Synopsis: When Ellery moved to New York with her boyfriend, she thought they’d live happily ever after in their small New York apartment. She never thought he’d pack his bags and leave because he “needed space.” With her new found single status and fear of being alone, Ellery buries herself in her artwork and paintings until one night she helps a mysterious intoxicated stranger get home safely. Little did she know the mysterious stranger is none other than CEO and millionaire Connor Black. After finding Ellery in his kitchen the next morning and assuming she broke his #1 rule about sleepovers, he becomes intrigued, not only by her stubbornness and defiance, but by her kindness. Connor Black, emotionally dead and damaged, that stemmed from a personal tragedy, made a vow to never love or fall in love with a woman, until Ellery Lane walked into his life by accident. After she opens up and shows him her world, Connor starts to feel emotions and feelings he never knew existed. Despite the rumors and warnings regarding Connor Black and his use and misuse of women, Ellery finds herself being drawn into his world.
Ellery knows they can never be together because she is harboring a deep secret that could destroy Connor emotionally forever.
Join Connor and Ellery as they embark on a journey of courage, love and strength. Will it be enough to save them?
Review: Warning! You will need tissues for this book. It was well written for the most part but there were some confusing and missing sections but once I read Forever Us, those were quickly filled in. Oh, but I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's get back to Forever Black.
We meet Ellery when Kyle is leaving her. Of course we think like Ellery that it's because of another woman, a whore. Later we find out the exact reasons and I'm still unsure of how I feel about that really. I feel for him and understand but at the same time, shouldn't he have stayed by her side? I mean come one! They were together for four years!
Anyway, Ellery does like some women and buries herself in her artwork and painting until her only other friend in New York comes to her rescue. Peyton has enough of the pouting and tells Ellery "Reclaim your life and have fun like you use to." Peyton takes Ellery to Club S or Club Sex....yeah, kinda what ya thinking. Not much details here about what exactly is all happening but just enough!
You also must understand that Ellery is a kind hearted person and is always willing to help. She even volunteers at a soup kitchen as often as she can. It's while at Club S that Ellery sees Connor across the room and is intrigued. Not only is she attracted to him because of his looks, but he is also slapped across the face and he seems to care less. Ellery goes for some fresh air and notices Mr. Black being escorted out of the club. He is very intoxicated and was beginning to cause a scene. Ellery, being the good samaritan, offers to take Connor home to his place. She intends to just leave him asleep on his bed, but once he gets sicks, she changes him out of his clothes, cleans him up, and plans to leave.
Her mistake? Checking on him. You see, her father was an alcoholic, so she knows the dangers. He passed away from chocking on his own vomit. As Ellery goes back on last time, Connor is on his back so Ellery rolls him over and ends up staying the night just to be sure he doesn't die. The next morning they meet......oh I love it! Ellery isn't taking any of his shit! Connor is pissed! His number 1 rule.....NO SLEEPOVERS! This begins Connor's stalking, or so it seems, and a friendship he thought he never could have.
Connor has become emotionally dead but Ellery changes this. Ellery knows they can never be together, just friends. As she says, " Nothing lasts forever." Plus Ellery has a secret that only two people know about it and it would destroy Connor. These two finally learn to be friends. Well, I should say, Connor finally learns how to friends with a woman and just use her for sex.
Both Ellery and Connor open up to one another about their pasts except for a few things that will make their relationship difficult.....if not even end.