Always You by Kirsty Moseley

Riley Thomas has a best friend, the best friend a girl could ask for, he's supportive, loyal, honest, trustworthy, kind and thoughtful. He's also the schools biggest player.

Their relationship has always been easy and affectionate, but after Riley's month away on holiday things become a little strange.


I don't feel I can be objective writing a review for Always You, as I couldn't continue reading. From the book synopsis, it sounded like just what I needed, a light fluffy teen read...

But it was anything but.

I don't often strongly dislike characters, but Riley Thomas is unbearable. A supposed virgin. she is best friends with the boy next door, Clay. Clay is supposed to be a junior womaniser, a playboy of young impressionable women, and let me add that he is the likable one in this story. He's in love with Riley.

As Riley starts to develop feelings for Clay, she meets Blake, an older, bad tempered playboy as well. He likes Riley and tension develops between the two boys...

Oh stuff it, I honestly don't care about this review. The book firstly came across as something perhaps early teens might read, with Riley announcing every page, 'Your my best friend in the whole world', because the reader was wondering if she did in fact have acquaintances on other planets. A virgin who had done little more than kissing, she starts a semi sexual relationship with Clay, while dating Blake.

The hypocritical Riley, beautiful, apparently intelligent, although I couldn't see evidence, is what I would call a tart. Best friend or not, no one jumps into the arms of a best friend and wraps their legs around him, sleeps beside him and rubs against his erection and allows him to go down on her, all while dating someone else. She is a more annoying version of Amber from The Boy Who Sneaks in my Bedroom Window. This book has the same theme, childhood friends, the token abusive person who wants to hurt the main female character and the over protectiveness. While I did enjoy The Boy Who Sneaks in my Bedroom Window, this one, not so much... Well, not at all. 

It's written clearly as a young adult novel, but with sexual situations, the main character doesn't seem to have any morals and is terribly unrealistic. Kudos to the author who has produced another popular romance novel, but sadly not for me.

Always You
Written By Kirsty Moseley
Published 31 / 10 / 2012


  1. She's kind of sluttish when I read your review... But the story line is kinda overused for me...

    Thank you for the review!!!

    1. Hi Denice,
      Oh, she is, most definitely. I tried to sugar coat it a little. It's a very vain read, she's perfect, he's perfect and when something usual happens to upset their perfectness, don't worry, he'll fix it so everything is perfect again. I couldn't finish it, which is just peeerfect by me.


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