Book Review: Forgotten by Catherine McKenzie

Forgotten by Catherine McKenzie
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publisher: William Morrow

Summary:  Emma Tupper is a dedicated lawyer with a bright future. But when she takes a month-long leave of absence to go on an African vacation, she ends up facing unexpected consequences. After she falls ill and spends six months trapped in a remote village thanks to a devastating earthquake, Emma returns home to discover that her friends, boyfriend, and colleagues thought she was dead--and that her life has moved on without her.

As she struggles to re-create her old life, throwing herself into solving a big case for a client and trying to reclaim her beloved apartment from the handsome photographer who assumed her lease, everyone around her thinks she should take the opportunity to change. But is she willing to sacrifice her job, her relationships, and everything else she worked so hard to build?

I very much enjoy Catherine McKenzie's books so I was looking forward to getting to read this one. I liked it but must admit, not as much as Spin & Arranged. I liked Emma & really was interested in how she would put her life back together after six months away & being believed dead but the romance part fell a bit flat for me. I'm not sure why but I didn't feel very invested in Dominique. Maybe I needed to know more about him but he just didn't pull me in the way other paramours have in her other two books. I did find there was plenty of wit to go around while Emma wended her way through & that was good. Sunshine may have been my favorite character & I loved her insight. Sophie, I could only take so seriously but I do have a bias against being drawn into the whole grown women "mortal enemies" thing. I suppose it may be a common enough thing but it's not something I do so I couldn't really relate to that bit. It's likely no surprise but I'll definitely read the next book by McKenzie. I'm on a roll & I'm still having fun.

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