Forget the Stars

Forget the Stars

"You're my best friend.""You're mine.""I'm yours." Guitarist Chad Wilcox's life isn't going according to plan. At thirty, he never thought he'd still be unmarried and living with his parents. And with the added stress of his poor health, he's convinced the only thing within his control is the success he's found as a rock star.After reconnecting with his c...

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Title:Forget the Stars
Author:Kelsey Kingsley
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Forget the Stars Reviews

  • Reading Addict

    I just finished reading an early copy of Forget the Stars and let me say that Chad's story will not disappoint you! If you have been reading this series since Daises and Devin, you have come to know Chad Wilcox, the tatted Texan guitar player. Chad is now turning 30 and for him it's a big deal. He had a vision for his life and that included being married and possibly having a couple of kids. His girlfriend of 8 years was never on board with Chad's plan and he wonders if its just not meant to be.

    I just finished reading an early copy of Forget the Stars and let me say that Chad's story will not disappoint you! If you have been reading this series since Daises and Devin, you have come to know Chad Wilcox, the tatted Texan guitar player. Chad is now turning 30 and for him it's a big deal. He had a vision for his life and that included being married and possibly having a couple of kids. His girlfriend of 8 years was never on board with Chad's plan and he wonders if its just not meant to be. Chad also has a serious health issue going on that he keeps pushing under the rug. Maybe if he ignores it enough it will go away on its own. Chad is home in Texas living with his parents before heading out on the band's next tour. While he is there, he runs into his childhood best friend Molly. These two were inseparable until high school and its cliques broke them apart. They have rarely seen each other in the last 12 years even though their mothers are best friends. Molly is an amazing character. She has grown and matured and is in a very happy place in her life. She has no desire to look back and just lives in the present. Forget the Stars is a very reflective story. It's all about personal growth, finding ones happiness and choosing the path that is right for oneself. I loved these two together and enjoyed every moment of their way to rediscovering each other. Chad was great but Molly is my hero. She is a fictional character that I think every reader can connect with because I think that everyone has a bit of Molly in them. Forget The Stars is a must read. It's not a rock band story but a story about two people that just happen to perform in a rock band. Do yourself a favor and read this today!

  • Zilpha Owens

    4.5 Wish List Stars

    I think my heart broke with the opening pages. And I’m sure it was supposed to because Kelsey Kingsley is good like that. Those feelings and emotions, happy or sad, are what I’ve come to expect from her stories and it’s what I love about them too. She writes a beautiful romance about life - the good and the bad.

    Chad Wilcox is a loving son and fantastic band member but he wants more. He wants a wife and family. He wants to feel better. I wanted more for

    4.5 Wish List Stars

    I think my heart broke with the opening pages. And I’m sure it was supposed to because Kelsey Kingsley is good like that. Those feelings and emotions, happy or sad, are what I’ve come to expect from her stories and it’s what I love about them too. She writes a beautiful romance about life - the good and the bad.

    Chad Wilcox is a loving son and fantastic band member but he wants more. He wants a wife and family. He wants to feel better. I wanted more for him. He deserves it.

    Molly Dyer is so sweet it’s hard to imagine what she went through. But from that experience she’s grown into a strong, self-confident woman. But with that confidence she may have given up on some of her wishes. I hope she hasn’t.

    We all have wants and regrets and things we would change given the opportunity. I loved how Chad & Molly’s story explored that through the past and present. It focused on true support and unconditional love and health issues we sometimes have no control over. They may be characters in a romance, but they are as real as you can get.

    Kelsey’s stories are always filled with characters you want to know on a personal level. And not just the main couple, but the supporting cast as well. It’s all about love, second chances, family, friends, acceptance, and everything in between. I loved it.

    P.S. Friends are the best. Sebastian is definitely one of them. Read his story in The Life We Wanted.

  • L.J. Evans

    Kelsey Kingsley's stories always bring emotion and poetry. Her words are powerful, and this story is no exception. Chad and Molly's story is real and beautiful. You won't want to miss this lovely story!

    "If I could just stop time from carrying on, I would never, ever choose to leave this moment for as long as I lived. Just to be free and happy, with her."

  • Donna Ladd

    I received an early copy of Forget the Stars from Kelsey Kingsley and holy smokes! I love Chad and Molly! This may be my favorite story so far! I love how real her characters are.

