Carson Bradley has it all – money, good looks, countless women in his bed, and an easy-going charm that will get him whatever he needs at a moment’s notice. Sadly, there’s something he knows he’ll never have – Emily, the one girl he lost when he was just seventeen.

Since then, he hasn’t been able to forget her. She’s been on his mind 24-7, her memory forever screwing with his mind and heart. For as long as he can remember, Carson has done his best to avoid commitment. In his mind, no woman will ever measure up to his beloved Emily. Until the moment he meets the beautiful Lillian. It’s then everything changes.

Foregoing his supposed wedding, Carson immerses himself in trying to find the elusive Lillian. She invades his every thought, and makes him feel things he thought long buried. There’s something about her that piques his interest, and he wants to do everything possible to explore the new world that seems to be opening up around him.

Lillian, on the hand, isn’t sure if she’s ready for him and his playboy ways, but he’s determined in changing her mind about him by any means necessary. No matter what comes his way, Lillian will be his. Overcoming the unexpected obstacles along the way won’t be easy, but he refuses to give up on a good thing. Somehow, some way, he will make things happen, and savor the love steadily growing within his heart.

I absolutely loved this story. It’s not often that I come across a story like this where the author takes you on a surreal ride with a character whose life spirals so out of control that you think he/she will never bounce back to make things right. Carson is the type of person who lives for the thrill of it, always seeking to brush aside any obligation or responsibility.

All that changes when he meets Lillian. I found their camaraderie quite endearing, and felt that Lillian added a little oomph to Carson’s hectic world. Though they’ve yet to achieve their happy ending, I’ve faith they’ll find it soon enough. All relationships are full of up’s and down’s, and theirs is certainly headed in unexpected directions. I look forward to seeing what Lan brings next for this lovely series. Thanks for such a great read!

CEO Carson Bradley is rich beyond boundaries in the pharmaceutical world—being the co-founder of a targeted treatment for early stage cancer. With a missing soul, he strives each day to find a cure for the disease that took his first love away at the young age of seventeen. His mother finally convinced him to marry a woman equal his striking good looks and affluent status. On his way to St. Marten to marry Bianca, the woman he doesn’t love, a tropical storm diverts his plans by forcing him to jump out of his private jet and into a black violent ocean. Carson floats ashore and is rescued by a medical student, Lillian, who’s studying abroad.

Lillian Ly is humble and kind and has a generous heart as vast as the universe. Being raised poor by a single parent; she matured quickly and respected the sacrifices her mother made for her. Lillian’s determination leads her down a stringent five-year path with no room for love.

But regardless of their plans of avoiding love, they can’t deny the immediate attraction they have for each other. Carson and Lillian fall deeply and passionately in love. Unfortunately, their happily ever after doesn’t come without a severe price tag for Lillian. Carson drags her into his dangerous world of immense wealth and deceit. Lillian is the remedy for his broken heart, so he refuses to let her go at any cost. With endless tears and turmoil, she accepts to endure them all because Carson is the only man she’s ever loved. They promise to stay forever true from the beginning to the end.

He rips my panties off. The crisp, echoing sound of torn lace makes me even hotter. “Not good enough. Promise me, Lil.” His voice is more demanding and authoritative. Am I finally seeing and hearing the real Carson? He drops down to his knees to place his head between my thighs, gently spreading them apart. Oh god, I feel his pounding tongue, taunting and coercing me to tell him what he wants to hear. He’s too good at this. I’m not a worthy opponent against his seduction.

“Uh…uh…yes, I promise,” I pant as his velvet tongue glides inside my pulsing walls, tasting the sweet result of his doing. Without any warning, I hear a soft buzzing sound and then vibrating sensation sends my entire body into an explosive volcanic eruption. “Uh…uh…Carson, oh my god!” I moan and then clench my jaw, trying to hang on to my dignity. I find myself gripping the sheets tighter and then my fingers find their way through his thick, dark hair, pulling him closer to me with my bound wrists.”

Excerpt From: LLP, Lan. “Beginning with Forever.” Microsoft. iBooks. This material may be protected by copyright.

Over a long year ago, I picked up a pen and wrote the first sentence of a fantasy that I’ve imagined ever since I was a daydreaming little girl—minus the steamy parts of course. That initial sentence was the seed that grew into my flowering romance book, “Beginning with Forever.” With all my heart, I wrote, rewrote, edited, re-edited and now, I’m finally ready to share it with all of you. My one and only aspiration for this book is to have readers embrace my story and characters with their heart. If I can make someone laugh till their gut hurts, hate with vengeance, cry till their eyes dry out, fall in love all over again, drool over the hero or feel any other emotions, than I’ve succeeded my goal.

I’m the sappiest person in the world when it comes to romance. Don’t laugh! I believe in love at first sight, Prince Charming or Mr. Hot Billionaire in my book, and happy endings. In my heart, every women deserves all three, and they will when they lose themselves in my books. Your fantasy can become your reality with just the flip of a page, so come join me.