Make Me Forget is the first in an eight part serial romance by Beth Kery. It’s full of romance, steamy scenes and mystery. You’ll be anxiously awaiting each installment!
[Some Spoilers; Mature Audiences]
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Make Me Forget is the first in an eight part series by Beth Kery. Each part of the story is its own novella that is released over an eight week time period.
This series follows Harper McFadden as she leaves her life in San Francisco to live in Lake Tahoe. She’s experienced a horrible family tragedy that made her decide to seek some peace and quiet.
Once she’s there, she meets Jake Latimer. He’s a software genius and mogul who is mysterious and very, very rich. When the meet, sparks fly and Jake will do whatever it takes to make Harper his…even if she doesn’t remember who he is.
This was a really quick, fun read. I’m only going to focus on Make Me Forget in this review because I don’t want to spoil the rest of the story for you.
Make Me Forget introduces us to Harper McFadden. She’s a journalist who worked for the San Francisco Chronicle before she decided to move away and start over. Now, she’s the news editor of the Gazette. There’s not a lot of news in Lake Tahoe, but that’s exactly why Harper wanted to take the job. Since her parents death, she’s been dealing with the guilt and loneliness that come with it, and she believed that a change of scenery would help.
She meets a handsome stranger on the beach while she’s jogging and then the following day she’s invited to the mysterious Jake Latimer’s home. A coworker basically tells her this is unheard of and then gives her the rumor rundown on Mr. Latimer.
Harper knew of him before and how people say he struck it rich by cheating the system and not getting caught.
She goes to the cocktail party anyway, only to be bombarded by a director who wants to take one of her pieces from the San Francisco Chronicle and turn it into a movie.
Then our hero shows up, and whisks her off to have a private chat.
Jake is smooth and kind. He loves animals and donates money to the local animal rescue, and there’s something that draws Harper to him that she can’t quite figure out.
When the novella turns to Jake’s point-of-view we get a glimpse into a very dark past that somehow includes Harper but she doesn’t remember anything about it. Which begs the question, how did her father make her forget? He was an acclaimed psychologist while he was alive, and I’ve seen enough episodes of Hannibal to know you can make someone forget things altogether.
This novella ends on a very steamy note, but the beginnings of the mystery are starting to make themselves known, and what will happen when Harper remembers their shared, traumatic past?
While some of the language seems very formal at times, the writing flows well, and the story keeps you locked in. This one will definitely have you waiting for the next installment.
Reading and release order for the Make Me series:
- Make Me Forget (4/5)
- Make Me Tremble (4/12)
- Make Me Say It (4/19)
- Make Me Desperate (4/26)
- Make Me Risk It (5/3)
- Make Me Feel (5/10)
- Make Me Remember (5/17)
- Make Me Forever (5/24)
Thank you so much to Berkley Publishing for the advanced copy of the series!