website statistics Forget About Me - PDF Books Online
Hot Best Seller

Forget About Me

Availability: Ready to download

FORGET ABOUT ME, a nostalgic romantic comedy Boston Classics #2 Ben Porter may be living the dream, but it’s not his. His dad’s health scare might not be the ideal reason to come home for the summer, but it’s a welcome break from the stellar glitz of Ben’s life in Los Angeles. Even if modeling has him rivaling Marky Mark’s fame, posing isn’t his passion. Landing a role with FORGET ABOUT ME, a nostalgic romantic comedy Boston Classics #2 Ben Porter may be living the dream, but it’s not his. His dad’s health scare might not be the ideal reason to come home for the summer, but it’s a welcome break from the stellar glitz of Ben’s life in Los Angeles. Even if modeling has him rivaling Marky Mark’s fame, posing isn’t his passion. Landing a role with a Boston Shakespeare theater brings him closer to fulfilling his dreams of being a real actor. Facing the reason he went west in the first place? That’s another story. Lucy Minola’s dreams were shattered seven years ago when a drunk driver smashed into her brother’s car. She knows it was her fault. So as penance, she works hard to care for her family, goes to confession faithfully, and buries all the feelings she had for the person who left when she needed him most: her brother’s best friend. When an injured dog brings them back together, Lucy’s good-girl facade begins to crack. Women everywhere are obsessed with the rad body they see in magazines, but she’s the only one Ben seems to notice. She can’t trust herself with the man who walked away… but can she let him go a second time? This bittersweet romance, book two in Karen Grey’s 1980’s Boston Classics series, proves that everyone deserves a second chance in love and in life.


Compare

FORGET ABOUT ME, a nostalgic romantic comedy Boston Classics #2 Ben Porter may be living the dream, but it’s not his. His dad’s health scare might not be the ideal reason to come home for the summer, but it’s a welcome break from the stellar glitz of Ben’s life in Los Angeles. Even if modeling has him rivaling Marky Mark’s fame, posing isn’t his passion. Landing a role with FORGET ABOUT ME, a nostalgic romantic comedy Boston Classics #2 Ben Porter may be living the dream, but it’s not his. His dad’s health scare might not be the ideal reason to come home for the summer, but it’s a welcome break from the stellar glitz of Ben’s life in Los Angeles. Even if modeling has him rivaling Marky Mark’s fame, posing isn’t his passion. Landing a role with a Boston Shakespeare theater brings him closer to fulfilling his dreams of being a real actor. Facing the reason he went west in the first place? That’s another story. Lucy Minola’s dreams were shattered seven years ago when a drunk driver smashed into her brother’s car. She knows it was her fault. So as penance, she works hard to care for her family, goes to confession faithfully, and buries all the feelings she had for the person who left when she needed him most: her brother’s best friend. When an injured dog brings them back together, Lucy’s good-girl facade begins to crack. Women everywhere are obsessed with the rad body they see in magazines, but she’s the only one Ben seems to notice. She can’t trust herself with the man who walked away… but can she let him go a second time? This bittersweet romance, book two in Karen Grey’s 1980’s Boston Classics series, proves that everyone deserves a second chance in love and in life.

30 review for Forget About Me

  1. 4 out of 5

    Carole (Carole's Random Life)

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. I loved this audiobook! Listening to this book just made me happy and I couldn't get enough. I enjoyed the first book in this series and had expected to like this book just as much. I ended up liking it even more than the first. I think that Lucy and Ben's story just clicked for me and the superb narration was able to take the story to the next level. I am so glad that I decided to listen to this book. Ben has made it big as an underw This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. I loved this audiobook! Listening to this book just made me happy and I couldn't get enough. I enjoyed the first book in this series and had expected to like this book just as much. I ended up liking it even more than the first. I think that Lucy and Ben's story just clicked for me and the superb narration was able to take the story to the next level. I am so glad that I decided to listen to this book. Ben has made it big as an underwear model in California so everyone in town seems to know who he is. He came back home because his dad had some health issues but has decided to stay for a bit. He has a role in a Shakespeare play with a local theatre and helps out with his dad as much as he can. When Ben finds an injured dog on his doorstep, he takes him to the local vet where Lucy works. Lucy is still at home and spends her days working at the vet clinic and the rest of her time taking care of her family. I loved Lucy and Ben. I do have a weakness for second chance romances so I love the fact that they have a history together. The death of Lucy's brother and Ben's best friend hit both of them very hard and they are still dealing with the effects. I thought that this pair worked really well together. The chemistry between them was fantastic and I loved the way they seemed to really come alive together. They both have some things to work through and I loved the growth that we see in both characters over the course of the story. This book is set in the 80s which was a lot of fun for me. I felt quite a bit of nostalgia when the story talked about things that were the way of life during those years. I kind of wished that I had kept a few of the mixtapes that I spent hours making. There were a few things that were mentioned that I hadn't thought about in years. I thought that Emma Wilder and Brian Pallino did a phenomenal job with the narration. I think that both narrators were able to capture their character's personalities perfectly. I also thought that the effects of the audio production were very well done. There was a sound of a tape either rewinding or fast-forwarding to signal the beginning or end of a flashback. It was really a perfect way to communicate those changes to the listener. I thought that both narrators added a lot to the story and that their performance added to my overall enjoyment. I would highly recommend this book to fans of romance. I thought that this was a wonderful romance filled with great characters, a lot of chemistry, an adorable dog, and a lot of heart. I definitely plan to read more of Karen Grey's work in the future. I received a digital review copy of this audiobook from the author. Initial Thoughts Awww, I loved this! The characters were amazing and the narration took it to the next level. I loved all of the 80s references and the sound effects that signaled a flashback were genius. This was a 4.5 star read for me. I may bump my rating up to 5 stars after I have some time to think about it.

