Forever, Interrupted - Taylor Jenkins Reid

Forever, Interrupted

By Taylor Jenkins Reid

  • Release Date: 2013-07-09
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 1,112 Ratings


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

“​Touching and powerful...Reid masterfully grabs hold of the heartstrings and doesn't let go. A stunning first novel.”​Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Have you ever heard of supernovas? They shine brighter than anything else in the sky and then fade out really quickly, a short burst of extraordinary energy. I like to think you and Ben were like that . . . in that short time, you had more passion than some people have in a lifetime.”

Elsie Porter is an average twentysomething and yet what happens to her is anything but ordinary. On a rainy New Year’s Day, she heads out to pick up a pizza for one. She isn’t expecting to see anyone else in the shop, much less the adorable and charming Ben Ross. Their chemistry is instant and electric. Ben cannot even wait twenty-four hours before asking to see her again. Within weeks, the two are head over heels in love. By May, they’ve eloped.

Only nine days later, Ben is out riding his bike when he is hit by a truck and killed on impact. Elsie hears the sirens outside her apartment, but by the time she gets downstairs, he has already been whisked off to the emergency room. At the hospital, she must face Susan, the mother-in-law she has never met—and who doesn’t even know Elsie exists.

Interweaving Elsie and Ben’s charmed romance with Elsie and Susan’s healing process, Forever, Interrupted will remind you that there’s more than one way to find a happy ending.


  • Can’t get into it

    By txreader01
    I hate not completing books but i has to stop this book. Was too slow and honestly bore me
  • Forever interrupted

    By Csteff88
    I don’t usually write reviews, but I feel like I should warn the next reader. Don’t. Just don’t. This is the most depressing book I’ve ever read. I felt like it was never going to end. I only finished it because I can’t stand not to once I start. 1 star because I couldn’t give it a 0.
  • Emotional and Wonderful Story

    By JenxK22
    I loved this book so much, and connected with the characters. Was such an inspirational story about resilience and lost love. I just loved it & read it in two days!! TJR IS BECOMING MY NEW FAVORITE WRITER!
  • Not what I thought…

    By Gems Books
    It honestly took me way too long to finish. At first it was promising, but there was just a huge lull throughout the whole book that had me wanting more. I get the premise of the book. I understand the point but it just felt like a monotonous feeling through the entire book. Wish it would have lived up to the hype.
  • Amazing

    By Katiuszka30
    The author has an incredible way of describing feelings. Loved the book so much that I have already bought several other books from this author.
  • Original story

    By litabitme
    Nice enjoyable read even though the subject was sad.
  • Did not like the way it ended

    By Debdarling5
    The book was amazing, but the ending was abrupt. It felt like there should have been more to it.
  • Sad story

    By Mcb717
    Much of this book was sad. But it did touch on some “feel good” areas of people and relationships.
  • Emotional

    By ReaderFan2017777
    Well written and likable story. Though sad topic it continued to keep me hooked.
  • Easy read

    By Hanner_and
    I love TJR. This book was good, I enjoyed going between different time lines to grow character information. This book is sweet and tender not overly dramatic and punchy. A very easy read that will pull at your heart.