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Tina would rather sew up her girl parts with dental floss than go on a second date with a man. She's been dumped enough to know not to get attached.But when Dr. Darion Marks comes into her art therapy room to ask a favor for a special patient, Tina recognizes the haunted look he buries beneath his stoic professionalism. So rather than be forced to ditch the handsome doctorTina would rather sew up her girl parts with dental floss than go on a second date with a man. She's been dumped enough to know not to get attached.But when Dr. Darion Marks comes into her art therapy room to ask a favor for a special patient, Tina recognizes the haunted look he buries beneath his stoic professionalism. So rather than be forced to ditch the handsome doctor after a single night, she decides not to date him at all.So how exactly DO they end up half-naked in Surgical Suite B?Dr. Darion has a lot to hide. His baby sister is the only family he has left, and he’s not leaving her treatment to some incompetent hack.But now he’s breaking every hospital rule imaginable. He lied about his sister so he can manage her care, and now he’s banging the art therapy teacher between patient rounds like a fraternity boy at a keg party.Nobody believes this can end well, not Tina’s friend Corabelle, who is overcoming a tragic history much like Tina’s, or even pink-haired Jenny, who thinks sex with strangers is good for your metabolism.But Dr. Darion and Tina have one thing going for them – a fierce passion for each other that just might obliterate all their doubts, and solve all their problems.Forever Sheltered includes many favorite characters from Forever Innocent and Forever Loved, as well as the much-anticipated wedding of Gavin and Corabelle.It is a standalone HEA that does not require reading any other parts of the Forever series....

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Forever Sheltered Reviews

  • Christa
    2018-11-10 14:10

    ****An advanced reading copy of Forever Sheltered by Deanna Roy was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. ****3.5 Healing StarsForever Sheltered by Deanna Roy is the third book in the forever series. Forever Sheltered can be read as a standalone, but I would recommend reading the series from the beginning to fully grasp what is going on. Both characters were introduced in the previous novels but Deanna Roy does a great job summarizing what has lead them to this point so first time readers won’t be lost. FS picks up were Forever Loved ended but instead of Corabelle and Gavin’s POV we get Tina and Dr. Darion Marks. Tina has spent the last few years traveling to speak to the public about suicide awareness and is finally ready to set some roots and call California her home when she is offered the job as an art teacher/therapist for hospital patients. Never wanting to have her heart broken again she refuses to have more than a “one and done” with anyone, preventing them from getting too close. No one has ever made her question her rules until the mysterious Dr. Marks enters her classroom and makes her question everything she believes about men.Dr. Darion Marks pretty much lives at the hospital giving all his attention to his patients and keeping his secret from being discovered. Feeling he is the most qualified to treat his baby sister’s cancer he goes to great lengths to keep their relationship secret from everyone determined to proved the best possible care for her. The quirky new art teacher is a distraction he can’t afford, but he can’t seem to stay away from her.Both try to fight how they feel but are unable to do so. Resigned to see where this takes them they finally give into the pull they feel for each other, but they are both keeping secrets and those always have a way of biting you in the ass.I really enjoyed reading Tina and Darion’s story (although I felt Tina said “one and done” a few too many times), but what I love the most about Deanna’s books is her relationship with her readers. She always makes a point to reach out to the people who are going though/dealt with the sensitive topics she writes about and includes them in her books. The dedications to the families affected by cancer was extremely beautiful and really shows how much she cares <3My reviews from The Forever SeriesForever InnocentForever Loved

  • Maria
    2018-11-17 21:14

    My first book of Deanna Roy was Forever Innocent. And from the moment that I met Corabelle & Gavin I knew without a doubt that I was going to buy every single book that she decided to write. It was not just the story, which it was realistic, interesting and emotional; it was not just the characters, and yes, they were easy to relate with, sexy, and everything you could wish for; it was not just the writing style, and believe me, I DO pay attention to the grammar and like most people enjoy of alternate POVs with smooth transitions. What made me a fan of Mrs. Roy was the HEART, the emotion, which she is able to transmit to the reader. That is something not all authors are able to do efficiently.Tina is not just an Art Teacher, even though that's how she's perceived. For Tina, art is a form of therapy, an escape, a salvation. Life hasn't been easy for her and because of that Tina is the living meaning of personality with spunk! She's brave, independent, smart and feisty. But is she really?Dr. Darion is living a lie. His little sister is really sick and the only way to make sure that she gets the treatment needed is for him to be the attending physician. No one at the hospital can find out about his secret, so what is he doing fooling around with Tina?These two are about to find out that sometimes even the bravest of hearts need a safe haven.I fell in love with all the characters in Forever Sheltered. Tina is someone I can be best friends with, Dr. Darion is extra sexy-hot, Cynthia is my champion and Albert... Albert is the mentor/friend all of us should have. We get to read more about Corabelle, Gavin and Manuelito, and laugh with Jenny's new adventure. Emotions in this book are of all kind. Mrs. Roy is able to incorporate friendship, love, passion, guilt, desperation, happiness, hope, sadness, and many more! It was a rollercoaster but the good kind, like the one once its over, you want to do all over again. Forever Sheltered can be read as a standalone but I recommend reading the previous 2 books in the series. And the best thing... NO CLIFFHANGER!

