Forgetting August by J.L. Berg ARC Review





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 . . .


My Review 


This book. O.M.G. I thought that I pretty much had my review written in my head and mind made up about the rating and then BOOM! The last 5 pages pretty much slayed me. This book usually ticks off two boxes of what I don’t like about some books. Major cliffhanger? Check. Huge love triangle? Check. Did I end up LOVING both of those things about this book? Hell yes! Forgetting August totally messed with mind and I enjoyed every single moment of it. It was angsty and frustrating. And even had me rolling my eyes at some points, but it was all worth it. I’m seriously jonesing for the next book like a crack fiend. I need to know what happens next! Right now!


Forgetting August is a second chance romance with a major twist and is full of mystery and tons of angst. When we first meet August he is just waking up from being in a coma for the past two plus years and he has no memory of who he is and what his life is all about. He suffered a traumatic brain injury during a mugging and now has amnesia. While recovering in the hospital he comes across a picture in a box of his belongings of his ex- fiance.

Everly has started her life over after August’s accident and is actually engaged to another man, Ryan. She has healed and moved on, only to be pulled back into her dark past with one single phone call. Her bastard of an ex-fiance is awake and asking for her. She eventually gets up the courage to go and see him in the hospital and tells him what a horrible SOB he was to her. I was actually reminded a bit of one of my favorite Julia Roberts movies, Sleeping With Enemy; battered wife who has to make her escape and start her life over. August was horribly possessive, controlling, domineering alpha male and not in the typical way that so many of us swoon over in romance books. August’s world before going into a coma was all about wealth, material possessions, and impressing the rich and famous.


Now that August is awake, it seems like Everly is juggling both of the men in her life. While she wants to be with her current beau Ryan, she still seems to run to August at the drop of a hat. He is still ruling her past, present, and future.

If you’re a lover of contemporary romance, read this book. If you’re a lover of mysteries, read this book. If you’re a lover of twists and turns, read this book. Just go out and read this book. And then feel free to come back and tell me your thoughts and frustrations. Book 2, Remembering Everly is now high on my list of most anticipated reads of 2016.

About J.L. Berg

Author J.L. Berg is a California native living in the South.  She is the author of the self-pubbed Ready series, which has sold over 100,000 copies.  Married to her high school sweetheart. She and her husband have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she’s not writing, you can find her with her nose stuck in a romance book, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate.

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