Release date : Dec 1, 2015
Rating: 3 Stars
Blurb: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 . . .
What an emotional rollercoaster ride with unexpected twists. A lot. With “Forgetting August” you get a story about a woman called Everly whose former boyfriend was in coma. Around 2 years later he wakes up- and with waking up he literally causes a breakup with EverlyÂ´s fiancÃ© Ryan. A triangle including lots of twists, emotional breakdowns and decisions with consequences. In general I have to say that I really enjoyed the story. The plot line was good as I never really read such a book. It is dealing with a topic that you usually never really consider for a book. A book that in this case a book that definetly caught my attention from the very first page.
I really like how J.L. Berg introduced us the characters….characters that are all somehow connected while it at the same time felt like they are all totally on their own, lonely even.
While I really like the “new” August, I had difficulties with Everly as her character in general doesnÂ´t seem very likeable. Of course she had this really sad past which did show her how lucky she is now, but still I didnÂ´t agree at all with her decisions even if I understand that emotions can influence them in a way which doesnÂ´t always work out very well. August is definetly connected with all the twists in the story of which we have got plenty. I like the fact that it never gets boring, but at the same time some of the twists doesnÂ´t make any sense for me as it seemed like the author just wanted to add some action to the story. Something which definently wasnÂ´t neccessary at those points as it mostly was a moment which seemed helpful to connect with the characters.
I loved to see how especially August changed during the course of action, especially now that I have to wait for book two which for sure will have more surprises in store for me. All in all a good book . I canÂ´t wait to see what will happen in book 2!