You. Forever. Always. (The Underdogs, #3) by K.A. Merikan

You. Forever. Always. (The Underdogs, #3)

---Years of loving in secret. Now the secret’s out.---Mage. Reasonable. Mature. In love with his best friend’s little brother.Dawn. Painfully shy. Crazy talented. An anxious cinnamon roll in need of protection.Mage has always been Dawn’s hero. He’s been there for him when Dawn was bullied, when Dawn came out, and when he joined The Underdogs. He’s also been Dawn’s first and only love—painfully unrequited, since Mage is straight. But...


Details You. Forever. Always. (The Underdogs, #3)

TitleYou. Forever. Always. (The Underdogs, #3)
Author
Release DateDec 29th, 2018
PublisherAcerbi & Villani ltd
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, M M Romance, Music
Rating

Reviews You. Forever. Always. (The Underdogs, #3)

  • Judith
    2018-12-27
    4.5 “I’ve been incomplete without you. You’re the only one I ever needed, and the only one I will ever need. No one else would do.” it's always quite sad reading the final book in a series,saying goodbye to characters you've come to love.This series has a variety of couples that work together and as a group....a bit dysfunction at times but always loveable.You get craziness with Dusk and Lolly,Kinkiness with Sid and Asher,And sweetness ...
  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    2019-01-04
    ~4.5~Did the Merikans really write this sweet, sweet story? There's little angst here save for Dawn's untreated anxiety. Dawn may be too fragile for real life, but his love for Mage is true and strong.The MCs come together seamlessly. They're such close friends, the misunderstanding doesn't last long. Dawn confesses his feelings, and Mage follows suit.It was fun to see Dusk and Lolly again, even though they're obnoxious little shits sometimes and...
  • Barbara➰
    2018-12-30
    So stinking sweet my teeth hurt. Not necessarily a bad thing, but be prepared. If you go into this expecting drama and angst you won't find it. I've only read one other book by these authors and this is nothing like it.Dawn suffers from severe anxiety. He's always been different..smaller, more delicate. One day he's rescued from bullies by Magnus, a tall older boy who's new and also becomes his brother's best friend. Not only is he off limits, he...
  • Meags
    2019-01-10
    4.5 StarsFirstly, this cover art is my new everything! *heart eyes*Secondly, this was one of the sweetest, most romantic friends-to-lovers stories I’ve ever read. *swoon*Having read books two and three back-to-back, it was fascinating to see how in contrast the two romances were, yet both stories still remained true to the series in terms of overall composition and tone. Where Just Here for the Pain was gritty and kinky and full of emotional an...
  • Virginia Books
    2018-12-24
    From Dusk... Doing a series from Dusk till Dawn is a genius thing to do. Really. Meaningful and fantastic, and I love the whole idea. (is it in my mind? I don’t think so, this has been written by K.A Merikan after all).So, we could say The Underdogs “tour” ends in the opposite way it started: we finish with little conflict, sweetness and pure love when our first glimpse was sex, laughs and lollipops. And with that I’m not saying that what...
  • Dia
    2018-12-24
    4 starsThis is the third book in the Underdogs series. From the start I must admit I haven't read the previous two books. I know, I know! I missed all the fun. I am going to read them soon!! I honestly have no idea why it took me so long to get to this series. But starting with the last book is totally me. But I'm not sorry about starting with this one because I really enjoyed this sweet sweet couple!Even if I haven't read the first two books, I ...
  • Cadiva
    2018-12-23
    Well that was radically different than book two in this series!Dawn and Mage's romance is beautifully slow burn and tender and takes its time to develop mostly because of Dawn's overwhelming anxieties.The authors treat this with the seriousness it deserves and there's no magic cure because of love which was good to see, the relationship doesn't run smooth, even with all the years they've been friends.I do like a friends to lovers romance and that...
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    2019-02-15
