Published October 2015
Series: Always #2
Genres: New Adult
Note: I was granted an advanced reader's copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my rating or the content of my review.
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My name is Brendon Osmond. I'm a 25 year old post-graduate student who knows three things with absolute conviction. I know damn near everything there is to know about keeping in peak physical shape. I have a plan to make a lot of money from that knowledge. I'm an optimist who's not easily rattled. But then the girl I fell in love with almost two years ago texts me out of the blue and everything I know is thrown out the window.
Am I rattled?
Not until I fly to the other side of the world and discover the girl I fell for has kept a very big secret from me.
A secret that mocks all my knowledge of the human body and how to keep it healthy.
A secret that shatters my plans for my own personal training business.
A secret with my eyes.
A secret who needs me more than I can comprehend.
Ask me again if I'm rattled.
Now ask me if I'm still in love.
This is going to be a rather short review since I read Unforgettable a couple of months ago and just didn’t manage to review it (for whatever reason). No, actually, the reason why I held off was pretty clear: I loved this book, but I just didn’t love the story. And by “story”, I mean how the extremely loveable and optimistic male main character gets treated both by life and by the female MC.
The plot premise is pretty easy to sum up: Brendan Osmond fell in love with Amanda Sinclair and thought she would be the girl he’d grow old with – until she left him. Brokenhearted. And after two years of radio silence, she finally gets in touch again from the other side of the planet, breaking his heart all over again with an awful piece of news she kept a secret from him. And of course, he still takes the high road and does all he can to stand by her. In other words, he jumps on a plane the second he hangs up. And worst of all: Amanda doesn’t want him near so they can be together again. No, she needs him because of a technicality – and she wouldn’t even have called him were it not for that matter. What a cold-hearted sloth.
I can’t say anything more, because it would be a total spoiler, but fact is: I hated Amanda. So. Freaking. Much. Brendan was an absolute sweetheart throughout the book, and there’s no way the reader wouldn’t fall in love with him and his optimistic attitude. And Amanda just destroyed him. The book is entirely written from Brendan’s POV, which was very skilfully done, and which made you live every single one of his emotions throughout the book in full technicolor.
“She’d ridden this rollercoaster for over a month now. Me, I’d only been on it for a day.”
Honestly, Unforgettable was a total rollercoaster with a completely frantic pace. And therefore it was a really good book, even despite the fact that I hated Amanda and that *spoiler* they still end up together in the end. He could have done so much better. But hey, apparently Amanda is unforgettable…
So if you can handle sudden agressive outbursts directed toward the heroine, please check this book out! And honestly, I absolutely can’t wait for the third book in the series, Undeniable to come out, because the foundation of this book has partly been laid down in Unforgettable, and it sounds promising!
|All the feels|