Title: Our Moon
Series: JACT, Book 1
Publisher: Self- Published
Author: Jennifer L. Allen
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
★ ☆★ ☆★ – 5 Stars!
Ally Monroe can’t remember her name, let alone the last eighteen years of her life. A car accident erased everything, leaving her in a year-long coma, a severe case of amnesia and the reality that her parents didn’t survive. Released from her long-term care facility to her twin brother, Alex, and her older brother, Trevor, Ally tries to piece together what she can.
While trying to live her life again, Chase Baker stirs feelings within her, making him hard to resist. Guitarist for her brothers’ band, JACT, Chase ignites a fire she’s not sure she can contain. With mysteries of her past looming in the back of her mind, threatening to destroy anything she tries to build with him, Ally needs to decide to unravel the past or live for the future.
Do Ally and Chase have a chance? Or are there secrets in Ally’s past that may ruin any hope for them?
There was something different about this book, it wasn’t my normal “Friends to Lovers” or “Second Chance Romance”. This book put my heart at ease. Our Moon was more than just words, you felt for the characters. I am so glad Jennifer reached out to me to review this book, I will be forever thankful for her doing just that.
Our Moon starts off about meeting Ally, as she just woken from a year long coma after a horrible car crash that took the lives of both parents. Since Ally has woken you would think it would be time for her celebrate, time for her to grieve, but Ally can’t remember anything, she has amnesia.
The first half or so of the story we get to know more about Ally, we get to go on her journey of trying to piece together what her life was, as she can’t remember who she is, or what she has done. She falls into a pit of feeling alone, and uncertain. I really felt for Ally. I could never imagine waking up and not knowing anything about myself, nor the fact people walking on egg shells because I might remember a vague situation and start having anxiety.
The other half of the read is about Chase’s POV. You are going through a journey of knowing who Ally was before the accident. with going through the journey it felt like a brother’s best friend romance type read. They was friends to lovers, and forbidden love. I enjoyed watching Chase’s feelings come out to play, and how everything worked out.
Jennifer Allen done an amazing job with this story. It was a lot different from the traditional reads, and gave an in-depth thinking on the lives of Ally and Chase. The way the story is wrote, so you grow with the characters, they mold as you keep reading. This story was an emotional, but magical read to me, and I can say I completely enjoyed it. The end of the book is what hit it home, I enjoyed the epilogue. The epilogue is what made this book a 5 Crazy Our Moon Stars!
About the Author
Jennifer L. Allen was born and raised on Long Island, in New York. She relocated to South Carolina in 2002, where she met the love of her life. They got married and live their happily ever after just outside of Charleston with their fur-kids: a spoiled rat terrier, a cat who thinks he’s a dog, and a cat who think she’s an MMA fighter. When she’s not reading or writing, she works a day job in an office, and is an evening graduate student, pursuing a degree in clinical counseling. She enjoys amateur photography, travelling, and music…it’s a bonus when she can combine all three. She independently published her debut novel, Our Moon (JACT 1), in June 2015.