Release Day Review: Remind Me (Magnolia Sound #1) by Samantha Chase
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It’s been years since Mallory Westbrook set foot in Magnolia Sound, but the death of her great-grandfather forces her back. Two weeks to get his affairs in order then she would return to her life in New York. The perfect plan, if not for Jake Summerford—her first love who broke her heart.
Jake always regretted the way things ended with Mallory and now that she’s back in town, he’s hoping they can put the past behind them. As they reconnect, old feelings resurface and Jake realizes that friendship is only the beginning of he wants from Mallory.
With one foot out of the door, Mallory is looking for any excuse to leave Magnolia Sound behind. Forever. Will Jake’s plan to replace the old, painful memories help him finally show her their love deserves another chance?
Remind Me was a cute, quick read. If you read the prequel, Sunkissed Days, you already know Mallory and Jake and what happened with them. Or most of the story. They had a summer romance that wasn't supposed to turn into something big like it did. They both had to go off to school at the end of the summer on different sides of the country and likely had a bit of growing up to do before they could really try and make it work. Only things didn't end on the best of terms and Mallory has been avoiding Magnolia Sound as she doesn't want to run into Jake again. Jake who was her crush forever and she can't really deal with seeing him anymore.
Jake is a good guy, but even though he cared for Mallory a great deal he knew he had to make some tough decisions and ultimately ended up hurting her. He never thought that she would avoid Magnolia Sound like she has because of him. He has never stopped thinking about her, but he doesn't know how to make things right.
When Mallory's great grandfather passes away whom she was incredibly close with she has to come back to Magnolia Sound. And see Jake. She doesn't want to make the same mistakes she did in the past, but she only has to make it through this time here and then she can go off to her life and never see Jake again. Only Jake realizes that Mallory has always been it for him so he has to try and make her see that they are perfect together. Make her forgive him and figure out a way to make this work. They still have the distance issue as her life is far away, but he is determined to figure it out. They were cute together and I enjoyed seeing them grown up more and basically being in the same situation again and how they handled it so much better. It was a cute, quick, fun read.
*Note: I received a free copy of this book for voluntary review consideration
Rating: ★ ★ ★1/2