So.... In the midst of my turmoil of trying to find the words for my review for Part Two, I realized I hadn't written a review for Part One. I believe when I read Part One, I had this same issue... which is most likely why a review was never written. I agonized over it so much, putting it on the back-burner awaiting a clear head, I didn't write it. So, here I am now. Trying to find the words for BOTH books. Really? I keep smacking my self in the head. These are not books that can be easily reviewed... but I will do my best to convince you to read them.
**Please note, this is a SERIES of novellas... They tell ONE story and MUST be read in order. If you don't like cliffhangers, then wait to read all three. The third one might be out later this summer.**
Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen.
Complete strangers since this morning.
He'll do anything to remember. She'll do anything to forget.
Okay, well, here I go...
With this book, we don't know what exactly we are getting ourselves into. Let's be honest. The synopsis doesn't really give anything away. It leaves the plot as a mystery... Well, it is a mystery. Truly it is...
So, I can't really tell you what the book is about. For real. I can't. I haven't quite figured it out yet. What I can tell you is exactly what the synopsis does. Forget. Remember. Those are the keys words in this story. It's like groundhog day on crack. Except, the reliving over and over again has meaning... What kind of meaning? I DON'T FREAKING KNOW... so stop asking!
We do get to know the characters though. Silas. The boy everyone loves... But really, he is a bit of a penis. Charlie. The girl everyone loved, but now loves to hate. They are in a relationship. Or were they in a relationship? Either way, there was a relationship. What happened? Again, I don't really know. I have my suspicions, but I really don't know.
This part of the story is the beginning... well the middle really. Giving you all of the past and present pieces, not necessarily in order, to a greater puzzle. The big mystery. The big question. With every piece we get, we have yet another, "WHY?". I asked that so many times while reading this.
Ugh. I was suckered in. Right from the first sentence. Hook. Line. Sinker. SUCKER! And if I am honest, I am not mad (maybe a little) or ashamed. I loved every freaking second of this book. I was left with more questions than fathomable. No answers. So I sit and stew until I can read the next book.
“Never forget that I was your first real kiss. Never forget that you’ll be my last.
And never stop loving me between all of them.
Never stop, Charlie.
Silas races against time as more truths unravel, while others twist tighter together. And now, the stakes are higher as Silas’ control slips and others begin to point fingers. Charlie is in trouble and he must be the one to bridge the chasm between their past and their present. Because somewhere between I love yous and Never Nevers and Never Agains, a truth they can't imagine, beckons to be found.
“Where are you, Charlie?”
Oh for the love of GOD! Just shoot me NOW! Answers... I need answers... Now I have more questions. Nothing really answered. Confusion. Dang it. I want to cuss so very badly. But I won't, for two reasons:
1. Amazon won't post my review
2. Amazon won't post my review
So, this is me telling you that I am cussing up a storm, out loud, right now. Can you hear me? I am sure you can.
What the heck just happened? Why Charlie? What the ever loving frickfrack was that?
|This is me. Right. Now. Well, with dark hair and glasses, but this is me. I promise you.|
Okay, so, Book Two. Uuummm. When is Book Three coming out again? Because, I, uhhh, NEED it. Like really, really need it. NOW!
What can I tell you about Book Two? Well, I am not sure. For those procrastinators who haven't read Book One, I can't tell you about Book Two. But I can tell all of you that you will be sucked right back into the story of Silas and Charlie. And you WILL have more questions. Not answers, per say. However, I can tell you that you will love every, single, torturous second. If you don't, well shame on you. Everyone has a masochist side. So don't deny it. Don't hide it. You long for Colleen and Tarryn to confuse the heck out of you. (<---- Right there? I wanted to cuss a little bit more.)
We are back to groundhog day. Another repeat, but not a repeat. Take notes. Silas does. Maybe you should too. Write them down. Go back and reread Book One. Take notes. Let's put the pieces together. There has to be clues we are missing. There just has to be. You see this? I am like a crackhead. I can't form a coherent thought or sentence. This effect? Marvelous. Being as how I can't wrap my head around either book? GENIUS! Like I said before. I am a SUCKER. And yes, I am STILL FLOVING it. But, my big question is.... how is this only a three part story? I can't see all of the pieces coming together in one more novella. Colleen? Tarryn? Are you sure there is only one more installment or are you messing (replace with the f-bomb) with us? Really, are you?
WAIT! I do have one more thing I want to discuss... It's the whole cliffhanger debate. Clearly, there are cliffhangers. Like I said at the beginning of this post, if you don't like them, wait to read the series. Too often we see those who can't conduct themselves properly, and berate authors for cliffhangers. I just want to say, don't be THAT person. You know, a douche. Yeah, I said it. So what? These are works of fiction. It's called creative control. Live with it. Deal with it. It really isn't that serious.