Giveaway, Scavenger Hunt, and Review "Because this is Forever" by Lena Hart

"Because this is Forever" 

by Lena Hart.


Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 2013
Formats: all ebook formats

The book is classified by the publisher as 3 flames: Sensual, mild sexual scenes


The decision that tore them apart...
Former hopeless romantic, Mia Trent, is crushed when the love of her life, Nate McArthur, reveals that he doesn't want to get married or have children. But it's too late. Mia is already pregnant and her dream of "happily ever after" is sharply put to an end when she decides to keep her pregnancy a secret, refusing to force him into a life he doesn't want.

The compromise that made them a family...
Five years later, Mia must reach out to Nate for help or risk losing her home and shelter for their son. Stunned and outraged by the sudden news of his child, Nate proposes a compromise: give him the summer to get to know his son and he'll save her home. Yet with Mia back in his life, Nate isn't willing to lose her or their son again. What starts off as a temporary arrangement soon becomes a chance at rediscovery and becoming a family. Only Nate must convince his jaded dreamer that his love for her is true and will last now and forever.



Relationships are difficult for everyone for one reason or another. For Mia Trent, an unexpected pregnancy and a boyfriend who she realizes is anti-fatherhood and marriage, they are harder than your average liaison.

I am usually not a big fan of a long back story. Hart set this story in motion perfectly with just a few chapters of Mia and Nate's early relationship. I could see right away both perspectives and understood Mia's choice given the information Nate left her with. I was also able to feel Nate's regret over his decisions almost as soon as he made them.

Fast forward five years and the heart of our story begins. Mia is in financial trouble and has run out of options. Her last resort is contacting Nate. Hart creates an unique first meeting between Nate and his son, Mikey, that had my heart racing. We see how volatile Nate's father is early on in the story and I feared Nate's pain of losing Mia might cause him to do something irrational. Hart surprised me by his reaction to his son. Nate was both angry and happy to find he had something he never imagined he wanted.

The development of Mia and Nate's new relationship was natural with its' own set of challenges. Nate's father, Mia's sister, co-workers, and angry ex-employees cause twists and turns for the new family on their road to togetherness.

When I give a story five stars, I really have to sit and think. I look at all the aspects of the story, the narrative, the editing, the plot, and overall structure. In the case of this story, I could not find one thing out of place. I can't wait to read more of Lena Hart's work.

Going into this book, I had not realized this was the third in the series. I did not feel lost at all, so this can be read as a stand alone. Now that I know there are two other books with Cara and Drake's story ("Because You Are Mine") and Sabrina and Jake's story ("Because You Love Me"), I am excited to read them also.

Thank you to Lena Hart and Black Lion Book Tours for providing me with a copy of "Because this is Forever" to participate in the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.


As she rinsed the last dish, Mia jumped when strong arms suddenly wrapped around her middle.

"Sorry," Nate whispered into her ear. "I didn't mean to scare you. I thought you heard me."

She turned off the running water and leaned against him. "No, I was lost in my head. What did you say?"

Nate leaned down and kissed her on the back of her neck. Mia shivered. No matter where or how many, his kiss always left her lightheaded.

"I asked what's for dessert," he repeated, kissing her again.

Mia turned in his arms, laughing. "That's so clichΘ, you know."

"What do you mean?" he asked with mock disbelief.

She rolled her eyes. "Oh, please. You say what's for dessert then I say something ordinary and then you say something cheesy like wanting me for dessert."

He looked down at her, thoughtful. "Hmm, that does sound like something I'd say. But this hungry man could actually still eat."

"Oh," Mia said, a little embarrassed by her rash assumption. He was serious. Nate wasn't a small guy and could honestly still be hungry. "Well," she began lamely, "I don't have anything else to feed you."

Nate's eyes sparkled. "Yeah, you do," he whispered. He placed his hands on the counter to either side of her, trapping her between his solid frame and the sink. "I said I could still eat."

Mia paused, confused. Then she laughed, recognizing the heated suggestion in his eyes. "You're bad," she murmured, shoving at his hard chest.

He leaned in closer, his lips only a breath away from hers. "And you like it."



Lena Hart writes sensual romances with a hint of mystery and suspense. Together, her alpha heroes and smart, sexy heroines tell a story of incredible love with unforgettable passion. A Florida-native, Lena currently lives in New York City with her two calico kitties, Duchess and Daisy. When she's not writing stories of happily ever after, she's reading, researching, or conferring with her muse. 


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Scavenger Hunt and Secret Giveaways

Scavenger Hunt Prize: the winner will get a Forever Care Package valued at over $100 (US entrants only), which will include a $25 Visa gift card, favorite items from the characters, and exclusive author swag. 
If the winner is international he/she will receive a $50 Amazon gift card in place of the care package.

Secret Giveaways: Also, five secret prizes will be offered throughout the tour in five different blog stops. If you want to participate just follow the tour stops and find the secret giveaways! 

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  1. Thanks for that amazing review! I'm so excited to reading it!

  2. Thank you Lindsey for taking the time to read my book and offering to review! I appreciate the kind words.

    Lena ♥

  3. Still looking for that Secret giveaway! Great review about a great book! :-)

    Belinda G
    belgre at comcast .net


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