Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Forgotten Promises by Jessica Lemmon

Book Description

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.

AVAILABLE: January 19, 2016

On the night of her twenty-first birthday, Morgan Young's perfect little life takes a turn.  She discovers that her boyfriend and her best friend have been cheating on her.  Morgan decides to get drunk to cover up the pain of losing her (ex) best friend and (ex) boyfriend.  She goes to the first convenience store on her long walk home to get some cheap wine when she runs into someone she remembers from school.

Tucker Noscalo is fresh off of serving a eighteen month prison sentence for beating his father, who happens to be the local chief of police.  No one believed him before about the kind of man his father is, and no one will believe him now without the proof that Tucker has AND a good lawyer.  As luck would have it, in walks Morgan Young, the daughter of one of the best lawyers in the state.  Now, all Tucker has to do is convince Morgan of the truth, and he will do whatever it takes to get her to listen to him...

My heart broke for Tucker and all that he's gone through in his life.  And I understood (not that I agreed with) his actions with getting Morgan to listen to him.  It was nice to see Morgan get him to really open up and trust her, something that Tucker has never been able to do.  She was patient and understanding with a VERY damaged Tucker.    
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

**I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.**