Today I'm reviewing Forgot to Tell You Something by M.L. Broome! I love M.L.'s romances for the clean writing, hilarious characters, and the real life content that reminds us all that we have to work together as the human race to make it a better place. Read on for my review of Forgot to Tell You Something and then grab a copy for yourself and enjoy the story of Tally and Owen in a way only M.L. Broome could write it. The book is on Amazon and part of KU
Play by the Rules…
What do you get when you mix a dive bar, a worn velvet couch, and a discussion about goats?
The night I met Owen, obviously.
Talk about the unexpected. I sought out my private nook in Wicked Chucks, looking for a good view of the band. Instead, I got a front-row seat to the most delicious man I’ve ever seen.
He’s everything I never knew existed but being with him means breaking my own rules.
I didn’t invent the rules, but I play by them.
Rules maintain order.
Rules keep me focused.
Okay, rules suck, but they also keep me safe.
Now, I have a man who wants to toss out my rule book and create a new one. Together.
Some Rules are Meant to be Broken…
What do you get when you combine a tiny woman with a mile-wide stubborn streak, unwavering dating rules, and a hard-hitting passion?
My current situation.
I went to Wicked Chucks for the music, but I met Tally instead, right after she crashed through the balcony door and into my arms.
The first thing I realized? She’s a total klutz. The second? I was staring into the face of the woman I’d been eyeing all night, and she was even more beautiful up close. But when she started discussing blood oaths and goats, her coolness factor skyrocketed.
No joke, this woman is made for me. She’s gorgeous, funny, and sexy without trying.
Only one small problem—she has rules. Two of them are cake. The last one? That might be a problem.
If you like books that have angst with a side of angst, you're going to love Forgot To Tell You Something! Even if you don't, you're going to love it for the simple fact that it feels so real. As you read, it’s as though you're peeking through the curtain of someone else's life. The pain, the love, the grief, the misunderstandings, and the fear.
For Tallulah, Tally as Owen calls her, the fear is real. She has RULES. I capped that because she takes those rules seriously, religiously almost. Her first rule is, she doesn't date doctors. The last one didn't work out so well and she was never repeating that mistake. The thing is, she is dating a doctor, in fact, she's in love with him, she just doesn't know it yet.
Owen is that doctor. Here's the thing, he doesn't want to tell Tally what he does for a living because if he tells her, she'll stop dating him. He figures he can make her fall in love with him first and then the little fact that he happens to hold a degree in medicine won't change her mind since she'll already know who he is.
The problem? Tally's second rule is she has no time for liars. That's a problem because Owen is lying to her about a lot of things to get around her "rules." Rules he doesn't understand because she won't explain her reasons why to him.
You guessed it, Tally finds out that Owen is a doctor in the worst way possible. As far as she's concerned, things are over but she underestimates Owen's dedication to the woman he's fallen head over heels in love with.
What ensues from here is real life. It's real scars being brushed against until they start to bleed. It's real pain and real fear coming out in ways that might not make sense to some but to others, they’ll understand it's the only way to deal with the emotions bubbling up inside Tally when her world starts to fall apart. Tally isn't angsty as much as she is fearful of making the same mistake that almost got her killed the first time. No one, most especially Owen, wants her to live in that kind of fear. Tally is throwing up walls to keep Owen away from her heart, but Owen is busting through them as fast as she can throw them up. Tally is soon faced with a situation where the shoe is on the other foot and she has to decide if she can trust Owen with more than just her heart.
I seriously can’t say enough about M.L. Broome as a writer, nurse, and woman. Reading Forgot to Tell You Something, it was quite obvious some of Tally’s experiences were her own, both in the field of nursing and in her personal life. She writes with both a heavy and light hand, meaning you can be crying on one page and the next, Tally has a sassy come back to make you giggle. She balances the dark and light in a story to perfection with a HEA she makes the characters, and the reader, earn.
If you love sizzling hot romances with two characters who rock each other’s socks off, a workplace romance, and a side of secret babies, and you are going to fall head over heels in love with Tally and Owen.
Katie Mettner writes small-town romantic tales, filled with epic love stories and happily-ever-afters.
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