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Things I Can't Forget

Things I Can't Forget - Miranda Kenneally Being a big fan of Miranda's books since I read and fell in love with Catching Jordan I was only a little weary when I was told this one involved some religion-which I usually quickly turn away from in books. I must say, however, that as usual, Miranda used her magic and turned this into an immensely sweet read, making the religion aspect a simple fact of the story like anything else. Every protagonist has passions and dreams that we get to see as a part of them, this is how religion plays a part in this novel and nothing else. It's not preached or forced, it's just a part of Kate's upbringing. It is what makes her who she is. As for liking who she is, though, it is not always easy. Kate comes off as a prude and judgmental bitch. She makes it very difficult for others to approach her, let alone understand her. But she does grow a lot throughout the book where she begins to understand her friends a little more--especially her best friend who she's on the outs with--as well and accept that not everyone shares her views. Even though some times I wanted to slap her senseless, I kind of felt bad for her as well; for her closed up personality, the way she shuts herself off from others, using her faith as a shield. Luckily she discovers new friendship and even love that opens her up a bit. She begins to accept that not everyone sees and believes the same way, and that is still ok!The first of these friendships and main secondary character is Parker from the previous companion, Stealing Parker. While you don't need to have read the others to get the full meaning of this novel, it's great to see our old beloved characters back. Characters that we grew to love, we saw their romance bloom and come to life, are now a super cute couple in this novel. We're also introduced to a new character and love interest, Matt. Matt is in a frat in college, he respects religion but he doesn't get buckled down by his faith like Kate, so the relationship is a little rocky for a while. Like usual in Miranda's books, the chemistry that exists between thees two made my heart soar. They were a perfectly imperfect pair!Love, friendship, heartbreak, everything a fun summer at camp can bring, Things I Can't Forget has! Even those who are weary of the religion aspect in the mix shouldn't worry. We're made to understand it's meaning in the book, it becomes part of Kate, like any other character trait. These books are a must read for anyone who calls themselves a fan of contemporary reads!--An advance copy was provided by the publisher for review.For more of my reviews, visit my blog at Xpresso Reads