REMEMBERING EVERLY releases in one week and we’re participating in the read-a-long of FORGETTING AUGUST to get ready! Today is the fourth day of the read-a-long and we’re discussing chapters 17 – 22! Be sure to check it out below and enter to win a signed copy of the second book in the duet, REMEMBERING EVERLY!
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“Isn’t that Ghirardelli?” he asked, as several people stepped out of the famous chocolate store.
“It’s one of them, yes. The one that everyone always goes to is down a bit farther, or down the stairs, if you go inside there,” I pointed, remembering how badly my feet had hurt the day we’d walked nearly every inch of the city in our quest to be the best damn tourists San Francisco had ever seen.
“You didn’t forget!” I exclaimed as we turned a corner and the huge lit up Ghirardelli sign filled up my vision.
“Of course I didn’t. When my woman demands chocolate— I deliver.”
Jumping into his arms right there in the middle of the street, I wrapped my arms around him like a lovesick teenager and said,
He’d always be my hero.
“So, do you want to stop in and get something?” he asked, pausing by the entrance.
I looked up at the sign, just barely visible at this angle and then back down at him. Closing my eyes briefly, I shook my head.
“No,” I answered. “I think we’ve relived enough today.”
And then I walked away.
He was my hero, no longer.
“I could see it. Life with Everly. Despite everything, I could imagine it. Her in my life, in my bed. It would be as easy as taking my next breath.”
“August had always had a power over me, a certain hold, and it had never been more evident than when he stood behind that mighty desk, like a king surveying his kingdom.”
“You think I like seeing you show up like this? All wrecked and destroyed over another fucking guy? Do you think this pleases me somehow? Jesus, Everly— if I ever pictured you coming through that door again, it certainly wasn’t like this.”
if you were going to explore the place you currently live – doing touristy things you’ve never done before, like August and Everly decide to do with San Francisco – what is the first thing you would do?
If you were Everly, would you go back to August? Or would you stay and choose Ryan?
Follow Along With the Read-A-Long
- Day One: Monday, March 28th – Shelf_Life, Reading Adventurously, and Love Affair with Fiction
- Day Two: Tuesday, March 29th – Up All Night Book Addict, Books: One of My Favorite Things, and Love Affair with Fiction
- Day Three: Wednesday, March 30th – Peace, Love, Books, Ineffable Book Blog, and Love Affair with Fiction
- Day Four: Thursday, March 31st – Have Words Will Scribble, T&L Book Reviews, Love Affair with Fiction, and Chelles Life in Books
- Day Five: Friday, April 1st – Pop Fizz Clink Read, Battery Operated Book Blog, and Love Affair with Fiction
About FORGETTING AUGUST
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 . . .
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About the second book in the Lost & Found duet, REMEMBERING EVERLY:
After two years in a coma, August Kinkaid has forgotten the darkness in his past. But his past hasn’t forgotten him. His beautiful former fiancée, Everly, remembers every tumultuous moment of their stormy relationship. The sizzling passion. The web of lies. And the terrible secret Everly’s been hiding since her last fateful night with August.
Now the truth is out and August remembers everything. As his long-buried memories come flooding back, he begins to understand why Everly would want to move on with her life. Why she would give her heart to another man. And why August should try to forget her once and for all.
But he can’t give up on the only woman he’s ever loved. Even if he has to reopen old wounds–and face the darkest demons of his past–August will do whatever it takes for a second chance with Everly. He let her slip away once. He’s not about to spend the rest of his life remembering Everly when he could be holding her in his arms forever . . .
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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.