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Title – Remember Tonight
Author – Chelsea Landon
Publication Date – March 13, 2015

Remember Tonight

Synopsis

The summer Alanna Rodger turned eighteen, she thought it would be just like the rest of the summers spent on her parent’s farm in Amarillo Texas. That was until champion bull rider Callan James returned home.

Everyone in town knows about the James’ boys and why they disappeared four years ago.

Everyone but Alanna.

She’s warned to keep her distance but there’s something about Callan’s allure that has her wanting a closer look to unravel all of the reasons that he left — ensuring he stays long after his eight seconds in this town are up.

And when he finally does leave town, she knows exactly where to find him.

There’s nothing that can stop her from wanting him… even the four year age difference won’t prevent her from pursuing him. When Callan can’t get past the age difference, he does everything within his power to show her just how dangerous his lifestyle is.

Can she break through his rough exterior?

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Review

I’ve made it no secret that I am a huge fan of Chelsea Landon. I will pick up whatever she writes purely because I know that I’ll be transported to a different world with characters that I can’t get enough of. No matter what the subject matter, I am pulled in and completely invested, and her newest novel, Remember Tonight, was no exception to this feeling!

“We both have s— we’re running from and it seems that staying in this hell hole isn’t going to make it any easier. If we don’t leave, we’ll be here forever.”

No matter what the subject matter is, Chelsea Landon creates relatable characters that inch their way under your skin. Alanna was a girl who was unable to see what it was she could offer the world, especially because she carried a mountain of guilt. From the very beginning, the reader could tell that she was a shattered girl with so much depth. She had settled for less because in her mind, that’s what she deserved. When she meets Callan, the haze she has been living in begins to fade. He is a confident, at times cocky, southern gentleman that had every intention of leaving to catch his next ride. He had been burned in the past and wasn’t quick to allow others through his wall. Something about Alanna’s charm and dedication got to him in their time together, resulting in teaching each other how to heal. I loved the journey they each went on individually, resulting in such a strong transformation from beginning to end. At the end of the day, they were able to become a compass for the other, leading them in the direction of what each deserved.

“I don’t care what they say or think. I don’t live by their rules or my dad’s. I’m living for this moment, this day, because who knows what we are promised tomorrow.”

While the romance is a big draw, Remember Tonight was about much more than a girl and a guy who fall in love; it was about learning how to accept the tragedies of our past in order to fully embrace our futures. It wasn’t until both Callan and Alanna could face their individual demons that they could actually understand the other. This piece of the story struck so strongly in my bones. I’m fairly confident that everyone, including myself, is running from something. But much like Alanna and Callan figured out, there isn’t very far we can run when we’re too busy looking behind us. This sense of honesty and realism is what I’ve come to love finding in every single one Landon’s novels.

“Because, I want tonight with you. I want to remember tonight.”

When it comes to a Chelsea Landon book, she doesn’t pigeonhole herself into one genre, or even categorization of her characters. It’s always different worlds and the cowboy in this one brought on a whole life that I don’t often read about. There are bits of comedic relief, utter romance, and a very sexy steamy factor that kept me turning the pages and not wanting the story to end. Once again, I’m utterly impressed with this author’s writing ability in Remember Tonight, and I’ll be anxiously awaiting whatever it is she comes up with next!

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Excerpt

If I thought that rodeo was something I’d never experienced before, I was wrong. In the basement of that bar in a private room was a mechanical bull centered on mats and another bar with about twenty people. It seems almost private as if only the selected few are allowed down here.

It’s clear within minutes that Callan is definitely one of those selected few and nods and tips of hats follow his entrance. He’s given a beer, and one for me too, which he twists the top off and hands me, keeping his left hand in mine. Like taking his hands off me is just not possible right now.

“Do you know all these people?”

He looks around. “Mostly.” And then he draws in a long breath, a motion that exudes sexiness at all levels, and nods to the room with the bull. “Ever been on a mechanical bull?”

I swallow, not sure if I heard him right. I stare at his flushed cheeks and glossy eyes as I reply. “No.”

“It’s set for slow.” He gives a nod to the mats, his left hand giving my backside a soft smack. “Show me whatcha got.”

Show him?

I know exactly what that means. He wants a show and I’m hell-bent on giving him one.

We walk over to the mechanical bull and I place my hand on the cool metal. “You yelled at me the last time I was on a bull.”

He shrugs his shoulders and places his hands over mine. “I know…but I wanna watch this.”

If I thought that rodeo was something I’d never experienced before, I was wrong. In the basement of that bar in a private room was a mechanical bull centered on mats and another bar with about twenty people. It seems almost private as if only the selected few are allowed down here.

It’s clear within minutes that Callan is definitely one of those selected few and nods and tips of hats follow his entrance. He’s given a beer, and one for me too, which he twists the top off and hands me, keeping his left hand in mine. Like taking his hands off me is just not possible right now.

“Do you know all these people?”

He looks around. “Mostly.” And then he draws in a long breath, a motion that exudes sexiness at all levels, and nods to the room with the bull. “Ever been on a mechanical bull?”

I swallow, not sure if I heard him right. I stare at his flushed cheeks and glossy eyes as I reply. “No.”

“It’s set for slow.” He gives a nod to the mats, his left hand giving my backside a soft smack. “Show me whatcha got.”

Show him?

I know exactly what that means. He wants a show and I’m hell-bent on giving him one.

We walk over to the mechanical bull and I place my hand on the cool metal. “You yelled at me the last time I was on a bull.”

He shrugs his shoulders and places his hands over mine. “I know…but I wanna watch this.”

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