Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Review: Remember When by T.Torrest

Remember When by T.Torrest

Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date published: January 1st, 2013 
Synopsis: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.

**Remember When is the first book in an NA romantic comedy trilogy, but there is NO CLIFFHANGER. It is intended for mature teen readers and immature adult ones due to some high school sex scenes, underage drinking, questionable language and 1980s flashbacks.**

What I Thought:

This book was amazing!  I thought I'd read a chapter before going to bed.   Next thing I know it's 3 AM and I'm trying to see if there's more books by this author, hopefully in this series, and if I can get it in paperback.  Yes, I want to add this book to my shelves.

Yes the book has a movie star and the bad boy angle, but I absolutely loved Trip, especially since the book wasn't what I was expecting at all. I thought I was going to get lots of smut, which is great, but I didn't have high hopes for the rest of Trip and Layla's time together.  Boy was I wrong.  This is a beautiful story, and I can't wait to read more about Trip and Layla.

As much I loved Trip, I think I loved Layla more.  She's beautiful on the inside and out, but it's her voice I adore most of all.  She's irreverent and so pragmatic.  
If I'm not making much sense, it's because I'm finding it hard to put into words why this book clicked with me.  I'm going to have to tell you to pick it up for yourself and see if it doesn't blow you away too.  


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About the author:

T. Torrest is a fiction writer from the U.S. She has written many books, but prays that only a handful of them will ever see the light of day. Her main audience is mature teens and twenty-somethings, but her stories are geared toward women of any age that know how to enjoy a good laugh and a dreamy romance.
Ms. Torrest was a child of the eighties, but has since traded in her Rubik's cube for a laptop and her catholic school uniform for a comfy pair of yoga pants. A lifelong Jersey girl, she currently resides there with her husband and two sons.

*E-book purchased.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*


  1. Why have I never heard of this book before?? I think I NEED it. :D

    1. I think this series is one of the best kept secrets ever. I mean the first book is YA, the second is NA, and the last an adult contemporary romance. It's perfect because you get everything you want from a series and it stays fresh!



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