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Posted February 11, 2013
This is a fantastic romance novel!
Bethany Acton is a very strong character. She is a survivor. She is feisty and independent. Having made a new life as a journalist, she wasn't expecting her life to change all over again.
Jonathan Merritt is arrogant, egotistical and downright irresistible! He also has a very loving heart, which he tries to hide under his gruff exterior, but shows through his photographs.
These characters are very similar in that they have both got skeletons in their closets. They are also protecting their fragile hearts. This is a very hard review to do without spoilers! Therefore, to avoid temptation, I will say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have read many romances over the years, but this book was very well written, and I could "see" the scenes as they unfolded. I completely enjoyed the "slow seduction", but the bedroom scenes were extremely HOT. Although not too explicit, the heat had me fanning myself!
Told from both Bethany and Jonathan's points of view, this story is full of warmth and wit. The epilogue had me chuckling!
Mona Karel has written a fantastic romance that made me laugh and cry. I would definitely consider reading more of her books in the future. Due to the scenes of a sensual nature, I do not recommend this for younger readers. However, I recommend this book if you love romance novels. - Lynn Worton
Posted October 2, 2012
Teach Me to Forget by Mona Karel is a story about forgiving and overcoming one's wounded past, with the story taking place primarily between a journalist and a wildlife photographer, in the context of a romance. The plot of the novel is very good and the story is strong, with the characters often taking on a life of their own. However, the dialog between characters needs to be more flowing and elaborated, while an adequate introduction to the story is missing. Given my understanding that this novel is a sequel to Karel's My Killer My Love, Teach Me to Forget would have benefited from a prologue for those readers who, like me, had not read the previous novel. A contents page is also missing, which does not facilitate returning to chapters at one's pleasure. Overall, Teach Me to Forget was a fairly good novel which can become great, with some needed technical changesWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.