Saturday, March 5, 2016

Review: Forgotten Promises by Jessica Lemmon

"I should be sorry for letting you love me with your body, Morgan. I should be sorry for dragging you into this, but I'm not. I'm not sorry, and that is the most undeniably selfish thing..." - Tucker Noscalo

Forgotten Promises
Author: Jessica Lemmon
Publisher: Loveswept
Release Date: January 19, 2016
Source: publisher for review

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In an edgy, seductive novel hailed by Rachel Van Dyken as “unique and gripping,” Jessica Lemmon introduces the ultimate bad boy . . . and a love that crosses all boundaries. 

Morgan Young had a perfect upbringing, and now she’s got a perfect boyfriend and a perfect future—until her twenty-first birthday changes everything. First Morgan finds out, in the most painful way possible, that her relationship is a sham. But that’s nothing compared to the nightmare about to unfold.

It’s too late for Tucker Noscalo. A brutal childhood left him with a bad reputation and a criminal record. Fresh out of jail, Tucker has a score to settle with Baybrook’s crooked chief of police—his own father. Nobody will believe Tucker’s explosive accusations without proof and a good lawyer, neither of which he has on his side. Until he sees someone he used to know, someone who just so happens to be the daughter of the best lawyer in the county.

He needs Morgan to convince her father of the ugly truth. But first he has to convince her, and he’ll do whatever it takes to get her to listen. Confronted by the story of Tucker’s dark past, Morgan feels utterly compelled to help him. And as their connection grows into a fierce bond fueled by raw passion, Morgan finds herself falling for the wrong guy—but never has the promise of love felt so right.

I'm not often taken by surprise by an author when reading something that is slightly different from their previous works. Of course I've come across authors that can write fabulous books in a variety genres, but it wasn't until I read Forgotten Promises that I was completely caught off guard. Although I have only read her Second Chance series, I adore Jessica Lemmon's writing and she has become one of my new favorite contemporary romance authors. When I came across Forgotten Promises, I knew I immediately had to read it. I was in the mood for something darker and, hey, it's Jessica Lemmon! I knew I would be in for a treat. What I didn't anticipate was the heartbreaking journey Tucker and Morgan took me on. While the synopsis does convey the darkness of the book's topic, it still did not prepare me for the beautiful and haunting story. Jessica's writing was phenomenal, as usual. Her characters shattered my heart into a million pieces. Tucker's reluctance towards any sexual desires tore me apart. Morgan's quiet strength and determination to come to his rescue as he once did for her was amazing. I found myself tearing up several times while I read this book. Good thing I finished it in the wee hours in the morning and I could cry without an audience. I loved the raw emotions that run throughout Forgotten Promises. Tucker and Morgan move from the fear of the situation towards a rocky trust with each other before finally falling into a love that is so moving it healed both of them. I hope Jessica writes more darker romance because Forgotten Promises was breathtaking.

A former job-hopper, Jessica Lemmon resides in Ohio with her husband and rescue dog. She holds a degree in graphic design currently gathering dust in an impressive frame. When she’s not writing super-sexy heroes, she can be found cooking, drawing, drinking coffee (okay, wine), and eating potato chips. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want.

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