Monday, June 3, 2013

Book Review: A Love Like This by Kahlen Aymes

(Book 3, The Remembrance Trilogy)


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…

5 Stars

"..when I wake up with Julia close to me, I'm holding the world in my arms."

"A Love Like This" was truly an angst fest that kept me glued to my Kindle!! Once again, Kahlen Aymes made me feel like I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. 

This books starts off more or less where the second book ended, about a few months after. Right off the bat, things got interesting and then all hell broke lose! 

A gang incident at the hospital where Ryan was doing his Residency, puts his life seriously at risk. But, a nurse, Jane, steps in and saves his life, but ends up getting hurt herself.  The extent of her injuries caused Ryan and Julia (more Ryan than Julia) to feel extremely guilty. But to what point did this guilt drive Ryan?? Queue the angst
Since Jane's character was introduced in this book, I knew there was something more. 
But man!!! I did NOT expect what happened!!! gggrrrrr!!!

"If she was this blatant in front of me, what the hell was she like when I wasn't around?"

"Jane was out to get him, and I could see it clearly even if Ryan couldn't"

Ryan seriously pissed me off.. I mean I HATED Jane.. but Ryan??!!! ugh!! I know and understand he felt like he "owed" her..  but still.. he pissed me off!

"You forgot to remember me."

"I just want you back, Ryan." I said into the darkness. "I want us back."

"I let the guilt get out of hand."

*deep cleansing breath*
Ok so anyway.. this book was the best out of the three!!  I really liked the first one, loved the second one... and just died with this one!!!!!!! There were a lot of emotions at play here.

I know I said Ryan pissed me off.. but he was also very dreamy. Always the true romantic!

You'll always have my soul...

"Nothing had changed the love."

Ryan and Julia had a lot of ups and downs.. and more so in this book. I mean, wow!! They never seemed to catch a break! 
Towards the end more or less, Julia did something, and again, I understood why she felt like she had to do it.. but sheesh! talk about stupidity!!!! 
There were definitely a lot of "WHAT THE FU..." moments in this book!!!! A-LOT! and that was one of them! .. I'm telling ya' .. this was one angsty book!!

But that ending!?? 
LOVED it!!! Made everything worth it!! A truly wonderful ending to a wonderful trilogy!! 

I strongly recommend The Remembrance Trilogy!!!
It's just one of those series that gets better with each book!!

Oh, and the book tittles?? You'll definitely understand them along the way. liked that!

"There never was nor will there ever be... A love like this."

**ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.. Thanks Kahlen! :)

Release Date:

June 24, 2013  GOT RELEASED EARLY!!!

The Remembrance Trilogy...

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


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

(Book 2, The Remembrance Trilogy)


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...


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. Yes! I totally agree! A Love Like This was an emotional roller coaster ride from beginning to end. There were so many times after the gang incident where I wanted to smack Ryan. This was definitely my favorite book in the series!

    "You forgot to remember me" -> this line just killed me.

    1. i knowwwww my heart broke when I read that line!!!!

      I miss Ryan!!!

    2. You know.. I would also LOVE a book about Aaron and Jenna!!! and Harris and Ellie!! haahaha