Building Forever 

Charlie King is doing fine. Sure, he’s a widower raising a teenage daughter who just got her first boyfriend, his book series isn’t writing itself, and he has a crush on his new neighbor — the guy next door. But everything’s just fine.


Simon Lynley is doing better. He moved to Bethlehem to fall out of love and rebuild his career. An affair with his neighbor isn’t part of the plan, but the attraction between them is too hard to ignore.


But when Simon’s ex follows him to Pennsylvania seeking reconciliation, and Charlie’s life starts to feel like a video on repeat, everything comes apart. Charlie worries that he’s failing as a father, and Simon is a distraction he can’t afford. Meanwhile, Simon doesn’t know if he could survive being left again, and he hasn’t come all this way to make the same mistakes. But despite their fears, it’s only together that they’ll find the strength to slay old foes and build the forever they’ve been waiting for.

Series: This Time Forever, Book 1

This title can be read alone

“Moving and well written, Building Forever will leave you with a mansion-sized smile.”

—Sarina Bowen, USA Today bestselling author of Goodbye Paradise

“Jensen’s talent for world-building and memorable, unique secondary characters are on full display here in this fabulous series starter. Deeply felt emotions and a lovely romance have me eager for more in this world!”

—Annabeth Albert, author of Out of Uniform series


"Building Forever was a winner for me. A wonderful story featuring charming protagonists, a gentle and enthralling love-story, and endless moments that brought numerous smiles to my face. I'm looking forward to the next titles in this trilogy."

—Helena Stone, author of Scenes from Adelaide Road

"I knew when I laughed out loud on page two that this would be a winner for me."
—Jess Gabriel, Reviewer

"The characters are complex and relatable, the writing is smart and engaging." —Melinda R, Reviewer

"Honestly, I read this in one sitting and didn't want it to end. I can't wait to read more." —Kirstin Aroca, Reviewer


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Published: October 2018

337 pages

ebook: 9781626498389

paperback: 9781626498396

2019 HOLT Medallion Finalist, Long Contemporary



Best Bisexual Contemporary Romance​

Extras and Excerpts


"This Time Forever" (series epilogue)


Giving His Interest a Pronoun (excerpt)

Are You Busy? (excerpt)

I'm Gonna Keep You (excerpt)


Who is Charlie King?

Who is Simon Lynley?

Behind the Names 

Behind the Book 

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