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Forget the Stars

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  600 ratings  ·  175 reviews
"You're my best friend."
"You're mine."
"I'm yours."

Guitarist Chad Wilcox's life isn't going according to plan.

At thirty, he never thought he'd still be unmarried and living with his parents. And with the added stress of his poor health, he's convinced the only thing within his control is the success he's found as a rock star.

After reconnecting with his childhood best f
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Published August 26th 2019
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Jacob Proffitt
Dec 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: unfinished
At not quite a third in I've had it with Chad. He's a mopey coward with zero appeal and I have no idea why Molly is giving him the time of day. I mean, tattooed guitarist in a band is nice but his personality is all vapid dishrag. Three datapoints to illustrate. He's had bowel issues (all his life) he labels irritable bowel syndrome that interferes constantly in his life but he won't see a doctor because "it might be bad". He's been with a girlfriend for ten years but she doesn't want to live wi ...more
Reading Addict
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading an early copy of Forget the Stars and let me say that Chad's story will not disappoint you! If you have been reading this series since Daises and Devin, you have come to know Chad Wilcox, the tatted Texan guitar player. Chad is now turning 30 and for him it's a big deal. He had a vision for his life and that included being married and possibly having a couple of kids. His girlfriend of 8 years was never on board with Chad's plan and he wonders if its just not meant to be. ...more
Bookgasms Book Blog
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shelly
This is the first book I’ve ever read by Kelsey Kingsley and – holy buckets, you guys – it was such a delight! Such an emotional, feel-good, unexpected surprise.

I L-O-V-E-D it.

I don’t even know where to start with all the flaily gushing I have to do! Which awesome bit of adorableness and emotional perfection do I pick first?

The band, maybe? The guys? The adorably fun bromance that occasionally acted like a sisterhood? Those yahoos caused my heart to literally bubble over with glee at their ut
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Could not put this book down!!! Forget the Stars is an extremely entertaining read that pulled me in from page one, and I was addicted to every word! I loved Molly and Chad and my heart reached out to them, cheering them on from the beginning.
Zilpha Owens
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, read-2019
4.5 Wish List Stars

I think my heart broke with the opening pages. And I’m sure it was supposed to because Kelsey Kingsley is good like that. Those feelings and emotions, happy or sad, are what I’ve come to expect from her stories and it’s what I love about them too. She writes a beautiful romance about life - the good and the bad.

Chad Wilcox is a loving son and fantastic band member but he wants more. He wants a wife and family. He wants to feel better. I wanted more for him. He deserves it.

Donna Ladd
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an early copy of Forget the Stars from Kelsey Kingsley and holy smokes! I love Chad and Molly! This may be my favorite story so far! I love how real her characters are.
Aug 26, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)

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Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love Ms. Kingsley’s adore her! This book just enforces why I recommend her to everyone!

Do you know when you start reading a series s characters are introduced and you just hope that they get their own books? Welp.....welcome to Chad’s Book!!!! I LOVE Chad and adored Molly so much!!!

Their story was complete and pure love!!! The pain the Chad endures, I just could not imagine!! And Molly.....I just loved how she was there for Chad, wanting to help. You could tell from the written
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I make no excuses for my love of Kelsey Kingsley's characters, and this Forget the Stars is no exception. We met our successful guitarist in previous books. Chad (Chaddington Bear, oh my gosh) is thirty and not where he thought he'd be at this age. He is living at home between tours with a over-involved parents, has a girlfriend who won't commit, and has some serious health issues that are getting worse. He also has some lingering guilt for treating his childhood friend and neighbor, Molly, poor ...more
L.J. Evans
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kelsey Kingsley's stories always bring emotion and poetry. Her words are powerful, and this story is no exception. Chad and Molly's story is real and beautiful. You won't want to miss this lovely story!

