by Julie Ortolon

September 2007
ISBN: 978-0-451-22204-6
Reviewer Graphic Button Signet Books
Mass Market Paperback

I wonder how many of us reflect back to our younger days and remember our high school crushes? Can we remember how we felt when we first looked into those eyes? Was it a love that was mutual, or did you leave high school to forge your way into the adult world never knowing what might have been?

Riley Stone had a difficult early childhood, and when her mother left her in the care of her grandmother life didnít improve much for Riley. Riley, who blossomed early, never welcomed the attention that her beauty brought to her. Therefore she purposely acted in a way that allowed the teen boys around her to think of her, as fast and loose, but was that the true Riley?

Jackson Hope had all the privileges that Riley could only dream of. For generations his family has solely owned the town of Hope, Texas. Jackson and his sister grew up in Hope while their parents lived in Washington D.C. trying hard to ignore Hope.

The ignoring of Hope soon becomes impossible. As Jacksonís father wants to begin changing Hope Riley starts delving into old stories about deceased residents of Hope and their alleged ties to the Hope family. It doesnít take Jackson long to realize that Riley is a force to be reckoned with in more ways than one.

Will Jackson and Riley find themselves allies or enemies? Will Hope be forever changed with mass consumerism or will the residents of Hope be able to maintain itís small town artisan feel?

I have been a fan of Ms. Ortolonís since her first book was released. Recently I realized it seemed like a long time since Iíd read one of her storiesÖso I went looking to see if I could find a new title. I was pleased to see Unforgettable was soon to be released. I waited with baited breath for this title, and was not disappointed.

Hope, Texas is a small town that will earn a place in your heart, and I hope that we see further stories set in Hope, and get to catch up with Riley and Jackson.

Reviewed in September 2007 by Sandi.

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