The Future of Our Past by Kahlen Aymes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I promised myself that I would write a review to this book prior to starting the 2nd book. So I need to get this done since I cannot wait to read the 2nd book. Its killing me!
I got this book for free via Amazon since it was offered in lieu of the release of Don’t Forget To Remember Me. Thank you Ms. Aymes for giving us the opportunity to download this book
The moment that I read the first chapters of this book I thought okay the premise is quite simple best friends having feelings for each other I can go with this but nothing prepared me for the emotions that I went through in going through this book. The love that Ryan & Julia bottled up for the longest time it was just pure explosion the moment they let their feelings take control of the situation.
You can tell how they fit and know each other just by their looks and sometimes just by what the other person is saying. I absolutely loved their dynamic. I love how Julia spoils Ryan rotten from the littlest of things and how Ryan knows he gets his way on most things. And at the same time Ryan reciprocates this by loving Julia with everything he’s got.
I think that with this book you will see and get to focus on how much Julia loves Ryan although the feeling is mutual I just felt that it was highlighted more… not that Ryan did not have his moments (because he did) and every time he did it… tears just came running down my face.
Every time there was a moment that my heart tugged on I had to stop reading and take a moment Ms. Aymes made those moments so perfect I was just left speechless for minutes and I just had to take it all in. The Christmas Lodge scene was my breaking point… I cried my eyes out on that scene and slept having tears in my eyes. It was that good! And the ending… don’t get me started there… more tears were shed!
In my ideal reality I want to meet my Ryan Matthews. I really hope that I get to meet him someday. I loved how this story goes from being best friends to lovers. I just think that its the best way to go in a relationship. I like the idea that you know your partner well enough before diving in to something even more intimate. It’s funny that I have his description in my head but I can’t seem to paint a picture of him completely or have like an ideal celebrity to play this character like what I usually do in other novels that I read. I truly hope to meet you someday Matthews!
I love Julia too and how I could identify myself with her in more ways than one. I like how she’s firm but caring. How self sacrificing she is even if it means very little for her end. That she’s determined and hardworking plus she’s a great cook. I admire how she kept all her emotions for Ryan all throughout those years and she saved herself for the right person. By all means, she was really a person who stayed true to herself and I loved her for that.
I think its a story of love and finding the right time but when its love does it ever come at the right time? This book perfectly shows that and the obstacles they have to overcome to fight for that love. In the end love has no boundaries and when you have found the one everything is just worth going through.
Now that I can start Don’t Forget To Remember Me… I am looking forward to see how Ryan reciprocates everything Julia has given… and I swear I think this will be such a tearjerker!
Ms. Aymes thank you for writing such a wonderful book and I am looking forward to more of your writing may it be part of the Remembrance Trilogy or not I am sure it will be worth the read. Thank you also for taking time in replying to my tweets you have been so good to me and your other readers. Its nice to be able to talk to the authors first hand and sorry if we drive you a little crazy with our book reactions… but Im glad we made you GIGGLE! Lol! Looking forward to tweeting more with you and getting to know you better! I will patiently wait for ALLT whether it comes out Christmas or the following year also I’m looking forward to other book titles. You are the 5th author that made me cry in my whole time of book reading. You are amazing!