Forget Me Knot
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Forget Me Knot

3.41 of 5 stars 3.41  ·  rating details  ·  646 ratings  ·  120 reviews

From the acclaimed author of Gucci Gucci Coo and Apocalipstick comes a funny, sexy novel about questionable engagements—and a love worthy perhaps of the big screen.

Florist Abby Crompton has a knack for arranging the most exquisite bouquets for the hippest clientele. If only her personal life could run as smoothly. Although her fiancé, Toby, proposed a month ago, Abby’s s...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published July 14th 2009 by Bantam (first published January 1st 2009)
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Erin
Aug 19, 2009 Erin rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one.
Recommended to Erin by: the buy one, get one sale at Borders.
Shelves: general-fiction
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Sarah
There were too many plots and not enough of them were fully fleshed out. I really didn't know much about the movie, which is supposed to be a parallel to what's happening, but it isn't at all.
I did like the idea of Nelson Mandela made out of chopped liver, but it didn't make the whole book worth reading.
Sara
Every girl dreams of making it on her own, and Abby is set to do just that has she has her own floral store; however, it turns out that all Abby has right is her business acumen. She lets herself be constantly disappointed by a foppish boyfriend--he's always making excuses and is always late...Where are Abby's friends here? Everyone knows (say it) he's just not that into you girl--and the kicker is that she accepts his half-hearted proposal! UGH! Abby’s proposal acceptance made me want to go fin...more
Karalee
I really enjoyed this book. Sue Margolis's style is similar to other writers in the chick lit genre like Marian Keyes, Lisa Jewell and Jane Green. Her main characters are trying to cope with weighty emotional and personal issues but the book addresses them with style and humor. I laughed out loud several times while reading this book. The book is full of fun quirky moments and references, including a drag queen named Tequila Mockingbird and a dinner party with a chopped liver carved into the ima...more
Nadine Jones
Started this one, and it's complete dreck, couldn't get past the first chapter. I ...


Gave it a second chance, and okay, the plot and the characters are somewhat entertaining, maybe even charming. Turns out it's the WRITING that is awful - I got run over by the exposition train in every other paragraph. And the constant explaining was awful. It was like watching a movie with an annoying friend who had to point out every detail, AND explain it, just in case I missed it.

Enough with all the details...more
Amber Blackstone
I am surprised to see such such poor reviews. Someone mistakenly placed this book in the library's Christian fiction section. By the time, i realized the error-- I was hooked. I loved reading this book and following all the action in it. It starts off with Abby and Toby. Abby was alone as her mate dealt with his career. She wondered why he refused to be intimate with her. She ended up trapped in an elevator with the perfect man. What an awesome coincidence that he's the film director using Abby'...more
Stephanie Torres
While I'm not much a fan of reading chick lit books, I will say that "Forget Me Knot" was an enjoyable book with some good comedy, a sweet romance, and a set of a few nice characters.

The story begins pretty typical: Abigail Crompton is a florist and owner of Fabulous Flowers, (a flower shop)who's been engaged to her long time boyfriend, Toby Kenwood, a successful lawyer and son to a wealthy family. Her relationship with Toby though isn't as perfect as Abby would liked as her fiance always seem t...more
Alyssa
It's not that it was a terrible book, it just wasn't exactly my style. The plot seemed a little cliche and the writing didn't seem incredibly mature. It was a light read, great for the beach or vacation. I haven't read any of her other books, so I am not sure if this is just her style, or if this is only characteristic of this book. I was not expecting the graphic sex scenes near the middle of the book.
Susan
Thanks, Goodreads, for this freebee. I am not a big fan of chick lit, so maybe I am not the best person to review this book. The story was predictable, the characters, especially the ethnic ones, were very stereotypical (almost to an extreme). This was an easy read, that I would have given a higher rating had it not gone into the porno category toward the end.
Heather
I actually stopped around 200 pages - the book is ok, but I just didn't find myself all that interested in the characters or the outcome - sort of ho hum.
Kaley
Featuring an irrepressible heroine, Forget Me Knot blooms with charm, wit, and fun.
I had passed by this book a few times at work until one day I finally decided to pick it up (I think it was in the last few weeks when I knew I would be leaving soon and wanted to get as many books with my discount as possible. Hey, don't judge. You would do the same thing!) I'm glad I did read it, even though it wasn't one of my favourites. Let me explain...

I think the thing that bothered me the most was that the...more
Jenny
Part romance, part comedy, part Penthouse forum...yes it is true...

This was a cute story of an engaged (sort of) woman who has an unexpected encounter with a stranger who turns out to be a bigger part of her life than she ever could imagine. I liked the romantic story line and the story was cute and clever at times.

However...(BIG however)...this book was pretty crass at times, which wouldn't have bothered me quite as much (it is an adult book after all) if it didn't seem to be like a clever aut...more
Kaye
Thank you Good Reads for this First Reads book. I read it quickly during the holiday weekend. British author but the story really could be anywhere. Florist Abby Crompton, is successfully running her own creative floral shop, and is engaged when she first meets Dan a movie director. The encounter is laugh out loud funny. Of course as these stories go he ends up using her shop to film scenes from her movie. The story was pleasant and easy going, until, as others have mentioned, the surprisingly e...more
Sara
Oct 25, 2009 Sara rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Sara by: Goodreads
Maybe 2.5 stars. While this book qualifies as chick-lit, making you know from the start how the story will, in general, play out, it could still have been fun. However, there are too many filler scenes, superfluous backstories, and stereotyped characters for it to be very great.

Abby owns a flower shop, conquers her fear of elevators one day to get in one while running late, only to have it malfunction and keep her stuck in it for a long time with a strange man. She ends up telling the man all s...more
Kara
Typical chit lit / romantic comedy - reminded me a bit of Bridget Jones' Diary. The play-within-a-play bit was rather meta as a girl lives out a typical romantic comedy story while the flower shop she runs is used as a flming location for a romantic comedy.

The book definitely wants to be in the chic lit middle section of the bookstore rather than the tucked behind the sci-fi section romance novel shelf, but it forgets during two scenes - a hot and heavy sex scene in a clothing store dressing ro...more
Parisa
Short synopsis: Forget Me Knot is about Abby Crompton, a floral artist/boutique owner who has a budding business and a perfect fiance. So she thinks. One by one things start going south for Abby. Will she find her silver lining?

I thoroughly enjoyed Forget Me Knot. I've read one other book by Sue Margolis (Apocalipstick) and didn't really like it (though the title is awesome). Forget Me Knot is written in third person, past tense, and not only focuses on Abby's growth as a person, but also her r...more
Jen
I hadn't read anything from Sue Margolis before, but I have to say that I will in the future. With typical British humor and wit, I literally laughed out loud several times while reading this book.

Abby Crompton worked incredibly hard to build her floral business, and now she's engaged to a handsome, wealthy corporate lawyer--
Toby. On the way to meet her future mother-in-law, Abby gets trapped in an elevator with a stranger. His name is Dan, and he helps her get through the blind panic of being s...more
Sarah
I was a little mislead by the summary. I was under the impression that Abby's love life would mirror the romantic comedy being filmed in her flower shop. On the contrary, for most of the book, Abby was stuck in a one-sided relationship with a closeted gay guy. Once out of that, she quickly jumped into a relationship with the adorable Ben, with whom she was stuck in an elevator. There were also a bunch of weird side stories that didn't keep my attention. Even with a cute ending, this book was fai...more
Ladiibbug
Oct 10, 2009 Ladiibbug rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romance Fans
Romantic Comedy

This is another winner from Sue Margolis. Set in London, this light romantic comedy features Abby, a florist shop owner and her various co-workers, friends and family.

Abby is engaged to Toby, a wealthy lawyer -- but Toby is too busy to buy an engagement ring. Abby is seeing lots of red flags, including the fact that Toby, a very capable lawyer, cannot stand up to his overbearing mother.

Lots of very humorous subplots, as Abby's flower shop is chosen as a film location. Her assistan...more
Delores
Gotta love the first-reads giveaways - thank you very much! Basic story line: Abby is a floral designer/business owner who is engaged to an aristocrat. However, her Cinderella story begins to unravel one thread at a time. There is love, heartbreak, friendship, passion, secrets, humor, and emotional issues. Will she end up with Prince Charming or is her prince really a frog?

This book is perfect to start off the summer season. A definite beach read or something to read in between "heavy stuff." It...more
tj
This book was a little hard to get into at first. There are a lot of characters and frankly, some of them aren't all that likable. I found myself getting really irritated with the best friend, and by page 7 I was hoping she would be killed off, and soon.

