My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Of all the bars in all the towns in all the world, the stranger walks into Brody Tyler’s. With no memory and a name he chose from a newspaper, Nash is a gamble—one Brody is willing to take. It isn’t long before Brody and Nash fall in love, but then a tragic accident shatters their cozy world, resetting Nash’s memory once again.
The “new” Nash Walker is a businessman with a bottom line, and he doesn’t care what or who gets stomped on. Waking up in a hospital bed after a hit-and-run with no idea where he’s been for the past six months is bad enough, but someone trying to kill him is even worse. Enter Brody Tyler, accidental bodyguard.
Brody’s determined to help Nash remember and bring back the man he loves. Nash thinks Brody’s a drop-dead gorgeous pain in the ass. If only he could remember…
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So what did I think?
I enjoyed the amnesia plot, both the original amnesia where Nash forgot his real life and the second case where he forgot his new life with Brody. It was an interesting scenario and posed some interesting questions. “How could you just accept someone’s word that you loved them, when you had no memory of it? Didn’t even remember knowing them?”
Brody is a wonderful and generous man. He is such a giving man, trusting Nash and offering him a home and his love. He won’t give him up easily. Luckily he believes in their love and is persistent and forgiving as Nash turns out to be a real jerk, unlike the Nash who originally walks into Brody’s pub after losing his memory.
When Brody first meets Nash, he is lost and alone but grateful for a job and a home. He is hardworking and obviously cares deeply for Brody. However, once he returns to his old life, it is very easy to dislike him, his character so different to the Nash that Brody fell in love with. His character was so well written that he appeared as two separate people which is appropriate given the circumstances.
Too much time was spent with Nash not remembering who Brody was and Nash’s behaviour and actions were horrible. I hated the way he spoke to Brody and there was one particular scene that was particularly heartbreaking!
Luckily there is enough background provided to explain Nash’s situation and why he behaves the way he does. I am not 100% sure that I forgive him but at least can understand.
Wyatt is a fabulous character and a great best friend to Brody. One of the best scenes in the book is where Wyatt confronts Nash and provides him with a condensed version of Nash and Brody’s love story.
“He told me about this man who wandered into a bar owned by this handsome bartender, how he told him his tale of woe and how the bartender took the lonely man into his home. Sounds bizarre, right? But it gets better, believe me. He said that, after a while, they fell madly in love and were the happiest couple in the land – until one of them disappeared.”……
and my favourite line…….…”you had him at ‘hello, I’ve lost my memory and I don’t know who I am.’
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