Book Review: Life’s Forever Changed by Anne Stone

Posted 29/10/2017 by Isabelle MBTL in review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Life’s Forever Changed by Anne StoneLife's Forever Changed by Anne Stone
Series: The Show Me #0
on October 22, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Clean
Pages: 160
Format: kindle e-book
Source: Author
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After Alejandro Alvarez’s best friend dies of kidney disease while in high school, Alejandro vows to change his life. Determined to help others suffering from his friend’s illness, he rejects joining his father’s pediatrics practice and instead trains as a nephrologist and a transplant surgeon. Fourteen years later, devotion to his career has rewarded him with a reputation as an excellent surgeon, but success has left him alone, with no family that he can call his own.

Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse Tammy Johansen is on duty when an infant must undergo a life-saving transplant. Working closely with famed surgeon Dr. Alejandro Alvarez, she sees the sensitive, lonely man beneath his professional exterior and wonders can such a man be interested in someone like her?

As they battle to save the tiny patient, Alejandro struggles with the emptiness within himself until the lovely and compassionate nurse at his side catches his attention. In that moment, one look at Tammy forever changes his life.

Life’s Forever Changed is the Prequel to Anne Stone’s The Show Me series.

Series Rating: three-stars




He wanted to set the stage on a night that he imagined would forever change his life. by Alejandro



  • Cover: The cover art is beautiful and the colors really work well together. I could see that it is a sweet romance, but I don’t think it portrays the story. Why is there a farm? Most of the story is inside a hospital. I don’t know. It’s a bit confusing.
  • Plot: The book is well written with no typo mistakes. The story is cohesive with not any loose end. The pace was a bit slow for me, but overall it is a good plot.
  • Characters: Both characters are ok. I couldn’t relate and connect with them, but they are well constructed and their background is explained well.
  • Freshness: I believe originality is the star of this book. Ms. Stone brings a really new concept here. I wasn’t expecting at all the huge twist at the end. I think my review wasn’t going to be a good one, until almost the end. I was surprised! I was crying, I was in agony. It was hard! BOOM!



  • Heat: I couldn’t really feel their chemistry. I  couldn’t feel their connection. I mean, it’s said many times in the book how much they loved each other, but I didn’t feel their emotions.
  • Addictiveness: Because of the pace, because the story was too linear until the last few pages of the book, it didn’t hook me.


As he released the brake and started to move forward, he knew he’d made the right decision. Tammy had changed his life in so many ways. She taught him how to love, had given him the perfect son, but she’d also forced him to grieve. by Alejandro



I don’t even know how to start. So many mixed feelings here. So many mixed emotions. I’m crying while writing this review, only because I was looking for quotes and I re-read some notes.

I’m still uncertain if this is my cup of tea. I love romance, but I guess I don’t love cheesy romance. This is too much TLC (tender, love, caring) for me. Also, I don’t usually read clean romance and I guess I missed a bit of the physical. Specially because I’m uncertain if I didn’t feel their chemistry because this is a clean romance.

At the same time, I was shocked at the end. I’ve cried and I’m still not ready to read the next book. I guess I can’t imagine Alejandro starting over. ARGH! I know, this is horrible of me.

I believe I will read the next book, because I think the author has a good writing style. But I don’t think I will do this right away.

Also, I would like to post a warning here : THIS BOOK DOESN’T HAVE HEA!!!


You MAY read this because you like the author; you SHOULD read this because you like clean romance; you MUST read this if you like a bit of angst in your love story!




About Anne Stone

Anne Stone was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri but now lives in the cold state of Wisconsin with her faithful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She writes heartfelt sweet contemporary romance and is the author of the Show Me and Williams & Company series.  She loves to tell a story and that’s what you’ll definitely get in an Anne Stone novel.

Anne’s degree is in education but she has worked in the corporate sector managing a large number of staff.  Now, she works from home where part of her day is still spent in the corporate world and the other part is dreaming of her heroes and heroines.

Rating Report
Overall: three-stars
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