Author: J.L. Berg
Genre: New Adult
August Isn’t so easy to forget!
Everly and August were madly in love with each other…until things changed and August became obsessive, paranoid, possesive, and abusive. Despite the downward spiral of their relationship, Everly refused to give up hope, but August’s behavior only worsened. The night August planned on explaining everything to Everly, he was involved in a fatal accident..
He has now awakened from a two and a half year coma, and has amnesia; he remembers nothing and no one, nothing of the man he was or the life he led before. While going through his belongings, he comes across a photo of a beautiful red-haired woman and a green jewel, two clues about his identity and the cause of his accident. Although he has no idea who the woman in the photo is, he immediately feels a strong connection to her and feels the need to find her. Thus, begins a new story, eventually leading to August’s true identity and the mystery surrounding his current situation.
This story was beautifully written. It is a love story told from the perspectives of both August and Everly. The story dances along a thin line of being a dark romance but mostly falls under the genre of new adult romance. The author made me feel as if I was right there with Everly, feeling every ounce of distrust, confusion and longing as well as the angst she experiences when finally realizing she has to make a choice-stay with the man who was there for her and saved her when she was at her lowest, or give the man who hurt her so badly another chance? I was also able to connect with August’s character and the frustration he felt in wanting to find out who he was before his new life and why he feels such a strong connection to Everly despite not remembering her.
And through it all, there’s still the huge mystery surrounding August’s accident. What had occurred that landed him in the hospital and in a coma for over 2 years in the fist place? What will be discovered if August’s memory ever returns?
This is definitely a book worth reading. There is a lot of back and forth, but the author navigates through the past and interweaves it with the present smoothly. The emotions and frustrations each character experiences jumps out at you from the pages. There were a few things I I felt a bit judgemental about, but I soon found myself in the character’s shoes and sympathizing with their plights/dilemmas.
I definitely recommend this story be put on your TBR list if you haven’t read it, and I give it a 4. 5/5 stars. I will be reading the sequel, ‘Finding Everly’, as soon as it arrives in the mail. Stay tuned for the review…*
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