My life was perfectly mapped out for me since before the day I was born. I followed it, begrudgingly, because it’s what was expected.
And then one day, everything changed.
I woke up.
Different. Independent. Free from all the rules that had surrounded me.
Only I have no idea how I got to where I am. I have no memory of graduating college. No memory of Adam, the boyfriend I live with.
He loves me. And I love him. At least that’s what everyone says.
Except when my memories return to me as dreams, I see a different man than the one everyone claims is perfect for me.
He terrifies me. He makes my heart race and he makes me feel things I’ve never felt before.
I have no idea if I want to welcome the emotional roller-coaster that his piercing brown eyes and messy black hair puts me on every time I get a glimpse of him, or if I want to run back to the safe shelter of the scripted life-plan that used to be mine.
I absolutely love amnesia books and this one did not disappoint. We meet Amy who has lost her memory of the past two years. After her accident, which she doesn’t remember, she moves back in with Adam her boyfriend. While everyone tells her she was happy with him and in love, she doesn’t remember and he feels like a stranger to her. It doesn’t help that when she sleeps at night, some memories, usually unpleasant ones, return to her in her dreams.
On top of her amnesia and confusion of her relationship, she is also dealing with a strained relationship with her family, Adam’s issues that he hasn’t opened up to her about, and fighting her attraction to him.
I also caught myself feeling not only for Amy for what she was going through, but also for Adam as far as the toll the accident is taking on his life and not being able to convince Amy that they were once in love and she trusted him fully.
“We’re such a wreck. But it’s the most glorious wreck I’ve ever seen.”
I loved this book. It wasn’t too deep yet kept it suspenseful while waiting for Amy’s memory to return and find out what happened. While the book isn’t very long (I would guess approximately 200 pages or so as I read it in one sitting) the characters and story line were very well developed and I felt like I knew the main cast of characters. The writing style flowed very smoothly and for an ARC I found very few errors which is always a lovely surprise. The ending ties up very nicely with a sweet epilogue. It was a great stand alone story that I really enjoyed!
About the Author
Amazon Bestselling Author Just One Song and Just One Week Don’t Lie to Me, released on July 15, 2013 Remembering Us – coming January, 2014
I am a wife, a mom, and a writer. I can often be found curled up on the couch with a good book, or obsessively eating Skittles in a very complicated and organized manner. No joke.