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Before Ryan Was Mine (The Remembrance Trilogy 0.5)

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*** New Adult Series - PREQUEL. This book is currently FREE on all eBook platforms.***

This is the beginning of Ryan Matthews and Julia Abbott's EPIC love story; from their meeting, and the development of a friendship that becomes the most important of their lives. When deeper feelings of love and lust start to cloud their friendship, both first deny then face, that a chanc
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Published December 16th 2014 by Smashwords Edition (first published December 9th 2014)
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Cindy Kosiba Persin A must read BEFORE the trilogy. That way you understand the whole story. Plus, it leads into the first book of the trilogy.

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Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Garrett~Dean~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Gianluca & Archer
*****4.5 STARS*****


Ryan caused so many emotions, and I was addicted. Addicted to the rush of seeing him, addicted to the love I felt, addicted to his face, and addicted to the way only he could make me feel...and even to this awful, debilitating pain. I even needed it in some sick way.



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This series is so special to me and will always have a piece of my heart. Whenever one of my friends tells me they haven't read it, I am always urging them to give it a try!! This is simply just a very beautiful l
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Donna ~ The Romance Cover
4.5 stars!! This couple were one of the first couples I fell head over heels in love with, when I really started reading again, like a book a day reading this was one of the first books I came across and the incessant stalking of Kahlen Aymes began.

This couple hold a very dear place in my heart and to see what they went through before they were together left me heartbroken. These two were best friends, I mean they were inseperable, they knew what each other was thinking and could finish each oth
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Jennifer
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~~ 5 Stars ~~

Before Ryan was Mine is the Prequel to Kahlen Aymes Remembrance Trilogy. This can be read before or after reading that trilogy, but I have to say that I was extremely glad I read it after, because then I was already aware of how their story turned out. The sexual tension in this novella is off the charts and would've drove me nuts not to know what happened between these two characters.

The Remembrance Trilogy is one of AL
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Katherine
Dec 17, 2014 Katherine rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, series, blogtour, prequel
I’m a HUGE fan of The Remembrance Trilogy, ever since I first met Ryan and Julia back in 2012 I was totally invested and in love with their story. 2012 was a great year as Romance and indie authors goes (in my opinion). I was captivated with all these stories that had come out that particular year, love stories that had me in awe. When thinking back to that year the book that in particular stands out for me is Kahlen Aymes The Future of Our Past & sequel Don’t Forget to Remember Me. I was fl ...more
Katherine
Dec 17, 2014 Katherine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, series, blogtour, prequel
I’m a HUGE fan of The Remembrance Trilogy, ever since I first met Ryan and Julia back in 2012 I was totally invested and in love with their story. 2012 was a great year as Romance and indie authors goes (in my opinion). I was captivated with all these stories that had come out that particular year, love stories that had me in awe. When thinking back to that year the book that in particular stands out for me is Kahlen Aymes The Future of Our Past & sequel Don’t Forget to Remember Me. I was fl ...more
Christine
Jan 01, 2015 Christine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Remembrance Trilogy is an unforgettable and powerful love story between best friends turned lovers. Ryan and Julia’s love story is truly beautiful. This prequel was a perfect fit for this trilogy. If you haven’t started this series yet, I highly recommend starting with this prequel. I wish I would’ve read it first. Before Ryan Was Mine takes us back to Ryan and Julia’s college years and the struggles they faced while hiding their feelings towards each other while staying the best of friends. ...more
Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
This was like taking a walk down memory lane. Kahlen takes us back to the moment when Ryan first laid eyes on Julia. We get an insight into all of his thoughts and feelings as he and Julia become friends.

Over the three years that they are at college Ryan constantly battles with his feelings for Julia. He is in love with her but also values his friendship with her above everything else. He thinks that taking the next step with her is too big a risk to take, he wants to keep her in his life and a
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Kelley
Jun 10, 2015 Kelley rated it liked it
I'm on the fence with this book--wanting to push it into the 4 start category, but it just wasn't there for me.

I love books about friends to more than friends. That is my FAVORITE trope. I've been Julia--in a best friend relationship that you wanted to be more (and yes, there was a "Ryan" at one time in my life, too!). I connected with Julia and her feelings--and even Ryan's feelings, too. The idea of losing your best friend is so very hard. The realistic nature of this couple made the book easy
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Dec 17, 2014 Philomena Callan Cheekypee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
I've read the After Dark series by this author which I loved. After reading this gem I'll certainly be jumping into The Remembrance Trilogy.

This author certainly knows how to write a beautiful story. It's the story of Ryan and Julia's friendship. They both want more than friendship but afraid that if they take the next step their friendship might suffer.

