Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Forget You is at once sad, humorous, and steamy! The concept of a girl trying to hold everything together when life is falling apart and she can't remember a significant night is a good one, and Echols executes it well. Zoey's chaotic life is portrayed well, from her time spent with her friends and swim team to the drama that is unfolding at home. Her father is downright selfish and despicable, and it's easy to see how he is the source of Zoey's parental drama and stress, and a great portion of the book is about Zoey dealing with his emotional abuse and finally learning to stand up to him. Echols also does an excellent job at drawing out the tension between Zoey and Doug as she attempts to figure out what happened the night of the car accident, and what exactly he wants from her now. Though there was some mindless escape sex in the book that not everyone will probably approve of, the romance is hot and utterly unforgettable. Forget You is a very well written novel about dealing with family, grief, hurt, love, and finally standing up for yourself.
Cover Comments: I like the tension of the closeness between the couple on the cover, and the softness of the colors and images. Very nice!
Review copy received from author.
If you liked Forget You, you'll definitely like Going Too Far, also by Jennifer Echols!