Sunday, December 6, 2015

SPOTLIGHT REVIEW... Forgotten Promises by 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 a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

This Book Nerd Says:
This book won't be available for purchase until next month so as usual we'll keep this spotlight short, sweet, and SPOILER FREE. 

This story hooked me on all points from the synopsis alone. I knew that it was going to deal with some serious and tender issues so I prepped myself for it and dove in. 
I didn't resurface until the book was done. 
Tucker Noscalo's story is a tough one to hear but it was balanced with an emotional rawness, tendered with a perfect bad boy vulnerability. As he leaves jail he has a reputation  and a plan for retribution.
His path crosses with Morgan the girl that always seemed to catch his eye but the girl that came from another world. He needs her help and for that he needs to tell her his story...

A few days is all he has...

Like I said initially the story isn't a light fare kind of read but it was well written and balanced with a second chance love story that had my heart aching full on for Tucker. On paper he's the wrong guy, but underneath that lies a guy with a heart so tender...
The characters were heartbreakingly real and endearing that it didn't take much for me to root for them, and to cry for them. 
I am a fan of this one. 

I gave this story 4 full stars!!!

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