Hello there! The wonderful Katelyn at Tales of Books and Bands is geniusly hosting Jennifer Echols Week! Magan and I are huge Echols fans, and we have been since before we started writing our blog. She is so so skilled at chemistry, tension, those delectable sexy moments, and creating fantastically addicting stories.
To celebrate Katelyn’s event, I decided to re-read Forget You this past weekend. It’s one of my top Echols books (Going Too Far holds my heart still); main character Zoey is dealing with problems at home with her dad marrying a very young woman he impregnanted and her mom not taking it well. Things get undeniably worse when she is in a car accident and can’t remember a thing about right before the accident or during. All she knows is Doug Fox, who outwardly despises her, is suddenly not letting her out of his sight and thinking they have a “thing”. Cute boy, a mystery, and a girl with a lot on her plate. Sounds fun, right?
This book was practically sizzling in my hands. The love/hate relationship, the unknowns, and the attraction between Doug and Zoey made this a total page-turner.
So today I’m dissecting the heat. Because how hot is hot? I guess we’ll find out with help from some of my favorite “boyfriends”.
Imagine the Florida Panhandle at the end of summer. It’s warm and steamy with lots of beach parties, topless boys, and a gorgeous ocean to cool off. (Three of my favorite things.) Plus Zoey, our main character, has some of her shoreline practically in her own backyard. Sounds pretty amazing, right?
What does this mean? Pretty close to sizzling perfection. (Look at those eyes! Wait. Must focus on book.)
Not only is Zoey pretty and super fit (she’s captain of the swim team!) but she’s really good at taking care of people. Even when they screw her over. Even though she spends most of the book trying to figure out just what happened the day of the accident and working through all the changes in her family, you have to admire her for her dedication.
What does this mean? Hey girl, I’m seriously intrigued even if you act kind of crazy in this book. P.S. You are H-O-T.
Doug Fox is part Asian, has great hair, long eyelashes, a swimmer’s bod, and a great musical laugh. (According to Zoey.) He can be sort of bratty though and has a little temper but that fiery spirit makes him oh-so delicious because he’s kind of unattainable. And he keeps you on your toes. Did I mention he’s a great kisser and has gorgeous green eyes? And a killer bod? (He also has a job even if it kind of sucks because he works with his not-so nice dad. Oh — he also likes to read!)
What does this mean? I know, I know. A lot of people have no idea who Jeremy Jordan is (Broadway star) but if any of you caught SMASH you would know he is so fitting for Doug. Brooding and sort of mysterious and kind of a bad boy (a.k.a. seriously misunderstood)? That is the kind of oh-my-gosh I can’t breathe sort of scorching leading man I love.
Doug Fox is the kind of guy you want stuck with you in small spaces like the back of a police car or on a school bus. (Seriously.) I feel like he just looks at you and you feel tingly and your clothes kind of start falling of. I’m not kidding! Zoey tries so hard to remain resistant of his charms (and his eyes) but it’s really really hard + the slow burn of their tension-filled relationship (laced with all this mystery) practically sets the book on fire.
What does this mean? Look at that smolder. Channing Tatum, Magic Mike, THOSE ABS — Zoey and Doug’s chemistry is obvious off-the-charts blazing. If that’s not reason to pick up this book, I don’t know what is.
Are you done fanning yourself yet?
Then I think it’s about time you made Forget You yours. Heatwave and all.