Title: Remembering Joy
Published Date / Expected Publishing Date: June 7, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance (17+)
Alexis doesn’t believe in fairytales. She knows first hand that life can turn on a dime – that one stupid mistake can shatter dreams and irrevocably shape the future. Even though her memory of that day is hazy, she has spent the last ten years trying to put it behind her and focus on the future. Armed with the knowledge that her career will be her only legacy, Alexis works night and day to prove that she is more than just her last name. It’s not only that she doesn’t have time for love – she doesn’t have the heart for it. After all, there’s no point in starting something that you can’t finish.
However, when she meets Adam, she’s drawn to him in a way even she can’t deny. He is dark and brooding and strangely charming. He’s the perfect distraction from the mundane life she’s created for herself. And, as if fate is pushing them together, he seems to be around every corner. It’s enough to almost make her entirely forget about her past and take a chance. Unfortunately, Adam’s memory isn’t hazy . . . not in the least.
And, what she doesn’t remember, he can’t forget.
“I’d given her my heart, and she’d given it back. Trouble was, I didn’t want it. I had no need for it if it wasn’t connected to her.”
I’ll be honest and say what was it that literally drew me to this book.
“What she doesn’t remember, he can’t forget.”
Yes,this line was it! There was just something about this line that made me want to read it. Remembering Joy is the story of Adam & Alexis. They are just two other people trying to move on from their haunting pasts. Alexis has been through an incident in her past of which even after 10 years she still has nightmares about. Not remembering much of that night she decides to move on with her life rather than be stuck at a memory which might never return.
Adam on the other hand has this raw hatred towards Alexis,but why? What happened exactly those 10 years ago to make him hate her so much that he plans on to ruin her life? That too claiming that she’s done the same a decade ago.
I have to say that I’d been eager to know what happened between these too. When the two of them are together in a scene you could just about feel the tension around them. Eventually Alex proceeds with his non-relationship with Alexis both agreeing to the “no-strings attached” rule. As the story goes on Adam sees different sides to Alexis, sides which he sure wasn’t expecting. He thought she was still the spoiled rich brat that she was 10 years ago. Little does he know how much Alexis has changed these past years. But when walls start to come down, when secrets and intentions are revealed how are they gonna react to it?
This story is heartbreaking when you find out about Joy.I couldnt help but mourn for the loss of such a loved child. I also adored the part where Alexis does something in the memory of joy.
The story is said through the perspectives of both Alexis and Adam. This helps you understand why and what they do even better. In the beginning i could understand why Adam wanted to hurt Alexis and cause her pain but as the story progressed I was pissed at him but in the end I did like him. Alexis’s character I loved from the beginning to end. Remembering Joy is a story about revenge, love , loss, tragedy and finally forgiveness. Recommended!
Rating: 4/5 Stars
When she’s not chauffeuring kids around town, performing her mom duties as a short order cook and maid, or vacuuming for her fastidious husband, she hammers away at her keyboard at her big girl job as a patent attorney. While vodka and exercise have provided some relief from the daily grind, it is reading … and now writing … that are her true escapes.
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