GOLD MEDAL Winner, Readers Favorite International Book AwardsBRONZE MEDAL Winner, IPPY Awards USA Today HEA BlogMust Read WARNING This book contains a proper English earl, whose frozen heart hides a tortured soul, and a feisty modern day heroine determined to convince the man she s not the woman he thinks she is With an endearing cast of characters this multiple award winner is sure to earn a place on the keeper shelf CAVEAT EMPTOR Please note that if you hated A Knight In Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux, it is quite likely you will not like this bookIf you believe men in the s didn t use foul language, you will not like this book See disclaimer belowThrown back to the year , Victoria Ashton is mistaken for, and forced to impersonate, the spiteful, unfaithful Countess of Guildford, who s been missing for three weeks Despite Victoria s attempts to convince the earl she s not his wife, her double s infidelity and lies make it difficult, especially when Victoria falls in love with a man who loathes her Nicholas Thornhill, Earl of Guildford, is plagued with rumors he murdered his missing wife When she unexpectedly reappears, he scoffs at her latest in a long string of lies But the changes in Victoria make him to alter his opinion as he forges a bond with her that crosses the boundaries of time NOTE This book is a , words For readers who do not enjoy sex scenes, there is %pgs out ofof sexual content in this book The F word occurstimes in thispage book or % of the entire bookMen as a general rule have used the F word long before the Victorian era, which this book is set in The difference between the men in the past men of today is that they didn t use the word in the company of women The author chose to use the F word because it fits a male reaction to frustration and anger It is a visceral word with a guttural sound that projects the emotion of outrage in a harsh and visceral manner Say it out loud with force Men are sometimes crass crude with other men In contrast to the use of the F word the author refuses to use the word sh t as it evokes an image of filth and bodily waste Please factor this information into your buying decision If you are uncomfortable with these numbers, it is doubtful you will enjoy the read For readers of time travel romance who enjoyed OUTLANDER and A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMORForever Mine is the best time travel romance I ve ever read, rivaling Jude Deveraux for intensity and chemistry between the hero and heroineLucy Monroe, USAToday bestselling author With Forever Mine, Monica Burns delivers another gorgeous and deeply emotional story with a smart, strong willed heroine and a tortured and oh so sexy hero Vanessa Kelly Bestselling author of historical romance Monica Burns has once again gotten me to read and love a historical romance Forever Mine is a phenomenally written story of a love that surpasses the barriers of time At the end I cried ugly, gut wrenching tears which I rarely do The emotional last few chapters bled through my Kindle and directly into my soul Monica Burns has written something truly magical Forever Mine surpassed my expectations by miles and then kept on going Nikki Brandyberry, Ramblings from a Chaotic Mind This book is like the center of an Oreo, the best part of the cookie Monica Burns has captured true time travel romance and woven it into a time travel reincarnation tale The characters are so well developed and true Joann Ferrara Maggio Reader Review FOREVER MINE is a time travel romance to place on your keeper shelf where you store all your favorite time travel romances, Regency, Victorian,


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  1. Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria says:

    view spoiler Anyone who knows me from a while ago knows I hate Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Devereaux with a passion because in that book the heroine went back in time, fell passionately in love with the hero, and then at the end of the book she is sent back into the future The hero has to live his whole life without the heroine Of course the heroine meets up with a man right away who we are led to believe is the reincarnation of the hero I hate that book with a passion because of that e view spoiler Anyone who knows me from a while ago knows I hate Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Devereaux with a passion because in that book the heroine went back in time, fell passionately in love with the hero, and then at the end of the book she is sent back into the future The hero has to live his whole life without the heroine Of course the heroine meets up with a man right away who we are led to believe is the reincarnation of the hero I hate that book with a passion because of that ending because I see nothing happy and romantic and HEA about the hero having to live his whole life without the heroine.If you hated that book because of the ending, then you ll hate this one as well Only, lucky us, the heroine also leaves not only the hero to live his whole life without her, but a baby as well So the hero loses the heroine, the baby loses his mother, the heroine gets to live her life in the future knowing she birthed a baby 100 years earlier who lived a whole life and died without her Wow, gee, thanks, I m so happy about that I can t believe I fell for another time travel with this ending I ve never read Jude Devereaux again because of that, I don t trust her, she has no idea what a HEA is, and now I can say that about this author I m done with time travel, thanks author, a trope I always loved in the past until I came to Knight in Shining Armor, finally ventured back after years of avoiding it, now reinforced with this book Thanks heaps hide spoiler


  2. Ora Ora says:

    I loved this book It was a bit of a tear jerker, especially Nicholas Thornhill s journal entries Essentially is a story about two people always finding their way back to each other regardless of time.


