REMEMBERING EVERLY releases in less than a week (!!) and we’re participating in the read-a-long of FORGETTING AUGUST to get ready! Today is the last day of the read-along and we’re discussing chapters 23 – 29! 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:
“Let me just open the windows. I want more light on your skin.”
I watched him move toward the large windows that faced the cliffs, pushing back the curtains that were used to block out the sun when it became too bright late in the afternoon. Right now, sunset was just about to take over the sky, the last rays of the day surrendering to the evening stars.
“Perfect.” His voice followed his footsteps as he made his way back to the couch. “Now, I think you need to get naked.”
I agreed, reaching for the clasp behind me. My bra came undone easily and slowly fell from my shoulders, as the camera clicked away. Raising one arm at a time, I let it fall to the floor as his heated gaze watched from behind the lens.
Wanting him to enjoy this as much as possible, I slowly stood, widening my stance as my fingers slipped under the thin fabric of my panties. August backed up, readjusting the angle to encompass my new position, as the camera continued to click. With a sensual grace I hadn’t known I possessed, I gently slid the last piece of clothing from my body until it hit the floor.
I heard the camera hit the glass of the coffee table as August quickly setting it down. His hands shook as his eyes met mine. Dark, heated, and filled with purpose, his gaze was locked and I was his target.
His belt and jeans hit the floor and then I watched him move— slowly stalking me, like a predator. My thighs tightened and my breath hitched as his naked body moved toward mine.
As if he were a magnet, I felt his pull and instantly responded, moving toward him without thought.
My body was his. It was made for him.
I would always belong to August. I always had.
“As my lips eagerly met his, I hoped and prayed I’d made the right choice, because a life with August was going to be anything but simple.”
“Sometimes love and passion isn’t enough. When I awoke the next day, she was gone. And I was left with a pile of pictures and a lifeless house of memories.”
Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
If you were Everly, how would you tell your friends about leaving Ryan and getting back together with August?
Oh wow! They like Ryan… and he is ALL they know. That is a toughie! She has truly started all over! Hmmmmmm… I really don’t envy being in Everly’s position! I’d hope if they were real friends they would want want is best for me and that isn’t Ryan!
UHM, HELLO, HOW ABOUT THAT ENDING! Did you see that coming? What did you think?
I think I yelled… gasped and screamed I NEED THE NEXT ONE. GIVE ME MORE!!! THANK GOD Remembering Everly releases on the 5th!!!!
Follow Along With the Read-A-Long
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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 . . .
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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.