A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review for: If I Should Remember by K.D. Van Brunt.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘If I Should Remember’ by K. D. Van Brunt.

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Title: IF I SHOULD REMEMBER
Author: K. D. Van Brunt
Series: None
Publishing date: February 2nd, 2016
(Review based on an advanced readers copy)

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If I Should Remember by K. D. Van Brunt

The Synopsis:

Memories make us human. Are we still alive if we can’t remember?

Seventeen-year-old Zoe Laleigh has accepted that sometimes the only way to survive today is to wipe away the past. That’s what her loving parents and dedicated psychiatrist are helping her do—forget. What, she’s not entirely sure. All she knows is when an entire year of recollections goes missing, there’s definitely something wrong.

Sometimes the past isn’t so easily forgotten…

Through a flood of dreams, Zoe realizes something happened. Something terrible and tragic. Her lost year is a monster hiding in the shadow of her nightmares, taunting her, but unwilling to reveal itself. When her family relocates, she hopes a new town and new school will help her regain a sense of normalcy. If only it were that easy.

Strangely enough, only her dog, Rin, seems to understand her…

He is somehow connected to her lost year—connected to why she keeps doing things her mother calls reckless, foolish, and dangerous. And when she starts to hear voices and sees things no one else can, she is forced to question her own sanity.

The monster of her nightmares has returned, bringing with it the single question that plagues her at night…

What is there to remember?

 

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘IF I SHOULD REMEMBER’ by K. D. Van Brunt:

This is the first novel I’ve read from Author K.D. Van Brunt, titled If I Should Remember. This novel is of the young adult genre with a blend of romance and mystery intertwined. “If I Should Remember” is written from the main female character’s P.O.V.(point of view), Zoe Laleigh.

The story begins in a suspenseful direction, only to find out it was something else completely. Is it a dream, a good imagination or a memory? Zoe Laleigh comes across as your typical teen-aged-girl when she first moves to the small town of Middletown, Maryland with her brother Sam and their parents from Boston. All is normal, except for the fact that Zoe can hear and understand words from her dog, a German Shepherd named Rin.

As if things could be any more strange, Zoe can’t seem to remember anything from the year before. It’s become a black hole in her life that she struggles to remember but can’t seem to for some reason. She has a small scar from stitches that she doesn’t even remember how it got there. She has so many questions but her family acts like nothing is wrong. All together, it makes things harder for Zoe to understand when it comes to living her life while having a past that has a missing piece.

As soon as Zoe moves to the small town of Middletown, she quickly meets two local boys. Derek and Alex. They both befriend her and even flirt with her, making her feel welcomed to this new town. Unfortunately, they both have history with each other and Zoe finds herself in the middle of both boys and their issues while growing a friendship with both. While Zoe has to maneuver her high school experience in the new town while dealing with the new relationships, there is also a string of missing pets in the area that she wants to help put an end to. And through it all, Zoe is stuck dealing with the need to find out what her nightmare is about and finally filling in that missing piece of her life.

Will Zoe ever find out what happened during that missing year of her life? How is it possible that Zoe can actually communicate with her dog Rin? The storyline is interesting in many ways but toward the end, it almost seemed to jump into a different story when Zoe begins to remember missing memories. It almost seemed like a huge part of the story happened to fill in the waiting time to get to the main question of the story: What will happen when Zoe remembers her missing year? Don’t get me wrong, the story was good but it flowed in a steady pace. The part that seems able to pull at a reader’s emotions would have to be when Zoe remembers again. This was an averagely-decent read. If you want to check out a book that centers around lost memories and a little high-school drama, this is your kind of story. Check it out. 🙂

MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘IF I SHOULD REMEMBER’  3 1/2 out of 5 stars:

1 star rating 3.5

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How I imagined the characters while reading ‘IF I SHOULD REMEMBER’:

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BOOK: COVER REVEAL – “Fighting Fate” by J. B. Salsbury.

NEW! COVER REVEAL for the upcoming novel:
‘FIGHTING FATE’ (Fighting Series-book #6) by Author J. B Salsbury.

