BLOG TOUR REVIEW AND EXCERPT: Between Now and Heartbreak by Dylan Allen

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He’s searching for the truth.

I’m living a lie.

And as much as we want to,

we can’t stay away from each other.

Between Now and Heartbreak, part two in the binge-worthy sexy and compelling Forever Trilogy from Dylan Allen, is available now!


He’s searching for the truth.

I’m living a lie.

And as much as we want to,

we can’t stay away from each other.

Falling for Carter nearly cost me everything.

To save myself I made a deal with the devil.

Now, I’ve got a second chance and more to lose than ever.

So when he makes it clear he wants me back,

I vow not to make the same mistake twice.

Carter has learned his lesson, too.

He’s done making promises.

This time, he’s staking his claim.

He already owns a piece of my heart,

But he won’t settle for less than all of me.

And by the time his seduction is done, I’ll want to give it to him.

But I made promises I have to keep.

And the devil I owe has come to collect his due.

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My Review

There is nothing easy about fighting for forever amidst volatile and heartbreaking circumstances…surrounded by obstacles, both of your own making and others’ interference. And while it’s not completely impossible, powering through the pain, the fracturing of the heart and soul that occurs, as well as the emotional overload that takes a toil can be more than a little overwhelming, causing words to be said and actions to be taken that there may not be any coming back from when everything finally settles down.

And I don’t know if there are any other characters who I’ve read in quite some time who epitomize the above idea as completely as Beth and Carter. It’s most definitely an uphill battle from the very beginning for Dylan Allen’s hero and heroine in the second book of her ForeverTrilogy.

Beth and Carter’s paths have never been easy, not separately or as a couple, but that doesn’t mean that things are insurmountable…that it’s impossible to stay together…to keep fighting because if any two people deserved happiness and love, it’s them.

Forever felt impossible.

Heartbreak was inevitable.

Always would cost us everything.

But the question is…can Beth and Carter fight through the heartbreak, conquer the impossibility of forever, and weather the damage and cost of finding a way to be together always?

These questions are difficult to answer due to the number of twists their story takes as well as how book 2 ends. But I will say that I haven’t given up on them finding a way…I haven’t stopped believing that regardless of how much they struggle, how much they must endure and overcome, that they will gain the clarity and closure they both need to move forward by each other’s side.

If you’re an avid reader, like I am, of Allen’s stories, your familiar with her trademark angst and highly emotional story lines and these two facets of her writing dominate Forever and Heartbreak. Not only did she put her characters’ hearts through the ringer, but I was exhausted by the time I made it to the end because my emotions were constantly fluctuating depending on what was happening to Beth and Carter and how they handled it all. And with their final book coming soon, I’m beyond ready for fate to stop conspiring against them and finally give them what they’ve deserved from the beginning – now and always.

4.5 Poison Apples


“I’m going to kiss you, now,” Carter says it like he’s giving a dire warning.

“My goodness, you’re presumptuous,” I sigh, but don’t pull away. I couldn’t. His mouth is so close. That song was so beautiful and catchy. God, talk about talent.

“Fortune is on my side tonight. So, I’m going for broke. Let me kiss you,” his voice is rumble.

I’m giddy with whatever is happening, but… “Carter you said we’d just be friends.” I lick my lower lip and his eyes dart to it and he moves closer to me. His big hands move so that he’s cupping head.

“No, you said. I told you it was a terrible idea.” His voice is all seduction and mischief. A million humming birds flutter in my chest at the perfectly wicked smile he’s wearing as he brings his face toward mine.

His eyes glitter green hued promises that make heat curl in my belly, and alarm bells ring in my head.

“What are—”

His lips press softly to mine and cut off my words. My breath catches in my throat and my eyes flutter shut at the touch. His lips are soft, warm and his kiss is as light as gossamer. He starts to pull away and before I can think, I’ve slid a hand into his thick soft hair and I’m pulling his mouth back to mine. He chuckles before he covers my lips with his, shoves a hand into my hair and slides his tongue into my mouth.

And holy God, does it feel good. His hands are everywhere, running down my back, cupping my ass, pushing into the hot space between my legs through the fabric. His fingers find the heat and wet that is building and spilling from me. Through the cotton gusset of my panties, his fingers are blunt and hard and demanding and so good.

I want him. I want him. I want him.

I want everything so much I can’t breathe.

I’m desperate to feel him where I need him.

There’s an ache that started blooming the night I met that only he has been able to soothe.

I groan and grind into his fingers until I feel just a taste of what I know is to come.

“Please,” I whimper and press down.

Suddenly he breaks our kiss, and pulls his hand away from me with a curse. and presses his forehead to mine. I keep my eyes closed while I try to catch my breath and still my thundering heart.

“I’m leaving, Beth. It’s time for me to go back home.”

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About Dylan Allen

Dylan Allen is a Texas girl with a serious case of wanderlust.

A self-proclaimed happily ever junkie, she loves creating stories where her characters chase their own happy endings.

When she isn’t writing or reading, eating or cooking, she and her family are planning their next adventure.

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