  2. 4 out of 5

    LianaReads blog

    Forget about me is the second book in the Boston Classic novels series and can be read as a stand-alone but I’m going back to read the first one as well because I’m hooked to know more about these characters. My favourite trope is second chance romance and this book has a bit of everything. From great character development, angsty moments, a cute meddling puppy and the expected laugh out loud moments to a beautiful love story of redemption and chemistry between them after so many years apart. Co Forget about me is the second book in the Boston Classic novels series and can be read as a stand-alone but I’m going back to read the first one as well because I’m hooked to know more about these characters. My favourite trope is second chance romance and this book has a bit of everything. From great character development, angsty moments, a cute meddling puppy and the expected laugh out loud moments to a beautiful love story of redemption and chemistry between them after so many years apart. Contemporary romance lovers will enjoy this quick read perfect for the cold weather and a cup of hot chocolate.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Rellim

    11/19/2020: Update - Audiobook! (Goes live on Monday, 11/23!) Dual narration by Brian Pallino and Emma Wilder was fantastic. While I loved the narrators for What I'm Looking For - I like Grey's decision to give each couple in the series their own narrators. Pallino & Wilder both do a wonderful job on a variety of voices, accents, and emotions. While I truly enjoyed the book when I read it - the audio brings it up another level. I was brought to tears and laughed out loud. There's a "tape rewind" 11/19/2020: Update - Audiobook! (Goes live on Monday, 11/23!) Dual narration by Brian Pallino and Emma Wilder was fantastic. While I loved the narrators for What I'm Looking For - I like Grey's decision to give each couple in the series their own narrators. Pallino & Wilder both do a wonderful job on a variety of voices, accents, and emotions. While I truly enjoyed the book when I read it - the audio brings it up another level. I was brought to tears and laughed out loud. There's a "tape rewind" noise that provides a unique way to differentiate the flashback sections from the current storyline. 10/22/2020: RELEASE DAY!!!!! 10/4/2020: Forget About Me is the 2nd book in Grey’s Boston Classics series set in the late 80s. You could start here as there aren’t any spoilers for Will & Kate’s story (other than they end up together – but this is romance, so yeah). However, I definitely recommend book 1, What I’m Looking For and the free prequel novella, Signed, Sealed, & Delivered. Insert small grumble here about the fact that this is labeled “Historical”. Seriously, I’m that old??? Anyway… I was so excited to get to read this! This incorporates one of my favorite tropes: Best Friend’s Sister/Brother’s Best Friend and the added bonus of an adorable dog. What I really enjoyed here is that while it’s a cohesive addition to the series – it’s definitely a unique story. Ben & Lucy were brought together in friendship as children by Lucy’s brother, Tony and then torn apart as young lovers by his death. Forget About Me has it’s fair share of grief and growing pains to go along with it’s hilarious RomCom status. Add in the constant stream of music referenced from Lucy’s obsession with mixtapes and this is a truly delightful story. (Have your Spotify or Amazon Music app ready!) I’ll admit, I am not a fan of flashbacks – the story regularly takes the main characters on trips down memory lane, mostly to 7 years earlier – but Grey weaves them in so well that instead of disrupting the flow they reveal bits of information and emotion at the perfect times. While there are numerous sexy scenes for Ben & Lucy, I truly enjoy romance where I get to know the characters individually and together as a couple. I want to believe that these people belong together and I’m thrilled that’s exactly what I get. In some respects, we get their love story twice – young love as new adults at 21 & 18 and again at 28 & 25 with more life experience and self-awareness. I am now eagerly awaiting the audiobook. Not only is this a story I can enjoy multiple times, after the fantastic job Joe Arden & Karen White did with What I’m Looking For – I can’t wait for this in my ears. Extra little note. Grey’s Pinterest for Ben. Wow! I received a free advanced copy of this book from the author and am voluntarily leaving an honest review. 10/2/2020: Spending the weekend in Boston! 9/26/2020: Guess who has an ARC?!?!?! I’m spending this weekend listening to book 1, “What I’m Looking For” 🎧then I’m diving in to “Forget About Me”. 📖 9/15/2020: Loved book 1, can’t wait for book 2. The big question is whether to just go straight to audio 🤔

  4. 5 out of 5

    Azraa

    * Best friends sister? Check. * Next door neighbours? Check * Second chance romance? Check. * This one checks out all the fun tropes and if that isn’t enough to convince you let me tell you that there is a really cute adorable absolute chick magnet of a dog in this one to make this a delight to read about! Our boy plays a big role in bringing these two together which was really fun and lovely to read about. * I really liked the characters as well, the human ones haha. Ben and Lucy both were admi * Best friends sister? Check. * Next door neighbours? Check * Second chance romance? Check. * This one checks out all the fun tropes and if that isn’t enough to convince you let me tell you that there is a really cute adorable absolute chick magnet of a dog in this one to make this a delight to read about! Our boy plays a big role in bringing these two together which was really fun and lovely to read about. * I really liked the characters as well, the human ones haha. Ben and Lucy both were admirable, the way they put their family and friends, people they cared about before themselves. For a second chance romance this one had minimal yearning which I’m happy about. Too much pining after makes me frustrated. I loved how the story went back and forth and the little snippets from the past were great to read about and gave us more idea about their relationship. * I enjoyed the writing but feel that there was scope for improvement. I wish we got more insight to Ben and Lucy’s life after seven years but it was like the both of them were stuck in the same time and I couldn’t differentiate the past and present Lucy and Ben. Another thing I felt the book lacked was real conversation between the two. They either talked about work or nothing else. There was no big talk about feelings and pent up emotions from the past seven years.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Mandina

    I grew up in the 80s, so I pretty much love all things to do with that decade. This story was a lot of fun to read with all of those little tidbits in it. I really liked the dynamic between the characters and the way the author played it all out. Of course the dog Puck added so much levity and sweetness to the story, even a bit of heartache towards the end. Which really layered on some of the drama even as Lucy and Ben were coming to realize what they’d done wrong and needed to fix. And I have t I grew up in the 80s, so I pretty much love all things to do with that decade. This story was a lot of fun to read with all of those little tidbits in it. I really liked the dynamic between the characters and the way the author played it all out. Of course the dog Puck added so much levity and sweetness to the story, even a bit of heartache towards the end. Which really layered on some of the drama even as Lucy and Ben were coming to realize what they’d done wrong and needed to fix. And I have to say that I definitely like the way the author kept them from dragging their issues out, for the most part, just for added drama. Because if you’ve read many of my reviews, you know that is a pet peeve. I will just say that I think Ben dragged out not telling Lucy way longer than needed. But I loved the two of the them together so much! Honestly, the more I read about Lucy’s brother that had died, Ben’s best friend, the less I really liked him. I mean he had some issues as a person that needed to be worked on. In the end I loved the story, wish I could have Lucy come help me train my dogs, and look forward to reading more by this author in the future! Review first published on Lisa Loves Literature.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

