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Review: Remind Me by Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers

Remind MeTitle: Remind Me

AuthorAnn Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Series: Chasing Fire (Book #1)

Publication Date: April 21, 2015

Format: eBook, 207 Pages

ISBN-10: 0698194764 (Penguin Intermix)

ISBN-13: 978-0698194762 (Penguin Intermix)

Reviewed by: Roxanne

Synopsis:

First in a tantalizing new trilogy about reigniting a forbidden desire from long ago…

As heiress to a media empire Alessandra Sinclair was raised to put family obligations first. But everything changes the night her first love walks back into her life and turns her whole world upside down. Haunted by the memories of a secret romance with a boy from the wrong side of the tracks, she can’t seem to get Hudson Chase out of her mind. Once again torn between two worlds, Allie must decide how much she’s willing to risk to have the love she’s always longed for.

Ten years is a long time to wait, but billionaire Hudson Chase didn’t become CEO of one of the country’s fastest growing companies by giving up on what he wants. Now that he’s got Allie in his sights again, he’s determined to make her regret breaking his heart. And this time, he’s going to make damn sure he’s not so easy to forget.

Quick & Dirty: A magical summer romance, fast forward 10 years later, high stakes business, family obligations and a very grown up romance.

Opening Sentence: There were few things in life Hudson Chase couldn’t control.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

Alessandra and Hudson met one year on her family’s summer vacation. She was a rich girl and he was a boy from the wrong the side of the tracks. Fast forward ten years later and Hudson has moved to Chicago and he runs into Alessandra again. Both are immediately attracted to each other again. Before I go anything further I have to say this was my negative with the book, I don’t like cheating on any level. Even when the authors make the person being cheated on the villain, it’s just not my thing at all. Don’t get me wrong, Alessandro’s fiancé rubs you the wrong way from the start. There really isn’t anything redeeming with him at all and by the end of the book he is a total douche. So honestly, I didn’t feel bad for him, but I think any real relationship that starts off as cheating is doomed.

However, this is a book and clearly not real life. That being said, I did really enjoy this, at first I was a little afraid I would get some Fifty Shades vibes. But, the authors threw in some jokes about Fifty Shades and it made me like this book even more! Whew, was this book hot, totally not for young readers, this is adult all the way. Plenty of steamy sexy times that might make you blush. It felt a little like an insta-love, in spite of that the backstory about them being each other’s first love helps you get over that feeling quick. I feel like I should have caught on to some of the things that happened in the book quicker, so I am just going to blame those love scenes as to why I didn’t see the end of the book!

There were several layers to the book; Alessandra is engaged to Julian who is taking over her family business, so clue number one that he might not be all that great. Julian acts like he really can’t stand her and other than her family no one appears to really like him. Alessandra clearly struggles with doing her duty to her family and finding her own niche in life. Hudson has gone from the wrong side of the tracks to a self-made billionaire. As he puts it, he is in the business of acquiring things. Hudson does act like a douche a couple of times in the book, however I like that he admits and apologizes almost right away when it happens, plus he doesn’t do it again.

Alas, that ending, sigh totally designed to suck you in and make you have to (that’s right have to) read the next book which is not out yet, but they so graciously put in a sneak peak. I fully admit that I want to and will read it as soon as it comes out because I just have to know what is going to happen. The book ends with a bit of a cliffhanger and a lot of things up in the air. So if you are looking for a romance that is just tad bit more than just a romance, and you enjoy cliffhangers than this book is for you!

Notable Scenes:

“She shook her head. It was mistake, a brief lapse in judgement. Nothing more.”

“She made it all the way to the cab before the first tear fell.”

Chasing Fire:

1. Remind Me

2. Release Me (July 21, 2015)

3. Reclaim Me (October 20, 2015)

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FTC Advisory: Penguin Intermix provided me with a copy of Remind Me. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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