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The Future of Our Past: The Remembrance Trilogy, Book 1 | [Kahlen Aymes]

The Future of Our Past: The Remembrance Trilogy, Book 1

Julia Abbot and Ryan Matthews have been inseparable best friends since the moment they met. Each of them fight an internal battle, unwilling to risk their incredible friendship, but unable to quell their deep longing for the other. On the verge of Ryan's departure to Harvard Medical School and Julia's for her new job on the opposite coast, they are forced to face the undeniable truth of their deeper feelings and find themselves enthralled in a passion like neither has ever known.
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Julia Abbot and Ryan Matthews have been inseparable best friends since the moment they met. Each of them fight an internal battle, unwilling to risk their incredible friendship, but unable to quell their deep longing for the other. On the verge of Ryan's departure to Harvard Medical School and Julia's for her new job on the opposite coast, they are forced to face the undeniable truth of their deeper feelings and find themselves enthralled in a passion like neither has ever known.

The lovers are faced with forced separation, great distances and others who try to sabotage their relationship as both of them work to build the shared future they both dream of. When their lives begin to finally gel, Julia is offered a promotion that will jettison her career to new heights. Ryan is left angry and bereft as it will only postpone their reunion yet again. In light of the sacrifices she has made for him, he can hardly deny her, and Julia is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. Will she choose the chance of a lifetime or the love of her life?

The Future of Our Past is the first book in The Remembrance Trilogy, a transcendent love story about the type of powerful and passionate connection we all dream of.

©2012 Kahlen Aymes (P)2013 Kahlen Aymes

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    Lorna Las Vegas, NV, United States 09-17-13
    Lorna Las Vegas, NV, United States 09-17-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Wow...just...wow!"
    What did you love best about The Future of Our Past?

    Well there are a few things about this book I loved, but what I enjoyed most was the totally romantic love story. Though sappy at times, it was a refreshing aproach to a story that is smoking hot. Ryan and Julia are just perfect for one another; perhaps a little too perfect at times, but I didn't mind.


    What other book might you compare The Future of Our Past to and why?

    I can't really think of a comparison, but the premise is not at all original; it's just that the chemistry between the two main characters in this book made it unique for me.


    What does Liona Gem and Blake Richard bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The naration is another thing about this book that I loved. Both narators were excellent, and dual narators is always better with two point of views, but I loved the fact that no matter the point of view, the male voices were don by Blake Richard, and the female voices were done by Liona Gem. I have never listened to a naration like this in a romance novel before. Usually the male narator is lacking with the female voices, or vice versa, so this was a real treat. It made the entire book play out like a movie.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I think the author was great, but I do want to warn this book ends with sort of a cliffhanger, so you may want to wait for the next one to buy. Definitly worth a credit.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jordy United States 09-24-13
    Jordy United States 09-24-13 Member Since 2012

    I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....

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    "Forever a hopeless romantic!!"

    The Future Of Our Past takes you into the lives of two people (Ryan and Julia), they have secretly loved each other since the very first moment they set eyes on one another. This book follows their lives, starting with their devoted friendship, their inner struggle to give into the love they feel, and finally thru their romantic relationship as it grows. We watch Ryan and Julia's journey over four years, as he works his way through medical school, she becomes a fashion magazine editor and they work hard at their long distant relationship. At times, obstacles get thrown in the way making life more difficult for them. The characters are well written and the romance is extremely steamy, but the declarations of love (and there are LOTS of them) do get a little repetitive. This story can get very sappy, almost boiling over with sickly sweetness. The dialogue between the two main characters is almost too freaking sugary sweet. Ryan and Julia were SO mushy. I was becoming a bit exasperated with all the 'I love you's' and 'No I love you more's'. We get it!! But if you like that sort of thing, this book is definitely for you. If you are looking for a lovey dovey story with LOTS of SEX than again this is the book for you. This book has a crazy cliffhanger & does make your heart ache towards the end. Overall, a tender mushy love story for all the hopeless romantics.