    Amazon / Amazon Worldwide Ben has come home. Sure it's to care for his father, but in the back of his mind is his first and only love, Lucy, his best friend's sister, the girl he walked away from when she needed him most. When he has to take his new found dog to the vet and Lucy's working there, will she give him the time of day or act as if he's a stranger, which he kinda is considering how long it's been since they knew each other. When I saw this was set in the 80s, I knew I had to read it, Amazon / Amazon Worldwide Ben has come home. Sure it's to care for his father, but in the back of his mind is his first and only love, Lucy, his best friend's sister, the girl he walked away from when she needed him most. When he has to take his new found dog to the vet and Lucy's working there, will she give him the time of day or act as if he's a stranger, which he kinda is considering how long it's been since they knew each other. When I saw this was set in the 80s, I knew I had to read it, and I'm glad I did because it's sweet, it's heartwarming and both Ben and Lucy (and all the pets!) are adorable. It's fairly low angst and fun, and I love the Boston world Karen Grey has created, and want to read lots more set here. ARC via Social Butterfly PR for an honest review. Review / Release Blitz: Live Through Books Blog. Blog | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)

    Once again, Karen Grey transports readers back to the late 1980’s, complete with corded telephones and mix tapes. As a child of the 80’s, I found myself chuckling at the random out-of-date references and remembering with utter fondness the process of making a good mix tape. The setting works for the story without feeling forced or overwhelming the reader with constant reminders of the time period. Although set in the recent past, Ben and Lucy’s story is completely relevant and would work as a co Once again, Karen Grey transports readers back to the late 1980’s, complete with corded telephones and mix tapes. As a child of the 80’s, I found myself chuckling at the random out-of-date references and remembering with utter fondness the process of making a good mix tape. The setting works for the story without feeling forced or overwhelming the reader with constant reminders of the time period. Although set in the recent past, Ben and Lucy’s story is completely relevant and would work as a contemporary romance, if not for the setting. Forget About Me features my favorite romance trope, a second-chance romance. Ben and Lucy were secret lovers seven years ago, the summer after her senior year of high school. The emphasis on secret because Lucy’s older brother, Tony, was Ben’s best friend. When Tony was killed in a car accident that same fall, Ben moved to California and never came back, ghosting Lucy and his best friend’s family. Now Ben’s back in the Boston area and fate, in the form of a stray dog, brings the two back together. Ms. Grey shares Ben and Lucy’s story through an effective mix of flashbacks and present day interactions. They fell in love seven years ago when they were two young adults with big hopes and dreams. Their lives each took a turn after Tony’s death, and now they need to both get past the anger and hurt from the past seven years, and see if they are still compatible as friends and lovers now that they are adults. They both hold so much pain, guilt, and anger, and the author does a fabulous job allowing both to deal with their emotions and grow as individuals and as a couple. Reading Forget About Me brought forth so many emotions, and I completely loved experiencing each and every one along side Lucy and Ben. As both characters reconnect, they come out of a fog that blanketed their respective lives. They find joy again, not just in each other, but with their careers and family. One of the most touching (and favorite) moments is a heart-to-heart Ben has with his dad, who tells him: “Live the life you’ve been granted, not the one you wish you had.” It is such a beautiful moment. Tony’s death impacted so many people, and now everyone is coming to terms with how it changed them, and how they can hopefully move forward. Narration: The story is shared in the alternating, first person, present tense POVs of Lucy and Ben. Each narrator excels at capturing their character’s persona. They both do a great job with age and accents, making each character unique, and each convincingly portrays the opposite sex with much success. I absolutely love Mr. Pallino’s voice. He captures Ben’s regret and sorrow, but also his joy. Ms. Wilder is perky, lively, and adorable sounding. Both narrators “wear their hearts on their sleeves,” exuding emotions through performance. And while not a narration aspect, I love how the flashbacks are preceded and followed by the sound of a tape recording rewinding. In the end, I just loved Forget About Me. The story features real characters with real emotions. I love watching Ben and Lucy work through the pain, anger, and rough spots because love is worth it. My Ratings: Story: A Narration: A Review copy provided by the author. Originally posted at That's What I'm Talking About

  8. 5 out of 5

    Janine Birt

    Author Karen Grey has done it again. She’s taken me on a trip to the 80s in the best way. The blast from the past vibe is fresh and nostalgic without being overdone. It’s a perfect balance and it made me so happy while reading. Ben and Lucy have been friends since he was 9 and she was 6. The summer she turned 18 they had a secret relationship. Then tragedy struck and they haven’t seen each other in seven years. Ben came home to Boston from his underwear model life in LA to take care of family. Bu Author Karen Grey has done it again. She’s taken me on a trip to the 80s in the best way. The blast from the past vibe is fresh and nostalgic without being overdone. It’s a perfect balance and it made me so happy while reading. Ben and Lucy have been friends since he was 9 and she was 6. The summer she turned 18 they had a secret relationship. Then tragedy struck and they haven’t seen each other in seven years. Ben came home to Boston from his underwear model life in LA to take care of family. But when a stray dog needs his help, it leads him right back into the orbit of Lucy. How can he move past the blame he feels for the past? What can he do to earn the forgiveness of this woman he never stopped wanting? How will she react when he finally admits why he left all those years ago? Lucy quit school and started taking care of everyone in her family. Her entire family has been grieving in different ways and hers was to make sure everyone is living their lives. But what about her life? When Ben returns and asks for her help, can she get past her anger at him leaving and be his friend again? Can she let herself want more and be a little selfish? Can she start to dream and hope again? And if she does, how will Ben fit in? We get some amazing the Friends to Lovers and Brother’s Best Friend/Best Friend’s Little Sister dynamics wrapped up in this emotional Second Chance romance package. And the whole thing is just dipped in 80s awesomeness. Some of the best 80s moments are: phones that have cords so you need to stretch, pay phones/pagers/answering services, the various technical skills required to make a mix tape.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Rhonda

    Another fantastic story set in the 80s by Karen Grey. This is the second book in the Boston Classics series. The first book in this series, What I'm Looking For, was one of my favorite books of the year. If you have not listened to the audiobook version of that book, please do yourself a favor and take a listen. This story is a second-chance story focusing on another member of the Shakespeare Boston theater. A tragedy ended their budding relationship many years ago and it was beautiful they way Another fantastic story set in the 80s by Karen Grey. This is the second book in the Boston Classics series. The first book in this series, What I'm Looking For, was one of my favorite books of the year. If you have not listened to the audiobook version of that book, please do yourself a favor and take a listen. This story is a second-chance story focusing on another member of the Shakespeare Boston theater. A tragedy ended their budding relationship many years ago and it was beautiful they way they helped to heal each other while coming back. I really loved the inclusion of the details of the plays and the parts that Ben played. I also loved that the plan to include the dog in one of the performances brought much comedy and sweetness. Another great part of the book was the music mentioned in the form of playlist titles at the beginning of each chapter. Emma Wilder and Brian Pallino were both great choices for narration. They are both so good at the emotional stuff and had me sad right along with them and laughing right along with them.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Bernadette Mercado

