Regular price: $10.49

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

From acclaimed author Camille Pagán comes a wry, heartfelt exploration of love and loss.

When struggling novelist James Hernandez meets poet Louisa "Lou" Bell, he's sure he's just found the love of his life. There's just one problem: she's engaged to his oldest friend, Rob. So James toasts their union and swallows his desire.

As the years pass, James's dreams always seem just out of reach - he can't finish that novel, can't mend his relationship with his father, can't fully commit to a romantic relationship. He just can't move on. But after betrayal fractures Lou's once-solid marriage, she turns to James for comfort.

When Lou and James act on their long-standing mutual attraction, the consequences are more heartbreaking - and miraculous - than either of them could have ever anticipated. Then life throws James one more curveball, and he, Rob, and Lou are forced to come to terms with the unexpected ways in which love and loss are intertwined.

©2017 Camille Pagán (P)2016 Brilliance Audio

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    39
  • 4 Stars
    30
  • 3 Stars
    14
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    39
  • 4 Stars
    21
  • 3 Stars
    14
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    2

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    35
  • 4 Stars
    25
  • 3 Stars
    14
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Captivating Story

This is my second Pagan book via audible and I thoroughly enjoyed it and was sad when it was over. Having not read the synopsis before jumping in, I was surprised by the male narrator but soon found myself engrossed in his narrative. Pagan's character development brings you into each character's world and I feel as though their old friends. I was unsure where the story was headed and enjoyed the roller coaster of emotions. I appreciated the method of which Pagan wove the timeline and her honesty in depicting the trials of post partum and the unique circumstances in which James finds himself. I laughed, I cried, and I recommend this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars

Forever is the Worst Long Time

The book is to long winded about stuff that didn't matter in the story & I had to make myself finish it

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful and heartbreaking

This is a strange story at first and I did not know the ending and I am so glad. This is a story about love, friendship, and being human.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Debra
  • New York, NY, United States
  • 06-11-17

I LOVE this author!

What did you love best about Forever Is the Worst Long Time?

The author made the characters so believable and realistic.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Forever Is the Worst Long Time?

The ending moved me to tears.

What about Timothy Andrés Pabon’s performance did you like?

I loved his performance; Jim sounded like such a kind and wonderful man.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The final two chapters, but I don't want to give away any spoilers.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Forever is a long time

I read about half of this book and found it uninteresting. It felt like the same old thing, over & over. The love triangle was always changing. Lou getting pregnant was predictable & Jim offering to help her if she moved in was also predictable. Then Jim falls in love with a former student. Now she is a part of their lives. Lou takes it in stride. Here is where I didn’t want to put it down. Jim developed ALS & they all learn to live together & cope with this horrid disease.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful