Forget Me Not by Julie Soto: My Book Review of this Debut Romance

Check out my book review of Forget Me Not by Julie Soto to see if this debut, grumpy sunshine romance book is one worth reading!

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Forget Me Not
by Julie Soto

Category: Contemporary Romance
Romance Trope Tags: Second Chance, Grumpy Sunshine, Weddings, Florist
Published July 2023
Amazon Goodreads
Rating: ★★★★★
Boyfriend Rating: 💍💍💍💍

Forget Me Not Summary:

Ama Torres is an optimistic wedding planner who doesn’t believe in marriage. But weddings? They’re amazing. Elliot Bloom is a brooding florist who hates owning a flower shop…until a certain bright-eyed, donut-loving workaholic shows up at his door.

Once upon a time, they collaborated on events by day, and by night, Ama traced the intricate flower tattoos etched along his body. Then Ama shattered his heart and never spoke to Elliot again.    

Now they’re working on an event that could make or break both of their careers—except neither of them has gotten over what happened two years ago. Things are not helped by the two brides, who see the obvious chemistry between Ama and Elliot and are determined to set them up, not knowing their complicated history.

But as the wedding takes on a life of its own, Ama and Elliot are about to discover that some things can survive a complete catastrophe.

My Forget Me Not Review:

“Such an amazing debut novel. I cannot wait for Soto’s next book!”

Forget Me Not is one of those amazing books you can’t help but love because it’s got the full package – terrific writing that moves the story at a great pace and a love story that tugs on your heartstrings, making you fall for the characters.

There’s also something special about books that hook you right from the first chapter and never let go. That’s precisely what Soto did in her debut novel that I had to read in one sitting it was that good.

The story revolves around Ama, a wedding planner who doesn’t believe in marriage because her mother has been married 16 times.

And yet Alma can’t help but fall for Elliot the grump, who wanted to be an architect but dropped out of college to take over his father‘s floral business.

They meet on the wedding circuit and become involved, but things at one point ended. We meet them together again in the present, two years after their break-up when they’re forced to work together again for a high-profile wedding that will really launch both of their businesses.

Forget Me Not was the perfect second chance romance and grumpy sunshine love story that was sweet, endearing, and tugged on all of my heartstrings.

It is told in dual point of view with present chapters told in Ama‘s POV and chapters about the past from Eliot‘s POV which gives background to how they met and initially came to be a couple.

Their love story told in the present centers around them working together on a wedding, which alone was a fun storyline in and of itself, showing how Ama came to launch her own business, separate from her mentor and really rock her own ideas.

I loved how you could really see how Ama and Elliot worked great together not just personally, but on a professional level with each bringing out the best of one another.

This was such a great read and I highly recommend it as one of the best romance novels of 2023. I look forward to more from this author.

*Thank you to Netgalley for the advanced reader copy. All opinions are my own.

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2 thoughts on “Forget Me Not by Julie Soto: My Book Review of this Debut Romance”

  1. I absolutely loved this book!
    Your review is spot-on. It’s definitely one of the best books I’ve read this year and I’m so grateful for your recommendation.


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