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Unforgettable Mass Market Paperback – September 4, 2007


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (September 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451222040
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451222046
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,478,671 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

Owned by one family, Hope, Texas, is dying, thanks to the abject neglect of the current scion, Congressman Edward Hope. His son, Jackson, a geek in high school, now a successful Austin lawyer, is due to inherit the town. Riley Stone is a talented singer in Austin, tall and shapely. No one would ever guess that she was just a few steps shy of foster care when she was unceremoniously left with her bible-thumping grandmother. Seen as fast and loose in high school, Riley nevertheless moves back to Hope when her grandmother dies. Then, when Edward plans to tear down a historic dance hall, Riley enlists the aid of a reluctant Jackson to help her save it. Along the way, family secrets are unearthed that threaten to tear the Hope family apart, and Riley and Jackson, each burdened with emotional baggage, find their way to each other in Ortolon's sweet, sentimental, and sexy tale of overcoming one's past. Hatton, Maria

Review

As long as Julie Ortolon is writing books like this one, romantic comedy is in good hands. -- All About Romance

Entertaining and touching. -- Booklist

If you have not read a book by this author, then you don't know what you are missing! -- Huntress Reviews

Julie Ortolon takes her wonderfully colorful and appealing characters on an unexpected journey of discovery. Be prepared to laugh. -- Christina Skye

Ortolon's protagonists must overcome some tough emotional issues before they can set their sights on the future, but their journey is laced with humor...Earnest and endearing, Ortolon's newest is a heartwarming and at times heartrending read. -- Publishers Weekly

So romantic it will make you melt! -- Virginia Henley

This is an author on the rise! An endearing, emotional, romantic tale. -- Romantic Times

More About the Author

I'm a late bloomer when it comes to reading -- and writing. I didn't discover either joy until I discovered romance novels in my early twenties. Now, I'm totally addicted. My biggest joy is bringing all my interests together in my books, to have the chance to celebrate the things that excite me through my characters.

Since I love to travel, all my books are set in places I've actually been. Sometimes those real places morph into fictional places -- like Pearl Island -- but I try to capture the magic of the setting and people in all my books, to make writing them like a trip to a wonderful world where good always triumphs and love always ends in Happily Ever After -- against all odds. That's what makes life worth living, and books worth reading: when someone grabs the brass ring.

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Customer Reviews

I do love happy endings.
marn
It was exactly what I was looking for...good story, great characters, hot love scenes and enough plot to keep me interested.
Pack52
Love this book an almost finished reading it and can hardly lay it down.
Bernalou Rosebrook

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Judy on November 13, 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Julie Ortolon has written another heart warming and sensual story in Unforgettable.

Riley Stone has come back to Hope, Texas to simplify her life. She left years ago to try to make it as a singer but the lure of a permanent home draws her back to Hope. Riley is shocked to find that the town hasn't been kept up to standards by the founding Hope family. Riley growing up had a major crush on the golden sun Jackson Hope.

Jackson Hope always had a soft spot for his hometown of Hope, Texas. He hasn't been back in years and when he does the shocks are one after another. First the state of the town and its people floor him. Then there is Riley Stone. Riley played havoc with his high school hormones but she never knew. Now as adults Riley has put herself front and center of his problems.

Riley has decided to save Hope and had rallied the town folks behind her. Jackson is drawn to the adult Riley and his misconceptions about her are falling by the wayside. He agrees to help Riley and the togetherness send sparks flying all over the town.

Unforgettable is a must read for every romance reader. This book will make you believe in second changes. Julie Ortolon writes keepers.
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69 of 86 people found the following review helpful By Maggie on February 15, 2012
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I think this book would appeal to a young audience, but as a 51 year old woman, I found it silly and trite. With so many pages devoted to how "hot" the main characters were and how much they wanted to have sex, it felt juvenile. It had so little substance beyond the "romance" that I could not even finish it.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By emma on August 14, 2011
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It's a wonderful story with some great history. The romance between the characters is beautiful and so sexy. Could not put it down.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Pack52 on March 17, 2012
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I saw this title on Kindle's deal of the day. Since I was leaving on vacation, it sounded like it could be a nice, fluffy love story to take with me. I wasn't looking for anything intense. I was not disappointed with this book. It was exactly what I was looking for...good story, great characters, hot love scenes and enough plot to keep me interested. Loved it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ahungerf on October 31, 2012
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The book overall was not bad. I did find it very predictable and ended up skipping about 1/2 of the book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Phyllis Guinn on October 28, 2012
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Fun but predictable all the way through. Needed some kind of plot twist or reason for anticipation. Go ahead and read it for fun.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on September 3, 2007
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When she left Hope, Texas with no hope for her future at least there, Riley Stone vowed to never return. Eleven years later, Riley ponders the irony that she lives in Hope in her grandmother's house and sings at a restaurant.

Riley left the small town hopelessly in love with Jackson Hope, but he apparently did not reciprocate her deep yearning. She assumes that maturity will enable her to put aside her fantasy until she sees him for the first time since she left, as she now knows the fantasy was actually her believing she no longer wanted him. A lawyer Jackson is attracted to the adult Riley just like he was when they were teens and he hid his feelings from her out of nerdy shyness. This time he will not let her go without telling her how much he wants her, but they disagree on what to do about an old music hall. He wants to tear it down to build on the site while she wants to renovate it.

This well written small town Texas romance is a fun tale to read because of the lead couple, who as adults are in love just like they were as teens, but this time plan to act on their attraction. However, instead of shyness keeping them apart, the music hall prevents the duo from fulfilling the full promise of their relationship. Riley hopes the second time around proves eternal while Jackson knows whatever he does with the hall she will remain eternally UNFORGETTABLE inside his heart. Julie Ortolon provides a charming contemporary romance.

Harriet Klausner
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Anna Lynn Manzi on January 13, 2013
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Just ok same old story retold again and again. Not crazy about the book. Light reading and 1 day sit-down
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