Wednesday, April 28
By Jennifer Echols
Summary: There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four-year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. With her life about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon.
But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all—the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug—of all people—suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her. Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life—a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug.
My Thoughts: Over the past 24 hours I kept reliving this book over and over in my head, trying to find the right words to write this review. I can't stress enough how beautiful this book is! Yes, it was that darn good! We are introduced to Zoey and Zoey's crazy family troubles. Her mom tries to commit suicide, her dad is marrying a 24 year old, and she along with her whole swim team except Doug works at the family business as lifeguards. After her mom's suicide attempt she is forced to go live with her dad. Why so much family craziness? Zoey just wants to be normal! She hooks up with her buddy Brandon even though she knows how he is (hooks up with all the girls). She sleeps with him and thinks that maybe he'll be different, who knows. Brandon is kind of guy you'd just have as a friend. You know his ways, so you would never really "want" to hook up with him or be his girlfriend. Well, there are so many characters throughout this book and they are all so appealing. We meet her other friends on the swim team but most of all we are introduced to Doug.Doug went to juvie a few years ago and everyone is afraid to mess with him. I liked Doug from the first sentence. I just knew there had to be a sweet side underneath that rough exterior. He and Zoey don't get a long real well. Everyone thinks he really dislikes her and they are always at eachothers throats. They have a history together and as the story unfolds you realize all the reasons why they don't see eye to eye. One night Zoey goes out to one of the beach parties and is in a car accident. She is dragged out of the car by Doug. But she doesn't remember what happened. Why is he there? Why was he in the other car with Mike (who he doesn't even like)? All she knows is she has a bump on her head and Doug has a broken leg! The next morning, she wakes up to find Doug in her living room acting all cuddly and sweet thinking they are together now. She's confused!!! What the heck happened last night?
This story goes from there as she tries to figure out what happen and why is Doug all of a sudden looking so delicious to her! There is sarcasm, wit, and a certain sweetness about this book. I don't want to give away the whole story because this book is so good and you have to read it yourself but I want to point out my favorite parts!!!! First off, there was one scene where Doug and Zoey were in the bus and Doug has his head on Zoey's lap. There was nowhere else to sit and Doug had to elevate his leg and she didn't want to sit on the nasty floor. This was so romantic, its like Echols got right into my head and took out my favorite romantic scene that I've wanted to see in a book forever!!!! The whole thing was beautiful, even the way her eyes traced down his belly button!!!!! Oh yeah! My other favorite scene was where Doug and Zoey were in the back of the police car and she was against him. When he said, "You Know I've Been Awake" I laughed so hard I thought I was going to cry! When you read Forget You, you'll understand exactly what I mean.
Lets just put it this way, Jennifer Echols has a way with words. Forget You was beautiful, intelligent, and downright sexy! Zoey and Doug were meant to be together from the get go! The chemistry between them was smoldering! So hot, I thought my eyes were going to catch fire!!!
Overall: Loved Loved Loved Loved Loved This! I really enjoyed Going Too Far but Forget You was 100x better!!!! This book is definitely one you should read this year! I usually do not reread books but this is one I will be rereading!
Cover: This is one of the most amazing covers ever. It is beautiful! The girl is pretty and the guy is super hot! Even his eyelashes!