  • Casey
    2018-11-18 15:03

    Review originally posted at Ramblings From This ChickForever Sheltered is the third book in Deanna Roy's Forever series, but this book can be read as a standalone. I was a little worried going into this book after having read Forever Loved. I really enjoyed Forever Innocent but had been disappointed in Forever Loved, and honestly we didn't get to see much of Darion in Forever Loved but the little we did wasn't the best. I am so glad that read this story though, and I really liked both Darion and Tina. I had been looking forward to Tina's story since her character was first introduced and I am so glad to say that I thought her story was so interesting and I really liked how everything turned out for her.Tina doesn't date men. She does one and done, and that is good enough for her. Losing her baby after he was born prematurely and only lived for three hours was the hardest thing she ever went through and she was in a bad spot for awhile after that. Putting herself through college, she made money by speaking out against suicide and helping others like herself that had thought there was no other way. But when she gets a job through her friend Corabelle at a hospital working with patients through art therapy, she finds a new purpose. She is glad to help others of all ages use art as a way to cope with everything they are going through. When Dr. Darion Marks asks her for help with a patient, she is not too happy to help him after he blew her off with no explanation the last time he asked for her help. Darion knows that he has a reputation for being cold and stoic, but he has a secret that he must protect at all costs including not allowing himself to interact more than necessary with those around him. Things get complicated when he asks for Tina's help with a special patient though. As Tina and Darion get to know each other better, they can't fight the attraction between them and soon are seeing each other. But with Darion and Tina both having secrets and a ton of baggage, can they learn to let each other in and move toward a future together?I really liked Darion as the story progressed even though I started off thinking he was pretty cold and unfeeling. He was kind of mean right off and I thought that he had a bad attitude. But once we learned about everything going on in his life, it made a lot more sense. He was doing everything that he could to manage what he needed to, and I really admired the lengths he was willing to go to for his family. He cared so much, and I really liked that he was such a great person underneath the facade. He was really adorable with Cynthia, and I loved getting to see that side of him. I really thought that Darion and Tina worked well together despite all their differences. Tina was completely opposite of Darion, and yet she was kind and caring and would do whatever she could to help her patients. I thought that she was the perfect balance for Darion, and she really helped to loosen him up a bit. They were really supportive of one another, and I liked that they both shared a passion for art. Tina was able to move forward with her life and really heal with her friends and patient's help, but I also saw how much Darion was a part of her progress. These two had great chemistry together, but they also just had a natural ease to their relationship. They were able to relate to one another and see things that others didn't and I loved watching them fall for one another.Overall, I enjoyed Forever Sheltered a lot. I thought that Tina and Darion were really interesting as a couple, but honestly the secondary characters made this story. I loved Cynthia and Albert, and it was fun to see them interact with Darion and Tina and see how they really had a huge impact on these characters. I thought that this story was really sweet and emotional. Tina and Darion were both struggling with things, and this book was really a journey for them as individuals as much as for them as a couple. Despite the heavy issues in this story, I really felt like this book was one about hope and love and was actually really light-hearted. I look forward to reading more from Deanna Roy in the future, and can't wait to see which character's story is next for this series. I am really hoping that we get more on Mario which is a friend of Gavin's. I can't wait to see him fall hard!**ARC Provided by Author**

