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Rewind To You

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  427 ratings  ·  131 reviews
“A rapturous, beautiful debut with a romance that seeps into you like a sizzling Georgia summer.” —Amber Hart, author of Before You

Wish You Were Here

One last summer before college on beautiful Tybee Island is supposed to help Sienna forget. But how can she? This is where her family spent every summer before everything changed, before the world as she knew it was ripped awa
ebook, 336 pages
Published September 15th 2014 by Kensington Publishing Corp. (first published September 1st 2014)
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Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
REWIND TO YOU is on Goodreads! I am the author of REWIND TO YOU, a contemporary YA romance. Thanks to everyone who adds REWIND2U on their TBR list and helps spread the word.
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
This opposite-sides-of-the-tracks YA romance has a lot more heart than I expected. We start off with a gorgeous girl and a hot guy, just graduated from high school, meeting at a summer resort. He's a talented football player from a poor family with a father who's been in jail for years; she's from a wealthy family (though they've actually fallen on hard times) and has a cheating jerk of a boyfriend back home. Their paths cross. Instant infatuation.

So far it sounds like a run-of-the-mill YA roma
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Rewind to You is a story of love, dealing with grief, and moving past the tough stuff life throws at you. Sienna and Austin are such well developed characters with crisp, fresh voices. Laura does a great job distinguishing between the two of them and making you want to hear more of their story. Once I started reading, I couldn't stop. My poor husband, son, and house were probably a bit neglected for a couple days.

Perhaps my favorite thing about this book was its ability to make me feel so many d
Donna Hatch
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best YA romances I've ever read. Poignant, emotional and achingly realistic, it is one of those stories that stays with the reader long after it ends. There are no paranormal or fantasy elements--just two real people dealing with difficult, real-world issues and pressures. The characters are likable and believable and the chemistry between the two main characters is fantastic! This story is beautifully written and squeaky clean with no bad language or sexual references and is ...more
Shannon Moore
Dec 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
That ending though! <3 <3 <3 ...more
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I've been looking forward to reading it for quite a while and was concerned that I would be disappointed, but I wasn't at all. It caught my attention from the beginning and didn't let up the entire time.

Sienna's life has changed dramatically over the past year. Her father died and her family is not doing as well financially as they were when he was alive. Her family now consists of Sienna, her mother and brother, Spencer, who has ADHD and bipolar disorder. They go to Tybee Isl
Katie W
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love a good YA summer romance and for me, this one totally hit the spot! Why didn't I ever have a summer romance like this one?

Sienna is a girl who seems to have it all--star football player boyfriend, wealthy, beautiful, and ready to start college, majoring in dance. But she has some issues. Her father passed away the summer before her senior year in a car accident--and she was driving. Sienna has a hard time dealing with that and when the family goes to Tybee for their annual summer vacation
Apr 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. It took me by surprise, and I simply could not put it down! I loved the sweet, poignant love story between Sienna and Austin. I cannot say enough good things about this book. I highly recommend it!
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 out of 5...but I think it deserves another star!!! It's AWESOME!

FAN FREAKING TASTIC! Let's just get that out of the way. This story was such a sad, and beautiful story all at the same time.

I love that this book is told in alternating POV. I love it when a book does that. I love to know what is going on in the head of all my characters. Some books offer that, and some touch on it. This book on the other hand captured it all, and it was awesome.

Sienna - She is a fantastic, and complex character
Kelly Nelson
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Laura Johnston scores a touchdown with her debut novel. This sweet romance will carry you away. A story of love, self-sacrifice, family, and forgiveness. Plus, I adore the hunky and charming Austin. (I was lucky to get to read an advanced copy of the book, but mark your calendars for fall of 2014 when it will be available for purchase.)
Sep 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
clean (just kissing, no language)

Review to come
Loved.This.Book. Loved the characters. Loved the story line. Loved it.
Rewind to you is a beautiful story of young, but true love. A sweet summer romance that changes many lives forever. This story was full of heart and emotion. I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait for the authors next release. If I had a list of books I wish they would turn into movies...THIS one, would be on it. So cute! :)

Clean Romance, accident description, light kissing, mention of drug use. (Not by hero or heroine.
Cami Checketts
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved the clean romance in this book and the way the plot weaves the character's lives together to create such angst and the opportunity to forgive. I would highly recommend Rewind to You to teenagers on up.
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*ARC Provided For an Honest Review*
After all, any moment in time can only truly be lived once.

This book had made me cry more than thrice, even in those parts where you aren't supposed to cry. I feel a little embarrassed but I don't care. This book was great and I know for sure you all would love this. The feeling would be real to you just as it was real to me. CONGRATULATIONS to the Author for accomplishing such a great YA book.

For starters, I would just want to say that I grateful to have read
Aug 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
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I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher Kensington Books via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The expected publication date is September 15, 2014.

When dystopian and paranormal stories seem to dominate the YA genre I found this story really refreshing since it was not that. It was a nice sweet love story about two people from different sides of the track which reminded me of the YA stories that were aroun
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
If there is one thing I am a huge sucker for it is a sweet romance. One that makes you smile almost as quickly as you turn the pages.

One that has unforgettable characters and an even better story line filled with the pains of first love and a coming of age story you aren't likely to forget anytime soon.

