Monday 20 November 2017

Release Day Review ~ Trading Yesterday by Kahlen Aymes

Book Description:

From USA Today bestselling author, Kahlen Aymes comes and angsty, sexy, stande-alone that will renew your faith in unconditional love.

Chase, I need you. Please come. 

Something inside me snapped as her text screamed from the screen of my phone. My heart started pounding as I was sucked into a vortex of emotions, pulled unwillingly into a past I wanted to forget. 

Teagan Tessler was the love of my life. At least, I thought so. My professional soccer career was part of the we future planned together, but an offer one year ahead of schedule sent me to London. Just months after I left, she betrayed me with my best friend without explanation and I was completely and utterly destroyed.

After six years, I could breathe again and my professional and personal life was in a good place. I’d have to be insane to consider ripping open those wounds, but whatever it was, this had to be huge.

The truth of my feelings resonated; my head told me to shut off the phone and forget her forever, but my traitorous heart told me to get on a plane, no questions asked. 

From USA Today bestselling author, Kahlen Aymes; Trading Yesterday is a roller coaster of emotion; ultimate loss, longing, betrayal, and forgiveness that will restore your faith in unconditional love and leave you gasping for more

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“That’s what unconditional love is. You don’t get to choose.”

My favourite Kahlen Aymes book and I never knew I could EVER be disloyal to the Remembrance Trilogy. Emotional, with fantastic characters and heart tugging dialogue, this book will have you crying and smiling throughout. Such a stunning story. The ultimate second chance romance, every heart string will be tugged, every emotion felt and one love that truly lasts a lifetime.

“Do you think the life I dreamed of, didn’t have her in it?”

First love and true love, a love so powerful, a soul mate connection, love that when it works its euphoric and when it doesn’t…soul destroying. The only love that transcends it, is the love you have for your child and Kahlen Aymes regales the reader with an emotional story about both. Ultimate sacrifices made, friendships tested, love, forgiveness, reconnection and one gorgeous little family.

Kahlen Aymes will have you running the gamut of emotions as her story navigates the trials and tribulations of a young family battling childhood leukaemia. Every mother’s worst nightmare and when nothing works, desperation kicks in, even if it means re-hashing a past that left you broken hearted.

While I did not agree with some of Teagan’s actions, they were made from the heart with the sincerest of intentions. Young, na├»ve and hopelessly in love, left to make the toughest decisions, it was inevitable some may not be the right ones.

“You made your choices, now we’re all paying the bill. You didn’t believe in me at all.”

Chase, the hero of the hour in more ways than one. A man that would do anything for the love of his life even after six years apart.  A man that would cross the world based on a heart-felt text message, even though the woman requesting his help left him on the brink of destruction, his heart in tatters. His propensity to forgive is truly tested and it doesn’t come easy.

Kahlen Aymes truly delivers on the emotion with this story. My heart broke for everyone involved, I cried a river, my heart was battered and bruised, not only for the little girl undertaking the toughest battle of her life but for the three main characters whose connection and friendship will be truly tested. Some of the most heart-felt scenes were between Chase and his best friend Jensen. These two men totally owned my heart and the dialogue between them was full of emotion, truly powerful and two particular scenes that had my rapt attention and played out in vivid technicolour as if I was watching it on the big screen. Stunning writing.

“My choices were ignorant and careless of the possible consequences. Despite my noble intentions, despite all the other shit that happened that made it impossible to take it back or change it…”

This was a story of love and hope, friendships and forgiveness, honesty and integrity. Yes, it was angsty, yes, it is a meaty read, but the story speaks for itself. This is a relatively long book, but it didn’t read that way. From first to last page my attention was held throughout. The character connection was on point, the dialogue was perfect, but the moral of the story is what made this book a winner.

Kahlen Aymes always write a good book, but her first trilogy has always been my favourite, until now. As much as I love Ryan and Julia, Chase and Teagan stole the mantle that they have held for over five years. I simply adored this book.

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