  • Amber
    2018-11-24 22:03

    There are times in life when the human language falls egregiously short of accurately and effectively communicating and describing what our heart feels and our soul is overflowing with, and within this story you will discover such a time. The way a heart heals and a life miraculously transforms cannot be measured in time, quality of experiences, or the gamut of emotions run. The moment in time when the ledge of safety is overrun and the wings of who we were born to be explode from our back and carry us to the very heights of Heaven and back can never be pinpointed and recorded in a dusty ledger of those who believe that we are a hopeless and helpless sea of self-inflicted misery. Humans are and will ever be creatures who are not capable of fighting against what our heart and soul desperately longs to have. Love is indiscriminate and life is unpredictable, so it’s utterly useless to try and fight that which the deepest part of your soul yearns for like nothing else. Put up the best fight you have, but then be prepared to watch it all crumble right before your eyes as what is meant to be will take hold of you and change you into the true and pure you. Tina has experienced what few could ever imagine and has reemerged stronger and wiser as a result. She is no longer the naive girl she used to be, and she now lives her life in such a way that she is able to keep her heart tightly locked away. No one has ever been able to break through the indestructible barriers that surround her heart and that is exactly the way she intends to keep it. Dr. Darion Marks has never really lived his life. He has given his all in committing himself to cure his little sister Cynthia of her life threatening illness. Nothing else matters to him. She is his entire world, and he will do everything in his power to make sure that she has the life that she deserves. What happens when two overly-stubborn and passionate people collide over the well-being of his sister? Will Tina turn and run as she always has when Darion threatens her perfectly managed life, or will she just follow her well-worn set of life rules and pass up the chance at something she is afraid to want? Will Darion finally find a way to come alive and understand that the life he has given up is determined to be reclaimed, or will he just keep going on as if his life’s only purpose is to keep his sister alive?What an amazing journey I was able to take part in with these two exquisite characters! Tina and Darion are more alike than even they realize. Blind fear and severe control issues plague both of them to the point that they have stopped truly living without even realizing it. They have essentially become the walking dead numb to anything and everything that would distract them and cause them to have to feel something. By themselves they are terrified to come to life, but together they find the strength and the will they need to awaken from their fractured state of consciousness. The passion and love that they find in each other is the flame that is needed to light a blazing fire from the barely simmering coals lying deep within their soul. They are the key to allowing the other to really and truly live life. Deanne has outdone herself with this spectacular work of art! Her delicate yet determined strokes of a gentle and persistent love have painted us an incredible story of loss and discovery. The piece started out as rough, course, and non-pliable, but with her expert artistry, she was able to convert it into a malleable and remarkable symbol of love and hope. The best part of this entire process was that vulnerability and risk that we saw taken by both Tina and Darion were distinctly highlighted as precious and essential in order to complete not only themselves but each other.

  • Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
    2018-11-29 14:28

    I wanted to read this one because I loved Gavin and Corabelle's stories and we met Tina and Dr. Darion Marks in the previous books and I thought it would be great to read their stories. Although its a standalone, I am excited to get some updates from Gavin and Corabelle. Also, the romance was hot so I am expecting some of the same.I connected with Tina right away. She is fiesty and doesn't put up with (perceived) nonsense or the attitude from Darion. She cares about the patients that come in and she watches for health issues, anything to indicate they are in distress. She is open with them and encourages them to think for themselves, expand their skills. She has a few favorite patients, some that have some amazing art skills already in place, but like one guy who has parkinsons that is progressing, she teaches him how to work around his limitations.We got to see Darion's backstory pretty quickly. He is having to hide his connection to his sister, and balance work with sneaking visits to her, and fighting for her best care. Even taking off work when he's fairly new to get treatment she needs elsewhere. But he hides the fact she's his sister so that he can continue to care for her, because he wants a holistic approach taken. His mother also died of cancer, and her suffering and some of the care she was given made him want to specialist so that he could help his sister.We got some sizzle pretty much right away. Of course through their banter and that they've had a coffee date, but they do end up in that surgical suite, and I loved that part. It built up a wonderful tension between the two. Of course, both of them are hiding painful pasts and current secrets, and have a lot to lose. But sometimes attraction and lust over-rules any rational thinking.I will say, some of the things in this book seems to have the conflict wrapped up a little too conveniently but I guess that money will really get you a lot of places and have people look the other way. But it didn't really take away from my enjoyment, I just remember thinking--wow isn't that a little too easy, and wondering what it would have looked like for the problem to resolve IRL or without the money involved. Forever Sheltered was deep and emotional at times, but I think that Cynthia did a good job of bringing a light-hearted and child like view of things, making life simpler than adults make it complicated. Also, the emotional moments and reveals of their past or current hard issues was immediately followed by some pretty hot intimate moments.The ending wrapped up pretty well, and I can't wait to see who Ms. Roy will write about next in this contemporary corner of the universe. Bottom Line: Hot chemistry and hard issues handled well.

