Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Mental Health,
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 22/03/2013
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A life she can't remember.
Emma Walker wakes up in the hospital with no knowledge of how she got
there, she learns that she's been in a coma for six months. Strangers
show up and claim to be her parents, but she can't remember them. She
can't remember anyone. Not her friends, not even her boyfriend. Even
though she can't remember, everyone wants her to just pick up where she
left off, but what she learns about the 'old her' makes her start to
wish she'd never woken up. Her boyfriend breaks up with the new girl
he's dating to be with her, her parents want her to start planning for
college, her friends want their leader back, and her physical therapist
with the hazel eyes keeps his distance to save his position at the
Will she ever feel like she recognizes the girl in the mirror?
wakes up in hospital, confused and unsure where she is. She learns that
she used to be Emmie, but she can't remember a single detail about her
old life. During recovery she meets Mason, her (young, hot) physical
therapist and falls in love - but everyone wants her to be Emmie, not
Emma, and Emmie's old boyfriend wants her to be his too.
I loved the idea of this story a lot more than it's execution. The first half, where Emmie wakes up and has to cope with her new surroundings was incredibly done. Things I never thought of before, like how much pain she was in from the lack of physical exercise, I knew the author had researched. I did feel that Mason's appearance was a little rushed and felt he should have turned up later.
The second half was good but I was reading it to finish it, rather than enjoying in. Emma's ex boyfriend, Andy is this incredibly scary, possessive stalker and I just wanted him to leave already. My eyes nearly bulged out of my head when he started trying to open her window in the middle of the night like some creepy rapist. I wish she had got an injunction against him or something.
Each chapter has a useless fact, from a book that Emmie finds under her hospital bed. Things like "It's impossible to lick your elbow but 75% of people will try this anyway". I really wanted that book! The useless facts were funny and tied in well with the whole plot, especially when I had to wait forever to find out just what Emmie had written in her note to Mason - totally worth the wait, honestly.
really enjoyed this read and Emmie's recovery was very descriptive, I
could see the author had done a lot of research into amnesia and didn't
gloss over what Emma was going through. I
enjoyed Emma and Mason's relationship, but found myself thinking that
the author had probably written a few slushy romance novels previous to
this one and that did hinder my enjoyment of the story a lot.