Title: Ever Over After
Author: J.A. DeRouen
Series: The Over Duet #2
Published: January 9th, 2017
Marlo … wild-eyed, untamed, and every single thing I’ve ever wanted from this life. I wasn’t ready for her back then. I was a stupid boy with adult feelings and no idea what to do with them. I squandered away every chance she gave me.
Yes, love like ours either burns white hot or crumbles under the pressure.
And now I’m back to sift through the rubble.
Questions and excuses are two things I have in spades. What I need now are answers.
Answers and Low.
My name is Ever Montgomery, and this is my story of love resurrected.
I was so happy when this one popped up on my iPad! After reading the first book in the duet (Low Over High) I couldn’t wait to see how the story turned out. Marlo was one of my favourite characters in J.A. DeRouen’s previous books so I was beyond excited that we were getting not one but two novels to tell her story.
The story that unfolded between Marlo and Everett was an emotional journey that was absolutely heart-wrenching. Both characters were complex and J.A. DeRouen did an amazing job of getting the reader to understand the journey each character had to take in order to get to a place where they could be happy, not only on their own but together.
After the events of the first book (which I won’t go into too much detail on for those of you who haven’t read it yet!) I was really happy about how the relationship between Remy and Everett ended up. Jeb was once again a favourite in this second part, so I’ve got my fingers crossed that we haven’t seen the last of him! One thing I was expecting in this story was a scene where Marlo had to explain her connection to Everett and Jeb to the people who were now in her life. I felt like a piece of the story was missing in that regard.
I definitely think that The Over Duet was J.A. DeRouen’s best work yet. I am always concerned that I won’t like the second novel to a duet or series as much as the first and I’m thankful to say that, that definitely was not the case here. Both stories were equally as engaging and interesting and I couldn’t put them down.