In an edgy, seductive novel hailed by Rachel Van Dyken as “unique and gripping,” Jessica Lemmon introduces the ultimate bad boy . . . and a love that crosses all boundaries.
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.
3.5 Stars - Worth a Reader's Time
Review Copy Provided by Publisher via Net GalleyI've only read a couple of Jessica Lemmon's books before this one. Forgotten Promises was different from what I expected based on those other books as it is much darker.
Morgan, our heroine, wasn't someone I could relate to at first. She is very young, acts like it and has a complete meltdown over very minor things. Tucker is definitely an anti-hero and I wasn't sure about him at first either.
As we got to know both Morgan and Tucker better, I found myself liking and relating to both characters more. We discovered that Morgan was much more empathetic than she first appeared and Tucker's bad guy persona is really how he protects himself. I enjoyed watching these two interact and begin getting to know each other and break down their walls.
Forgotten Promises is a book that I wish was a little bit longer. The bulk of the story takes place while Morgan and Tucker are in a secluded cabin. Life after the cabin takes place in a very condensed manner, but so much happens that more details would have been nice. I definitely enjoyed Forgotten Promises, I just wish there was a little more to it.