The Future of Our Past

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Julia Abbot and Ryan Matthews have been inseparable best friends since the moment they met. Each of them fight an internal battle unwilling to risk their incredible friendship but unable to quell their deep longing for the other. On the verge of his departure to medical school and to her new job on the opposite coast, Ryan and Julia are forced to face the undeniable truth of their deeper feelings.
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Julia Abbot and Ryan Matthews have been inseparable best friends since the moment they met. Each of them fight an internal battle unwilling to risk their incredible friendship but unable to quell their deep longing for the other. On the verge of his departure to medical school and to her new job on the opposite coast, Ryan and Julia are forced to face the undeniable truth of their deeper feelings.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781937698973
  • Publisher: Kahlen Aymes
  • Publication date: 4/21/2012
  • Pages: 338
  • Sales rank: 466,364
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.76 (d)

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

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    The Future of Our Past by Kahlen Aymes is the first book in The

    The Future of Our Past by Kahlen Aymes is the first book in The Remembrance Trilogy. This is a beautiful, captivating, and deeply moving love story that grabs you by the heart from the very start.

    Ryan has worked hard for the last four years to secure his future. Finally he gets the letter he has been waiting for, but when he gets accepted into Harvard Medical School he is no longer sure that he is happy about it. Going to Boston will also mean leaving his best friend, Julia. They have been best friends for the last four years, but his secret is that he has loved her all along and has been too afraid of losing her to tell her. Now that they are about to be separated by 3,000 miles he has to decide if he should finally tell her how he feels before it’s too late.

    I give The Future of Our Past a 4.5 out of 5, and I very highly recommend this book! I will just mention that this is book one in a trilogy so the story is continued after this book. I am on pins and needles wanting to know what is going to happen next and I cannot wait for the second book to become available!

    This story has some really sweet and tender romance, as well as plenty of hot and steamy parts. Above all, this is a love story. There are a lot of ups and downs in their story that took me on a wild emotional roller coaster. I love Ryan and Julia, and I became so attached to these characters that I felt their emotions and the turmoil of their story. The book is well written and it hooked me right from the very start. Once I started I couldn’t put it down, and when it was over, I definitely wanted more. The second book is currently in the works, and I hope it’s ready soon because I’m all tied up in knots needing to know what is going to happen to Ryan and Julia!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2012

    On first thought, I wished there was more back story to this cou

    On first thought, I wished there was more back story to this couple. I understand that they have been best friends with sexual tension, secretly in love with each other, but I wanted to know more. I love romance books, but halfway through the book I was almost nauseated from all the "I love you so much." So much to the point that I was getting bored. I thought they had some cute banter between the two of them but it was more mushy mushy I love yous more than anything. I don't like when characters seem so unrealistic. Ryan talking to Aaron about Julia did not sound like a conversation between two guys.

    "I smiled. 'But I do love her more. She's amazing. Innocent, yes, but so damn passionate. It's like we're one person and we instinctively know what the other needs. The love she has for me seeps right into my skin whenever she touches me, Aaron. It's that intense. Being with her was like nothing I've ever experienced in my life.' My tone was serious and reflective as I lost myself in the memory of her mouth and body moving with mine." -Ryan

    It's not that I don't want a man to freely express himself and his feeling but this just seemed over the top for me. The outcome of the book was predictable, well I knew roughly what was going to happen. The ending was left with a cliffhanger. Unfortunately, I have no desire to continue. :-(

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    it was ok....

    It was a really sweet story BUT almost too sugary sweet! I like a little more drama.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    This book was boring. I skipped pages because reading 'I love yo

    This book was boring. I skipped pages because reading 'I love you so much it hurts' or 'I love you so much it scares me' and 
    'I love you so much' and 'I love you so much too'. Too many pages were spent on all the 'I love you' that weren't necessary. And 
    sorry to tell you that that is pretty much of what the book is, with a little story in between. I wish I could get my money back, since I can't
    get the time I spent reading it back.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2013

    This book just dragged on about how much they loved each other,

    This book just dragged on about how much they loved each other, and couldn't live without each other. There was really no story, and I found myself skimming pages and just waiting for something exciting to happen, which didn't come unitl the last few pages. I will definitely not contiune reading this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    :-(

    I guess i i expected too much on this book ! I like a book that has more dialogue/conversation but this book has too much.
    And i cant handle the " i love you so much " just about every page not to mention " i love you f@$$%& much " !!! Grrrrrr !!!
    And julia's crying is annoying !!! I think skip so many pages and went straight to the ending !!!! The best part was the ending :-D

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    Good Love Story

    **4 Stars**
    Started off real good..Ryan & Julia expressed their love for one another through out. I'm glad I read (borrowed) it, but not sure if I'll actually buy book 2&3. I mean $3.99 each?

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  • Posted April 23, 2014

    Seriously.....the most drawn out bunch of crap. Skipped so many

    Seriously.....the most drawn out bunch of crap. Skipped so many pages of I love you so much...Gezzzzzz, how many time do yu really need to say it in one conversation. Coudlnt even finish it.  Luckily, I only paid .99 in a bundle and the other books were better. I'd been pissed if I had really paid for this. Don't waste your time

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    NOT Impressed

    Some may love this book, but I loathe this story. I skipped pages and skimmed sentences before reading the last two pages and closing the book for good. I regret purchasing this book because for me it was a waste of money and a boring story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    OMG.... I absolutely loved this series! While I can understand s

    OMG.... I absolutely loved this series! While I can understand some readers thought this series was too Lovey-Dovey. I adored it! To see what Julia and Ryan went through and to see how far they came. Made my heart melt. They have overcome the odds, on many levels. And yet the one thing that still remains is their undying love for one and other. I don't want to give too much away. And I'm not trying to review just 'A Love Like This' but the entire series. This is a special love story! That will live in my heart forever. Thank You Kahlen Aymes for sharing such a beautiful series!

    I'm not gonna lie and say this book had me swooning well before 30%! I was hooked and I couldn't stop reading! Love Julia and Ryan's Story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    OMG!!! I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!

    I was not expecting this book to be soooooooooo good but it was really really great. If you like very emotional very passionate love stories with some sexual scenes then this is a perfect book for you. I am a sucker for a deep, passionate love story and this has really hit the spot. I am now reading the 2nd book and I just don't want to put it down. I need to take off of work so I can finish reading it. I just don't even know how to say how much I really like this book and the 2nd one so far. It is just breathtaking! LOVE IT!!!!!!!

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  • Posted September 8, 2013

    A very intense book about Love. There is really nothing else thi

    A very intense book about Love. There is really nothing else this book is about! The characters have some obstacles overcome, but when they do, WOW! This is the kind of love that people dream about having and very few actually find! I found myself so caught up in this book that I read the second as soon as I finished this one, then read the third when I was done with that. Yep... I read all 3 in one day! I have actually gotten a little sick of all the Trilogies out there, but found myself drawn to this one, and I am extremely happy that I did! There is no other Trilogy that this one can be compared too, which helped make it so worth the read! Definitely worth the read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    So Romantic!!

    So Romantic!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    long and horrid

    had no story to it...way to0 repetitive

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    5 Stars not enough

    5 Stars not enough

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  • Posted February 18, 2013

    Jusr read it!!!!

    I loved this book. It was such a different story line. HOT HOT HOT!!!! book 2 even better!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    So so

    I'M sorry but this book doesnt hold a candle to fifty. I find it hard to keep an interest it gets boring really fast. Shouldnt say something is up the same alley as another when it' s clearly not! Would not recomend this book.

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  • Posted January 23, 2013

    To say that this was not was I expected might be too vague on my

    To say that this was not was I expected might be too vague on my part.




    The synopsis really didn't give me any hint or clue that the direction this story went was the direction it was going to go. Here I was expecting the characters to move away and have years pass them by, they marry other people all the while still in love with each other until one fateful day when they're both widow/single and things change. Nope! Too soon did it turn into a "I can't live without you, you are the my soul mate" kind of book. That's fine and all but (I love Romance books) but it was just too....whats the word I'm looking for....mushy, for me. One thing I absolutely loved was that their connection wasn't all insta-love, love at first sight sort of thing. They became best friends whilst in college and hung out and knew each other so well that they inevitably felt more than friendship for the other. That was great! 




    Julia, is a great character, as is Ryan but they seemed wayyyy to perfect. No one is that perfect in real life. Killer bodies, amazing jobs, perfect at everything they do. They seemed to have absolutely no flaws and that is just not real. 




    Right when everything was going good for them something seemed to ruin it and turn their world inside out again and they would end up unhappy. Very up and down, up and down. No doubt the author is an amazing writer, but the story lacked a little for me.




    The only reason I would read book 2 is to see what happens after the very low point at the end of this one. 
    *Not suitable for anyone under 18*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Slow reading

    This book dragged. To long to get to an exciting end. Intimate times with the characters was boring! Snooze. Found myself skimming through those moments in the book.

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