5 out of 5 stars
Amazon Summary: Everyone has a past…good or bad, they are always there. They lurk and linger in the shadows, sometimes reappearing at the most inconvenient times. Gabby and Bradley thought that their pasts would remain dormant, that happiness was theirs for the taking. Still the strongest of relationships can be rocked by the ugliness from a previous life, even if it seems to be a world away. The fact remains an ugly past is never distant. It taints everything it touches, drives permanent rifts between loved ones, and sometimes can ruin everything. Gabby and Bradley must find the only way to battle the past. Forgiveness becomes a light through the darkness, a guide for the lost, and hope for the hopeless. With forgiveness comes bright, new beginnings.
Chit Chat with the Book Chicks:
First things first – we loved this book! We couldn’t wait to read it and it lived up to our expectations!
Tiffany: (bites nails) well I kind of wanted Gabby and Bradley to be having sex! I was sick of her making him wait. But it made me fall in love with Bradley even more (if that’s possible)! He definitely won major points with me in this book (like he needed any extra book boyfriend points). He was passionate, loving, and raging mad at times, and I loved every minute of it.
Benita: I liked the fact that not only did she keep her promise to her mother about sex, but Bradley helped her keep her promise. That showed the depth of his love truly, because NO MAN does that these days. LOL!
What we loved (besides Bradley of course)…*We loved that the story was written from various POV’s (we got to hear from Gabe and Sam)
*We loved how J.B. McGee introduced us to Gabe (Gabby’s father). We have been wondering about this story since ‘Broken,’ so of course we were on the edge of our seats when the daddy was about to tell his side of the story. Finally we could breathe!Benita: I was looking for him (the daddy) to have done something more egregious. But if you think about it for a small child having someone hate and blame you for something that is out of your control can be very horrific.
*We loved how even though we read ‘Conspiring’ and thought for sure Ian was the father – ‘Forgiven’ made us second guess what we read and had us tied up in knots
*We loved how Bradley named the baby Faith and loved her even before he knew the truth about her. And yes we had the misty eyes (I’m not saying we were crying just misty and that’s the story we sticking to). OMG but the tears really started flowing when Gabby went to meet Ian and when he started talking Faith and how they lost her (Ooops Spoiler Alert – you should have read the book by now <3).Too Funny Moment…yes J.B. McGee has us laughing too!
Benita: It was sooo funny when Bradley called himself following her and he almost got caught when she went to his office. He had to hurry up and get in the gym and pretend he had been working out! I was on the floor laughing.Tiffany: when the groomsman are walking down the aisle and flashing Bradley random pictures of his ex-flings…that was sooo freaking hilarious!
The Catch 22 Moment…the honeymoon night...Benita & Tiffany Agree: We were expecting Bradley to rock Gabby’s world on their wedding night, but the scene was very vanilla. We kind of thought they had better sex when they weren’t having sex (heheeeheee if you know what we mean)! But the catch 22 is that the scene was wholesome and romantic and was written perfectly for Gabby. I guess we should just keep my mind out the gutter! LOL! Besides he did tell her he would sex her down later and she would be wearing nothing but those stilettos. Did I mention we love Bradley?
J.B. McGee gave us a lot of twist in turns; laughs; near heart attacks; grab a tissue moments in ‘Forgiven.’ We got to experience the growth in Gabby as she starts to take control of her life. And even though we still think Ian is a douche, he was starting to grow on us in this book. This book is about forgiveness…and we can’t wait to find out if Sam finally forgives in her upcoming book ‘Blinded.’http://www.amazon.com/Forgiven-This-ebook/dp/B00CTBUN5U/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1368887832&sr=1-1&keywords=forgiven+this