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Remind Me

(Magnolia Sound #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,096 ratings  ·  186 reviews
It’s been years since Mallory Westbrook set foot in Magnolia Sound, but the death of her great-grandfather forces her back. Two weeks to get his affairs in order then she would return to her life in New York. The perfect plan, if not for Jake Summerford—her first love who broke her heart.

Jake always regretted the way things ended with Mallory and now that she’s back in to
Published March 12th 2019
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Kay Yes. Which I didn’t do. Read the stories in reverse order unintentionally. Better to start at the beginning, so no spoilers.

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Elle G. Reads
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Release Date: March 12, 2019
Genre: Second Chance Romance
Actual Rating: 4 stars

Sweet, southern romance, and second chances? These are all the things you get with Remind Me by Samantha Chase! What a wonderful start to a brand new series. I read this book in one day because I was devoted to the story and the characters within it. There were parts that made me laugh, others that made me cry, and even more that made me swoon! This book is just the perfect combination of everything I love in a r
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
With the death of her great-grandfather, Mallory needs to return to Magnolias Sound and face the one man she has always loved but walked away from. Jake wishes things could be different with Mallory but understands that her life is in NY. But what starts off as a simple no strings attached connection ends in both wanting more. Will Mallory leave magnolia Sound once again or will the items left to her in her great-grandfather's will start the foundation for her to stay? Once again Samantha Chase ...more
DNF @ 28%

The writing was too amateur for me, and the main girl was annoying.

Not sure why, but I ended up finishing it.... kind of. I skimmed the rest of the book because I was so bored.
Mar 04, 2020 rated it did not like it
DNF Chapter 5.

Clean, fade to black sex scene.

Boring characters, I can not stop falling asleep. Clearly it is my strange personal dislike
Debbie Hanson
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: author-review
Remind Me
Magnolia Sound # 1
Samantha Chase

This has started as a beautiful and sweet series. If you haven’t already read Sunkissed Days, it’s the prequel to this book, and while it’s not pertinent you read it, it does give a look into Mallory and Jake’s “relationship “ beginning. Trust me, you’ll be thankful you did.

Remind Me starts 6 years after Sunkissed Days ended. Mallory has always been super close to her great grandfather Zeke, so when he dies, she returns to Magnolia Sound, the dev
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
*Received an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.

When I read the prequel to the Magnolia Sound series, Sunkissed Days, I really didn’t enjoy it all the much because despite being 20 and 24, the story of Mallory and Jake read as two highschoolers to me. Because this novel takes place six years later, I was hoping that I would like this one more.

I appreciate that both Mallory and Jake had grown up a lot in those six years and acknowledged their past relationship and how they could have h
Sofia Lazaridou
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was not expecting to like so much a second chance romance. I believe that happened because Jake and Mallory weren't focused on what went wrong in the past and there wasn't any drama. The flow of the story was good and it had a good pace. These two were meant to be and now they are just trying to find a way to do that after Mallory's great-grandfather died. They didn't have a hard time finding their way back to each other and that made me read the book with joy and in an effortless way. One of ...more
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After meeting Mallory Westbrook and Jake Summerford in Sunkissed Days in Samantha Chase’s newsletter and later released as a novella, I could not wait to get the rest of their story. Sunkissed Days was sweet and charming, but we finally get to catch up with them in Remind Me and see where their journey will take them.

