Sunday, November 29, 2015

ARC Review: Forgotten Promises by Jessica Lemmon

Title: Forgotten Promises

Author: Jessica Lemmon


In this edgy, seductive novel, Jessica Lemmon (“An author to keep your eye on!”—Katee Robert) 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 received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

4 out of 5 stars

Written in alternating point of views, Forgotten Promises is a hot and emotional contemporary romance read. While I did really enjoy this book, the reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that I felt that this book didn't have any true climax after all the build up centered on Tucker's horrible past. Given the way everything played out throughout the novel, I was really expecting a big moment in which everything would come to light and Tucker would finally get justice but instead that moment was pretty glossed over and honestly I felt I was cheated of a satisfying takedown of the source of Tucker's pain. But, overall, I really did love this book. Despite some of the sensitive topics touched on in this book it really was a sweet romance and at the end Tucker and Morgan's HEA left me really happy and grinning like an idiot.

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