    23 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    Katheryne MD, United States 10-15-13
    Katheryne MD, United States 10-15-13 Member Since 2009

    Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

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    "Oh So Saccharine Sweet"

    This is a book I think I would have loved more if it wasn’t for all the sugary sweet dialogue. It started out great and I liked the idea of best friends falling in love and trying to make a long distance relationship work. I understand the desire and longing to be together. However, all the declarations of love were just a bit over the top and a little too sickly sweet for me.

    Admittedly, I am a total romance junkie but this one was just too hard for me to swallow. Besides all the over-the-top dialogue there was no real plot. I kept waiting for something to actually happen. It wasn’t until the end (and the huge cliffhanger) that something finally did happen. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t enough to save this book.

    On the plus side, the chemistry between these two characters is off the charts and they had some very steamy sex. I really enjoyed the narration as well. All male parts were read by Blake Richard and all the female parts were read by Liona Gem. It was very unique and I thought it added to the overall listening experience.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Rhonda Casselberry, FL, United States 11-17-13
    Rhonda Casselberry, FL, United States 11-17-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Wonderful!"

    I wish the other two were available. I have problems reading and am addicted to audiobooks. I have read the synopsis of the other two books and am anxiously awaiting the audiobooks. It is great to have books with less than perfect everything in the characters. Flaws that all have can be overcome!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    maura SAPULPA, OK, United States 10-05-13
    maura SAPULPA, OK, United States 10-05-13 Member Since 2013
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    "one of the best book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, the story was perfect


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Future of Our Past?

    when they realized that they were in love


    Which character – as performed by Liona Gem and Blake Richard – was your favorite?

    i love both of the main characters and the performers were awesome


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    i cant wait for audible to get the last 2 books

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States 09-29-13
    Kristin Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States 09-29-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Hopful for the rest of the series."

    This story started out good, dragged through the middle then got really good at the end so even though it got a little irritating in the middle I find myself looking forward to book 2. It's about a couple who carries on with a long distance relationship for several years and how they make it work. At times I got irritated with the F because she talked about how much she loved M but didn't seem to act like it until the end and the M talked about it so much he got a little whiny.
    The narrators did an ok job. Female better than male. I can't decide if the male character in the book was a little wimpy at times or if it was just the male narrator. Sorry, Blake. Always need a strong male in any romance book. It's a rule!
    In the end, it still held my attention and I am looking forward to book 2. Go figure!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nan Brookline, MA, United States 09-26-13
    Nan Brookline, MA, United States 09-26-13 Member Since 2011
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    "When is Book 2 coming?"
    Where does The Future of Our Past rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Two best friends finally coming together as lovers were very hot and intense. This is a true love story about best friends finally admitting their love for each. It ranks high among other love stories I've read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ryan and Julia were equally well defined characters giving us a clear picture of who they are and how they looked.


    What about Liona Gem and Blake Richard ’s performance did you like?

    Two very excellent narrators.


    Any additional comments?

    It ends at a very important point in the story leaving me frustrated for more. I hope the continuing trilogy is ready in the immediate future.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tanya Cranbrook, BC, Canada 09-18-13
    Tanya Cranbrook, BC, Canada 09-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    Any additional comments?

    I have never felt such a connection, emotion or desperation for a literary couple in all my life. I'm truly in love with this pair. LOL - I can't wait to get the kids tucked into bed, so I can continue with R&J's beautiful, heart wrenching love story!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Charlotte Aksdal, Norway 04-09-14
    Charlotte Aksdal, Norway 04-09-14 Member Since 2013
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    "The classic perfect lovestory, but sizzeling!"

    Love the story line, though It can seem a cliche - this classic American love story is put together so beautifully and is very entertaining. It takes you on a very emotionally journey with sizzeling hot love making. The performance of Liona Gem and Blake Richard is also very good!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy PANA, IL, United States 10-19-13
    Cindy PANA, IL, United States 10-19-13 Member Since 2012

    Love Romantic Erotica with a twist , thrill, suspense and a great story !

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    "UGH !! Barely got through this one !"

    Story was boring, too much mushy, love you's, beautiful, perfect, blah blah blah. Just not my kind of passion. The story drug on and on....male narration left alot to be desired.
    And of course ...the end leaves you hanging, wondering what the heck .....not exactly sure if I will get the next book , whenever it comes out.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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