When her beloved foster parents pass away, Holly discovers a past both shocking and heartbreaking: the murder/suicide of her biological parents on the South Pacific island of Pitcairn, famous for the HMAV Bounty mutineers. Travelling to a home she does not remember, Holly reconnects with long-lost childhood friend Jack. An old friendship quickly becomes more…until a dark secret is uncovered.
Will joyous love remembered become heartbreak? Can she find out the truth before someone else is hurt?
I was given this book by the Author, Nadine Christian, for an honest review and so I shall deliver.
Holly experienced a horrific tragedy when she was 5 yrs old. Her father killed her mother, then turned the gun on himself. Right after, she was taken into foster care. Luckily she had amazing foster parents and she grew up loved, finding success as an author and with no memory of her past. She doesn’t find out anything until after her foster parents die and she finds news articles and pictures of her parents in a box. She feels the pull to Pitcairn Island, where her mother and father lived with her and she has so many questions. It begins to affect her writing and she knows it’s time to find out the secrets her past holds and her memory has locked away.
When she goes back, she meets up with her childhood friend, Jack. She doesn’t remember him at first, but she feels an immediate connection with him, so they begin to spend time together. Soon rumors begin to fly about Holly’s mother(Celeste) and it’s up to Jack and Holly to sort them out. Jack’s father knew Celeste better than anyone, but Alzheimers has whittled his memories and only on rare moments does he have clarity. It’s during these moments he gives Holly pieces of important information, but Masie, his caretaker, causes trouble, distorting things with lies and hate.
Jack sat forward and spoke in a voice that left Masie no doubt
that he was serious. “Masie? I appreciate all you do for Dad, but
what you’re insinuating is just plain bull. It’s hurtful, untrue and
based on gossip that was half baked twenty years ago and is worse
now. Cut. It. Out.”
Masie’s face colored a deep purple, her lips pressed so firmly
together they almost disappeared off her face into her mouth. She
shook a finger angrily in his face.
“I know what I know young man. You were too young to see it,
but I wasn’t.”
No longer afraid to look into his eyes, she glared at Jack, mouth
spitting venomous words.
I hated Masie…with a complete and utter passion. But I loved Jack and Holly’s story. It was so sweet. Childhood friends, trying to make things work in the middle of chaos.
She closed her eyes tight with the agony of the hunger for his
touch. She gasped as his thumbs made slow swirls around her nipples, erect with desire. Waves of pleasure radiated out from his
combined ministrations to her breasts and his mouth as it traveled
back up her slender neck to her mouth. He claimed it, kissing
her hard, passion overcoming good sense.
With a guttural moan he lost control as her mouth responded
to his urgency. Lifting a taut, denim clad thigh, she curled her leg
around his waist, tilting her hips, and opening herself up to him.
His mind tipped into madness as he realized if they were naked,
he could plunge into her right now, deep into the very core of her.
They had the passion, but were they doing something completely and utterly wrong? A secret could be revealed, that could tear them apart, ruining not only their love, but their lives. It could also be the reason why Holly’s parents had such a tragic ending. There was only three people who knew the truth. One was dead, the other’s memories locked away by a disease and the other one was hell bent on keeping that secret from ever being found out, no matter the cost.
I screamed in anger, I laughed, I cried and I “awwwed”, but most of all, I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!! It went everywhere with me until I had finished every single word…and then I was left with this amazing sense of “WOW!” I LOVED LOVED LOVED “Remembering Love”!! This was one of the best books I’ve read and I can’t express it enough, buy this book!
Because of all this, is why I’m giving it the rating I am and also is the reason “Remembering Love” is in the Indie Spotlight!!