Author: Kahlen Aymes
Source: Review Copy
Format: Paperback, First Edition, 338 pages
Published: 2012 by Telemachus Press
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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 his departure to medical school and to her new job on the opposite coast, Ryan and Julia are forced to face the undeniable truth of their deeper feelings.
To say that this was not was I expected might be too vague on my part.
The synopsis really didn't give me any hint or clue that the direction this story went was the direction it was going to go. Here I was expecting the characters to move away and have years pass them by, they marry other people all the while still in love with each other until one fateful day when they're both widow/single and things change. Nope! Too soon did it turn into a "I can't live without you, you are the my soul mate" kind of book. That's fine and all but (I love Romance books) but it was just too....whats the word I'm looking for....mushy, for me. One thing I absolutely loved was that their connection wasn't all insta-love, love at first sight sort of thing. They became best friends whilst in college and hung out and knew each other so well that they inevitably felt more than friendship for the other. That was great!
Julia, is a great character, as is Ryan but they seemed wayyyy to perfect. No one is that perfect in real life. Killer bodies, amazing jobs, perfect at everything they do. They seemed to have absolutely no flaws and that is just not real.
Right when everything was going good for them something seemed to ruin it and turn their world inside out again and they would end up unhappy. Very up and down, up and down. No doubt the author is an amazing writer, but the story lacked a little for me.
The only reason I would read book 2 is to see what happens after the very low point at the end of this one.
*Not suitable for anyone under 18*
I've Rated The Future of Our Past: (2/5)