Book Blitz : Back Forever by Karen Booth + GIVEAWAY!

Hey Everyone,

I am super honored to be apart of the BOOK BLITZ for Back Forever by Karen Booth!
I was sent both books in this great series by the wonderful ladies at THE NOVEL TEASE.  I have enjoyed 
every rock star related book I have read those far and I was eager to give Karen Booth's a try. 
And boy did i really enjoy these! I have to admit that I kind of really Fan-girled over these books and was tweeted all the emotions I was feeling to Karen and she was a trooper and put up will all my rambling tweets!

Title: Bring Me Back 
Author: Karen Booth
Pages: 284 
Published: 01.20.13
Goodreads Rating: 3.89
My Rating: 5.0


Music critic Claire Abby is a single mom dreading her daughter’s departure for college and worried that turning forty will leave her career running on fumes. She’s floored when she lands a Rolling Stone cover story on 80s British rock legend Christopher Penman. She spent her teenage years fantasizing he was her boyfriend.

In person, Christopher is everything Claire feared he’d be—charming, witty and unwilling to address the rumors he’s dodged for a decade. Still, she contains her adolescent fantasies and manages to earn his trust, unearthing the truth and the devastating secret behind it. His blockbuster story is her first priority when she returns home, a nearly impossible task when Christopher starts calling and flirting. She knows she should maintain a professional distance. She knows she should focus on the story. She knows it would be best to simply walk away. But how can she say “no” to the man she could never forget?

My Review:

Every girl has that celebrity that they were in love with as a child or a teenager. I'm sure you all remember yours, because I definitely remember mine. I'm not ashamed to admit that it was Justin Timberlake ! But for our main character Claire, hers was Christopher Penman. She dreamed of him, lusted after him and even imagined marrying him as  teenage. Fast forward about 2o years and Claire still can't help but recall those feelings. As a single mom of a teenage girl, Claire receives the job of a life-time when she gets hired to do an exclusive interview with none other than Chris Penman. This interview means so much more to Claire than just the opportunity to meet her favorite rock star, but it is also the biggest opportunity for Claire as a free-lane writer. Determined to make the most of the interview she asks some hard hitting questions. But not only is Chris ready, he has a plan of this own. This meeting ends up becoming more than Claire had ever expected as sparks start to fly and not just from her. 

I don't know where to even being with this book, but I think I will start off with the two main characters. First of all can I just say how happy I was to read a story about characters that were older than most books. Both Claire and Chris are in their early 40s and the challenges they face are so different than the usual ones we see in books and it was completely enjoyable. Another thing that I enjoyed about this book was the how their relationship started. Unlike other books, we actually see Claire and Chris has an actual old school, tradition courtship. They start a friendship with texts and phone calls, until they are able to spend more time together. And even when they do spend time together they take things nice and slow. 

Another aspect of this book that I really enjoyed about this book was the humor. Karen Booth has the ability to write some amazingly funny diaglogue. There was this portion where Claire asks Chris to say  some "cute british things" for her. But I have to admit that some of these lines I did not even understand, so I had to ask my British Sister Charlotte. I knew they were going to be embarrassing, but luckily she did not make too much fun of me when I asked her what they meant. But more than just having a ton of humor, there was just something about the way Karen writes that kept me smiling through out the entire book. I could not put this book down, and actually spend a whole day reading this book when I should have been reviewing for my nursing boards which are next week : D All in all LOVED THIS Book and it is my first 5-star rating of the 2014!

Title: Back Forever
Series: Sequel to Bring Me Back
Author: Karen Booth
Pages: 282
Published: 02.17.14
Goodreads Rating: 4.23
My Rating: 4.5


Back together after a painful breakup, Christopher Penman and Claire Abby are looking only to their future. Christopher’s band is making a run at it after a long hiatus. Claire lands a magazine job she never dreamed she could get. Only a ring on Claire’s finger and a baby on the way could make things more complete, and Chris is determined they’ll have everything they ever wanted.
But when Claire’s dad starts behaving strangely, and her teenage daughter feels left out, Chris and Claire’s picture-perfect plans begin to unravel. A piece of devastating news casts doubt on whether they’ll have the life they envisioned. Through everything fate throws at them, Chris and Claire must find the good and hold on to it with both hands. They will have it all as long as they have each other, forever.

My Review:

Even though there is still plenty of humor in this book, I just have to say that there were specific scenes in this book that had me sobbing like a baby! We see Claire and Chris taking some rather large steps in this book. They are planning a wedding, buying and remodeling a new house and both have their careers starting to take off. Claire has been offered an amazing opportunity to become an Entertainment Editor for up and comping magazine where as Chris' band is considering getting back together for some shows and  a new album. They are trying to juggle it all and still be there for Samantha and Claire's father Richard whose health is starting to deteriorate. Will they both be able to have it all or will they start having to make sacrifices? 

I'm trying to not put too many spoilers in this review so there is a big subject matter that I am leaving out and boy is it one that is completely heart warming. I am a sucker for how Chris reacts to his specific aspect of the story and made me fall in love with him so much more.

It was wonderful and sometimes hard seeing Claire and Chris deal with the struggles they encounter in this book, but they get through it together and remain each others rocks throughout the entire process. Even though so many different obstacles are thrown at them, their relationship stayed constant and strong and it was refreshing to see in this book. 

Another aspect of this second book in particular that I enjoyed, but was seeing the budding relationship between Richard (Claire's Dad) and Chris. Chris having lost his father at a very young age starts developing a beautiful and loving relationship with Richard. Even as Richard's health starts getting worse and worse, Chris is patient and loving and still included Richard in everything. It was nice to see this budding father son relationship and just remembering some of the scenes is bringing tears to my eyes. 

There are certain books that are absolutely great but end in a way where there are questions left answered and story lines that are never wrapped up, but this is not one of those books. I ended BACK FOREVER, feeling full filled and complete and with a huge grin on my face. These are characters that stay with you, and a story which I will sure to be re-reading many times! 

Thank you to Karen Booth for an amazing story and for putting up with my endless Tweets :) I will definitely be picking up more books from her in the future! 

Karen Booth is a Midwestern girl transplanted in the South, raised on 80s music, Judy Blume, and the films of John Hughes. An early preoccupation with rock ‘n’ roll led her to spend her twenties working her way from intern to executive in the music industry. Much of her writing revolves around the world of backstage passes and band dynamics. When she isn't creating fictional musicians, she's listening to music with her kids, honing her Southern cooking skills or sweet-talking her astoundingly supportive husband into whipping up a batch of cocktails.

Open to (US)

 (1) $25 GiftCard to either Amazon or Barnes & Nobles
(1) e-book (winner’s choice) from Mrs. Booth’s entire published collection. 


  1. Thank you for the wonderful reviews--SO glad you enjoyed the books! :)


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