PPFF Rating: 5/5 Stars
“God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you.” – Rascal Flatts
Eight years have passed since Colin and Caroline “Charlie” ended their college romance. A chance meeting reunited them confirming that time had not diminished their love for each other. Now, they have to turn their passionate reunion into a legitimate and sustainable relationship. Charlie’s medical practice is in Houston. Colin is the starting quarterback for Dallas. Distance is not the only obstacle to their happiness. There’s Colin’s (maybe?) ex-girlfriend, entertainment reporter Sasha Stone who’s granted the first ever tell-all interview about Colin’s personal life. There’s Charlie’s father who is part owner of their medical practice and blames Colin for Charlie’s battle with an eating disorder. What about the demands of the media and Colin’s rabid fans? “From Now Until Infinity” continues the journey of Colin and Charlie that began, ended, and began again in “Falling Into Infinity.”
“What in particular has happened that has made you request this emergency appointment?” The answer is simple Colin.Fucking.McKinney.
From Now Until Infinity started immediately after where Falling Into Infinity ended. Honestly, I was afraid that Sasha Stone aka the lover scorned was going to keep turning up and complicate things between Colin.Fucking.McKinney and Caroline (she doesn’t go by Charlie anymore). Well she did but only on the sidelines which I really appreciated because most authors would have probably thrown in an antagonist like Sasha in almost every scene just to annoy the hell out of everyone.
Doctor Benson gently asks, “Then why did you take the risk?”
“Because of Colin.Fucking.McKinney.”
I swear. There was a vast improvement on Layne Harper‘s narrative from the first book; whereas Falling tended to be a little bit forced in some parts, this one easily flowed. I almost hated the fact that I was nearly done and I din’t even realize it. Now I have to wait for the third book again! *sniffle
“So to answer your question, what’s the worst thing that could happen if I give a relationship with Colin another chance? The worst possible thing that could happen is that I completely lose who I am.”
The best thing about any book is when, as a reader, I can relate to a character’s feelings. So OK, I may not know what it feels like to date a hotshot celebrity like Colin.Fucking.McKinney but I do know how it feels to lose yourself when you’re in a relationship with someone. True, it’s not always a bad thing to change a few things about yourself for your partner but the constant compromising that is involved can be overwhelming.
Caroline was right to feel apprehensive. Let’s not forget that eight years ago, she did feel smothered and manipulated because she was always trying to be perfect for Colin. This time around, she knew what she needed to do and I really admired her for that because I think us girls tend to adjust ourselves a little too easily just to fit the mold of what the guy wants and for the relationship to work. Like when a guy asks us to follow him to a new city, most of us would probably not think twice about saying yes right away. Good thing Caroline didn’t immediately drop everything for Colin.
“You will always be the miracle that makes my life complete and as long as there’s a breath in me, I’ll make yours just as sweet.” – I Cross My Heart by George Strait
Not only is Colin HOT and a talented QB, he can SING too! Wow. I wish I can have a guy sing to me while I sleep too. *swoon
There he is – the man that has been starring in my daydreams, Colin.Fucking.McKinney.
I just can’t get enough of Colin.Fucking.McKinney (obviously). McKinney = McDreamy.
“Letting guys leave you, Caroline, seems to be your specialty.”
Wow. I didn’t know Colin could be that harsh but I personally didn’t want to go through the heartbreak of another breakup between them. In the first book, Caroline had to choose between being with Colin and pursuing her dreams of becoming a doctor. We know how that turned out. Now, she had to make another difficult decision: her personal and professional relationship with her father or risking everything she’s worked hard for in the past eight years to be with Colin. FYI: Her growth from the first book was really amazing!
Because they started on the wrong foot – getting back together while Colin was still technically with Sasha, they had to face the consequences and her tell-all interview affected Colin’s image and even Caroline’s integrity. But there was also the impact of Caroline’s relationship with Colin on her and her father’s medical practice as all the football players that they were treating pulled out. With her career and also her relationship with her father on the line, could she really risk everything for Colin, who has secrets that he’s been keeping from her? Could she forget all her what ifs and move to Dallas with him?
“God dammit, Charlie! Do you have to beat me in everything? Shit! Are you really that competitive that you can’t even let me decide when we get married? I’m the fucking guy.”
So there’s another epilogue. And it’s in Colin.Fucking.McKinney’s POV! Of course I loved it (duh).
BUT it’s another CLIFFHANGER! Why? Why? WHY! Read books one and two so you can sympathize with me. Please!
While I calm down, here’s a video from Rascal Flatts. The perfect song for Colin and Caroline’s love story (Layne Harper was totally spot on with this one).
*ARC provided by the author