Title: Remembering Us
Author: Stacey Lynn
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: January 14, 2014
Hosted by: Love Between the Sheets Promotions
My life was perfectly mapped out for me since before the day I was born. I followed it, begrudgingly, because it’s what was expected. And then one day, everything changed. I woke up. Different. Independent. Free from all the rules that had surrounded me. Only I have no idea how I got to where I am. I have no memory of graduating college. No memory of Adam, the boyfriend I live with. He loves me. And I love him. At least that’s what everyone says. Except when my memories return to me as dreams, I see a different man than the one everyone claims is perfect for me. He terrifies me. He makes my heart race and he makes me feel things I’ve never felt before. I have no idea if I want to welcome the emotional roller-coaster that his piercing brown eyes and messy black hair puts me on every time I get a glimpse of him, or if I want to run back to the safe shelter of the scripted life-plan that used to be mine.
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“I’m not helping you in order to get a date. I hear you have plenty.”
One side of lips twitches up. “I don’t date, Amy. I don’t need to.”
Right. Because Adam is sex on a stick and most of the girls on campus are willing to jump into his bed without being asked.
“Then you won’t be hurt when I tell you no. Again.”
“I may never recover.” His eyes darken and my belly does that flip-flop thing it’s been doing for the last few weeks when he brushes up against me. I blink, trying to clear my thoughts and regain my sanity, but when I do, Adam’s hand is no longer holding his pencil on the table. Instead, his hand is brushing away a lock of my brown hair and his hand rests on the back of my neck, playing with my hair and pulling me forward.
My breath hitches just as his lips are inches from me. I freeze, putting pressure on his hand to stop the forward movement.
His eyes sparkle in mischief.
“What are you doing?”
His tongue darts out, sucking lightly on his top lip, making it almost disappear. He laughs. “I’m going to kiss you, Ames. And then you’re going to finally agree to a date with me.”
“One kiss and I’ll be unable to resist you? Is that your plan?”
“Sounds like a good plan to me.”
I bet his kisses leave a girl gasping for breath and throwing her morals to the floor along with her clothes.
"It has been weeks since I woke up from a coma and I don't remember anything more than the fact that I live with a stranger and I don't like him when I dream."
Having just finished Remembering Us I shall just say it should come with a warning to stock up on extra tissues, this story pulled at my heart strings until my heart finally broke. I was pulled in from the first page and was taken on a roller coaster of emotions, some parts at the beginning I found myself confused about each of the characters' agendas, not knowing whether to love them or hate them especially with all the twists and turns.
I loved Amy and I can tell you I was shouting at my kindle and willing her with my mind to remember and that being sooner rather than later. My heart went out to her when her mind gave her the tiniest of snippets of her past memories, but not always the happiest of memories of her past life or the man she was supposed to be in love with.
"Stop trying so hard to remember. Stop thinking and just feel. Feel me, Amy. It's what we've always done best."
My heart just broke for Adam, there where seriously times I had to stop reading to compose myself and dry my eyes to carry on reading!! Adam is so patient, caring and supportive, he pulled at my heart so many times through this story. He just never gave up through all of Amy's meltdowns and rejections, he never lost faith in their love for each other and never once thought their love would be lost and that she would eventually remember how much they loved another.
When it comes to supportive friends you don't get better than Zander and Kelsey. Always there to support and lend a shoulder to cry on and to kick arse when the going gets tough while adding a bit of humour into this intense, crazy roller coaster of emotions Amy and Adam are going through separately, when it should be nothing but together. Zander and Kelsey do a grand job helping to fix them.
I loved Remembering Us, it's such a different story to what I have read before - beautifully written, full of raw emotion about one woman's forgotten love and a man's fight and determination to help her remember, while they are both fighting for the same goal...Remembering Us!!
*I would like to thank Stacey Lynn for providing me with an arc in exchange for an honest review.*
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About the Author
Amazon Bestselling Author Just One Song and Just One Week Don't Lie to Me, released on July 15, 2013 Remembering Us - coming January, 2014 I am a wife, a mom, and a writer. I can often be found curled up on the couch with a good book, or obsessively eating Skittles in a very complicated and organized manner. No joke.