    Being an 80's baby, I appreciate the references and the songs in this book (I'm gonna need that playlist!) Forget About Me is book 2 of the Boston Classics series showcasing Ben and Lucy's 2nd chance love story. Karen Grey does an amazing job with their character development and issues surrounding drunk driving. I personally loved the rewind tape sound whenever there's a flashback (very clever) and how an injured dog brought the two together again (loved Puck!). This was narrated by Emma Wilder a Being an 80's baby, I appreciate the references and the songs in this book (I'm gonna need that playlist!) Forget About Me is book 2 of the Boston Classics series showcasing Ben and Lucy's 2nd chance love story. Karen Grey does an amazing job with their character development and issues surrounding drunk driving. I personally loved the rewind tape sound whenever there's a flashback (very clever) and how an injured dog brought the two together again (loved Puck!). This was narrated by Emma Wilder and the late, Brian Pallino. Both did a great job with the different characters they had to portray and the accents they had to use. I loved the dedication Karen did at the end honoring the memory of Brian Pallino. Totally touching. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to reminisce on the 80's and just a great story overall.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Tina

    This was a little hit and miss for me. I liked Ben and Lucy individually, and as friends, but I’m not convinced they work as a couple. I wasn’t a fan of the religious scenes, I understand Catholic guilt, and the loss of someone important, but I did like the second, slightly progressive priest. But both Ben and Lucy feel guilty for something out of their control and guilt is nothing if not a blanket we wrap around ourselves to avoid the world at times. I enjoyed Ben reconnecting with his father an This was a little hit and miss for me. I liked Ben and Lucy individually, and as friends, but I’m not convinced they work as a couple. I wasn’t a fan of the religious scenes, I understand Catholic guilt, and the loss of someone important, but I did like the second, slightly progressive priest. But both Ben and Lucy feel guilty for something out of their control and guilt is nothing if not a blanket we wrap around ourselves to avoid the world at times. I enjoyed Ben reconnecting with his father and even Lucy’s Mom, their short scene together was emotional and touching. I loved Lucy branching out and starting a business the professional relationship she started with Kate. It’s a different side of 80's romance I haven’t seen before. The progression was a bit slow until around the 65% mark when things sped up. While I appreciated the flashbacks with Tony, they were a bit ubiquitous and lengthy. I received an eARC in exchange for an honest, voluntary review. All opinions are my own.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Laurie Anne

    Loved this walk down memory lane! Karen has done it again. I love how she weaves 80s everything into her books to give us a glimpse into that period in time along with another powerful story. This is Ben & Lucy's story about young love with bad timing mixed with a family tragedy that has Ben running away to avoid dealing with it and Lucy wrapped up in her own guilt and trying to atone by becoming the 'perfect ' daughter. They inevitably find their way back into eachother's lives when Ben comes ba Loved this walk down memory lane! Karen has done it again. I love how she weaves 80s everything into her books to give us a glimpse into that period in time along with another powerful story. This is Ben & Lucy's story about young love with bad timing mixed with a family tragedy that has Ben running away to avoid dealing with it and Lucy wrapped up in her own guilt and trying to atone by becoming the 'perfect ' daughter. They inevitably find their way back into eachother's lives when Ben comes back home to help take care of his dad. They re-connect and bond over an absolutely adorable puppy. As with all the books in this series I immediately have flashbacks to my 80s memories and loved the mix tapes and playlist included at the end of this book. It brought me back to when I would spend hours making my own mix tapes!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Alex in Spades

    This series is just wonderful. The 2nd book was as amazing as the first one. I loved the emotions between the characters, and the feelings it evoked in my cold heart. Also going back to the 80's, and 90's spending time with no smartphones and listening to mixtapes with some awesome tunes was just awesome and really refreshing. Add to that some Shakespeare in the background, and I was sold. Also The Two Gentlemen of Verona was such an unusual choice to show in a romance, that I was even more exci This series is just wonderful. The 2nd book was as amazing as the first one. I loved the emotions between the characters, and the feelings it evoked in my cold heart. Also going back to the 80's, and 90's spending time with no smartphones and listening to mixtapes with some awesome tunes was just awesome and really refreshing. Add to that some Shakespeare in the background, and I was sold. Also The Two Gentlemen of Verona was such an unusual choice to show in a romance, that I was even more excited. I really liked this second chance romance. It was heartbreaking to see Ben and Lucy's past, and the event that changed their lives forever. I also really liked the parents in this book, they added a new depth, and emotions of the main characters. Emma Wilder and Brian Pallino did an amazing job with their characters. I loved the Boston accent, also the "rewind" sound when there were scenes from the past were such a fun addition. It was really a wonderful book, and I can't wait for the next one in this series.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lynette Nanan

    4.5 stars!! I listened to the audiobook. By chapter 3 , I had youtube fired up and playing the referenced song for each chapter. Can you tell 80s music is my jam? This was a great listening experience. Well written story with believable characters made this a well worth it listen.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Karen Grey

    All the versions of this title are now available including the audiobook. http://bit.ly/ForgetAboutMeACX Next up: the Boston Classics holiday novella LIKE IT'S 1999 is coming in December... All the versions of this title are now available including the audiobook. http://bit.ly/ForgetAboutMeACX Next up: the Boston Classics holiday novella LIKE IT'S 1999 is coming in December...

