Release Day Launch and Review – Always Us by J.D. Rivera

always us


***Short Story***

A trip to the beach is usually fun and relaxing. But when the guy, who broke your heart, is on vacation at the same beach, just five doors down, suddenly, it isn’t fun anymore.

Hollis Brooks hoped she’d never have to lay her eyes on Mark Harrison again–not after she caught him cheating on her in high school. But when Mark shows her how much he’s sorry, and what he would do to win her back, holding on to her heart got a little bit harder…


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Jamie’s Review:

*Possible Spoiler*

I loved this as a short story! It was not an overly drawn out story for a simple and sweet story.

I totally get Hollis’s issue with her ex, Mark, and how, as a teenager, getting your heart broken can be horrible and devastating. Mark and his attitude towards Hollis were very childish but fitting given their age when they had dated. As was Hollis’s immature reaction to shut every guy out because of it.

Many people would say that they just had puppy love anyways and move on but their story is similar to a couple of couples I grew up with and those couples have the strongest and best marriages 15+ years later.

I love that Mark tries to push Hollis to be more mature and hear him out in this story to achieve this once again for them. Not only does he have to go through her emotional barricade but her two friends.

“I hope this last week has brought you some closure. Now we can both let each other go.”

F*** that! I wasn’t letting her go. She was it for me. Always had been…

As for the sparks that fly when they meet up again and the vacation ends, well you have to read to see if they were fiery or sizzled out.

I loved how these characters were written and that the story didn’t need to be filled with fluff.


JDAbout the Author:

J.D. Rivera lives in Oklahoma with her husband and two boys. Her life consists of school projects, homework, cartoon shows, and little league sports. She loves Diet Mountain Dew, the OKC Thunder, costume jewelry, the beach, and reading.


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