This story picks up years later. You do not need to read Sunkissed Days to read Remind Me, however, you do get more background on the characters and how their story started. Mallor
Isha Coleman
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads

A lesson in learning sparks a love that's enduring. Sunkissed Days was the start of something special. Remind Me is the continuation of a love story that never had the chance to begin. Mallory and Jake were a childhood crush interrupted. Life got in the way, choices broke their hearts. When life brings then full circle, can young love rebuild adult hearts? Chase mesmerizes the heart and mind with a heartwarming combination of life, love and friendship. Remind Me is a stunning new beginning for a
Mel (Abookishaddiction) Ruiz
More like 3.5 stars. Not my favorite but still liked it a lot! This made me want to move to a cute little town down south by a lake or something. This was a very quick and cute read but I definitely read great romance books this year and this didn't compare to any of them. I still plan on continuing with the series but it's not a priority. ...more
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author
Jake and Mallory’s emotional love story continued in Remind Me, book one in Samantha Chase’s Magnolia Sound series. We met Mallory and Jake and their ill-fated romance in the prequel Sunkissed Days. Remind Me is a standalone story and all relevant information is provided.

Mallory is living in New York consumed with work and a recent promotion when she learns her great-grandfather Zeke passes away. Given two weeks to get his affairs in order before returning to New York, the perfect plan until Mal
Too saccharine, too talky, too much over analyzing of everything.
Jessica Alcazar
Obviously, from the moment I read the last page of Sunkissed, I was on pins and needles waiting for Remind Me to land on my kindle. NOT because Sunkissed was in any way a cliffhanger ending, but because it was a pause in Mallory and Jake's story. A pause that lasted six years, but a pause nonetheless!

So six years later, Jake and Mallory are once again reunited. Mallory's great-grandfather has passed and she return to Magnolia Sound to handle the affairs. In and out she told herself. She wasn't f
Pennie Morgan
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stop! Make sure you read Sunkissed Days first, you will not be disappointed as it is really the prequel to this one and you will not be disappointed. Jake and Mallory had a hot and heavy fling six years ago and it did not end well. Now Mallory is working in New York and just been promoted when a hurricane is barreling towards Magnolia Sound and her mother calls to tell her Pops will not evacuate. Mallory is panicking and ends up calling Jake and pleading with him to get Zeke to go or stay with h ...more
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
It’s been six years since the summer Jake and Mallory fell in love. Six years since they went their separate ways after misunderstandings and hurt feelings. But Mallory is back in Magnolia Sound and, although the ice between them has thawed and all those old feelings are bubbling to the surface, they're still stuck in the same impossibility because Mallory doesn’t plan to stay and Jake's life and responsibilities keep him tethered to the small beachside community.

There's nothing I love more than
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
This book is an amazing start to a series and I have to tell you that it was a phenomenal read that had me on the edge of my seat the entire time hoping and praying that Mallory would let Jake back in. In love we sometimes make mistakes everyone deserves a second chance except for abusers I say its a no go with abusers but when you make a simple mistake out of fear then you deserve a second chance.

This this is Jake and Mallory's second chance even though all Mallory wants to do is come back to
Erin Lewis
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review of Remind Me (Magnolia Sound #1) by Samantha Chase

Having read Sunkissed Days, I could not wait to dive in and see what was happening in Magnolia Sound and how Samantha Chase would conclude the story of Mallory Westbrook and Jake Summerford.

Remind Me was the perfect way to conclude their story, although be warned I shed quite a few tears as this story was at times rather emotional. When tragedy strikes and Mallory returns to Magnolia Sound, she knows that she will come face to fac
Kristina Birch
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
That Epilogue!
Mallory and Jake were first introduced in Sunkissed Days but now it’s six years later and Mother Nature and Father Time have impacted Magnolia Sound. From page one of Remind Me I was emotionally invested...and more than a little teary eyed. Laying the foundation of their relationship in the prequel novella allowed Samantha Chase to dive right into the emotions and chemistry of Mal and Jake without making it insta love or an unbelievable stretch. And that epilogue is so beyond swoon
Joni's Books
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Samantha Chase did it again with this wonderful book. I first met Mallory and Jake in Sun kissed Days, it was a sweet little novella to kick off her new series Magnolia Sound. Remind me gives us a glimpse into how they're lives had been since Mallory and Jake both left Magnolia Sound. It's been 6 years since Mallory had gone back, she really didn't want to but at the news of her grandfather passing she had no choice. It's been 6 years since she had set eyes on Jake, and one look at him and her f ...more
Jennifer Dicenzo
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved the follow up to the novella with Mallory and Jake! The sad part for me was the death of her great grandfather. I loved that character. He was so full of life and wisdom.
But of course I soon got caught up in the love story and characters for this new series. The descriptive writing had my wish I was in magnolia sound. Sounds like the perfect place to spend summers!
The writing as always with this author is superb, fast paced and unputdownable.

