Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Review: Forget Me Not by Heather Ashby

Suffering from Peter Pan Syndrome and survivor guilt, Navy Seahawk pilot and renowned playboy, Brian “Skylark” Crawford, swears he’ll never settle down, unsure he deserves the happiness promised by marriage—besides, there’s too many hot chicks out there to choose from.
War widow and veterinarian, Daisy Schneider, swears to love only animals after her Marine pilot husband is killed in Afghanistan. Although she fills her life with work and volunteer activities, it fails to put a dent in her loneliness—or the guilt that she might have saved her husband.
Between one stray, matchmaking cat and fiery battles with drug runners at sea, the fur flies as Sky and Daisy learn valuable lessons about life, love, and second chances.

Expected publication: December 3rd 2013 by Henery Press

Kristine's Thoughts:

* I received an e-copy of this book from Henery Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Forget Me Not is the second book in Ashby's Love in the Fleet series.

There were a lot of things going on in this book so I am going to try to break it down without giving too much away or re-telling the synopsis.

The story started out like any average love story with Sky falling for Daisy and Daisy not giving him the time of day. Both characters had issues from their past that stopped them from connecting and opening up their hearts. I found it a little slow and typical at first and felt like it could have been condensed a little bit.

Then it got better...

For me, the book really began when Sky found out the truth about Daisy's husband. The book started digging into Sky and Daisy's issues, Sky's dreams, PTSD, and it began to have more depth. It no longer felt like I was reading a typical love story. Top that with the occasional chapter told from a drug runners perspective and I knew something terrible was going to happen and had to read on.

Ashby is obviously very knowledgeable about the Navy and helicopters and it really showed in her descriptions and details of Sky's career throughout the book. Her attention to detail made for an incredible last few chapters.

I am keeping my thoughts brief on this book because I fear I will give something away if I say too much. Over all I enjoyed this book, loved the last few chapters and had a giggle at the epilogue. I look forward to reading the next one when it comes out.

About the Author

Heather Ashby is a Navy veteran, whose mother was one of the original Navy WAVES in WW2. After leaving the service, Heather taught school and raised a family while accompanying her Navy husband around the United States, Japan, an the Middle East.

In gratitude for her son's safe return from Afghanistan and Iraq, she now writes military romance novels, donating half her royalties to benefit wounded warriors and their families. She lives in Atlantic Beach, Florida with her retired Naval Engineer husband.





1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of having a few chapters from the bad-guys point of view. sometimes the villians have best things to say! @Get Lost in Lit