  • Sophia
    2018-11-30 18:26

    This is the third installment in the Forever series. It was emotionally gripping and poignant though it provided a sizzling hot romance. The story works as a standalone.The story opens when mixed up, closed off and snarky hospital art therapist, Tina, is approached by the supposedly unapproachable Dr. Darien Marks to take extra time with one of his pediatric patients. Tina keeps a wall around herself, not letting the world in and her relations with the opposite sex are strictly ‘one and done’. Only the moment Darien enters her life, she has a strong desire to break her own rules and batter down her own emotional walls. If only Darien wasn’t keeping a secret from her.Darien has put it all on the line including his prestigious career so that he can be the one delivering treatment to his younger, beloved sister, Cynthia for her leukemia treatment. He lied about their relationship and set up an elaborate hoax at the hospital. Cynthia is wild about the new art therapist and her visits to Tina are the highlight of her day. Soon his visits with the prickly woman with the vulnerable eyes are the highlight of his days too. Dare he trust her with the truth?This story jumps right in and clips along at a goodly pace. The situation and the characters are introduced fast and their wary beginning that leads to hot attraction and connection soon follows. This is a story that confounds me when it comes to my feelings about it. There were moments I was strongly engaged and connected, but there were also large chunks where I was just mildly into it. There was no one thing that I could point at for the reason. I was hot and cold with the characters and the plot. The story felt like it moved fast particularly the romance so it was tough for me to keep up when they went from just scratching an itch to something deeper. This all amounts to me liking it, but not loving it.The characters were probably the best part. The setting was sad, but really worked to support the plot and even the romance. Tina was a hard one for me at first with her attitude toward people and the way she treated them (she went through some really tough stuff and it scarred her), but she owned it and changed plus she was the one to open up and reach out first which really. Darien was easier for me to connect to, but his need to hide his secret even though it was for a good reason kept that final layer of trust from forming and turning it into a relationship.All in all, I liked this one and was glad to have read it. I would recommend it to those who enjoy heartwarming yet spicy Contemporary Romance.My thanks to the authors for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Keri
    2018-12-05 16:23

    Loved itLoved itThis may have been my favorite story in the series. It was a refreshing story of a couple who connected and got together and stayed together even though that wasn't the intention of one of the characters. Once they realized what they wanted there was no big parting of ways or breakup of any kind. They both had obstacles in their lives they were dealing with and they dealt with it together. You don't see that very often in romance stories. Great story!!!

  • crashqueen73
    2018-12-08 21:25

    3.5 for me. This was enjoyable. I liked the relationship between Dr Darius and art therapist, Tina. It was sweet and lovely. The two of them needed each other to balance out the bad in their life.I was scratching my head a little about why the Dr was interested in Tina in the first place since she was so opposite to him but still anything is possible! Overall, a satisfying read.

  • Ambur
    2018-12-09 16:01

    Eek! I absolutely LOVE Forever Sheltered!! Tina and Darion were fantastic...and boy were some of their scenes steamy. ;) haha Full review to come! :)

  • Mary Winstead
    2018-11-26 19:05

    Tina has been through a lot in 5 years. Losing a baby, a suicide attempt, and pushing men away after a one and done deal. After meeting Dr dorion whose has quite a few secrets of his own. Can she hopefully walk away from the one and done deal or does she feel like her past is holding her back??? Need to read. Cannot wait to read the next installment of this forever series.

  • Fatmata Sankoh
    2018-12-03 14:01

    A huge difference in this read than the previous two in the same series. I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved Darion and his love for his sister. It was sad to see her go through it all. His connection with Tina was so deserving and I was glad they could make it work.

