One night in college can change everything…
Away at college, Amy just wants one night alone without her high school sweetheart, Joe. So when he invites her to go to the library, she heads off on her own instead. How she ended up at a house party with the mysterious bad-boy Trevor is another story…
Joe so isn’t going to the library. He needs space from Amy, too, so he’s decided to rush a fraternity, to get back the swagger he had in high school. But it doesn’t take long for the brothers to invite him to the real rush—where the beer is flowing and one particular girl has set her eyes on Joe.
Over the course of one wild night, both Amy and Joe will have to decide if their futures belong with two new people, or whether the next forever will have their first loves in it.
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Lisa Burstein, author of PRETTY AMY, continues her hot and cold romance between the characters, Amy and Joe, in the seductively intense novella, THE NEXT FOREVER. If you are already a fan of her preceding title, you absolutely MUST pick this one... ...more
The Next Forever follows up in the life of Amy and Joe; two of my favourite characters from Pretty Amy. I much prefer reading follow up books months down the line than epilogues tacked onto back of books. And The Next Forever proved this to be the case once more as it provided a heartfelt insight... ...more
Before sharing my thoughts about this novella, I just want to say that I haven’t read Pretty Amy. I’d assume reading Pretty Amy would help me understand the character development of Amy better but haven’t read Pretty Amy didn’t take me away from my enjoyment. I’m happy to say that I had a great t... ...more
THE NEXT FOREVER, a follow up story to the amazing YA novel PRETTY AMY, steps out of the young adult world and into the New Adult genre. And let me just say that Lisa Burstein did it perfectly! I loved PRETTY AMY, so I was very happy to get to see more of Amy and Joe. In THE NEXT FOREVER, Amy and... ...more
I loved Pretty Amy, so when I saw that Lisa Burstein was writing a novella about Joe and Amy in college I was so excited!! Though you don't have to read Pretty Amy before this, I highly suggest it so you know the characters and what things they have gone through in the past. It really helps to un... ...more
Really enjoyed this book. The author does a great job tapping into heartfelt emotions. She has some pretty nice turns of phrase in her writing too! A quick read and a touching one about choices and pasts and presents. ...more
I loved Pretty Amy & wished I got to see more of Amy with Joe, so this novella was perfect. The writing is beautiful & the emotions so raw & real. It was the perfect compliment to Pretty Amy. ...more
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If you've read Pretty Amy (and I do recommend that you read it before delving into The Next Forever), you might have a slight idea of what to expect from this novella. Don't let the gorgeous cover fool you - just like Pretty Amy, The Next Forever is intense, full o... ...more
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The Next Forever by Lisa Burstein
Book 1.5 of the Pretty Amy series
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication Date: January 13, 2013
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC provided by the publisher
Summary (from Goodreads):
One night in college can change everythin... ...more
What would happen if both parties in a relationship started to feel just a bit trapped and on the same night went out to test the boundaries, to go back and see if they were the same people they were before the relationship? Well that is what Lisa Burstein explores in The Next Forever and it make... ...more
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I would like to thank Entangled Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. This has in no way influenced my review or opinions of this book.
Blurb from Goodreads:
One night in college can change everything…
Away at college, Amy just wants one night alone... ...more
"The next forever was all that mattered."
I am truly at a loss with my review. I want to talk about The Next Forever, and how amazingly honest and insightful I found it to be, but I can't make my heart go there.
Lisa Burstein is a gift to young women, and the people who love these girls. I wish, s... ...more
This is a tale of how, rather speaking on ,whats on are mind really n whats troubling us; we tend to gravitate towards what we perceive in our mind , as it should be and this image of " supposed to be " is what screws us up the most in life .
I haven't read it's prequel but I strongly recommend... ...more
THE NEXT FOREVER by Lisa Burstein is such a short read (a small novella), yet it was epic! Obviously, cheating isn't right, but I don't know how she made me enjoy reading the story of a boyfriend (Joe) and girlfriend (Amy) at separate parties, wondering if they'd end up hookin... ...more
I LOVED Pretty Amy, it totally said what was true, and I think I could save a lot of girls from doing things they shouldn't. It was a great life lesson.
THE NEXT FOREVER wasn't a life lesson, it was a NA Comtemp. Romance, and it was still good! I loved reading Amy and Joe's story.
The only... ...more
First, I want to thank Entangled Publishing for providing me with a review copy of The Next Forever.
I want to start out this review by stating that I have not yet read Pretty Amy. On Lisa's own website she states that all of the Pretty Amy books can be read in any order, that they are companion... ...more
Amy and Joe have started college after spending a wonderful summer reacquainting themselves and spending every moment together - just the two of them. Suddenly thrown in a different setting where there are new experiences to discover, new people to get to know and new temptations, Amy and Joe try... ...more
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Previous to reading The Next Forever, I hadn't read its big-sister novel, Pretty Amy. At the time, I honest to goodness didn't know this novella was connected in any way, shape, or form to that novel. I had seen Pretty Amy before on Goodreads and read its description, b... ...more
I haven't actually read Pretty Amy yet...so this was my first time reading about Amy and Joe, and I really enjoyed it. I've also already bought myself an ebook of Pretty Amy because reading The Next Forever made me extremely curious to know everything that happened before it.
Having not read Prett... ...more
Amy and Joe are in their first semester of college and are transitioning not only into the college scene, but also in a transition from dating in high school, to dating in college. It is obvious from the beginning that they have an intense relationship both physically and emotionally. What seemed... ...more
I really enjoyed Pretty Amy, so when The Next Forever came up on netgalley I knew I wanted to read it, and I requested it in the hope that I would get accepted and was really excited to have been accepted very quickly. I read The Next Forever in just over an hour, it was a quick read, but one tha... ...more
Why I Loved It: Oh Amy and Joe. There has been some serious growing up on their part. Ms. Burstein's adult novella is missing some of the grit of Dear Amy, but the romance is there in full force. Once again this is real romance. When you are in a serious relationship, most people doubt, question,... ...more