The Problem with Forever

  • by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Narrated by Amy Landon
  • 14 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From number-one New York Times best-selling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes a riveting new story about friendship, survival, and finding your voice.
For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory "Mouse" Dodge, it's a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it's been four years since her nightmare ended, she's beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.
Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone - spending her senior year at a public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she's imagined, there's one she never dreamed of - that she'd run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn't seen since childhood, on her very first day.
It doesn't take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she's not the only one grappling with lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider's life spiral out of control, Mallory must make a choice between staying silent and speaking out - for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.


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I don't even know where to start with this review...I've been a fan of Jennifer's for A VERY LONG TIME! I've listened to all her books & bought them all in ebook format as well. THIS ONE I WILL TRY MY HARDEST TO BUY A HARDBACK & I HOPE 1 DAY TO BE ABLE TO HAVE IT SIGNED! The Problem With Forever Touched Me In So SO MANY WAYS! it Hit SO CLOSE to home for me! I wish I would've read this book when I was younger....If I could give this book 10 Stars I WOULD!! YES IT'S THAT AMAZING!! Amy Landon Really Did an Awesome job bringing Mallory(Mouse)TO LIFE!! Heck she did Great on Ryder, Hector All of them!!
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- Brandy Blackerby "I am a fun loving mom that enjoys a great Book!! I'm happy to have Audible with a busy life it makes it so easy to still get lost in a book!"

The story was really good. The narrator was off.

The Problem with Forever is a YA contemporary about self discovery with romance. Others would probably disagree with the order in which I labeled it. It is from the POV of Mallory “Mouse” Dodge. I would put this as young as 12-13 years old because it is very tame romantically but does bring up abuse and death. I think is a great book for a girl who might doubt herself when it comes to interacting with others or public speaking.

I have always like/loved JLA’s books. I had preordered the book way back when preorder came out. I really wanted to read this book but I had no time to sit and read, so I got the Audible upgrade to listen while getting things done. I’ll be honest. I did not care for the narrator in this book. She felt flat and it was missing so much. Her male voices were laughable. Let’s just say I only listened to an hour of this before I switched solely to reading. Yes I did listen to the audio clip prior to getting the Audible but that small selection of the book was probably the best the narrator read.

Overall, I felt the story was about Mallory discovery of her as a 17 year old girl. Her early life experiences damaged her view on the world and how she perceived it. She did become involved with Rider romantically; I think it was more part of her growing up. I read some reviews that said she was immature and too grown-up at the same time. She has PSTD. Normal development of emotions can be stunted. So yes, she might have been immature and too grown up, which would be normal for someone with her background.

This story will probably bring tears to people who cry easily. My heart is pretty much stone but I felt many of the emotions Mallory was going through. I think JLA did an incredible job making us feel what Mallory felt.

I added it to my daughter’s Kindle.
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- Kelly Maldia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-17-2016
  • Publisher: Harlequin Audio