(Click the picture to see the tour schedule on Emma Hart's website!)
When I read Never Forget and Holding On, I was really excited about Sam and Jen’s story because the chemistry between these two has been oozing since the first book in the series and it is ‘the-more-you-hate-the-more-you-love’ type.
This story by Emma Hart was lighter and a very fun and playful read. I loved Jen’s witty and kick-ass comments especially when it comes to Sam. I must have been like an idiot laughing my ass off while reading Jen and Sam’s conversations. It kept me up all night and I just couldn’t get enough of their exchange! Emma Hart is a genius especially when it comes to creating and executing Sam’s lines. It’s like she enrolled in a course for reading men’s minds and mastered the art of it! The thoughts coming from Sam’s head were so real and we have to give credit to the author for that. :)
Also, we can see another side of Jen in Always Remember. If you guys can remember, in Never Forget, she was just this carefree and easygoing type of girl but we will see a deeper side of Jen here as we witness her struggle against her attraction to Sam, the womanizer. And also, the ‘artistic’ side of Jen. We see her as this very strong and independent woman but when she talks about art and painting, she always gets lost in it, like she can live her whole life doing nothing.. and just painting.
Another thing that readers must look forward to in this novel is the dual POVs of Sam and Jen. I know that I have professed my love for dual POVs in my past reviews but I just have to say it again here because as what I’ve said earlier, Sam’s thoughts were very hauntingly realistic.
The one thing that I wished the author did was to have more flashbacks of Jen and Sam’s childhood and also, some snippets of memories where they thought of what ‘could have been’. Also, I wished that Hart included some more scenes in between the ending and the epilogue. Or another novella would be great too. J It’s just that – I felt like I missed a part of their lives and of course, I have loved these characters ever since Never Forget so I absolutely want more, more and more!!
Not only did Jen mature in this novel, but she also became fiercer, feistier and spunkier! (Which I thought was not possible considering how witty she was in Never Forget!) When Heidi entered the picture, Jen proved to us that not only does she have a strong character, but she’ll also fight for anyone she loves. It’s like Heidi is the fuel to the fire that only made Jen shine brighter.
Emma Hart did an amazing job with the story of Sam, the playboy turned lover boy and Jen, the smartass who also had a soft side to her. And kudos to Hart’s good writing.
Always Remember is a novel you will surely not forget because it’s a lighthearted read that will make you laugh but at the same time, knock you off your feet. J
AND! Folks, remember: “A little bit of Jen-tude is all you need sometimes.” *winks*
Click here to read my full review of Always Remember on Goodreads
Click here to read my full review of Always Remember on Goodreads
*takes a deep breath and nervously opens the door for Jen and Sam*
Rach: Hi Jen and Sam! I’m Rachel from Say It With Books, nice to meet you both.
Jen: Hi, Rachel!
Rach: *momentarily appreciates Sam’s hotness while Jen is looking at our office*
After a moment…
Rach: So, Sam and Jen, how are things going between the two of you?
Sam: Really well!
Jen: No need to sound so surprised, Samuel.
Rach: *smiles at the very cute couple*
Rach: Sam, can you tell our readers more about the origin of your nickname, Bing? I’m pretty sure that we have many ladies watching out for this post today. *grins*
*Jen rolls her eyes and Sam chuckles*
Sam: When I was about, er, seventeen, I had a bit of a reputation for being a ladies’ man.
Jen: A bit?
Sam: And that’s where the name came from.
Jen: *leans forward* guys are immature.
Rach: *whispers* Oh, no doubt about that dear!
Rach: Tell us Jen, when did you realize that the person you once called “the biggest goddamn asshole I’ve ever had the complete displeasure of meeting in my whole life.” will be the love of your life? (ohh that sounded so mushy)
Jen: Love of my life? Who said that? Did I? *grins*
Jen: Okay, okay. I’m not exactly sure. He kind of wormed his way in with that sexy ass of his.
Sam: I’m glad we finally agree on that, babe.
Rach: *thinks 'lucky Jennifer!'*
Rach: A question for the both of you, what was the first thing that came into your minds when you saw each other? (That day when Jen stole Lexy’s hermit crab)
Sam: That, for a five year old, she was cute.
Jen: I wanted to smack him over the head with my spade.
Sam: For some reason, I’m not surprised at that.
Rach: So Jen, just a theoretical question, what would you do if there was another Heidi that will come into your lives and try to steal Sam from you?
Jen: I wouldn’t hold back on the bitch slap. I know some people wanted that to happen…
Rach: You go, Jen!
Rach: What about you, Sam, what’s the one thing that you love the most about Jen?
Sam: Her smart mouth. It gets even smarter when she’s angry and it makes her really, really sexy.
SAY IT! (Answer with one sentence)
If you could win any award what would it be, why?
Jen: World’s best girlfriend. I make a mean fry up – that’s a requirement, right?
Sam: Best in bed.
What is the most delightful word you can think of?
Jen: F*ckery-doo. It makes me laugh.
Sam: I’m not sure if I should answer that question.
Jen: Samuel, gutter, mind. Pull it up!
If you were written about in the newspaper, on the front page, what would the headline say?
Jen: Probably something arty-ish. You know, something good.
Sam: Yeah… Probably that I got arrested for indecent exposure or something like that.
Jen: Why would you even do that?
Sam: To seduce you?
Jen: How would that seduce me?
Sam: I’d have the pink boxers on.
Jen: Okay. Now you’re talking.
Name one thing that drives you crazy.
Describe the perfect kiss in 3 words.
Sam: One with Jen.
Jen: Yeah, I’m not topping that…
Jen: I mean, kissing me has to be better than kissing Sam. *winks*
Rach: Aww you two are adorable!!
Jen: Thank you so much for having us, Rachel!
Sam: I’m sorry you had to put up with Jen.
Rach: *uh oh* Thanks for your time, Sam and Jen! Hope you can drop by again here @ Say It With Books! :)
By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and growing bump, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of juice and writes books.
She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys.
Emma is currently working too many books to even count - including Playing for Keeps, the companion book to New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, The Love Game. She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to when all the ideas come to life.