Forever Ruby by Claire Merchant is a novel that follows the life of Ruby Edwards. Fresh out of college and recently hired at a prestigious law firm, Ruby believes shes found the love of her life in Oliver, her long time boyfriend, but she can not seem to stay away from Cole Frost. There's something enigmatic about him that seems to continue to draw her to him, and he always seems to appear when Ruby needs him. She knows he isn't normal, but when tragedy befalls her, Cole is the only person she can trust, but how far is Cole actually willing to go for Ruby?
While reading this book I had mixed emotions about it. Sometimes the plot was a tad slow, and sometimes it was too fast-paced. Characters were well developed, however, and it was easy to forge connections with them and sympathize with their actions. Fans of the supernatural genre will love this book and its twists and turns as Ruby tries to figure out who is helping and hindering her on this journey of self discovery. She learns about her flaws and has downfalls like everyone else, and she is not described as "perfect" as so many novel heroines are. This novel was a great, relaxing beach read, and with such great character development, it was easy to overlook the slow or fast plot.