  3. Anne Anne says:

    This book was well written, good storyline and characters, however I had to take two star off as the hero was swearing so many times it was off putting I can t understand why the author thought this would enhance the book I will not be reading any of this authors books, not my style of romance.


  4. Patty McKenna Van Hulle Patty McKenna Van Hulle says:

    A love story so POWERFUL it spans across many lifetimes, plus has EXTREME NAUGHTINESS GALORE Nick Barrows has lived in England with his PITA sister Nora, since their Uncle Charles gathered them up, after their parents death Together Nora he run the successful Barrows Art Galley, but the galley is just where Nick hides to stare at the Countess of Guildford s painting He has always felt mysterious drawn to the 3 painting that have been tied to the Countess, but how can he be in love with a wo A love story so POWERFUL it spans across many lifetimes, plus has EXTREME NAUGHTINESS GALORE Nick Barrows has lived in England with his PITA sister Nora, since their Uncle Charles gathered them up, after their parents death Together Nora he run the successful Barrows Art Galley, but the galley is just where Nick hides to stare at the Countess of Guildford s painting He has always felt mysterious drawn to the 3 painting that have been tied to the Countess, but how can he be in love with a woman who lived over a 100 years ago One day as his PITA sister is torturing him with yet another speech about letting his Countess go, he sees a vision of auburn hair in his Galley, is pulled to her, can t believe his eyes just as he bends to devour her tempting lips, KABOOM Victoria Ashton is just a modern girl who still carries the pain of guilt over having fought with her dad the night before his died If only she would of gone back in time to apologize, then maybe her heart soul wouldn t feel so weighed down my regrets sorrow Now she is on a lonely vacation in London, feels compelled to visit an art gallery, sees a landscape that seems so familiar, looks up into the eyes with Mr English of Yumminess just when she is lifting her lips for, what she knows, will be a kiss of perfect temptation, KABOOM That KABOOM sends Victoria back to wintry 1897, via a pond, to Nicolas Thornhill, Earl of Guildford, who hates his missing for 3 weeks wife Vickie to make matters worse, he thinks Victoria is his hussy of a wife When Vickie tries to explain to Nicolas that she isn t his wife, he thinks the bruise on her head has scrambledthat just her brains Meanwhile back in the future, Victoria is in a coma Nick is at her bedside side 24 7, but Nora uses her special senses to make Nick see that maybe the Countess this Victoria are the one same he might be her Earl.Back in 1897, Nicolas is shocked that his wife is likeable, treating all the staff as actually real people, not scum, HATES to be called Vickie, isn t terrified of horses any must him sport a woody 24 7, but her story of being from the future is crazy, or is it Victoria moves to a light cheer room with, THANK YOU GOD, a workable old fashioned toilet running water, but as she is trying to get out of this yardage of outdated clothes, Nicolas busts in to demand to know why she picked the room connected to his This begins their sensual tug of war Who will win, the modern girl or the old fashioned Earl Now this story is about 2 lost souls searching for their FOREVER lost loves willing to do any all to find them again Of course, it can t be easy because no romance is, so there is a murderous nemesis hunting for the so called Countess, a calming Fairy Godmama Nora Anna in both time frames, a house party with a duchess stalking Nicolas body, Nick praying by his Victoria s bedside, kisses that would make a granny s undies dripping wet, a modern girl wearing britches not wearing any nighties, an Earl who FINALLY gets to devour her girlie parts, a brotherly Fairy Goddude in training a selfish sacrifice that could end their love forever Which time frame will Victoria be left in Can Nicolas keep his Victoria to his time or have to let her go How can modern day Nick pull his Victoria back Are the FATES able to bring them back together to be their FOREVER MINE I dislike time travel romances because they go take a sharp left I am screaming waving my arms because I am totally lost So to say I was nervous to read Ms Burns upcoming release, is like calling my grandbabies FURRY, but she made it sooooooo worth it Also I have an inner Cover HO name LOLA this books cover is LOLA HAPPY DANCE WORTHY with it s eyeball BEOTCH SLAPPINGness I absolutely love the heroine Victoria with all her unladylike word bombs, strong willed stubbornness, willing to take the hard way putting her old fashioned hubby in his place, plus she stayed calm finally just embraced her new 1897 world Nick Nicolas were both stubborn at first unwilling to see what is BEOTCH slapping them in the face, but when they loved it was with their whole hearts souls, plus the added bonus of their YUMMY BODIES in action Fairy Godfolks are another of my favorite characters, but Ms Burns had 2 completely different ones in this tale, a childlike brother who brought out their own inner child helped the h h to get to know one another Nora Anna who was the calming light to Victoria, Nick Nicolas Ms Burns didn t disappoint me with her many NO AA BATTERIES REQUIRED scenes of 2 warring people who do better in bed than out, anger sex is so STEAMY I am so glad I didn t get have to meet Vickie the Queen B of BEOTCHINESS, so thanks for that Ms Burns for that because I would of needed 5 minutes alone with her, so says my little devil violence is never the answer, so says my good angel on my shoulder This romance made SENSE to me it never had me frustrated WAVING my arms in confusion Ms Burns POPPED another CHERRY BOUNDARY for me with my new love of well written TIME TRAVEL maybe she will write Nora Anna s story, too Ms Burns has totally WOWED AWED me, made me smile laugh, had my pleasure center on OVERDRIVE, made me fall in love with old fashioned Nicolas stubborn modern Nick, wish to be satisfied lucky Victoria, cry my UGLY cry made me wish THE END never came, so to me that is so WORTHY of my top score of 5 fingers up 10 toes ARC given for my honest review


