Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Sassy Savvy Fabulous PR in exchange for an honest review.
Originally released in October of last year, Come Back to Me has just been re-released with bonus content. I never read the first edition of the book, so I can't tell you what's been added. My review is focused on this updated version of this Tamsyn Bester-penned standalone about a second chance romance between a girl who loses any memories she's made in the past year and the guy she made and shared those memories with. Makenzie Davis and Vaughan King were very much in love, ready to take on even her overprotective brothers to get to their happy ending, but all it took was a coma to put a halt to all that. Kenzi has no clue who Vaughan is and what he represents in her life. She moves on with someone else and Vaughan decides to give way. Yet there's something about him that tugs at her heart, something telling Kenzi that she should--NEEDS TO--remember who Vaughan is.
I've read my fair share of books involving memory loss and how it affects an ongoing relationship, and Come Back to Me was pretty good. There were moments of frustration. Instead of Kenzi dealing with the strange pull she had with Vaughan, she went right ahead and jumped into a new relationship. Then there was Vaughan feeling totally sorry for himself and his lot in life. Yes, the girl he loved had no memory of him, but why not fight harder for that love instead of wallowing in self-imposed misery? When the story was focused on them and their relationship, it flowed rather nicely until the ending, which was quite abrupt. However, this book suffers from the same thing my first Tamsyn Bester read did--a desperate need for several rounds of editing. There's a reason why editing is a necessary step in the publishing process and this would have benefited from it. 3.5 stars go to Come Back to Me. ♥
Re-Release Date: 12 April 2017
Date Read: 12 April 2017
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