CEO Carson Bradley is rich beyond boundaries in the pharmaceutical world—being the co-founder of a targeted treatment for early stage cancer. With a missing soul, he strives each day to find a cure for the disease that took his first love away at the young age of seventeen. His mother finally convinced him to marry a woman equal his striking good looks and affluent status. On his way to St. Marten to marry Bianca, the woman he doesn't love, a tropical storm diverts his plans by forcing him to jump out of his private jet and into a black violent ocean. Carson floats ashore and is rescued by a medical student, Lillian, who’s studying abroad.
Lillian Ly is humble and kind and has a generous heart as vast as the universe. Being raised poor by a single parent; she matured quickly and respected the sacrifices her mother made for her. Lillian’s determination leads her down a stringent five-year path with no room for love.
But regardless of their plans of avoiding love, they can’t deny the immediate attraction they have for each other. Carson and Lillian fall deeply and passionately in love. Unfortunately, their happily ever after doesn't come without a severe price tag for Lillian. Carson drags her into his dangerous world of immense wealth and deceit. Lillian is the remedy for his broken heart, so he refuses to let her go at any cost. With endless tears and turmoil, she accepts to endure them all because Carson is the only man she’s ever loved. They promise to stay forever true from the beginning to the end.
Carson and Lillian- "There's something about you Miss Ly, something that tells me I need you in my life. I want to know every little detail about you. What makes you happy because I'd do it over and over again just to see your beautiful smile or what makes you shy away because it's so damn cute when you do it." I gasp, hearing the sincerity in his gentle voice. It's enough to make me blush from head to toe. "I especially want to know what makes you bite your nails or lower lip because it's incredibly sexy" Fight the temptation, I encourage myself.
Beginning with Forever was a great read! I would give it a 4 star. I would have probably given this book a 5 star if not for the cliffy that this story ended with. This is almost and insta-love story but has more depth to it. I really enjoyed all the characters in this book and the story is told in multiple POV's. You will feel the love the 2 main characters have for each other immensely, the sex scenes are off the charts HOT! But the tragedy that will engulf you towards the end of this story tore me up inside. You will have many emotions while reading this story but even though its a cliffy you would have still wanted more from this story it was written that well.
Lillian is 22 year old medical student who always loathed rich people because of the stories she heard of her father that she never met, she made a vow to herself to never had a love for a man because in the end he would only destroy her. So she worked extra hard in school and never let anything get in her way especially dating. When she is accepted into an accelerated medical school program on an island far away from civilization she figured it would be perfect since she only wanted to focus on school and getting her degree. She never imagined her life turning upside down after a man washes up on the very beach she is on. Will she be able to remain professional or will her emotions towards this stranger her make her change her whole view on love? Will she give up all of her hard work and focus for a man? Or will pasts and tragedy make it impossible for her dreams of being a doctor and fall in love fall into pieces?
His touch stirs all my senses and confirms my attraction for him is real. Our hands remain together longer than a customary handshake, so I remove mine before my odd attraction to him exposes me. The tingling sensation from our single touch still lingers on my hand like a burn after touching something really hot.
Is it possible for Carson to feel as deeply about me as I do of him even though it's just been days? I've never been a believer in love at first sight--never. It's completely absurd and impossible in my book. God knows I only have my heart set on one thing, and it has nothing to do with falling in love. We he be the one to prove me wrong?
Carson is a 32 year old multi-millionaire play boy. He always gets what he wants because he has the money and the power, well that's what he wants everyone to perceive him as.
I have a stringent rule of never bringing women I date or have casual sex with to my place. Giving them false hope of wanting more than just empty sex with my isn't my game. I don't like toying with anyone's emotions, so I'm quite frank or blunt with the women I date. 'No Commitment' is the very first thing that rolls smoothly off of my tongue. It'll never happen. If they're okay with that, then we press forward with lots of hot sex, occasional dinners and lavish gifts for their time spent with me. This kind of arrangement has suited me well for years. They get what they want, and I get what I want---without the strings attached. It's a win- win situation for everyone.
He has a dark past when he lost the only woman he ever truly loved to cancer.
It was impossible for me to replace Emily. No one could ever measure up to her, and I made sure they didn't. I was afraid I would forget her if I allowed someone else into my life.
He has made it his mission in life to find a cure and by doing so he has a built a huge empire pharmaceutical company. He makes a decision to marry a woman only because he is mother begged him too and he would do anything to make her happy. But fate has a way of intervening when he airplane that was taking him to his so called wedding crashes into the ocean. He never thought in a million years that being washed up on island that he would find the love of his life, he thought his live was over when that plane went down. But now he see's things in a different light, he has to have her and he isn't sure why his connection goes so deep so quickly. Will he be able to handle his past demons and make a life with Lillian or will tragedy and deception strike and tear everything apart?
I have to get a grip on myself. This bothers the hell out of me, not having control. How is it possible for me to be so drawn to this young woman? We've only met just a few minutes ago, and we haven't even said a single word to each other. Why does she stand out like a rare pearl in a vast ocean? What's making me feel this way? I haven't had this tug in my chest for years.
I look forward to so much more from this author, I can't wait for the sequel so I can see how there love story continues and how they pick up all there broken pieces and put them back together.
He rips my panties off. The crisp, echoing sound of torn lace makes me even hotter. “Not good enough. Promise me, Lil.” His voice is more demanding and authoritative. Am I finally seeing and hearing the real Carson? He drops down to his knees to place his head between my thighs, gently spreading them apart. Oh god, I feel his pounding tongue, taunting and coercing me to tell him what he wants to hear. He’s too good at this. I’m not a worthy opponent against his seduction.
“Uh…uh…yes, I promise,” I pant as his velvet tongue glides inside my pulsing walls, tasting the sweet result of his doing. Without any warning, I hear a soft buzzing sound and then vibrating sensation sends my entire body into an explosive volcanic eruption. “Uh…uh…Carson, oh my god!” I moan and then clench my jaw, trying to hang on to my dignity. I find myself gripping the sheets tighter and then my fingers find their way through his thick, dark hair, pulling him closer to me with my bound wrists.”
Excerpt From: LLP, Lan. “Beginning with Forever.” Microsoft. iBooks.
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Over a long year ago, I picked up a pen and wrote the first sentence of a fantasy that I’ve imagined ever since I was a daydreaming little girl—minus the steamy parts of course. That initial sentence was the seed that grew into my flowering romance book, “Beginning with Forever.” With all my heart, I wrote, rewrote, edited, re-edited and now, I’m finally ready to share it with all of you. My one and only aspiration for this book is to have readers embrace my story and characters with their heart. If I can make someone laugh till their gut hurts, hate with vengeance, cry till their eyes dry out, fall in love all over again, drool over the hero or feel any other emotions, than I’ve succeeded my goal.
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