Review: Stay With Me Forever
Harlequin Kimani Romance
September 2015
REVIEWER:  Janet Caldwell | RATING: A
REVIEW: STAY WITH ME FOREVER is Farrah Rochon’s sixth installment in her Bayou Dreams series. Like the other offerings, the setting is fictional Gauthier, Louisiana. Rochon addresses an important life lesson in this novel. A romantic relationship between two people from vastly different backgrounds can be challenging on its own, but add the refusal to face painful memories head-on instead of burying them deep inside and any hopes for love are threatened.

Paxton Jones is a complicated girl from the “other side of the tracks” that makes it good.  In her youth she fantasized about being part of the “in-crowd” and dating handsome Sawyer Robertson, the popular local football player.  In her mind she was convinced that he didn’t know she existed.

Sawyer Robinson was the opposite of everything Paxton perceived him to be.  His efforts to get close to her in high school were deflected because she purposely kept her distance feeling she was not good enough to associate with him.  Although born into wealth, Sawyer was made to work for his accomplishments; none of which he took for granted.

Years later, while grieving the death of his father, Sawyer and Paxton share one clandestine night that haunts them and fuels misunderstandings and morning after regrets. Paxton’s old feelings of inadequacy resurface and she and Sawyer part only to reunite three years later as coworkers on an important civil engineering project designed to protect Gauthier from natural disaster. The heat that still radiates between these two cannot be ignored no matter how hard Paxton tries.

Secondary characters impacting this story include Paxton’s strong independent mother and Sawyer’s deceased parents. They were responsible for molding the main characters into tough, generous, fair-minded adults.

Rochon states that she originally intended for this series to end after the third story, but the characters keep popping up “demanding that their stories be told”.  I am happy they are so vocal and Rochon is listening!
STAY WITH ME FOREVER is a good addition to the series. It is a sweet love story of regret and second chances sprinkled with Rochon’s unique blend of humor and spicy passion.

20th September 2015 |