Friday, January 24, 2014

Blog Tour: Remembering Us by Stacey Lynn

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Title: Remembering Us
Author: Stacey Lynn
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: January 14, 2014

My life was perfectly mapped out for me since before the day I was born. I followed it, begrudgingly, because it’s what was expected. And then one day, everything changed. I woke up. Different. Independent. Free from all the rules that had surrounded me. Only I have no idea how I got to where I am. I have no memory of graduating college. No memory of Adam, the boyfriend I live with. He loves me. And I love him. At least that’s what everyone says. Except when my memories return to me as dreams, I see a different man than the one everyone claims is perfect for me. He terrifies me. He makes my heart race and he makes me feel things I’ve never felt before. I have no idea if I want to welcome the emotional roller-coaster that his piercing brown eyes and messy black hair puts me on every time I get a glimpse of him, or if I want to run back to the safe shelter of the scripted life-plan that used to be mine.

4 star review by Jen Skewes

Amy has been in an accident that has left her with no memory of the last 2 years.  She can remember everything before.  And the person that she remembers is nothing like the person that she is today.  The little things like the clothes that are in her closet, the apartment that she lives in to place that she works are all indications of the person that she has become and she finds that in the last two years she has certainly changed.  But what she cannot figure out is why the change and does the man that she supposedly loves have anything to do with it.

Adam and Amy have been together for the last two years and currently live together.  But Amy has no recollection of their relationship at all.  She cannot remember their first date, their first kiss, or even what happened the day of her accident. The doctors assure her that with time she will get her memory back, but that still does't help ease her fears.  She is still living with her boyfriend Adam, the man who everyone tells her that she is in love with.   But she begins to have dreams of moments between her and Adam, and she isn't sure if they really happened or if they are just a dream.  And either way they scare her.  They cause her to become fearful of him and unsure as to whether or not she trusts him.  She begins to doubt everything that Adam and her friends are telling her.  She seems to remember the bad between the two of them and wonders how they are even together.

I cannot begin to imagine going though what Amy is facing right now.  Waking up each day not knowing who she is or even what her future holds.  . She can't remember two years of her life and to be honest I think those two years are very important years.  Those two years define who she is today.  She went from being the person that everyone wanted her to be to the person that she wants to be which is the "real Amy".  The problem is that she cannot remember who that person is, only the person that she was.  How do you handle the memory loss? Especially when the only moments that you remember are the bad ones, with the man that you live with and supposedly love.

Adam loves Amy and is doing everything he can to be there for her.  But as hard as this is for Amy I think that it is just as hard for him.  The woman he loves and plans on spending the rest of his life with is afraid of him, flinches when he goes to touch her, and doesn't trust him.  She is unsure of everything that they have shared in the past two years, and with good reason.  But Adam is just as scared as Amy is, but for different reasons.  What if she never remembers, what if he pushes too hard and loses her.  He becomes frustrated and at times angry which only makes Amy more afraid of him.  And Adam has secrets as well about his past that he is afraid of sharing with Amy for fear of causing a setback in her progress.

One of the things that I honestly loved about this book is that as the reader you are blind to it all.  We don't see Amy and Adam's relationship before the accident.  We don't know his secrets and the problems that they had.  We experience it all along with Amy though her dreams and her talks with Adam.  I loved Adam and at times felt so sorry for him.  He watched the woman that he loves push him away, he saw the fear and doubt in her when he tried to get closer to her.  But experiencing it all through Amy's eyes made you wonder what was real and what wasn't.  Why things happened the way they did and how did they overcome the obstacles in the beginning of their relationship.  We get to relive all those moments with Amy for the first time and that is what I loved.  It was all as much of a mystery to the reader as it was to Amy.

I loved both of these characters.  Amy was scared and at times feared Adam and doubted everything around her.  But she never gave up.  She let her walls down and tried to just feel things with Adam.  Tried to let go of the fear and doubt and just feel. I loved Adam and while he had some of his own issues, the love he had for Amy was real.  She was everything to him and all he wanted was for her to be happy.  And the uncertainty of their future broke him in many ways.  Stacey Lynn did such an amazing job with this story.  It was unique in it's own way and honestly the first story that I have read like it.  But she captured all of emotions perfectly.  I fell in love with Adam and Amy and wanted nothing more for them to find their way back to each other.  For Amy to see how much she loved Adam and how perfect they were.  This was an emotional heart breaking journey but one that was with worth taking and will leave you smiling in the end.  Excellent job!!!

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1185803_333069440172065_1348106691_n Amazon Bestselling Author Just One Song and Just One Week Don't Lie to Me, released on July 15, 2013 Remembering Us - coming January, 2014 I am a wife, a mom, and a writer. I can often be found curled up on the couch with a good book, or obsessively eating Skittles in a very complicated and organized manner. No joke.

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