Blog Tour: Remembering Us by Stacey Lynn

Release Date: January 14, 2014
Remembering Us
by Stacey Lynn

3 stars

Remembering Us is a heartwarming story. It's not so much about second chances, but rather about remembrance and reaffirmation of the love between two people who grew up on opposite sides of the tracks. These two eventually transcended the stereotypes they were once under, finding strength in each other's unwavering support and love.

Adam and Amy's love story came to an abrupt halt when Amy got into an accident and suffered temporary memory loss. The synopsis sounds very similar to The Vow. For the record, I was never a fan of the movie or the book. I know, I know! Most women think it's one of those romantic movies, but not for me. My chest hurt so bad for Channing Tatum's character every time Rachel McAdams blew him off. I have this very idealistic concept about love. I blame JR Ward and the Brothers for drilling into me that your soul mate is your one and only, and whatever happens that love will conquer all! (Any BDB fans in the house???! *grins*)

So anyway... what prompted me to read Remembering Us if I didn't like The Vow? I'll confess: I cheated. I scanned the reviews at Goodreads and found out beforehand how the story would end. I won't tell you though so, don't worry! Amy's journey of rediscovering herself and the person she has become in the course of her relationship with Adam is kind of the point of the story. 

Amy is more likable than Rachel McAdam's character in The Vow, in my opinion. She was always sensitive to how Adam would feel, even when she still wasn't feeling that love that she's always told she had for her boyfriend. Understandably, she had a stand-offish attitude towards him at the beginning. She did wake up thinking he was a complete stranger. Naturally, she didn't trust Adam on the get go.

What I liked about Amy though was that she also genuinely wanted to remember everything, especially her feelings for Adam. As the days go by, she realizes that she feels safe in his company, she turns to butter whenever he touches her, and in the end she realizes she does really trust him. 

What I loved the most about Adam was his immense patience and faith that Amy will fully come back to him. Of course he was also terrified, absolutely terrified. My heart ached for him whenever Amy flinched away from his touch. My hurt intensified when he spoke about living in fear each day. Each morning he wakes up terrified that Amy will finally decide to pack up and leave, or that her memories will make her rethink her love and will decide not to give their relationship another chance. You see, Amy slowly regains bits of her memory through dreams. Sometimes she'll also see things that will trigger a memory. Unfortunately for Adam, these memories put him and their relationship in a bad light. Amy remembered women, Adam's scary temper, and her own intense emotions that led her to do things she never would have done before. Each time these memories would come forth, Amy would distance herself physically and emotionally, and those moments were like knives to Adams heart and soul. :'(

Remembering Us is written through Amy's POV. It's a testament to Stacey Lynn's talent that she's still able to make readers feel so much for Adam even though we don't get to be inside his mind. There are only a couple of things I didn't like: first, Adam's occupation was only revealed in the second to the last chapter, which I found weird. I was already asking what Adam did during the day when Amy stayed at home or went to work. Second, although there were emotions in the book, I felt like there's still a little something missing. Maybe if the POV switched to Adam's once in a while that would have done the trick. Third, some things felt a little bit rushed. One example is Amy's reconciliation with her family. The conflicts were all wrapped up almost at the same time and it just felt weird to me.

Overall, I really liked Remembering Us. I like the idea of the story. It's not original, but Stacey Lynn was able to make it her own anyway. I think she writes really, really well. It's the reason why I felt so much for the characters and fiercely wished them a happy-ever-after even though as I said, it felt like there's still a little something missing.

Buy links: Amazon US | Amazon UK


My life was perfectly mapped out for me since before the day I was born. I followed it, begrudgingly, because it’s what was expected.

And then one day, everything changed.

I woke up.

Different. Independent. Free from all the rules that had surrounded me.

Only I have no idea how I got to where I am. I have no memory of graduating college. No memory of Adam, the boyfriend I live with.

He loves me. And I love him. At least that’s what everyone says.

Except when my memories return to me as dreams, I see a different man than the one everyone claims is perfect for me.

He terrifies me. He makes my heart race and he makes me feel things I’ve never felt before.

I have no idea if I want to welcome the emotional roller-coaster that his piercing brown eyes and messy black hair puts me on every time I get a glimpse of him, or if I want to run back to the safe shelter of the scripted life-plan that used to be mine.


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About the Author:

Amazon Bestselling Author of: 

Just One Song and Just One Week 
Don't Lie to Me, released on July 15, 2013

Remembering Us - coming January, 2014

I am a wife, a mom, and a writer. I can often be found curled up on the couch with a good book, or obsessively eating Skittles in a very complicated and organized manner. No joke.

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