  • Sheila

    I make no excuses for my love of Kelsey Kingsley's characters, and this Forget the Stars is no exception. We met our successful guitarist in previous books. Chad (Chaddington Bear, oh my gosh) is thirty and not where he thought he'd be at this age. He is living at home between tours with a over-involved parents, has a girlfriend who won't commit, and has some serious health issues that are getting worse. He also has some lingering guilt for treating his childhood friend and neighbor, Molly, poor

    I make no excuses for my love of Kelsey Kingsley's characters, and this Forget the Stars is no exception. We met our successful guitarist in previous books. Chad (Chaddington Bear, oh my gosh) is thirty and not where he thought he'd be at this age. He is living at home between tours with a over-involved parents, has a girlfriend who won't commit, and has some serious health issues that are getting worse. He also has some lingering guilt for treating his childhood friend and neighbor, Molly, poorly while chasing high school popularity.

    Molly, on the other hand, has worked hard to put the bullied girl and abandoned friend of her childhood behind her as she enjoys local success as a singer. She, too, has an overbearing mom with whom she shares some trauma from her dad leaving them for a newer, shinier family. This understandably shapes Molly's self-worth. Where Molly could easily be written as a bitter, she chooses to remain as open-hearted and caring. Molly has scars with which we all can relate, but she shines in spite (and in some cases because) of them.

    Chad and Molly reconnect and forge a new friendship, one where Chad and his band give Molly the chance to open for their band's tour. The proximity lends Molly a window into how serious Chad's health issues have become. She forces him to be honest about it and is his support when he is diagnosed with UC. Here, Kingsley not only shows the real symptoms and effects of Inflammatory Bowel Disease but also lends such vulnerability to both characters. In the hands of a less compassionate or capable author, this storyline could have been mocking or become preachy. The opposite that happens here. Chad cannot be separated from his chronic diagnosis, and that has repercussions. His parents don't understand, his girlfriend is horrible, and he has to take time off from the band. Molly is his steadying force, and their friendship grows.

    Through the book, both Chad and Molly explore their regrets, what happens when one stops wishing, and what happens when real life doesn't align with the plan. As Molly's star rises, can she see that she is worthy of life's opportunities and permanent romantic love? Can Chad find the love and family he so badly wants while learning to live with his diagnosis? You will root for these two to embrace what they each deserve.

    I wish I could explain my love of the world of the band members and their families. Through each book, they just get better. I love seeing all of my favorites again, and their support of Chad through his diagnosis is exactly what we would want for ourselves. Sebastian and Chad's friendship is so sweet and authentic to the two characters. Molly's parking lot yoga sessions, rom-coms galore, and plenty of unsolicited Sebastian advice give the book heart and laughter. I would want these characters to be my friends. They are so down-to-earth and decent.

    I'll end with what I always say about Kelsey Kingsley's work. Just get it and read it. But this book is extra special. It gives us a glimpse into a painful disease that so many of us either experience or know someone who is affected. Many people with IBD suffer alone since people can be so insensitive to the disease's realties. I hope by shining a light on IBD/UC, we can all be more empathetic to those whose diseases aren't visible. There's so much goodness in this book, and I cannot wait for more people to experience it!

  • Dana

    I love Ms. Kingsley’s writing...like adore her! This book just enforces why I recommend her to everyone!

    Do you know when you start reading a series s characters are introduced and you just hope that they get their own books? Welp.....welcome to Chad’s Book!!!! I LOVE Chad and adored Molly so much!!!

    Their story was complete and pure love!!! The pain the Chad endures, I just could not imagine!! And Molly.....I just loved how she was there for Chad, wanting to help. You could tell from

    I love Ms. Kingsley’s writing...like adore her! This book just enforces why I recommend her to everyone!

    Do you know when you start reading a series s characters are introduced and you just hope that they get their own books? Welp.....welcome to Chad’s Book!!!! I LOVE Chad and adored Molly so much!!!

    Their story was complete and pure love!!! The pain the Chad endures, I just could not imagine!! And Molly.....I just loved how she was there for Chad, wanting to help. You could tell from the written word their love for each other was timeless!!!

  • Love2ReadRomance

    Could not put this book down!!! Forget the Stars is an extremely entertaining read that pulled me in from page one, and I was addicted to every word! I loved Molly and Chad and my heart reached out to them, cheering them on from the beginning.

  • Julia Wolf

    Forget the Stars...wow.

    I'll be honest and say this is my first Kelsey Kingsley book, even though I have been recommended her books in the past. I'll be going back and reading the ones I've missed, because her writing style is so easy to read. For me, this book was like letting out a sigh while wrapped up in a fuzzy blanket, rocking in my favorite rocking chair on a wraparound porch under a moonlit sky.

