by Karin Kallmaker
Is true love hidden in the moments we can’t stop remembering… or in those we choose to forget? There is nothing like a high school reunion to bring the old times flooding back…
Old Passions… Handsome singer Loretta “Rett” Jamison has built herself a successful career and a repertoire filled with romantic ballads and hot jazz. But her failing relationship with lover/manager Trisha York has left a growing emptiness in her heart. Trisha seems to have found what she needs in the arms of younger women. Can Rett find it on the lips of the classmate who gave her the first real taste of passion?
Old Secrets… Former Head Cheerleader Cinny Keilor is an All-American girl… with an all-consuming secret. Still blond and beautiful, leggy Cinny is looking forward to reliving those idyllic days of proms and pep rallies. But has she forgotten those steamy nights in the back seat of another girl’s car?
Old Pain… National Science Award winner Dr. Angelica Martinetta is being honored by the reunion committee for her victories in the war against ovarian cancer. But the former outsider had returned to face a different challenge – can she win the heart of the one woman she has pined for all these years?
From Karin Kallmaker’s unmistakable pen comes this unforgettable lesbian romance of looking back and moving on, set to a sultry jazz ballad.
Staff reviewer, 9/17/10: Kallmaker's best scenes, in my opinion, are the ones that show the fits and starts, stutters and stumbles, instead of the Perfect Sex Scene, especially since the actual sex is still fantastic and hot. I also liked that we get home after the reunion, so it's clear this is a relationship each of them is going to integrate into her real life... A fun, relaxing, sexy story.
Lesbian Review of Books
The heroine is a jazz and blues lounge singer trying to hit the bigtime and to find a decent lover... You've got to love her: she's the kind of indestructible and talented woman we all dream we could be—much like Molly Bolt in Rubyfruit Jungle.
Lambda Book Report
Martha Miller - June, 2000: Inside the pages of a romance, women can find themselves, reveals unhealthy pasts, and discover solutions for anything from troublesome adolescents to unsavory murders. Are romances escape fiction? You bet! Does Unforgettable, a lesbian romance, meet the criteria? Absolutely! ...You can trust this author to give you a good story. The love scenes sizzle, the stakes are high and the ending is happy..
R. Lynne Watson: Kallmaker has been called the 'Queen of Lesbian Romance.' With her novel, Unforgettable, Kallmaker holds on to her well-deserved title. The joy of her novels, however, is not just the sex and romance, but the underlying story she has to tell. Kallmaker always remembers that every good book is built around a strong plot. If you're looking for a great book with which to curl up, find Unforgettable...
Judy Lawrence: Karin Kallmaker takes the reader through a fascinating and totally believable roller coaster with unexpected complications and intriguing plot twists as two women, passionatelyattracted to each other, search for a way for their relationship to flourish.
Journal of Lesbian Studies
The book's underlying message is one of lesbian empowerment... Kallmaker's reign as "queen of lesbian romance" no doubt will continue.