  • Karen
    2018-12-08 18:00

    I've been talking about this title for a couple of months now and originally reviewed Forever Sheltered for The Eclectic Reader @ http://teddyree-theeclecticreader.blo... yet I forgot to actually post it to my own social media sites. I guess better late than never.Many of us have experienced miscarriage or suffered infant loss or know someone who has. Even if it has not touched your life directly, as a mother it's difficult to imagine how on earth you can pick yourself up after such a loss. After years of fertility issues I am very blessed to have given birth to four healthy babies. Whilst I was pregnant with my fourth child, one of my closest and dearest friends was also expecting her fourth child. We were very excited to be having babies within months of each other. Sadly her baby boy was stillborn. I can still remember where I was and what I was doing when my husband called me to tell me. He wasn’t able to come home to tell me in person, but he also didn’t want me to hear the news from anyone else, or God forbid if someone posted about it on social media. Many people expected that I wouldn’t be able to face my friend and some even suggested it was heartless of me to attend the funeral as it would be a real slap in the face for my friend to be reminded that I still had a baby to look forward to and she no longer did. I remember how grateful she was that I didn’t avoid her as many friends did. She didn’t blame them, they had no idea how to deal with this tragedy. I recall her proudly showing me the photos that were taken in the hospital and how her baby boy looked absolutely perfect, just like he was sleeping. My friend is now a passionate supporter of SANDS here in Australia and is helping others walk the path that she has walked herself.Forever Sheltered is the third book in the Forever series and can be read as a stand alone but I highly recommend that you read the entire series and Gavin and Corabelle’s journey after the death of their newborn son.Forever Sheltered centers around Tina and Darion. Tina suffered infant loss herself when she was only a teenager. She’s had a troubled time dealing with her grief and has reached out to her audience, publicly speaking about suicide awareness. At the end of the second book in this series, Tina is offered a job at a hospital as an art teacher/therapist for patients with long term illness. Through this role she is able to reach out and support patients through art, but likewise I felt they reached out to her as well.This is where Tina meets the very lovely Dr Darion Marks and what a special young Doctor he is. Tina recognizes a hidden pain in Darion. Tina has stayed well away from relationships after being abandoned by the father of her baby when she needed support the most. She does her best to keep her distance from Darion, but strong chemistry keeps pulling them together. Darion is walking through a web of lies trying to protect the person he loves the most and I found myself desperate to see both Tina and Darion break down walls and be each other’s support.Deanna Roy has become one of my favourite authors. I was deeply touched by Deanna’s dedications in the book to families affected by cancer. I applaud Deanna for reaching out to readers in such a personal way.

  • Brandee Price
    2018-12-05 15:20

    First off, I know Forever Sheltered can be read as standalone but it really adds so much to the story if you've read the first two. I really liked Tina when we met her in Forever Innocent, so I was thrilled she was getting her own HEA. Ms. Roy didn't disappoint. I loved the story she wove around Tina and Darion. It was compelling and sweet.Tina Schwartz is a former speaker for suicide prevention and a survivor. She's now an art therapist, working primarily with cancer patients. Tina's not had a relationship for six years - since the incident that led her to her suicide attempt. Dr. Darion Marks makes her want to re-think her one-and-done rule.Dr. Darion Marks is a young doctor who's making a name for himself. As an oncologist specializing in pediatrics, he's really burning the candle at both ends. Especially since he's hiding the fact that one of his patients is his sister. Between managing every step of her treatment and handling his caseload, he doesn't have time for a normal life. Tina Schwartz makes him long for normal.I really liked how Tina and Darion connected. Yes, there was attraction between them, but there also was something that calmed the other - and made them look at life a little differently. I liked Tina's interactions with her art patients - particularly an older gentleman named Albert. Albert and Tina have some things in common and he seemed to take Tina under his wing to give her something back in exchange for all she was giving him - through art. I enjoyed the candid scenes between Darion and Cynthia, his sister, too. Since no one could know their relationship, their interactions were usually professional, so seeing them as brother and sister was endearing.I did find it hard to swallow that Darion could be so clinical in his treatment of Cynthia - how he could remain objective, but I liked how Ms. Roy conveyed this. The story is told in alternating POV between Tina and Darion and this format worked really well, although I wish Tina would have gotten more time with Albert. I would have liked to see that relationship blossom, but we may see more of Albert in future installments. The plot may be a little predictable in some ways but it worked and was what I wanted. And I thought Tina and Darion's ending was a tad rushed - but again it was what I wanted and made me happy. I love that Ms. Roy incorporated the whole Forever cast and that got to witness Corabelle and Gavin's wedding. That was the cherry on top.Forever Sheltered was a lovely addition to the series. I was happy to see Tina heal more - and it was self-healing - Darion was a bonus. I'm excited to see who will star in the next installment. I know I'll be satisfied in any case.**I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.**

