Book Review: Do You Remember? by Mandy Baggot

do_you_remember_mandy_baggotWhat’s it about?

First Love. First Loss. Last chance?

2005 was the most traumatic year of Emma Barron’s life. It was the year her mother died and the year she met Guy Duval. Eight years on, she’s an English teacher with a doting boyfriend and a young son. Life’s been hard but now it’s comfortable. She’s settled and content…so why would she risk it all for another chance with the man that broke her heart?

Guy’s an international renowned footballer newly signed to a top UK team. But behind the confident facade is a man determined to drown the horrors from his childhood with fame, success and money.

Unable to confide in her best friend, Ally, Emma tries to hold her life together as her heart is pulled apart. Did she turn her back on love too soon?

Neither of them know what really happened on 5 September 2005 and as events are slowly revealed can anyone cope with the truth?

My thoughts

This was the first of Mandy Baggot’s novels that I’d read and to be honest, it was not what I expected it was much better. And yes Mandy…I think we all remember even if we’d like to forget!

Set in the present day and in 2005 the whole book is twists and turns of what happened in Guy’s past, what happened in Emma’s past – both of them not knowing each others secrets and how this will affect their future. This is compulsive reading as you just have to find out. The last few chapters I just raced through and it was a very late night but the ending, when I (finally) put two and two together – well there was a sharp intake of breath I can tell you!

However, after this shock moment I then started to think of the practicalities and my sensible side kicked in and made me think…mmm not quite sure they would have got away with this. But push that to the side and you’ve got a great romance novel with more than just a boy meets and cops off with girl story!

For lovers of great chick lit this is for you 🙂


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About the Author

Mandy Baggot

Mandy Baggot brings you award-winning fiction! In 2012 she won the coveted Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK’s Festival of Romance. Her novel Strings Attached was also short listed for Best Author Published Read!

Mandy writes strong contemporary romance and characters you’ll fall in love with. Previously self-published, she was traditionally signed by US publishing house Sapphire Star Publishing in January 2012. Shortly afterwards she became a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.  She has recently signed a two book deal with Harper Collins’ Romance Imprint, Harper Impulse.

She regularly writes of writing magazines and blogs and is a regular contributor to online magazine, Loveahappyending Lifestyle.

Mandy lives near Salisbury in Wiltshire, UK with her husband, two daughters and two cats called Kravitz and Springsteen.

She is an advocate for women in business and belongs to the networking group Women on Wednesdays.

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  1. Mandy Baggot
    9th September 2013 / 9:10 am

    Thank you so much for that great review of Do You Remember? I love that you questioned what happened with your sensible side! I do like to challenge readers that way in my books! Would it really happen that way? It’s an extreme situation. Could it really happen that way? Theoretically it could. And anything is possible in fiction! Thank you so much for having me and I’m glad you enjoyed Emma and Guy’s story!

    Mandy 🙂

  2. 9th September 2013 / 2:35 pm

    Fabulous review, Mandy! Well done you 🙂 Thank for sharing!

  3. 9th September 2013 / 5:00 pm

    Mandy has this skill of making anything seem possible in ALL of her romance novels Lindsay.

    Fabulous review. Thank you for taking part in Mandy’s tour.

  4. 9th September 2013 / 8:38 pm

    Great review. I have just purchased the book and cannot wait to read it.

    • 11th September 2013 / 7:50 pm

      Great! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

  5. 17th September 2013 / 12:43 am

    Thanks for sharing, I hadn’t heard of Do You Remember before. It looks like a great book and I have added it to my ‘to read’ list on Goodreads 🙂

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