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4.11  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Stella Brady was the epitome of indulgence. With a history of seducing gorgeous men, wrecking hotel rooms and provoking scandalous rumors, fame rewarded her extravagant behavior. Nothing was off limits when it came to gratifying her desires, except the one thing she craved most of all-anonymity.
In a strange twist of fate, a tragic accident robs Stella of all memories past
Published (first published January 10th 2015)
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Nov 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

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Forgetting is a story of being able to change your life. A story about a new chance with an old love. And most of all, a story of second chances. A story that shows sometimes bad things happen, and out of them comes the chance to experience the most beautiful journey in finding yourself and who you really are.

Stella Brady is a rock star. She lives the typical life. Sex. Drugs. Rock and Roll. That is until an accident happens and leaves her lost of all her current memories. She wakes
The beginning started as a 4 star read for me, interesting premise, wild girl forgets who she is, rediscovers her past.

It tapered off to a 3 star after lack of dramatics, good sex and interesting hero. The 'secret' was eked out for far too long and it was the only thing left to keep it going.
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for a honest review. This story put my emotions on a roller coaster ride. I was not expecting this story and everything that happens in it. Stella is your typical rock star, so it seems in the beginning. When she is in a horrible accident, we quickly learn a whole other side of her. This side is who she was suppose to be but something happened to her, which changed her whole life and she ran away. Because of her horrible accident, she is back at the place she never wanted to re ...more
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Normally when I finish a book I sit on it for a couple of days so that I can digest it, think about it. But in an attempt at keeping a New Year’s resolution to write reviews immediately after reading and the need to deal with all of the feels this book left me with, here I am, immediately writing about it.

The most beautiful things are born out of the most agonizing of places. A crucial reminder of how short and precious l
Lustful Literature
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing

“We have no way of knowing what tomorrow will hold, we only have the present to make choices that will hopefully lead us to what we consider our destiny. The key to resilience is finding a way to see love through the rubble of a broken heart and realizing it was only one vessel.”

Oh JL Brooks how do I love thee let me count the ways. I honestly love JL Brooks for numerous reasons but the one that I always say is, she is real! Her writing is real. She isn’t afraid to go outs
Janet Overstreet
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC of this book to read for an honest review.

Stella Brady, a 33 year old rock star, has a skiing accident that leaves her with amnesia. When she awakens she cannot remember anything from the time she was seventeen years old. She returns home to stay with her parents while she is recuperating. It is very daunting and stressful for Stella while she's learning, remembering events, and finding out about consequential decisions she made in her life from the time she was seventeen. As
Karen Tribble
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read an Advanced Reader Copy. I started reading this book this afternoon and could not put it down. Although it is different from the books I normally read, it was VERY captivating and held my interest on what mysterious twists and turns the characters were going to take. I really enjoyed the development of her storyline. This book is about Life's many choices and which road we choose to take. It is about different kinds of love. Love is Patient, Love is Kind, it is Enduring & Selfless. Perhap ...more
Toni Gaines
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a great book. The only reason it took 3 days to read was because I had no choice to put the iPad down or I would have read it in one day. The characters came to life and felt like they were my friends.
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
JL Brooks rocks my socks off :)
Nic Spears
Jan 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
** review for BareNakedWords **

JL Brooks has delivered a magnificent story of second chances; in love and in life. A story of love, loss and reconnecting. A story that shows that bad things can happen, but with it comes a chance to rediscover who you are and who you want to be.

“We have no way of knowing what tomorrow will hold, we only have the present to make choices that will hopefully lead us to what we consider our destiny....You still have eyes, ears, hands and mouth. Use them to guide you
Kelly Marie
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Unforgettable! This is your next great book hangover! The characters or so in sync with each other and incredibly written. You feel like you are one of them and right in the middle of the story. This is an intense rollercoaster of a story with as many highs as there are lows. The storyline starts off with a bang and doesn't stop. Stella is your typical rock star, throwing guys away, doing drugs, and living the life. This is all erased from her memory in an instant. She then stays with her parent ...more
Jamie  Zishka
Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Forgetting was a story about a girl lost in so many ways when she had her memory and then when its lost she tries to find her way again trying to remember and forget all the bad things. This book will make you realize that maybe losing your memory isn't such a bad thing and that maybe starting out fresh will make you realize that maybe life wasn't as bad as it was portrayed. Stella and Julian's story was simply a romance like no other I truly enjoyed there journey. I would give this book a 4 sta ...more
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
After I read the teaser to Forgetting in Shades of Pink, I could not get Stella out of my own memory. I was left wondering what the hell would happen to this crazy rock star with such a death wish. Who was she before she became this hard ass?

I love Stella and Julian's story. Talk about two people destined to be together! Misunderstandings and stubborn pride took them away from each other and lives happened. When an accident brings them back together and their past is revealed ...ever so slowly
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Heart warming story and painful when a life altering moment happens...

