Remembering Everly by J.L. Berg

Posted May 16, 2016 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments

Remembering Everly by J.L. BergRemembering Everly by J.L. Berg
Series: Lost & Found #2
Format: eBook
Published by Forever Source: Purchased
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Dark, Love to Hate, Love Triangle, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, Revenge, Romance, Second Chances
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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 fiancée, 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 . . .

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You really should not read this book or this review if you haven’t read the first book, Forgetting August, this book without a doubt can’t be read without reading that book first. I loved Forgetting August, I mean I felt like it was really fresh and original and super interesting, the characters were compelling, and then it ended on like a big “whoa” moment. So naturally the second I finished reading Forgetting August, I preordered for this book, dying to know what was going to happen next.

So a little recap is that August and Everly used to be together, August basically has amnesia after an attack. Everly is very affected by this both because he used to be her boyfriend and also because August was without a doubt emotionally abusive, like used to lock her in a room (to keep her safe). In the first book they actually get back together until the someone from August’s past shows back up and Everly leaves August and goes back to her old fiance, Ryan. And then it’s revealed at the end that August knows Everly is the one who hit him causing his coma and amnesia.

It was such a set up for like a fantastic next book, I mean what is August going to do, is he going back to him callus ways and maybe blackmail her, or call the police, I mean what is going to happen. Is Everly going to fess up to Ryan what really happened between her and August and why the whole thing is so hard for her. I was dying to know. And then I really dug into this book. And it was so slow. There was so much filler in the book I just wanted the good stuff.

Ryan and Everly are basically just roommate for reason passing understanding are getting married, and I felt bad for her a little about that, I mean it’s clear she loved August, but I get she had to protect herself. But August, man August, you kill me. He was so easily just walked back into his old life. He let the other guy from his past just take over everything, completely blackmail him, mess his relationships, I mean this guy is horrible, and August just kind of lets it all happen. Also August starts a relationship with someone else that I really didn’t like, I mean it was clear that he didn’t want her, he only had eyes for Everly so it almost felt cruel the way he let this girl really want him, I mean he even met her family.

My biggest problem with this book is that it was just all so slow and felt like filler. I mean probably the last third of the book was good, because the plot was moving along again, but the first third just felt like it would go on and on forever. I think I might have built this book up to much in my head, but it didn’t live up to my expectations. I will say I do really like the writers style, and just from the first book alone I will be reading more of her work in the future. And even though I didn’t LOVE this book, the first book is so good that I would still recommend reading the series all together.
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About J.L. Berg

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.

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.

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