From New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott comes REPEAT, a sexy contemporary romance standalone!
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?
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Reviewed by Donna on behalf of KFF
Clementine Johns was a victim in a very brutal attack. This culminates in her having no memory and having to start a new life all over again. Clem has a lot to figure out in regards to her previous life of whom she was and life’s choices. She learns that she left the love of her life, tattooist Ed Larsen and having no recollection, she doesn’t understand why she would have done this. But she’s on a mission which fitted into place as I read on.
Ed Larsen runs a tattoo parlour. When he runs into his ex-girlfriend, he’s alarmed to discover she has no inkling of their life together. Clem is desperate to know about their breakup that left him almost destroyed beyond immeasurable pain. He really doesn’t want to be reminded of the hurt he felt; however, he can’t seem to let her go. Both parties are not sure whether they should leave the past well alone or go for a repeat performance adding of course, to the intrigue.
I really and truly felt for Clem. The animosity towards her from people close around unsettled me no end. I had no option but to take into consideration that she had no recollection and just finds the whole thing so confusing. She had the sense that Ed was a good man and couldn’t help but be drawn to him…somehow she felt safe. At first, Ed seemed standoffish to me, nevertheless, his change in attitude appeared to be a breath of fresh air. Was I off the mark? Read and find out!
This second chance romance flourishes in intrigue and mystery. The author’s narrative totally fooled me in the respect that they were a seemingly loving couple. For one reason or another, everything fell apart with the amnesia thrown into the mix. I thought it was mainly about them possibly finding their way back to each other or even getting some sort of peace and solitude so they could get on with their lives. Wow, something very sinister and chilling lurked in the background, giving me the goosebumps. The secondary characters were a great addition and as things unfolded, made me somewhat wary of everybody involved in the story.
Passion and sexual tension abound in this offering. The writing flows well enough; however, I thought there could have been a little bit more about the sinister person rather than discovering towards the end who and why they did what they did. For me, it felt a little rushed. Maybe there was too much emphasis on wrongdoings by another character. The rehabilitation seemed to be over quite quickly but don’t misunderstand me, I really did enjoy reading Repeat and what I will say is Ed’s brother, Leif, was a great character who managed to get a hearty laugh or three out of me! Diverse emotions faired well while reading, resulting in four strong stars for a must-read.
Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/