A bouquet of white roses and twinkle lights sit on a table. A tablet features the book "Forget Me Not."

Professional Book Nerds Podcast, Author Insights

Love & second chances with debut author Julie Soto in “Forget Me Not”


Jul 28, 2023

Julie Soto
Author Julie Soto

“Julie Soto is my favorite writer, period.” This high praise coming from Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis.

Bursting onto the scene, Soto’s deliciously spicy and funny debut novel Forget Me Not about a wedding planner and her grumpy ex that must work together to plan a celebrity event is already getting rave reviews since it was released on July 11. Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal and others have called it “swoon-worthy... a pitch-perfect romance” and “one of the best books of the year.”

One of those “swooning” fans was Emma from the Professional Book Nerds. She recently invited Julie to chat on the podcast about her new novel, along with the importance of hometowns, redefining failure, the grumpy sunshine trope, Julie’s transition from writing fanfiction to novels, Sacramento and so much more.

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More about the book

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Ama Torres is an optimistic wedding planner who doesn’t believe in marriage. But weddings? They’re amazing. Elliot Bloom is a brooding florist who hates owning a flower shop…until a certain bright-eyed, donut-loving workaholic shows up at his door.

Once upon a time, they collaborated on events by day, and by night, Ama traced the intricate flower tattoos etched along his body. Then Ama shattered his heart and never spoke to Elliot again.

Now they’re working on an event that could make or break both of their careers—except neither of them has gotten over what happened two years ago. Things are not helped by the two brides, who see the obvious chemistry between Ama and Elliot and are determined to set them up, not knowing their complicated history. But as the wedding takes on a life of its own, Ama and Elliot are about to discover that some things can survive a complete catastrophe.

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The Professional Book Nerds

The Professional Book Nerds

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About the Author

Annie Suhy has been working in the book industry since 2006. When she’s not working, practicing yoga, or petting cats, she’s doing paint-by-numbers and buying more plants. An avid poetry fan, her favorite collection is "The Splinter Factory" by Jeffrey McDaniel.


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