  16. 5 out of 5

    Anna Reads Here

    Synopsis: Ben Porter and Lucy Minola have history. And they haven’t seen each other in almost seven years, so all that history is a little fraught. Now that they’re back in each other’s lives, for better or worse, they need to figure out how to navigate everything. And it’s a lot more complicated than they both thought possible. Review: What drew me to the Boston Classics series is that the books are set in the 1980s. And as an 80’s baby, I was really excited about this. So these books are set at Synopsis: Ben Porter and Lucy Minola have history. And they haven’t seen each other in almost seven years, so all that history is a little fraught. Now that they’re back in each other’s lives, for better or worse, they need to figure out how to navigate everything. And it’s a lot more complicated than they both thought possible. Review: What drew me to the Boston Classics series is that the books are set in the 1980s. And as an 80’s baby, I was really excited about this. So these books are set at a time when I was 4-5 years old, and in Boston, which is a place I didn’t even know existed at the time. But that doesn’t take away from just how awesome these books are. I absolutely loved Kate and Will’s story (from What I’m Looking For) and when we first met in the book, I didn't realise that he was going to get a chance to tell us his story. But I’m glad he did, because I love Ben so much. More than Will, if that's even possible! While the second in the series, Forget About Me can be read as a standalone. It’s good to have the base for some of the other characters mentioned and the world that Ben is involved in to an extent, but it works without all of that too. “There’s only Lucy, me and the love I’ve never been able to forget.” Ben is a model and an actor and he’s been away from Boston for about seven years. He’s made a name for himself as a Callum Keen (you know who we’re really talking about here) underwear model and he’s working towards making movies, when he comes back home to care for his ailing father. Ben then signs up for Shakespeare Boston to play Romeo and the acting bug has bitten for real. And he’s damn good at it too! And then one morning, an injured dog shows up on his doorstep and Ben takes him to the vet. And runs into his old flame - Lucy. Through very detailed flashbacks, we get to see the beginning of Lucy and Ben’s relationship. While I’m always wary about books that take you back into the past too many times, I actually enjoyed these flashbacks. They give you a good grasp on the history the two leads share and you get an understanding of why the sexual tension between them is so intense from the minute they cross paths in the present day. “It’s not even about how he looks. Yeah, the muscles are nice. But for me, it’s how my body responds to him. It’s like he’s imprinted on me, and only his touch, his scent, the way he moves inside me⁠⁠.” Like What I’m Looking For, Ben and Lucy’s story has one connecting factor throughout - mixtapes. And at the beginning of every chapter, there’s a classic hit from one of the mixtapes that Lucy made for Ben through the course of their relationship. It adds a little something more to the reading experience. I would definitely recommend turning up your classic rock playlist as you soak up this book, it would only make the experience that much more perfect. All that aside, Ben and Lucy are great characters. They both have big hopes and dreams and they want to achieve great things in their respective lives, but they’re also so family oriented and also clearly still very much in love with each other. There’s a lot of banter and humor in this and to see the two lovebirds go back and forth is something quite special. Add to the fact that they were once like this before everything went wrong and you love it even more. There’s obviously a certain level of angst, because of their shared history and Ben’s surprise exit from Lucy’s life, but it’s all so well orchestrated that you don’t get too caught up in that. It all seamlessly fits together and brings these two incredible characters into a world where they have each other, forever and always. This slow burn, second chance, brother’s best friend romance was perfect. It featured dogs, an entertaining and amazing host of supporting characters and two fantastic leads. Plus, it’s set in the 80s, which apparently classifies it as historical fiction, but I’m not that old, so I reject that. Thanks to Karen Grey and Social Butterfly PR for an ARC in exchange for an honest review! Find more of my reviews on anna reads here

  17. 5 out of 5

    Steff

    ⭐️Forget about me⭐️ This book has surprised me in every possible way... I didn't know the author, but I got a good taste of it with this book I have to highlight two things that I liked very much about this book, the first one the setting, it is completely set in 80's I wasn't even born for that moment, but the experience of transporting you to that time was magical, because everything fit perfectly. And the second one, are the little tapes that appear at the beginning of each chapter, and it's th ⭐️Forget about me⭐️ This book has surprised me in every possible way... I didn't know the author, but I got a good taste of it with this book I have to highlight two things that I liked very much about this book, the first one the setting, it is completely set in 80's I wasn't even born for that moment, but the experience of transporting you to that time was magical, because everything fit perfectly. And the second one, are the little tapes that appear at the beginning of each chapter, and it's that on one hand you can know incredible music (that at least there were some that I had never heard before and I liked them), and on the other hand the way in which she fits those little pieces throughout the book is priceless, it's really a genius on the part of the author. The characters are very nice, very complete and you really get into their story. You can really feel the love that Ben has and the way Lucy responds in a natural way leads to a good reading time. They both have great hopes and dreams and want to achieve great things in their respective lives, but they are also so family-oriented and also clearly still very much in love with each other and their jokes and flirtations show that. Finally, it is a second chance romance so the addition of the flashbacks that tell you about the previous relationship is very precise, you don't get lost in the reading or get tired of reading them, they appear at the right time. It is a very well orchestrated romance, with touches of humor with a lot of love and feelings, it even has dogs, there is nothing more beautiful than that. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thanks to author Karen Grey and @Socialbutterflypr for the ARC ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ ⭐️Forget about me⭐️ Este libro me ha sorprendido en todas las formas posibles.. no cocía a la autora, pero me ha quedado un buen sabor con este libro Tengo que resaltar dos cosas que me han gustado mucho de este libro, la primera la ambientación, está ambientada completamente en 80’s yo ni siquiera había nacido para ese momento, pero la experiencia de transportarte a la época fue mágica, porque todo encajaba a la perfección. Y la segunda, son las pequeñas cintas que aparecen al inicio de cada capítulo, y es que por un lado puedes conocer música increíble (que por lo menos habían algunas que jamás había escuchado y me han gustado), y por otro lado la manera en la que acopla esas pequeñas piezas a lo largo del libro no tiene precio, realmente es una genialidad por parte de la autora. Los personajes son muy lindos, muy completos y realmente te metes de lleno en su historia. Puedes realmente sentir el amor que Ben tiene y la manera en que responde Lucy de una forma natural te lleva a un buen tiempo de lectura. Ambos tienen grandes esperanzas y sueños y quieren lograr grandes cosas en sus respectivas vidas, pero también están tan orientados a la familia y también claramente siguen muy enamorados el uno del otro y sus bromas y coqueteos te lo demuestran. Para finalizar es un romance de segundas oportunidades entonces la adición de los flashbacks que te van contando como fue la anterior relación es muy precisa, no te pierdes en la lectura ni resulta cansado leerlos, aparecen en el momento indicado. Es un romance muy buen orquestado, con toques de humor con mucho amor y sentimientos, incluso tiene perritos, no hay nada más lindo que eso. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Gracias a la autora Karen Grey y @Socialbutterflypr por el ARC

  18. 4 out of 5

    Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)

