When I lost you is a love story with a difference. Molly remembers very well exactly how she feels about her husband Leo as she sits by his hospital bed waiting for him to recover from an accident which has caused a memory loss so great that he can't even remember that he has a wife! This in turn appalls and dismays Molly, yet it also gives her a little hope, maybe if he doesn't remember them being together he won't remember that their relationship is also falling apart. Maybe she can regain the passionate love affair from their early days together, when he was her everything and she was his? The story is told via a series of flashbacks to when they first met, to their marriage and begins to reveal just why they can no longer stay together. Molly tells the now part and Leo's voice tells the before bits. Leo reveals himself to be a bit of a shit to be honest, and it was really hard to like him, of course its gradually revealed why he's like this but for me thats no excuse for constantly putting his wife second and belittling her. I wanted him to be a total hero whom I was desperate for her to win back but I just kept thinking she'd be better off without him and to walk away. It turns out that she has secrets too though, is the failure of their love all down to her? It's a really well written emotional read which keeps you absorbed, theres plenty of romance, secrets and bits of mystery and the ending is satisfying, but I'll let you be the judge of that and don't want to give anything away.
Many thanks to Bookouture who provided me with a free copy via Netgalley to review.
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? An emotional, heartbreaking read that will restore your faith in the power of love. If you like to lose yourself in Jojo Moyes or Nicholas Sparks then you will love WHEN I LOST YOU, the deeply moving new novel from Kelly Rimmer.