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Forgetting August

(Lost & Found #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  1,552 ratings  ·  337 reviews
She can forgive, but can she forget?

Some days, Everly still thinks she sees him. In the food court at the mall, or in a car speeding past as the light changes. It only lasts a second, but when it happens, she slips back to a time when she was ruled-and nearly ruined-by August Kincaid. And it doesn't matter that she's moved on, that she's about to marry another man. In thos
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Published December 1st 2015 by Grand Central Publishing
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Jennifer Kyle
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 STARS

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J.L. Berg delivers a well written, mysterious, love triangle that had my full attention all the way through. Everly Adams is happily engaged to a wonderful sweet guy named Ryan when she gets a phone call that her abusive ex-boyfriend August Kincaid has awoken from his two year coma!

”No family or friends- I was either a loner or an asshole. I didn’t know which was worse.”


Everly’s POV is bit contradicting throughout the book. She does see a therapist who tries to help he
Aestas Book Blog
Dec 02, 2015 rated it really liked it

"Do you think it’s possible to be in love with a woman you don’t remember?"

NOTE: this review covers both books in this duet. — Wow! I just finished a mini reading marathon where I read both books in the “Lost & Found” duet back-to-back!!! It was so ADDICTIVE!! I couldn't put it down! If you read the blurb, you’ll notice that it’s quite a unique story — the hero wakes up from a coma with amnesia and doesn’t remember the heroine! But when he st
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4 Stars

Because life really didn't move on from a person such as August Kincaid.
No, you simply learned to adapt and above all, you survived.

When you read about a book a day, they all sort of begin to blend into each other. So when I stumble upon a book that's as unique as Forgetting August, it's a treat. This was unlike anything I've read in the past and I was immediately drawn into the story. It was just that good; the writing, the mystery, the angst, the romance, all of it wrapped t
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
4 "Second-chance-with-a-twist" Stars!

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Forgetting August
by JL Berg depicts a second chance love story in the event of tragedy and amnesia. August Kincaid wakes from a two-year coma to find visitors, no family, no friends. Just the belongings that were on his body leaving him to put the pieces back together of his previous life. His power of attorney happens to be his live-in girlfriend but even she appeared to run for the hills in his 2-year slumber- leaving his attorney and an accou
Heartbreaking yet hopeful, dark and light, in spite of the angst it’s also full of love and sexiness. It’s a host of emotions exquisitely written in a memorably unorthodox romance.

Even though it’s been two years since the night August Kincaid slipped into a coma, Everly is still haunted by his ghost. Although she’s happily engaged to be married to another man, August is her constant shadow even in the dark recesses of the night causing her to flashback to when her life was solely contro
3.5 'I must be insane for liking this' Stars

So I can't really say much about this book without giving things away but the overall story is about August Kincaid who wakes up from a coma after two years. When he wakes up though he has no memory of his past and he sets out to find the man he used to be. His search leads him to Everly, but when he reaches out to her he finds out that there relationship did not end well and that she hates him. Not just hates him, but despises him and is afraid of him
Lana *Lifeinwordsandlyricscom*
Feb 24, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 62%

That's as much masochism as I can handle right now. I wanted to like the book, I even picked it out thinking that it was exactly what I needed after my latest trip to Exville. But noooooooo, it just made it worse.

And another thing, I'm in no way a proud member of grammar police, but my edition was ridiculously full of mistakes. It really threw me off. Everly didn't make it easy to like her either. The girl is nuts. Not cute and adorable nuts. Just nuts. I have mixed up feelings about
1-Click Addict Support Group
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have no idea where to begin with this incredibly emotional love story. The prologue captured my attention and refused to let it go, and what a ride it was. Emotionally, I felt drained and just wanted to scream my heart out because I could not believe this was it...I'm still trying to recuperate from this!!!

August Kincaid was fun, loving, sweet and carefree, yet over the years he changed to become manipulative and controlling… He was no longer the man Everly had fallen in love with, and she did
Taylor Knight
Nov 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
This book has me at a loss of words. I have so many questions and I have no idea how I feel about this book or the characters. This book just completely messed with my mind. I was up most of last night not just finishing this book but trying to figure out how I felt about it. I really liked the plot. It was really interesting and different. August and Everly had such a weird relationship but I was so curious to see what would happen next.

