Make Me Forget by Jacqueline Anne

Make Me Forget by Jacqueline Anne
Publisher: Totally Bound
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (60 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

Bestselling romance author, Paige Mattheson, is experiencing the worst case of writer’s block. She hasn’t written a word in weeks and is struggling with the intimate scenes in her book. With deadlines quickly approaching, she goes on a weekend getaway to the beach to clear her head. She promises herself she will relax and find her true self again, along with some inspiration to see past her heartache and complete her novel.

Fun-loving Tyler Barrow is vacationing in Montauk, New York. He is passionate about his career as a teacher and about surfing. When Tyler misses his original flight home, a miscommunication with the owner of the rental unit finds Tyler staring at a beautiful woman in his kitchen. He is instantly drawn to her and eager to find out why, even if it is only for the weekend.

Paige is initially annoyed by the naked intruder who has interrupted her quiet vacation. She sticks to the promise she made herself and tries to let go and have some fun.

Will Tyler be able to make Paige forget about her past? Will fate prove to be more than just a weekend fling, even though they live on different ends of the earth?

Only time and a bestselling novel will tell.

Lust at first sight or could it be more?

A weekend fling sounds good on the surface. Tyler and Paige are each in Montauk, NY for their own reasons. He’s on a short vacation and she’s on a path to rediscover the writer buried beneath a broken heart.

Tyler is a delicious combination of athlete and brains. He’s a teacher and a soccer coach and he surfs. That’s a triple threat that does it for me. Plus, he doesn’t act like he has to be the man in charge all the time. The times he gives over and lets Paige have her wicked way with him were perfection!

I like Paige, too. The premise that she had writers block after having her heart so totally trampled on was believable. I only wish she had used those feelings, after she reconciles what love truly looks like, and did what all creative writers do: put the jerk in a book and kill him off slowly and painfully. That would have been fun to read.

Only a couple of issues with this short. There were several places where there was more telling than showing. Also, there was one scene where there was a minor inconsistency about what Tyler was wearing just before she undressed him for a very sensual shower so I quickly decided it didn’t really matter enough to pull me out of the their story and simply enjoyed the well choreographed scene.

Speaking of sexy situations, kitchen chair sex is HOT! And water play is pretty amazing, too. Ms. Anne knows how to bring the heat and the sweet.

I really enjoyed Tyler and Paige’s story. It was so bittersweet. Every sweet and sensual moment they had put them closer to the end of the weekend when he had to fly home and she had to go back to her life. I wanted to rush to the end and see make sure it wasn’t really an end. The author’s writing had pulled me in and I was rooting for Paige and Tyler to find a way to be together despite the obvious obstacles.

The story begins a little slow but picked up steam as soon as Tyler walks out in his birthday suit. Readers who look for feel good stories where love comes fast but feels real should give Make Me Forget a try. Well worth the read.

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