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Remember Us This Way: A Contemporary Rockstar Romance (The Sounds of Us Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B07N1Y4SNJ
- Publication date : January 22, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 2620 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 200 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #40,758 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I've read more than my share of rock star reads as well as erotica, BDSM, light and dark reads, elder hero, young heroine, etc so I get the crazy but this is sick and twisted and should have been openly stated in the synopsis. The cliffhanger I was prepared for so I went in even though I despise cliffhangers but since I saw all of the 4&5*s I figured it had to be that good. Ending the cliffhanger at 88%, also not cool.
I will say this I do in fact like the author's work but not this story. I will not be going on to book 2, cliffhanger or not when Jensen walks in to tell Jesse if she told him she was married while they lay in bed together; I don't care that much. I can't wrap my head around them all 4 having a relationship. Ew! That's just ...there are no words. It's not my thing and I won't knock others who think this is an unbelievable great 5 star read but for me I need one hero and one heroine. I mean if she gets pregnant...what do they do have a DNA test to see which 3 is the father? Wait, what? Nope, not for me. Let's not even discuss her nearly killing her husband after he comes after her with a knife, cuts off her air supply and she retaliates and leaves him unconscious but breathing to what? The police with all of his connections...book 2? Okay, but she just left without telling him first like nothing happened an hour or three before she went back to them? Did Jesse not see the condition she was in after the beating, head slamming against the wall breaking dry wall, the limp? Come on.
I love RH, especially contemporary RH. I love rock star romances. I love CR Jane's writing, her characters, their stories. I loved Remember Us This Way. It's not often a book surprises me but this one did. I wasn't expecting the circumstances. I wasn't expecting all of the pain. This is a book of mistakes and regrets, broken promises and heartache. It's emotional; a brief moment of happiness and elation followed by fear, shame, remorse, anger, hurt. There is a sense of hopelessness hanging over Ari. The tension is palpable. The sense of foreboding from the beginning that grows with every page creating absolute dread from my worries.
We get to know Ari, Tanner, Jensen, and Jesse through flashbacks and current days. We follow their relationship from the first instant they see each other, through their short time together in school, to their separation; from the beginning of their dreams to the guys' current success and Ari's nightmare. These characters are flawed, damaged. Their weaknesses are fully exposed. Their love for one another is not freely shared until it's too late. Communication fails. Their choices, especially Ari's are a series of mistakes. Love is only a small part of their story.
This book was close to a 5-star for me but I needed a little more. I need to understand Ari a little more. On the one hand, she's strong enough to survive her parents and her upbringing but she never let go of her broken beginning. I'm not talking about breaking her promise to the guys, I'm talking about each choice she made after she broke her word. Every aspect of her and Gentry is wrong and doesn't endear her to me. The explanations were not enough. I won't go into details because I don't want spoilers but her actions are contrary to her intelligence, survival skills, her love for the guys. I was bothered by the guys never making any attempt to get her to change her mind, no talking, no visits. I was also bothered by the fact no words of feelings were ever exchanged. At their original age without any declarations of love, there was nothing truly binding them together. Too much was left unsaid. The boy's dreams took precedence. I loved the originality of this RH but without these key insights, the group wasn't solid enough for me to fully embrace. I am desperate for the next book. Maybe more so than for any other one of this author's series. I need my issues resolved and I am interested to know what kept Ari from following through with their plans. I need to know how the guys handle the cliffhanger. The next scene is make or break for me.