Review: Say You*ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry

"This love, it has been worth it - even if I'm losing a piece of my heart in the process."

Title:  Say You'll Remember Me
Author: Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date:  January 30, 2018
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
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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.


With a big sigh, I closed Say You'll Remember Me by Katie McGarry.  You see, as the end came and went, I already missed it. Heartfelt and intense, this was one story that spoke volumes. It's about second chances, but also about love and mistakes. My heart ached for Drix and Elle's stories, individually and together. Realistic and layered, readers are thrown in a lurch as we follow their journeys from meeting to finding the way to be together.

"Are you scared. . .Despite her answer, this girl is fearless."

The romance was soul touching, but I also enjoyed the emphasis on family dynamics. Divergent is to be expected of Drix and Elle, including how their families can not be more different. The author did a great job in creating a story that dealt with familial relationships that either connect or disconnect in different ways, while presenting a well developed plot that interweave compellingly. Yes, I definitely enjoyed Say You'll Remember Me. O, did I tell you about the witty dialogues between Drix and Elle? Smart, fun and yes, there's the slight poignant thread throughout that clenches your teeth at times.  In all, a beautiful stop from beginning to end.

Disclaimer: I received an ARC copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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Katie was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

She is the author of the Pushing the Limits and Thunder Road series. Say You’ll Remember Me will be released in 2018.

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  1. So glad you enjoyed this one! I've been tempted to pick up a copy and seeing your review makes me think perhaps I should hit the "buy" button. Because I always need another book on my shelf. ;)

    1. I was first drawn to it by the cover and title! So GLAD I read it!


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