Synopsis from Goodreads
A contemporary fairy tale with a dirty, sexy twist! UNFORGOTTEN PASSION is a modern, sinfully seductive take on Rapunzel.
As a famous pop star, Raevynn Walsh has lived most of her life surrounded by fame and fortune while her every choice or decision is controlled by others. Each day she dreams of breaking free from her star-studded castle. She may be living a fantasy, but it’s not her own.
Collin Donovan can’t resist an opportunity to attend the Wilder Way Fairy Tale Ball and catch a glimpse of the sensual songstress he’d once adored but had been forced to let go. When the familiar chemistry burns bright, Raevynn turns to Collin to rescue her from her chaotic life and glamorous prison, even if only for a short while.
After escaping the guards, the two lovers unravel the lies around them and rekindle the passions they’d thought were forgotten. With their time coming quickly to an end, can they save the princess from her gilded tower or is she doomed to stay caged in the spotlight forever?
(UNFORGOTTEN PASSION is a STAND-ALONE, second-chance fairy tale romance. No cheating. No cliffhangers)
Erika Wilde absolutely nailed the Rapunzel tropes within Unforgotten Passion, although I did picture a raunchy Tangled rather than the traditional Rapunzel, lol.
Collin and Raevynn grew up next door to each other, transitioning from childhood friends to an intimate relationship as young adults. Unfortunately, Raevynn’s controlling mother had plans for Raevynn’s future which did not include Collin.
Skip forward a number of years where Raevynn is now a famous music sensation and Collin is a security analyst for the Wilder’s and they are both attending the same event hosted by the Wilder’s. Neither Collin nor Raevynn has been able to fully move on from their first love and now they have the opportunity to find some form of closure or even a new beginning!!!
Raevynn is in desperate need of a break from her demanding schedule and even more demanding mother who is also now her manager. Raevynn has also suspected her mother of having a hand in her break-up with Collin but has never been able to prove it. So when Collin approached her at the Wilder Ball, Raevynn takes the opportunity to escape the grind and her mother while spending some time getting re-acquainted with Collin.
The flames of passion and the adoration between Collin and Raevynn are quickly re-ignited. The sense of contentment and security Raevynn feels with Collin allows her to reflect on the course of her future and what would make her the happiest. I especially liked the way in which Raevynn blossomed throughout the story and gained confidence and happiness, not just with Collin but with herself.