Read-A-Long and Giveaway: Forgetting August by JL Berg
REMEMBERING EVERLY releases in one week and we're participating in the read-a-long of FORGETTING AUGUST to get ready! Today we're discussing chapters 6 - 11! Be sure to check it out below and enter to win a signed copy of the second book in the duet, REMEMBERING EVERLY!
Read an excerpt from this section:After another brutal session with Dr. HappyFeelGood, I lay back in my hospital bed, my eyes searching out the city below, wondering what life outside might be like now. It’d only been two years. Two fucking years. It seemed insignificant and insurmountable at the same time. It wasn’t like I was one of those coma patients who awoke after decades and found the entire world completely altered— family and friends dead or aged beyond recognition— with an entire lifetime of history behind them. Two years really wasn’t that long— a couple of iPhone upgrades. Maybe a few missed holidays. But for someone who’d been asleep for those twenty-four months, I wondered just how much I’d missed. My fingers itched to turn on the television, to binge watch the news and late night TV. But I had been instructed not to do so. “Only research the time you lost for now,” the doctor had instructed. Why? I had no idea. Probably to keep my weak, fragile brain from overloading. The way everyone tiptoed around me in here, that seemed a real possibility. Like I was a recently found nuclear bomb no one knew how to diffuse. The nurses and doctors all spoke in hushed tones when they entered my room, as if anything louder than a whisper might set me off into some deranged fit. Hell, even the woman who brought in my food looked fearful of me. Was I that much of a freak? Didn’t people wake up from comas all the time? I guess not. I knew I was a rarity. I understood the situation was unique and they were treading in uncharted territory when it came to treating me, but it still hurt. The loneliness. My solitary life. I was a man brought back from the brink of death to what? Usually you read these amazing stories of coma patents waking up to be reunited with their families… wives and loved ones. I had no one. Nothing but a box of memories I didn’t understand.
Favourite Quotes“How did I get it back? I wanted it all back.” “No doubt, this was exactly what he was hoping for, and I was falling for his scheme beautifully. But as it had always been with all things August-related, I just couldn’t stop myself.” “I was too damned nice. Too damned nice and a whole lot of stupid.”
Do you think Everly should have driven August home?
Do you have memories you would choose to forget if you could?
Have you ever experienced a secret like Everly talks about - one that digs its way into your soul?
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About FORGETTING AUGUSTShe 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 . . .
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About the second book in the Lost & Found duet, REMEMBERING EVERLY:
After two years in a coma, August Kinkaid has forgotten the darkness in his past. But his past hasn't forgotten him. His beautiful former fiancée, Everly, remembers every tumultuous moment of their stormy relationship. The sizzling passion. The web of lies. And the terrible secret Everly's been hiding since her last fateful night with August.Now the truth is out and August remembers everything. As his long-buried memories come flooding back, he begins to understand why Everly would want to move on with her life. Why she would give her heart to another man. And why August should try to forget her once and for all. But he can't give up on the only woman he's ever loved. Even if he has to reopen old wounds--and face the darkest demons of his past--August will do whatever it takes for a second chance with Everly. He let her slip away once. He's not about to spend the rest of his life remembering Everly when he could be holding her in his arms forever . . .
REMEMBERING EVERLY releases April 5th! Preorder it now: