Remember When

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1980s & '90s

T. Torrest

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Come back to the 80s with this sweet and steamy love story between a Hollywood actor and his high school sweetheart.


Comedy, Drama, Romance, Young Adult,Romance

Short Summary

1990 at a NJ high school. LAYLA WARREN is introduced to “new kid” TRIP, and she has to pick her jaw off the floor. The guy is absolutely gorgeous, he has a dazzling smile... and is that “Crazy Train” she’s hearing inside her head? A fast friendship is formed, and the two soon become inseparable.

On Layla’s last night in town before leaving for college, she and Trip spend an adorably romantic evening in a tent in the woods, and share an excruciating goodbye the following morning. Trip finally professes his love for Layla, and sends her off to New York with a full yet broken heart.


New Jersey

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Coming of Age,Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Layla Warren

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Faithful, Romantic, Skillful, Empathetic, Funny, Naive, Selfless, Blunt, Confident, Engaging, Honorable, Insecure, Sarcastic, Aspiring, Beautiful, Complex, Modest, Outspoken, Strong Moral Code,Empathetic,Insecure,Strong Moral Code,Sarcastic,Romantic,Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: Trip Wilmington

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Sexy, Engaging, Funny, Heartthrob, Perseverance, Sarcastic, Skillful, Adventurous, Blunt, Leader, Outspoken, Seductive, Confident, Honorable, Complex, Masculine, Romantic, Strong Moral Code, Beautiful, Charming,Adventurous,Charming,Complex,Confident,Engaging,Heartthrob,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Sarcastic,Romantic,Funny,Skillful,Sexy,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Lisa DeSanto

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous, Beautiful, Empathetic, Leader, Blunt, Confident, Engaging, Funny, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Badass, Faithful, Manipulative, Outspoken, Sarcastic, Sexy,Badass,Aggressive,Confident,Engaging,Faithful,Leader,Sarcastic,Funny,Outspoken,Blunt

Additional Character Details

Name: Rymer

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Crazy, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Funny, Masculine, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Confident, Sarcastic, Uneducated, Blunt, Outspoken,Aggressive

Development Pitch

With the recent success of shows and movies centering around the 1980s and 90s (Stranger Things, This Is Us, Red Oaks, Adventureland, etc.), REMEMBER WHEN is poised to be the next big hit. It’s a coming-of-age romantic comedy about a teenage girl navigating her senior year of high school with all the family ties, friendship dramas, and romantic entanglements that go along with it. While the story is often hilarious, it’s got a ton of heart at its core. Think Ladybird meets Sixteen Candles meets Never Been Kissed. Basically, REMEMBER WHEN is funny, sweet, steamy, and so nostalgic, you'll want to break out your parachute pants and a bag of Razzles while reading it. As it’s the first book of a trilogy, there’s enough story there for any interested streaming services to create an addictive multi-season series.

About The Author

T. Torrest is a bestselling romance author from the U.S. She was a child of the eighties, but has since traded in her Rubik’s Cube for a laptop, and her Catholic school uniform for a comfy pair of yoga pants. She’s a movie aficionado, a pop culture junkie, and an enthusiast of talking about herself in the third person. Ms. Torrest is a lifelong Jersey Girl... she currently resides there with her husband and two boys.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Female Leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-published

Year Published: 2012

Hard Copy Available




Supplemental Materials

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