    Though I think I liked the first book in this series more I still really enjoyed this one. This is a second chance romance about Ben who ran off to Los Angeles after his best friend died in a car crash because he believed it was his fault and doesn’t think that Lucy, his friends sister, would be able to forgive him. Now he has come home because his dad needs him after a health scare. He is also using this time to reflect on his career because he has always had a love for the theater and being a m Though I think I liked the first book in this series more I still really enjoyed this one. This is a second chance romance about Ben who ran off to Los Angeles after his best friend died in a car crash because he believed it was his fault and doesn’t think that Lucy, his friends sister, would be able to forgive him. Now he has come home because his dad needs him after a health scare. He is also using this time to reflect on his career because he has always had a love for the theater and being a model was not were he really seen himself. Lucy blames herself for the death of her brother and because of that she has turned herself into a devoted daughter and makes sure her family has what it needs. She is working as the local veterinarian and didn’t even know that Ben was back in town till he brings in a dog he found that needed help. Ben was surprised to find her there as well. This starts to bring back feelings from the past which we get when the story rewinds back 7 years when each character things back at points during the book. With those flashbacks you get to piece together what happened between them and what happened to the best friend/brother and why each thought it was their fault. Ben gets a job in the local theater doing shakespeare and they decide to use the dog he found but he needs to be trained and Lucy gets talked into training the dog which throws Ben and Lucy together where old sparks start flying along with hurt feelings from the past. I liked both Ben and Lucy an their story as they both have very good reasons for how they feel about what happened seven years ago, though with a bit of communication that could have probably been dealt with way back then. (but then there would be no book…lol) I really loved the audiobook and the narrators but I have one major complaint and that is when they did the flashbacks, it sounded like a cassette being rewound and that grated on my ears! Oh it was horrible…lol. I did love the song titles for the chapters.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Stefan Eveline

    For more reviews you can follow me here: http://www.onebookreview.com/ I received this ARC from the author for an honest review. Thank you! Forget about Me is the second book in the series Boston Classics by Karen Grey but you can read this book as a standalone. Forget about Me is the second chance romance between Lucy and Ben. I’ve met hundreds of drop-dead gorgeous women since leaving Arlington for Los Angeles. Not a single one measured up to Lucy. Ben is a model and actor in Los Angeles and he l For more reviews you can follow me here: http://www.onebookreview.com/ I received this ARC from the author for an honest review. Thank you! Forget about Me is the second book in the series Boston Classics by Karen Grey but you can read this book as a standalone. Forget about Me is the second chance romance between Lucy and Ben. I’ve met hundreds of drop-dead gorgeous women since leaving Arlington for Los Angeles. Not a single one measured up to Lucy. Ben is a model and actor in Los Angeles and he loves his profession and he has a good life in Los Angeles. He had to go back to Boston because his father is sick and he had to take care of him for a while. He decided that for the time he stays in Boston, he wants to play in the Shakespeare Boston theatre. When a stray dog injured finds his way to Ben’s house, he knows that he has to care for this dog, and for that, he goes to the vet where he meets his ex-girlfriend and the love of his life, Lucy. It’s like he’s imprinted on me, and only his touch, his scent, the way he moves inside me⁠⁠.” Lucy works at the vet and she loves to work with animals and she wants that one day to have her own business to train dogs. When she sees Ben after seven years, she remembered that she loves him and she still loves him even he left her when she needed him. Ben needs help from Lucy with his stray dog and Lucy accepts to help him. I really liked the banter and the connection between Lucy and Ben. “I need her to know that I’ve always loved her”. We learned more about their love story through flashbacks and how they broke up even if they still love each other. Ben and Lucy are amazing characters and they were perfect for each other. Forget about Me by Karen Grey is a slow romance and I recommend to everyone this beautiful story.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sara Escobedo

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 New to me author, Karen Grey has a fun and sweet writing style that draws you in & definitely makes you laugh. This is the trope of best friend’s little sister/big brother’s best friend and with the 80s nostalgia it gives it a different flair. I didn’t necessarily think it HAD to be set in 80s but there were certain conventions that made it a more plausible story and definitely one that I really enjoyed. Neither Lucy nor Ben were unlikable or unreasonable and I could see why they mig ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 New to me author, Karen Grey has a fun and sweet writing style that draws you in & definitely makes you laugh. This is the trope of best friend’s little sister/big brother’s best friend and with the 80s nostalgia it gives it a different flair. I didn’t necessarily think it HAD to be set in 80s but there were certain conventions that made it a more plausible story and definitely one that I really enjoyed. Neither Lucy nor Ben were unlikable or unreasonable and I could see why they might be attracted to each other. I did think that some of the flashbacks were little confusing at first and because the timeline is inconsistent and jumps around a little bit, there was a few times I had to get my bearings for a moment and figure out when in the story or the narrative we actually were. I will say it took me a few minutes to really warm up to Lucy but given the circumstances in which she has found herself she wasn’t just being a martyr or being ridiculous… She actually has a lot of trauma that she’s processing. Ben was a pretty likable character and the only problem I had was with him sharing information to three different people and getting the exact same advice and yet he continues to barrel onward without taking any heed to what they’ve said. That was a little frustrating. All in all I enjoyed this read and there was nothing too steamy and I felt like the characters were written to be very reflective of their ages and of the time period. I will definitely read more of Ms. Grey’s work. ****************************************************** ARC PROVIDED BY AUTHOR IN EXCHANGE FOR HONEST REVIEW BY READER

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jodi

    I loved everything about this book! I had listened to "What I'm Looking For", the first book in Karen Grey's Boston Classics novel, and just loved all the 1980s nostalgia references. "Forget About Me" might have be even better. This story is once again set in the 1980s Boston. It focuses on Ben and Lucy. Ben is an underwear model, and Lucy is veterinarian technician. They have a past, and its a quite painful past. Ben and Lucy had a secret romance seven years prior to when the books begins. Afte I loved everything about this book! I had listened to "What I'm Looking For", the first book in Karen Grey's Boston Classics novel, and just loved all the 1980s nostalgia references. "Forget About Me" might have be even better. This story is once again set in the 1980s Boston. It focuses on Ben and Lucy. Ben is an underwear model, and Lucy is veterinarian technician. They have a past, and its a quite painful past. Ben and Lucy had a secret romance seven years prior to when the books begins. After a tragic accident, Ben disappears ending things with Lucy. Seven years later, Ben by chance rescues an injured dog (I just love Puck!) and runs into Lucy once again. Old feelings run deep, and the two soon find it hard to resist each other and their obvious chemistry. Brian Palino and Emma Wilder narrate this amazing audiobook. I love the use of the "rewind" to flashback to the past and fast forward back to the present. Both narrators did a fantastic job with all of the character dialogues and accents. They both had me completely captivated and consumed in the story. Thank you, Karen for your touching words at the end of the audiobook honoring Brian Palino's memory. This book checks all the boxes for retro romcom fun! Karen Grey is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors with her witty dialogue and lovable characters! I also need a copy of Lucy's playlist! It is totally rad!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Claire Annovazzi

