Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Book Review: The Future of Our Past by Kahlen Aymes

The Future of Our Past (The Remembrance Trilogy, #1)

(Book 1, The Remembrance Trilogy)

Julia Abbot and Ryan Matthews have been inseparable best friends since the moment they met. Each of them fight an internal battle unwilling to risk their incredible friendship but unable to quell their deep longing for the other. On the verge of his departure to medical school and to her new job on the opposite coast, Ryan and Julia are forced to face the undeniable truth of their deeper feelings

4.5 Stars

" best friend. My lover. My life."

A tender and warmhearted novel.."The Future of Our Past" is a beautiful romantic story that will melt your heart.

"If I searched a hundred years, I couldn't find the words to tell you how you make me feel... or how much I love you." - Ryan

Ryan and Julia have been best friends for 4 years.. but they've really been in love since day one. When push comes to shove, also know as the moment Ryan gets accepted to Harvard Medical School and Julia has plans of moving to L.A. .. they are, in a way, forced to accept their feelings... something they've been too scared to do at the risk of losing each other. And, like they feared, things, although better, did not get any easier. Their new relationship gets put to the test. They face several obstacles and difficult situations especially when they reach points in their lives where they have to make certain decisions.

"I've wanted you, to touch you like this since the day we met."

"You are the one person I can't do without, Ryan."

"Missing you is... I can't even talk about it. There are no words for how much it hurts."

"I won't survive losing you now."

Oh, I have to say, Julia is one lucky lady..!!  Ryan, other than having the looks and the brains..  ithe ultimate romantic.. queue the swooning.. 

"She was so gorgeous, she took my breath away."

"Kissing you is every bit as incredible as I've imagined it would be."

"I'm completely... and utterly in love with you." (...) "Night and day, you're all I think about."

"I've dreamed of your hands on my body, fantasized about making love to you a million times," he whispered against my mouth.

"She was my sun, the absolute center of my universe."

See??? A total sweetheart!! 
And those were just a few.. but trust me, there are a lot more moments where you'll go "awe Ryan.." .. at least, I had a lot of those..

But Okay.. even I (total romance junkie) have to admit that through out the book there are a lot of I love you's  a long with other love-dovey phrases in the dialogue, which at times seemed a bit repetitive...  But hey, after 4 YEARS of desperately wanting to say those things and not being able to? They sure have a lot of catching up to do! So this wasn't really a deal breaker for me...

Overall, this was a very well written, beautiful story. As usual, I have to talk about the PLUS of a book having dual point of views! Makes it easier for the reader to connect with both characters and get the whole picture.. not just one side. Something I also loved about this book..?? .. the sex scenes!! They were very hot and detailed, yet very classy. They were honestly very (at the risk of sounding repetitive) beautiful. Props to the author!! 

Okay .. okay.. one last thing I HAVE to mention...  that ending!!! Without giving away any spoilers I'll just say it was a "WHAT!!!!!!!???" type of ending.. so you might wanna have book two handy.. just saying :)

I recommend this book!

"You are my heart. The most beautiful and precious thing in my world. Don't forget that."

"And Julia? Don't forget to remember me... okay?"

The Remembrance Trilogy:

Don't Forget to Remember Me (The Remembrance Trilogy, #2)

(Book 2)
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...

(Book 3)

Settled in New York City, Ryan and Julia Matthews seek to enjoy their idyllic newlywed life together.  Julia’s high-profile job at Vogue and Ryan’s promising career in medicine will surely set them up for everything they could ever want, their only obstacle seems to be finding enough time to spend together.

When a scuffle at Ryan’s hospital puts his life in danger, a colleague steps in to save him but is critically injured in the process.  In a heroic and unwavering effort, Ryan manages to save her life, but her injuries irrevocably change her future forever.

What happens next will push Ryan beyond human endurance, when he is forced to decide how much he will pay for his new friendship and Julia, what she is willing to sacrifice in order to spare herself the unspeakable pain of watching someone else try to replace her in Ryan’s heart.

Join Ryan and Julia in the heart-wrenching conclusion to the unforgettable story of an incredible love… worth every single sacrifice…

For there is nothing more sacred than
A Love Like This…

Release Date:
June 24, 2013

About the Author
Kahlen Aymes

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! 


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  1. Great review!! I just finished Don't Forget to Remember Me and I was so emotional! For me, the second book was just so much better than the first. It really seemed to showcase Ryan and Julia's love for each other in a new and different way.

    1. Thank you!! Im just getting into the second book.!! Such an emotional beginning! Loving it