Best Forgotten

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Title: Best Forgotten
Author: Paula Vince
Publisher: Even Before Publishing
Pages: 288
Released: April 1, 2011

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Courtney Lockwood is a man that wakes up after a car accident with no idea who he is or why he darted in front of a car. He has nothing in common with his family and his amnesia covers all areas, including his attitude.

After a total attitude adjustment, his family is baffled by the changes in him. Even Courtney himself is amazed at who he used to be. He is constantly wondering why he was running like a pack of wolves were on his heels, without luck, and it doesn’t help that his girlfriend seems to know more than she’s telling.

Will his memory return or Is he stuck this way? Will he figure out what sent him running before it comes to get him?
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Sorry this took so long. I’m moving on Friday so I’ve been very busy.

I wasn’t expecting a lot from this book, I don’t really know why. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the skill in Paula Vince. She made an interesting romance slash suspense slash amnesia tale. The combo of the sense of doom he feels along with the romance feel makes it a book that makes an impression. Will it make a lasting impression? We’ll see, but it was an enjoyable book.

I really liked the amnesia part of the story. I loved how his whole attitude a full one eighty and makes his family confused and praying that he doesn’t change back. I liked it because I kinda assumed that amnesia blocks your memory not changes your attitude but it makes sense how that would happen. Courtney’s amnesia changes not only his life but the lives of those around them, for the better.

Though I wouldn’t call this author a master at suspense, she has some potential. Her skills in the area are limited and the result is an intense suspense that really puts you on the edge of your seat. However, the reason for the suspense isn’t completely believable, it could probably happen, but I feel it could’ve been a better topic.

The author is Australian as well and all of her books are set in Australia. She uses their slang and words and it was kinda fun to decipher the differences between her slang and mine. It was also fun to imagine an Australian accent on every character.

Overall, this book was entertaining and an enjoyable read. The author has a lot of potential and I look forward to reading more from her. It’s perfect for those who like their romances just a tad but different and unique. I give this book a three and a half out of five.

I received this complimentary copy of the this book from the publisher and the Bookcrash program for this review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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