Thursday, June 27, 2013

VBT Review: The Future of Our Past

The Future of Our Past &
Don’t Forget to Remember Me
Book One and Two of the Remembrance Trilogy
By: Kahlen Aymes


The Future of Our Past
Julia Abbot and Ryan Matthews have been in separable best friends since the moment they met. Each of the fight an internal battle, unwilling to risk their incredible friendship, but unable to quell their deep (but secret) longing for the other. On the verge of Ryan's departure to Harvard Medical School and Julia's for her new job on the opposite coast, they are forced to face the undeniable truth of their deeper feelings and find themselves enthralled in a passion like neither has ever known.
The lovers are faced with forced separation, great distance, and others who try to come between them as they work to build the shared future they both dream of. When their lives begin to finally gel, Julia is offered a promotion that will jettison her career to new heights. Ryan is left angry and bereft as it will only postpone their reunion yet again. In light of all she has sacrificed for him, he can hardly deny her, and Julia is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. Will she chose the chance of a lifetime or the love of her life?
An incredibly beautiful and heartbreaking romance, full of passion and intensity that will leave you spellbound and gasping for the next installment of Ryan and Julia's story..

Don’t Forget to Remember Me

Ryan Matthews has everything he ever wanted. Close to graduation from Harvard Medical School and on the verge of marrying his gorgeous and accomplished girlfriend, Julia Abbott, his dreams are about to come true.

Julia is on the fast track as a fashion editor for a big New York magazine. Ryan plans to join her there to complete his residency at a major trauma center and all of their sacrifice is finally at it's end.

When tragedy strikes, their relationship is hurled into turmoil that leaves Ryan devastated as sorrow drives him to keep his distance, while Julia reaches out to find him again.

The second book of The Remembrance Trilogy follows Ryan and Julia's quest to rebuild their stunning past; an incredibly beautiful and heart-breaking romance, full of passion, intensity and truly immeasurable love. You'll be left spellbound, breathless and aching for more...


Buy Links
The Future of Our Past (Book One) Amazon/ Smashwords
Don’t Forget to Remember Me (Book Two) Amazon / Smashwords

Review Rating: 4 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Review:  Just when everything is changing, when life takes best friends in separate directions, both Ryan and Julia fear losing the other. They've had feelings, feelings they've keep buried from the other even though everyone around them could tell that they were in love with the other.  Now, as the choices are among them for their future, a new change occurs- the chance to take of love. 

Now, Ryan and Julia not only have new lives to live, as Ryan takes gets into school in Boston, and Julia has an opportunity for an amazing job.  Who knows what the future holds for them as a couple, but what they know is they can't be without the other for too long. The long distance relation takes a toll, but they both know this is what they want. Everything is about finding a way to be together. 

Written in the first person point of view, we readers get a glimpse of both Julia and Ryan. I'll tell you, these two are so passionate. I love both characters.  Ryan has a bit of a possessive and jealous streak which can be a bit overbearing, but other than that, he's a sweet, down to earth man that has a heart full of love. 

Julia is strong willed and full of life.  I enjoy her passion for her job and what a good friend she is to everyone. The intense love she feels for Ryan jumps right off the pages. 

I'll warn you, the end of this book has a cliffhanger! I'm so glad I had the 2nd book to read because I would have screamed! (Really, ask my husband how I get with TV's not pretty!)   

I love the power, the passion, and the lengths this couple goes through to find their happily ever after, but it doesn't come to them quite yet. The climax of this story is intense, and it only gets crazier from there.  This is a trilogy and I've read books one and two, and can't wait for the third. 

Stay tuned tomorrow when I reveal my review for Don't Forget to Remember Me. 

Author Info

Kahlen is an award-winning author of sizzling hot, deeply moving contemporary romance. Her stories are filled with intense love, passion, angst and emotion that breathes life into her characters and leaves her readers captivated. She lives near Omaha, Nebraska with her daughter, Olivia and their three dogs. Creative by nature, she enjoys the arts, music and theater... But the love of her life is writing!
Represented by Elizabeth Winick-Rubinstein of McIntosh & Otis Literary Agency, the first two books in her series; The Remembrance Trilogy are available now. Come and experience Ryan and Julia's mad, mad love.

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  1. Thanks for the review - I really like the sound of this series. Thanks for the giveaway too

  2. thanks for the giveaway, i have no idea who should play the couple because i haven't read the book yet, but hope to :)

  3. Thanks for the giveaway! kamclauc AT gmail DOT com

  4. I would pick Channing Tatum and Reese Witherspoon