Review: Remembering Everly by J.L. Berg

Posted March 18, 2016 in Review / 3 Comments

Review: Remembering Everly by J.L. Berg

Remembering Everly

Series: Lost & Found #2
by J.L. Berg
Published by Hachette, Forever on July 5th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eARC

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.

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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.

Hot Mess Romance Snoozer

 

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!

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.

We’ve been blessed with two beautiful daughters who continue to amaze and inspire me, and are probably making me go a bit insane. I’m obsessed with yoga and pilates and am a complete chocoholic. I apologize in advance for the amount of sweets in my book.

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.

 

 

Kristin

About Kristin

Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of "happily ever after" books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It's for her family's sake. When not reading, she's homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.

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3 responses to “Review: Remembering Everly by J.L. Berg

  1. Oh noooo! 🙁 🙁
    That really sucks that this one was lame compared to the first. I hate when that happens, especially when you liked the first one. I’m glad I waited to read your reviews for these books! I don’t think I want to read them anymore despite the beautiful covers.
    I’m sorry this wasn’t the best read for you, Kristin! Oh well, on to better books!
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