Forgetting August (Lost & Found #1)
by J.L. Berg
Summary 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 . . .
J.L. Berg is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Whenever I come across one of her books, I’m immediately drawn to the blurb and so far, I have not been disappointed. So based on this, I expected to like Forgetting August -it was just a matter of how much I would like it. Well, I liked it a lot!
Despite the fact that I do not like love triangles, I found that I was okay with this one. Although I still felt bad for Everly’s fiancé at times, it wasn’t unbearable, especially since I kept telling myself that the book was supposed to be about August.
The story kept me hooked all along as the author showed us glimpses of Everly and August’s past, mixed in with the events taking place in the present time. I was constantly trying to piece it all together and figure out how they ended up this way (while desperately rooting for them).
I also found that even though August is portrayed as the bad guy, I just couldn’t hate him. I felt like there was more to his side of things, and the answers would be revealed eventually. Well, they were not revealed in this book so we’ll have to wait for Remembering Everly -the next book in the series. Forgetting August ends in an epic cliffhanger that I must admit I did NOT see coming!!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
4 out of 5 stars