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Very special Thanks to the lovely Jessica Wood
A Night to Forget is the first book in the two-book series, Emma’s Story. The second book in this series, The Day to Remember is scheduled to be released in August 2013.
What happens in Cancun doesn’t always stay in Cancun.
When Emma Anderson and her friends decided to spend their senior year Spring Break in Cancun, she expected some crazy memories to end their final college days. What Emma didn’t expect was to meet Brandon Fisher. Tall and sexy, with dimples that would make any girl swoon, Brandon Fisher was literally the man of Emma’s dreams. She couldn’t quite believe that this stranger, who seduced her every night in her dreams, actually existed.
After serendipitously bumping into each other, Emma could not resist Brandon’s pull and spent an unforgettable night with him. Passing it off as a spring break fling, Emma never expected to see Brandon again. But when she started her first day at her new job a few months later, there he was. The only problem was, Brandon didn’t even remember her.
This is another one of those books that had me hooked with the synopsis and consumed by the end of the first Chapter. I devoured this book in bed last night, with the pouring rain outside as a backdrop to this sweet story.
A Night To Forget tells the story of Emma, a young woman who has a simplistic, orderly life that is void of any real passion. At the least the kind of passion that invades her dreams at night, in the form of a gorgeous, dark haired, dimpled man who sparks Emma’s desires. When Emma comes face to face with the man of her dreams while holidaying in Cancun, they share an unexpected night of passion. Once Emma returns to her life however, she comes to terms with the notion that she may never see him again. When the gorgeous Brandon renters Emma’s life again, Emma’s world is turned on its head as the gorgeous man of her dreams is now her boss. But as the two spend time together working one on one, will Emma’s deepening feelings for this gorgeous dream man be reciprocated, or will Brandon failing to remember the events of that one electrifying night ruin everything?
What I utterly loved about this book was the little surprising moments that were beautifully weaved throughout the story. The moment that you thought everything was sweet and almost too perfect; Jessica Wood smacked the notion down with a little twist. It is hard to believe this is a debut novel, the plot was consuming and the pace was kinetic and I found myself anxiously captivated to see where this story would take me.
The characters were entertaining and well developed. Emma is an endearing and likeable heroine, her shyness and awkward nature balance well with the enigmatic and somewhat dominating nature of Brandon.
Brandon’s character is a dreamy amalgamation of the perfect man. He is sweet, charming, sexy and the little elements of over protectiveness he displays around Emma were well written and added a level of intensity to this book.
This was an endearing and thoroughly enjoyable read, that also contained some angst that added a deeper underlying meaning to the story. This is a book that is exciting nonetheless and I found the fast pace (which was due to my impatient need to devour the story) to be refreshing. My only wish was that it was longer. I just wanted to keep reading this story and see the relationship develop even further between these two characters.
Jessica Wood concludes the first instalment leaving you on the edge of your seat and the space wide open for the sequel to Emma and Brandon’s story – which will be seen in The Day To Remember (Emma’s Story #2), releasing in August 2013.
I truly loved this book and would definitely read it again. I highly recommend it to everyone, and especially those out there like me, who love reading a good romance book. Now it’s just another impatient wait until August for The Day To Remember.
4.5 Shiny Stars