Title: Reminding Avery
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: August 8, 2017
Most of the guys in my town had me marked as off limits. My dating history was slim to none, until Dylan. He didn’t let labels deter him from sweeping me off my feet.
The day Avery Stanton took a chance on me is that day my life changed. Nothing else mattered but her. All I ever wanted was for her to be happy. I just wanted to love her, no matter how much distance was between us.
Dylan Knight wrecked me. He made me fall in love with him and then took it all away. Now I’m back, and I can’t deal. How do I pretend that he no longer owns my heart when all my heart does is scream his name?
Avery’s back and I know I have a fight on my hands. I remember every minute, every touch, every kiss, and every breath of our time together. Now I need to remind her.
Reminding Avery is Ryan’s newest second chance romance release featuring two high school kids finding love after returning home. Sometimes you don’t determine when love finds you which is exactly what happened to Dylan and Avery after a high school football game. These two meet, fall in love, and are set forever rather quickly until college plans derail these two. Broken hearts and shattered dreams, these two suffer through four years of love, loss and heartache only to be reconnect when Avery moves home.
While I am a huge fan of Ryan’s books, I wasn’t the biggest fan of this one. Sure it holds all the wonderful things that Ryan’s writing style brings but it was lacking in that spark that would pull me into the story line. The first half of the book was definitely one that I struggled to get through which is typically not the case for me when reading this author. I found the characters to a little timewarped between young love and adulthood. There were moments that Dylan seemed really mature and others when Avery seemed a little too immature and close minded. I really wished we would have had the story of what happened in between their separation and maybe a bit more angst of emotion.
While I did struggle through the first half the last half more than made up for it. We got to see more of Dylan as a man, mature and intent on his love for Avery. We also got to see these two struggle to reconnect which I highly enjoyed. Overall this book was good, but it wasn’t my normal speed read I’ve came to expect from Ryan.
Kaylee Ryan is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. When she’s not spinning tales of happily ever after, she’s reading or spending time with family. Born and raised an Ohio girl, Kaylee resides in Cincinnati with her husband and their son.