    (audiobook) That was fun. And sad. And beautiful. And smart. A real rollercoaster! I loved every second of it. The narration was on point. Emma Wilder’s quavers bring the characters’ emotions to life. You can’t help but feel with them. Oh so many feels! The sound of a rewound tape that announces flashbacks was a stroke of genius, as it serves its purpose while giving an 80’s touch to the narration. The whole story revolves around Puck, the stray dog found by Ben. He gives a new meaning to Ben’s li (audiobook) That was fun. And sad. And beautiful. And smart. A real rollercoaster! I loved every second of it. The narration was on point. Emma Wilder’s quavers bring the characters’ emotions to life. You can’t help but feel with them. Oh so many feels! The sound of a rewound tape that announces flashbacks was a stroke of genius, as it serves its purpose while giving an 80’s touch to the narration. The whole story revolves around Puck, the stray dog found by Ben. He gives a new meaning to Ben’s life, changes Lucy’s career, and brings his talent on stage. And without him, Ben and Lucy wouldn’t have found each other again. Another great idea. I found this book a bit sadder than the previous one in the series. I didn’t mind, because I enjoy all the feels. But grief, and how it affects people, is a big element in the story. The way they all deal with it felt pretty realistic and made a lot of sense. I think this author brings fresh air to romance novels, and I can’t wait for her next book. Quickie - Series: Boston classics #2 (can be read as a standalone) - Hashtags: #romcom #80’s #second chance #Shakespeare #dog - Triggers: past death - Main couple: Lucy Minola & Ben Porter - Hotness: 4/5 - Romance: 5/5 - + the way to announce flashbacks? genius! - – Catholic guilt trip… goes well in the story, but ugh

  23. 4 out of 5

    Zoe L.

    This book was just as cute as its cover and synopsis led me to believe! Plus puppy (yes, I am a simple minded individual)! But this book has all of the fun tropes that reel you in and hook you and the characters are all so relatable and fun! PLUS, (I know, it gets better) it’s set in the 80s! And anyone who knows me knows thats one of my favorite time periods. So this book is a second chance romance, and while admittedly that isn’t my favorite trope I have to admit that the second chance books I’ This book was just as cute as its cover and synopsis led me to believe! Plus puppy (yes, I am a simple minded individual)! But this book has all of the fun tropes that reel you in and hook you and the characters are all so relatable and fun! PLUS, (I know, it gets better) it’s set in the 80s! And anyone who knows me knows thats one of my favorite time periods. So this book is a second chance romance, and while admittedly that isn’t my favorite trope I have to admit that the second chance books I’ve been reading lately are warming me up to the trope. And this book probably swayed me because the two characters are just so adorable! I just really enjoyed getting both their back story as well as seeing where Ben’s and Lucys relationship goes when they meet up again. The one extra special thing about this book is the mixtape tie-in. So get a playlist ready because at the start of every chapter we get a new song that Lucy at one point picked out for her and Ben. And I mean, it wouldn’t be the 80s without some amazing music! You can view my full review on my blog! I also post about a lot of different types of books! Reader | Bookstagrammer | Blogger | Reviewer @ya.its.lit - https://www.instagram.com/ya.its.lit/ Blog - https://yaitslitblog.wordpress.com/

  24. 5 out of 5

    kgagnon

    I really enjoyed this delightful, and touching, second chance romcom. Ben Porter has been in love with his best friends little sister for years. They had a passionate secret affair before Lucy left for college. They thought it would be easy to be apart as they experienced life. Just when they couldn't endure the time apart any longer, tragedy strikes. The guilt they both suffered was too much and Ben moved across the country hoping it would be best for everyone, but it only broke their hearts mo I really enjoyed this delightful, and touching, second chance romcom. Ben Porter has been in love with his best friends little sister for years. They had a passionate secret affair before Lucy left for college. They thought it would be easy to be apart as they experienced life. Just when they couldn't endure the time apart any longer, tragedy strikes. The guilt they both suffered was too much and Ben moved across the country hoping it would be best for everyone, but it only broke their hearts more. Now years later, Ben is home to help his ailing father. He and Lucy meet again, opening old wounds, and revealing the deep love they tried to forget. Ben wants Lucy to know he is a better man and will do whatever it takes to win her back. This delightful romcom has wonderfully rich characters, a heartwarming, and heartbreaking story, great nostalgic music, witty banter, an adorable dog named Puck, and the sizzling chemistry that made for a captivating romance that stole my heart! Emma Wilder, and Brian Pallino were so perfectly cast to narrate this fun and heartwarming romance. They completely captured these characters and made me feel all the hope, heartbreak, love, and passion they possessed. I was completely mesmerized by their storytelling making this romance even more captivating and delightful.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Emily Pennington

    Ben Porter has come home to deal with his dad’s health scare, but he also wants to look in on his first love, Lucy Minola. She was his deceased best friend's sister and he never stopped thinking about her. Ben is a professional model, and now an actor in Boston theater community plays, which he is enjoying, despite how exhausted it makes him. As Ben walked onto the porch, he stumbled over something. On closer look at the lump, he realized it was a dog and its paw was bleeding. Ben takes the injur Ben Porter has come home to deal with his dad’s health scare, but he also wants to look in on his first love, Lucy Minola. She was his deceased best friend's sister and he never stopped thinking about her. Ben is a professional model, and now an actor in Boston theater community plays, which he is enjoying, despite how exhausted it makes him. As Ben walked onto the porch, he stumbled over something. On closer look at the lump, he realized it was a dog and its paw was bleeding. Ben takes the injured dog to the veterinarian at the animal hospital where Lucy used to work 7 summers ago. He doubts she still works there, but he can get help for the dog – since Band-Aids didn’t stick on the paw wound very well. To his surprise, Lucy is still working there, now an animal technician. It doesn’t take long for Lucy to realize that she never stopped loving Ben. Is it too late to think about trying to start up their former relationship? Can Lucy trust Ben not to break her heart all over again? Or is it safer to just avoid him and let him go? This is a cute story with lively banter and lots of memories at play. Grab your copy and see if the two of them are willing to reconnect again now that his new dog needs knowledgeable owners to care for him.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    I really enjoyed this second chance romance! It really gives the listener hope. Hope that they will recover, hope that they can overcome and Hope for the dog. Each of these characters is struggling. They can not figure out how to move forward in their lives. Lucy is a wonderful character! She has an awesome love of animals, good friends and family. Ben is a hottie! He came home to help his Dad but stayed for other reasons. The meeting of these two involves a wonderful dog. Their parents are love I really enjoyed this second chance romance! It really gives the listener hope. Hope that they will recover, hope that they can overcome and Hope for the dog. Each of these characters is struggling. They can not figure out how to move forward in their lives. Lucy is a wonderful character! She has an awesome love of animals, good friends and family. Ben is a hottie! He came home to help his Dad but stayed for other reasons. The meeting of these two involves a wonderful dog. Their parents are lovely additions in “helping” get them together. Plus the big gesture at the end was very cute! Overall I really enjoyed this. I *felt* for the characters. Which means I laughed and teared up with them. I did listen to this on audio. Emma Wilder and Brian Pallino are the narrators. They both did exceptionally well. Brian’s voice as Ben was outstanding. He hit all the different nuances that Ben did since he is an actor. Oh I also want to mention that the rewind/fast forward sound was great! Different but it let me know what was going on.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kathy Brown

