The Problem with Forever - Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Problem with Forever

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

  • Publication Date: 2016-05-17
  • Category: Romance
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 292 Ratings)


“This book blew me away, completely. Gripping from page one, I—quite literally—couldn’t put it down.”—Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners

Growing up, Mallory Dodge learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime. Now, after years of homeschooling, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at a public high school. But she never imagined she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet soon it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory must make a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants and the truths that need to be heard.

Praise for The Problem with Forever:

“We’re left breathless and a little haunted and wanting more.”—Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die

“Heartbreakingly real…a remarkable novel about the power of first love and the courage it takes to face your fears.”—Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Also from #1 bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout:
If There’s No Tomorrow
The Harbinger Series
The Dark Elements Series


  • The best book I’ve ever read

    By kittenblaze🦁
    The characters were so interesting, even the side characters. Everyone had interesting storylines, and all the twists were really good. It made me cry but I think that shows how amazing the story and writing are.
  • Amazing Book!

    By jackiemillan
    Honestly one of the best books I've read, a great story with characters with such loveable personalities. I suggest you guys read this book if you have a project in English or just wanna read a good book at home. I'm sure you won't be able to put it down not even for a second, it'll make you want to read it more than just once.
  • so emotional. so beautiful.

    By fg0860
    this was the first book i read of JLAs books. after i read this i absolutely freaked out when i discovered it there’s no tomorrow. the problem with forever was an emotional roller coaster. i could read this book 20 more times and never get sick of it. more books by JLA !!
  • An Emotional and Moving Read

    By Katiekoz
    4.5☆ This book is different from the other stuff that JLA writes, but it's still her writing so of course I'm gonna like it. Mallory and Rider are such interesting and complex characters that have been through so much already in their lives. I loved reading about Mallory and how she progressed and grew as a person throughout the book. JLA does such a good job with writing her characters and making me feel for them. I instantly empathized with Mallory and Rider. I can't even imagine having to go through what they had to face and coming out of it ok. I love Rider! He is such a good and sweet guy who only wants the absolute best for the people he cares about. I loved the ending, it was really cute and touching and I'm very happy with where Mallory and Rider are in life.
  • The Problem With Forever

    By E-Benny
    This is one of the most special books I have ever read C'était parfait !
  • I'm obsessed

    By precious 🌺
    This book will is the best book I've ever read honestly. It's amazing hopefully she will make a series for it cause 🙌🏾 this book is awesome ✨✨✨

    By iAmNancy_
    If you're the type of person that just wants to get to the point in romance, don't read this book. But if you're interested in reading this book and aren't so sure... PLEASE READ IT. The build up of this book is so worth it in the end. By far this is the most raw and realist book of 2016, talking about the hardships of Mallory and other Kids around her including Rider. Paige may not be the most likable character but i can definitely sympathize with her. Overall such a journey filling book, that is great for summer/small reading. Very steamy and beautiful. (:
  • Fav

    By Lindsey_with_an_e
    This books bring out so much emotions
  • Wonderful.

    By Mindy Hache
    From the beginning, I could not put this book down. I read it in six hours, yes, six hours. It is filled with the realness and rawness that unfortunately some experience along with love, laughter and a fight to break out of ones shell. The characters are beautifully written, making you immediately drawn to them. I would have loved to see where everyone was a year or two down the line but either way I felt it was beautifully written for a young adult book. Would definitely recommend this read. I look forward to reading more of Jennifer Armentrout's work.
  • Heartbreaking but also heartwarming

    By Boundless Book Reviews
    The Problem with Forever, is the first book I’ve read of Armentrout’s. I see her books everywhere and was ready to fall into one. The Problem with Forever is at times hard to digest. Mallory went through so much. She had Rider to protect her, through the worst parts of her life. Though, I felt that this story was heartbreaking but also heartwarming. I never fell into the characters. I didn’t find the connection with them that I desperately wanted. It’s a good/enjoyable story of a girl who turned from this meek little mouse, to a girl who knew what she wanted. Who wasn’t afraid to fight for what she wanted. Some things just seemed a little glossed over. Like, oh yeah this happened but there was no emotional pull for me. I was honestly, slightly disappointed because I truly wanted to love this. The writing is done well, the characters develop through out the story. The story itself was intriguing and I wanted to see what happened next. Overall, I give this book Three Boundless Stars. It was a good story....Lissa