Review: Forgetting August by J.L. Berg
She can forgive, but can she forget?
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 this August is real? When the final secret of their shared past is revealed, one of them will make a choice that changes their future forever . . .
4 Star Review
I am not sure where I should go with this review. My feelings are all over the place. Characters I should have despised, I found myself liking. Characters I should have liked, I found myself turning my nose up at them. This happens to me from time to time. I have the opposite feelings about things than everyone else.
So, in reality, I should have despised August. I should have been team Everly, I think. However, no matter what bad things he had done to her in the past, I couldn't help but to like August. Past August didn't play much of a part in this book, so it was hard to look at him as the bad guy.
Then I have Everly. I didn't like her. Not. At. All. None. Zip. I couldn't stand her. She is a whiny, immature person. Her flip-flopping made me dizzy. If it were possible to slap her silly, I would have. Maybe a few times just because.
I devoured this book. It definitely is an emotional ride from start to finish. I felt an array of emotions throughtout the entire story. Between the circumstances and the background, I found myself hoping for things I probably should not have hoped for. What were my hopes? Everly left alone without either guy. No matter what, I just didn't think she deserved a happy ever after with anyone but herself.
That ending! Hehe. I will be honest. I saw it coming from the beginning. Sorry. I wasn't all that shocked with it. It is a cliffy... and you all know I love cliffies! I may have seen it coming, but it sure made me want the second book sooner rather than later. That I can promise you. Bring on Remembering Everly. I have a feeling she isn't as innocent in their past relationship as she makes herself out to be!
Release Date: April 5, 2016
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.