Brilliant storyline with real likeable characters. I loved this story.
JMV
Jun 09, 2015 JMV rated it liked it
Received from the author for a honest review. If you have read the Remembrance Trilogy and ever wondered how they meet and how it all got started, this is for you. I did read the Trilogy and enjoyed the love story of Ryan & Julia. I'm not sure if I needed to know the beginning. I did like knowing how. U have they both felt the same from the beginning. It was a nice read and a perfect compliment to their story.
Samantha Christy
Dec 21, 2014 Samantha Christy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was nice to see what got them to the start of book 1, but I felt like the book just ended. I thought she could have integrated it a bit into book 1. Probably not worth the read if you hadn't already invested yourself in the series (which I LOVED).
Karen
Nov 17, 2016 Karen rated it really liked it
Long long long long time since I read the Remembrance Trilogy. I am a one click addict. I forgot I bought this book, but I knew I had to read it.

I did a kindle shuffle into alpha order and lo and behold - treasure found, Julia and Ryan. They were very early in my kindle reading journey. Never ever would I find a Kahlen book in a book shop in the UK and this author is exactly why my reading choices changed, and changed for the better.

Finding Julia and Ryan again was like slipping into my comfy pa
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Jessica
Jan 19, 2017 Jessica rated it it was amazing
This was such a good book. I originally purchased it with the Fearless Anthology. Julia and Ryan are deeply in love with each other but neither will act on their feelings because it is not worth the risk of ruining their friendship. It was very well written.
Books Laid Bare
Dec 17, 2014 Books Laid Bare rated it it was amazing
Like meeting up with old friends after too long apart, this book took me back to the beginning of not only Ryan and Julia’s story but mine too.
The Remembrance Trilogy probably had a bigger impact on my reading genre and selections initially than any other book, it was so totally encapsulating and I was hooked from then on.
It was strange going into a book already knowing all too well how the story ends, but it was just breath taking to get to experience more of this passionate love story, the un
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Twin Sisters Rockin' Book Reviews
Overall Rating: 4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

How do you fight fate? A chance meeting in a college class starts a friendship that both parties want to take beyond the classroom. This is the beginning of Ryan and Julia’s story. It is the prequel to the Remembrance Trilogy by author Kahlen Aymes. This book will answer many questions about the beginning of their love story.

From the moment he spotted Julia in class Ryan Matthews knew that she was special. Julia was not a one night stand, she was a lady. His trac
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Christina Reed
A beautiful start to an amazing love story! If I could give this book a million stars I would... but I guess I will have to stick with 5.

I came late to The Remberance Trilogy. "Before Ryan Was Mine" was already written, so I had to decide... would I read this first, before the trilogy or after. Reviews said it didn't matter. Some were grateful that they had already read the trilogy. Listen ladies.... read "Before Ryan Was Mine" first!!!

It made the trilogy so much better because I knew their bac
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I Love Story Time
Dec 22, 2014 I Love Story Time rated it it was amazing

*** I Love Story Time was gifted an ARC in exchange for an honest review ***

4.5 Stars!!

The Remembrance Trilogy is an unforgettable and powerful love story between best friends turned lovers. Ryan and Julia’s love story is truly beautiful. This prequel was a perfect fit for this trilogy. If you haven’t started this series yet, I highly recommend starting with this prequel. I wish I would’ve read it first. Before Ryan Was Mine takes us back to Ryan and Julia’s college years and the struggles they
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I Love Story Time

*** I Love Story Time was gifted an ARC in exchange for an honest review ***

The Remembrance Trilogy is an unforgettable and powerful love story between best friends turned lovers. Ryan and Julia’s love story is truly beautiful. This prequel was a perfect fit for this trilogy. If you haven’t started this series yet, I highly recommend starting with this prequel. I wish I would’ve read it first. Before Ryan Was Mine takes us back to Ryan and Julia’s college years and the struggles they faced while
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Christine
Sep 21, 2014 Christine rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!!

The Remembrance Trilogy is an unforgettable and powerful love story between best friends turned lovers. Ryan and Julia’s love story is truly beautiful. This prequel was a perfect fit for this trilogy. If you haven’t started this series yet, I highly recommend starting with this prequel. I wish I would’ve read it first. Before Ryan Was Mine takes us back to Ryan and Julia’s college years and the struggles they faced while hiding their feelings towards each other while staying the best
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Michel Reinhard (Smut Book Junkie Reviews)
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Before Ryan Was Mine is the prequel to the Remembrance Trilogy. To those who have read the Remembrance Trilogy, this book is special treat. To those who have not read the Remembrance Trilogy, it is a delicious appetizer of what is to come.

The Remembrance Trilogy is an epic love story that spans over a decade. The love that Ryan and Julia share will touch your heart in so many ways. They will experience friendship, passion, heartbreak, confusion, trauma, and an unending dedication to one another
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Andrea
***ARC received in return for an honest review

5 huge stars for a fitting prequel.

