Today I’m kicking off the Things I Can’t Forget blog tour that will run from Feb 26th to March 19th! You will find my review below, and then a pretty fab giveaway that you cannot miss!
Things I Can’t ForgetMiranda KenneallySeries: Hundred Oaks, #3
Publication date: March 1st 2013
by Sourcebooks Fire
Companion to Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker.
Kate has always been the good girl. Too good, according to some people at school—although they have no idea the guilty secret she carries. But this summer, everything is different…
This summer she’s a counselor at Cumberland Creek summer camp, and she wants to put the past behind her. This summer Matt is back as a counselor too. He’s the first guy she ever kissed, and he’s gone from a geeky songwriter who loved The Hardy Boys to a buff lifeguard who loves to flirt…with her.
Kate used to think the world was black and white, right and wrong. Turns out, life isn’t that easy…
-A copy was provided by Raincoast Books for review-
As for liking who she is, though, it is not always easy. Kate comes off as a prude and judgmental bitch. She makes it very difficult for others to approach her, let alone understand her. But she does grow a lot throughout the book where she begins to understand her friends a little more–especially her best friend who she’s on the outs with–as well and accept that not everyone shares her views. Even though some times I wanted to slap her senseless, I kind of felt bad for her as well; for her closed up personality, the way she shuts herself off from others, using her faith as a shield. Luckily she discovers new friendship and even love that opens her up a bit. She begins to accept that not everyone sees and believes the same way, and that is still ok!
The first of these friendships and main secondary character is Parker from the previous companion, Stealing Parker. While you don’t need to have read the others to get the full meaning of this novel, it’s great to see our old beloved characters back. Characters that we grew to love, we saw their romance bloom and come to life, are now a super cute couple in this novel. We’re also introduced to a new character and love interest, Matt. Matt is in a frat in college, he respects religion but he doesn’t get buckled down by his faith like Kate, so the relationship is a little rocky for a while. Like usual in Miranda’s books, the chemistry that exists between thees two made my heart soar. They were a perfectly imperfect pair!
Love, friendship, heartbreak, everything a fun summer at camp can bring, Things I Can’t Forget has! Even those who are weary of the religion aspect in the mix shouldn’t worry. We’re made to understand it’s meaning in the book, it becomes part of Kate, like any other character trait. These books are a must read for anyone who calls themselves a fan of contemporary reads!
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Growing up in Tennessee, Miranda Kenneally dreamed of becoming an Atlanta Brave, a country singer (cliché!), or a UN interpreter. Instead she writes, and works for the State Department in Washington, D.C., where George W. Bush once used her shoulder as an armrest. Miranda loves Twitter, Star Trek and her husband.
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