on December 1st, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Some days, Everly still thinks she sees him. In the food court at the mall, or in a car speeding past as the light changes. It only lasts a second, but when it happens, she slips back to a time when she was ruled-and nearly ruined-by August Kincaid. And it doesn't matter that she's moved on, that she's about to marry another man. In those moments the only thing she can do to regain control is take a deep breath and remind herself that August can't hurt her-because he's in a coma. Except that he's not anymore.
August is awake. With no memories, he sets out to solve the mystery of his lost life. He unearths a photograph of a beautiful redhead named Everly and knows instinctively that she's the key. But when he finds her, the August she describes is more monster than man.
Tortured by the thought of having hurt her, August wants only to become the man Everly deserves. As the new August emerges, Everly glimpses the person she first fell in love with. But can she trust that thisAugust is real? When the final secret of their shared past is revealed, one of them will make a choice that changes their future forever . . .
First let me start by saying that this book has a cliffhanger, it is not a standalone and has a huge twist at the very end- so for those of you who don’t mind the wait- dive on it. I on the other hand will be stalking J.L. Berg pushing her to release book 2 (Remembering Everly) – which is due out Summer of 2016.
The story opens up and immediately dumps tragedy in your lap. August Kincaid awakens in a hospital bed after a 2 year coma……..alone. All that he has in his possession is a few personal belongings and a picture of a redheaded girl.
Upon August’ awakening- a phone call is made to Everly, his ex-girlfriend and executor of his estate. What was once a beautiful tale of love, the past of their relationship had Everly running as fast as she could and starting life anew. That one dreaded phone call started a series of events that turned Everly’s life upside down and yanked her out of the safe haven she had built for herself.
“Maybe sometimes love isn’t pure. Maybe sometimes it’s toxic – so toxic it consumes a person until they would do anything to have it. Like a drug. If I loved her now, would it be the same as before? Would I consume her?”
The mystery behind the person August once was is what kept me reading this story. The middle of the story started dragging a bit for me but it picked up three fourths of the way through and I sped right through to the end. I definitely look forward the release of the second book.