Always Something There to Remind Me. Beth Harbison, St. Martin’s, $ ( p) ISBN ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME by Beth Harbison In the present, Roxanne refuses to believe that her ex-boyfriend can’t be. Always Something There to Remind Me Author: Beth Harbison (Narrated by Orlagh Cassidy) Goodreads| Amazon| Author Website. Back in July.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Can you ever really know if love is true? And if it is, should you stop at anything to get it? The one with whom she shared everything–dreams of the future, of children, plans for forever.

The one she thought she would spend the rest of her life with. Until one te Can you ever really know if love is true? Until one terrible night when Erin made a mistake Nate could not forgive and left her to mourn the relationship she could never forget or get over.

Always Something There to Remind Me

Today, Hafbison is contentedly involved with a phenomenal guy, maneuvering a successful and exciting career, and raising a great daughter all on her own. In the wake of the proposal, Erin finds herself coming unraveled over the past, and the love she never forgot. The more she tries to ignore it and move on, the more it haunts her. Hardcoverpages. Published July 19th by St. Martin’s Press first published July 6th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Lists with This Book. Jun 12, Diane Drennan Pavia rated it did not like it Shelves: I couldn’t stand the main character, Erin. She was whiney and immature and selfish both as an adult and in the flashbacks to her teen years. The supporting characters were uninteresting and seemed to be there only to remimd Erin up for more drawn-out self-serving introspection. The author also was painfully conspicuous in trying to connect with her readers by dropping s references like Body on Tap Shampoo and Champale; a sledgehammer would have been less obvious.

Audiobook Review: Always Something There to Remind Me by Beth Harbison – Jessica Lawlor

I like a harbion sex scene, but these were unrealistic for teenagers as well as gratuitous, perhaps to make up for the flat writing. The dialog was boring, and the narration was stiff and harbisoon. And the back story about her job was completely lame; it was a HUGE stretch to tie it into the main plot, which was simply weak and lazy.

It was also overly repetitive, chapter after chapter after freaking chapter, in its effort to jam down your throat the idea that this really was “true love.

This is the kind of book that gives real chick lit a bad name. View all 3 comments. Sep 06, Regina rated it liked it. A lot of Christians seem to have a problem with this particular topic even though God created it. However, before Christians discount it completely, let me just add that this book makes a powerful case for teenage abstinence. First of all, it contains an extremely accurate description of a girl’s First Time.


It’s not the passionate, beautiful experience you see in movies. It’s awkward and painful and not much fun, especially when it’s with someone you aren’t madly in love with and not married to.

ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME by Beth Harbison | Kirkus Reviews

The second reason I think there is a message of abstinence here is that in this book you see a woman still hung up over her first love decades later. What girls don’t realize is that when you give your heart and body to someone, they will always have a piece of you.

Shouldn’t that be the person you’re going to spend the rest of rejind life with? I actually think that this wouldn’t be a bad book to remember when it’s time to give your daughter The Talk. There’s more at stake than just unplanned pregnancies or STDs.

In real life, most stories don’t remidn like this one. That’s the difference between fiction and reality. Jun 02, Sandy Klocinski rated it it was amazing. I was somethong enough to get a free advance copy of this book.

The majority of women recall that one “first” love. Whether that “lost love” is from your adolescent years or from later in life – I think we all have that one romance that takes a part of our heart and never releases it. We try to keep it concealed. When a lost reflection floats up about “him”, we rapidly crush it with every day habits and troubles since really dwelling on “that guy” will reinstate the sorrow.

After chapter 4, I was unc I was lucky enough to get a free advance copy of this book. After chapter 4, I was uncertain if I could or would finish this book. I recognized that it was going to plainly take my heart back to my teens and a guy named Simething The tale unfurls with chapters thwre rotate between the s and the present.

In the ‘s, Erin Edwards was a self-involved high school student, fervently caught up with boyfriend Nate. In the present, Erin Edwards is a single mother with a difficult job as an event co-coordinator at a luxury resort.

I did make it through till the end. In fact I had no problem reading this in record time. I chuckled and sniggered and wept more than I’d like to confess. We get to know the characters.

Without ruining anything – go for it. I will write the full review on this soon. Right now, I am shattered emotionally. I honestly don’t think that I have ever had a book affect me this deeply emotionally. Just an incredible book I am so overwhelmed by this book, I am not even sure where to start this review.

I don’t think that I have ever been as personally affected mentally and emotionally by a book as this one has affected me and I am not even sure if I can pinpoint the exact reason as to why.

Erin is my age, exactly. She also has a 15 yo daughter and I have a 16 yo son. Her high school years were at the exact same time as mine so when she is reminiscing about her high school life and all that entailed, everything she was talking about from the music to the movies to the stores were the details from my high school existence.

I also had a very serious boyfriend back in high school who was the center of my then-world. But like Erin, my maturity level was really lacking and her actions were so familiar to me that it hurts to read. The book jumps constantly from the Present and back to the mid ‘s when Erin was in high school and deeply in love with Nate The details of their relationship are slowly revealed, and the deeper you read into their relationship, the more the questions press about what in the world happened to keep them apart for the last 23 years.


At the same time, you are learning about Erin’s life now with her wonderful 15 yo daughter Camille, her really incredible boyfriend Rick who wants to marry her, and his 16 yo daughter Amy who is Cam’s best friend. That pain is a palpable entity throughout the entire book. It hurts me, as the reader, even now to think about it. She was absolutely devastated by the loss of Nate no matter what her actions were that brought on the break-up.

That single loss defined her whole life. She never again had another true love, but was it true love or simply the teenage high-emotion definition of true love? There is also a lot of discussion about fate in this book.

What if she had made a single different choice in high school? There are so many what if’s? But the one thing that is clear throughout this book is that if she hadn’t made the choices that she had, then she wouldn’t have had Camille and that is not a choice that she EVER would have made.

Camille is her life and in the end Camille is her savior in helping her make the right move. There was a certain rightness to that which was so perfect for the ending in this book. I experienced this book as an audiobook, and I honestly am not sure that I would have enjoyed the book as much or become as immersed in the story as I did, if I had read it myself instead.

There is a lot of internal dialogue by Erin within the book about her feelings and angst. That is one of those things that tends to annoy me when I am reading a book, but listening to it during the audiobook was a completely different experience. The writing in this is gorgeous and when Erin is going on internally about the depth of her feelings, it was so incredibly moving.

I honestly don’t think that I would have ever gotten that had I read this book myself, rather than listening to it.

The language and the writing is just gorgeous and listening to the quality of it was really beautiful. The narrator in this audiobook is also absolutely incredible. Not only did jarbison do all the different voices, but she managed to do 16 yo Erin vs. They had the same inflections, but somehow she managed to osmething the age amazingly. I am really, really impressed by her skill with the reading of the story.

I am so glad that I experienced it as an audiobook first, but I will be honest, I plan to go out tomorrow and buy the book. There are parts that I want to re-read because they are haunting me.