I Kind of Loved It!
Reminding Avery is a beautifully written second chance romance, where we get to see Avery and Dylan fall in love, and fall apart, and then find their way back to one another again. I read this book in one sitting and definitely have a book hangover now!
When we first meet Avery and Dylan, they are high school seniors, and Avery is untouchable, due to who her brother is, but Dylan doesn’t care and once he gets to know her, there is no stopping him from going after her. The attraction and feelings between these two are undeniable and throughout their senior year we get to see an amazing and beautiful love story form. I loved watching these two fall in love with one another, and I was like I want a Dylan in my life! The way Dylan loves Avery is beautiful and selfless. He would do anything for Avery and he proves it by breaking his own heart.
Four years later these two are back in the same town again, and Dylan is still in love with Avery and is now fighting with everything he has to get her back. Since this book is told in both of the characters points of view, we really got to see the pain Avery felt, but also the pain Dylan felt with the decisions he made. Seeing these two apart broke my heart, just like their hearts were breaking. I wanted Avery to see everything Dylan did for her, and I wanted Dylan to speak up and explain what he did and why he did it. Both of them had make some pretty stupid decisions when they were younger, but their love for one another hadn’t changed. They both were immature at times, but one thing that never changed was their feelings for one another, it’s just getting them on the same page at the same time, that took a lot of time.
The one thing I loved I loved in this book was the secondary characters. Alan, Brad, Harley, Avery’s parent’s, Dylan’s dad, Brad’s parents, and even Kara. They all played such a huge part in Avery and Dylan’s story and helped form the relationship these two have. They helped them see things in different ways, and were there for them when they always needed it.
This story was beautifully written and engaging. I loved the characters and how the story flowed. I wanted to love and hate Avery and Dylan at times, but I understand why their journey had to be the way it was. Their story wouldn’t have been as amazing, if it wasn’t for the heartbreak we had to endure as readers to get the ending that the characters deserved, as well as the extended epilogues! I highly recommend one-clicking Reminding Avery by Kaylee Ryan today, it’s a book you won’t regret reading!