Thursday, June 7, 2018

Release Blitz Review: Frankie - Unforgettable by Felice Stevens

Frankie - Unforgettable 
(Man Up #3)
by Felice Stevens
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: June 7, 2018


No one understands why I love him.
Why I need him.
Why I took him back.
But they don’t have to.
I know.
Despite the hurt and the heartache, I see beneath his skin.
And I’m different now.
No more Flirty Frankie. I'm done with being King of the club.
My dreams have changed, and so have I.
I’m stronger.
I believe in myself.
And I’m a hell of a lot smarter than a year ago.
Now it's his turn to show me the man he really is.
To prove it.
I've always loved him.
But that's not enough.
I need to learn to trust him.


No more excuses.
No more chances.
I make this right or lose him for good.
I have to do this.
No one has ever believed in me but him.
No one has ever wanted me but him.
I can’t let him down.
I won’t.
I can’t let myself down.
I’m trying, but it's so damn hard.
No matter what they throw at me, I’m stronger.
And I’m going to make it.
I’m on my way.
With Frankie by my side.
I can see the future.
I have a future.
Us. Together.

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You know what? This book should be named 'Aaron' (although I must say Frankie looks really pretty on the cover). This is Aaron's journey of redemption and he had so much to atone for. To be honest, I'm sceptical about liking him in the beginning because most of my knowledge of his character previously all came from Austin's paranoia. Austin worried about Frankie getting back to his abusive ex, which is totally understandable and I was holding my breath waiting for something bad to happen. So when I realized that Frankie's book will be about him reconciling with his ex, I'm part intrigued, part sceptical. I can't wait to see how Felice Stevens redeem her character. 

Aaron is a character that took me some time to warm up to. The story started off with him and Frankie working out their difference, seeing a therapist and really work hard at communicating with each other. That are many instances whereby Aaron will visualize what the 'old' him would do and what the 'new' him should do. Maybe it seems a tad repetitive to have these similar thoughts keep recycling in his head, but it also show me how much he had grown as a person as opposed to the person he used to be. It also shows me what kind of relationship that Frankie used to have with Aaron, which is totally unhealthy and toxic. 

I really enjoy reading about Aaron's journey in gaining back Frankie's trust. Yes, they are together, but not everything is flower and roses, Aaron still have much to prove that he is deserving of Frankie's love and dedication. I can't pinpoint at which moment did I become a total Team Aaron, but boy, this man really won me over. I feel like I'm Frankie's mum, being supportive yet reserve but eventually we forgive and embrace him wholeheartedly. 

As for Frankie, he is busy thinking about the future and he proves yet again he is not just a pretty face and a good dancer. Money is always at the forefront of his mind and when he talked about investment, I'm scared. As someone who lost money in investment, let just say I am extremely sceptical and worried for him. But alas, everything works out fine for our dear Frankie. He got his Aaron, his family, his friend and a great job. Is a perfect ending. 

I had no idea whose book is next, but can we have James' first? The tension between him and a certain enemy is killing me here. 

I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner, my characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love.

I live in New York City with my husband and two children and hopefully soon a cat of my own. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be a few bumps along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.
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