By Angela Snyder
Five years ago, I left for college in New York, leaving behind my hometown and my high school sweetheart. I had a plan after I graduated; but somewhere along the way, my train, which was on a one-way trip to happily ever after, somehow got derailed. And so I’m back in Willowbrook, Alabama for one reason and one reason only — to confront Colton Crawford, the guy who broke my heart and a lot of promises. But instead of getting the answers I’m looking for, I only end up with even more questions.
Colton doesn’t remember me, and I suddenly lost the most important person in my life in the blink of an eye. I don’t know if I can win back his heart, but I’m going to try with every fiber of my being to bring Colton back to me.
Everything changed five years ago, and my memory was basically wiped clean. A clean slate was exactly what I needed since I wasn’t able to save my brother in the accident that almost claimed my own life. Bringin’ up the past just makes me realize how much I’ve lost, and so forgettin’ is what gets me through the day. Not wantin’ to remember wasn’t really a problem until a pretty blonde by the name of Penny Preston shows up in my bar demandin’ answers…answers that I can’t give her.
I try to ignore the longin’ in my heart, but it’s almost impossible. Somethin’ keeps drawin’ me back to her…no matter how hard I try to push her away. And even though my brain can’t remember her, my heart just can’t seem to forget.
“Are you gonna forget about me when you start makin’ all your new college friends?”
“I could never forget you, Colt.”
Penny and Colton have known each other since they were five years old. As teens, that friendship morphed into a relationship that was fiery, passionate and loving. But a few months after Penny left for college in New York, Colt stopped calling and she eventually found out why: he had met someone new. Heartbroken and devastated, she cut all ties to her hometown outside of her parents. Five years later, she’s determined to put the past behind her, but to do that she needs to find out why Colt so easily threw away everything they had. Only when she returns home and confronts Colt, she finds out that he was involved in a terrible accident that stripped him of his entire memory. If that wasn’t bad enough, she learns the truth about why he shut her out all those years ago and the betrayal cuts deep.
Penny’s a fighter. She’s determined to make Colt remember their past and fall in love with her again because she knows what they had was special and won’t be found again. She goes through the emotional wringer, trying to sort out her feelings while working out what’s best for her sanity and her future. However, I didn’t like that she was stringing along another guy while trying to win Colt back. Colt is one stubborn SOB. He knows in his heart that Penny is someone special, but he refuses to accept what he’s feeling because she’s a part of his past he doesn’t want to face. He doesn’t remember his life before the crash because he chooses not to, because he doesn’t want to remember the family he’s lost. But I think it has more to do with Penny than his family. While he loved his family, he loved Penny more, and I think subconsciously he knew that having lost her would be the worst thing he could remember.
I get this overwhelmin’ feelin’ that my heart knows somethin’ that I don’t.
REMEMBER ME ALWAYS is a beautiful and heartbreaking story and you will need a few tissues when reading. I enjoyed it, but there is a lot of pushing and pulling, not just between Colt and Penny, but also in regards to their heads warring with their hearts. I’ll be honest, the amount of pushing and pulling in this book would normally frustrate the shit out of me, but I found I wasn’t too bothered by it here. REMEMBER ME ALWAYS is told in dual POVs, is a stand-alone and comes with a HEA.
“Out of all the things I’ve forgotten, I regret forgettin’ you the most.
Remember Me Always
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