Sunday, January 3, 2016

Emmy's Review... Forget

Brooke Sawyer is a successful record producer living in L.A. While attempting to escape her painful past, she sets off on a month long trip to Paris. The last thing she’s expecting is to fall in love with gorgeous, tattooed, musician, Dylan Bissette.

To Dylan, Brooke is like an intricate guitar riff he can’t resist. One he’d gladly play over and over.

Lost in his magnetizing presence, Brooke isn’t in any rush to let their song come to an end.

Meeting [him] was fate.

Pursuing [her] was a choice.

Falling in love was out of [their] control.

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

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Book:  Forget by N.A. Alcorn
Series:  Changing Colors; Book #1
Publication Date:  6/9/2015
Published By: self pub
Pages: 300
Format:  e-book
Source: Give Me Books PR, in exchange for an honest review

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Just so you know, I am going to lose my mind if I don’t get my hands on the second book of this series.  Literally, straight jacket padded room crazy.  I may spontaneously combust.  

All the thanks goes to Give Me Books PR and NA Alcorn, for providing a free copy of Forget in exchange for an honest review.  I was captured from the very first page.

Apparently I have discovered a new genre (to me) that fits just right.  Rock Star Romance.  It’s apparently my kryptonite.  I never thought I would hear myself say that, but this is my second book of the type.  I have NOT BEEN ABLE TO PUT THIS BOOK DOWN.  I knew just from the description that it piqued my interest, but the story is so good that it literally didn’t leave my hand the first time until I had ate up 30% of the book.  I found it so unique that instead of chapter names, the author used track listings, like on a cd.  This is another record for me - I actually made a playlist of the tracks so that I could listen as I read.  I really think that I could get along with this author musically - we have much of the same taste.  The music is what sells this book to me, the song choices she made works SO well in the story.  She gets MAJOR props for the Kills song mentioned in this book.

While Brooke is a producer, her job doesn’t figure much into the story.  Her grandmother Millie, who raised both Brooke and her sister Ember has recently passed at the opening of this tale.  Millie is the one who sends her on this once in a lifetime “bucket list” trip to Paris.  Millie has very fond memories of her time spent in Paris as a young girl, and all her life urged Brooke that her destiny lay there in the City of Lights.  Overwhelmed with grief, Brooke boards the plane that Millie booked for her and sets off to Paris, both to mourn and honor her grandmother.  

Millie literally left her a list of things to do and people to see, and it’s while fulfilling this list that Brooke meets Dylan.  He’s half English, half French, and all trouble, and comes complete with a mysterious family connection to the long lost love of Millie’s life.  The chemistry between Dylan and Brooke is dynamic and entrancing.  I loved watching them bicker with each other of obscure musical choices, both on stage and in a treasure hunt for rare vinyl.  He and Brooke just click, and the love story that the reader finds played out in these pages is a joy to read.  Again, the music, the love they both have for music - it makes this story, for lack of a better word, sing.  

Just when you think that this is a simple romance, we find that there is more to the story both on Dylan and Brooke’s side.  Dylan has a band with his brothers that he is trying to get off the ground, which would benefit greatly from Brooke’s expertise.  But Brooke has secrets of her own.  She has a dark past that she keeps hidden from everyone, and the past has influenced her present in ways that are not entirely clear to this reader. Just who is Brooke, really?  Just when we think we know her, we are surprised a new element is introduced to the story that sends us reeling.

Can Brooke put the past behind her and build a life with Dylan in the present, or will her past ruin her future?

Till next time


N.A. Alcorn About the Author:

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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