Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Then, Now, Forever by Teodora Kostova Blog Tour {Review}

Gia had let Beppe into her life so easily, as if it was the most natural thing in the world. She’d held him when he’d hurt so badly he’d thought he might die; she’d talked him down when he’d been so angry he’d considered doing something he’d regret for the rest of his life.  Gia had saved his life. At least once he needed to be strong for her. This right now, this moment, was theirs. It belonged to them, not to abusive or dead fathers, not to guilt, regret or sorrow, not to the past or the future.

But will their love survive when tragedy separates them?
“I have to go, Gia. I’m tired and I feel empty. I know you need me, but I have nothing left to give you. I need to heal.”
“I miss you so much it’s hard to breathe.”
Beppe was still Gia’s closest friend. But they’d never be anything more than that again. Remembering what it felt like to have the person you love most in the world torn away from you still hurt. Gia was determined never to be put into that position again.
There was never lack of love, but can Beppe win Gia’s trust again?

“When I was broken you gave me pieces of yourself and made me whole again.”


Then, Now, Forever will always be one of the books that is dear to my heart. It’s one of those books you want to read again and again knowing that you are going to cry but forging on anyway. It was an emotional rollercoaster!!! One minute I’d be blaming Beppe and in the next I was begging Gia to take him back. Their love story is a hard and tragic one, but it is a beautiful story. It is believable and that just makes it more enjoyable to read. Although there were times I wanted to stop reading because I was so heart broken. Do not go into this book thinking you are going to get sunshine and rainbows. Every relationship has its up and downs and some of them are harder than others, like Gia and Beppe. The trials they have to face to be together. I will always admire them.

WOW that was deep. :D Let’s get to a more fun topic, Beppe. *wink* Beppe you smexy Italian!!!! Beppe is ALL MALE!!!!!!! What I love the most about him is his optimism. He never gave up even when he was almost a goner. No he is not perfect but he learns from his mistakes and you have to admire that. He knows what he wants and he goes for it even if he thinks he might get hurt.

Gia: Has been through a lot on her short years, but so has Beepe. They comfort each other, if you see Gia, Beppe is not far behind. They were inseparable, they were each others rocks. They both helped the other get trough the toughest of times. And then the unexpected happens and tears them apart. Gia is strong for the most part but there is only so much one girl can handle. I would have done the same thing she did and try to move on, even when you still love him. At least she tired but she could never shake him. And then Beppe comes back into her life OH HAPPY DAY. Well it wasn’t for her, but for me MEEP.

Some people will come into your lives and leave but some people will be there from Then, Now, and Forever.

Overall: A Book that will Now and Forever be in my heart. I loved Gia and Beepe’s Story. If you are looking for emotional damaged characters this book is for you. If you are looking for a romance that packs a punch this book is for you. But really this book is for everyone. :D

5 STARS!!!!!


“I didn’t slam the phone.”

Beppe raised his eyebrow mockingly.

“You can’t slam the phone these days. I had to be content with touching the screen forcefully.”

“Looking back, I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t love you. You’re as much a part of me as my own soul, because when I was broken you gave me pieces of yourself and made me whole again.”



Now let's find out about the first book in the series!


“I’ve been in and out of hospitals for the past ten months. I’ve had half my liver removed and even though this time the doctors are very optimistic that they’ve removed all of the tumours, they can’t be sure. In another three months they want me here again for a check up. Right now I feel better than I’ve ever felt. I know the damn thing is gone, at least for the moment. Despite that, I can’t make any plans for the future, not yet. I need to go somewhere where nobody knows me, where I can relax and maybe even forget about all this. Where I can meet people who don’t think of me as the girl who lost her father and her brother in a car accident, and who has cancer. I want to have fun, even if it’s for a couple of months.”

When Stella decides to visit her estranged cousin Lisa in Genoa, she has no idea Italy will give her a new reason to live.


“Her gaze locked on a scene so beautiful, the picturesque beach paled in comparison. A lifeguard emerged from the water, his orange trunks stuck to his legs and water dripping all over him. He shook his head to get rid of some of the water in his hair and Stella felt as if everything started developing in slow motion – tiny drops of water slid from his neck down his broad chest and muscular arms, along a weaving tattoo on his right shoulder, and continued downwards towards his chest and washboard stomach, finally getting lost in the waistband of his trunks. A part of another tattoo peeked over his trunks on his left hip, the other part hidden under them. It was a total Baywatch moment.”

Their love is epic. But there are too many things keeping them apart.

“How could you keep this from me, Lisa? If you had told me the first day I met him, I would have avoided him like the plague. Nothing would have happened between us.”
“I kept your secrets, too, Stella.”

Are Max and Stella strong enough to fight not only for their love, but for their lives?

Author bio
Hi, my name is Teodora and I live in London with my husband Ted and my son Jason. I've been writing ever since I can remember, but it became my full time job in 2010 when I decided that everything else I've tried bores me to death and I have to do what I've always wanted to do, but never had to guts to fully embrace. I've been a journalist, an editor, a personal assistant and an interior designer among another things, but as soon as the novelty of the new, exciting job wears off, I always go back to writing. Being twitchy, impatient, loud and hasty are not qualities that help a writer, because I have to sit alone, preferably still, and write for most of the day, but I absolutely love it. It's the only time that I'm truly at peace and the only thing I can do for more than ten minutes at a time - my son has a bigger attention span than me.
When I'm procrastinating, I like to go to the gym, cook Italian meals (and eat them), read, listen to rock music, watch indie movies and True Blood re-runs. Or, in the worst case scenario, get beaten at every Wii game by a six year old.

Don't be shy and get in touch - I love connecting with my readers.
Twitter: @Teodora_Kostova

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