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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Review: Forgotten Promises by Jessica Lemmon

Release Date: January 19, 2016
Publisher: LoveSwept
My rating: 4
Buy here: Amazon

Morgan Young had a perfect upbringing, and now she’s got a perfect boyfriend and a perfect future—until her twenty-first birthday changes everything. First Morgan finds out, in the most painful way possible, that her relationship is a sham. But that’s nothing compared to the nightmare about to unfold.

It’s too late for Tucker Noscalo. A brutal childhood left him with a bad reputation and a criminal record. Fresh out of jail, Tucker has a score to settle with Baybrook’s crooked chief of police—his own father. Nobody will believe Tucker’s explosive accusations without proof and a good lawyer, neither of which he has on his side. Until he sees someone he used to know, someone who just so happens to be the daughter of the best lawyer in the county.

He needs Morgan to convince her father of the ugly truth. But first he has to convince her, and he’ll do whatever it takes to get her to listen. Confronted by the story of Tucker’s dark past, Morgan feels utterly compelled to help him. And as their connection grows into a fierce bond fueled by raw passion, Morgan finds herself falling for the wrong guy—but never has the promise of love felt so right.

My Thoughts:
I don't even know where to start with this book. I loved it, but it was brutal. Like, "rip out your heart and make you want to find Tucker's "sperm donor" and inflict the worst kind of pain and torture imaginable".  Fair warning; This book does deal with child rape and abuse, so if that is a trigger for you, stay clear of this book. 
Morgan is out celebrating her 21st birthday with her boyfriend and best friend, until the boyfriend and best friend inform her that they are a couple. Morgan makes her way to a convenient store and proceeds to buy her own wine, because it's her birthday and she can. When she see's Tucker, a boy that saved her from her high school boyfriend not knowing what "no" means, a boy that she used to have such a crush on. When Tucker ends up buying Morgan's wine for her, she goes out to thank him and ends up getting stuffed in the truck. Nice birthday huh? Tucker is also desperate to settle the score with child- molesting chief of police, his father. So, kidnapping Morgan is the only out he see's, her Dad is the best lawyer and Tucker's only hope. 
While Morgan is being held hostage, she and Tucker grow closer, at first I just thought it was like stockholm syndrome. but there was a real connection with Tucker and Morgan. As they both learn more about each other and Morgan learns why Tucker has kidnapped her, she vows that her Father will help Tucker. This book was so heartbreaking and inspiring at the same time. My heart truly went out to Tucker and all he had to endure. I can sit here all night and tell you why I loved this book, but it would be much easier for y'all just to read it yourselves.