  • Michel Reinhard (Smut Book Junkie Reviews)
    2018-11-28 20:22

    Wow! If you haven’t read the Forever Series by Deanna Roy then you need to put these books on your to be read list. Deanna Roy writes a powerful story that comes from the heart. Her stories are realistic, emotional, thought provoking, and romantic. Her characters come to life. Their story will jump off the pages and grab your heart. The writing is flawless. Her subject matter is very well researched. Not only do readers experience the emotions of the characters , they also get an insight into the medical world (in layman terms). She writes the story from alternate POV’s and gives each character, whether they are the main character or a secondary character, a very strong voice.Forever Sheltered can be read as a stand alone novel or in series order.The readers met Tina in the previous books. She was a public speaker for suicide awareness. She was offered a job at the hospital as an Art teacher for the patients. They wanted to install a program that would be therapy for long term patients. Art is a means of self expression and Tina has an intimate understanding of the therapeutic effects using art.Through her group sessions, she meets Dr. Darion Marks. Dr. Marks has requested that Tina do a special favor for one of his young patients.Tina recognizes a wounded soul that has hidden layers and secrets. She is also very attracted to the handsome Doctor. She also recognizes that this handsome doctor could be the one that can bring down all the walls she has built to protect herself from her past. She cannot date him.But the laws of attraction don’t always follow the rules. These two are drawn to each other.Dr. Darion Marks has his own secrets. He is treating his baby sister. He is breaking every rule to keep her alive. He could lose his career because of it. He will do anything to keep her alive. When he meets Tina, she adds another clog to the wheel in his self destruction. Not only is he jeopardizing his career with his sister, he is jeopardizing it by fraternizing with Tina.These two can’t stay away from each other. Together they are the perfect medicine for two wounded souls. Together they will discover that “healing” comes in many different ways.Forever Sheltered is a powerful story that will engage your heart. Make an appointment to visit Dr. Darion Marks and Tina for your next reading therapy. They have a cure for the hopeless romantic.

  • Bianca
    2018-11-20 18:10

    If you’ve read the other two books in the series, you know that this author writes with all of her heart. Forever Sheltered is no exception.Tina doesn’t do attachments. Not again. Not anymore. One and done is her motto. She spends her days as an art therapist at a hospital. When she meets the mysterious Dr. Darion Marks, she begins to second guess her rules. Darion. A doctor with a secret. Or two. He isn’t supposed to get involved with anyone. His time and efforts are dedicated to his sister. But the moment he comes in contact with Tina, those rules are gone. Two people. With secrets. With rules. For the first time these two may have found a reason to break them.“Let me shelter you.”The characters of this story is Forever Sheltered will stay with me for a long time. While Darion is mysterious, he is an amazing, self-less, loving man. His love for his sister knows no boundaries. He loves with truth and conviction. And Tina? She is a free spirit. Brave and feisty. Despite her past, she is strong. You felt their connection the moment they met. And their connection grew deeper the more they were around each other. Both believed that their pasts and circumstances made them unworthy of love. This is no insta love. We are dealing with two strong, stubborn individuals. But each encounter peels back the barriers over their hearts. Their story is consuming and well worth the journey. Forever Sheltered is one of those books that grabs you from the first page and doesn’t let you go until the end. This story of love, loss, discovery, and the meaning of forever was beautiful. The flawless writing of the style immerses you into the lives of Tina and Darion. It has been a long time where I’ve read a story where both characters are vulnerable and open where they grow in love. Their story of love and hope gives meaning that love heals all. That with love, you take risks. Because the person most deserving of your heart will make it worth it. What a wonderful addition to this series.

  • Jody Morse
    2018-11-25 22:04

    Forever Sheltered is the 3rd book in the Forever series by Deanna Roy and while it *can* be read alone, I personally recommend reading the first two books first. Part of that is because you’d miss out on some really amazing books if you didn’t read them, but it’s also because the first 2 books give us more background info on Tina so you already have an idea of the things she’s dealt with that make her character who she is before starting Forever Sheltered. This book wasn’t quite as emotional to me as the first two books in the series, which was a nice change. There’s only so much crying a girl can do, though I do admit I got teary eyed a few times over Darion and Cynthia’s situation. In Forever Innocent and Forever Loved, I found myself more connected to Corabelle and wasn’t a huge fan of Gavin, but I actually had the opposite feeling with these characters. I liked Tina but wasn’t able to connect to her quite as well as I was with Corabelle, but I really loved Darion’s character and how he was willing to lay everything on the line for Cynthia. Now I just hope Deanna Roy gives us Jenny’s story soon because I’m dying to know more about her.Overall, I give this book 4 stars and highly recommend it if you’re a fan of the NA/contemporary romance genre. *Disclaimer: An ARC was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • ButtonsMom2003
    2018-11-20 15:23

