Saturday, 13 April 2013

Talania — A Trip Down Memory Lane 

Talania Book Review - Crystal Spears

About The Book:
What happens when you literally get a second chance at love?

Evelyn Beaumont can't remember anything from the time she was 14 until she was 19. She lost five years of her life because of brain cancer. Now she is a 20 years old survivor and enrolled in college, determined to reclaim her life. There she meets Tristan Monroe, but it isn't the first time they’ve met. In fact, Tristan and Evelyn were once in love. It was a love so strong that it shattered him when, after the three years they had spent together, she never came back to Laguna.

Evelyn wants nothing more than to have her memories back. With the help of Tristan and his brother Drake, they take Evelyn on an emotional journey filled with videos, photos, and memorabilia...a walk down memory lane.

While they stroll down memory lane, Evelyn must learn to deal with Tristan's rock star fame and the ever-present groupies. She struggles to find herself and to learn to love again.

Is their love strong enough to overcome the memory loss? Is it strong enough to survive whatever comes their way? Will all the proof Tristan shares with her be enough to show her how deeply they loved each other? Will love find Evelyn once again?

Natalie's Review

I LOVED this book,  it was so EMOTIONAL,  I was bawling my eyes out nearly the whole way through,  it was so beautifully written,  The story is written from both points of view which i always feel helps with true portrayal of the characters feelings, you start the book with Evelyn and she tells her story about the past couple of years of her life,  which are not easy as she has been dealing with Brain Cancer but now at 20 she is trying to start her life again, so she decides to go to college,  this is where she meets Tristan and for him its like the whole world has been swept from under him,  when the only person he has loved,  the only person who has broken his heart and destroys his world,  doesn't even remember him....
 “Hi, I’m Evelyn.” She sticks her beautiful tanned hand out to shake mine. I am dumbfounded, at a loss for words. I mean, I just hit this girl in the head with a volleyball and she is being polite.

“Um, sorry about the volleyball. I’m Tristan.” I shake her hand in return and the air around us crackles and pops. I pull my hand back quickly. What the hell was that?

“Well, Tristan, next time try not hitting a girl in the head with the volleyball when you’re ogling her.” My mouth drops open. I am busted.

“I…I…I’m sorry.” I mean, what the fuck else is there to say?

“It’s all right.” She laughs and it is such a beautiful laugh.

“So how old are you Tristan? You look like you’re around seventeen.” She cocks her head to stare back at me.

“I’m…I’m fifteen,” I stammer out. What in the hell is wrong with me?

“Well, you look older. I’m fourteen. It was nice meeting you Tristan.” She points to a beach house. “That’s where I’m staying if you ever want to visit.” With that, she walks away, her beautiful long chocolate brown hair waving in the wind.

The story continues with Tristan trying to help Evelyn get some memories back while trying to pick up the pieces of his own broken heart and put them back together.  The story deals with First time love, and second chances 



I glance down, pulling her hand to me. The air crackles and pops at the first touch of her skin against mine. It’s as if I can breathe again. Four years of air rush into my lungs at once, overwhelming me. I look closely at the symbol on the bracelet. I can’t breathe. This cannot be what I think it is. Tears are stinging my fucking eyes. This cannot be happening.

“This…this is a cancer survivor bracelet,” I whisper.

I look up into Ev's beautiful chestnut eyes and she nods, releasing my grip and lifting her hair as she tilts her head. Three long scars hide underneath her hair.

“Brain cancer. I had a tumor, and it came back three times. I can’t remember the years from when I was fourteen up until nineteen,” she whispers, letting her hair fall back down.

I really thought this book was fantastic,  you will need to have the tissues ready because at no point through the story did i know how it was going to play out and it had some very touching moments that had me crying my eyes out,  i will love this book For Infinity! 

Hope you enjoy the book as much as we did,  thank you lovelies Natalie & Alicia xx

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  1. Emma Fitzgerald13 April 2013 at 03:38

    Oh wow! Sounds like my type of story & a sure fire way to have a good sob! One for when the kids aren't home!

    1. Its really great and has so many twists you have no idea how it will turn out. I loved it x x