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Can't Forget You

(Risking It All #3)

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YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST LOVE

Jessica Flynn can't wait to buy up that patch of unspoiled North Carolina woodland next door and expand her spa. What could be more sensuous than a hot-tub soak under the stars? Jessica would love to bask in the romantic view herself-but first she needs to find the right man to join her in this fantasy. Back in high school, she thought that
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Published December 19th 2017 by Forever
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Claire Robinson
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - "I'd hate you if I didn't want you so damn much..." Stars!

We return to Haven, North Carolina for the third book in Rachel Lacey’s outstanding Risking it All series.



I have a huge soft spot for this series, in that it introduced me to Rachel’s wonderfully warm writing style and likeable characters, I have loved each and every book in this series, and have been dying to read Mark and Jessica’s book, Can’t Forget You did not disappoint in any way, and it was great to finally get into Mark’s head
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WhiskeyintheJar
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: series, contemporary
Hero broke up with heroine after high school without a goodbye to join the army. A suicide bomber ends his career and he comes back state side to run an adventure company with two buddies. The hero and heroine end up having to buy a parcel of land together and reconnect from there.

This was so lifeless and had a couple paint-by-numbers points, highschool love, PTSD from military service, and abandonment issues from parents. Then had a couple random thrown in points, heroine suffering from myste
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Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
3.5 stars
This is another novel that although it's a third in a series, it can still be easily read as a standalone. It will spoil the relationships that develop in those two previous books though. I haven't read the two previous books in this series but after reading this novel, I'm interested in going back and reading about those two other relationships.

This was a cute and fun read but it also included a modicum of depth and level of seriousness. In fact, at one point, I thought the story was
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Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

I’ve enjoyed Rachel Lacey’s Risking It All series immensely and Can’t Forget You was a great addition to the series. Teenage lovers are reunited in this contentious yet heart- warming romance.

I’m always a bit fascinated when people who were together in high school are reunited years later and the attraction and passion is still there despite the years apart. In this case the boy from the wrong side of the tracks joined the Army and left the good girl without even a good-bye. Ten years later he i
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⚜️Trea
FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM THE PUBLISHER/AUTHOR THROUGH NET GALLEY. I VOLUNTARILY OFFER MY HONEST REVIEW OF THE BOOK, THOUGH IT IS NOT EXPECTED OF ME! RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW!

I've been pleasantly surprised by this entire series, so this book was no exception to that standard either! It made me very interested in reading more of this author's small town romances!

I really enjoyed the second chances trope i
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Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Feb 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: february-2018
MY RATING 3/5 STARS

I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

This is my first novel from Rachel Lacey and upon closer inspection of my shelves, I apparently bought two books she's written for Forever Romance. I didn't know what to expect from Rachel but I was happy with how Can't Forget You started. You're never wrong when you first start off with a book about two ex-lovers who are pitted against each other who want the same property so they can either build a bigger
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Ann Lorz
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....

I have to tell you there is nothing I like better then reading a romance and having a good feeling about the main characters. You want, no need them to be together. Right away you see that they are meant to be. Now if someone...Mark (I know, usually I'm more mad a heroine for something) would get over himself and man up we could move on and be where we need to be.

Oh he (Mark) is so frustrating. At times I wanted to
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Under the Covers Book Blog
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you've been following this series, you were probably waiting for this story just as much as I was.  Jessica and Mark were in love in high school.  He was the bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks but she felt their love would conquer all.  Until he disappeared and joined the military never to be heard of again.  Now that Mark is back in town, they've acted as if they never happened but their love for each other was always like no other.

This book was the perfect small town, second chan
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Emma
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-wishlist
The final member of the trio running Off-the-Grid adventures in the aptly named town of Haven gets his chance at a happily ever after.

Mark has always been a loner, he has a lot of emotional barriers stemming from his being placed in foster care at the age of six. Mark keeps everyone at arm's length as a way of protecting himself even if he is ultimately lonely as a result. The only person that has ever got close to cracking his shell is Jessica. They dated in high school until Mark enlisted in t
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Saly
This series started with a dud for me but ended up with the best! This is a second-chance-at love romance that was just so effortless. The hero Mark is ex-Special Forces and a quiet and private man. Although he has been back in town running his business with his friends, the heroine avoids him. These two used to be in love in high-school when the hero ended it and went to join the Army and the heroine hold a grudge because he never told her anything. These two come back in each others orbit, whe ...more
Tracy
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A fun, but emotional second chance, Can’t Forget You is a wonderful addition to the Risking it All series. It reads as a a standalone, or enjoyed with the series.

