Review: Forget Me Not by Erika Marks

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When aspiring-writer Mallory Reynolds packed up for New York City, she ditched more than her quiet hometown of Magnolia Bay—she left her high-school sweetheart, Josh Loveless, behind. But when the big city didn’t deliver big contracts on her novels, she turned to writing erotica under the pen name Farrah Ivory to spare her family any embarrassment. Soon, her scandalously-sexy series, The Lost Diaries of Scarlet, is a break-out hit. Just as Mallory begins to enjoy her sweet success, her publisher leaks her true identity and a media firestorm ensues. Exposed, she decides there’s nowhere to hide—except for home.

For Josh Loveless, getting over Mallory Reynolds hasn’t been easy, but he’s done his best to move on. For starters, he’s turned his love of the outdoors and rock-climbing into his own business. And just as things are starting to settle for him, he learns Mallory’s coming home to ride out her scandal, and suddenly his world is turned upside down again…

Can Mallory convince her friends and family that she’s still the same good-hearted girl they knew? And more importantly, can Josh trust the woman she’s become, and give her a second chance to rewrite their love story with a happy ending?

myreviewblinkMallory Reynolds is back in Magnolia Bay, hoping to find solace and peace after the ruckus that her pseudonym ensued. Josh Loveless, her ex-boyfriend, is currently gearing up for the opening of his shop for extreme sports. Josh’s reputation is now affected because people thought Mallory’s main character in her erotic novel is actually patterned after Josh.

Old wounds were opened, painful memories surfaced, and a promise of forever is again at stake. Will these two ex-lovers still find their unforgettable happy ever after?

Josh & Mallory’s love story is a blend of flavors. Theirs got bittersweet beginnings and endings, and delicious juicy toppings in between. When they finally realized they’re meant for each other, they exploded with sugary sweetness, so sweet that I thought I might be having diabetes.

Well, this is my third Erika Marks novel and I must say, she keeps getting mushier and sweeter and better than ever. Second chance romances prove that love is indeed lovelier the second time around.

Note: I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I am a native New Englander, raised in Maine, who went to New Orleans to study architectural preservation and promptly fell in love with a man named Ian when we were each walking our dogs on the levee in the rain. We now live in North Carolina with our two children. I have worked as a carpenter, an illustrator, an art director for a woodworking magazine, and a cake decorator, and after many years of marriage to a native New Orleanian I am proud to say that I can make a mean gumbo and a praline that peels cleanly off a sheet of waxed paper.

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