November 5, 2018

Review: Remember by Dylan Allen

Review: Remember by Dylan AllenRemember by Dylan Allen
Published by Dylan Allen Writes on May 30, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Multicultural & Interracial, Romance
Pages: 296
Format: eBook
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three-half-stars

Milly plays it safe.
She doesn’t take risks because she knows what it’s like to lose everything.
But, when it all falls apart, she decides to throw caution to the wind.
Her journey to reclaim her future leads her straight into the grown-up arms of the boy she left behind.
In them, she finds a passion long denied and love she thought was lost.
But is the promise of a second chance worth the risk of losing herself again?

When he discovers that the girl he has loved his whole life moved on without him,
Dean needs answers.
He didn’t expect to still want her.
He didn’t expect her to want him, too.
And suddenly, he finds himself in a battle for the heart of the woman he’s never stopped loving.

As they look to the past for answers, can they hold onto the future they were meant to have?
Or will what they remember, make them wish they could forget?

Remember your first love? Remember when you thought they were the one you were going to marry?

Remember how it felt when it didn’t pan out and you got your heart broken?

 

Milly and Dean definitely do.

 

Remember is the second book in the Symbols of Love series which follow Milly and Dean, high school sweethearts destined to spend their life together until lies and tragedy pulled them apart. Check out my review of Rise, the first novel HERE

Ten years have passed and they’re in each other’s orbit once again. Milly is on the cusp of a divorce reeling from her husband’s betrayal and trying to find her footing again in a life she realizes she wasn’t fully living.

Dean is the new CEO for a major company, initially only committed to stay in town for a few weeks.

When these two are back together, it’s evident that they were meant to be. They simply clicked and the chemistry was undeniable.

I didn’t really like Milly as a character, to be honest. There were too many instances where I found her too naive or too cold and distant. And while leaving her husband and being with Dean did open her up a bit, I can’t honestly say l lived the journey with her.

Dean was a bit of an asshole but he was willing to beg to keep Milly in his life. He was open and honest in his feelings of regret and so for that, he got cool points with me.

Individually, they were okay. Together, they were fabulous.

We also got the continuation of the father’s case that while I wasn’t fully sold on it, tied into Milly and Dean’s love story, in a surprising way. 

 

Dylan Allen gives us another emotionally charged novel about second chances and reclaiming the best parts of our past when it is available to us and able to move into the future.

three-half-stars

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Natalya

Natalya is an Account Manager by day and an editor and author's assistant to passionate creatives by night. When she is not adding to her enormous book collection or stationery supply, she is catching up on her favorite television shows.

Natalya is the author of All The Things I Never Said, a soul-stirring collection of short stories, prose and love letters for the soulful wanderers, the brokenhearted and the hopeless romantics.

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