Friday, January 16, 2015

Blog Tour & Review: Forgetting by JL Brooks

Release Date: January 13, 2015
Cover Model: Michael Gleason
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Stella Brady was the epitome of indulgence. With a history of seducing gorgeous men, wrecking hotel rooms and provoking scandalous rumors, fame rewarded her extravagant behavior. Nothing was off limits when it came to gratifying her desires, except the one thing she craved most of all-anonymity. In a strange twist of fate, a tragic accident robs Stella of all memories past the age of seventeen and she must reconcile the person she has become with the phantom of who she is supposed to be. Trapped in a limbo of his own, Navy officer Julian Moreau has taken leave and returned to his childhood home in order to care for his dying mother. Growing restless with a life on hold, nothing could prepare him for the impossible. Stella Brady had returned to Mooresville. Despite a decade of separation and hopeless circumstances, neither is able to deny the irresistible attraction and connection they share. As each layer of the past unravels, they must decide if falling in love could lead to a lifetime of happiness, or one worth forgetting.
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My eyes grew wide and my stomach fluttered. Imagining his lips on mine caused my mouth to water in anticipation. The air between us grew tangible, and I could think of nothing else. I moved my chest closer to his, and felt my breath grow shaky. The moment his hand rested against my cheek, I melted into his palm and closed my eyes. I parted my lips slightly and waited for him to move. The air puffed out of his nostrils and his face moved closer to mine. He wrapped his other arm tightly around my waist and pulled me close. Time felt as though it was dragging along on purpose, just to torture me, until finally his lips brushed mine and offered sweet respite. A deep whine was pulled from my lungs, and I craved more as I tangled myself into him. “Child, I know what it’s like to feel like a stranger in your own body. To not have any control, or answers as to why things are so. How painful it is to move through the day to day, and continuously give yourself a reason to fight, when all you want to do is just go to sleep and have it all be over and done with. Tell me why am I sitting here voluntarily having my body poisoned to fight this demon, when I know ultimately I am going to lose? Why do any of us here keep fighting?” I looked around and all eyes were upon us. The room had fallen silent, and not one person dared to respond. Raina’s hand reached out for my cheek and was quickly soaked with tears. I didn’t have to ask why. I knew. “For love,”

Forgetting was a story about a girl lost in so many ways when she had her memory and then when its lost she tries to find her way again trying to remember and forget all the bad things.   This book will make you realize that maybe losing your memory isn't such a bad thing and that maybe starting out fresh will make you realize that maybe life wasn't as bad as it was portrayed. Stella and Julian's story was simply a romance like no other I truly enjoyed there journey.  I would give this book a 4 star and recommend to others.

Stella led a a life of misery and destruction, she loved being in control and when a life changing thing happens she will find what she left behind is what she needed to take control of her life and for once maybe she could be truly happy.  She lost her memory of her current life, she only remembers parts of her past, but not all of her past... But when she reconnects with Julian he will open her eyes to what she could have had before she spiraled out of control but will she be able to handle all that is thrown her way, and what will happen when her memory comes back and all the darkness will invade her once again?  Will she learn to bring her past and present together and truly forget all the darkness?  Will Julian be able to help her down the right path or was it there pasts that truly made the darkness come to light in the first place.

This is the first book I have read by J.L. Brooks but I am looking forward to much more in the future.  Thanks for the great story! 
JL Brooks is a former columnist turned novelist. What started as a bet changed her entire course in life. With a passion for adventure, she believes everyone has a story to tell. Chances are she will try to convince you to tell yours.
Favorite Quote: "History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it." -Winston Churchill
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