“Forever is the Worst Long Time” is a novel full of emotion. Expect to experience love, friendship, betrayal, loss, regret, and forgiveness. We get three main characters in James, Lou and Rob. They are all far from perfect. They all make stupid mistakes along with some crazy decisions. Will they ever be able to stop all of the hurting that is going on among the friends?
The author gives the reader quite a complex plot that is well developed with surprises. Readers are taken on an adventure that goes in unexpected. The characters have celebrations as well as disappointments. You at some time will find yourself shaking your head. By the end of this story the reader gets quite a heart breaking and wrenching story that will also be very thought provoking. It’s an engaging read.
One of the main themes is that the choices that one makes in life can turn out to have short and or long term consequences. Life is short and it is what you make of it... for one must make it count.
From acclaimed author Camille Pagán comes a wry, heartfelt exploration of love and loss.
When struggling novelist James Hernandez meets poet Louisa “Lou” Bell, he’s sure he’s just found the love of his life. There’s just one problem: she’s engaged to his oldest friend, Rob. So James toasts their union and swallows his desire.
As the years pass, James’s dreams always seem just out of reach—he can’t finish that novel, can’t mend his relationship with his father, can’t fully commit to a romantic relationship. He just can’t move on. But after betrayal fractures Lou’s once-solid marriage, she turns to James for comfort.
When Lou and James act on their long-standing mutual attraction, the consequences are more heartbreaking—and miraculous—than either of them could have ever anticipated. Then life throws James one more curveball, and he, Rob, and Lou are forced to come to terms with the unexpected ways in which love and loss are intertwined.