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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Endearing romance story! This is Jessica Wood's first book and
posted by busymama49 on June 21, 2013Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
I'm honestly not sure what to say about A Night to Forget. I did
The story begins with Emma having explicit dreams about a gorgeous man she's never met. A few days later, she literally meets the man of her dreams...
The story begins with Emma having explicit dreams about a gorgeous man she's never met. A few days later, she literally meets the man of her dreams, Brandon, on vacation in Cancun. They share one passionate night, and then she heads home. She's heartbroken. Months later, she begins a new job and, TA DA (!), he's her boss. But here's the catch, Brandon doesn't even seem to remember her. This confuses Emma, but she carries on and they get to know each other better.
There were different aspects to the story that initially confused me, particularly about Brandon and Emma's night in Cancun and his not knowing her when they come face-to-face months later. But happily, these issues make sense by the end of the story. That made me happy.
I'm still not quite sure what about A Night to Forget didn't quite work for me. Maybe it was Emma's melodramatic nature. I think part of it is because I wanted to know why and how Emma was having very specific dreams about a very specific person she'd never met. One she just happens to meet in the real world. Also, the story just kind of ends, at a big cliffhanger. I know this type of story seems to be really popular right now, but I think I might prefer to just read the two stories back-to-back.
So yeah...I guess that's it.
posted by Andreat78 on July 28, 2013Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 27, 2013
You won't forget this book in a hurry! When I started this book
You won't forget this book in a hurry!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
When I started this book I didn't know it was part of a series so I was shocked when it ended on a cliff-hanger! I thought I knew how this book was going to turn out but I was oh so wrong!
Emma is a sweet and innocent young woman who has had a bad past which affects her ability to really let go of her feelings. She is also not a doormat which I love about her.
Brandon is a sexy and handsome man who is really kind to Emma, then something happens and they don't see each other for a while.
Without going into too much detail I had a preconceived idea of what happened to Brandon in between the first time they met and the second time. I was totally wrong and I apologise to Brandon. Well almost!!
It was an easy book to read, but it gathered up its pace at the end and a few things happened in a short space of time which ramped up the intrigue level.
I don't think anyone can read this book without wanting to read the next instalment. Jessica Wood certainly has a knack for leaving the reader begging for more!
I give this book 4.5 stars and will be waiting very (un)patiently for the second instalment!!
Posted July 15, 2013
This is another one of those books that had me hooked with the s
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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
Posted October 15, 2013
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