  5. Julie Julie says:

    Forever Mine by Monica Burns is a 2014 publication I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This is mainly a historical time travel romance and is one of the best I have read in long while This is not steampunk in the way you may be thinking, but it could fit there For me the story was romantic to the nth degree, suspenseful, sad, mysterious and classic in many ways Present day Nick is astounded when a beautiful woman enters his art gallery looking identical to a Forever Mine by Monica Burns is a 2014 publication I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This is mainly a historical time travel romance and is one of the best I have read in long while This is not steampunk in the way you may be thinking, but it could fit there For me the story was romantic to the nth degree, suspenseful, sad, mysterious and classic in many ways Present day Nick is astounded when a beautiful woman enters his art gallery looking identical to a woman in a very old portrait he is nearly obsessed with He is so smitten with her the two nearly share a kiss , but a bomb explosion violently sends Victoria back into the 1800 s Nick is devastated and keeps a constant vigil by her side while she lays in a coma His sister, Nora had been trying to convince him he might be the reincarnation of someone from the past, an idea he vehemently refused to consider But now How else could he have made such an instant connection with a woman he just met Victoria awakens to find herself thrown way back into the past and discovers she is thought to be a woman named Vickie, the Countess of Guildford, who is married to Nicholas, a rather stodgy Earl In this reality, Nicholas can barely stand Victoria He calls her Vickie, a name Victoria loathes When Victoria attempts to explain to Nicholas she is NOT his wife, he thinks she is merely acting After all the Vickie he knows is an expert liar, cheater, and actress He has no intention of falling for this charade After a lengthy disappearance, it looks as though Nicholas s cold wife has returned home with no memory of where she has been or what her true identity is If she really doesn t know what happened, the nasty bump on the head she came home with could explain her change in personality It takes a while but slowly Nicholas begins to believe Victoria really has changed, but he simply can not believe this woman is not his wife In the meantime, it would seem not everyone is thrilled by Victoria s return home and she could be in danger This story focuses primarily on what takes place in the past with a periodic check in with present day Nick I adored the slow turn around Nicholas took with Victoria, from being weary of Vickie s affairs and of enduring the humiliation she caused him and dealing with her cruelty, to slowly opening his mind to the the fact that Vickie is gone and in her place is Victoria, a woman he could really fall in love with However, nothing, but nothing can convince Nicholas that Victoria and Vickie are not one and the same person, despite some glaring differences But despite that, he is ready to start over from scratch with her, leaving all the pain she caused him in the past.Victoria s situation is very different She knows for a fact she is not Nicholas wife, because she is from the future His inability to see she is not Vickie is painful at times But, she still feels a deep connection to Nicholas and although she continues to search for answers she only wants to be with Nicholas here in the past But, the burning question is If Victoria is not Vickiethen where is Vickie and will she show up out of the blue someday Or is there anothersinister explanation The author did a great job of mixing the past with the present without a lot lame methods for hopping in and out of the past The secondary characters helped to soothe and ease the raw emotions at play and Nicholas s sweet brother nearly stole the show a few times The way Victoria and Nicholas manage to meet back in the future and the bittersweet letters Nicholas wrote to Victoria will have you swallowing back a big old lump in your throat This one waslike the time travel stories I read back several years ago and have really missed this style of storytelling Many newer time travel romances can become altogether too silly I liked how the author made Victoria so vastly different from Vickie, but Nicholas in the past was similar to Nick in the present Both using similar phrases and both stubbornly refusing to believe in anything that defies logic, but both knowing when they are in love and hanging on to the lady they both loved with all their might I really enjoyed this one, it was engrossing from start to finish 4.5 rounded to 5


