Forevermore is the final book in the Darkest London series and it's a bittersweet ending. Fans will no doubt be clamoring to get their hands on this book, but please if you are new to this author, start with Firelight as it’s a journey you won't regret.
Okay, Forevermore kind of wraps so many storylines so it’s not easy to review without humongous spoilers. It's predominantly about two lost souls reconnecting and seeing themselves in a whole new light. Sin has been a character cropping up in previous books and I suspect he has quite a fan base out there! The readers have seen some of his struggles but now he faces his greatest challenge. The girl he loved as a boy is all grown up now and deserves the kind of happiness that the damaged Sin feels he could never offer. Yet, there's a reason Layla is back in his life and his task is simply to protect her but can he save her from his own demons?
Layla is unaware of her true origins but her eyes get well and truly opened when she returns to London. Her guardian is convinced her life is in danger and suggests Layla marry her childhood sweetheart, Sin! Well, for a start he is clearly horrified at the idea; and if that wasn't bad enough just lately Layla is having somewhat unusual experiences! So into society Layla goes with the ever watchful Sin dogging her footsteps but secrets held for far too long are about to be revealed and it's not always a pretty sight!
Sin is a heartbreaking character and the path he has travelled has been far from easy. Actually even in Forevermore he is still a reviled outcast in many ways so seeing him through Layla's eyes was a beautiful thing. Layla sees goodness in Sin, hopes for a future with him, but truly has no idea of the depths of their emotional bond. The recalcitrant, stubborn Sin has truly met his match in Layla. She just doesn't give up on him. Always pushing his buttons, tenacious, determined to revive their deep friendship, and ultimately Layla is as protective of Sin as he is of her.
As the last book it seems fitting that characters we have previously loved make an appearance. There's the usual action and mystery yes, but there's also emotional depth with sadness but Ms Callihan does not allow us to wallow. No, there is no time for despair as the crux of the story is reached and huge unexpected surprises bursts upon the page.
Yes, it's romantic, yes, there are hot scenes but the true joy is in learning that all these characters have found their place and as I read the last page I was incredibly happy to know.....love found a way.
I was gifted a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.