by Kylie Scott
Release Date: April 7, 2019
Publisher: independently published
Number of Pages: 304
Source: Amazon Purchase
Contemporary Romance M/F
Read 4/12/19 to 4/13/19
When a vicious attack leaves 25-year-old Clementine Johns with no memory, she’s forced to start over. Now she has to figure out who she was and why she made the choices she did – which includes leaving the supposed love of her life, tattoo artist Ed Larsen, only a month before.
Ed can hardly believe it when his ex shows up at his tattoo parlor with no memory of their past, asking about the breakup that nearly destroyed him. The last thing he needs is more heartache, but he can’t seem to let her go again. Should they walk away for good, or does their love deserve a repeat performance?
There’s this odd thing that I do with some of my most beloved authors. I know I love them, I know they’re in my group of favorites, I know I’ll be sucked into their stories…but somehow I forget just how amazing they are and how invested I will become with their characters from the very beginning. Kylie Scott is one of those authors. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all of the books I’ve read by her, and in most cases I’d even say I love the stories. But until I’m halfway through the first chapter of any of her books, I forget how quickly I can fall into the world she creates. Mind you, I’m not complaining. I’m just wondering why I do that.
The premise of this story is so interesting, I was riveted almost immediately. I found myself disliking “old” Clementine and loving “new” Clementine. As the story progresses, I realized this was not accidental. The reader is getting their information the same place Clem is getting it, mostly from her ex-boyfriend and his circle of friends. Ex, as in Clem broke up with him and broke his heart before the incident. Therefore, it’s understandable there will be quite a bit of animosity in these interactions. Or course, this made me not so big of a fan of most of these people. Other than Ed.
Oh, Ed. What an absolute dream! If I get amnesia shortly after breaking my husband’s heart and then show up at his doorstep, I can only hope he is as patient and kind as Ed. Don’t worry, he’s not a pushover. Ed has his moments of anger and irrational outbursts, but at his core he’s a great guy that just wants to do the right thing.
I cannot even put into words the way Ed and Clem made me feel as I was reading their story and seeing their connection. It’s like, although Clem didn’t know Ed anymore, her soul knew his soul. Their hearts and spirits recognized each other no matter what. It was truly magnificent.
This story made me laugh and cry and gave me all sorts of butterflies. Seems to me I need to get cracking on the books in this author’s library that I haven’t yet read.