We Came Here to Forget

We Came Here to Forget

From the author of She Regrets Nothing comes a vivid novel about a young Olympic skier who loses everything and escapes to Buenos Aires, where she reinvents herself, meets a colorful group of ex-pats, and is swept off her feet by a mysterious young man with dark secrets of his own.

Katie Cleary has always known exactly what she wants: to be the best skier in the world. As a teenager, she leaves her home to live and train full time with her two best friends, all-American brothers Luke and Blair, whose wealthy father has hired the best coaches money can buy. Together, they are the USA’s best shot at bringing home Olympic gold—as well as a love triangle waiting to happen.

But as the upward trajectory of Katie’s elite skiing career nears its zenith, a terrifying truth about her sister becomes impossible to ignore—one that will lay ruin not only to Katie’s career but to her family and her relationship with Luke and Blair.

With her life shattered and nothing left to lose, Katie flees the snowy mountainsides of home for Buenos Aires. There, she reinvents herself as Liz Sullivan, and meets a colorful group of ex-pats and the alluring, charismatic Gianluca Fortunado, a tango teacher with secrets of his own. This beautiful city, with its dark history and wild promise, seems like the perfect refuge, but can she really outrun her demons?

Told in alternating chapters, Katie grows up, falls in love, and races down the highest peaks on the planet—while Liz is reborn, falls into lust, and sinks into the underground tango scene at the bottom of the world. From the moneyed ski chalets of the American West to the dimly lit milongas of Argentina, We Came Here to Forget explores what it means to dream, to desire, to achieve—and what’s left behind after it all disappears.

Title:We Came Here to Forget
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781982103422
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    We Came Here to Forget Reviews

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    I went into this story with medium level expectations; it seems much of women's fiction is being touted as a dark thriller these days, and when those stories fail to deliver on the promise of a stomac...

  • Kendall

    Oh my goodness was this book so heartbreakingly emotional and beautiful! I had NO Idea how much I would end up loving this story. I'm so glad that I took a chance on this book and fell in love with An...

  • Michelle

    3.5 Stars Rounded DownYou've seen the cover (wow wow wow) and you've read the summary. Katie Cleary is an Olympic skier who has a tragic family secret. The secret becoming public in concert with a car...

  • Kristy K

    2.5 StarsBeautiful cover for what I am sure some will find as a beautiful story, but I struggled with this one. Katie (Liz) has a traumatic event happen that is somehow related to her sister but it ta...

  • Monica Kim: Reader in Emerald City

    The thing about tragedy is that it isn't about just getting through it, it's about getting on with your life when the dust has settled but the landscape is bombed out, smoke in the air, charred remain...

  • Anna Luce

    ★★★✰✰ 3 starsFor the most part We Came Here to Forget was a somewhat inconsistent read. Perhaps this is due to the two timelines, one which follows Katie Cleary as she grows up, and the othe...

  • Ellen ? Book Bellas ?

    “How fierce is denial when acceptance means losing so much?” Beautiful! Andrea Dunlop is one of my favorite contemporary authors. This book tells the story of Katie Cleary, an Olympic athlete w...

  • mindful.librarian ??

    Totally addictive!...

  • Anissa

    I think between having high expectations based on Dunlop's last book She Regrets Nothing that I very much enjoyed and realizing the terrible thing the main character's sister had done so very early on...

  • Angie Pemberton

    4.5. Interesting story, although the way it was told bothered me a little. Well done with the subject matter and complexity of the story overall....