Rating: 5 stars
There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four-year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. With her life about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon.
But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all—the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug—of all people—suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her. Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life—a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug.
I have been a Jennifer Echols fan since the day I picked up Major Crush off the “New YA” shelf at my library. I have loved every single book by her thus far, and Forget You was no exception. Since the day I read the description, I had been dying to read it. I had high expectations for Forget You, and it surpassed them all by leaps and bounds.
Jennifer Echols has filled the pages of Forget You with a beautiful story dealing with darker and raw experiences of life. She wasted not one word, and hooked me into the story with the first words. Zoey is dealing with her family basically being torn apart and is going through a lot. Doug is there for her, and despite her resentment of him at first, you see them meld together The chemistry between Doug and Zoey was intense and simply flew off the page.
Jennifer Echols really has a way with words. Forget You is filled with some of the most romantic, beautiful scenes I’ve ever read. Every moment felt so real. There were so many scenes that simply took my breath away. The sexual tension was so much I’m surprised the book didn’t burst into flames. Everything was perfect, nothing ever felt from for Doug and Zoey. There was not one thing I could even come close to criticizing about Forget You. If I did say something, it would be that I wish it was longer because I never wanted to leave Zoey and Doug’s world.
Jennifer Echols has an insane talent with writing these absolutely amazing boys that you fall for on about page 2. This is one of those books. I was crushing on Doug right away. He was sweet despite the attitude he gave off. He was totally hot, and you kept thinking about his amazing eyes. Along with her talent of writing gorgeous men, Jennifer Echols writes amazing heroines with strong qualities. Zoey was a strong willed girl and I really appreciated that.
If I had to describe Forget You by Jennifer Echols with one word it would be W.O.W. Jennifer Echols has written a book that will be sure to blow readers away. It’s superbly well written and is filled with a story that will make your heart melt. It has an addictive quality, that makes it hard to put down once you’ve started reading. Forget You is a rare gem of a book in every way.