Well, anytime I read a book this long in one sitting, well two really, and less than 12 hours total time, you know it was AMAZING!
I think that in FFF and even more so in Forgive you definitely get a dose of the heavy stuff. There was plenty of light and fluffy and humor to balance it out and each had a primary focus on the relationship. In Forget I think we get to see a part of Jamie’s writing that we all knew she had in her but had yet to have the story to present it to us fully. In Forget we get a massive dose of the heavy stuff while the rest is in the background. I absolutely loved the way that Jamie wrote how Rex and Mac/Gia had to battle with their traumatic pasts and that they made decisions and did things in an extremely realistic way to cope. I loved that the therapist in this was not a robot. He expressed appropriate emotions at appropriate times. I loved that his importance in Rex’s life was not put on the back burner. I also enjoyed getting to see our other favorite characters and how their lives continue to grow and change… Well maybe not so much “change” for Blake, lol, but that was to be expected.
Jamie balanced the heavy of this book with some really good drama and plot twists that we also got in her other books as well as some seriously scorching hot sex. I honestly cannot say enough good things about this one. It is definitely one of my favorite reads this year thus far! Anytime you are already starting to get emotional at the prologue you know the book has the potential to be EPIC! I’ve always been a huge fan of Jamie, and I truly do my best to give my honest opinion on how I feel about a book no matter how big of a fan I am of the author. I will be the first to admit however, when an author whom I love as a person writes something this moving and heartfelt it makes it so much easier to be honest and I am grateful for that!!!
I still remember the tingly good vibes I got when I picked up Fighting For Flight, and how the music made me feel and how wonderful it was to watch Jonah and Raven fall in love. I still remember how excited I was to learn that Raven and then in Forgive Layla were not damsels in distress… Sure they were not islands either and needed support and love and care and they did get that from the men in their lives. Most importantly though I think that Jamie’s heroines are all strong and independent and with or without the men in their lives they have amazing stories to tell. I am just so happy for Jamie to have written Fighting to Forget and to be able to say that she truly does get better with each book. On April 15th run don’t walk, do not pass go, just get it and read it and have your tissues ready and love it!!!
Playlist, I loved some of JB’s playlist and a few others were on rotation while I was reading: