Book Blog- FORGET YOU by Jennifer Echols

In case you haven't noticed, I love a good romance.  And Jennifer Echols writes a good romance.  She is quickly building a solid list of YA contemporary romances that are steamy, addictive and layered. 

Here's the description for FORGET YOU from Jennifer's website:

There's a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four-year old girlfriend. Like Zoey's fear that the whole town will find out about her mom's nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. With her life about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she's the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon. 

But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there's one thing she can't remember at all--the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug--of all people--suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her. Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life--a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug. 

Zoey is a complex character.  She makes some poor choices, acting out in response to a family tragedy, and then must find her way back, as she pieces together the events leading up to her car accident.

As love interests go, Doug is right up there on my favorites ever list.  He's headstrong, brave and achingly romantic, while at the same time possessing layers and weaknesses that make him both vulnerable and flawed.  Sigh. 

The mystery surrounding the accident is not so much a secret -as in what happened, it's more of a question of how it happened, with plenty of twists along the way.  There was one in particular that I wasn't expecting that made me sit up in my chair and do a little freak out, happy dance. Trust me you do not want to see the freak out, happy dance, but I do consider this a good thing so long as no one's watching.  

I loved the way the romantic tension builds along with the mystery arc, creating a story that propels you forward and keeps you turning the page until the end.  Be warned that there is plenty of sex and drinking in this book, so it might not be appropriate for all readers. But if you enjoy a good contemporary romance, try Jennifer Echols.


I love Jennifer Ecols books. Wait until you read LOVE STORY. I thought it was great. :D

All right, Talia and Stina. You've convinced me. Good thing it's National Buy a Book day!

Is it National Buy a Book day? Maybe it's National Buy Five or Six Books day.

And Talia, I DO want to see the freak out, happy dance.

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