Tuesday 23 June 2015

Review - Forget by N.A. Alcorn

Title: Forget
Series: Changing Colors #1 
Author: N.A. Alcorn
Release Date: June 14, 2015

Brooke Sawyer is a successful record producer living in L.A. She has endured a lifetime’s worth of pain, but despite everything she’s been through, she still has the biggest heart. She’d do anything for the ones she loves, even putting their needs above her own. 

When she visits Paris for one month, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with gorgeous musician, Dylan Bissette. But he doesn't know about Brooke's life back home. He doesn't know about Jamie. 

The best way to keep a secret is to pretend there isn't one. 

Falling in love was not part of the plan.
He broke down my walls.
And the moment he whispered, "You've wrecked me, Little Wing," I was done for.
I didn’t mean to fall in love, but Dylan made it too easy.
Meeting her was fate.
Pursuing her was a choice.
But falling in love with her was out of my control.
Brooke ruined me for everyone else.

Music connects them, but secrets may keep them apart.
This is just the beginning. Changing Colors, Part One.

I feel raw. 

I feel a little bit broken. 

I feel angry, and frustrated, and all hyped up. 

I feel like I just read something amazing. 

One month in the City of Love. Paris. A chance to experience that grand city after a lifetime of hardship. For Brooke Sawyer, the trip was supposed to teach her something and open her eyes... She wasn't supposed to fall in love. 

But Dylan Bissette, with his tattoos and the perfect musical chemistry he shares with her, gave Brooke no choice... Now, the weight of her past and her secrets threaten to ruin everything.

If asked to describe this book, I would call it a beautiful contradiction. Much like strong, broken, shy, crazy Brooke, Forget is two very different things. Two very different, wonderful things. 

It’s completely charming, cute and funny. The way Brooke and Dylan banter and play with each other is excellent; it's flirtatious and fun, and it feels like their connection is a moving, breathing thing. Their initial meeting still makes me chuckle as I think about it, and may be my favorite meet-cute of all time. It's certainly up there. Likewise, the relationships these two have with the secondary characters are spot-on. They give insight and body to this story, adding to it, never taking away from it. Plus, the music that threads though this book, from the perfect nickname (Little Wing is..gah, I fucking SWOONED whenever Dylan called her that!), to the chapter titles, will make you feel like you’re experiencing more than just a book. Reading Forget is like living a musical, too. 

It’s confusing, angsty and heart-breaking. Brooke’s past made me ache inside. I could feel it holding her back. I hated it. I loved it. And Jamie…Mysterious Jamie, who casts a shadow over the whole book and whose name had me prophesying all kinds of out there outcomes. His mere name was the reason my hands grasped at my cheeks, as I stalled at about 90%, wanting desperately to read on but terrified of the inevitable cliffhanger. 

Forget is definitely a contradiction. I'm so fucking happy to have read this book, because I giggled, guffawed and snorted. But my poor heart is kind of broken and desperate; desperate for Blur so I can get closure. And so I can get more of Little Wing and Bright Eyes. Is it any wonder I feel raw?
~ Review by Beth

How fun would it be to just let loose and forget about the real world, and go on a vacation for one month to Paris?? Although Brooke's heart is broken over the death of her grandmother, Millie, the 27 year old takes the bucket list left for her, and heads across the big pond. Even with Millie gone, her presence was felt throughout and she was one fun loving grandma! 

The author made me swoon for not only a man in this story, but a city!! The food, the scenery, the music of Europe made me drool for all different reasons! Very well written and captivating. 

Dylan "…is the guy a woman looks at once, twice and then three more times because she can’t believe he's real." With his English accent, emerald eyes and amazing voice, he is one book boyfriend I will not Forget. I want to have his fictional babies. Holy cute and demanding, Dylan…the dimple, the cockiness, the sweet-nothings in Brooke's ears made me jealous!!

Brooke, the "size of Tinkerbell", she blurts out embarrassing thoughts and then chastises herself immediately after. Getting inside her head with her journal entries (another request of Grandma's) helps make her feel like a real woman with normal insecurities, yet tough as nails and hilarious on the outside. 

I am a wholehearted LOVER of music and need it daily in my life, yet I usually cringe reading most books with musician. They feel cheesy and forced. This book? Perfection. The adorable way Brooke and Dylan "meet-cute" (serendipity), to the many music references, were placed in the story perfectly. The anticipation of their relationship was cute and steady. 

Brooke's best friend, Lindsay, and their "constant stream of inside jokes," oddly enough, made me feel like one of their friends! Or at least WANT to be. Many laugh out loud moments on my couch!

I enjoyed how the title, Forget, was woven throughout the story for different reasons. With the romantic city, cute-yet-alpha Englishman, authentic characters and a smooth, enjoyable story line, this book has it all. Loved it! I want more!
~ Review by Krissy

N.A. Alcorn resides in Northern Kentucky with her husband and son. Never following the norm, her style of romance "flies outside [the box.]" She is the author of the wildly hilarious Infamous Series, and also delved into romantic suspense with her third release, Covertly Strong.

She loves music, can't take a proper selfie if her life depended on it, refuses to parallel park, and probably has the most obnoxious laugh you'll ever hear. If she could live off coffee and Reese's Cups, she'd be one happy lady.

Procrastinator at heart, N.A. tells herself she'll meet every deadline. Tomorrow. She'll finish it tomorrow, she swears.
She loves meeting readers. Always feel free to send her an email or message.

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