Friday, June 21, 2013

Remember When 2: The Sequel by T. Torrest ~ Review


You know how sometimes, your high school crush grows up to be an insanely famous movie star? Okay, probably not. But I do.~Layla Warren

Back in high school, Trip Wiley’s fanbase only encompassed the denizens of the nothing little suburb of Norman, New Jersey.

Ten years later, all that is about to change.

In the summer of 2000, Layla Warren is enjoying her career as a journalist in New York City (well, sort of), while Trip spends most of his time grabbing Hollywood by the balls. In the days before what will turn out to be his skyrocketing fame, they’ll find themselves confronted with some life-altering choices.

Remember When 2 is the second story in an NA romance trilogy. It will bring you back to that exuberant and riotous time of life in your twenties when you struggled to figure out your place in the world and the person you were meant to be…

…and the person you were meant to be with.


I fell in love with Trip and Layla in Remember When ( click on the title to see my review) and I fell even more in love with them in Remember When 2: The Sequel! I know I sound like a broken record but T. Torrest is NOT getting the recognition she deserves for this series....seriously where is the publishing deal? This is one of my favorite series ever, it completely knocked me off my feet and took me by surprise! 5 stars!!!

So, after reading Remember When and chatting with T. and getting a chance to be on the ARC list for RW2 I was like OH HELL YEAH!!!! I will read everything T. writes and I mean absolutely everything!

RW2 starts off 9 years later with a grown up Trip and Layla who have gone their separate ways, although Layla still frequently thought about Trip and followed his career online. We learn that over the years Trip and Layla stayed in touch through letters but eventually they lost touch but neither one really knows why. Anyhoo, Layla is working for a small magazine and Trip is an actor, having starred in some small roles but he is about to hit the big time having landed a starring role in big movie! Layla gets the chance to reconnect with Trip who is in NY filming his movie (he resides in LA) when she gets the opportunity to interview him for the magazine she works for. During the interview it's obvious the two still have that connection....that chemistry and unresolved feelings (and sweet baby, Trip is hotter than ever) but unfortunately alot has changed in their lives since they have been separated.

So the more time Trip and Layla spend together the more they fight their feelings but it's heard to deny the connection they have. Trip is determined to make Layla see that they should be together but Layla denies her feelings and is afraid that Trip just wants one more night with her but she is soooo wrong. I felt for Trip at the end of this book and then I felt for could they!!!!! Then when I learned the reason they lost touch......I was screaming unfreaking-believable....NOOOOOOOOO!

RW2 was definitely more angsty then RW and although I didn't have quite as many laugh out loud moments, the humor was still there and I have Lisa (Layla's best friend) to thank for that. The characters are living the adult life and Layla is not herself and not happy....her life is missing something and she has to figure out for herself what that is to make herself happy.

“I’m sorry about…ever letting you go. I’m sorry for all the time we wasted. I’m sorry for being here with you right now when we can’t do a damned thing about it.”

Congrats T on your release (even though you left me hanging girlfriend :).....I know I already told you but RW2 was perfect! This series is the perfect combo of angst, passion, laugh-out loud humor, hope, faith, and love. I laughed, I cried....tears, actual streaming tears, and I screamed at my kindle....can't wait until RW3, the wait will be excruciating but I hope once again I am on the early reading list <3

*Review by Brandi (Yes......Fan-girl Brandi ;)

Buy Links

Buy RW2: The Sequel on Amazon UK || Amazon US

Buy RW2: The Sequel on B&N

Add Remember When 2: The Sequel on Goodreads

Author Bio

T. Torrest is a New Adult fiction writer from the U.S. She has written many books, but prays that only a handful of them will ever see the light of day. Her main audience is mature teens and twenty-somethings, but her stories are geared toward readers of any age that know how to enjoy a good laugh and a dreamy romance.

Ms. Torrest was a child of the eighties, but has since traded in her Rubik’s cube for a laptop and her catholic school uniform for a comfy pair of yoga pants. A lifelong Jersey girl, she currently resides there with her husband and two sons.

1 comment:

  1. Since I have Remember When & haven't gotten a chance to get to it yet, I better get moving. I enjoyed reading the synopsis & your review for #2. Can't wait to read it.