There was a lot of unanswered questions which really bugg
Tanya (Girl Plus Books)

The synopsis for Forgetting August was enough to make me pick this one up and for the most part it delivered what I wanted: some romance, some intrigue. I was already curious and full of questions from the start. What happened between August and Everly to make her go from loving him to hating him? What made August change? And why was he in a coma? Some answers I got, some I'm still waiting for.

Everly is engaged and planning her wedding (although not too enthusiastically, it seems) to ki
Lyndy Ann ♫
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Been reading this for THREE DAYS and I am only 39% in and starting to skim.

I cannot stand Everly she just ANNOYS me SO MUCH and I haven't got a clue how I feel about August.

I might try this again someday, give it a second chance.

I hate to DNF but there are too many books I want to read.
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Review: Surj 4.5 stars

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No!! No!! No!! That wasn't supposed to happen. "Forgetting August" was supposed to be a standalone with a HEA. That is what it was in my head anyway!!! There wasn't supposed to be the mother of all cliff hangers. My jaw wasn't supposed to drop. The rug was not supposed to be pulled from under me. My heart rate was not supposed to sky rocket
Lacey (laceybooklovers)

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Could the heart remember what the mind couldn’t?

The second I read the blurb for Forgetting August, I knew I HAD to read it. It’s such a compelling, intriguing blurb, right!? I had so many questions going into Forgetting August, and while some of them are answered by the end, I’m still desperate to know the rest. I really enjoyed this book – while I didn’t quite love it like I wanted to, it’s a unique, intriguing read that I couldn’t put down. I ha
Nov 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: drama, contemporary
I’m so glad I read this. This is a fabulous addition to my contemporary collection and it is a book which really grips you emotionally. Be it happy or sad, it really gets those emotions flowing. And that is what makes this book so likeable in the first place.

I didn’t really know what to expect when I started reading but the blurb really caught my attention. I’m a sucker for long lost loves and heartbreak and I just needed to read it as soon as I saw it. I don’t regret my decision one bit and I w
Dec 07, 2015 marked it as stay-away
Update: So, I thought one day I could read this (even if the H cheated on the h before he had amnesia), but fuck no I'm reading a sequel with him having sex with o/w while "fighting" for the h.

Before reading reviews:
Not reading this book yet because I know I will be in tears within a minute.


I mean I love J.L. Berg and her books like the Ready series and The Walls Duet series, but fuck, whenever I read her books I feel the need of reading the next ones right away.

So yeah, I will just wait for Rem
 Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog)

This is one of those books that I chose to read completely based on the amnesia storyline. I've read a couple of books with a similar element and what I really liked in those books was seeing the couple fall in twice. In Forgetting August, I felt no chemistry or connection between the hero and heroine, which made it impossible for me to root for them.

This book is part mystery and part love story. What I liked was the book's concept. What would you do if the man you fell in love with becomes 
☮ mary

Fist things first: I REALLY hate love triangles ...


I think it's an immature way of telling a story about LOVE and it definitely cheapen the characters' feelings for each other ...

When you find yourself rooting for the hero / villain and wishing the moronic heroine meets her maker; it's probable the author has trouble with the process of characterization !

This book opens with the heroine getting laid with a guy who is now her "fiancé" because she abandoned the "hero" who is inconveniently in a c
Carlene Inspired
I cannot wait until March for the book, I just can't!

Everly has done all she can in the last two years to forget August, to forget the terror, the confinement, and even the love. With her wedding planning to Ryan going full swing, the last thing Everly expected when she answered the phone was to find out he was awake. Two years, August is awake after two years in a coma, but he remembers nothing, his previous past is just the few items he had with him at the hospital. There's a photo, of a beaut
Siobhan Davis
Disturbing. Addictive. Mysterious and loaded with intrigue. Emotionally-charged. These are just some of my thoughts after reading this unforgettable book. Forgetting August sucked me in and refused to let go - not until I had read it from cover to cover in one go.

I had to take a few days after reading this to properly gather my thoughts into some type of sensical order. Seriously, I was blown away after reading it. This was a dark, sometimes hopeful story of addictive love which explored that f


Oh, how I wanted to love this book. I thought that the blurb sounded like an amazing idea for a book and I couldn't wait to dive into the story. Quite a few friends on Goodreads really enjoyed this one and I was excited to enjoy the ride. But that ride never really came for me.

I think that my first problem with the book was the characters. Or character, actually. My issue was with Everly. I understood the confusion and anger that consumed her life. I didn't really get how she could be so very a
Mind.Blown. 4.5 Stars!