 

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Synopsis for ‘FIGHTING FATE‘:

  • Axelle’s broken.

    I live to hold her together.

    Killian McCreery only has two dreams . . .

    Fight for the UFL.

    And Axelle.

    He’s watched her give her time and her body to men who don’t deserve to breathe her air. He’swaited, worked hard to become the kind of man she deserves, hoping one day, when the time isright, he’d get the opportunity to make her happy. After a painful anniversary, he finally gets his

    chance.

    But life has a way of sucker-punching its victims—striking when they least expect it in the most devastating ways.

    Killian loves me.

    But I screwed up. Big time.

    Axelle Daniels appears to be the typical college student—parties, hangovers, and men. No one knows that inside she’s a mess, and no amount of booze or meaningless relationships have managed to fill the cracks in her heart. But Killian knows. He’s been there since the night it all began and has never left her side.

    When she wakes up one morning to find the consequences of her actions have caught up to her, even Killian’s white-knighthood can’t save her now.

    Fate is put to the test when, for the first time in their five-year friendship, they no longer have each other to lean on. When he becomes a UFL superstar, she hardly recognizes the man he used to be. And she no longer needs him to hold her together.

    With the foundation of their friendship gone, they’ll discover that even a love that is meant to be needs to be fought for and destiny is a choice.

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BOOK-COVER REVEAL: ‘In Your Dreams’ by Ginger Scott.

New! COVER REVEAL for the upcoming novel:
‘IN YOUR DREAMS’ (Standalone. Spin-off to the Falling Series) by Author Ginger Scott.

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Synopsis for ‘IN YOUR DREAMS’:

Casey Coffield has a growing list of personal flaws he keeps locked away
in his head:
He’s never on time.
His list of IOUs to his best friend is endless.
Money is always short.
Goals are never in reach.

Oh, and he’s decided to add college drop-out to that list, too. He doesn’t
really think that last one’s such a bad thing, but his family insists it
is, so it stays on the list.

On paper, he’s a zero. But in person, when he’s mixing tracks for a sea of
bodies at the hottest clubs and parties, he’s downright irresistible.
Just-right stubble on his chin, body of a boxer and a smirk that
stimulates all the right nerves—women have never been a problem. They
flock to his swagger and fall for his charm…fast.

All except for this one.

Purple hair, gray eyes, a raspy voice and sass, Murphy Sullivan is a
little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll. And her and Casey? They
have history. He can’t remember it, but she wrote a song about him—and
it’s not exactly a love song. But it is good. Damn good. And uncovering
her inspiration just might be the key to solving a few of his
shortcomings—not to mention open doors to his own big break in the music
industry.

But sometimes dreams get messy when they collide. Sometimes life changes
patterns. A past paints the wrong picture and futures get cloudy. The only
question that remains is who will you choose when the dust settles—you? Or
the girl of your dreams?

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review: ‘Piper Dreams’ by Amélie Duncan.

One Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review after reading ‘Piper Dreams: Dream it, Seize it, Live it. (Dreams Series Book #1) by Amélie S. Duncan.

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⭐★⭐★⭐★⭐

Title: PIPER DREAMS
Author: Amélie S. Duncan
Series: Dreams Series – Book #1
(Review based on ARC copy – review)
Publishing date: January 3rd, 2016

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The Synopsis for ‘Piper Dreams’:

Piper Dreams: Dream it, Seize it, Live it. (Dreams Series Book 1 of 3)

A New Adult/Contemporary Romance Series.

College Student Piper Rowe lives, eats and dreams of being a global journalist.

When her favorite professor tells her she’s not cut from the strong, vibrant fabric needed to be one, she’s floored—her grades are the best, her work is stellar and Prof. Gilmore wants to see passion rather than excellent performance!

Against all odds, Piper convinces him to give her another chance to prove she has what it takes…but how can she ever know the journey to passion and excellence will lead to the greatest passion and hardest sacrifice she’ll ever make in her life?

This series is not a standalone. All books to be read in order.

