The Memory of Us, a review by Shelley

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Dani Atkins

Aria & Aries
Publication Date: February 15th, 2024
464 Pages
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This was a pretty emotional story to start off with and I was flipping through the pages while Lexi flew from New York to England after her sister was found on a beach. I really connected to the sisterly bond they have and how Lexi helped her mum help her sister Amelia. The memory loss plot is not a new one but there is a twist to it in this book, it is not a thriller so that makes it unique.

The book is well written and I love Dani Atkins but this one sort of lost me during the whole let’s deceive my sister with fake dating photos and of course, they really do fall for each other. It was just so predictable and repetitive…will they or won’t they…I like him…I better not. You know the drill.

The mother’s role (I am purposely calling her that because I don’t even remember her name and I am not sure she even had one?) should have been expanded on, she felt like a distant cousin or the red-headed step-child. I wish she was more prominent in the storyline. Being a mom myself I was surprised by how much she let Lexi take over.

I was really hoping for a book about family and sisters and mother and daughters and what I got was a romance. This is completely my fault as it is very clear in the blurb that it is a lovely dovey book, but I don’t always read the blurb.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the Advance Readers Copy.

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