Forever My Lady: A Novel | Contemporary Romance | New Adult | Award-Winning Coming-of-Age Book
- Sales Rank:487,973
- Format:Kindle eBook
- Language:English (Published)
- Media:Kindle Edition
- Publication Date:March 5, 2013
A Contemporary Romance | New Adult | Award-Winning Book
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Dio Rodriguez grew up on the streets and knew all too well the hard, cool feeling of the barrel of a gun tucked down the back of his jeans. But his hard exterior softened when he met Jennifer. Jennifer understands Dio like no one else and makes him want to be a better man. Suddenly a drive-by shooting lands Dio in a prison boot camp and sends Jennifer to the hospital. When Dio learns that Jennifer is pregnant, he realizes that he must find a way to turn his life around and return to his lady. But can trainee Rodriguez get his act together among the hardcases in prison? And will Jennifer be waiting for him if and when he does?
"I read your book ... It was good!" -- Nicholas Sparks, author of The Notebook
"Moving and meaningful... Its suspenseful ending leaves us all waiting with
bated breath for the romantic sequel...This is more than just an urban love
story, it's a human story." -- Abiola Abrams, host of BET's The Best
"Captures those fleeting but powerful moments in young love." -- Luis J.
Rodriguez, author of Always Running
"Forever My Lady is a wonderful book. It describes in vivid words about the
main character, Dio, and the problems he goes through for his girl. Just by the
prologue anyone could tell that it was going to be a gripping page-turner. It's
about love and doing what's right for yourself and others." --
"Jeff Rivera's thought-provoking novel, Forever My Lady, is
part romance, part coming-of-age tale. Reminiscent of novels by S.E. Hinton ...
This touching book kept me in its grip from the first page to the last." -- Karen
McQuestion, author of A Scattered Life
Short Interview with the Author
What inspired you to write this novel? I had just come from being homeless. We were living in our car and my first job was working at K-Mart, that’s when I met my friend that inspired the Dio character. He was trying to turn his life around for his girl, having been in a gang. He’d write letters to her and poetry and I’d come into work anxious every day to hear what happened next. That’s what sparked the idea. The rest of the story is completely made up of experiences I went through. Most of the characters are inspired by a combination of people I know.
Many people have love the ending because of it’s realism but others were hoping something different. What do you have to say about that? I’m proud of the ending. It shows how far the main character has progressed that he’s able to make the decision that he makes. I’m happy that so many people love it. That’s why I write so that people will connect emotionally and be taken on a journey. When people tell me they’ve read the book and cried or laughed or in one case someone said they were reading the book while they were driving, it really makes me feel great.
What’s next? Will their be a sequel?Yes! It’s taken me almost 10 years to get it done but right now, I’m working on both the prequels and the sequels. (Yes, there will be more than one). I don’t like to say when it’ll be done other than hopefully very soon.
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