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Review and Giveaway: The Day to Remember: Jessica Wood

The Day to Remember(Emma's Story#2)
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This is the conclusion to Emma and Brandon's story that began in A Night to Remember.

What happens when the dream is over and reality sets in?

When Emma Anderson meets and falls in love with the man from her dreams--the deep-dimpled and incredibly gorgeous Brandon Fisher--she wasn't expecting her heart to be broken by him and his complicated life. But despite Brandon's baggage, the inextricable pull Emma and Brandon feel for one another seems strong enough to keep them together.

Just when Emma thinks she can have a happily-ever-after with Brandon, a dark secret from her past threatens Emma's chances at true happiness with Brandon--a secret so dark and hidden that even her best friends don't know about it.

Will Emma and Brandon's love be strong enough to withstand the external factors that seem to pull them apart, or will Emma's dream man be nothing but just that--a dream?


A Night to Forget(Emma's Story #1)
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A Night to Forget is the first book in the two-book series, Emma's Story.

What happens in Cancun doesn’t always stay in Cancun.

When Emma Anderson and her friends decided to spend their senior year Spring Break in Cancun, she expected some crazy memories to end their final college days. What Emma didn’t expect was to meet Brandon Fisher. Tall and sexy, with dimples that would make any girl swoon, Brandon Fisher was literally the man of Emma’s dreams. She couldn't quite believe that this stranger, who seduced her every night in her dreams, actually existed.

After serendipitously bumping into each other, Emma could not resist Brandon’s pull and spent an unforgettable night with him. Passing it off as a spring break fling, Emma never expected to see Brandon again. But when she started her first day at her new job a few months later, there he was. The only problem was, Brandon didn’t even remember her.

Note from Author's website:
A Night to Forget and The Day to Remember are the two books in the two-book series Emma’s Story. There will be spin-off two-book series for each of the three girls in A Night to Forget that are Emma’s best friends: Jill, Steph, and Gloria. Please stay tuned for the announcement of those releases later this year.

 

This is the dramatic filled conclusion to Emma and Brandon's story. It begins shortly after the the cliffhanger from A Night to Forget. Just as Emma and Brandon were moving forward, the doorbell rang and ruined it all. That was just the first of many shocks that Emma had coming to her in this book. And Brandon had a few surprises to deal with as well.

My relationship with Brandon was like a rainbow--though it was beautiful and magical, it was uncertain and elusive; there was nothing tangible about it. And as magically as it appeared, it could quickly disappear without warning. 

There were many twists and turns in this one that  surprised me. It was full of miscommunication, lies, secrets, betrayals, drama, and pain. But in the midst of the heartbreaking times, there were sweet times too. 

Even in this moment where things were uncertain between us, I felt connected to her, almost like an invisible string that permanently connected our souls to one another. I was happier and more carefree when she was near. She felt like home. 

I really liked both Brandon and Emma. Brandon was sweet, loving, and funny and literally the man of her dreams. He really could be swoon worthy. Emma was smart, sassy, and caring. They were really good together when outside factors were not in their way. But their communication skills have a lot to be desired. And they both had past issues that affected their present and their future.

 I was powerless to change her past,  just as I was powerless to change my present...

I got so frustrated and mad a few times that I wanted to smack each of them for some of their choices or lock them in a room alone together and force them to communicate effectively. I was even disappointed and mad at Brandon! And then I was angry at Emma! And so the roller coaster went! But they really seemed to have a soulful connection. And you could see it more this book since we got Brandon's point of view instead of just Emma's. 

Will love be enough when faced with so much uncertainty and so many issues? 

Desiree, a woman from Brandon's past, was a large part of this story and we got a little of her point of view as well. Let's just say I am not a big fan of her and that is putting it nicely. Damian is another new character and he is sexy, flirty, and intriguing. I liked him,  but he just kind of got put in the middle of an already confusing mess.  

This was a fairly short, but angsty and drama filled story. There were many twists and surprises that kept you engaged. It was more emotional than the first book. And it seriously angered me so much a couple of times, I almost wanted to walk away from it. It could have used maybe more detail and been a little longer, but it was a fitting conclusion to Emma and Brandon's story. If you enjoyed the first book, you will probably like this one.

Thanks to Jessica Wood for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 


Jessica Wood writes new adult contemporary romance and chick-lit.

While she has lived in countless cities throughout the U.S., her heart belongs to San Francisco. To her, there’s something seductively romantic about the Golden Gate Bridge, the steep rolling hills of the city streets, the cable cars, and the Victorian-style architecture.

She loves a strong, masculine man with a witty personality. While she is headstrong and extremely independent, she can’t resist a man who takes control of the relationship, both outside and inside of the bedroom. 

She loves to travel internationally, and tries to plan a yearly trip abroad. She also loves to cook and bake, and—to the benefit of her friends—she loves to share. She also enjoys ceramics and being creative with her hands. She has a weakness for good (maybe bad) TV shows; she’s up-to-date on over 25 current shows, and no, that wasn’t a joke.

And it goes without saying, she loves books—they’re like old and dear friends who have always been there to make her laugh and make her cry.

The one thing she wished she had more of is time.

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