Book Review: Remember When

Ever wonder how often Brad Pitt's high school girlfriend must ponder jumping off a bridge? Ever think about the girl that had her hooks in George Clooney before he took off for TV stardom? How about Leonardo DiCaprio's ex, or Johnny Depp's first groupie, or any number of young women who got left behind when their boyfriends set off for greener pastures and eventually achieved unfathomable Hollywood fame?

My name is Layla Warren and I don't need to wonder about any of those things. I already know. Because 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, himself included, could even dream he'd turn into the Hollywood commodity that he is today.

I'm sure I don't need to tell you who Trip Wiley is. But on the off chance you've been living under a rock for the past decade, just know that these days, he's the bad boy 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.

**Author's Note: Remember When is the first book in a romance trilogy. It is intended for mature teen readers and immature adult readers due to some high school sex scenes, underage drinking, questionable language and 1980s flashbacks.**

File Size: 475 KB
Print Length: 262 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1482012294
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Enabled
Lending: Enabled

My thoughts: I was given a copy of Remember When in exchange for an honest review.

Okay, let me first start by saying that this review will be spoiler free as I don’t believe in spoiling a blooming good book for others when you really should just read this book yourself because quite simply you would not be disappointed!!

This book is set in the 90’s, so my era, I was 16/17 years old then too so with reference to the big hair and dodgy clothing I was so there for that, lol, it takes me back to my secondary/college days of crushing over the hottest boy but simply believing that your well out of his league and then you sense a glimmer of hope but the journey is never a smooth one and it’s the same for Layla. Layla is an extremely likable character who has been through an awful lot in her 17 years and Trip…. Well he is simply hot and I’m not surprised that practically every girl was drooling over him, I think I would have been one of them in my younger days (well if I was in this book), lol. I found the whole friendship group through this book so believable and loved that Lisa (Layla’s best Friend) had been a pillar of strength to her when she needed it most, but high school comes to an end and they've all gotta move on……… and I am saying nothing else ~ you've just seriously need to read it :)

This book was so heartwarming, I was chuckling away to myself one minute and had a lump in my throat the next and was a tad snotty and that equals a blooming good book and yes I did actually cry…. That ending ~ well I was in a bit of a state I can tell you!!

How I picture Layla & Trip:

So I give this book 5 hearts and I can’t wait for book 2, not long to wait now and it can’t come quick enough for me!

Lori L. Clark

She Reads New Adult Admin: Lori L. Clark

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