    Wonderful – made me laugh, made me cryForever Sheltered is the third book in The Forever Series but it can be read as a standalone without any problem. You might get a bit more enjoyment out of it if you read the first two books before this one (they are great books) but you won’t be lost if you don’t.I love books that make me feel things and this one certainly did that. The story is told from alternating POVs which was perfect for this story. Tina has had a difficult life but she has persevered and is coming out on top. She doesn’t do relationships but there’s something about Dr. Darion Marks that gets to her. She feels he’s hiding something and wants him to trust her enough to tell her about it. Dr. Darion has a difficult relationship with his father and this influences his behavior and why he’s keeping a secret from Tina.This book has just the right amount of angst. It’s not a dark story but the road to their HEA isn’t really smooth; the epilogue was perfect. The heat level between the h & H is up there but I wouldn’t call it too graphic; there are no F-bombs.I loved every bit of this story and it’s my favorite book in the series so far. It was hard to put down but I had to get some sleep! I’m looking forward to reading books for the other supporting characters.I was given and ARC of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Wendy
    2018-11-20 20:28

    3.5 starsI liked the first two books in this series so I was excited to know that there was more to come. In this installment, the main characters are Tina and Dr. Darion Marks. We met them in the previous books so I was intrigued to see what their story would be about. Tina was one feisty girl. Because of her past, she shelters herself in a way so that she can not get hurt again. Darion, on the other hand, is focused on helping the one person that is important to him. The chemistry between Darion and Tina is instant right away. As much as they both seem to try and fight it, it's only a little while before their defenses broke down. Both main characters felt relatable to me. The story flowed nicely and I liked seeing how their relationship progressed. I also liked the supporting characters as well. It was so nice to see Gavin and Corabelle get their happiness. This book wasn't as emotional as the first two but it still dealt with serious issues. Overall, the story was great and I enjoyed it.

  • Laura
    2018-11-24 14:26

    I wasn't sure what I was expecting from Tina... but I don't think it was this. I think I liked her from the beginning... she seemed so confident on the outside and then the more I got to know her, the more I realized how broken she was. Darion comes in to the picture and before I knew his story... I kind of didn't like him.He stands Tina up and speaks to her with a mild attitude. Anyway.... I kept reading and guess what? I friggin like him and really I like everything about him. I like how he was persistent with Tina. I'm so glad I read this story.... and I thought this was the last book of the series but it's not. Now don't think there's a cliffy in this book because there is not. Deanna, I know you said you're not sure who you're writing about next... but my two cents.... I would love to read more of Corabelle and Gaving. Maybe fix their predicament and give them what they want. ;)

  • Michelle Oneill
    2018-11-10 15:13

    I just fell in love with Darion and Tina. Such tragedy hurt Tina at the age of seventeen and she has struggled to overcome it. Tina keeps herself from being involved with anyone, she won't let herself be emotionally attached to a guy. But then we have Darion the doctor with the secrets. But he touched Tina so much that she starts to have deep feelings for the Doc. But Darion has to so much going on in his life, he has a patient that is so close to his heart and she is gravely ill. This story had me feeling sad and feeling good through out the book. I could not put it down. Deanna has a hit with this book. I loved the sexual tension between these two, they have to overcome some issues but overall the book left me feeling great. I cannot wait to read the more of the series. This book was all about romance, family and friendship.

  • Ava
    2018-12-08 18:29

    I liked the introduction and story from Corbelle and Gavin but I really really liked this one. But why? The author didn't throw the " I know it all and eat my jargon " or lack of informations or wrong informations. None of that.It felt right from the medical sense to human being/feeling.It was a journey of discovery or more stepping up, changing our view.Here we got Tina with a luggage, teen pregnancy, rebel teenager, mom for the eternity for a 3 hours newborn, suicide (her case was explained).And newcomers, Darion and Cynthia, those characters were fighters and also a lovely duo of brother and sister. Those two gave the story another peps and suspense. What I also liked, this book gave me more point of view, make me think of others approach.While reading this book, I felt how truly this author gave into the writing.

  • Guera
    2018-11-13 14:05

    This is the third book in the Forever Series by Deanna Roy and I must say that it is beautifully written. This book took me back to the emotions I felt when reading Forever Innocent. I loved how we got to read both Tina and Darion’s perspective. I also enjoyed finding out pretty early on what Dr. Marks was hiding. I thought that was nice change not having to wait till the end. It just helped me understand his actions that much more. I absolutely loved the secondary characters especially Cynthia and Albert. Cynthia is such a cutie pie and there was many times my heart ached for her but I just fell more and more in loved with her and her sweet and loving personality. Tina and Darion story was awesome!!! There interactions where so funny and HOT. Who knew a doctor was like that ;)This was such a sweet and heartfelt story … Deana Roy knocked it out of the park!

