Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Read-a-long (ch 12-16): Forgetting August by JL Berg


REMEMBERING EVERLY releases in one week and we're participating in the read-a-long of FORGETTING AUGUST to get ready! Today we're discussing chapters 12 - 16! Be sure to check it out below and enter to win a signed copy of the second book in the duet, REMEMBERING EVERLY!

Read an excerpt from this section:

      Taking one last glance at the assorted boxes, I only saw one option.
      “Can you do me a favor, Brick?” I asked, the very idea of it making my fingers twitch. He nodded once, and I grabbed the nearest box.
      “Get rid of it. All of it. I can’t be around it— the memories of her. It’s too painful, knowing I once had something so precious but wasted it away. I don’t care what you do with it, but please— just take it from me.” The words felt like sandpaper against my throat as I spoke. Ever since she’d left that night I’d briefly held her in my arms, I’d spent hours in this room looking over these pictures, analyzing each smile— every laugh, the way my hands and fingers held her— trying to find that moment when things had begun to unravel. Why? I don’t know. Maybe because I just didn’t understand why I would ever stop loving someone like her. But maybe I hadn’t. She’d said I’d locked her away— made her a prisoner in her own home. Why would I have done that? Maybe sometimes love isn’t pure. Maybe sometimes it’s toxic— so toxic it consumes a person until they would do anything to have it. Like a drug. If I loved her now, would it be the same as before? Would I consume her?

Favourite Quotes

“A volcano can only stay dormant for so long… and mine had enough emotions bottled up inside, it was ready to explode.”

“I fled. Fled the memories, the man, and the life I needed to forget.”

Discussion Questions

Is there a place or an object that stirs up powerful emotions and memories for you, like the house does with Everly?

What do you think happened between Everly and August to cause it all to fall apart?

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

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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 . . .

REMEMBERING EVERLY releases April 5th! Preorder it now:

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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.

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