It wasn't long before I found myself becoming more interested, and this ended up being an enjoyable read. In addition to the main story, there are a lot of sub-stories which added depth to minor characters and a realism to the novel as a whole. O...more
Roxanne / RoMoSquare
I won this as a First Reads on Goodreads almost 2 years ago and promptly forgot I had it. The good news with this book is that I found it very different than most Brit-Chick-Lit in that the female main character was intelligent and didn't need a strong man to rescue her from her lack of self confidence. But I found the central conflicts to be boring, and the main story didn't really get going until over halfway through the book. I also found the writing to be so bold that it was on the border of...more
Sunshine
Stay far far away from this book if you have a brain. Reading this was like someone put a woodpecker next to my head that was instructed to drill in lousy writing, an abundance of rom-com cliches and a total lack of drama. I kept reading it because I don't like reading books and not finishing them, but I'm currently at page 260 and will now be tossing it in the garbage. The writer tries to add in conflict but rather than letting the conflict boil and giving them something to fight over, the char...more
Virginia Campbell
FORGET ME KNOT (Thank you, Good Reads) is a naughty bit of British fluff, infused with humor and sex. The heroine of the story, Abby, runs a successful flower shop, but her life is filled with people who are not always whom they would appear to be. Her fiance, Toby, is impeccably gorgeous and increasingly remote. She meets an attractive and kind young man, Dan, when they become stuck together in an elevator. He seems to be a regular Joe, struggling to complete the low-budget film he wrote, direc...more
Mary
If you like British Chick Lit then you'll enjoy this book from Sue Margolis. Forget Me Knot was an enjoyable read from beginning to end. I've been reading a lot of these books lately with characters I can't relate to because they aren't real - Abby, the main character is. She owns a flower shop, comes from an average family, and has a few close friends. She's engaged but her fiance works too hard - or so she thinks. She meets a guy she connects but nothing happens because she's engaged. I loved...more
Katherine
Although not exactly the type of book I would normally read, this did at least capture my attention long enough for me to make it through the book with no problem. And while not exactly laugh-out-loud funny (to me at least), there were plenty of moments that made me smile. The story was definitely original, and I enjoyed the way the little side plots (like shop assistant Martin and his ex-boyfriend Christian's battle for custody of their St. Bernard, Debbie Harry) worked their way into the main...more
Susan
Flower shop owner Abby and lawyer Toby are engaged, despite her poor background and his wealthy, socially connected family. But, hurrying to meet Toby's mother for the first time, Abby ends up stuck on an elevator with handsome Dan. It turns out that he is also the movie director who has arranged to use her shop as a location for his new film. It's not just meeting Dan that makes Abby unhappy about her relationship with Toby--he never has time for her, and their sex life is nonexistent. Both men...more
LoudVal
Had to get out of the office today, and went on a walk to my local library that is quite small. I usually order titles in from other locations. This time, since I had nothing waiting on the hold shelf, I walked through, chanced upon this cute and just a bit dirty book.

Lovely romance story that could never possibly happen -- especially since the protag owns her own flower shop, and having been the daughter of a florist, if her upstart business was flourishing so well, she would NOT have had time...more
Aunt Re
this is what i call a "beach" read because it is light and interesting. Sue Margolis makes her characters come alive and her sense of humor is evident throughout. i especially liked the witty comments of Soph's Jewish parents ..."Sammy, do you have the time? Tell me something, Faye. Do I look like a clock?"
This is a book full of dialogue while i would have preferred that Margolis spend some time developing her characters through introspection, giving us insight into their thoughts and motives mo...more
Angela
Thanks for the book Goodreads!

Book is about an ordinary woman who worked hard to acquire her own flower shop, but falls in love with a wealthy lawyer (Toby), who isn't all he seems to be, or is he? She has two great friends (Martin who is gay & Soph who is Jewish) and of course all their romances come into play within the story.

I did like this book, but felt it was very wordy when it really didn't need to be. Parts of the story were very predictable also, but still a worthwhile, lightheart...more
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Sue Margolis is the author of nine books, which have more than half a million copies in print from Bantam Dell. She lives in England, where she's at work on her next novel.

Sue worked as a reporter for the BBC, before leaving broadcasting to write her first novel. She lives in London with her journalist husband Jonathan. They have three grown up children. Sue’s hobbies include napping, constantly i...more
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