Remembering EverlySeries: Lost & Found #2
by J.L. Berg
Published by Hachette, Forever on July 5th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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.
It’s easy for me to sit here and write book reviews. I read a book, I take notes, I write what I think and feel. It’s not rocket science.
I can’t imagine how difficult it is to put your heart and soul down on “paper” in verse, to send it out in the world, and to wait for it to be “judged”. Yikes. That’s always on my mind from the moment I take a book for review until I finish writing the book review. I carefully chose my review books so I don’t have to write bad reviews. I can count on one hand how many bad reviews I’ve written.
Unfortunately, I need to add one more.
The first book in this duology, Forgetting August, set some pretty high expectations for the second book, especially after the huge twist ending. Remembering Everly picks up just two weeks later. But the plot and story is set up differently than the first book. I don’t want to spoil anything for either book so it’s hard for me to go into much more detail other than to say that nothing really happens until halfway into the book. And what was an intriguing storyline in the first book fell absolutely flat and fizzled out like a balloon loosing air and making a razzberry noise. 😛
The first book set a standard that the second book just couldn’t keep up with.
I thought the characters were whinier, pontificated to themselves way too much, and would you believe I wasn’t even interested in the romantic scenes? Nope, it held draw for me.
I was able to get to the end; I need my closure. All I can guess is that perhaps because I was reading the ARC is that there are major revisions in the final copy…. hopefully?
I really dislike writing negative reviews… sorry!