The Best of Lovers and the Best of Friends by Tere Michaels

Best of Lovers Best of Friends


Hello everyone and Happy Holidays!

I hope – no matter what and how you celebrate – you are passing the time with peace and joy.

Having “Forever & Ever: A Collection of Stories” arrive on Christmas Day feels very appropriate. This book is a gift to the readers – a thank you for ten years of support and love for these wonderful characters. With this being the final book, my greatest desire was to go out with smiles and cheer, happiness and tears, everything that made the Faith, Love & Devotion series special.

Weddings! Babies! Life changes! Retirement! Sarcasm! The best of lovers and the best of friends – these were the ingredients that went into the book. Also, the giant bow on the top is the long-awaited wedding flashback for Matt and Evan! I couldn’t leave these characters without giving you that!

So from me and mine to you and yours – thank you! And much love. Here’s to the next ten years, new characters and new worlds.



Allow me to share my ten favorite lines from “Forever & Ever: A Collection of Stories.”

  1. “There better not be baby chaps in here, Matt, seriously,” Miranda whispered.
  2. “I figured I’d dress up for such a momentous occasion. Matthew Haight, legendary tomcat, officially taken off the market.”
  3. “You’re lucky no one thought you were trolling the men’s room for sex.”
  4. “Why didn’t you tell us you got married?” He sniffled dramatically. “We are your best friends. I have the key to your house. You’ve seen my husband naked. How could you?”
  5. “And get what? I’d have to steal a roll of toilet paper from the bathroom to find anything Matt would want at Bloomingdale’s.”
  6. “Maybe he thinks they’ll reconsider LeBron if he keeps saying Mavan enough.”
  7. Matt relaxed only slightly. “So I have to walk into the middle of the battle? Into the middle of my best friends’ marriage? I did not wear a cup.”
  8. “Bowling. Woodworking? How are you with a saw?”
  9. “That’s a little too Flowers in the Attic.” Elizabeth booped him on the nose. “I know you don’t know what that means, but trust me, it’s funny.”
  10. I lived alone and thought I was going to die alone. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this.


Check out Forever & Ever today!





What happens after the story ends? Join Matt, Evan, Jim, Griffin, and their friends and families for a glimpse of what happens after happily ever after. Between growing up and growing pains, weddings and retirement, changing careers and changing diapers, life is never boring. Changes, decisions, tears, and joy await as the years march on.


Author Bio:

Tere Michaels unofficially began her writing career at the age of four when she learned that people got paid to write stories. It seemed the most perfect and logical job in the world, and after that, her path was never in question.
(The romance writer part was written in the stars—she was born on Valentine’s Day.)
She writes happily ever afters in the big city—with heaps of snark, angst and humor. Her focus is on characters and all the ridiculous ways they trip through life and love. She has written fifteen books including her popular Faith, Love & Devotion series and the superhero saga The Vigilante.
Her home base is a small town in New Jersey, very near NYC, a city she dearly loves. She shares her life with her husband, her teenaged son—who will just not stop growing—and two exceedingly spoiled cats. Her spare time is spent watching way too much sports programming, going to the movies and for long walks/runs in the park, and buying more books than she can read.
Nothing makes her happier than knowing she made a reader laugh or smile or cry. It’s the purpose of sharing her work with people. She loves hearing from fans and fellow writers, and is always available for speaking engagements, visits, and workshops.
Find her at:
Twitter: @teremichaels

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