Monday, July 12, 2010

Book Review: Forget You by Jennifer Echols

WHY CAN’T YOU CHOOSE WHAT YOU FORGET . . . AND WHAT YOU REMEMBER? 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. Feeling like her life is 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 remem
ber 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.
I’m a big fan Jennifer Echols after reading Going Too Far, her first romantic drama. Unfortunately, Forget You did not have the same effect as the previous book. I found the main character Zoey a little oblivious when it came to her relationship with Brandon. For a girl who takes multiple Advanced Placement classes you would have expect her to know and execute her relationship with Brandon better then she did. Her “thing” with Doug was strained due to Zoey still having a “boyfriend” but they did manage to have some heated scenes. Where Zoey was lacking in many ways, Doug was not. He was a desirable character that redeemed the book.
Her quest to uncover what that happened the night of the accident was anything but suspenseful. When she makes a big revelation of that night it was not really surprising and seemed obvious.

Overall, was a okay book. It was not great because it did not have the same effect as Going Too Far where I read in one sitting and re-reading it (Go read!). But its worth a shot. I love this author's ability to write some very sexy romance. ;)

1 comment:

  1. I've heard the same reaction with other reviewers, so it makes me nervous to check Forget You out since I loved Going Too Far so much. It's still in my TBR pile, but I'm postponing it for a little while longer...

    Excellent review though :)