Title: Love Always
Author: Sonya Loveday and Candace Knoebel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: August 25, 2015
I’ve met boys like him before. Rich. Bored. Always wearing a silver-spooned smile. But there is something different about him that piques my curiosity. The way he looks at me, like he is staring through the bars of a gilded cage he’s never left. Like he is one breath away from suffocating beneath a mound of responsibilities. He is different from the rest because he doesn’t wear his money… his money wears him. I just don’t think he knows it yet.
She’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before. She’s everything I’ve never been able to be. Carefree. Whimsical. A dreamer. Her laugh is infectious. She is irresistible. I can’t help but be drawn to her with an intensity that steals my breath and muddles my senses. I want to know her, need to know her, but how can I allow myself that liberty when I don’t have the freedom to make my own choices?
Phillip and Maggie think they have it all. Even though they come from opposite backgrounds, they each have bright futures paved out, with no distractions holding them back.
Until the fateful day they meet each other.
After a brief, adventurous time together in The Hamptons, Maggie and Phillip find themselves saying goodbye just as the spark of love flashes intensely between them. Can their budding connection be enough to survive the pulling tides of change, or will they drift apart before they even have a chance to explore what could have been?
"I also wasn't 100% sure what to expect from it after I read the synopsis, but it was very beautiful and developed so well! The plot also really surprised me! I wasn't expecting the characters to be so different, but for their relationship to be so beautiful!" ~ Book Crazy
"I love this book and was gripped right the way through. I cannot thank Sonya and Candace enough for this story. I only hope they write many more together. They clearly have found a recipe for Success!!" ~ Goodreads Reviewer
"I loved the slow burn of the romance, and loved/hated the meddling that also went on throughout the book. (I don't want to spoil it for others, so I won't expand on this). There were quite a few twists and turns to the plot line which also kept me engaged." ~ Read Love Repeat
The free bird and the caged bird.
Money and status do not buy happiness when your life is planned out in every detail for you. Phillip is finding his life meaningless until he meets free spirit Maggie, who is actually interested in what he wants from life. Maggie shows him what life can be like when you do what you want and she encourages him to break out of his cage. It is something that he struggles with as those around him close ranks to get what they want from him.
This was a refreshing story in the way it unfolded and was told. I loved the interaction between Phillip and Maggie. I did find Phillip to be a little wet behind the ears but he grows stronger with Maggie's encouragement.
A quirky, fun read with its emotive moments.