Review: The Forever Dream

Forever Dream, theThe Forever Dream by Iris Johansen
Pages: 291
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept
Review Source: Publisher/NetGalley
Release Date: June 10, 2013
Rating: 3 ★★★☆☆


Jared Ryker is a gifted genetic scientist. But the brilliant recluse has never found anyone he can share his life with—until he meets Tania Orlinov, the incomparable prima ballerina and Soviet defector who expresses the exquisite beauty of love in a way that only dance can reveal. But Tania has no interest in love, which only fuels Jared’s attraction, one that grows into an obsession.
As Jared gets closer to Tania, he is torn between compassion and overpowering desire. When their passion flares, they both are stunned by its depth and intensity. But their private fantasy is shattered by powerful forces that are determined to seize control of Jared’s research, which holds the key to an astonishing secret. As a deadly confrontation looms, Jared and Tania prepare to fight for their lives—and for the freedom to build a future in each other’s arms.
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Flirting with Disaster, Taking Shots, and Long Simmering Spring.


I liked this one and yet I didn’t. I’m not sure if I can explain it, it may just be my personal preferences. The writing was very good, the pace was good, and the story took a few turns that surprised me. I think that I was bothered/frustrated by Tania’s hot then cold attitude towards Jared; it went on too long for me. There were some things I felt were a bit over the top, but went with this story. I won’t say what they were because it would spoil too much. Overall I liked Tania; she’s a very strong and determined individual.

Jared is a man who has never known love and has always been lonely. Finding Tania changes that, even if she is brought to him in a way he would never have done. Once I got past his arrogance, which is deserved if annoying, I fell for Jared. He is loving and tender with Tania. He understands her and accepts her for who she is flaws and all.

I would recommend this, especially to those who like contemporary romance with angst and mystery. Oh, and some HOT times between the H and h.  I do wish there had been more to the end; I got my HEA, but a less abrupt conclusion would’ve been more satisfying.

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