Title: Happily Forever After
Series: The Forever Series #4
Author: Mary A. Wasowski
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Sara Eirew @ Sara Eirew Photography
Release Date: August 5, 2016
Once upon a time, in the real-life world, love found a home in the hearts of two star-crossed believers…
The love story of Walker Reed and Reese Mitchell was undeniable. Their story began with a smile shared between them. They had tender moments and many reminders of how beautiful their love story was. Falling in love was easy. Staying together…that was the hard part.
They both endured seventeen heartbreaking years apart and just simply existed in their separate lives. Once again, Fate intervened for them and reunited the lovers to make new promises of Forever.
The universe works magic sometimes…not only reuniting Walker and Reese, but their children too. Jackson Reed and Riley Briggs never knew their parents’ pasts, and when they met one day at a chance encounter, it was as if they had known each other all their lives. Just like their parents before them, they became two hearts…one love.
Life has a way of coming full circle. For the couples in the Forever Series, they found their love, struggled through pain and loss, and made new promises that sealed their commitment to one another.
The finale to the Forever Series reunites you once again with Walker and Reese, as well as Jackson and Riley, who are beginning the next chapter in their lives. The journey of Forever Love is not just their parents’ story, it’s their story too!
We are all trying to find our Forever; it just takes some a little longer to find it…and keep it.
Finding our Forever
Life has a way of coming full circle in one’s life. For me, Walker Reed, it has. As I sat here with my sleeping daughter in my arms, I reflected on how my life had changed over the past year. I was holding a living, breathing, and so perfect little version of the love of my life, Reese.
I always knew our child would be gorgeous. Our little baby was the combination of the both of us, but I had a feeling that this daddy’s girl was going to rule the world someday, as I did from behind my desk at Reed Global.
Oh, to reflect on how far I had come in such a short time since reuniting with Reese! We went through hell, literal hell, to be together. We survived my father, Henry Townsend, and nearly lost my son, Jackson, to the same fate that took his mother. Talk about coming full circle! Yeah, we made it through and came out stronger on the other side.
I swore to myself and to God that if Jackson survived, I would change and finally give my son the freedom to live his life on his own and on his terms. Giving up control was never an option for me, but I promised Jackson that I would try. Reese always had faith in me and knew and understood all of my intentions when it came to the well-being for my son.
I trusted my son and saying goodbye to him and Riley was probably the hardest thing I had to get through, but I did it. I let him go but reminded him that I would always be here if he ever needed me. He hugged me tightly and said he knew without question. Reese was there to comfort me as they drove away to their new life in New York.
I was a hard man to love, and by choosing to love a man like me, that commitment took unconditional acceptance. Reese loved all parts of me, and knowing that made me a better man for her and for Jackson. The Reed men had been through hell and back, and we were both still standing with new promises of Forever with the ones we loved.
We are all trying to find our Forever; it just takes some of us a little longer to find it. I am living proof of that.
I am a dreamer. I've always been a dreamer. Some may not have worked out the way I hoped they would, but I also believe that everything happens for a reason.
Writing has changed my entire life. It brings happiness and fulfillment to areas in my life that I didn't even know I was missing. It's also one of the hardest jobs I've ever done. It takes me away from my family, friends, and the little day-to-day tasks that once upon a time seemed normal. Sometimes I like to revisit my portfolio of old short stories, poems, and the inspirational quotes I have kept for many years. Reading through it all shows how far I've come and that the journey I am on now is exactly what I dreamed of many years ago. This makes me smile.
A long time ago, I used to write short stories and poems in journals and kept them privately to myself. It took quite some time and many sacrifices, but now I have four published books and have my very own writing cave. What the heck is that? Well, it's my second home where I laugh, dream, imagine, and write my heart out to hopefully produce something that will make other people smile.
I call New Jersey home where I share my life with my husband, Henry, and our three sons.
Life is an incredible journey.
We are all an open book. Every day is a new chapter to write in our story. Lessons are to be learned and shared.
Keep moving forward.
Never give up on your dreams.
Smile, and never let anyone dull your Sparkle.
Believe me...Your spirit will thank you for it.