Title: Forget Me Not
Author: Sarah Daltry
18+ New Adult romance
Lily had a crush on her brother's best friend, Derek for years - which led to their steamy night ten months ago in her bedroom. Now, Lily is going off to college and she and Derek are still going strong. However, when school starts, she realizes it's hard to maintain a relationship while also trying to live her own life. She and Derek find themselves falling apart and Lily has no idea where to turn.
Enter Jack. Everything about him is wrong for Lily and she knows it, but she can't stop herself from being attracted to him. When things implode with Derek, it's Jack who is there to pick up the pieces - and show Lily an entirely new set of experiences she didn't know she was missing.
Of course, Jack has his own problems and once Lily gets to know him better, she starts to wonder if she can handle all of Jack. When Derek reappears on the scene, Lily is forced to decide between two guys and herself. Can she find herself without losing the people who matter in the process?
See where it began in the short story, "Her Brother's Best Friend."
REVIEW - 3.5 STARS
Lily is just starting college and will be attending a different school than her boyfriend, Derek. This leaves her lonely and confused. Then Jack enters into the picture, the epitome of sexy bad boy, and he is more than willing to take her mind off of what troubles her. She goes through some major changes, but will more problems be created in the end?
This book left me with conflicting feelings. On one hand, I thought that the relationship between Lily and Derek was sweet and solid, but it seemed to unravel rather quickly...maybe a bit too quickly for me. All it took was one weekend and she was ready to throw it all away. There were a lot of steamy sex scenes, but some of them seemed forced. The language just didn't seem consistent with that of a young girl that had only had one lover.
I did, however, love how the relationship with Jack evolved once they decided to give it a real try. It was tentative and tender. Even though the writing seemed a bit rushed through sometimes, I enjoyed the overall plot.
I give Forget Me Not by Sarah Daltry 3.5 stars. It was a decent read. I would encourage others to read it and form their own opinions, as this is just mine!
Rocking Robin Reader
REVIEW - 5 STARS
For me I loved Lily, yes she is a little lost and at times and dumb in the choices she makes, but lets face it what 19 year old isn't? For me the way Lily handled things between her and Derek was a bad move but I really feel in the end she made the right choice and she did it without having to sacrifice herself, that makes her a true heroine in my book! Now as for the misunderstood bad boy, Jack, he has some baggage but for the most part was an all around great guy that just needs a chance to prove that, and I feel him and Lily are great for each other, they balance one another out in a way. This was a sexy read with some amazing sex scenes that will have you wanting more. This book was a fantastic read and I hope to read more about these amazing characters, because they have so much story left that could be told.
He moves closer and already my body is responding. He smells like cigarettes and leather, two smells I never thought were sexy until now. I want to fall into his body, to be wrapped in his arms, and I fight it. It’s wrong and it makes no sense. I have everything I could ever want. Jack is just a distraction.
“I’m not that kind of girl,” I tell him.
He steps closer still and kisses my neck. His lips are soft, which is unexpected, and it sends a shiver through me. Jack brings me in to his chest. I can feel his heart beating; it’s quickening and it matches mine. I feel his tongue sliding down along my collarbone. There is nothing like this, but I need him to stop. And yet, I never want him to stop. “I’d love to know exactly what kind of girl you are.”
Almost as if they are not my own, my hands slip between his jacket and his shirt. The heat of his skin burns me even through the fabric of his clothes. His lips continue to travel downward, but as they reach the curve of my breasts, something in me wakes up. I tear myself away from him and back up a few inches.
“I have a boyfriend,” I repeat. “I can’t do this.”
“Where is he?” Jack asks. His eyes are burning.
“Where is your boyfriend? You’ve mentioned him before, but you run into me a lot for someone who’s so in love.”
Sarah Daltry writes erotica and romance that ranges from sweet to steamy. She moves around a lot and has trouble committing to things.Forget Me Not is her second full length novel, although she also has several story collections and two novellas available. Her other novel, Bitter Fruits, was available shortly, but is now in the contract phase with a major publisher.When Sarah isn’t writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.
Authors Favorite Books:
The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
The Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
Dandelion Wine – Ray Bradbury
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare
Lola and the Boy Next Door – Stephanie Perkins
Days of Blood and Starlight – Laini Taylor
Red Moon – MA Grant
Authors Favorite Book Boyfriends:
Jake Barnes – The Sun Also Rises
Holden Caulfield – The Catcher in the Rye
Heathcliff – Wuthering Heights
Rochester – Jane Eyre
Will – Clockwork Angel
Etienne – Anna and the French Kiss
Hamlet – Hamlet
Ian – The Host
Bru – Summer Sisters
Samuel – The Lovely Bones