    Wonderful second chance love story I loved this look into Lucy and Ben’s past and how these two find one another again. The book deals with some serious real life emotions and how each of us always have our own perspective of events in our past. A lost puppy Puck, beings Ben and Lucy back together again seven years into the future. I did enjoy the flashbacks for both Ben and Lucy and how it forms who there become in the future. I had a hard time with the sound of the tape recorder rewinding at fi Wonderful second chance love story I loved this look into Lucy and Ben’s past and how these two find one another again. The book deals with some serious real life emotions and how each of us always have our own perspective of events in our past. A lost puppy Puck, beings Ben and Lucy back together again seven years into the future. I did enjoy the flashbacks for both Ben and Lucy and how it forms who there become in the future. I had a hard time with the sound of the tape recorder rewinding at first because it sounded louder and scared me, until I got used to it, lol. I’m a huge sucker for second chance romance and loved how Karen dealt with this genre. I’m new to her writing and will definitely check out her books based on this audiobook. I listened to the audiobook version of this book. The narration was awesome and Emma Wilder and Brian Pallino are amazing artists. They bring this audiobook to life. I was a huge fan of the late Brian Pallino and now love hearing all of his work. Rest In Peace Brian thank you for being amazing. I received this audiobook from either the author, narrator or publisher and this is my honest opinion.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    Forget About Me was a sweet second chance romance with a dash of 80’s nostalgia. Ben and Lucy had a secret romance when they were teenagers, but they were torn apart by tragedy. When they meet seven years later, can Lucy find it in her heart to forgive Ben for leaving when she needed him most? Both Ben and Lucy were extremely likeable characters. They are both carrying a lot of unnecessary guilt and have chosen to deal with it in different ways. I loved watching them reconnect and finally deal wi Forget About Me was a sweet second chance romance with a dash of 80’s nostalgia. Ben and Lucy had a secret romance when they were teenagers, but they were torn apart by tragedy. When they meet seven years later, can Lucy find it in her heart to forgive Ben for leaving when she needed him most? Both Ben and Lucy were extremely likeable characters. They are both carrying a lot of unnecessary guilt and have chosen to deal with it in different ways. I loved watching them reconnect and finally deal with their issues. They showed growth by the end of the book both individually and as a couple. It brought back so many memories when Ben was trying to make a mix tape. I remember struggling with the same issues he did. LOL!! I really liked the way the flashbacks were done in this story. Sometimes it takes me out of the story when an author alternates entire chapters of flashbacks with the present story, but that wasn’t the case in Forget About Me. As a child of the 80’s, I knew I had to read this book and I enjoyed it very much. Ben and Lucy’s story was sweet, sexy, funny, and full of heart.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sunny Shelly Reads

    Forget About Me was such a fun walk down memory lane! It is a standalone in a series, and truly reads as such. But I'd love to go back and read the previous book because I'm sure it's full of just as much 80s goodness! It's been a few years since exes Ben and Lucy were torn apart after her brother's death in a car crash. Both Ben and Lucy have some guilt about that night, and rather than stick around, Ben took off and Lucy was left behind. Now, Ben has come home, and when a stray dog reunites the Forget About Me was such a fun walk down memory lane! It is a standalone in a series, and truly reads as such. But I'd love to go back and read the previous book because I'm sure it's full of just as much 80s goodness! It's been a few years since exes Ben and Lucy were torn apart after her brother's death in a car crash. Both Ben and Lucy have some guilt about that night, and rather than stick around, Ben took off and Lucy was left behind. Now, Ben has come home, and when a stray dog reunites them, will Lucy give Ben a second chance or be the one to walk away this time? This story was so fun! I loved, loved, loved that it was set in the 80s. The references to all things 80s made me smile as much as the witty banter between Ben and Lucy made me laugh. There are flashbacks aplenty to Ben and Lucy's past, as well as their relationships with her brother Tony. And those scenes are perfectly woven together with the fabric of the present-day happenings. (Well, the 80s present day happenings!) Forget About Me is the first book I've read by Karen Grey, and I quite enjoyed it! It is lighthearted and fun, and hits all the marks for a quality second-chance romance. I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Zelda

    This is the first piece of work I have experienced by this author. As a young adult of the 80’s, this second book in the Boston Classic series (standalone) was very appealing. Mixtapes-and songs I know all the words to as well! I love the brother's best friend/second chance tropes and the author has written this so well. A stray dog puts Lucy back in Ben's path after a hard seven year absence. The story has current day Ben & Lucy interspersed with chapters of their life, starting from when Ben b This is the first piece of work I have experienced by this author. As a young adult of the 80’s, this second book in the Boston Classic series (standalone) was very appealing. Mixtapes-and songs I know all the words to as well! I love the brother's best friend/second chance tropes and the author has written this so well. A stray dog puts Lucy back in Ben's path after a hard seven year absence. The story has current day Ben & Lucy interspersed with chapters of their life, starting from when Ben became best friends with Lucy's brother Tony. Both of them have confessions to make, and issues to work through. There were such fun parts in the story (Puck the dog, the mix tape songs) and some intensely heart breaking parts. There's lots going on in the story with work, love, and family so never a boring moment. The narrators were brilliant, so kudos to Emma Wilder and the late Brian Pallino for bringing the characters to life. The book was absolute perfection, from the plot, to the characters, to the presentation. I received an audiobook from the author. My honest opinion is voluntarily provided.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.