Friday, June 1, 2018
Book Shelf: Say You'll Remember Me by Katie McGarry
When Drix was convicted of a crime — one he didn't commit — he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the new Second Chance Program, the governor's newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.
Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor's daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn't may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.
When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle's parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix's messy life.
But sometimes love can breach all barriers.
Fighting against a society that can't imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves — Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence — and each other to finally get what they deserve.
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Say You’ll Remember Me is Katie McGarry’s latest release and is a compelling contemporary romance about second chances, redemption and the importance of taking control of your life and of your choices.
Hendrix Peirce has just spent a year in juvie for a crime he didn’t commit. Believing he was protecting someone he loves, Drix pled guilty. The chance to change his life came in a reform program he didn’t see coming and he has now found himself the poster boy for the Second Change Program, the governors new pet project to help turn around the lives of wayward teens on the fast-track to a life in and out of prison. Drix wants to use his experience to help others, but there’s only so much life in the public eye he can take. As the daughter of the governor, Ellison Monroe is used to reporters and the public having a say in her life. Yet it has gotten to a point where the pressure and expectations placed on her may be too much. All Elle wants to do is forge her own path. When Drix and Elle meet, the attraction between them is immediate, but with everyone telling them they can’t be together, will Drix and Elle find the strength to fight for what they really want? Or will they continue to be puppets in their own lives?
Katie McGarry is one of those authors you automatically know that when they release a new novel it’s going to be good. Their calibre of writing and storytelling is consistently above standard and they never fail to leave you breathless—something that is one hundred percent the case with Say You’ll Remember Me.
Beautifully written and told through the dual POV’s of both main characters, Say You’ll Remember Me is an irresistible story full of friendship, family and adorable romance. Drix and Elle are powerful personalities and tell a genuinely heart-warming and romantic tale. It’s impossible not to like Drix who is determined to change his life and let go of the hurtful person he once was as well as Elle who simply wants to make her own decisions as she tries to determine what she wants out of life.
McGarry does what she does best with this novel; introduces characters of different backgrounds, histories and status within society and weaves them together romantically as they change the lives of one another. We saw it with her Pushing the Limits series and then again with Thunder Road and I can only hope that Say You’ll Remember Me is only the first in a long line of tales featuring those within Drix’s life we had the pleasure of meeting including his brother Axle, sister Holiday and friends Dominic and Marcus, as well as potentially Elle’s cousin Henry.
Perfectly paced with plenty of angst and desire, Say You’ll Remember Me is a lovely romantic story with a true message within its pages. I’m looking forward to whatever Katie McGarry has in store for her readers next!
Source: Sent for review by publisher (Thank you guys!)
Publisher: Harlequin Teen Australia
Australian RRP: $16.99
Release Date: February 1st 2018
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Final Thoughts: A wonderful read that leaves me hoping to see more about the minor characters in the future!