Meet Stella Brady singing superstar. Everything comes easy to her..Stella gets whatever it is she wants. Men flock to her nothing is out of her reach which comes with no regrets.. Her lifestyle is where ever the wind blows..That's until the accident and nothing is the same.
Stella becomes a different person. The old person she once was is gone. Or is she? She has returned home to Mooresville where she grew up, and staying with
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Stella Brady has a reputation for her extravagant behavior, and boy has she earned it! Her life in the fast lane includes having one gorgeous man after another,using hardcore drugs, and trashing hotel rooms. However, all this comes to a screeching halt when she is involved in a tragic accident that leaves her with amnesia. She can't remember anything past the age of seventeen. After returning to her childhood home, Stella must try to merge her memories of the past with those from her current lif ...more
Hooked On Books
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book had me on an emotional roller coaster, from the beginning to the end. Julian and Stella's story is about love, loss, grief, hope, tragedy, secrets, choices and consequences. These two characters fell in love. A choice made by someone other than them changed the course of their lives that separated them, but a tragedy brought them back together but can they survive the hard road ahead of them to stay together. With no memories after age 17, Stella must follow a hard road back to where s ...more
Debi Barnes- Mean Girls Luv Books
Where do I begin? I loved this book! I was sucked in immediately and couldn’t put this book down. I even made my kindle read to me in my car on the way into work. JL Brooks really did a great job bringing me into the story to the point that it was my life for 24 hours.
Stella Brady is a rock chick who used her partying ways to keep people away. She had walls built around her since leaving her family and friends behind. Fate stepped in and forced her to start again. Enter Julian. He is gorgeous,
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have read all of JL Brooks' books as they have been released. When I was contacted to read an advanced copy of Forgetting, I was floored. I jumped at the chance, and fell in love with her writing all over again. This book, and it's characters, pulled at my heartstrings from the first page.

Stella and Julian both have to face problems that millions of people can relate to. They were beautifully developed, and their individual stories had me striving to find out what was going to happen in their
Jody Pardo
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Forgetting by JL Brooks

Be sure to have a box of tissues next to you while reading this. Forgetting was such a emotional read. JL Brooks has done it again.

Stella Brooks, a 33 year old rock star that has the life of sex drugs and rock and roll until an accident on the ski slopes changes everything. Stella now has amnesia with her only remembering things up to 17 years old, after that she does not remember her life she has had.
Returning home with her parents to heal, she is lear
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books you can't really review because of the emotions that be scattered all over the place. Before I started I prepared myself and sent JL Brooks a personal message to see how much will I cry. I knew going in from the synopsis that it will be a tear jerker but what I didn't count on was losing myself from beginning to end. Yelling at my kids to be quiet because I didn't want to lose my spot as part of the story. Stella and Julian was just like watching two friends overcome w ...more
Bridger Bitches
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sophie, arc
JL Brooks really out did herself with this one. This is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful love stories I have read in a long time. Stella has quickly become one of my favorite female characters. Her inner strength through such a trying time was inspiring. Then there was Julian, swoothworthy Julian captured my heart from the very beginning. This book has literally left me speechless. While it is a beautiful love story it is soooooo much more. A story about finding your path in life and rea ...more
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This story blew me away... I liked Stella the minute I met her.... But little did I know how much I would love her even more by the end of this book... This story takes you on a real journey if you let it.... We all struggle with life's decisions and obstacles that are thrown out way in life... How you deal with them and where you end up is truly down to you!

You can sit back and let life go on its merry way or you can grab it and live the life you want.... They say things happen for a reason? W
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I got this book as a ARC and instantly fell in love. I have laughed and cried. This has to be my favorite J L book!!!! This book is fantastically written. Stella's story is one of tragedy which gives her a second chance at true love. I highly recommend this book for everyone to read!!!! Thank you for everything J L Brooks!!! Much love! ...more
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another brilliant read. The book world really needs to meet JL Brooks. Her writing style is amazing & never a full moment. All of her books I haven't been able to walk away from, they are so entertaining & exciting, I have to engulf in one setting. *** Claps Hands, well done sister! *** ...more
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow what can I say what a book. The journey that Stella and Julian take through out the book keep me enthralled through out, having to make decisions that affect your life affect everyone around you, it can be scary, but wow, loved this book,
Okay, I'm gonna put this on hold. ...more
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars. Review to come!
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Next to Rotten I think this might be one of my favorites from JL Brooks yet!! Please see my full review at
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Be sure to have box of tissues next to you while reading this! This was such a emotional read for me. Amazing story you will get lost in and just say WOW!
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars.

Amazing... Full review to come closer to release date.
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JL Brooks is a former columnist turned novelist. What started as a bet changed her entire course in life. With a passion for adventure, she believes everyone has a story to tell. Chances are she will try to convince you to tell yours.

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"History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it."

-Winston Churchill


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