Sunday, June 3, 2012
The Future Of Our Past ~ Kahlen Aymes
The Future of Our Past, by Kahlen Aymes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Julia & Ryan are best friends and have been inseparable since the moment they met years ago. But, as Ryan finds himself accepted to Harvard Medical School, the two friends not only have to face being separated by thousands of miles, but they also have to finally come come to terms with the fact that what they feel for each other goes way beyond friendship.
This story was, in a word, beautiful. Sometimes the simplest premise can make for the most enjoyable books. And when it comes right down to it, this is a very simple story of two people in love, who have to battle through various obstacles in order to be together. And the author succeeds in making this sweet story rise above many others in the genre.
The cast of characters are wonderfully brought to life, and I truly felt I was right there with them. And the chemistry between Julia & Ryan is undeniable. Yes there were times when i wanted to shake one of them, but only because I wanted them to be happy together so badly. The various pitfalls that crop up don't seem forced, and are handled in the right way.
The book ends rather abruptly and with a cliffhanger. That usually drives me crazy, and I will admit to being a little frustrated when i saw that the story was actually over, and my Kindle wasn't going to magically add a few extra pages. However, the frustration was mainly because I just didn't want to stop reading about Ryan & Julia and didn't feel like waiting on the sequel (which thankfully the author is now working on).
In the end, TFOOP was such a refreshing change from some of the melodramatic love stories I have stumbled upon lately. A book that was sweetly romantic and written in a simple, but addictive style that made me actually want to slow down and try to make the story last.
I am so glad I was lucky enough to spend a little time in Ryan and Julia's world, and am anxiously awaiting my chance to return.
(this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review)