Release Date: June 3, 2019 Publisher: Tule Publishing Format: E-book and Print
Laurel Moore might have had to leave her prized job as an assistant chef in one of NYC's swankiest restaurants to take care of her brother and mother after her father’s death, but she’s not giving up on her dream. Nope. She’s going to turn her father’s debt-ridden, greasy spoon bar and restaurant into a destination gastropub that will bring life back to her small, struggling town. Laurel faces resistance on all sides, but it’s running into her first love, reformed bad boy Jonah Gardiner, that really throws her off her stride. Worse, he’s more tempting than ever.
Spurred on by Laurel’s rejection a decade ago, Jonah cleaned up his act and became an academic and psychologist, who helps everyone understand their feelings except himself. He can think of a million reasons why he and Laurel need to stay at arms' length, but when she shares her new recipes with him, it seems like foreplay. And that’s just the beginning…
Can he and Laurel seize a second chance or will she destroy the peace he's worked so hard for?
"It’s not always easy to realistically portray the mindset or the recovery process of a recovering alcoholic or those headed down that dark path, yet Kimberley Ash has given us the ultimate results of alcoholism and the true battle some people fight against every single day while weaving a touching second chance romance for Laurel and Jonah. If alcoholism is a trigger for you then you have been warned. [...] FORGET ME is an emotionally intense story with characters that are completely believable. Their struggle to get through each day, to carve out a life for themselves in spite of circumstances is evident and simply makes their story more realistic." --Marsha, Keeper Bookshelf
"I’m a big fan of second chance romances and this ticked the boxes. It wasn’t an insta-love story and nothing was quick and simple. The road to happiness wasn’t the direct one. Laurel couldn’t save her father but she played a part in saving Jonah although he is fully aware that the temptation never fully leaves him. The alcoholism issue was dealt with sensitively and was written well and you could feel Laurel’s inner conflict at trying to help everyone but not feeling like she was making much headway. Laurel and Jonah had sweet Chemistry together and there coming back together was heartwarming and their intimate scenes were both comical and hot and the chemistry was obvious. The writing was very good and it was fast paced and the actual romance made you feel all warm and giddy inside. This was my first outing with a Kimberley Ash novel but it certainly won’t be my last." --Yvonne M., NetGalley
"What made me like this book is it showed how people handled grief as well as how people rise up from all the extreme unfortunes that just happens in life sometimes." --Nicole, Not Again Nicole
"This, the second in the Van Allen Brothers series is just as great as the first, Forgive Me. I cannot wait for the final book, Free Me, to come out." --Paula P., Goodreads
"I loved even more that [Kimberley] wrote down two recipes in the back of hte book. I made the recipes and my bake/cook loving heart nearly exploded from pure happiness." --Catherine, NetGalley
"Forget Me is the second book I have read by Kimberley Ash recently. This is a writer that takes has taken alcoholism by the horns showing the destruction not only to the individual but also to the family, including generational fallout as well." --Paula, Goodreads
"I liked this story and the secondary characters added a lot of interest the plot. The baggage that Laurel and Jonah have to deal with was intense at times. They are a hot couple, both in and out of the bedroom." --LJT, Goodreads
"This book pulled me in from the start. I enjoyed seeing Laurel and Jonah discover love again. The scenes were very realistic. The author described addiction and what it can do, to the person and everyone close to them, very well in this book. Be warned this is an emotional story, but well worth the tears you might shed." --Janine, Goodreads