megan! Beautiful review!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s ParanormalPalace


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