A fellow reader and book lover has just sent me this awesome review, and it warmed my heart so much, that I had to share it. I have a feeling this is exactly what so many of us need right now, and while it isn’t live yet, it will be soon (this month!!) so we have something awesome to look forward to.
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Review by Trisha Haberthur
If you haven’t read a J.L Perry book, go get one now. I’ve been obsessed with this author since I read “Bastard” and I’ve scooped up every one of her books since. I didn’t think anyone could steal my heart like Carter and Indiana, but I was so very wrong. Braxton and Jemma just came in and totally swept it right out from under from me. From the very first chapter of this book to the last, I couldn’t stop smiling.
I could very easily tell you that Braxton will be your very new book boyfriend, and he will, but that’s not what totally captured my heart. It was Jemma, which is different for me in a romance and I’m not even a lesbian!
Honestly though, it’s very important for me to like the female protagonist in any book I read. Without giving spoilers, this book is about a woman named Jemma waking from a coma and losing her memory, along with not remembering her husband or the one-of-a-kind love they shared. They met as kids, and grew up together. Were best friends, shared every one of life’s firsts with. This is not “The Notebook” or “The Vow.” This book is so much more and Jodi has written something that not only lets you experience their love, but allows you to know all the reasons why Braxton is completely in love with Jemma.
The letters! OMG, the letters, they are so amazing. We get to follow along in their lives’ journey through Braxton’s letters to Jemma. Jemma is one of the best female characters I’ve read. She is spunky, forward, hilarious, and loving. You see her through the eyes of Braxton, and it is everything you’d ever want a man to notice about you. The way Jodi captures Braxton’s feelings and love for Jemma is swoon worthy.
I didn’t quit smiling as I read this book, and I also felt his pain and struggle to cope with his loss. I shed a few tears also but I so badly wanted Jemma to remember him. Every time Jemma received a letter, I got excited right along with her. Jemma as a child and teen was fierce, she wasn’t afraid to tell you how it was or fight for what she wanted. She was stubborn and headstrong, and Braxton loved every second of it. He baited her and shed give it back just as good, it was so funny. The goats, torches, the Loch Ness monster, all had me laughing. So many awkward moments every teen has, was written so romantically perfect from Braxton. I so wished I had a Braxton growing up. They were the best team.
Not only do we get their past, but so many supporting characters and their stories. Ma and Pa were the best. This book is everything love should be. Never fading, always true and pure. I loved every word in this book!
– Trisha Haberthur
Thank you to the author for providing Trish with a review copy, and thank you to Trish for this wonderful review, and awesome sounding book recommendation!