Thursday, November 6, 2014

Remember When (Remember Trilogy #1) by T. Torrest
Years before Trip Wiley could be seen on movie screens all over the world, he could be seen sitting in the desk behind me in my high school English class.

This was back in 1990, and I cite the year only to avoid dumbfounding you when references to big hair or stretch pants are mentioned. Although, come to think of it, I am from New Jersey, which may serve as explanation enough. We were teenagers then, way back in a time before anyone could even dream he’d turn into the Hollywood commodity that he is today.

In case you live under a rock and don't know who Trip Wiley is, just know that these days, he’s the actor found at the top of every casting director’s wish list. He’s incredibly talented and insanely gorgeous, the combination of which has made him very rich, very famous and very desirable.

And not just to casting directors, either.

I can’t confirm any of the gossip from his early years out in Tinseltown, but based on what I knew of his life before he was famous, I can tell you that the idea of Girls-Throwing-Themselves-At-Trip is not a new concept.

I should know. I was one of them.

And my life hasn’t been the same since.
MrsNorthman's Review

"You know I'm crazy about you, right?"

I loved Layla and Trip's story right from the start. The author's graceful writing and Layla's voice made for such a great story. A story full of fun, friendship and the excitement of falling in love for the first time.  It left me wishing I was a part of this group of friends.
Layla and Lisa have been best friends forever.  Layla is a little bit of tomboy and Lisa is totally girly, but together they just fit.  They're part of the "cool crowd" at their small-town Jersey high school and it's senior year.  It's pretty exciting when a new guy, Terrance C. Wilmington, shows up and quickly becomes a part of Layla and Lisa's group of friends.
Layla is crushing on Trip as soon as she sees him, like every other girl.  He's totally gorgeous and such a nice guy.  They become really close friends, but for some reason Layla doesn't believe Trip would ever be interested in a girl like her, so she's resigned herself to "pal" status.  Even though they flirt constantly, which is totally adorable, and spend a bunch of time together.  Somehow she can't see what everyone else does so clearly. But the summer before college changes everything, in so many different ways. 
I found myself frustrated a few times, but their story felt totally natural and so honest, like a real life love story.  One that I couldn't put down and left a huge smile on my face.
5/5 Fangs
*Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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