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My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ for ‘PIPER DREAMS’ by Author Amélie S. Duncan:

Piper Dreams is the first novel of the new trilogy novel series by author Amélie S. Duncan. I am a fan of her work so I was very excited to be invited to read and review her latest spellbinding contemporary romance. Readers will be able to grasp the feel of this story through the two main characters P.O.V.’s(point of views): Piper Rowe and Broderick “Brody” Whitehurst.

Young college student Piper Rowe has always been so focused on doing well in school and being the person that she is expected to be. She’s a young, beautiful, blonde woman who is looking to become a global journalist but it seems that she comes across as too groomed and not adventurous enough to be one. That is, according to her professor, who is the one who can kick-start her dream career path. Her life seems great, with a best friend named Jorge who is her only tie back to her late-father’s old life. The life her mother has tried hard to break ties with. By doing so, her mother is with a rich man named Royce who tends to make Piper feel uncomfortable when he’s around her. With so much going on, what can life throw her way now when everything seems to slowly be spinning out of control?

Brody is a part of an edgy lifestyle that gives him the chance to enjoy the “open road”. Having the freedom of living his life without any ties holding him down or anyone to shatter his world again and the ability to just do whatever he wants keeps him more or less satisfied. It doesn’t hurt that he’s a tall, sexy and attractive biker, who never has a problem with finding companionship except he makes sure that it’s always flings and nothing more. He’s had to learn some hard lessons along the way. One important lesson was to stay in his own league when it came to women. Also, staying on the go across the open road helped to keep him from stopping and having time to get lost in his thoughts or the past. The two people he considers his family now are Seren and Cole, who love bikes as much as he does and who he’s made an unusual arrangement with.

Cole is away and he’s left Brody to bond and take care of his woman Seren, just in case she gets sick again or he doesn’t return from his dangerous job. Brody hopes that with Seren and her “Biker Babes” group experiencing things from their bucket list, they can live it up as Cancer survivors. But Brody didn’t plan on meeting the beautiful college student Piper and he definitely didn’t plan on her joining them on their cross-country adventure. Will Piper ever tell her mother about the secret that she’s keeping? Will Brody’s unusual arrangement with Cole and Seren guarantee that Piper will stay far away from him? This is the first novel of a trilogy series and so far I’m intrigued and entertained by the plot and characters. It’s an intriguing story about finding yourself, healing from your past pains, and trying to become who you want to be while you still have time. Life is after all, one slippery unpredictable thing. I do recommend this novel for readers looking for an enjoyable read! Give this one a go. It really looks like their will be some twist-and-turns to come. Note: It doesn’t end on a complete cliff-hanger but there are a few questions that await answers. Can’t wait to see what’s to come! 🙂

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MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR SCORE FOR ‘PIPER DREAMS’  4 out of 5 stars:

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How I imagined the characters of the “Piper Dreams”:

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MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘PIPER DREAMS′

Piper’s thoughts:  My eyes moved away from the boots and up to the dark, denim-encased legs of the man I’d almost maimed with the car door. Once my gaze leveled on the leather jacket, my heart sped up. This had to be the biker.

Brody’s thoughts:  If I’d learned anything in my twenty-five years; it was to stay in my league. My excuse the last time was that I’d been blindsided. I might have even tried to pump up my past to be good enough to come through the front door. But that was before. When I was stupid enough to let myself get caught up with someone out of my league.

Piper’s thoughts: I wasn’t one for spontaneity. Everything I did was planned, until tonight. Until Brody.

Piper and Brody: All I wanted was to have him willing to give himself to me. “Give me you.”
His eyes searched mine. “Are you sure?” he whispered.
“Yes,” I rasped.
Brody cupped my face and wiped his thumbs under my eyes.
“Then that’s what you will get. That is what we will get.”

Brody’s thoughts:  She was all dreamy. Stars in her eyes as she spoke about her goals in journalism and traveling around the world. Listening and watching her, all I wanted to do was give her the world. I swallowed. But that wasn’t me. I couldn’t give her much. I was just a simple man.

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