In Can’t Forget You, former high school loves rediscover each other. The chemistry they experienced as teenagers is still there, but Jessica still resents Mark for leaving, and he’s holding onto secrets.

Overall, I enjoyed this trip back to Haven, NC. The story was paced evenly and well developed. Updates
on past characters were entwine
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Michele Salls
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the story of Jessica and Mark. I thought the book flowed very well and liked that we were able to see characters from the previous books in this series.
You know it's going to be a great story when, within the first chapter, you are just begging for things to turn out right!!!
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Heather andrews
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jess is one demanding woman, and honestly I don't think Mark minds, “did you remember the condoms?” He nodded, his dark eyes heated. “Good,” she murmured against his lips. “Because after our phone call earlier, I really need to have you naked.” Mark loves to change his amd Jess's itinerary, “change of plans.” He kicked the door shut behind them. “We’re staying in tonight.” I liked this book, Mark was a diamond in the rough and I loved him. ...more
Estelle
Second-chance romance between high school sweethearts who become unlikely business partners... I really liked the heroine in this one; Jess owns a spa, is into meditation, and has a solid group of gal pals. Mark left their hometown to join the Special Forces and after an injury returns home to co-own a nature adventure business with his best friends. The new business venture causes Jess and Mark to be spending time together again and realizing what they both already know: they kinda never stoppe ...more
Hannah
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
REVIEW

I love second chance romances it's one of my favorite tropes. This one is sweet and naughty in all the right places. I became emotionally invested in the characters had me crying and laughing along the the way. Even as the third book of the series it was an easy standalone to read.

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Amy
Although this is the third book in a series, I haven't read the first two books. This read very much like a stand alone. And I enjoyed it so much that I intend to go back and read the first two in the series. I love a reunited story line and this one is a really good one. The characters were all very well fleshed out. The relationship between the hero and heroine was really sweet. It was lovely to see them reunite and come together with a new start. The hero is a bit of a tortured soul which is ...more
Dixie-Lee Campbell
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-challenge
This is an awesome book and I highly recommend for you to read this book.

(Unfortunately, I lost my full review on Goodreads ... added a short one ! )

I had been waiting a long time to finally read about Jessica and Mark's story. It definitely didn't disappoint me. It was a roller coaster of a story and very moving as Jessica became ill ....
I was very disappointed to lose my review on Goodreads ... again because I accidently (not payng attentino) switching editions !

Highly recommend this series
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Bec
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it

Jessica Flynn is looking to expand her spa and now that the land next door is up for sale, she'll do anything to buy it. But when things happen and she finds herself competing with her ex for the unspoiled piece of land, it seems the only way they'll both get what they want is to join forces and buy it together. However, Jessica never imagined she'd fall for Mark Dalton all over again. Will Mark and Jessica get their second chance at forever after, or will Mark break her heart all over again?

Wha
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Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After an injury puts an end to his military career Mark returns home to North Carolina to make his dream of co-owning an outdoor adventure business with his buddies a reality, but shortly after arriving in town he learns that someone else also has plans for the land he has his eye on. A very sweet and sexy someone, a someone that use to have claim on his heart, his ex-high school sweetheart Jessica. Seeing her again brings up a lot of old feelings, some regrets, and some serious chemistry...but ...more
Jennifer
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mark, the son of a mom who abandoned him at six years old, grew up a very angry child. His mom dropped him off at school with a note in his back pack, never to return. While bouncing around various foster homes, Mark meets Ryan and Ethan. The trio become "brothers". In high school, Mark meets and falls for Jessica. Wanting what's best for Jessica, her dad decides to have a talk with Mark with hopes of steering him in the right direction. Mark takes the advice to heart and enlists leaving Jessica ...more
Kathy
Oct 27, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.