"If I could just stop time from carrying on, I would never, ever choose to leave this moment for as long as I lived. Just to be free and happy, with her."
Julia Wolf
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Forget the
I'll be honest and say this is my first Kelsey Kingsley book, even though I have been recommended her books in the past. I'll be going back and reading the ones I've missed, because her writing style is so easy to read. For me, this book was like letting out a sigh while wrapped up in a fuzzy blanket, rocking in my favorite rocking chair on a wraparound porch under a moonlit sky.

It *feels* comfortable, but not boring in the least. As Molly, the heroine in the story says,
Leisa Ann
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have absolutely loved every member of this band and Chad's book was no different.....except that it was. You see Chad is battling a health issue that he would like to ignore and will it to go away except he can't. Molly helps him not only seek the medical help he needs but helps him accept his diagnosis and shows him the true meaning of love. This book is full of life lessons and life advice.....bullying can leave life long scars... people come into our lives for a reason... everyone is fighti ...more
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Forget the Stars is a wonderful romantic story of two childhood friends, separated in their high school years, then finding their way back to one another many years later. Whilst I absolutely adored Molly and Chads story I feel like it's important to say the issues addressed in this book were absolutely awe inspiring. I don't think I know of one person who can't relate to at least one of the issues described. The authenticity of the words in this story is beautiful. The good and the bad. All of ...more
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What does it say about an author and her work when the tag line for my review heading comes from the acknowledgements and not the body of the book? With this author, I can tell you it speaks to her beautiful, compassionate heart that she pours freely into her work, every single time. With this book, I dare say, that’s even more true.

Chad Wilcox, guitarist for the insanely hot rock group, Devin O'Leary and the Blue Existence, thought by the time he turned thirty his life would look a little diff
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kelsey Kingsley tackles a serious illness that people don't talk about and she does it with beauty and grace. Chad and Molly have to deal with some really serious issues but they do it together and very well. When the story seemed to be getting a little too heavy, Sebastian was there to make me laugh out loud! All the characters we have come to know and love from the first three books are back plus the addition of Chad and Molly's parents. I can't recommend this book enough. I wish I could give ...more
Michelle Krystel
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advance readers copy of this book and have decided to write a voluntary honest review. I've always hated bullying it truly rubs me the wrong way. Chad's and Molly book showed me that there are even adult Billy's till this day and its really sad, because as adults we shouid know better. And bullying someone over a medical condition that's just really ugly. With weight you can always try change your diet exercise etc. But with no cure medical condition you have to livevit with it. I ...more
Teresa Carnegie
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kelsey gets me with the feels every book of hers I read, and Forget the Stars is no different. It’s a friends-to-lovers story dealing with a chronic illness and insecurities. The love story isn’t easy or pretty while these two characters reconnect during a difficult time, but yet it is. The love Molly and Chad share is beautiful, deep, and touching. Kelsey created a beautiful story that shows the effects chronic illness has on everyone as well as both sides of a story involving bullies and their ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Chad is a guitarist in a band, who is home to stay with his parents before the bands next tour. Chad is reflecting back on his personal life as it has not panned out the way he envisaged it would at turning 30 as well as having being diagnosed with a serious illness, and he runs into his childhood best friend, Molly. It is beautiful to read how Molly and Chad’s slowly blooming love develops. This is a well written story which has me intrigued and hooked throughout. I look forward to reading more ...more
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was sooo good!

I have been looking forward to reading about Chad getting his HEA, and Molly was the most perfect heroine that could ever be written for him.

I highly recommend reading this book as soon as it’s available! It’s timely, with the subject matter, and shows compassion for something most people don’t want to talk about.
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This is the story of Chad and Molly, who have been best friends since birth. That is until , high school , they drift apart and finally reconnect !

I have never cheered for a couple to make it, as I did for these two. I instantly loved them and their bond and ease of friendship was so refreshing and as Molly put it ... “He smelled good, like summers, youth, nostalgia and innocence “.. that’s what I loved the nostalgia and the youth and watching these two .. have a past and hopefully a presen
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kelsey Kingsley fan for life!

