Remember When 3: The Finale (Remember Trilogy #3) by T. Torrest

 18105895“I’d spent too long in limbo.
It was time to put The California Plan back into effect.”

~Layla Warren

I’ve been in love with Trip Wiley since I was sixteen years old.
Yep. That Trip Wiley.
Academy award-winning actor, known philanthropist, People’s Sexiest Man Alive two years running…
It’s not like I’m some delusional stalker-fan. It just so happens that he was my high school sweetheart back in 1991.
In the years since, he’s simply been The One That Got Away.
We just can’t seem to get on the same page at the same time.
Our timing may have sucked, but the feelings had already been confirmed. Years ago.
At least his were.
He doesn’t know that I had chosen to love him back.
I need to fix that.
And I need to do it now.

Remember When 3 is the third and final book in the Remember Trilogy.
It’s a story about taking chances and following your heart…
and knowing that sometimes, you just have to learn when to let go.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Genre: New Adult, Humour, Contemporary Romance

It’s finally over! What a beautifully heart melting, book.

In the finale, we are now taken four years ahead of the time since when Trips career was just beginning. Now he’s gained true fame. This book to me felt more like a time travelling machine than anything else. It’s based on the different stages of life. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book re-tell the story of two people from past to present and i must admit it played out rather well for ‘Remember When’. This is more of the happy ending that every reader must be hoping for. Practically throughout the whole book I constantly found myself saying ‘finally!’ They deserved it! All the rooting I did for them and then I was finally able to witness it all come together in the end. This book is more to do with how Layla has a hard time dealing with the fame that comes along with Trip and sorting out through all the issues, angst and things left unsaid in the past.
I think the author has managed to include various important messages along the story to her readers. As we go along with Layla and Trips journey, experiencing their life, we learn about the importance of actually sharing our mind, opening up, and knowing when to hold on and when to let go. It’s an easy going story filled with joy, laughter and a little bit of heart break but its so easy to get lost amidst the chapters of this book. I cannot help but just fall in love with these two brilliant characters that are conjured in this brilliant book.

I do have to admit however that I did not end up gaining from this finale what I initially would have assumed. I wasn’t planning on them finally coming to their senses right at the beginning of the book and seeing their fairytale alive and well throughout, although it was a pleasant surprise. I was also not expecting it to include the ‘jealousy factor’. At first my thoughts included me being a little disappointed upon seeing jealousy as I always think that its something that makes a book lose potential in my eyes. But I guess the story kept it in line with the realisation in the end that being jealous is in fact silly and uncalled for. So I guess I was kept happy in the end.

When falling in love with a book we always hate when the story ends. Some how we wish we could make it last a little longer, linger in the characters world. But obviously it has to end sometime. And while this story evidently did, the author recognised the need her readers had to delve into Layla and Trips world extensively, therefore we were gifted with a few more chapters from Trips point of view. We got to see what he thought of the events taking place, what his thoughts were on how the last book ended and also during the end we’re presented with extensive scenes. I enjoyed it all immensely. As much as I enjoyed getting to experience all the parts of this story. A love that took fifteen years to be made perfect!

Overall, the main highlight for me during my time reading this book was the characters. I happened to enjoy watching the important points in their life enfolding, them trying to find themselves again through all the drama and misunderstanding. This book held all the answers that the previous parts left unanswered and I finally got my happily ever after. I loved the hold that friends and family had and the importance this book displayed for them. Layla and Trip are surrounded with some amazing people we get to meet throughout their journey as a whole. I was not able to give this 5 stars though simply because I happened to enjoy the previous parts a little better as I suppose there was more room for guessing and more intense drama included in them then in a finale but it was still a very great read for me overall because let me tell you, I won’t be able to forget Layla and Trip.

One of these days, I was going to find out what kind of soap he used so I could put it through a cheese grater and snort it like it was coke. Someday, my body would be found in a dirty alley somewhere, OD’d on that stuff.

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