Author: Nina Crespo
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Copy: Review Copy via Simon & Schuster
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Synopsis: Sophie Jordan dreams about hooking up with Nicolas “King” Kingman—the gorgeous CEO of her company—but as her boss, he’ll always remain out of reach. King knows he isn’t built for happily-ever-afters and only indulges in brief romantic encounters. But when Sophie agrees to fill in as his last-minute date to a charity gala, an unexpected discovery quickly escalates their platonic relationship to one of passion.
King is determined to ignore their attraction and, feeling betrayed, Sophie severs ties with him and the company. Everything changes, however, when he’s injured in an accident, and Sophie agrees to help until he closes a major deal. Unfortunately, he’s developed amnesia, and although he doesn’t remember their night together, desire binds them in ways they can’t resist.
Time is running out on closing the deal, as well as Sophie moving on to her new career. Will King deny love in favor of winning and lose Sophie forever?
I’m not a big fan of office romances because they can be a bit too far fetched, but when I read the synopsis to Nina Crespo’s Forget You, I was intrigued. I like amnesia stories because of the possibilities and I know that a few can be really well written and a few are forgettable. I struggled a bit with Forget You, but it was a quick read.
Character development is a little weak. Sophie Jordan is a no-nonsense Executive Assistant who is on top of her game and can always be counted on. She has dreams of opening up her own jewelry line and she’s a bit of a klutz, but nothing that will annoy you. Then we have Nicolas “King” Kingman, Sophie’s CEO of a boss. He’s a bit of a ladies man and while that can be a bit eh gross, I’m glad Crespo doesn’t give us a full list of all the notches on his bedpost. We have a handful of secondary characters that play a role including King’s brother, Aiden and Sophie’s best friend Robin.
I admit I struggled a bit with the storyline. The amnesia story is well written and I liked how well Sophie and King worked together. As far as the chemistry between the two of them-it sizzled and then felt flat. Sophie couldn’t get let go of King’s sex palace (an apartment in the city where he spent his time with his flings) and neither could I. It was never really explained and King for as much as he denies his desire for Sophie never really changes until the end. I’m not sure if the amnesia line prevents that or it’s just the way Crespo wrote it. I also had trouble with the forcing of Sophie to stay on when clearly she was uncomfortable. Again, this probably has to do with using amnesia as a plotline. I wish we had had more in depth character development-it might have made me enjoy Sophie and King together a little more. What I did like about Forget You was Sophie’s drive to create her own jewelry line. I also liked she had a friend who was sensible and tried to keep Sophie grounded. I wish we could have seen more situations between Aiden and Sophie especially since she was his assistant first.
If you’re looking for a quick read, you might enjoy Nina Crespo’s Forget You. Despite having some problems with the storyline, I will still read the second book in the series, Fight for You and see what Aiden has been to up.