Title : Say You Remember
Author : Heather D’Agostino
Series : Witness, #4
Release date : November 2016
Rating : 4 Stars
Blurb : I had it all once…I was popular, a jock, the center of attention in any group, friends that followed me everywhere. I thought I ruled the world, and in my high school I did. Girls threw themselves at me, and I used them knowing they’d never mean anything until I met her…Danielle Reed.
I never planned on liking her or even falling in love, but I did. I fell hard, and I ruined it before it could really begin. It’s been eight years now. I never thought I’d see her again, but here she is. The thing is, she can’t stand me. She reminds me every chance she gets of what a horrible person I was, and how she hopes I rot in hell. I know it would be simpler to just move on and forget about her, but I can’t. I can’t let her go, and I don’t want to. Danielle Reed will be mine again. I just need to make her remember.
Say You Remember is book 4 in The Witness Series.
Review : Say You Remember is the 4th book in the “Witness” series by Heather D’Agostino. But it was my first book by this author. I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
As I had no idea what to expect and the book was introduced to me as “possible to read as standalone” I directly dived into it not checking up on the previous books. I turns out that it was a little difficult for me to understand the dynamics between all the secondary characters I met as I had no idea about their backgrounds.
Therefore it took me a little longer to connect with the leading characters as well. Adding to that fact was also that I could not quite see where Mason was coming from in the beginning. It felt as if Danielle was simply interesting to him because she refused any communication with him. He kept repeating that he wanted to explain himself but at the beginning I could not feel it.
The Now and Then Pov’s helped me to make up my mind in which way I could relate to the characters and after a while I started to get a feeling for the leads. (And this coming from me – a def. NON-Lover of “now and then” chapters).
Danielle was a confusing character for me and I felt her background was not solid at the beginning of the novel – where again the “Now and Then” chapters helped. Slowly I found my way around the story and in the end I liked it.
I believe the biggest obstacle for me was the fact that it did not really feel good to read this as a standalone, yes I agree it worked but I think it works better as a part of that series it as it is meant to be.
But the author’s writing is well developed and you can see she is giving all her characters a lot of attention when she creates them so it is in total a recommendable read.