BOOK REVIEW: ALWAYS REMEMBER (MEMORIES, #2)

alwaysremember-emmahartALWAYS REMEMBER (Memories, #2)

Author: Emma Hart
Published on: May 11, 2013
Genre:
Contemporary romance, New Adult

Published by: Self-published
Format:
E-book

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE LOVE GAME is the final book in the MEMORIES series.
You know Alec and Lexy’s story. Now read Bing & Jen’s…

How long does it take for a long-distance relationship to break down? Sixteen months.
When Jen and Carl put their relationship to rest after Christmas, Jen’s biggest problem is going back to London ten days earlier than planned – and her ever-present attraction to Samuel ‘Bing’ Edwards.
Bing has no idea why Jen left Devon so fast. All he knows is that he wants her as much as he did the first day he laid eyes on her – so spending time with her while Lexy is still in Devon isn’t exactly a hardship for him. When he finds out she’s single, the only thing on his mind is finishing what they started at his dad’s fiftieth birthday party.
Feelings that have been a long time building between the two explode, and they both find themselves sucked into an easy yet passionate relationship, with Bing determined to prove to Jen that she’s it for him. That she is The One.
But in a city like London, the odds are stacked against them, and there’s always that one person ready to stir things up… And Jen doesn’t know how much of that she can take – even for the guy she loves more deeply than she ever imagined, and eventually she breaks.
Bing isn’t down with that. He wants Jen, and he wants her by his side for good.

Jennifer Mason must learn that Samuel Edwards doesn’t do giving up. Especially not when his forever girl is involved.

REVIEW

This is a great conclusion to the Memories series by Emma Hart. I liked the story a lot. This book focuses on Samuel “Bing” Edwards (older brother to Lexy, the protagonist of Never Forget) and Jennifer Mason. I didn’t expect Sam to change his ways and become monogamous, but Jen inspires him to become a different person. When I read the first book, I wasn’t sure why Samuel’s character was nicknamed after a search engine. I wrongly assumed Samuel was nicknamed Bing because he could find anything! Ha ha. The actual meaning seems to be better known to the British (the nationality of the book’s author).

The story of Samuel and Jennifer shows that true love for a woman can really change a man, even in very profound ways. Their relationship was very entertaining, as the two were constantly on each other’s toes. Really, they were like dogs and cats. When you find out whether they end up together for real, you’ll exclaim “Finally!” I didn’t blame Jen for having her reservations about Samuel, given his promiscuity.

I would say that Samuel is the kind of guy I’d like to be, yet would not like to be. Why yes? Because he doesn’t have commitment issues (not really), he likes to have fun, he knows what he wants, and because he knows how to charm women. Why not? Because of the not-so-good stigma that comes with his promiscuity (look how long it took him to convince Jen to date him, not that it wasn’t worth it), and because he seems like an Emmett Cullen kind of person–you know, kind of a joker and the opposite of no-nonsense. I’m more like Jasper, though not so aloof or hardened.

Jen is a one-of-a-kind person. She has quite a smart mouth and a snarky side that she prefers to use on Bing. Whatever you throw at Jen, she can counter it and come out on top. However, Jen also has a soft side and uses art as a way to let off steam. The reader gets to know Jen much better in this novel than in the prequel, Never Forget. While I was reading, I couldn’t help thinking that Jennifer could be portrayed quite well by Emily Osment. She seems to have the right qualities, and looks like she could pull off the sarcastic yet romantic nature of Jen. Due to my enjoyment of reading and my penchant for keeping up with movies and movie stars, I like to sometimes associate characters with actors.

I recommend that you read Never Forget before starting this book. That way, you’ll be more familiar with Sam and Jen and know where they come from. Lexy and Alec are also in this book, so that’s a good thing. You’ll find yourself rooting for these characters. Emma Hart’s got an undeniable talent for creating characters that don’t fall flat. She’s a very talented author who you should consider adding to your bookshelf (especially if you’re a woman).

This novel is recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual content and some language. Violence level is mild to none.

MY RATING

Seriously liked it!

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