After the way Forgetting August ended I was really looking forward to getting my hands on Remembering Everly and seeing how everything worked out between them, because there was no doubt in my mind that they were meant to have an HEA after everything they had been through. So, I got settled and dove in, but unlike in Forgetting August where I kept turning the pages to see what would happen next, this time I spent a good portion of the first half of the book turning the pages in hopes that something would happen next.
It pains me to admit that, but that’s the truth. I just couldn’t get fully invested in August and Everly going through the process of figuring their issues out and finally coming to the conclusion that they needed to be together come hell or high water and so a good portion of the book just dragged for me. Thankfully there were just enough high points that kept me going and managed to get me invested just enough to want to smack some sense into them and yell Hallelujah! (in my head) when they finally got themselves sorted. Once that happened things picked up and while I would have liked a little more time with some aspects of the story, like dealing with the whole Trent the socio-psychopath issue, I did enjoy watching as August and Everly finally came clean with each other and got their HEA.
While I didn’t love this book, which could definitely be chalked up to a whole ‘it’s not you, it’s me’ thing, the duet as a whole was still an enjoyable read. Overall, the plot twists were well done and the characters, and all that they’d been through, captured enough of my curiosity to see things through to the end.
~ ARC provided by Forever Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ~
After two years in a coma, August Kinkaid has forgotten the darkness in his past. But his past hasn’t forgotten him. His beautiful former fiancé, Everly, remembers every tumultuous moment of their stormy relationship. The sizzling passion. The web of lies. And the terrible secret Everly’s been hiding since her last fateful night with August.
Now the truth is out and August remembers everything. As his long-buried memories come flooding back, he begins to understand why Everly would want to move on with her life. Why she would give her heart to another man. And why August should try to forget her once and for all.
But he can’t give up on the only woman he’s ever loved. Even if he has to reopen old wounds—and face the darkest demons of his past—August will do whatever it takes for a second chance with Everly. He let her slip away once. He’s not about to spend the rest of his life remembering Everly when he could be holding her in his arms forever . . .
I’m a California native, who lives in the South – Virginia to be exact. I still prefer sushi to fried chicken, avocados to okra, and I absolutely loathe humidity. I do love watching the seasons change though. My husband and I have been here for ten years, and I still get giddy like a school girl every time it snows.
I’m married to my high school sweetheart. We were married young, barely out of high school. Everyone told us we were crazy and stupid. We’ll be celebrating 12 years of marriage this year, and I love him more every single day. We’re living proof that true love knows no age limit.
We’ve been blessed with two beautiful daughters who continue to amaze and inspire me, and are probably making me go a bit insane. I’m obsessed with yoga and pilates and am a complete chocoholic. I apologize in advance for the amount of sweets in my book.
I’m absolutely obsessed with romance novels (duh) and probably could have built a vacation home with the amount of money I’ve invested in them over the years. Romance novels take you to another place, making your heart race, emotions swell, passion run free. After so many years of meeting hundreds of fictional characters and discovering their worlds, I found myself creating my own.
I am represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.