Friday 14 July 2017

✪ Sarina Bowen ✪ HELLO FOREVER ✪ #HelloGoodbye2 ✪

© Bianca Janeane

• Hello Goodbye #2
• standalone m/m dramance
• release date: 14 July 2017
• these books have been previously released under a different title!

5 Stars


When they were only teenagers, Axel and Caxton were caught making out in the woods at church camp. And afterward, Cax had disappeared from all the youth group activities.

Six years later, Axel is astonished to spot his first love’s face in the crowd of a college basketball game he’s watching on TV
at a school which has just offered him a job. It’s a thousand miles away, in a tiny rural town. But suddenly, he can’t wait to get there.

Cax can’t believe his eyes when Axel appears in the same Massachusetts town where he now lives. And he’s still just as drawn to Axel as ever. But he can’t let himself go there again, because loving Axel will mean giving up everything else he holds dear.

Both men have so much to lose. But as far as their love is concerned, it's Hello Forever.

Hello Forever is a stand-alone novel with no cliffhangers. Readers of Goodbye Paradise will get to check in on Caleb and Josh and their clan.

Axel and Cax have been best friends since they were 8. But once they were 16 and started to become more than friends, it all blew up in their faces. They were caught kissing by their pastor and Cax's very strict military dad moved the family away immediately. And they never heard from each other again.
Now, six years later, both are working at the same college in Massachusetts.
But Cax can't be openly gay. He has to be there for his three younger brothers. If his dad would find out about Axel, he would stop letting him see the little kids, and probably move them away again.
But Cax never kissed another man after Axel again. He's still so horribly attracted to him.
What can they do? Hide their love? Hiding things always ends up making everything worse...


Such a beautiful story!
I hadn't read those two books when they were released before, but I have read Sarina's and Elle's HIM & US books, and the story of Axel and Cax reminds us a lot of our darlings Wes & Jamie! And Axel's colleague is a LOT like Blakey!!! ☺

 Hello Forever was just as heartbreakingly adorable as those other books!
We have so many sweet and sexy and moving and sad and frustrating moments!
Axel is this experienced 22-year-old gay guy new in this little college town.
And Cax is this secretly gay guy with a pretend girlfriend who never kissed another man after he kissed Axel when they were 16.
But the attraction never went away. They are sooo perfect for each other, but it won't be easy. Cax can't risk losing contact with his brothers. He needs to protect them. But he also wants to be able to openly love and be loved by Axel.
So sad.
But I'm sure we'll get there by the end of the book!! ☺
BUT - it might get even worse before it gets better!!!!!

I also loved that we got to see Caleb & Josh again, from the first book GOODBYE PARADISE!

HELLO FOREVER was such a heartbreakingly sad & beautiful & moving & sexy lovestory!
Run to your nearest amazon for your own AXEL & CAX! These two are MINE!!!
But hurry, they'll be sold out in no time! ☺


Copy received for an honest review


This has previously been released under the pen name Nealy Wagner but I never read before.

Sarina Bowen has quickly become a must read author for me. Whether it is in partnership with Elle Kennedy or her solo releases, I have adored everything I have read to date.

Axel and Cax's story is as sweet as it is heartbreaking.  Childhood friends who become estranged, an unexpected reunion can bring things crashing down around them - or building up to amazing things.

I loved the attraction between our lovelies, it hasn't gone away after years apart.  You can just feel the pull, the attraction, the spark between them, it leaps off the pages.

There is plenty of drama and tension - but nothing that seemed too OTT or ridiculous.

I felt that Axel and Cax were just adorably perfect for each other, and I was on the sidelines cheering for them both.

I love love loved that Caleb and Josh from Goodbye Paradise were a pretty big part of Hello Forever - I couldn't help but smile as they turned up!

I read Hello Forever in one day, I couldn't wait to turn each page and find out what would happen next.

Now I am impatiently waiting for what Ms Bowen brings us next.




You haven't read Sarina & Elle's amazing M/M HIM & US books??? DO IT NOW!!!
#1 HIM • #2 US

also super-amazing is her TRUE NORTH series:

Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction from the wilds of Vermont.

She is the author of The Ivy Years, an award-winning series set amid the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college.

Waiting for more Ivy Years? You can read more about upcoming volumes in the four book series at

Also, the Gravity series.

Sarina enjoys skiing, espresso drinks and the occasional margarita. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

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