Thank you Kahlen Aymes, for creating the most perfect and fitting prequel for The Remembrance Trilogy!!

What a wonderful way to begin an awesome series!
I loved The RemembranceTrilogy, it's one of my favourite series, and I didn't realise how much I'd missed this couple until I began reading the prequel. I fell in love with Ryan & Julia all over again, my heart was bursting and hurting at the same time with t
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Sassy Southern Book Affair
4.5 Stars

I have to say that this is one of the sweetest story I have ever read. It is one that weaves and ebbs into a story of two friends struggling with their true feelings towards each other and the line beyond friendship neither one would cross. I have not read the Remembrance Trilogy so I am new to the works of Kahlen Aymes. It is my understanding that Julia and Ryan make an entrance and that is where their love story begins. I will continue reading this series to it finale to see where the
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Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
BUYING THE REST OF THIS SERIES NOW !!
I have to read about Ryan & Julia actually together because their start is a promising one !!

I loved reading about their friendship. It may have been painful to go through the years wanting to smash their heads together BUT they built a beautiful friendship and it allows you to really get a feel for just how deep their feelings go. I can only imagine how exciting this was for those who had already known them as a couple !!

Their journey starts early on
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FMR Book Grind
Dec 27, 2014 FMR Book Grind rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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If anyone knows me, they know that the Remembrance Trilogy is one of my absolute favorites. I devoured it when I discovered it. I wanted more of Ryan and Julia, and I didn't care how I got it. FINALLY!! My wish was granted!


In Before Ryan was Mine, we start at the very beginning. We start off before they even met. To see how their story progressed, how they both tortured themselves by only being friends, it makes you see that they truly treasured their friendship enough to resist
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BooksandBeyondFiftyShades

* * * * * 5 Star Review.

The Remembrance Trilogy is one of the most heartfelt love stories in the popular romance genre. Ryan and Julia's timeless love will bring you to your knees.

We all had witness the unforgettable love story between Ryan Matthews and Julia Abbott, now we will learn how it all started and how they became our favorite couple.

Standford University is the center stage where Ryan and Julia friendship started, how their love for one another grew stronger than anything else.

Ryan and
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Julie Kirby
Jan 12, 2015 Julie Kirby rated it it was amazing
Oh how I'd missed Ryan and Julia! even though this is a prequel, I read it after the Remembrance Trilogy, which is a beautiful love story, not without its trials and tribulations.

Their love had blossomed from their first interaction, the staying Best Friends really took its toll on them both, and was happy that Ryan finally admitted it to himself.

He broke Julia's heart every time he dated, even though he tried to keep it from her.

Julia's Portraits are something else, and the further into the tri
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Leslie
Dec 25, 2014 Leslie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have one word for this book….perfect. Before Ryan Was Mine is a perfect fit into The Remembrance Trilogy.

Julia and Ryan’s love story is one of a true friendship that turns into true love. The Remembrance Trilogy is a one that has stuck with me since I read the first book and is one that I absolutely loved. This prequel shows how Ryan and Julia met and how their friendship turned into a true love. Even though I knew what happened in the future I couldn’t put this book down. I was also reminded
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FS Meurinne
Oct 22, 2016 FS Meurinne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Kahlen Aymes es una estupenda autora, esta trilogía es una de mis favoritas. La historia de Ryan y Julia va más allá del romance. Ryan es un estudiante de medicina de Harvard comprometido con Julia, quien es una editora para una revista de moda en Nueva York, finalmente Ryan planea reunirse con ella para terminar su residencia pero una tragedia los golpea, su relación cambia por completo cuando el dolor por lo sucedido obliga a tratar de reencontrarse. En la segunda parte, aún siguen tratando de ...more
Melissa
Dec 31, 2016 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romance Readers
Recommended to Melissa by: Kahlen Aymes
Ms. Aymes writing never fails to be great. "Before Ryan Was Mine" was great. I like the original 3 books much better. The readers always knew there was a bit of tension with Julia and Ryan getting together. This novel cemented the pain and indecision that Julia and Ryan went through in the beginning years. My heart broke for Julia over and over again. There were times I wanted to slap Ryan and say "get it together and kiss her already." Obviously, those thoughts from a reader is why this series ...more
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Kahlen is an award-winning author of sizzling hot, deeply moving contemporary romance. Her stories are filled with intense love, passion, angst and emotion that breathes life into her characters and leaves her readers captivated. She lives near Omaha, Nebraska with her daughter, Olivia and their three dogs. Creative by nature, she enjoys the arts, music and theater... But the love of her life is w ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Remembrance Trilogy (3 books)
  • The Future of Our Past (The Remembrance Trilogy, #1)
  • Don't Forget to Remember Me (The Remembrance Trilogy, #2)
  • A Love like This (The Remembrance Trilogy, #3)

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