Review: Forget Me Not by Willow Winters

Forget Me Not by Willow Winters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Standalone - Forget Me Not #1
Release - September 12, 2017
Genre - Contemporary, slightly dark, Romance
Multiple POV - 1st person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 268 pages

I fell in love with a boy a long time ago.

I was only a small girl. Scared and frightened, I was taken from my home and held against my will. His father hurt me, but he protected me and kept me safe as best he could.

Until I left him.

I ran the first chance I got and even though I knew he wasn’t behind me, I didn’t stop. The branches lashed out at me, punishing me for leaving him in the hands of a monster.

I’ve never felt such guilt in my life.

Although I survived, the boy was never found. I prayed for him to be safe. I dreamed he’d be alright and come back to me. Even as a young girl I knew I loved him, but I betrayed him.

Twenty years later, all my wishes came true.

But the boy came back a man. With a grip strong enough to keep me close and a look in his eyes that warned me to never dare leave him again. I was his to keep after all.

Twenty years after leaving one hell, I entered another. Our tale was only just getting started.

It’s dark and twisted.

But that doesn’t make it any less of what it is.

A love story. Our love story.

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MY REVIEW

You can’t forget love, no matter how hard you try.

First of all that cover is gorgeous and I can’t wait to see it on one of my shelves.

Let me get this off my chest… this was by far THE BEST story I’ve read from Willow Winters to date. I could feel her passion. I could taste the characters fear and confusion and lust and love and crazy and etc. This book packed such a punch that saying I’m impressed would be an understatement.

To sum things up (without giving it all away)... Jay and Robin share a past. A painful one that neither has healed from. A past that John doesn’t remember sharing with them. Jay is determined to help Robin through her scars and to have her help him, and he’s hoping she’ll help John remember in the process. Their journey of discovery was absolute torture, but there is always beauty in pain, and the beauty of these characters shined through with this author’s creative writing.

Whenever an author tackles mental illness, I get a tad worried. It doesn’t always turn out the best OR it’s not always realistic. However, I believe that the author did justice by this book. She tackled an issue that isn’t pretty or easy to read, but she handled it with delicacy, obvious research, and sensitivity. Mad respect, Willow. I was immediately captivated by the twists and turns of the characters’ minds and couldn’t help pray that some way, some miraculous way, everyone would achieve a happy ending. There were some obvious plot holes and some much-needed details missing, but I just didn’t care all that much. I still enjoyed it ;)

This book is a tad on the dark side, but is in no way depraved. I would have liked some details on the reasons for the emotional and physical scars, but that’s just because I’m a dark individual. This story is equal parts tragic and inspirational, sad and beautiful, full of heartache and full of hope. It had everything to make it a truly awesome story.

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