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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 friend, Chad sets into motion a new plan to regain cont
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Expected publication: August 26th 2019
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B. C. Booklover Omg, Sebastian's son..loved young Greyson, can't wait for his story. More Sebastian in that process, yes PLEASE!
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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
Leanne
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
Dana
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love Ms. Kingsley writing...like 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 w
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Kurt
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have enjoyed all of the author’s books and this one is no exception!

The story of the other members of Devin’s band continues with the story of Chad, or Chaddington Bear, as Sebastian likes to call him.

Chad and Molly had been best friends since childhood, together every year in school until high school. They were separated into two separate wings of high school and soon drifted apart. Chad wanted to be one of the “cool” kids; Molly just wanted to survive the abuse and bullying from the other k
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Mary S.
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love reading Chad story. This story definitely hit on so many hard places that us as human beings live through and the difficulties we have in facing them. Chad and Molly was not a easy journey they had to go through. I'm happy they got that love that is so beautiful from being friends and then becoming much more for one another. It was a beautiful read I'm so looking forward for more from this author.
Sheila
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
Paulette
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
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BookAddict
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
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Bree Shearer
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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Britt Franks Red Hatter Book Blog
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
Sarah
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
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Jamie
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"If it made you feel any better, I'd dim the stars if I could. If it meant you'd feel that much brighter."

I swear this band is like family! The banter and love that leaps off the page just proves Kelsey's gift of writing. It brings me so much joy.
And another example of her amazing writing is you could read this as a standalone, if you wanted to (not sure why you would). Though this world is awesome to be in and I wouldn't want to miss out 😉

Anyway.... Now that I'm done fangirling, let me tell you
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Ebonie
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
Bree
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Molly and Chad were childhood friends, until high school happened. In a very realistic case of growing apart, they find themselves almost strangers as they turn 30. It's a great reminder that the right thing has to happen at the right time, and these two are so, so right. Chad struggles with the kind of symptoms nobody likes to talk about, yet so many people have experienced, at least on a less serious level. He's this beautiful tattooed rockstar who is so embarrassed by his illness, he won't ev ...more
Zilpha Owens
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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.

Moll
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Zoe
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Forget The Stars
Kelsey Kingsley
“Imagine that great big sky with only one star. How underwhelmin’ it’d be ... The stars aren’t in competition Molls. They sky is big enough for all of ‘em, and every single one is needed to help each other shine and become a part of somethin’ huge and beautiful.”
At a time when Chad is at his lowest he comes to the realisation that his girlfriend of 8 years treats him like dirt. She is not by his side and is scathing of his illness. She becomes his ex. Chad deserv
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Debbie
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-read-2019
Honestly I am not sure where to start with this review, the book was amazing and I would give it more stars if I could! The fact it went into depth about a real medical condition was fantastic. There was just so much I loved about this book!

Molly and Chad had been raised as best friends since birth, he protected her and they promised to be best friends forever! But, promises aren’t always kept, feelings get hurt and hearts get broken!

Devin’s band needs an opening act and after hearing Molly sin
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Katia Hatter
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Just...wow.

I’m writing this as a long time fan of Kelsey’s work. I’ve absolutely devoured everything she has written to date, and I hand loved them all. This book, however, is in a class by itself.

Like her other works, Kelsey relates the Journey her characters take. Each journey is as unique as the character, and each journey, at least for me, is relatable to me on some level. In this book, our hero, Chad, and our heroine, Molly, are on a journey of self-acceptance. Both have experienced
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Julia Wolf
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Forget the Stars...wow.
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,
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Kristy Odom
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved Chad’s story! I found things in common with both of the characters. I found each so relatable, and was overwhelmed by the talent of this author. She took something none of us want to talk about, and used it to tell a beautiful story of two friends who fell in love. Chad was romantic, and knew what he wanted. Molly just knew she wanted him.

I wanted to swoon as he talked to her. “Imagine that great big sky with only one star. How underwhelm in’ it’d be,” he spoke, his voice low and gruff
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Hazel Leonard
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was lucky to receive an Arc if this book. I love Kelsey Kingsley’s writing, I get hooked by the first page and can’t wait to dive into the next. Chad and Molly childhood friends, who drifted apart when teenage hormones raged and Chad gave up being true to their friendship. Reconnected they discover that maybe they were always best friends and they just shouldn’t waste anymore time. Chad is living with a secret, his sometimes debilitating stomach issues. It’s interesting in this day and age how ...more
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
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Beth
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Once again I am so over the moon with Kelsey and her writing! I love that she takes on tough subjects and breathes a beautiful story into them! Chad and Molly are amazing I love how they got their 2nd chance. This story has so much heart and soul! We in life are never prepared for a life changing illness so many don't talk about it. For those who have had their lives flipped upside down by illnesses this book was a bright star in the night that your not alone!
Love how you have done it again! Goo
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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
Kate
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My heart just melts. This story leaves you with warm, mushy, gooey insides. My heart exploded with the companionship, loyalty, and perpetual friendship that there was between Chad and Molly. The admiration and love I have for this book have no bounds. Chad is the ultimate book boyfriend. Even though you can sense that his girlfriend detests him, he still is loyal and works hard at the relationship. When Chad loves, he loves with his whole body and soul. Molly is a forever friend. No matter how y ...more
Mrs K
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story relays the reality that hidden conditions can affect people in truly different ways. Encompassing how reactions to those conditions are verbalised, displayed and perceived.
Chad has grown up with Molly, but due to preconceptions and peer pressure, he has also grown apart from her. A chance encounter, orchestrated by meddlesome Mothers reunites these conjoined souls.
Molly thought she was over her reaction to run from situations which she doesn’t want to face, however she comes to the re
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Jay
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book shines so bright! Kelsey never disappoints. Her way with words is a joy to read. I love the way she brings awareness and sheds light on a disease that no one talks about.

Chad and Molly are the sweetest and loving, and the way their friendship blossoms into more, just flowed and made my heart swoon. Also, the way she handles Molly and her insecurities is so well written. These characters have to deal with public scrutiny and ugliness that people aim towards them. They stay strong and al
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Nicole Chu
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kelsey has done it again!!!!
This story is phenomenal from start to end!
I do not even know where to begin because I loved everything about this book everything!
I loved Dev, Seb and Jon’s stories and was excited to read Chad’s story.
Also side note I call my son Baby Bear so that made my heart sing.
The story of Chad and Molly is one that starts at their beginnings and then takes a turn. I was on the edge of my seat seeing where these two took each other.
I also waited for things to get weird but the
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Payton Box
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story was amazing! I typically avoid a lot of books about people with diseases after the whole YA books with cancer trend happened but this book handled the disease story line perfectly. It explained the situation and how each person feels and reacts, but most of all it teaches that if we truly love someone as a person then we love them diseases and all. This book showed that perfectly with Chad's friends and family, who showed him that this disease didnt make them see him as anything less. ...more
ROBIN RUIZ
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow.

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
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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.

When I'm not writing stor
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