Frankie and Tommy once dreamed of traveling the world together. But when seventeen-year-old Frank kissed Tom, their plans ended with a punch to the jaw and Frank leaving town without looking back. Thirty years later, Frank’s successful career as a journalist is interrupted by his uncle’s death and the question of his inheritance—the family resort where his childhood dreams were built. When he returns to the Pocono Mountains, however, he finds a dilapidated lodge and Tommy, the boy he never forgot.
Tom’s been keeping the resort together with spit and glue while caring for Frank’s uncle, Robert—a man he considered father, mentor, and friend—and his aged mother, who he refuses to leave behind. Now Robert is gone, taking Tom’s job with him. And Frank is on the doorstep, wanting to know why Tom is still there and why the old lodge is falling apart.
But before they can rebuild the resort, they’ll have to rebuild their friendship. Only then can they renew the forever they planned all those years ago.
Series: This Time Forever, Book 2
This title can be read alone
“In Renewing Forever, author Kelly Jensen creates a tenderly written, slow-burn second-chance romance full of genuine emotions, wholly-realized characters, and a dash of nostalgia. Add to it seasoned lead characters with a lifetime behind them, and another lifetime waiting for them in their sweet, hard-won HEA.”
—A.M. Arthur, author of the Clean Slate Ranch series
"Renewing Forever is an emotionally satisfying novel that allows for love to be the victor over obstinate pride and past failures. With a slow-moving but engaging plotline, and characters that leaped off the page in terms of realism, this novel is a win from beginning to end."
—Sammy, The Novel Approach
"Many of us met someone when we were young and never had it turn into a relationship. Some of us wonder what would have happened if it did. This book is for all of us who wanted to try again."
—Susan, Goodreads review
"This is a beautifully written romance with two main characters you can't help but fall in love with."
—Diane, Goodreads reviewer
Published: November 2018