  6. Gilgamesha Gilgamesha says:

    Reread Before anything I want to say if you are snob or prude you won t enjoy this book.I wanted to read this book again to see if I had an exaggerated reaction to it the first few times I literally cried so hard my eyes are swollen and my nasal passages are blocked.It was a beautiful and cathartic feeling in the end.I am not saying this is a perfect book.but it is a heart wrenchingly beautiful love story If you are willing to humble yourself.I am sure you will love it Give it a try Reread Before anything I want to say if you are snob or prude you won t enjoy this book.I wanted to read this book again to see if I had an exaggerated reaction to it the first few times I literally cried so hard my eyes are swollen and my nasal passages are blocked.It was a beautiful and cathartic feeling in the end.I am not saying this is a perfect book.but it is a heart wrenchingly beautiful love story If you are willing to humble yourself.I am sure you will love it Give it a try.I am rarely at loss for words to express my opinion, but this book left me speechless There was nothing original about this book..yet it was the most refreshing read I have enjoyed I was in love with the hero.and Victoria was a perfect match for himI awwwwed so much during this book I was ashamed of my own mushiness I cried so much I went through a half a box of tissues This book made me want to fall in love.the plot was similar to a bollywood movie I had watched but the writing was so good it felt like a new plot My favorite scene was the shower scenetoo cute I have read most books of this author and I was not impressed by her other books But this one is a true literary gem Definitely Recommend it P.S the relationship between Edmund and Victoria is so cute.P.P.S Omg the letters at the end are pure torture with a side of bliss


  7. Issa Issa says:

    Victoria Ashton is thrown back in time after an explosion at an art gallery and when she awakes everyone believes she is the Countess of Guildford who has been missing for three weeks She looks just like the Countess and even speaks with a British accent She knows she is not the Countess, figments of her past the future are there but just out of reach However with no other ideas she plays the role despite the dislike and distrust of the Countess s husband, Nicholas Thornhill, Earl of Guildf Victoria Ashton is thrown back in time after an explosion at an art gallery and when she awakes everyone believes she is the Countess of Guildford who has been missing for three weeks She looks just like the Countess and even speaks with a British accent She knows she is not the Countess, figments of her past the future are there but just out of reach However with no other ideas she plays the role despite the dislike and distrust of the Countess s husband, Nicholas Thornhill, Earl of Guildford.While pleased to have his wife back so the noose is no longer around his neck, he has no love for her and suspects she s been up to something nefarious It wouldn t be the first time But as his wife actsandnot like herself, he begins to wonder if her fanciful claims about the future are real.I very much enjoyed the interaction between Victoria and Nicholas in the past The Countess was not a kind person and Nicholas feelings are justified, but his internal war about who this woman who looks like his wife really is changes him Without the bitter edge he s a kind and generous man who finds that he doesn t care what changed his wife, he wants her Though Victoria falls into the role of Countess easier than I think is possible and jumped a little too strongly on the I hate Vickie band wagon, she does the best she can in a situation that doesn t make sense When going home doesn t seem possible, she strives to make the most out of her present.Where the story really slowed down for me was its time in the future Nick, the owner of the art gallery where the explosion took place, is by Victoria s side in the hospital where she lays in a coma Before the explosion, he and Victoria had been drawn to each other She looks like the Countess of Guildford, someone Nick has been obsessed with for years to the point he s collected everything he could find about her His twin sister Nora ties to make him see he and Victoria are reincarnated from the past, and the back and forth between them dragged and got on my nerves.Victoria and Nick meet back up in the future and have their happy ending While overall I liked the story, it s only a three for me for how I felt at the end I thought Nicholas was given the most pain to live with and the passages from his diary at the end of the story reinforced it I don t know that the situation could have turned out much different, but I didn t like it.For the most part I liked it and so should those who like time travel and destined mates


