Thursday, 28 April 2016

Review: J.L Berg's "Remembering Everly (Lost & Found # 2)."
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After a stunning cliffhanger ending in Forgetting August, USA Today bestselling author J.L. Berg delivers the happily ever after that fans have been waiting for in the sequel, REMEMBERING EVERLY.

He's forgotten his past, but it hasn't forgotten him. After losing two years of his life trapped in a coma, August Kincaid will do anything to win back the love of his life. But his past threatens to destroy his second chance at happiness, it's Everly who is in danger of paying for his crimes.

Review: Surj 

"Forgetting August (book #1 in the Lost & Found series) was such a beautiful, emotional yet (equally) angst ridden second chance romance that completely swept me off my feet. I loved the characters and their story (with it's air of mystery). But it was the cliff hanger ... that ball buster of a cliff hanger that had me desperate to read the second and final book in this duology entitled "Remembering Everly." I wanted to see this couple get their HEA but there was still much I didn't know. So much about August Kincaid that remained locked in the past... a past he didn't completely remember. And then of course there was Everly's own little secret that really did throw a spanner in the works too. So of course, with thoughts of the pair going crazy in my mind, the minute I got my hands on this conclusion to their story, I couldn't resist. I got stuck right in. 

"Remembering Everly" began more or less where "forgetting August" finished which was great but very quickly, I found myself feeling a little bit disconnected from the story. I don't think I could give you one specific reason but the further I read, the more the little niggles started to bother me. The pace of the book definitely felt much slower than the first book and I guess there seemed to be a lot of content that (in my opinion) was unnecessary. There were so many occasions I found myself skimming paragraphs and even pages just to get to bits that I felt influenced the overall story instead of (what felt like) fillers. 

In terms of August and Everly, I loved these characters in the first book but felt completely disconnected from them in the second. I kept hoping this would change and my feelings for each of them would resurface but it didn't happen. Each of them had so many moments where they drove me crazy. Where I found myself going round and round in circles with the couple to the point where they  frustrated the hell out of me. The decisions they made,  the paths they chose felt so ... I don't know... forced and in the same breath unnecessary. I needed more from them but I felt I just got the same thing time and time again. As August's past continued to resurface, I was hoping something would come to his mind that would bring back that nervous, unsettling sense of foreboding I'd had in the first book but it just didn't come. When everything did finally come to ahead, I felt so disconnected from the characters and the story that it just didn't affect me the way I had hoped. 

I'm really gutted this conclusion to Everly and August's story didn't 100% work for me. There were definitely good bits but those were unfortunately overshadowed by the bits that just didn't work for me. I rated "Remembering Everly" ❤️❤️❤️

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