by Emma Hart
Series: Memories (#1)
Source: eARC provided by author
Available as of February 22, 2013
A city girl.
A small town boy.
A summer they'll never forget.
Spending the summer at her Grammy's in Lilac Bay, Devon, is city girl Alexis 'Lexy' Edwards idea of hell. That is, until she reconnects with her childhood friend, Jen, and meets Alec Johnson.
Alec is the kind of guy Lexy knows she needs to stay away from. He's the village flirt, ridiculously hot and very dangerous to her self control. But there's a problem – she can't seem to keep him out, even though she knows he'll break her heart.
As Alec slowly strips away Lexy's defences and the two embark on a summer romance she never wanted, their feelings grow to more than either expected. But nothing lasts forever, and reality intrudes.
As her world is shaken to it's core, Lexy's self made prediction comes true when she discovers she's spent six weeks surrounded by secrets. Kept out by her family and the only guy she's ever trusted, she falls apart.
And when Grammy tells her that 'you might not end up where you wanted to be, but you'll always end up where you're meant to be,' she has to figure out if her meant to be is back home in London, or if it's been in Devon the whole time.
Lexy Edwards has been dreading the summer long visit she would be making to Lilac Bay. Then she gets there and not only does she find out that Grammy ran into her old friend Jen and has a phone number for her favorite granddaughter, but that Grammy also has some very attractive guy working in her garden. Her summer is starting to look up...
I adored Lexy and Alec's story, but to say there wasn't another character that made me smile every time she was around would be a lie. Grammy was a hoot. I mean really. I don't know how many passages I highlighted because she was so open and said things I wouldn't expect a grandma to say. I looked forward to her next appearance because she would make a conversation that I would have expected to be awkward into something lighthearted and hysterical. I can't tell you the number of times I died laughing when Grammy was around.
Besides Grammy's hysterics there is so much to say that I don't know where to begin. I guess first I'll start with how Alec and Lexy ended up together. I love that Alec had to prove himself to her. He was such a womanizer before he met her and I love that he set out on a mission to show her that there was more to him than just the rumors. Going along the same lines, I love that Lexy didn't just give in to him and jump on the summer romance bandwagon before getting to know him. I also love how glued to the pages I was. I was swept away from page one and I enjoyed every minute of Lexy's summer. There was never a time while reading that I found myself bored or uninterested in the story.
Overall, Never Forget was by far one of my favorite new adult reads to date. It was exciting, heartbreaking, and the ending almost did me in. If you want a story that will keep you mesmerized and on a warm beach for a few hours, pick this up asap! You won't regret it!!
Summer or Winter?
Morning or Night?
Tea or Coffee?
Cake or Pie?
Pen or Pencil?
High Heels or Flats?
Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Aniston?
Mac or PC?
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By day, Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of wine and writes books.
She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys. She has two new series planned as well as her New Adult Romance, Never Forget, due February 2013. She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes.
Her debut YA series, The Mauve Legacy, is an Apple iBooks Bestseller - and this makes Emma excited.
FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion.