My not-so-secret affair with romance novels
Lance never got over his teenage love despite years of trying to forget her with alcohol, music, and other women. Samantha dated lots of different guys after Lance, guys most girls would love to have even a chance with. No one can make her happy though; she compares them all to Lance. Fate brings them together when Lance is in town for some family business. They end up spending a passionate night together but can they be more? Can they finally find their happily ever after?I Remember You is a short story but exactly what I wanted and needed to read. I was pleasantly surprised at how well developed it was considering the length. Author Scarlett Metal (awesome name BTW) manages to convey the love and emotions felt by the characters to the point that the reader has no doubt about the depth of the feelings Lance and Sam have for one another. There wasn’t a ton of sex. Ok, that’s a big fat lie because there was actually quite a lot of it… But if I recall correctly, there were only a couple episodes that were described in (wonderfully) vivid detail. These scenes maybe took up 5-7 pages out of the total 56, but I was okay with it because they were H-O-T → HOT! Like, I need to crack open a fire hydrant hot. I loved the passion between them, but I just wish the yoga had been incorporated more ;] I’ve gotta say, I liked Sam well enough, but Lance… Even though I’m not a fan of his name – thanks to NSYNC, I adored him! I wasn’t too happy with Lance in the beginning, but through his POV, I fell in love with the man he grew into. I mean, who can resist a sexy rock star who curses like no one’s business, writes every song about the love of his life, and is man enough to cry in front of thousands of people?? I certainly can’t! I love how the story came full circle, from Lance’s song, to the other thing… and in the end I was relieved to see that they got their happily ever after – no cliffhangers or unresolved business! I finished the last sentence and was happy and satisfied. This story hit all my buttons and I really enjoyed reading it. I Remember You gets 4½ stars from me!