Jac Reviews: Remember When 3: The Finale by T. Torrest

by Jac on October 29, 2014

Jac Reviews: Remember When 3: The Finale by T. TorrestRemember When 3: The Finale by T. Torrest
Series: Remember #3
"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.


I wanted to love this book. I really, really did. I really enjoyed the first two books in the Remember Series –  Remember When and Remember When 2. But this book had a lot to it that just left me feeling “eh” and I gave it two stars, based on the need to be totally honest.(Don’t get me wrong – there were moments I loved. But there was a lot more that left me not so impressed.)

Seriously – let’s start with the titles. The second one just bugged me, but by the third book? UGH!! Get creative! (Especially since the third one isn’t so much looking back – but more “present”, minus that it happened in 2006.) So the title thing was really annoying me, but I was willing to overlook that IF the book was amazing. IF.

The opening chapter throws Trip and Layla back together, and the moment she walks into the room (despite not having seen him in 5 years, and neither of them knowing how their previous romantic interludes turned out) they knew it was meant to be and instantly they were this perfect and happy couple. GAG! Seriously, I nearly put the book down at this moment. And I probably should have. But I needed to know how their story continued.

The middle chunk of this book was great. It was fun watching them fall back into sync together and seeing how their lives were so different, yet coming together. But? It lacked meat. It really felt like this whole book was mostly surface fluff, the author just phoning it in to finish off this trilogy. (And this is incredibly hard for me to write, because I really love Trip and Layla.) But it was still fun watching them live in Hollywood and have this fabulous life, while Layla was obviously torn by it all.

Then? We throw this huge argument about their crappy parents (each had one awesome parent and one crappy parent) which left me a bit shocked the author didn’t do something so cheesy as to hook up Layla’s Dad with Trip’s mom. And we finish it off in a whirlwind – which I won’t totally spoil for you.

But Yeah. I was rather disappointed by the ending to what was a fantastic trilogy. I definitely recommend reading the first two stories, but this one? You can email me and I’ll give you all the spoilers and call it good.


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