Monday, September 15, 2014

Remember When by T Torrest

Remember When

By T Torrest

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Published by: Smith Publicity - December 30, 2012
Genres: YA, NA, Romance
Rating: 4 stars

NOTICE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Years before Trip Wiley could be seen on movie screens all over the world, he could be seen sitting in the desk behind me in my high school English class.
This was back in 1990, and I cite the year only to avoid dumbfounding you when references to big hair or stretch pants are mentioned. Although, come to think of it, I am from Northern New Jersey, which may serve as explanation enough. We were teenagers then, way back in a time before anyone, himself included, could even dream he’d turn into the Hollywood commodity that he is today.

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you who Trip Wiley is. But on the off chance you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, just know that these days, he’s the actor found at the top of every casting director’s wish list. He’s incredibly talented and insanely gorgeous, the combination of which has made him very rich, very famous and very desirable.

And not just to casting directors, either.

I can’t confirm any of the gossip from his early years out in Tinseltown, but based on what I knew of his life before he was famous, I can tell you that the idea of Girls-Throwing-Themselves-At-Trip is not a new concept.

I should know. I was one of them.

And my life hasn’t been the same since.

This is Book 1 of the Remember Trilogy, and after reading it, I had to buy the 2nd installment!

Book 1 tells the high school friendship between Trip and Layla, from their first meeting to their first kiss near the end of the book. It was a refreshing tale of true male/female friendship that didn't need to turn into more. Things were good the way they were. Getting those two together romantically could only enhance what they already had.

I loved that although it was set in high school, the characters weren't overly dramatic and that Layla and Trip didn't part the book on bitter terms as so many of these trilogy books do. The authors try to put a wedge between the main characters to the point where one or both of them is screwed up in the head for a few years. Torrest decided (hooray!) not to do that and to simply end on a realistic note.

Another point that I truly loved about this book is that it ended. There was no cliffhanger making you buy Book 2, although I certainly did buy it! Too many books today end on cliffhangers and that too gets old.

Read this book and check out the witty relationship between Trip and Layla. It's pure and fun.

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