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?
★★★★★: Awesome!!! I really loved this book! (Highly recommended)
To my dear hopelessly romantic heart,
Oh, be still, my beating heart.. I just finished reading a book today. I thought I’d give it a day or two before writing a review, but I realized I couldn’t wait another 24 hours to write what I feel. So here it goes…
She was different from all the girls he was accustomed to. She was the sunshine that brightened up his dimly lit world. She crashed and burned and still looked at life in a positive way. She was a spitfire. She was everything he ever wanted. Except, she couldn’t be his.
He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He had class, elegance and breeding. He usually followed the rules to please his mother. Deep inside, he wanted to get away from all of it. When he finally met Maggie, things changed. Suddenly there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Suddenly, it’s okay to break rules. Suddenly, the pangs and cravings for freedom always hounded him. Suddenly, he craved for Maggie.
It was one great summer and they were bound to part ways in the end. In this age of technology and Apples, they could have opted for e-mail messages, text, Skype or Facebook. But no. Hand written letters were all they got. And that’s how they kept in touch.
Love Always, is a feel-good romantic story about a rich guy falling for a poor girl screaming “it’s you and me against the world,” and their love defying all odds. Meet Phillip, the 18-year old son of a successful business mogul running a Fortune 500 company whose life changed when he saw Maggie, the orange-haired girl who was always in a state of perpetual sunshine.
I loved all parts of this book. From the moment Phillip started his tennis lessons, to avoiding an ex-girlfriend. I loved how Miss Hoops was able to persuade Silver Spoon to go skinny-dipping. I loved how their letters arrived at their footsteps and relive their perfect summer. I loved how it all ended. Gosh, I loved how I gushed the entire time I read this book!
This book is by the super duo, Candace Knoebel and Sonya Loveday, who had managed to make me go crazy and act like a teen while reading. To others, they may seem a simple book, but the impact it conveyed was ferocious. It hit all the high notes. It sent me soaring with happiness, especially with those hand-written love letters. It is my hope that Knoebel and Loveday would continue working together, writing beautiful stories like this.
Sonya Loveday, first and foremost is a reader, an avid one. It is of that love that brought her to purchasing her first laptop in 2009, and publishing her first novel, Casted, in 2013.
In early 2014, Sonya expanded Casted and then went on to publish Spelled, the sequel to Casted in March, wrapping up the series, and her stint with Paranormal Romance. For now.
Not long after the completion to the Casted Series, Sonya tried her hand at New Adult/Coming of Age, a sub-genre of Contemporary Romance. Thusly, the Six were born with The Summer I Fell, which released at the end of July 2014. The demand from readers was instantaneously, which brought about End Note, the second book of the series in December 2014, and book three, If Ever I Fall, in June 2015.
To date, Sonya lives in Central Florida with her husband, and two kids, and is currently working on the fourth book of the Six Series. Be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming news on Sonya’s website!
Candace Knoebel is the award-winning author of Born in Flames—book one in a young adult fantasy trilogy. She discovered in 2009 through lunch breaks and late nights after putting her kids to bed, a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. And an outlet for all the voices residing in her head.
Published by 48fourteen in 2012, Born in Flames went on to win Turning the Pages Book of the Year award in February of 2013. In January of 2014, the last book in the trilogy, From the Embers, was released, thusly completing the trilogy. She now works on the Night Watchmen Series, while guzzling Red Bulls and pretending to be a ninja on Heelys.