Thursday, May 21, 2015

[Blog Tour] Review & Giveaway: Forgotten Treasures by D. Hart


Title: Forgotten Treasures
Author: D. Hart
Genre: NA | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 19, 2015
Tour Hosted by: As the Pages Turn

In the aftermath of destruction, hearts were destroyed, strengths were stripped, and vulnerabilities were exposed.

A community was ripped apart after a tragic accident, and the loss hit one family particularly hard as it claimed the lives of three, leaving only one surviving member to pick up the pieces and move forward.

Baylor’s life was wiped clean in the blink of an eye. No family, no home, no name. That is, until she met Brandt. He took a chance, giving her hope and a reason to start over. A reason to rebuild a life full of forgotten memories. A reason to trust. A reason to love.

Finding love in all the right places should be easy, but when truths are revealed, it's anything but. Brandt will help her rediscover the true meaning of unconditional eternal love that will prove painful, life altering, and redeeming.

Together, they will try to face the future and will use each other’s strengths to learn how to live again. Can they rewrite history, or in the end, will the tragedies of their pasts be too much?

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••• Forgotten Treasures ~ Excerpt •••

“This place is unbelievable.” I looked over at him as he stared out the window. “I bet you bring all the girls here.”

“Actually, you’re the first.”

Yep, I was a goner.

“There. Look. A shooting star.” He pointed excitedly.

I caught the end of the blazing trail. “Make a wish.”

“It already came true.” He squeezed my hand.

I didn't think I ever wanted to let it go. It just fit so perfectly with mine, like they were meant to be together. We were meant to be together. I rolled my head to face him while still resting on the headrest. “I like you, Mr. Brandt.”

Instead of answering me, he leaned over the console, causing serious eruptions in my blood. As he got closer, the anticipation had my chest heaving hard for breaths. He reached out and took a lock of hair next to my cheek and stroked it slowly, never losing eye contact. I finally saw that his eyes were a swirl of hazel and green, and his lips only inches from me were a supple red that screamed for mine. His thumb brushed my jawline, causing me to shiver inappropriately. He rested his forehead on mine, trying to control his own urge to jump me.

“I’m going to kiss you, if you’ll let me.” He restrained his whisper.

I couldn't take my eyes off his lips. The words, “Uh-huh,” managed to slip out as we were suspended in air.

He let go of my hair and gripped the back of my neck desperately as he grazed his lips on mine, releasing a gasp from me. I was fully charged and ready to go. I was ready for him to take me to another place. Somewhere I had only read about. A place I never dreamed I would visit.


This was definitely an emotional ride. Well, the beginning parts of the story wasn't that much and all you get was the girl who ended up waking in the hospital with dissociative amnesia and who literally may end up somewhere if not for the help of certain guy, make that two guys.

I don't know how to start this without spoiling anything but I can tell you one thing is for sure, Baylor suffered greatly for her loss and with what she's feeling, she had a moment of weakness. I understood her despite what she experienced and perhaps her losing her memory turned out for the better especially when she remembered her past and those she loves.

F.Y.I. (Some spoilers ahead but read at your own peril! Don't say I didn't warn you.)


I find Baylor's actions selfish after her first and her second loss. Seriously. Why couldn't she think of Brandt or Grady but most especially Brandt. Speaking of Brandt, I had a kind of foreshadowing moment there and I was right about and kind of with the other bigger, tragedy part. 

Brandt was one of a guy but I guess the only one who's helping him keep it together was Baylor despite the tragedy he experienced as well. Although it's understandable that people cope differently. I'm glad that Brandt was stronger despite it might have ended differently if anything were to happen to Baylor. 

I liked how the author showed not only what happened to the accident but at the very beginning on how they met and afterwards. Their love for another was just W.O.W. I still can't stop myself for gushing over them. Brandt had already a kind of darker past and Baylor was the light to his darkness. They were both kind of funny how they avoided each other till the last minute and never realizing that they are each other's half. I liked how they waited but well, let's just it was day early.

Moving on. I probably thought it was best for Baylor to not remember her past and just live a new one at the same time it wasn't bad when she remembered. It made her better despite the way how it happened. Lucky for her she survive because there's just one other surprise.

What I loved about this most was the support of the two brothers and how she was help professionally. And like I mentioned, after that incident she wanted to live.

I can't help but say I pitied Grady almost throughout the whole book. I won't explain the details but I was hoping that he would have his own HEA. I loved the epilogue and  I have to say, I was shocked. Please, oh, please, let Grady has his own book.
••• About D. Hart •••
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I'm a...
Firefighter Wife
Multi-genre Writer
and so many other ordinary things.
I love my life and am so grateful for all of the support. I have the courage to live a dream.

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