Title: Reminding Avery
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: August 8, 2017
Most of the guys in my town had me marked as off limits. My
dating history was slim to none, until Dylan. He didn’t let labels deter him
from sweeping me off my feet.
The day Avery Stanton took a chance on me is that day my
life changed. Nothing else mattered but her. All I ever wanted was for her to
be happy. I just wanted to love her, no matter how much distance was between
Dylan Knight wrecked me. He made me fall in love with him
and then took it all away. Now I’m back, and I can’t deal. How do I pretend
that he no longer owns my heart when all my heart does is scream his name?
Avery’s back and I know I have a fight on my hands. I
remember every minute, every touch, every kiss, and every breath of our time
together. Now I need to remind her.
Now this book I couldn’t put down. The only reason I had to was because I fell asleep and had to take care of my son. It is a mix of YA and NA. The characters are seniors in high school for the first half of the book, and the last half they are in their early 20’s. This story is geared for those 17+, due to the content and mild swearing.
However past all of that, I LOVED IT! I loved these two characters. Dylan and Avery are adorable and oh so loveable. I wanted to bottle them up and keep them with me. You can feel the devotion and love these two have towards one another.
Dylan and Avery live in a small town. He is the star quarter back of the high school football team and she is the little sister to the head coach. Dylan has always admired Avery from afar. He has never thought of her as attainable to date. I love how Dylan describes her:
“She’s nice to everyone, always smiling. She’s the full package. Avery is the kind of girl you bring home to your family. She’s a forever girl. We all know it, and that’s one of the reasons we stay away.”
Dylan and Avery are thrown together because their best friends begin dating each other. As Dylan and Avery begin to spend time with one another their attraction blossoms into a relationship. They spend their senior year with together and they only see each other as their future. But as every good romance conflict arises. Dylan and Avery disagree with the others ones choice. This ends up tearing them apart.
The story jumps then 4 years later. From that point it is about Dylan trying to win back Avery’s love, bit by bit.
Avery’s heart was Dylan’s always. She had a crush on him long before they began to hangout. She was enraptured by him. Her dreams were coming true as they began to date. She was willing to spend the rest of her life with him. However, her sacrifices were not the type that Dylan would allow her to make.
When Avery sees Dylan again for the first in 4 years she is still in pain. She doesn’t want to love him, but it is difficult to stop loving your first love. Now Dylan wants to show her how much he has loved her all these years. He is going to “remind” her why she is IT for him.
This story is super sweet. There are some steamy moments for these two. You may need a fan at times. I was at the gym while reading. I think I was swooning and almost fell off the treadmill.
I loved the supporting characters. They assisted as sounds boards, therapist, and match makers. It was fun seeing their relationships with Avery and Dylan evolve. All the supporting characters only wanted to help these two be with each other.
Some things I was not the biggest fan about. I honestly felt there were TOO many epilogues. As a reader I was happy with the first epilogue. Then there were two more. I was kind of like, O…..K……
The first epilogue from Avery’s POV and the second one is Dylan’s. So I get those two. However, I don’t think there was a need for Brad and Harley (the best friends of Dylan and Avery). Unless Kaylee Ryan is writing a book about them (which I think would totally be cool. Maybe a novella or something) I just felt like it was too much. We could have known what was going on with Brad and Harley through Dylan and Avery’s epilogues.
Regardless of that, I LOVED the BOOK! The epilogue thing is totally my personal opinion (well obviously) however I still HIGHLY recommend this story.
Can’t wait to read it again.
Parental Information: This book is a YA/NA cross over. Half of the book takes place in high school the other half 4 years later, which is post college. There is active swearing and sex in the story. Recommend for 17+
Kaylee Ryan has had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. That passion has slowly led to spinning romantic tales, and a one-click addiction. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in her kindle or fingers glued to the keyboard, you can find Kaylee hanging out with friends and family. She loves all genres of music, and enjoys scrapbooking. She lives in Ohio with her husband (her real life happily ever after) and their rambunctious little boy.