Can't Forget You by Rachel Lacey is a wonderful second chance at love romance between former high school sweethearts. This third installment in the Risking it All series features Mark Dalton (le sigh) and Jessica Flynn and can be read as a standalone.

Mark and Jessica have avoided each other as much as possible ever since he returned to Haven to go into business with his best friends, Ethan Hunter and Ryan Blake. Of the three men, Mark is the most damaged by his childhood and he is the
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books are love
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was heartwarming and heartbreaking.

Mark will just capture your heart from the beginning. he went through so much and is a good, kind man just trying to do what he feels is right. years ago when he went into the military and let Jessica go it was because he wanted her to be free to love. Only it hurt her. He never forgot her. In fact it was memories of her that kept him going. So when Mark came back to North Carolina, he didn’t expect anything from Jessica. They had similar friends but he n
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Wit & Wonder Books

**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**


An amazing second chance story with every emotion from anger to happy tears is what you'll find in Rachel Lacey's third installment of the Risking it All series, Can't Forget you.

Sweet, kind and beautiful Jessica, she's ambitious but careful and definitely feisty. She is a strong female character, who doesn't need anyone to tell her what to do or use her whenever they feel she's needed. She gives as much as she gets and sometimes tha
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Riet De Bruin-Strijker
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading this book! I might have enjoyed it even more if I had known this was one in a series, but that’s water under the bridge now. I loved the way the story developed, the interaction between hero and heroine and the love that was still there from their teenage years, you see it actually growing in the words Rachel Lacey used. As I said before, it’s a pity I didn’t read the first two books in this series, because I have the feeling I was thrown headfirst into this passionate love-story ...more
Lynn Brooks
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once in awhile a first love burns so strong that it's ever-lasting ... and this book gives a great story detailing such a situation. It's sweet, it's sexy, it's emotionally charged! If you've read the earlier books in this series, you'll recognize most of the key players and will get an update on some of our favorite couples from the past. The storyline is well-developed with enough strife to keep us on pins and needles about whether they will be able to make a relationship work, but also a grea ...more
Teresa
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
** I have received an Arc for a honest review! **

I really enjoy reading Rachel's books. They are so full of compassion and steamy love! Can't wait for more books!

Haven,California

Jessica and Mark story-- Risking It All Series book 3
I recommend reading the other two as they introduce the characters and gives a nice background.
Jess owns a Spa.
Mark owns Off-the-Grid Adventures.

While Mark is in high school he dates Jessica. One day he decides to enlist in Army and drops Jessica in the quick of the ha
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Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
CAN’T FORGET YOU is a second chance romance between two people who have been together when they were teenagers. They’re all grown up now, and while Jessica was a responsible young woman, it was Mark who was the loose cannon of their young love. Now though, Mark knows the meaning of responsibility and perhaps wants a second chance with Jess.

I loved this story for several reasons, but the most important was that I could relate to these characters more than I did to any other favorites. Much more.
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Kristina
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
*TON OF SPOILERS*

I wanted a quick, simple read which I did get from this but oh boy did the female lead irritate me towards the end. She knows that her love interest is very private and they promised not to tell their friends about their relationship just yet--but she went ahead and told about 5 people (which he found out about because the said friends confronted him randomly one day).

Towards the beginning of the story, he discovers that his birth mother who abandoned him at the age of 6 is bac
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Angela Reed
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Can't Forget You(Risking It All )
by Rachel Lacey

I just love second chance stories. I also love small town romances. Can't Forget You is a great second chance story. Rachel Lacey's stories are powerful yet sweet and romantic. Rachel Lacey has truly shown why she is so amazing. You get everything you want in a romance novel and more. A perfectly written and perfectly told story.

We get Mark's story and let me tell you it was worth the wait. In Can't Forget You Mark and Jess were high school sweet
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Brandy Thornton
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love Rachel Lacey. And this book is one I've been DYING to read. I've been so intrigued by Mark since meeting him in Risking it all when Off the grid was opened. He was my favorite then and still is after reading his book.

Mark is brooding and mysterious. More of a loner. He did not have a great childhood and that's a big part of why he is the way he is. He is a man of few words but his actions speak volumes. The way he cares for Jessica is evident from the very beginning but he kno
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