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Forgetting You, Forgetting Me
​(Memories from Yesterday, Book 1)
 By Monica James


My name is Lucy Tucker, and my life…it was perfect.

I worked the dream job. I had the most incredible family and friends. My home, Whispering Willows, a ranch in Montana, was everything I could ever wish for. My adoring fiancé, Samuel Stone, loved me unconditionally.

I had everything a girl could ever want.

But one fateful event shattered my perfect life. It’s unimaginable how simple, ordinary words can change a person’s life forever. For me those words were, “There’s been an accident.”

I thought Sam was my forever, but that forever came to a close the day Saxon Stone, Sam’s identical twin brother, came back. Saxon returned to Montana to help save Sam, however, the moment he entered my life, he turned my world upside down. But through chaos I somehow found clarity—clarity of who I was meant to be.

As time progressed, as seasons changed, and as a fire began to burn, I soon realized that Saxon was there for another reason…he was there to help save me.

My Review:

​One thing is for certain, I won’t be forgetting this book in the near future.   Forgetting You, Forgetting Me wreaked havoc on my emotions.  With every turn of the page, I felt as though I was living through the story right alongside Lucy.  This isn’t an easy love story.  It’s tumultuous, difficult, heart-wrenching, and gutting, in other words, it was exactly what I was hoping for. 

Lucy Tucker’s life was changed in the blink of an eye.  The future that she had envisioned with her fiancé was ripped from her on what should have been the happiest day of their lives.  I felt her loss, devastation, and heartache.  Every emotion that she felt was palpable and raw.  Her new reality may have been painful to witness, but despite the number of times that my heart plummeted into the pit of my stomach, I was completely committed and invested in her story.

Monica James created characters that exhibited honest, realistic emotions and reactions to their situations.  Whenever I read a book, I want to feel, I want to be able to put myself in the main character’s shoes,  and I want to wonder how I would react if, God forbid, I was in a similar situation.  While the characters may not have always made ideal decisions, it always felt authentic and plausible (in their fictional world).  The author didn’t hold back, she didn’t take the easy route, she is making her characters work for every little ounce of happiness.  I always respect an author who doesn’t sugar-coat a love story.  Monica James is fearless in her delivery of a story that drags her readers’ hearts through the wringer.  Respect.

I’m not going to divulge every detail of the book – although, I would certainly like to discuss every juicy little moment that I spent reading this book.  It had all of the elements that make for a captivating and addictive read.   Forgetting You, Forgetting Me is a gripping, fast-paced romance that will break your heart, give you hope, and make you bask in the romantic possibilities.  Oh, and don’t worry, it will make you swoon.

I am already looking forward to the next book in this series.  I need more!

*5 Stars

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About the Author:

Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.
When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. She draws her inspiration from life.

She is a bestselling author in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and the U.K.

Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks, and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

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