Book review: Forgetting Aiden ~ Juliet Picard

Posted March 31, 2019 in Reviews by Marieke/ 0 Comments

Book review: Forgetting Aiden ~ Juliet PicardTitle: Forgetting Aiden
Author: Juliet Picard
Series: Standalone
Release date: March 9, 2019
(Sub)genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 213
Buy: Amazon US ~ Amazon UK
Rating: four-stars
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Twenty-two-year-old Eva Flores can’t escape the ugly voices inside her head that scoff at her dreams of winning an Oscar. Of course, she’s grateful to be the most followed actress and singer on social media as well as Hollywood’s “Whitest Latina.” But that doesn’t stop the online trolls and “cele-betches” from attributing her successes to ex-boyfriend and country star, Aiden Press. She’s eager to prove that the only man she needs in her life is one with golden chiseled abs and a big black base. Yum.

Getting over the guy who has broken your heart big time, while everybody wants a piece of you. Would you be able to put on a brave face? Forgetting Aiden tells the story of Eva, who just got out of long-time relationship. She wants to move on, but can she forget her ex Aiden?

“I can hardly breathe. It’s like a piece of me is missing that I can’t get back.”

Eva is a very successful twenty-two-year-old actress and singer, who just loves her career. Her personal life however is a bit of a mess. Eva has broken things off with her boyfriend of six years. Not that she fell out of love with Aiden, but his antics and stupid decisions became too much to life with. Newly single Eva has all the freedom in the world but getting over Aiden isn’t as easy as she thought it would be.

“I’m just afraid of building space between us. What if he changes his mind about us? What if I do? What does “us” even mean?”

Eva is a strong and proud young woman. Yes, she’s still sad and angry about how it all ended with Aiden, but she’s ready to move on. Not just from him, but also to take the next step in her career. I feel sorry for Eva that she lost her Aiden, but I’m happy she doesn’t dwell on it. She goes on with her life (with a bit of help) and tries to forget him the best she can. Seeing Aiden again however, makes Eva question everything.

Forgetting Aiden is Juliet Picard’s debut book. She isn’t a stranger to writing, but this is her first full length romantic story. It’s told from Eva’s point of view, giving her side of all the events. It leaves me curious for Aiden’s side of the story, because for him it must have been a difficult period as well. I like the characters and the story, it is an entertaining, naughty read. My only ‘problem’ with the book is the ending; there is so much going on. And for me, that took away from Eva and Aiden. I wanted to read more about them finding their happy, more about them being a couple again.

“Juliet died without her Romeo, and I know I would too. Thankfully, in our romance film, both Romeo and Juliet lived to see another day, as did we.”


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