Thursday, March 7, 2013

[Blog Tour: Never Forget by Emma Hart. Review, Character Interview and Giveaway]

"Never Forget"
Author: Emma Hart
Genre: Mature YA, New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Date Published: February 22nd, 2013
Publisher: Self Published by Emma Hart
Format Read: eARC provided by author for honest review


A city girl.
A small town boy.
A summer they'll never forget.

Spending the summer at her Grammy's in Lilac Bay, Devon, is city girl Alexis 'Lexy' Edwards idea of hell. That is, until she reconnects with her childhood friend, Jen, and meets Alec Johnson. Alec is the kind of guy Lexy knows she needs to stay away from. He's the village flirt, ridiculously hot and very dangerous to her self control. But there's a problem – she can't seem to keep him out, even though she knows he'll break her heart.
As Alec slowly strips away Lexy's defenses and the two embark on a summer romance she never wanted, their feelings grow to more than either expected. But nothing lasts forever, and reality intrudes.
As her world is shaken to it's core, Lexy's self made prediction comes true when she discovers she's spent six weeks surrounded by secrets. Kept out by her family and the only guy she's ever trusted, she falls apart.
And when Grammy tells her that 'you might not end up where you wanted to be, but you'll always end up where you're meant to be,' she has to figure out if her meant to be is back home in London, or if it's been in Devon the whole time.

My Thoughts:

Never Forget was one of those books where everyone has a secret.  Some of them are small and don't really have much affect and some of them will change the lives of the characters forever.  Emma Hart weaves together a contemporary romance that is littered with wit, melancholy and loads of stubborn characters.

Within the first couple of sentences I guessed that the book was taking place in England and less than a few minutes later, my guess was backed up.  There is something about the wording of this book that makes my England loving soul extremely happy.  Whether it's a mention of "The Only Way Is Essex", chips (or fries) with curry sauce or some of the amazing sayings that they have.  I was pulled right in and loved every minute of it!

Lexi is such an interesting character because she seems uptight, but in all reality, she's not.  I like how we got to see her bloom into someone who, though she never changed, opened up.  It was nice to have a female lead not throw everything away for a cute boy, but rather add him into her life!

And I have to admit that I have mixed feelings about that cute boy.  At times I enjoyed Alec and in other moments I just wanted to tell him to get his shit together.  Though when things unfold in Chapter 10, you kind of get it.  I honestly wish that there would have been more moments like that in the book.  Loved it!  

Even though I enjoyed Lexi and Alec's romance it was the secondary characters that really got to me!  Carl, Jen, Bing and Grammy were amazing!  I would love to know more about each of them.  Hart really adds a lot to her story with these crazy and rather fun secondary characters and it's so much fun to read scenes with them.  

Just be warned that there is some very adult content in this book.  

Buy the book HERE!

A Character Interview With Lexi's Dear Grammy!

#1. So Grammy, was it always part of the plan to throw Lexi and Alec together?
I'd be lying to you if I said no, dear, so yes it was. But oh boy, I didn't expect them to fall in love. I anticipated a little hanky panky, that's all. 

#2. If you knew the kinds of semi pornographic thoughts that Alec was having about Lexi, would you have given him a high five or a high five in the face?
*giggles* high five. 

#3. When was the moment when you knew that Lexi had finally decided to finally let Alec in?
Oh well I realised that before she did. It was, let me see... Oh they'd been in Devon for about a week. It's my old eyes, you see. Don't miss a thing these. Perfect for neighbourhood watch. *winks*

#4. How'd you know that Alec would be good for Lexi?
I didn't. *cackles* I knew she'd be good for him though. What the boy really needed was a good whack across the hands like in the olden days, but I shouldn't imagine anyone would have been impressed about that. Except maybe Greta. That's his Gran. She'd probably join me. 

#5. You seem to be really good at keeping secrets.  Is it a trait you cultivated over the years, or was it passed down to you?
A woman's best kept secret is her age, and at my age, you've had plenty o' practice, love. Besides, it's not keeping a secret. I prefer to see it as omitting information. 

#6. What did you think about the speech that Lexi gave at the end of the book?  Were you proud of her?
I've always been proud of her, even when she covered the white cat in red food colouring. 
It was wonderful to watch her grow the way she did. She's a real little gem now is my Lexy girl.

#7. I've got to ask, did you ever actually find that Vino that they thought they had hidden so well?
*cackles again* of course I did, dear. What do you take me for? (It was in the broom cupboard in the kitchen.)

Thanks for stopping by today Grammy!

About The Author:
By day, Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of wine and writes books.
She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys. She has two new series planned as well as her New Adult Romance, Never Forget, due February 2013. She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes.
Her debut YA series, The Mauve Legacy, is an Apple iBooks Bestseller - and this makes Emma excited.


Where To Stalk Emma And "Never Forget":
... Smashwords ... Amazon ... Goodreads ... Facebook ... Her Blog ... Twitter ...

Want to win?!
There is two ways.  One for if you live in the UK and one if you live anywhere else!  Cool, huh?!

Check out the last day of the tour HERE and HERE!

1 comment:

Eileen said...

OOH I'm glad that you liked this one so much! I sometimes hate those books where the love interest is all like "I LOVE YOU! WAIT I HATE YOU NOW! NEVER MIND I REALLY LOVEEE YOU" but YAY for the character development in Lexi! This sounds like a really great book! Foreign settings are totally my cup of tea, too! I just love them to pieces!