20 April 2015

ARC Review | A View From Forever by Charles Sheehan-Miles


Dylan Paris is a working class kid from Atlanta. A former high school dropout who is trying to clean up his act, Dylan is stunned to be selected for a six-week foreign exchange program to Israel.

Alex Thompson is the daughter of a wealthy US Ambassador. Several weeks overseas with an exchange program is just what she needs to get out from under her over-controlling parents.

They only have five weeks before they go back to their homes.

They have completely different lives.

The last thing either of them want or need is to fall in love.

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It’s the start of their forever. Dylan and Alex’s love story had me gaga over Sheehan-Mile’s books, most especially the Thompson sisters. This is the first book I have ever read from this author, and since then I have been a fan. I wouldn’t miss this one.

In this story I have met their younger version, who were both sent to a six-week foreign exchange program to Israel. We had some idea of where they both came from, but it was still refreshing to once again know them both in-depth at that age.

Fall in love with the young Dylan, as he tries his best to clean up his act after a not-so-impressive stint he did when he dropped out of high school and joined some not-so-nice crowd.  When he finally had his second chance, he grabbed it and never looked back. Problem is, unlike the other exchange students who have concrete plans in their lives, he had some plans as well, but it doesn’t include going off to college.

What he didn’t expect in this trip was meeting Alex Thompson.

If you love Alex, I’m sure you will like the younger version more. This was her taste of freedom, without overbearing parents hovering over her. It was just her, and a bunch of exchange students of her age. She’s sweet, definitely rich, and down-to-earth. Meeting Dylan Paris was indeed the highlight of her journey. Problem is that, they only have five weeks to act on their feelings, before they go back to the reality of their worlds.

Charles described Israel beautifully. It was if readers were besides the exchange students strolling in its streets. He was careful in threading the conflicts and issues that was faced by the country, and instead focused more on what was good in it and the people that lived in there.

I enjoyed reading this novel, where everything began. I finally got an in depth of their past, where did they met, how they fell in love in a short span of time. For those who haven’t started the series yet, I must say you are missing half of your lives not reading it, and you have to start now. It could be read as stand alone, and yet, it is highly suggested you read it chronologically to understand everything better.

It’s short, sweet and fun. I love the younger versions of Dylan and Alex much as I love the older version of them. Travel to Israel, see the sights, join the teenage angst and other hormonal-related drama from the other exchange students and get to fall in love all over again with this wonderful sets of characters.


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Charles Sheehan-Miles has been a soldier, computer programmer, short-order cook and non-profit executive, and is the author of more than a dozen fiction and non-fiction books, including the indie bestsellers Just Remember to Breathe and Republic: A Novel of America’s Future. He is a member of The Authors Guild and the Association of Independent Authors.

Charles and his partner Andrea Randall live and write together in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

I write about things I’m passionate about: love, romance, war; addiction, remorse, guilt. I write about the things that terrify me and give me joy. I write about life.

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