Remember When 2: The Sequel by T. Torrest
Series: Remember Trilogy #2
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: April 21, 2014
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Format: Audiobook, Length: 7 hours and 13 minutes
Narrator: Allyson Ryan
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Back in high school, Trip Wiley’s fanbase only encompassed the denizens of the nothing little suburb of Norman, New Jersey.
Ten years later, all that is about to change.
In the summer of 2000, Layla Warren is enjoying her career as a journalist in New York City (well, sort of), while Trip spends most of his time grabbing Hollywood by the balls. In the days before what will turn out to be his skyrocketing fame, they’ll find themselves confronted with some life-altering choices.
Remember When 2 is the second story in an NA romance trilogy. It will bring you back to that exuberant and riotous time of life in your twenties when you struggled to figure out your place in the world and the person you were meant to be…
…and the person you were meant to be with.
In Review: My Thoughts
T. Torrest’s Remember Trilogy is one of my all-time favorite series. Because of this, I decided it would be fun to reread them when they were available in audiobook format. I had the best intentions of doing this shortly after they were released last spring, but you know how those things go. Since reading Tina’s latest, Down the Shore, I’ve been unable to get Trip and Layla out of my head, so I decided to start it as soon as I finished the audiobook I was reading. I did just that, on my road trip from PA to VA and I loved it just as much the second time around.
So, in all honesty, this book isn’t my favorite in the Remember Trilogy, but it was necessary and still fantastic. As someone who was head over heels in love with Trip and Layla together, it was tough to read about them apart. They were both struggling in different ways and being reunited was definitely making things better… if more complicated. The connection they shared in high school was still there and blazing strong, but a lot had changed in their lives. As tough as this book was to read at times, I know there was no way Trip and Layla could’ve gotten where they had in the end had they tried to stay together out of high school. They both had big dreams and it wasn’t realistic. They had to be apart to find themselves and their dreams and … ultimately each other, again. But that doesn’t mean my heart didn’t get ripped out and stomped on a couple times while I was reading this.
I love a good reread, especially when it’s a book I loved so very much. Even though I know what’s coming and how this story ultimately winds up, I still felt every single emotion the same way I did the first time I read it. It was almost as though I was experiencing it all for the first time. I laughed at the banter and the 90s references, I swooned over the romantic parts and the reminiscing between Trip and Layla, and I absolutely
cried sobbed when the book was coming to a close. So many feels.
The audiobook version of Remember When 2 was great. The narrator, who I admittedly felt lukewarm towards for part of the first book, really improved during this book. She might not sound exactly how I imagined Layla, but she’s come into her own and I think she did a great job voicing her and the other characters. Her pacing is great and I enjoyed hearing her act out this story.
I’ve already started the third book in the series. My original intention was to hold off on reading it until I had read a couple other books, just to stretch out the series some, but after I was punched in the feels so hard with this book, I knew I couldn’t wait. I needed the HEA. Desperately.
If you’re a fan of new adult romance with as much humor as heart and second chance romance, you HAVE to give this series a try. I have no doubt you’ll love Trip and Layla as much as I do. And the good news is the series is complete, so you won’t have any wait at all between installments. Once you’re wrapped up in their story, you will definitely want to binge on it… just like I am right now.