No Matter What by Jeff Rivera

No Matter What by Jeff RiveraBlurb

No Matter What is the high school edition of Forever My Lady.

Dio Rodriguez grew up on the streets and knew all too well the hard, cool feeling of the barrel of a gun tucked down the back of his jeans. But his hard exterior softened when he met Jennifer. Jennifer understands Dio like no one else and makes him want to be a better man. Suddenly a drive-by shooting lands Dio in a prison boot camp and sends Jennifer to the hospital. When Dio learns that Jennifer is pregnant, he realizes that he must find a way to turn his life around and return to his lady. But can trainee Rodriguez get his act together among the hardcases in prison? And will Jennifer be waiting for him if and when he does?

My Perspective

As you know, i am a beta reader for Jeff Rivera. He has just edited and released his bestselling novel, Forever My Lady, as a high school edition. The storyline is obviously the same, it is just shorter and more age appropriate. Jeff sent me a digital copy of it to read and review. I will be taking from my previous review and just editing it to suit what i thought of the new edition.

The story is about a young man, Dio, who has to serve a sentence in ‘Prison Boot Camp’ while his girlfriend, Jennifer, recovers from a drive by shooting that she was a victim of. Their relationship struggles with getting over what happened, however not just the accident but everything else that lead them to that moment. Will Dio let go of his past and become the man Jennifer needs him to be?

This kind of story is something i would not generally go for however i really enjoyed it. It was well written with my interest being piqued from the beginning.

I liked Dio’s character from the start and i enjoyed seeing his growth as the story progressed.

I did find that the intermingled Spanish interrupted the flow of reading for me as i am unfamiliar with the language, however i did get used to it and i understand that it makes the story more believable.

The story was well paced and unlike Forever My Lady, i felt the ending fitted in well with the rest of the book. I was not disappointed.

Overall i really enjoyed reading the book and i would definitely recommend it to both males and females, especially if you’re looking for an urban kind of love story. I would definitely feel comfortable for my high schooler to be reading it.


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