  • Jammie
    2018-11-10 20:27

    I have been a HUGE fan of The Forever Series from the first time I looked into it. And for anyone invested in this series you know the tears that have been shed with the first two books in this series! This book however turned a page in the series. Still discussing a very scary serious subject matter, where the other two have a sadder ending Forever Sheltered and Tina & Dr. Darion have a totally different feel even though Tina works through some pretty dark emotions and feeling she remains such a light! The deeper into this book you get the faster you feel you have to go. What will or wont happen? How is all going to work out? I totally love this book! It’s a great addition to the series, but you can for sure read as a stand alone and not miss a beat!★Jammie

  • Sheri
    2018-11-17 22:06

    I am addicted to this series! After reading the first and second book I could not wait to get to know Tina better! She had a sad past just like Corabelle and she definitely needs an HEA! She gets a job at a hospital for art therapy. She helps patients but they also help her in so many ways. She gets close to some of her patients and she starts to realize maybe there is more to life than just to be closed off. Tina considers herself a "one and done" kind of girl when it comes to men so she doesn't get close again and her heart broken until Dr. Darien Marks comes around! You will not be able to put the book dorm once you start. There are so many characters you can learn to love in this book - especially Cynthia. Darien's sister!

  • Cynthia
    2018-12-06 16:08

    I received this as an ARC for an honest review in the box set called Red Hot Lovers: 18 Contemporary Romance Books of Love, Passion, and Sexy Heroes. Now I may or may not post spoilers, read on if you dare.I have to say this is one of the most gripping stories I have read in a very long time! It brought the all the people to life for me. I carried my Kindle around with me snatching even just 2 mins to the story as I cooked, cleaned and went about my day. It was riveting, truth telling, and so informative of how life is around the hospital. With someone seriously ill. Recovering from traumas not only the one persons but others around them. I have to say kudos to this author for making me cry, laugh out loud and just moving me with emotions!

  • Jessica Figueroa
    2018-12-01 21:15

    Wow, I thought this book was amazing. I loved everything about this book, from the characters, storyline, and the backstories. There was enough drama, steam and romance to keep the readers wanting more. I loved the connection between Tina and Darion, I loved that I got the alternating point of views for both of them. They both were unique in their own way. I loved that amount of love and sacrifice that Darion had went through for his sister. This book was funny at times were I laughed out loud. Moments where I would almost tear up. There is so much to love about this book and I highly recommend you readers put this on your TBR list and bump it to the top you are not going to want to miss this book. This book would be rated higher then 5 stars if it were possible.

  • Tahsin
    2018-11-18 15:14

    i started and finished all three books in this series today. i went through a wide range of emotions reading this series. if you need to ugly cry, this is it. it doesn't get any better - worse - that this whole series. as for this one in particular, it had a pretty abrupt ending. i am not nearly satisfied with how everything was at the end. i need more more more! i have to come love these characters, and i really need more!and oh, after spending the whole day crying after "living" what my cousins went through when their one week old baby died, my other cousin called the house when i had just a few pages left in the book to tell us the news she's pregnant!!!! so it's been a great fucking day. the best ending to a mediocre day!!!

  • Niki Driscoll
    2018-11-24 21:17

    Forever sheltered is a very beautifully written story about coping with lose and severe illness. Ms. Roy has once again taken a very difficult subject and written a profoundly enlightening and entertaining tale. Her characters felt like real people and they were dealing with real problems. The problems represented are a very touchy area for a lot of people and they were presented with consideration, compassion and honesty. Once again I was impressed by the storyline and the details that were incorporated to make it realistic. The story flowed easily, the humor and compassion represented was impressive and the characters were awesome. This is a wonderful story filled with friendship, love and family. Do yourself a favor and pick up this series, you will not be disappointed.

  • Sarah Boniface-Zeeb
    2018-12-08 14:10

    I was annoyed for the first half of this book. It was slow, the main characters, Tina and Darion were so caught up in themselves and their misery they were too blind to see what was in front of them. It took me almost a week to get the "meat" of the story. The second half I finished in just a few hours. I feel bad for Tina and Darion, their demons were different but no less nasty than the other. They managed to work through them with each other. He showed her what real love is and she women him up to his other emotions. I thought the story over all was sweet and their relationship blossomed beautifully.

  • Kathy
    2018-11-17 14:04

    I received an ARC eBook in exchange for an honest review. Wow! I loved Tina and Darion's story! Deanna Roy has quickly become a favorite author of mine with these Forever Series books! She writes about real life situations that touches your very soul with their truths, fears, emotions, desires and dreams! Tina and Darion's story is about a healing love for both of them! Beautifully poignant and inspiring as well as deeply passionate and satisfying! I loved every second and lost much sleep because I couldn't put it down! Read this book, this series or anything else written by Deanna Roy! You won't be disappointed!!