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The Future of Our Past by Kahlen Aymes Review

Title: The Future of Our Past

Author: Kahlen Aymes

First published April 19, 2012

338 pages, Paperback

ISBN: 9781937698973 (ISBN10: 1937698971)

Rating: 3.96

Overview

Julia Abbot and Ryan Matthews have been the best of friends since they first laid eyes on each other. They share everything, from their hopes and dreams to their deepest fears.

However, as they approach the end of their college years, their undeniable attraction to each other threatens to tear them apart. The fear of losing their friendship has kept them from acting on their feelings, but the impending separation as Ryan leaves for medical school and Julia takes a new job across the country forces them to confront their emotions.

Will they risk it all for a chance at love, or will they let their fears keep them apart? This New Adult/Contemporary Romance Series is recommended for readers 17+ due to explicit language and sexual situations.

About the Author

Meet Kahlen, an award-winning author who specializes in contemporary romance that’s both sizzling hot and deeply moving. Her stories are brimming with intense emotions, passion, and angst, bringing her characters to life and leaving readers captivated.

Kahlen resides near Omaha, Nebraska with her daughter, Olivia, and their three furry companions. A natural creative, she finds joy in the arts, music, and theater, but nothing beats her love for writing!

Kahlen has completed three series, along with two stand-alone novels that are both angst-filled and super steamy. One Step Closer tells the story of a stepbrother romance, while Trading Yesterday follows a soccer player who leaves his true love behind to follow his dream of playing professionally, only to realize too late what truly matters.

Representation for Kahlen is managed by Hershman Rights Management, and her books can be found on Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, and BAM! After Dark is also available on iTunes and Audible. The Remembrance Trilogy and Prequel & The Famous Novels will soon be available on audio.

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Editoral Review

Kahlen Aymes’ debut novel, The Future of Our Past, offers a captivating and emotional journey through the lives of two college students, Julia and Ryan, who unexpectedly fall in love. Aymes is a skilled writer who expertly weaves together themes of love, friendship, family, and personal growth in this contemporary romance novel.

First published on April 19, 2012, The Future of Our Past has since become a beloved book in the romance genre.

The novel’s plot centers around Julia and Ryan’s blossoming romance, which is complicated by their pasts and the expectations of their families. The story is set in San Francisco and New York, providing a vivid and detailed backdrop for the characters’ experiences.

Aymes develops her characters well, allowing readers to connect with them on a personal level. Julia is a strong-willed and independent woman who is determined to succeed in her career, while Ryan is a charismatic and caring young man who is burdened by the weight of his family’s expectations.

The two are drawn together by their shared passion for music, and their relationship is tested by the challenges they face.

Aymes’ writing style is descriptive and engaging, making it easy for readers to become invested in the story. The pacing of the novel is well-balanced, with moments of tension and conflict interspersed with tender and romantic scenes.

The author also touches on important issues such as family expectations, personal growth, and the sacrifices one must make for love. The Future of Our Past is a book that addresses universal themes that will resonate with readers of all ages and backgrounds.

One of the strengths of Aymes’ novel is her ability to create a realistic and relatable love story. While the plot may seem predictable at times, the characters’ struggles and experiences feel authentic and genuine.

Additionally, the author’s use of music as a metaphor for love adds a unique and meaningful layer to the story.

However, there are some weaknesses in the novel, such as the occasional cliched dialogue and predictable plot twists. These issues may make the book less appealing to readers who are looking for a more complex and nuanced romance story.

Nevertheless, Aymes’ debut is a notable achievement in the romance genre, and it is clear that she has a talent for storytelling.

Overall, The Future of Our Past is a touching and enjoyable novel that is sure to capture the hearts of its readers. Fans of contemporary romance will appreciate the author’s skillful writing, engaging characters, and relatable themes.

While the book may not be for everyone, it is a worthwhile read for those who are looking for a heartwarming and emotional story. Washington Post recommends this book with 4/5 rating.