August 19, 2016 by ceresbooksworld
Forgetting August by J.L Berg
Book one in Lost and Found series
Publisher : Grand central publishing
Publication Date : December 1st, 2015
Source : Ebook for Inks and Scratches magazine review
Rating : 3,5
Synopsis (from goodreads)
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 . . .
Everly and August were in love but August began to change, to become more jealous, more protective and the nightmare begins for Everly. That was the past, now it’s been two years that August is in coma in hospital, Everly has a new boyfriend, and she’s engaged and love her life even if she’s seeing August sometimes. And August wakes up, with absolutely no memories and Everly will have to fight her feelings.
I like J.L Berg other books and I really like her writing style, she knows how to create characters with problems. This book is not an exception, Everly is damaged by her life with August, not all their life was bad but bad memory never fades.
I can’t say that Everly is happy in her new life, she’s trying to be but she didn’t have the closure she needs. So when August wakes up it will be very hard for her. The memories will come back, the good and the bad ones, she will try to let august in his misery. Everly is not a character with whom I can compare, she’s volatile and this kind of people harasses me. She’s thinking that what happens to her is awful and don’t get me wrong, she’s right about that but what I’m saying is that August has no memory at all, he doesn’t remember his first girlfriend, his friends, his birthday. I think that is awful and Everly could have let him know all the things he need. But she took her time, she didn’t tell him right away what his job is, who his friends are or even more things about his childhood. I think that it’s a little selfish of her.
August would love to remember his past but when he’s seeing Everly and discovers that the hurt he’s seeing in her eyes, are only because of him, he wants a new beginning. I like August because I can’t imagine what it is to not remember who you are, what you’ve done, who was your parents, where you live. It’s very hard for him and discovering that the girl he loves, hates him make things harder. He’s trying to let Everly live her life quietly with her fiancé and I think that it’s a very good aspect of his character, he won’t harass her.
There are some secondary characters who are important like Tabitha, who is Everly’s psychiatrist and Brick, who is August’s therapist and friends. Ryan is Everly’s boyfriend and I think that he has no pride, certain events leave me perplexed for him, I am not in his place but his reactions are rather surprising.
This story is good and I know that life isn’t always pink for everyone but I don’t know on which side I am right now because after reading this book, I’m more on August’s side than Everly’s.
The romance is here but not in the way you think, there is a love triangle even if love is a big thing.
One thing I can say it’s that the end surprising me in a good way and I definitely wants to read Remembering Everly which will be released in march, 2016 in ebook.
About the author
J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready Series. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she’s not writing, you will find her with her nose stuck in a romance novel, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.