    "His ID could state twenty-one all it wanted, but his lovely face didn't look a day over eighteen." ... annnnnnnd that's just gross and I'm out of there. You. Forever. Always. sparked my interest because one of the MC has panic attacks and I'm always here for the anxiety rep. BUT I've been struggling with the age difference from the beginning and that sentence right there, uttered by the 26 love-interest who has been sexually interested in the MC...
  • Chris
    2018-12-29
    4.5 stars for this sweet addition to the series. Mage & Dawn finally found their courage and joy. This was heartwarming and made me smile - Mages protectiveness of Dawn really was beautiful and Dawns love for Mage was so tender. This was definitely the softer book in the series, as it needed to be. My only issue was that it finished way too quickly... I wanted to keep basking in the sweetness !!!
  • Ky
    2017-11-01
    Note to self: always take what these two ladies say very very seriously.From the moment K.A. Merikan first posted about the progress they were making while writing this story they emphasised how sweet everything about it was, but my thought was "surely it can't be that sweet". It turns out that it actually can and it is! The good news is that it wasn't over the top, it somehow wasn't corny or eye-roll inducing. It was indeed their sweetest story ...
  • ~Mindy Lynn~
    2018-12-30
    3.5 Stars!I knew this one might be a harder read for me, and it was. I have similar issues as Dawn and it made it hard to read this at moments. I probably shouldn't have considering all the triggers this one carried for me. But it was an ARC I couldn't turn down because I more than not love anything these ladies put out. Dawn and Mage are very sweet together. Dawn is very sensitive and in need of someone who can handle his issues. Mage is a caret...
  • .Lili.
    2018-12-27
    You. Forever. Always. by K.A. Merikan was precisely what I needed after the stress of the Holidays. This third installment of The Underdogs series was the sweetest and fluffiest of the three. It's the story of childhood best friends in love with one another and had never acted on their feelings. Some highlights:-Dawn and Mage. After them being mentioned in the previous stories I was glad that they matched whom I'd come to envision in my head. Daw...
  • Ele
    2018-12-27
    I honestly think that You. Forever. Always is one of the sweetest and most romantic books I have ever read. Probably the sweetest by these authors. It’s disconcerting considering that in one my recent K.A.Merikan reads the MCs reunited over a man’s dead body…*thinks back fondly*. Good times!This whole series might be on the fluffy side (for Merikan standards) but it includes a lot of stuff. Book one was about a hook up that turned out to be...
  • David Alexander
    2018-02-06
    ~4.5 Stars
  • ☙ percy ❧
    2019-02-02
    i love these characters so much and i'm going to miss them sO MUCH
  • Truuss
    2019-01-31
    Mage and DawnThis review is my opinion and please make sure you have your own.At some point I did enjoy this read, but not all the time. The writingstyle was good and all sentences were well put together...Only... for me it was a bit ott. I’m gonna say something horrible, so I will say it very fast...- I didn’t like the main characters...- WHAT ohh.. really..? Yes really! The whole story wasn’t my kind of thing, for me it was too sugar swee...
  • Ariana
    2019-01-15
    *3,5 stars*I had high hopes for this being the best out of the three books in this series. Sadly, it didn't quite work out that way.I really adored Mage. He is so reliable, kind (which is mentioned about every second page) and just a total rock for Dawn. It is Dawn (or the way people react to him), I had my problems with. He is shown to be fragile and over-sensitive. Fine.He is innocent and naive. Fine.He is shy and withdrawn. Fine.The thing is -...
  • Susan
    2019-02-02
    3.5 starsWhile I loved the sweetness of this, I always feel like something is missing when I read a K.A. Merikan book. And I felt the same way here. The thing is, I can’t even say what it is I was missing. There was one sex scene when Dawn loses his virginity that was all rainbows and sunshine. Perhaps a bit too rainbow puppies unicorns everything is good in the world like. It was a bit of an eye-rolling scene actually.I did really like Dawn an...
  • Laura
    2017-10-17
    So very sweet and cute. No angst at all in this one, just softness. (Also can people stop labelling this book as 'Gay for You', Mage states multiple times in the book that he's bi & he's known for a while, it's not GFY.)
  • Joyfully Jay
    2019-01-21
    A Joyfully Jay review. 3.5 starsFans of this series are going to eat this story up. For me, unlike others I suspect, this was just so overly sweet and romantic as to make it almost too much to handle. The language was more poetic than realistic with constant declarations of how much Mage and Dawn loved each other. However, this was often derailed with one or the other overthinking their relationship and worrying if they were either pushing too ha...
  • Amanda
    2018-12-26
    I love this series and I just wish every book is longer. In this Book 3, which I think might be the final book of the series, we have Mage and Dawn's story. Dawn is the little brother in the band and everyone treated him with kids glove. He is such a cinnamon roll ( I learned this term from reading BL webcomics ) and needs to be protected at all cost. Mage is the protector and at times seems even more perceptive than Dusk.The romance is freaking ...
  • Alex
    2019-01-08
    It was sweet.Too sweet for me?...I don't know. I'm not used to this much vanilla from these authors so I guess I was kind of surprise.Anyway. It wasn't what I was expecting but that's on me...Like I said. It was sweet and completely drama free...
  • Widya Vello
    2019-01-03
    Holy God!!! This book makes me weep. Like I expected from Mage and Dawn, their story shared lots of fluffy and sweet things, feels like I almost got toothache from reading it lol. Definitely my most fave couple from the series.I knew If I were Mage I'd also would keep Dawn inside my nest forever. Protected him from outside world. Well you just couldn't help it. Dawn is just too sweet and tender to ignored. There's something enchanting from a frag...
  • Thea™
    2017-09-11
    ARC provided by the authors! THANK YOU again ladies!! ❤I absolutely LOVED Mage and Dawn's story! They are sooo swieeet together! Cannot think of any reason why this book wouldn't get my 5 stars! LOVED everything about it!(Illustration by Alexzappa)
  • River
    2018-12-28
    Lovely closing for the series. I've been waiting for this story since the first book came out, Dawn was too cute and charming for his good and I needed to know more about him. I really liked the way they showed little moments from their childhoods to made us see how strong the bond between these two was. It was really nice to see Mage always having Dawn's back and how he always looked to make him happy and comfortable. At one point I was a bit fr...
  • Vallie
    2019-01-14
    I really liked Mage and Dawn as a couple. Especially because of Dawn’s struggle with anxiety and the way Mage was overprotective of him, I could really feel their connection. But.I didn’t remember Lolly and Dusk being so obnoxious. Have I simply forgotten or was it amped up in this book? Their characters came off a bit like caricatures and the drama towards the end was very OTT for my tastes. Overall an enjoyable and steamy read with emotiona...
  •  ♥ Rebecca ♥
    2018-12-31
    This was ok. Dawn is a sweetheart and I loved seeing Asher again, who I love, but this was just too drama free and vanilla. Too lovey-dovey gooey sweet. It was a bit dull for my tastes. K.A. Merikan occasionally have a vanilla book mixed in with all the rest of their kinky-fuckery, which is fine. I'll read it but then be waiting for the next release that is more my speed.
  • Stephanie GooglyEyes
    2018-12-25
    I'm not one to read a book about rockstars. For some reason they put me on edge and make me so nervous, so I've not read books 1&2. Reading the blurb and listening to the girls talk about Dawn and Mage in their group (and that gorgeous fucking cover) really peaked my interest. I decided to give this one a shot and I'm glad I did. Coming in on the 3rd book wasn't confusing at all, they did a great job giving a bit of info without overdoing it for ...
  • JenMcJ
    2019-01-07
    This is all easy, sweet (too sweet) love with no angst or that driving, thriving obsession they do so well. The sex scenes (which were not abundant in this book) were so loving and careful they felt lackluster and passionless. That also translated to both Dawn and Mage leaving them both dull and uninteresting. I think this whole series is good but isn't the core of what KA Merikan does well and it might have done better under a pseud for these au...