    It *feels* comfortable, but not boring in the least. As Molly, the heroine in the story

    Forget the Stars...wow.

    I'll be honest and say this is my first Kelsey Kingsley book, even though I have been recommended her books in the past. I'll be going back and reading the ones I've missed, because her writing style is so easy to read. For me, this book was like letting out a sigh while wrapped up in a fuzzy blanket, rocking in my favorite rocking chair on a wraparound porch under a moonlit sky.

    It *feels* comfortable, but not boring in the least. As Molly, the heroine in the story says, comfortable doesn't mean bad. And in this case, comfortable means this book gripped my heart, but Kelsey Kingsley's thoughtful words and careful story telling told me I had nothing to worry about.

    I won't go into a big description of the story; there are plenty of reviews that offer that. I just want to say how special this story is. How lovely the renewed friendship and slowly-blooming love between Chad and Molly was to read. I loved Molly's strength and the way she knows herself and what she wants. Chad is the ultimate tattooed, rocker, cinnamon roll book boyfriend who I sort of want to snuggle with, or maybe just let him talk to me for a while to hear his accent.

    Thank you, Kelsey, for letting me read this. You've got a fan in me!

  • Bookgasms Book Blog

    This is the first book I’ve ever read by Kelsey Kingsley and – holy buckets, you guys – it was

    a delight! Such an emotional, feel-good, unexpected surprise.

    I L-O-V-E-D it.

    I don’t even know where to start with all the flaily gushing I have to do! Which awesome bit of adorableness and emotional perfection do I pick first?

    The band, maybe? The guys? The adorably fun bromance that occasionally acted like a sisterhood? Those yahoos caused my heart to

    bubble over with glee at their utter adorablen

    This is the first book I’ve ever read by Kelsey Kingsley and – holy buckets, you guys – it was

    a delight! Such an emotional, feel-good, unexpected surprise.

    I L-O-V-E-D it.

    I don’t even know where to start with all the flaily gushing I have to do! Which awesome bit of adorableness and emotional perfection do I pick first?

    The band, maybe? The guys? The adorably fun bromance that occasionally acted like a sisterhood? Those yahoos caused my heart to

    bubble over with glee at their utter adorableness. Gahhhhd, I loved that! I loved

    . I loved who they were to Chad, but also who they were to Molly and just…who they were, period. The layers they added to this story, the lightness they provided, and the way I had a smile on my face every single time they popped up in the storyline. This was such good stuff. Such rich, delicious,

    stuff.

    Also? Apparently they all have their own stories and I had no idea. So suffice to say, if this is also

    first Kelsey Kingsley book, it works beautifully as a stand-alone! However, judging by how much I fell in love with these bandmates, I’m going to have to circle back to get their stories so beware: this book might do some damage to your TBR!

    Anyway – on top of these amazing characters, Ms. Kingsley delivered a storyline that was simply top notch. I wasn’t sure how she was going to pull off the chronic illness here. I was intrigued enough to want to find out. I mean, I love a wounded hero, and I loved that this was such a different obstacle for him to overcome, and it was so “

    ”. But I still didn’t know how she was going to make something so decidedly unsexy…

    in a romance novel. And then, she just did it. She just

    !! And…it wasn’t sexy. But it was emotional and honest and handled with such delicate care that I didn’t even notice how unsexy it was. She made Chad real, and then she made his struggle real and my heart hurt for him and my mind worried over him and it was

    and

    and – it just worked. I’m so impressed! I’m so…in

    !

    And then, of course, there’s Chad and Molly themselves – adorable, easy-to-love, and sweetly sexy. Their burn was slow – though it fizzed and sparked throughout the early pages, it wasn’t until late in the book that it really caught flame. And somehow? I didn’t mind that. I didn’t feel impatient with it. It was slow and steady and just perfectly lovely. It’s a friends-to-lovers vibe with just a little bit of second-chance mixed in and it was perfectly executed. I adored them. I

    them, hard and when they finally got together I literally felt like cheering – my heart bubbled over with happiness and, well, I

    can’t wipe this smile off my face. It was just so good. So so so good!

    This is one of those times I am thanking my lucky stars I took a chance on a new-to-me author. The writing was engaging, smart, and effortless to read. The storytelling was honest and sweetly addicting. I craved it when I wasn’t reading it, I wanted to sink into it for hours, lose time with these wonderful characters and their original, adorable, emotionally satisfying love story. I can’t say it enough: I loved it! I adored it! This is an absolute MUST read! ~ Shelly, 5 #Chally Stars

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