3 Hearts · New Adult Contemporary

Forgiven by Rebecca Brooke


What happens when one moment changes the course of your entire life? Do you sit back and accept it, or fight to live the life you choose? Caleb Jacobs has a past that has haunted him for two years. Knowing he can never forgive himself for the events that led to his departure, Caleb chooses to live a quiet life—concentrating on school, sports, and shots. But when he is paired with Angie for a history project he realizes that no matter how much you try to hide from your past, one way or another it will find you.

Angelina Powers knows what she wants from life. Growing up with only an alcoholic father for company, Angie learned early on in life that you can only count on yourself. But that doesn’t stop her wishing for her white knight. She’s confident, happy and focused…until she meets Caleb. So how will she feel when her potential white knight turns out to be more of a black shadow?


I really wanted to like this book, but I just had such a problem with it.

1. There were way too many mistakes in it for a book to be purchased for $2.99 on Amazon. Rebecca please get a better editor or something. It wasn’t the content it was typos.

2. Caleb needed to be dropped kicked! No way would I have allowed a guy to speak to me like that. I understand that Angie was used to being spoken to with such disregard because of her father, but seriously!  Maybe it is my fault. I have read too many New Adult with broken women in them. Another perfect example of a girl with a screwed up life. Her father, the drunk a-hole, who allows men to speak to her like she is sh$t.

3. The growth that Caleb goes through is good, and the back and forth point-of-views is helpful. I just feel like he is a big bad about things. It is weird that he instead of just being aloof, which he is, he is a complete jerk. I mean, who yells in strangers faces over a stupid class project.

I am grateful for Rebecca to add Josh in the book. He is a breath of fresh-air. Not only does he keep Caleb head on straight, but he also helps Angie a lot.

Over all, I have to get the book 3 Stars. I didn’t Really Like it, but I didn’t dislike it either. It was “okay.”

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