Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Don't look back

Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend. 

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it’s one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took “mean girl” to a whole new level, and it’s clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She’s getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she’s falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn’t just buried deep inside of Sam’s memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive? (Goodreads)

This is my very first book by Jennifer L. Armentrout and wow – I can’t believe it has taken me this long to discover her!! From the moment I opened this book, I have been hooked and constantly wanting to find out more about absolutely everything!

I felt myself constantly sympathising and feeling sorry for Samantha – our MC. We find out a lot about her old life and the fact that she wasn’t very friendly to anybody – but I loved her as she took her second chance at life and actually felt bad about the way that she was before. I also felt sorry for her in the way that she suffered from dissociative amnesia – she couldn’t remember a thing about the night that she went missing with her best friend, Cassie, or anything before that night. I am not entirely sure what I would do in a situation like this.

Her “friends” and Del were all characters that we just love to hate. Everything about them screamed hate me! I am happy that Sam finally dumped them and started hanging out with Julie, her brother and Carson.

Carson… *swoon*. He is literally perfect. He is the sought of guy that every girl looks for. He is funny, witty, sexy, and handsome to boot. Who wouldn’t want a guy like this?? I loved his loyalty toward Sammy even after everything that she put him through. Childhood friends always make the best sort of friends. Their love in the end had me smiling from ear to ear – I am pretty sure my heart was racing alongside theirs!!

I rate this book 5/5 stars and I am definitely going to check out some more of her books!

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