This book. O.M.G. I thought that I pretty much had my review written in my head and mind made up about the rating and then BOOM! The last 5 pages pretty much slayed me. This book usually ticks off two boxes of what I don’t like about some books. Major cliffhanger? Check. Huge love triangle? Check. Did I end up LOVING both of those things about this book? Hell yes! Forgetting August totally messed with mind and I enjoyed every single moment of it. It was angsty and frustrati
Three Chicks
Dec 07, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Review by Jen Hagen

“You are mine, Everly,” he whispered. “Mine and mine alone. I own every part of you, every inch of your body…every breath of your lungs. You. Belong. To. Me.”

I’m all for the alpha male talking dirty, but this is just a little too possessive for my liking. August was a control freak – he would lock Everly in their bedroom! August wasn’t always this way. When Everly and August first met it was a sweet romance, but after time August’s wealth changed him and he became obs
* A review copy was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review *

It truly pains me to rate this book at a 3 stars, but I just couldn't connect to it or the characters liked I had hoped I would.

I loved the premise of the book. The storyline was intriguing and captivating, but it had one element that I really don't like in my books....Love Triangle. To me this was the perfect story to explain why love triangles frustrate me so much. Most of that has to do with
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have been on such a romance kick lately (I mean, when am I not?), especially damaged romances. When I read the synopsis for this one, I couldn't wait to see if this one was going to give me the emotional roller coaster ride I was looking for.

Everly sees him everywhere, but she knows it's impossible he would be anywhere near her. That part of her life is over and she is engaged to an amazing man who truly cares about her. But one phone call changes everything. August is awake. Everly never wan
An amazing heart bumping read with twists and turns that leave you speachless.

My body was his.It was made for him.I would always belong to August.

Everly was a woman trying to move on from her past from a monster of a man who had controlled her, possessed her, enslaved her in the comfort of her own home and now she was free, loving someone else with a wedding on the horizon. Could Everly move on from her past from August?

Maybe sometimes love isn't pure. Maybe sometimes it's toxic so toxic it cons
Bookphenomena (Micky)
Everything about this book called me in: the blurb, the cover. This was truly a book that didn't disappoint but it also took me in unexpected directions so that I didn't quite know what to expect next. When I had to put the book down, I thought about it, where it was going to go, what was going to happen.

August and Everly were once a very much in love couple. Years later August awakes from a coma and he has no one. Everly has a new life with another man and there is not one thing about the past
Christine Alibutud
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it

Secrets have a way of digging their way into your soul, into your mind until all you can think about is that one simple thing you omitted from a conversation or the tiny white lie you told to keep the peace.


Everyone has them.

Mothers, husbands, priests, even. We all walked around carrying them on our shoulders like lead weights, smiling and going about our lives as if nothing was amiss.

Yet on the inside—we were screaming.


All I just want to say is this:

AHHH! Just please give m
Anne OK
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
I knew I would hate myself for not heeding the warning about the whopper cliffhanger that was awaiting me at the end of this book. I knew I should have waited closer to release date of the second book, Finding Everly, before starting this continuing saga. Waiting until the next installment is going to be excruciatingly painful and it’s my own fault. Because I was warned and I just couldn’t wait. Too much temptation and curiosity after reading reviews and the blurb. Plus I'm a fan of this author' ...more
♛ Garima ♛
Very interesting read, quite page turner, full reviews to come :)

Full review

Solid 3.5/5

Before writing the review – let me grab a cup of coffee –

That’s strange start of the review isn’t it? Wait till you read this book….

At some point, I though Everly loved coffee more than anyone either August or Ryan. Girl stop talking about coffee all the time, we get it, you like it, no you love it, but please move on with the story,

I was like here is your coffee, now please move on….

Okay rant over but wr
Nov 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 I need the next book now, stars!!

“Secrets. Secrets have a way of digging their way into your soul, into your mind until all you can think about is that one simple thing you omitted from a conversation or the tiny white lie you told to keep the peace. Secrets. Everyone had them.”

I am freaking out right now! That ending! What a great read! Forgetting August is the first book that I’ve read by J.L. Berg and I have to say, I can not wait to read more from this author!

Forgetting August had me hoo
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J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready series, the Walls duet and the Lost & Found series. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she's not writing, you will find her cuddled up, watching a movie with her family, obsessing ove ...more

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