You may already know Alyson Derrick as half of the married writing pair behind the fabulous She Gets the Girl, but her solo outing is definitely noteworthy all on its own. Forget Me Not hearkens to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with the story of a girl named Stevie, who loses two years of her memory, not realizing just how consequential those two years were when it comes to her identity, her relationships, and her heart. The only person who knows absolutely everything is Nora, who was not only there for the accident, but is also the key to it all. Fearful of how the truth would land and all it might uproot if heard all at once, Nora’s determined to let Stevie fill in her memories on her own, even if it means she might be obliterated from them entirely. Sound utterly heartbreaking? It is! Sound beautiful? It is! Sound like a must read? Sure is!
What would you do if you forgot the love of your life ever even existed?
Stevie and Nora had a love. A secret, epic, once-in-a-lifetime kind of love. They also had a plan: to leave their small, ultra-conservative town and families behind after graduation and move to California, where they could finally stop hiding that love.
But then Stevie has a terrible fall. And when she comes to, she can remember nothing of the last two years—not California, not coming to terms with her sexuality, not even Nora. Suddenly, Stevie finds herself in a life she doesn’t quite understand, one where she’s estranged from her parents, drifting away from her friends, lying about the hours she works, dating a boy she can’t remember crushing on, and headed towards a future that isn’t at all what her fifteen-year-old self would have envisioned.
And Nora finds herself…forgotten. Can the two beat the odds a second time and find their way back together when “together” itself is just a lost memory?