Title: Muscle Memory
Author: Stylo Fantòme
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 28th August
Her lips, the way she feels, how she moves against me. Her voice when she laughs, her eyes when she cries. Her soul connected to mine, for better or for worse, for all eternity.
I don’t remember.
A blank face. Unrecognizable. The darkness and impenetrable fog, day after day after day. Who am I? And for that matter, who is she?
I can’t remember.
Two sides to the same coin – one wants to remember, and the other wants to stay forgotten. Which side will win? Can he trust his heart to bring him back to her? Or will she stay lost in the fog forever?
I might never remember.
Warning: features adult themes
★ ★ ★ ★
Reviewed by Anna Green on behalf of KFF
I rarely come across a love story where there are no bad guys or an evil ex out to ruin the couple’s perfect relationship. The real conflict in this book is the main character’s past and present self.
When I read how Jayson and Delaney met and how their relationship progressed from there I wasn’t that overly impressed. I thought they were just a pair of loved up druggies who couldn’t hold a decent job for long. What I do admire about this two is their undying love towards each other sober or not. And then Jayson had the accident and everything changed. He couldn’t remember his name he forgot about his past and Delaney. Having a new identity and finding new love and a second chance at life seems to be the best thing that happened to him. When he meets Kitty, someone who comes from a well connected family and with a good heart, I thought there’s his chance he better grab it and never let go.
Reading about this complicated love triangle gave me conflicting emotions towards Jayson, Delaney and Kitty. When Jayson/Jon had amnesia after the accident he actually grew up and sorted out his priorities. Delaney a young woman in her twenties hasn’t got much to her name either but for Jay her love is unconditional and she is willing to sacrifice her own happiness for him to live his new life. “I love him. I love him so much. It’s like he’s dying all over again. Like I’m dying. God please help me. Help me get through this. Make him remember me, or make him go away, because I don’t know how much more of this I can take.”
This is a well written standalone story and gave my heart a real tug of war. The author’s words weave a truly beautiful romance and makes you believe in true love and finding your soulmate no matter where or what you have become. Because when true love finds its counterpart, it always recognises it. It’s all in the muscle memory. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and give it 4 stars!
Crazy woman living in an undisclosed location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since …, forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball – I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I’m clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.
I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there’s your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair – both a curse and a blessing – and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can’t understand me.
Yeah. I think that about sums me up.