Thursday, January 7, 2016

Forget Me Not by Maureen Bonatch - A Candy Hearts Romance

My review:  An interesting story about second chances. I enjoyed the characters and their story. While the story was short, I feel as if I got to know the couple and their story.

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The car accident totaled Sabrina Post’s convertible and reinvented her memories. She can't recall dumping Cole Dawson ten years ago. What her new clairvoyant visions tell Sabrina is he’s her husband. Any practical girl would question her sanity. But if Sabrina wants to make this imaginary future a reality, she'll have to regain Cole’s trust and eliminate her rival, the coffee shop waitress who’s pegged Cole as husband #4. To prove she’s foreseen their destiny, Sabrina stirs Cole’s interest by revealing specifics about him she couldn’t have otherwise known. 

Unfortunately, the one detail he vividly remembers is the pain when she left him and their "rinky-dink" town in her rearview mirror.

If Cole can't believe she's a changed woman, can Sabrina accept the only second chance she has at love exists in her memories?

  The boxes of candy hearts Julie forgot spilled across the floor.
Cole hunkered down and gathered the papers. His mouth formed a hard line as he glanced at Sabrina’s leave paperwork with the end date prominently circled. He replaced it on the table under the keys.
“No really, I can do it. You stay, Cole. I’ll be right back.” Sabrina caught her reflection in the mirror on the wall. The quest for a coat resulted in her hair looking as if she’d stuck her finger into an electrical outlet. Her appearance matched her desperation. She ran her hands over her head, but the static filled strands resisted smoothing.
“I need to check on Dad anyway, and it’s on my way. I’ll take Josie.” Cole extended his elbow, and Josie latched on like a lifeline, her fingers digging into the leather of his jacket. She skittered across a few of the remaining candies, crushing Be Mine and Love Me on the floor. “Thanks again for dinner, Marge.”
“Cole wait.” Despair leaked into Sabrina’s plea.
            He glanced toward the papers on the table and sighed. “I waited for years, Rena. It’s you who waited too long.”
As the door closed behind him, so did the future with Cole that she’d imagined. Her shoulders fell. She knelt to collect the candy hearts scattered on the floor. Forget Me Not and Hug Me taunted her with their cheerful words. Lacking a garbage bag, she shoved a handful of the candies into her jacket pocket. Several hearts were trodden into tiny pieces, like her own.

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About the Author:
Maureen writes stories in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania that boast laughter, light suspense and something magical in the hope of sharing her love of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary world. She writes Paranormal Romance and Fantasy.

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Maureen said...

Thank you for having me today!

Darcy said...

Loved the excerpt, Maureen, and the story sounds great. Congrats on your new release.

Tena Stetler said...

Hey Maureen and Marie! Having a great morning?

I love your cover and the premise of Forget Me Not. I've read a little and loved it. Going to finish it this weekend. Unfortunately, I didn't read the books in order of their release date, that would have made sense. LOL Best wishes for great success for Forget Me Not!

Maureen said...

Thanks Tena! Glad to see you. I too, am not in order- but that's nothing new- lol ;)

Maureen said...

Thank you Darcy! said...

Congratulations. I've already read it and can say - great job!

Maureen said...

Awe- thank you! Much appreciated!

J.C. McKenzie said...

Congrats on your release :-)

Judy Ann Davis said...

Great post. Hope you have oodles of sales.

Maureen said...

Thank you JC and Judy!

Jana Richards said...

Best of luck with this release, Maureen!

Maureen said...

Thank you Jana!