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Review: Remember When by T.Torrest

Remember When by T.Torrest

10 STARS !!

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.


My god did I love this book (as you can probably tell by the excessive stars I gave it!) , it was perfect for me in every way possible. I am so mad at myself for not reading this book sooner, NO! like really angry with myself! It was just so good! It has everything you need to make a book perfect. This book is not getting the full credit it deserves, trust me!

There was just so much awesomeness in this one book. First thing, it took place in the 1990, with all those references to the 1980s how could you not love this book? Even though I, myself wasn't born until 1990, I still know quite a bit about the 80s, for people who don't really know anything about it , you might be like huh? what the fudge? but I promise it won't interfere with the actual story. This story was just amazing, it had everything you would need, it is a trilogy but this one doesn't really end on a cliffhanger. Layla and Trip are definitely one of my favorite couples after reading this story. Torrest does an amazing job conveying the young love these two characters are dealing with, I can't wait to read the rest of the trilogy! 

Second thing it takes place in JERSEY ! YES, PEOPLE JERSEY! You guys have no idea how excited this makes me! It wasn't just any part of jersey either it was Northern NJ (at least that is what I'm assuming considering she mention BCC and being so close to the city and such). If you haven't noticed my extreme excitement you can probably guess I am from this area. It was so nice to read a story and be like, I KNOW WHERE THAT IS ! OR OMG I GET THAT ALL THE TIME! I am sick of reading about Seattle and Alabama, I was starting to think I needed to move my ass across country to find some love, but nope this story gave me hope that maybe the next Brad Pitt will be wandering around my school. (Well a girl can wish , can't she?)

"Are you there, God? It’s me, Layla. I know I just jerked off some guy who is not even my boyfriend in the bathroom of this crappy, brown house. But if you could find a way to kill me quickly and painlessly within the next ten seconds, I promise never to touch another penis again. Well, I’ll be dead, so, I guess I promise not to whore it up in heaven. Which, of course is where you’ll be sending me, right? I mean, I’d hate to think you’d deny me an eternity behind your pearly gates just because of one impetuous handjob. Thank you. Sincerely, Layla Warren. Amen."

Layla was just an awesome all around awesome main character. She was hilarious, sweet but also feisty, and so normal and real. She is also a big tomboy , but it never interferes with her being girly enough for guys to like her, especially Trip ;]. I LOVED their relationship. It started as a friendship that was so real it was unbelievable and Layla's feelings towards Trip were just so on point to how i'm sure we all felt when we were unsure how we felt about that guy we were obsessed with in High School.
Layla had a best friend, Lisa who at points I wanted to slap in the face for what she was saying to Layla about her friendship with Trip, but than I realized I wish my best friend would have said what Lisa said to Layla. The two girls had a very good relationship although yes they fought , they never gave up on each other and they were REAL best friends. 

"But don't ever ask me to stop loving you, because I can't. Don't ever think I'll be able to forget you, because I won't."

Trip, oh TripWHY ARE YOU NOT REAL! I was sitting there reading the whole time wishing you were real. Trip was amazing, he was a real man, he was funny, hot ;] (of course) , he had an amazing personality, and he was an amazing friend to Layla. He cared so much about her and you could just feel it jump off the pages! I just wanted to scream JUST SAY IT ALREADY TRIP, SPIT IT OUT! WE KNOW LAYLA LOVES YOU COME ON! MAKE OUR LIFE RIGHT NOW! The last part of this book with "the note" I was bawling I was this unbelievable mess of tears and that letter just made me love Trip even more! 

All together this was one of the most enjoyable books I have read , it is definitely in my top 5 favorite series now, and that means quite a bit since I have read so much over the years! I promise guys this would not be a waste to read, it has everything you need in a book without giving you a heart attack and wanting to attack everyone in the story! HA! I will recommend this book to everyone I know till I am blue in the face! Thank you T.Torrest for making one of my new FAVORITE stories ever!!!


The sequel is out also ! YAY !


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