Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Pub. Date: April 3, 2014
Rating: 5 STARS!!!!!
All three best-selling books of the Remember Trilogy in one bundle!
REMEMBER WHEN, REMEMBER WHEN 2: The Sequel, and REMEMBER WHEN 3: The Finale.
Remember When is the first story in an NA romance trilogy. It will take you back to that time before the real world kicked in, that limbo between adolescence and adulthood, that trial of hanging on to the past while figuring out where the future will lie.
With heart-shredding romance, steamy love scenes and hilarious eighties references, readers of all ages will find themselves rooting for Layla and dreaming about Trip for years to come. It's an endearing journey through the tumultuous world of friendship, family and high school…
…and the memory of that one incredible guy your heart just can't seem to forget.
Remember When 2 is the second story in an NA romance trilogy. It will bring you back to that exuberant and riotous time of life in your twenties when you struggled to figure out your place in the world and the person you were meant to be…
…and the person you were meant to be with.
Remember When 3 is the third and final book in the Remember Trilogy.
It’s a story about taking chances and following your heart…
and knowing that sometimes, you just have to learn when to let go.
***All books are intended for readers 18+ due to some questionable language, alcohol abuse, smokin' hot sexual situations, and 1980s flashbacks.***
There are some books that are hard to review. You have everything you need to say, but you can't get the words to come out right. That's not the case with the Remember When Trilogy. I started the first book late Thursday night and seriously finished it in one sitting. I laughed and swooned sooooo much. Layla and Trip...gah, their story was so perfect yet heartbreaking at the same time. Heartbreaking because teenagers can be so clueless and well...teenagers. So many things could have avoided if they just talked. But what kind of story would it have been if it were to remain easy? Here's why the first book to me was the best, and my favorite. Torrest took us back to our high school days, took us back decades, and made us fall in love with characters that just jumped out of the pages.
The story was so damn well developed that I hoed that there were really people out there that were just like this. It's a story yes, but to me, it was so much more than that. My stomach fluttered every time something romantic would happen between Trip and Layla. It was as if I were falling in love for the very first time again, it's a great feeling. Then the first book ended and I was left with a huge grin because I got a huge high from reading this beautiful story. Then I started the second book...
This was one that was gut-wrenching pain through my torso. Especially with the way it ended. But I still felt that wonderful magic I felt from the first book; I just hated how they let ten years go by! And I kept wanting to yell that long distance isn't that hard! We've got skype and the Internet...it's not hard to stay in touch anymore! Then I realized, duh...cellphones and the Internet weren't the hot commodity that they are now. They had to rely on snail mail written letters. The two have a second chance encounter when Trip becomes famous and Layla is trying to make her way as a reporter.
The sparks that flew off the page was astronomical; I couldn't get enough. And I sat there wondering again how these two boneheads couldn't see that they loved one another. Again, so much shit could have been avoided if they talked! You're adults now, why in the hell is it so hard to tell it like it is? The angst was on top of its game but all I wanted to see was our favorite duo happy. Why couldn't they just be happy! Then I started the third book...
This is where I tell you that while I stilled like it, I was very disappointed. Do I have to continue to say that all could have been avoided? The two didn't even try. The third story starts off five years later. Five! Whyyy? Why did they have to go so far into the future? They wasted so many years of what should have been being together and happy. By not even trying or talking...they wasted FIVE MORE YEARS. I missed the kid versions of Lay and Trip. That relationship was heart pounding, and non stop swoon. Trip as an adult, I didn't like that much and while the story was still funny, I didn't laugh half as much as the first book.
I missed the whole gang, Lisa, Pick, etc. And I truly do realize that the book is very realistic, in terms of life after high school. Growing up and growing apart. But it still would have given me some peace of mind to have more of the gang together. Overall, I know for a fact this trilogy won't even leave me. Want to know how? I'm still thinking of it two weeks later and not to mention I was sad after I read the last page. Such a beautifully told story and I wish that we could get more of this charming couple aka Lay and Trip. If you haven't read these books yet, I can't recommend enough how good they are. It's definitely a book that will keep you hooked from beginning until the very end. No doubt about it!