I look forward to the rest of this series th
Terry Hammoutene
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mallory is finally coming back to Magnolia Sound not for reasons she wants to be there. She has to attend her grandfathers funeral.
Jake knows she is coming and hopes this time she will forgive him.
When the time comes for them to see each other Jake and mallory have much to work through, and with her grandfathers death they are both feeling the loss. Together they will work through many aspects f their lives to figure out where their lives are going.

** I received a copy of this book in exchange
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
GREAT story!! This is the conclusion of Jake and Mallory ‘s story and it was sooo good!! It was heartbreaking, sweet, romantic, fun and a page turner. This is only the start of what I can say is going to be a GREAT series and I can’t wait for the next book!!
Laurie Anne
Jan 13, 2022 rated it really liked it
If you love small town romance, you need this book, this series. I listened to this one, narrated by Carly Robbins.

Mallory and Jake are just meant to be, so no amount of time can keep them apart.

In addition to this couple, we get more of this family and residents of Magnolia Sound.
Amanda Dicicco
Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the covers for these books. But I love the book.
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jake and Mallory are the perfect couple. You simply must read this romance.
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When we last saw Jake & Mallory at the end of Sunkissed Days, their summer of love, things were not looking so good for the fate of their relationship. But leave it to Samantha Chase to come back with a beautiful story of how things go after that. There are ups and downs and highs and lows but mainly there is love, and a boathouse full of it. The years may have passed but their love never did. I enjoyed Jake and Mallory's story so very much!! This wonderful story unleashed a hurricane of emotion ...more
Julie Booklover
Dec 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021, library, dec
I was glad to start this book right after Remind Me, because I was ready for more Mallory and Jake. Reading the novella is not necessary but helps for the background with the storyline.

Mallory has returned to Magnolia Sound to settle her grandfather’s affairs. A quick trip in and out. But there are some surprises, and Jake wants to keep Mallory in town longer. There are many emotions in this book, but a great series start.

I am looking forward to reading more books in this series.
Jun 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2019
This was a sweet, small town romance without a lot of angst.

I was frustrated by how childish Malory and Jake acted at times. And their communications skills clearly haven't improved in six years. But when they stopped acting like idiots things were good.

I did feel that I was missing out on some key information by not having read the prequel, but I was impressed by how much improved Chase's handling of POV has become. (They truly switched only at chapter breaks with this book, and not once was I
Disha Tupe
Mar 19, 2021 rated it did not like it
I don't really like writing negative reviews and also I usually refrain from doing so because I don't want to offend the author. But in this case I felt it was necessary. I have listed the reasons below-
1. The book lacked emotion. I couldn't emotionally connect with the book.
2. Each and every chapter was all over the place.
3. The relationship seemed one sided even at the end after seeing the story from both point of views.
4. The book was written in third person and honestly there is nothing wro
Apr 25, 2019 rated it did not like it
Only finished about 1/3rd of the book. I have decided to quit. I couldn't find myself to care about the characters at all. Mallory was a complete bore and Jake wasn't much better. But I think I just don't mesh well with this genre, so don't take my biased word for it. ...more
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Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance that’s hotter than sweet, sweeter than hot. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than seventy titles under her belt – including THE CHRISTMAS COTTAGE which was a Hallmark Christmas movie in 2017! She’s a Disney enthusiast who still happily listens to 80’s rock. When she’s not working on a new ...more

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  • Last Beautiful Girl (Magnolia Sound, #6)
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