Rewind To You gave me everything I crave in such a read. Johnston managed to grab all my favorite elements and mesh them together to create a wonderful heartfelt story that I absolutely loved. It
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve read a lot of contemporary books the past two years, and I can safely say that Rewind To You is easily one of the best that I have ever read. When it comes to YA contemporary, I really don’t put too much stock in finding an original feeling story, because it’s something that is nearly impossible to accomplish. And while there are moments in Rewind To You that had me thinking of other stories, I think that Laura did an amazing job making the main points of her story really stand out amongst ...more
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Apr 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook-for-review
Yay!! This was a great contemporary YA novel of love, loss and forgiveness. I was captured from the very beginning and didn’t want to put the book down. Of course, we don’t always get what we want and I did have to put it down but I was always excited and looking forward to picking it back up.

This is a story about a boy and a girl, who meet. It’s fate, coincidence, destiny- whatever you want to call it. There is an instant attraction that develops quickly into something more as they get to know
Aug 30, 2014 rated it did not like it
Rewind To You by Laura Johnston

Book Summary
Published by Kensington Books
Release Date - 15th September 2014
My Rating - 1 star

I'm more than a little torn over this book. On the one hand it's your usual great summer YA read, with all the things you'd expect - the good girl dealing with some kind of grief, the bad boy struggling with family issues...then two worlds collide. So yeah, that's all good. Nope, the thing that has me the most conflicted over this book is Sienna's feelings towards her Father. At times it was al
This is why I LOVE reading YA! Rewind to You is a sweet romance with such awesome lyrical writing that I couldn't help but be swept up in the feelings of the characters. Austin was such a sweet yummy guy I could see why any girl would fall for him. I really felt the pain and guilt at Sienna's tragedy in connection with her father's death. There were some parts where I wanted to yell at my Nook for her not to do certain things (some choices she made were not very smart) and I loved how Austin bro ...more
Bette Hansen
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A beautifully written and highly emotional older YA read. A chance meeting on the streets of Savannah has the power to alter the course of two lives. He's worked hard and overcome stereotypes and obstacles to get to just this place in his life. Everything is good. She's still an emotional mess after a horrible life loss but trying hard to make her way. The summer after their senior year is one neither is ever likely to forget...

This is a great read and one I recommend to all.
Apr 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book from Laura Johnston. The characters were solid and the story was fast paced and sweet. Loved, loved Austin. I liked the point of view switches and how the story grew through each other's eyes. A perfectly clean book I can pass to my daughters without hesitation. Full review coming to both blogs next week.
Amber Hart
Sep 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A rapturous, beautiful debut with a romance that seeps into you like a sizzling Georgia summer.
Dec 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I really loved this book!❤️
Laura Johnston quickly drew me into Sienna and Austin's story. With the storyline centered on the city of Savannah,GA., it was easy for me to envision Sienna and Austin walking along River Street visiting the shops,and scrolling down Tybee beach. I’ve lived fairly close to Savannah my whole life, so this was a plus for me while reading this novel. Rewind to You also centers around death; the pain of those who are left behind, the struggle they have to deal with after losing a loved one. But it a ...more
Natalie Carroll
May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just have to say that this story was adorable, heartbreaking, and heartwarming all at the same time.

Laura Johnston has written a beautiful story with wonderful characters that have so much depth to them, I could have sworn they were real.

Sienna and her family are spending the summer in Georgia, a year after her father passed away. His death brought many strains to the family, both relationship wise and financially. Sienna is traumatized by the event that killed her father and has begun to have
Aug 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rewind to You is an exciting new young adult contemporary romance dealing with loss and new love. With some fantastic characters and a story-line that leaves you swooning, Rewind to you keeps the audience turning the pages until the very end.

Sienna is a fragile character, she is dealing with the loss of her father and the guilt she feels about the accident. She is stuck in a relationship where the feelings just aren't there anymore and is trying to keep her family from falling apart when at the
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Rewind to you was such a wonderful story. It was a beautiful love story that was realistic. But there wasn't just romance, it also dealt with deeper issues like abandonment, grief, guilt and dealing with death.
Sienna was someone I could relate to a lot. I felt all her emotions and frustrations. I loved how close she was with her dad and the rewinds though it was bittersweet. She did frustrate me sometimes but not in a way that was irritating like some main characters in books can be.
Dirty Dayna
Jul 28, 2014 rated it liked it
*ARC provided by Netgalley and publisher for an honest review *

3 let's make a pact stars

This is a ya romance that is set with our main characters being 18 years old and having a whirlwind romance in a month that alters each persons initial dreams. both characters struggle with their dad in this book. while sienna's dad died from drowning in a car accident Austin dad went to prison and missed out on his life. both characters deal with how to move on from these issues and Austin turns out to be a
Brenda Demko
Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I went through every emotion more than once. I can't find enough words to convey just how much I LOVED this book.

It was a tear jerker in some parts. Believe me I cried plenty. It was just that good. I couldn't help but be affected. I live for books like this that evoke feelings from me.

This one had some sweet romance, some kissing, drama, angst, bittersweet memories, a mix of great characters and a few not so nice ones, all swirled with great life lessons about forgiveness, love, regret and livi
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Laura Johnston is the author of REWIND TO YOU and BETWEEN NOW AND NEVER, contemporary YA novels published by eKensington. She fell in love with the young adult genre both through her experience in high school as well as her job later as a high school teacher. Laura enjoys running, playing tennis, traveling, writing, and above all, spending time with her husband and kids.

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