As the owner of Apple’n Pies, Joe Applin leads a quiet, uneventful life, content to spend his days serving customers who come from all over to eat his delicious homemade pies. Along with his motley crew—Bea, Elsie, and Donnie—Joe couldn’t be happier in his little kingdom of baked goods and java.
Experience has taught Joe that love is overrated—and at times dangerous. He has no intention of repeating past mistakes. But then he meets a mysterious, handsome man with amnesia, and Joe can’t deny something sweet is in the works. He isn’t one to take risks, not with his heart and certainly not with his life, but the more time he spends with the man he knows as Tom, the closer he is to losing both.
Title: Forgive and Forget
Author: Charlie Cochet
Release Date: April 1, 2016
Category: Contemporary, Dreamspun Desires, Mystery/Suspense
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and while the idea of amnesia has been done many times I didn’t find this book predictable at all.
Joe Applin stumbles across an injured man in his neighbors garden and begs Joe not to call the police or take him to the hospital. When the stranger comes to in Joe’s apartment he can’t remember who he is or where he has come from.
The two work together over the coming weeks in Joe’s pie shop trying to help “Tom” remember who he is. Tom knows someone has hurt Joe badly, so if he is going to make a move he needs to be sure of himself and confident so he doesn’t send Joe running. Joe needs to decide if he can let go of his painful past and give Tom a chance, even though he’s sure Tom will run for the hills once his memory is restored.
When Tom’s past comes knocking Joe must decide if he’s going to run or stand and fight for Tom.
I really enjoyed this story. Once I stared it I wasn’t able to put it down. Dinner didn’t get made, laundry didn’t get done. I had to know who Tom really was and I wasn’t disappointed. The story has a steady build up which remain interesting and fun. This one is definitely going into the re-read pile!
4 pieces of eye candy