Title:When I Lost You
Author :Kelly Rimmer
Release date: 21 Apr 2016
Rating : 3 Stars
Blurb :

Do you ever wish you had the chance to meet someone again for the first time? When Leo and Molly met and married, they believed they were invincible. Together they could take on the world. But Leo,a war correspondent, lives for life on the edge, and when he takes a step into the unknown, tragedy strikes and he loses his memory. Molly rushes to help him fill in the gaps and soon they start falling in love all over again. The trouble is, Molly is hiding something. Something big. The devoted wife at Leo’s bedside is a sham; Leo and Molly’s marriage was on the rocks long before Leo’s accident. The closer Molly gets to her husband the more scared she becomes that he will remember. As Leo’s memory begins to trickle back will Molly lose the man she loves for a second time?

Review :

The plot of When I Lost You by Kelly Rimmer drew me right in. The writing style of this author allows no other reaction as to be intrigued by the plot.

We follow a story that is shifting between present and past. Explaining the here and now and slowly also the past drop by agonizing drop.
We learn a lot about Molly at first and only slowly as the story moves we also learn about Leo. This slow process is also the reason it took me so long to come to an opinion on the leading characters.
And those are also my problem with the book. In a “Romance” you as a reader are supposed to feel for the leading characters – you are supposed to route for them. Wish for the best to happen …
But while I could feel for Molly, her mistakes, her struggles and everything related …
I had as much feeling for Leo as he had memory of the last years. And while the story flowed and their relationship changed and changed again and again …
I was still left trying to find out how I felt about Leo. I was wondering actually wondering on the pro’s and con’s and trying to find the reasons why Molly wanted to be with a man like Leo. I came up with no other reason than that a person has no control about who she falls in love with.
Because there is really nothing about Leo that makes him “loveable” …. At least not until maybe in the last few pages of the book. But I doubt that that would be enough – maybe for a friendship yes but not for the man Molly is supposed to be fighting for throughout the whole book.
Leo is selfish and bordering arrogant for most of the story and not in a “bad boy turning soft” way that a reader might like … no he simply IS
I actually think he does not deserve a woman like Molly – I can not say any more as my base rule (AS LITTLE SPOILER AS POSSIBLE) still stands but still … I guess I can file this book under the “Some selfish pricks are just that – selfish” shelf.
But I honestly liked the writing style and will pick up another book of this author at any time – as it is not here mistake that the turn of events simply did not work for me.
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