Title: Forget Me Not
Author: Q.B. Tyler
Release Date: September 25, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
What do you do when the love of your life forgets?
Not the good times.
Not the love.
Not the passion.
But the pain and heartbreak and betrayal.
He doesn’t remember that he broke my heart.
But I do.
He doesn’t remember the darkest parts of our marriage.
He doesn’t remember that six months ago, I said goodbye.
What do you do when the love of your life remembers your marriage but not your divorce?
If you follow my blog with any regularity, then you probably know I’m not a fan of cheating. I knew it was an element going in, but I decided to pick this one up anyway when I heard how relentlessly Bennett pursues his wife after losing his memories. I wasn’t sure Bennett would be able to win me over, but I’m a sucker for a saved marriage story.
Bennett and Olivia are on the cusp of their divorce being finalized when Bennett is involved in an accident that leaves him without any memories of things going wrong. He doesn’t remember the heartache of his wife not conceiving. He doesn’t remember the depression she suffered after her miscarriages. (These scenes will bring on the tears!!) He doesn’t remember finding solace in another’s arms. He can’t even comprehend it. He HATES that he’s destroyed them.
Olivia is almost putty in his hands, and you’ll be thinking how can she not be when he loves her like that. But, how will he feel when he remembers? Will he resent her and the way she cut him out? And how will Olivia feel when Bennett remembers…if he tells her.
Ultimately, Bennett wins me over. I never felt like I had a grasp on why he cheated. It didn’t seem to fit his heart (especially the fact that he continued to see the girl from time to time [even if he was getting divorced]). It’s one of those things that if I was Olivia, I’d never forget. But, I could trust that Bennett would make it hard to pull those memories forward. The only other thing that I didn’t love about the book was that I wasn’t a fan of the sex scenes. There were often flashbacks of sex scenes without any build up to the scene, and that just wasn’t for me among a few other issues with the sex scenes. But, it was all easy to pass over when seeing how well Bennett was prepared to love Olivia. And I’m sure it didn’t hurt getting his POV, too. Overall, I give this second chance marriage romance 4 Stars!
*Review Note: Please check out trigger warnings elsewhere if you have triggers. I tend to overlook adding them in my reviews.*
Have you read Forget Me Not? Are you planning to?