Chad and Molly's story is a refreshing and romantic one telling of a lost friendship rediscovered. I love the fact that this story is told from both perspectives and uses flashbacks to explain their history. After rekindling their friendship, they must overcome very real trials and I admire the honesty and compassion the characters possess. I absolutely loved this story and will be reading all other books by Kelsey Kingsley!
Katie  Dickey
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Chally 4EVA

I'm a big Kelsey fan, so I knew I'd love this book before knowing anything about it. What I didn't know is how deep it would move me. I should have known though, because she always finds a way to break the mold and set a new standard of excellence.
Chad and Molly were bffs until the teen years and life separated them. When they meet up again they automatically fall back into sync with each other, as if those years apart didn't change anything. Their story feels like home, it feels lik
Bree Rock N Read
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Forget the Stars was absolutely amazing.

Chad and Molly were, at one point, inseparable. Then life happened. Forget the Stars is the emotional journey of two best friends reconnecting and exploring the second chance designed in the stars.

There is just something about a vulnerable hero that gets me every time and Chad Wilcox was no exception. His pain becomes your pain thanks to Kelsey’s descriptive writing and the ability to invoke emotional pull. And, with a nickname like Chaddington Bear, he is
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Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have never read a book like this and I can almost guarantee I never will again! This is a story in a class all by itself. I need a day to absorb all that this book is saying before I can write a review worthy of this book.

This story is about bullying, quiet turmoil, best friends, what true friendship is, lifelong friendship, hidden shame, forgiveness, hope, love and unrequited love, family love, family from outside, illness, quality of life, and lack of quality of life, self esteem, what good
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Forget the Stars" is an emotional and inspiring read, continuing the story of Devin O'Leary's band mates with this exploration of Chad Wilcox's (aka Chaddington Bear by Sebastian) life. Each member of the band has faced challenges in life and love, and Chad is no exception. What makes this book shine is Kelsey Kingsley's thoughtful and sensitive portrayal of an illness that is still too often shrouded in secrecy and shame because of the social taboos inherent in the disease. Kingsley doesn't sh ...more
Laura Nelson (Tangents and Tissues)
Do you know what I love most about this author? It’s how fearless she is in her writing. Kelsey is not afraid to tackle tough subjects. And in Forget the Stars, she once again works her magic!

Chad Wilcox, guitarist with Devin O’Leary and the Blue Existence, has always been a bit of an enigma to me. He’s always seemed slightly apart from the others. As if something was holding him back. Yeah, he laughed and joked with the others. His love and care were obvious, but you could tell he was hiding so
Britt The Hatters
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-favorites, faves
I can’t forget the stars when I have to give this book all the stars! Seriously. All the stars in the universe. I can’t even begin to tell you how special Forget The Stars is. I just want to go around to everyone I know yelling “READ THIS BOOK!” First things first, Forget the stars is the first book I have ever read that has been so open, honest and real about IBD. Actually it’s the first book I have ever encountered with any character that has an IBD. And let me tell you, that means something. ...more
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful book hug from Miss Kingsley. Her writing style is familiar and comforting and her characters are rounded, real and like old friends.
I really enjoyed this visit with Chad and Molly. It’s heartbreaking and heartwarming in equal measure. This story touches on some very sensitive subjects and blows them wide open.
I admire the author for writing a hero who is not perfect and showing some real life troubles and illness... not everything is gold rimmed and sometimes life sucks!
I loved
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite reads of 2019, for sure. I’ve been highly anticipating Molly and Chad’s story, and oh my gosh - it did NOT disappoint. Chad’s life is chaotic for most of the story, but once he figures out what will make him happy - and healthy - again, he finally gets the wish he’s been waiting on for what feels like his whole life. Chad’s character is sexy and stunning, but he’s also very sick and in denial over how he and others will handle the impending diagnosis. I thought Kingsle ...more
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When I was a wee lassie, I was told by my preschool teachers that I was a natural at storytelling. When I was just a little older than that, an old friend's mother said to me, "Kelsey, one day your books are going to be on the shelves at the library."

Well, Diane, I don't know if my books are ever going to be on the shelves of libraries, but I'm sure as hell going to try.

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