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Forget You (The Kingman Brothers Book 1) Kindle Edition
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I was not a fan of the hero of this story,Nicolas Kingman, aka King. I found him too uptight and controlling. His thought processes were increasingly frustrating as the book progressed, maybe because of the amnesia he suffered from. He may have won the girl in the end, but I felt like the heroine, Sophie, was the one who gave in and understood him. She was strong and had a forgiving heart. Sophie is an executive assistant, working for King, the CEO of her company. Despite their mutual attraction, they view each other as strictly off-limits. King isn’t interested in commitment, Sophie isn’t interested in a casual affair with her sexy boss. They try to fight their mutual attraction, but denying it becomes harder and harder.
The entertainment factor was there, but the plot was rather predictable and the ending was abrupt. In my opinion, the storyline needed a little fleshing out, especially at the end. But all in all, I enjoyed this sexy office romance, so I’m just going for a neutral 3 stars rating.
-Simple boss-assistant trope is a fave of mine.
-The amnesia storyline worked because it kept a bit of tension for the reader, wondering when he would remember everything.
-The Firsts are enjoyable enough and the sexual tension is maintained throughout the story. I would have liked a little bitty bit more on the emotional side, which leads me to….
-King, before his amnesia, is pretty a-hole-ish. Thankfully you knew he cared through his inner monologues, even if he handled their ONS so badly.
-Also, I said their chemistry was enjoyable, but it really could have used a bit more time showing their connection in the beginning. It would have helped to have at least some conversations or time spent together before jumping straight into their ONS. Alot is made of how well they work together, but you miss that bit because it’s all before their hookup, which pretty much kicks off this story.
Everything in Between
-The last grovel was ok. I wasn’t overwhelmed, but I wasn’t mad at it. It does wrap quickly and there’s no epilogue. Not bad, just ok.
The Bottom Line
I liked it, but it was missing that little extra to take it to the next level. However, if you like a simple boss-assistant romance, you may enjoy this.
**ARC provided by publisher via netgalley for review**
Sophie's moment was the former. It was the first pivotal moment for her and for King. The attraction was undeniable but, for King, an inconvenience. He chose to ignore it, and her, and it cost him his assistant. The second pivotal moment happened when he suffered memory loss following an injury and Sophie agreed to care for him. The attraction is still there even if he doesn't remember the night they shared, but it's not enough for Sophie anymore. She wants it all, not just a taste. The ball is in King's court and the next swing he takes will redefine his priorities for good.
King was a hard character to like. At the beginning, he was what I've come to expect in this type of story: an arrogant, selfish jerk who's resigned himself to some preconceived belief that he's undeserving of love and happiness that doesn't come with a contract attached to it. At the end, there was some change but they were hard for me to accept. The journey from one end of the spectrum to the other didn't seem to require alot from him yet demanded much from Sophie instead.
Sophie was, at times, a bit of a pitiful character. For all that she gave to King, she didn't get as much in return yet she knew the score before she played. She knew his character, his preferences, his belief about himself. She rolled the dice and said goodbye to common sense and indulged. It was worth it, until King treated her no different than the other women. It was a great power move on her part to cut her losses but that small victory for me turned to ash when she went back to help him despite what he'd done.
Forgiveness goes a long way in a relationship, but timing is everything. Wait too long, there is none to give. Ask for it too soon, emotions are too high to unconditionally offer it. It felt like there should have been more at this part of the story. More groveling, more attempts to prove worth, more times to say, "I'm not ready to see/talk to you yet", you know?
I liked the story, yes, but I wished for more concerning King. Sophie was a beautiful opposite for him but he for me, wasn't a worthy man for her. He had everything in the palm of his hand, accessibility to anything he could want, except a little graciousness, thoughtfulness, and common sense. To see all three in greater quantities in him would have made this story far more enjoyable. I do hope he makes a cameo in the second story, as it is about his brother, and I hope to see a softer side of him there. Maybe the time between this novel and the next will make him more appealing to me. We shall see.
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