By Jessica Lemmon
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.
Tucker is on the run after beating his father⎯again⎯as soon as he’s released from prison. He has evidence proving his father is the real criminal at his family’s home, but he got caught trying to retrieve it. He sees another opportunity for help when he spots the county’s best defense attorney’s daughter at a convenience store. Morgan’s 21st birthday goes from bad to worse thanks to Tucker. As if being told by her boyfriend that he’s been seeing her best friend on the side isn’t bad enough, she gets kidnapped and thrown into the trunk of Tucker’s car. Worst. Birthday. Ever! Tucker needs to gain Morgan’s trust so that she’ll convince her father to defend him and put his father in jail. But he also needs to trust her with the details of his past and trust that she’ll do the right thing when the time comes.
FORGOTTEN PROMISES is told in dual POVs and is a stand-alone. It’s also a novella, so it’s a fairly quick read. That being said, I thought the story flowed very well, not too fast or too slow, with the exception of the final chapter or two; once Tucker has his proof, the story moves very quickly. I thought this was a great read and I thought the author did a good job with how she handled the difficult topics mentioned in this story. Do I think the book could have been longer to address these topics better? Yes, I do, but it was still an enjoyable read and I was happy with the level of closure we got.
Please note: This book discusses topics which may be triggers for some readers.
Visit Jessica Lemmon: Click Here