Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Forgotten Promises by Jessica Lemmon

Title: Forgotten Promises
Author: Jessica Lemmon
My Rating: A

Genre: New Adult
Series: -
Main Characters: Morgan and Tucker
Release Date: January 2016
Publisher: Loveswept
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
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.

My Review:
This book was so, so good. I have to admit, I'm a sucker for a criminal hero...the ultimate bad boy. The twist in this story though...Tucker's father is the chief of police in their community. Oh yeah, there's MUCH MORE to Tucker's story than what everyone sees.

There is so much deep emotion to this book. Tucker is trapped. He can't go back to jail. He just can't and then just like a sign from Heaven, Morgan is thrown into his path. Morgan, whose father is one of the best defense attorneys in the state. Morgan, who he had a huge crush on in high school. So he does the only thing he can think of in this desperate situation...he kidnaps her. 

Poor Morgan. Her 21st birthday just went from really bad to rotten in a matter of minutes. She's terrified and not sure what she believes. She hasn't seen Tucker in 4 years. Although she knows he's been in prison, she still see glimpses of the boy she knew in high school who saved her...you know, when he's not terrifying and threatening her. 

My love for this book...seriously, it was so good. My heart hurt for Tucker. From day one he's gotten screwed in the most epic way. He's just trying to save himself and his family and a few others...and just getting deeper and deeper into trouble. I wanted to scream at the unfairness of it all. I can't imagine how awful it would be to live through that. 

But in the midst of all that craziness there are unbelievably sweet and romantic and tender moments between Tucker and Morgan that I loved and that made me believe they might have a chance...maybe. But I'm not going to spoil anything for you. You need to go explore the nooks and crannies and twists and turns of this book to see yourself. I think you'll like it. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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