Book Title: Forgotten (Heaven and Hell Club Book 2)
Author: Colette Davison
Publisher: Independently published
Narrator: Piers Rymans
Release Date: May 5, 2020
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Trope/s: hurt/comfort, small age-gap, disabled MC, one-night stand to lovers
Themes: Being true to yourself, trusting in others
Heat Rating: 3-4 flames.
Length: 7 hours and 42 minutes
It’s the second part of the Heaven and Hell Club series.
It can be read as a standalone, but it’s better if read after Broken.
Can Jared build a future when he’s forgotten his past?
Jared is determined to make the most of his second chance at life.
A passionate one-night-stand with a cocky pole dancer leaves him wanting more, but will the truth of his past work against him?
Can Kyrone help Jared to come to terms with his injuries, solve some of the mysteries of his past and deal with what it really means to forget ones past?
Forgotten is the second book in the Heaven and Hell Club series. It’s a hurt/comfort romance, with two men who need to learn to be true to themselves. It can be read as a standalone, but works better if read after Broken.
Sometimes you have to walk through hell to get a little heaven...
‘Forgotten’ is the second foray into Colette Davison’s ‘Heaven and Hell Club’ series and while I enjoyed ‘Broken’ the first book in this series for me ‘Forgotten’ was the more engaging of the stories, While Mac, Jag and Michael…especially Jag has a very strong role in this story, Jared and Kyrone remain at the front and center of this one.
‘Broken’ gave us a very brief glimpse of Kyrone as one of the dancers at the club but it’s not until this story that we really get any sense of who he is and Jared is a new character that is introduced to us in the beginning of the story so we get to meet him at the same time as Kyrone when he goes to get a new tattoo at his favorite tattoo shop.
Initially we’re given the impression that Kyrone is a bit of a player and while that may be true before Jared came along. Jared seems to trigger Kyrone’s longings for a more settled life and even though what’s between them starts off as more of a one and done, this doesn’t last long…as in before the one is done these men are both wanting more. Sometimes when it’s right, it’s right and there’s no point fighting it.
Now, in a perfect world this would all go smoothly and ta-da!!! We have a happily ever after…no, just like real life things are not that simple. Jared has issues he needs to work through before he can truly allow himself to be happy. Thankfully Kyrone wants to see where things can go between them and he’s willing not only to stick around but to be the kind of partner that Jared needs.
Here in ‘Forgotten’ the story is told through the narrations of Piers Ryman. Club Heaven and Hell is set in the UK and for me listening to it with a narrator who can provide voices that suit the geographic location is not just nice for me it’s crucial. I’ve listened to books that are suppose to be set in England or Ireland, or France or Russia and the narrators voice has left me feeling like the story’s set in the southern USA or somewhere in Canada it’s a real disconnect but having those accents feel appropriate to the actual location really goes a long way towards creating a setting that the listener can easily sit back and imagine…so bigga’, bigga’ bonus points for that.
‘Broken’ is neither a light nor fluffy story but it is a story that will touch your heart. I’ve had a very small glimpse of what Jared struggled with and honestly while I was listening to this story I remembered that brief bit of time in my life and was incredibly thankful that it was just that a very brief bit of time and my heart broke just a little bit more for this character and I was even more appreciative that he had someone like Kyrone to help him deal with the bad times.
While Kyrone and Jared’s story felt complete it also has a very natural opportunity for the author to give us more about them…specifically regarding Jared and the connection that others have to him and his past.
With this recent addition to the ‘Club Heaven and Hell’ series I know I’m firmly committed to finding out what comes next whether it’s more of existing characters or someone new being brought into the spotlight I’m more than willing to spend more time with this the men of the club and their love interest.
An audio book of ‘Forgotten’ was graciously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
Colette’s personal love story began at university, where she met her future husband. An evening of flirting, in the shadow of Lancaster castle, eventually led to a fairytale wedding. She’s enjoying her own ‘happy ever after’ in the north of England with her husband, two beautiful children and her writing.
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