Release Date: April 4, 2019 Publisher: Tule Publishing Format: E-book and Print
When Piper Mahoney and Lucas Richardson randomly run into each other in the lobby of a NYC hotel, three years after they shared one steamy, impossible-to-forget afternoon together, the attraction is tangible. Neither feels ready to act though. Piper has left friends and family in Boston to reboot her life after a difficult loss, while Lucas is vying for a promotion at the DA’s office and handling his own personal problems with his ailing mother. Impulsively Piper reaches out. Lucas can show her his favorite haunts in the city this summer while they enjoy a friends with benefits fling.
Lucas is tempted. He hasn’t relaxed or had fun in forever and Piper was always the one woman who got under his guard.
Can he keep Piper’s no-strings bargain even as he falls in love, or will their pasts strangle any hope for a future?
"Ms. Ash has delivered a really good read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was strong and tangible from the moment they come face-to-face; the romance was delightful, as these two take a chance on each other; and the ending had me crying for Lucas because of what happens, but had me loving that Piper didn’t give up on getting through to him since he deserved to be happy just as much as anyone. I would recommend Forgive Me by Kimberley Ash, if you enjoy second chance romances or books by authors Victoria Purman, Elsa Winckler, Eva Gaddy and Ann B. Harrison." --Harlequin Junkie
"Wow! This story crept up on me and slowly seeped into my bones. This is so much more than a love story, though it certainly is that. This book is really about the healing power of love for both Piper and Lucas. ... I loved the meticulous way that author Kimberley Ash slowly revealed their backstories and then enabled each to heal the other. I also loved supporting character Mrs K, who plays a wonderful part offering comfort, chicken noodle soup and a grandmotherly shoulder to cry on when needed. Forgive Me is well written, well paced and an utterly engaging story. It’s definitely one that will have you reaching for the tissues but for my money this is one story that’s worth reading to the end." --Shelagh, Netgalley Reviewer
"Reading about these two broken characters and how they were able to give something to the other that they were unable to give themselves was heartbreaking and real. I could feel the sorrow radiating from the main characters. Very powerful stuff and I was highly impressed. It moved me to tears and that is one of the criteria I use to judge the quality of a story. I want to feel what they feel, so that I can put my whole heart into cheering for a happy ending. The healing that Lucas and Piper accomplished, alone and together, when they had the support of a unanticipated friend who had no expectations for them was inspiring and beautiful. I felt a connection for each of the characters, and between the two." --Lara, Netgalley Reviewer
"FORGIVE ME is going to break your heart, I’ll warn you of that ahead of time, but by the story’s ending, you’ll find not only yours but Piper’s and Lucas’ hearts healed once again. It’s not going to be an easy journey to get there as they each have had so many things happen in the three years since they last met, they are certainly not the same people who spent one amazing, sizzling afternoon together. Now, life has dealt blows to them, hurts and situations that are not easily mended. They cannot go back, but maybe, for a while, they can forget with each other… until emotions that always boiled beneath the surface demand to be acknowledged. When your friends with benefits relationship is no longer enough, where do you go then?
"I didn’t see this one coming and it hit me hard. There is so much emotion in FORGIVE ME both on the surface and deep down where it hurts to just think about the emotional turmoil these characters are going through, especially Piper. I’ll leave that for you to discover on your own. If you are a reader who likes to go deeper into the characters, to understand how they got to this place and time then you’ll enjoy FORGIVE ME. Through a slowly revealed backstory, Piper and Lucas will become as real to you as your best friends, and you’ll understand why this is such an emotional, heartbreaking and heart-mending romance. I would not hesitate to recommend this story to any Romance reader." --Marsha @ Keeper Bookshelf
"4.5 Stars for Forgive Me which is book 1 in The Van Allen Brothers and I have to say if Piper and Lucas’s story is anything to go by Kimberley Ash will have a hit series on her hands. This is so much more than just a love story it’s a journey of two lost souls coming together as one after going through a very emotional roller coaster ride and it was a journey that captivated me.
"Piper is still trying to get over the loss of her child and the breakup with her fiancé when she bumps into Lucas in the hotel she is now managing and it only takes once glance to realise the attraction and passion they shared one steamy afternoon 3 years ago was still there but will their personal problems get in the way once more or has fate given them another chance at love.......
"This story is full of love, passion, drama and some intrigue, it will take over so please make sure you have time to finish this beautifully written love story. I loved the characters and I loved how their journey was written with compassion because these two certainly have to face things that would break most of us. Great read and I’m looking forward to book 2 in the series." --Jackie, Netgalley Reviewer
"I enjoyed reading this book. I loved Piper and Lucas together and how they interacted with each other. I was cheering them on. I loved how Mrs K was such a good character and so helping and she was important to this book. I felt this was well written. I also felt it was realistic and liked the way the author handled different subjects: like a broken engagement, a loss baby, guilt over a friends death, elderly parent in a nursing home whose health was deteriorating mentally as well as physically. ... I choked up at times when reading this book. I liked the plot and pace. I enjoyed the drama and intrigue. I also really liked how Piper handled Lucas’s breakdown. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend it. --Angel, Netgalley Reviewer