Monday, March 30, 2015

Review: Remember When by T. Torrest


Years before Trip Wiley could be seen on movie screens all over the world, he could be seen sitting in the desk behind me in my high school English class.

This was back in 1990, and I cite the year only to avoid dumbfounding you when references to big hair or stretch pants are mentioned. Although, come to think of it, I am from New Jersey, which may serve as explanation enough. We were teenagers then, way back in a time before anyone could even dream he’d turn into the Hollywood commodity that he is today.

In case you live under a rock and don't know who Trip Wiley is, just know that these days, he’s the actor found at the top of every casting director’s wish list. He’s incredibly talented and insanely gorgeous, the combination of which has made him very rich, very famous and very desirable.

And not just to casting directors, either.

I can’t confirm any of the gossip from his early years out in Tinseltown, but based on what I knew of his life before he was famous, I can tell you that the idea of Girls-Throwing-Themselves-At-Trip is not a new concept.

I should know. I was one of them.

And my life hasn’t been the same since.

Publication Date: January 1, 2013

This book was such a cute, fun read! I loved the nineties references along with the author’s humor about New Jersey. I think the title is perfect since I felt like Layla as she remembered back to when she went to high school with Trip before he became a famous actor.

I loved the author’s writing style. She really captured Layla’s voice and I felt like the whole time Layla was telling her story about Trip to her best friend. The plot was pretty basic, but what made the story standout was how many laugh out loud funny parts there were in the story.

Layla and Trip were equally both great characters and I was swooning right alongside Layla with every little sweet thing Trip did. They had terrific chemistry and their relationship had just the perfect amount of angst.

The only thing I didn’t like was how or specifically when the book ended. I get that it’s a trilogy, but I expected a little bit of a glimpse of Trip in the future since the prologue tells the reader that he’s now a super famous movie star. Maybe it was a good call though since I am eager to read the next book.

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!


  1. I have been dying to read this series. I think the whole trilogy is out right?

    Great Review!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  2. Does sound swoon worthy and I like the sound of their character development

  3. Wonderful review. Sounds like a fantastic read :) I love it when I laugh out loud. So far, only a handful of authors have managed to do that to me. Awesome that you loved it! WRITE ON!