  8. My Book Addiction and More MBA My Book Addiction and More MBA says:

    FOREVER MINE by Monica Burns is a unique Scottish Historical Victorian Time Travel Romance with a bit of Paranormal element set in present time to 1897 Meet, Victoria Ashton, Countess of Guildford and Nicholas Thornhill, Earl of Guildford and a passion that lasts forever, literally.Well written with a unique take of romance, time,passion, tragedy,danger and a powerful love story that spans generations and though time Even, though the lies, betrayal, ill tempers, and the possibility of murder, FOREVER MINE by Monica Burns is a unique Scottish Historical Victorian Time Travel Romance with a bit of Paranormal element set in present time to 1897 Meet, Victoria Ashton, Countess of Guildford and Nicholas Thornhill, Earl of Guildford and a passion that lasts forever, literally.Well written with a unique take of romance, time,passion, tragedy,danger and a powerful love story that spans generations and though time Even, though the lies, betrayal, ill tempers, and the possibility of murder, the Earl of Guildford, Nickolas, can t stop from being attracted to the present day Victoria.Time Travel, is not usually my foray, but, I have to say, FOREVER MINE is a must read It is powerful, compelling, passionate, and a must read I have enjoyed every single story Ms Burns has written thus far, and have to say FOREVER MINE, was no exception, and fact I am now a believer of the Time Travel genre The chemistrybetween the present day Victoria and Nickolas is astounded, powerful and very passionate Even through time and generations, their love could not be denied I would highly recommend FOREVER MINE to Historical readers as well as Time Travel,and Romance readers A terrific read from the first blast from an explosion to the very last page and beyond, we all wish to have this kind of love story Powerful and compelling Well done Received for an honest review from the author and or publicist Rating 4.5Heat rating HotReviewed by AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More


  9. Kris Kris says:

    WEll all I can say is I love nicholas and victoria There is so much tension in this book I did wonder how it was all going to come together at the end It is so emotional if your a crier beware So I don t read many time travels because the believeability is sometimes hard to get your head around this one just flows from how you get to the past to how you get back to the future and the love and sexual tension is there throughout it has angst, happiness, fun and lovable characters that tak WEll all I can say is I love nicholas and victoria There is so much tension in this book I did wonder how it was all going to come together at the end It is so emotional if your a crier beware So I don t read many time travels because the believeability is sometimes hard to get your head around this one just flows from how you get to the past to how you get back to the future and the love and sexual tension is there throughout it has angst, happiness, fun and lovable characters that take no time at all for you to root for I didn t put it down from start to finish the characters so seamless move from one time period to another you couldn t help but wait for them to be in love in both


  10. Viviana Izzo Viviana Izzo says:

    LOVED IT From the opening lines, I fell in love image error See That bantering that comes naturally between siblings was showcased with such truth that you could see the sister think score 1 for Nora LOL The relationships between all of the characters and how they interact with each other is fantastic and assists in making this an excellent read Each of the characters have their own unique personality that will draw you into the world Monica has created You ll find something to love i LOVED IT From the opening lines, I fell in love image error See That bantering that comes naturally between siblings was showcased with such truth that you could see the sister think score 1 for Nora LOL The relationships between all of the characters and how they interact with each other is fantastic and assists in making this an excellent read Each of the characters have their own unique personality that will draw you into the world Monica has created You ll find something to love in each of the characters, excpet those that you don t like villians and you ll findthan enough reasons to not like them.This world is beautifully crafted and 100% believable One of Monica s gifts with her writing is being able to provide the reader with the images without being bombarded with details nor causing you to want to skim sections This is important because it can cause the reader lose interest Again, Monica rocks at providing the imagery without the wordiness.This is a time traveling book Some may shake their heads and say uhm, no thanks in fear of getting lost or lossing track of which time era place I m in This SO isn t the case with Forever Mine You won t get lost nor get tired of the switching between present and the past The switching between the two time eras is expertly done and flows like a beautifully choreographed waltz smooth transitions and with ease I mentioned characters before, and now lets chat about Nick and Victoria WOW I loved both Nick and Nicholas You just can t help it Meet them and you fall Sigh The connection between Nick and Victoria is instant and while some may have difficultities believing in the love at first sight , here is another example of how Monica throws in a twist and then explains everything causing the reader to go Oh that s why she and then the OH YES Nicholas, while a major alpha male, still has a sensativity that I haven t read in other heros in a historical setting You learn all the wicked things he s been put through and immediately feel and say oh hell no Nicholas You deserve so much better Let me show. Poor guy has not been dealt a fair hand Enter Victoria to rock and shake what he knows and he must now learn to trust someone that every fiber in his being is screaming he shouldn t This trust and the emotional connection that is forged isn t instant THANK YOU It evolves over time and by proving it is deserved.Victoria is my kind of girl We d so be friends Smart, sassy, sarcastic and will not put up with the BS She calls them like she sees them She is also sweet and funny Yeah, we d be friends She doesn t need the man to save her but isn t afraid to be vulnerable.The chemistry between Nicholas and Victora is sizzling and steam but completely tasteful Check out the excerpt below to get an idea.I could go on and on and on about how fantastic and wonderful Forever Mine is but we d be here all day Truly one of the best books I ve read this year and I want to say top three in my opinion of ALL the books I ve read listened to this year Find outabout Monica below and please do follow her She is AWESOME