Forgetting Yesterday


Author: Ava Wood

Genre: YA Romance

Publication Date: 28 October 2016

Series: Broken By The Sea #1

Source: Free ARC


Beautiful couple on the beach
Summer, sea. Cute, lovely couple on the beach



The curse of being an avid reader: you have to read repetitive and cliche plots one too many times.

Forgetting yesterday had a really nice cover, and an equally nice blurb.

Unfortunately, these things never give you a hint about the writing.

The start is OK. Then the story becomes unbearable and predictable, but just for the first few chapters.

I have to say this: new girl, butt of the jokes, collision with a handsome guy… Know where I am going with this? It’s the scene from a million other YA books.


I review while reading. So, I really hope after this the book picks up.

Don’t get me started on Missy’s  father. After his wife’s death, he just conveniently forgets his fatherly duties. No food, no greetings, no interest in his daughters life.

And yes Now the book is becoming a bit more interesting.

Missy’s  father is an alcoholic. He drove his wife away from his life and she ended up dying in an accident. Missy gave up  basketball to take care of her father. He is abusive and uncontrollable under the influence, but she never reveals anything to the authorities for the fear that she will be taken a way from her father.

Turquoise eyed Adam is a shining light in her life when Missy moves to florida.

He gets her and is trying to make her life pleasant. Their photography project for school brings them closer.

Missy never reveals anything to Adam.

They both are falling for each other.

But will Adam be able to convince her to let go of her abusive father? Will they endure the obstacles in their paths and be together, especially when he has to leave for college soon?

My Opinion:

At first I was annoyed by this book because of the cliche plot. This changed afterwards when story began developing.

However, the writing style was still a bit irritating. The variations of ” I will remember this night/day all my life” were thrown in a lot.

Sometime the plot was dragged on a little too much.

Still a book that can be read to pass time.

Don’t expect to fall in love with this series.

Rating: 6 out of 10

Recommended for:

YA romance fans. However as I said, this is not exactly a 10/10 book, but its good enough that you will be slightly curious to find out what happened next.

I received free ARC of this book in exchange of probiding an honest review

Goodreads Summary:

Missy Shaw thought she had her life planned out perfectly; do well in school, take her basketball team to state, and get a free ride to college. Her life wasn’t perfect, but it was constant. With her best friend Karley at her side, she could handle anything.  After the death of her mother, however, her dad had other plans. Moving Missy from everything she knew in Kansas to the great unknown created a new set of problems. Attending a new school, all she really wanted was to be invisible, but that simple feat proved difficult when she had a run-in with the school’s basketball star, Adam Miller, on her very first day.  Adam is every girl’s dream; charming, sweet, and gorgeous. And for some reason, he’s very interested in Missy. His attentiveness is unnerving as Missy does everything in her power to evade his interest. Living with secrets she’s not willing to share, Missy works to push Adam away in order to keep her family safe. But will keeping secrets really keep her safe?

About the Author:


Ava Wood is an insomniac who writes to calm the voices. When the voices get too loud, stories are formed.   Ava was born and raised in Texas but got to Florida as quick as she could, enjoying the fresh sea air and summer storms. She believes there is nothing more beautiful than an evening summer light show.   She’s married to the love of her life whom she shares two beautiful daughters and four sweet fur babies. Their marriage is the perfect “North-meets-South” pairing.   When she’s not writing, Ava can be found chasing her children all over the county, snapping photos of any and everything, visiting one of her local theme parks, or just spending quality time with her family.


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