From the What Remains blurb:
Web designer Jodi Peters is a solitary creature. Lunch twice a week with his ex-girlfriend-turned-BFF and the occasional messy venture to a dodgy gay bar is all the company he needs, right?
Then one night he stumbles across newly divorced firefighter Rupert O’Neil. Rupert is lost and lonely, but just about the sweetest bloke Jodi has ever known. Add in the heady current between them, and Jodi can’t help falling hard in love. He offers Rupert a home within the walls of his cosy Tottenham flat—a sanctuary to nurture their own brand of family—and for four blissful years, life is never sweeter.
Until a cruel twist of fate snatches it all away. A moment of distraction leaves Jodi fighting for a life he can’t remember and shatters Rupert’s heart. Jodi doesn’t know him—or want to. With little left of the man he adores, Rupert must cling to what remains of his shaky faith and pray that Jodi can learn to love him again.
This story will rip out your heart and put it back together again slowly.
Jodi and Rupert have a true love that is stolen from them when Jodi loses his memory. We get to see how their love grows thru Jodi’s eyes and then Rupert’s despair when Jodi is hurt and doesn’t remember him.
So much angst and heartbreak.
Overall ,a phenomenal read that will have you bawling your eyes out. I couldn’t put my kindle down.
Overall, What Remains was really well written, highly recommend!
Rating: 5 Stars
Miki J's Review:
What Remains is the first book I’ve read with the amnesia trope and I’m very impressed.
The first couple of chapters bounce back and forth on time line but it’s not at all confusing – how they first meet, bi/first awakenings – it’s quite funny and adorable. And then it goes from the accident onwards and the struggles, frustrations, hopeful awareness and the realisations are oh so real and heart-felt.
It’s beautifully written – filled with humour, sadness, poignancy and love. And I just love the “local” sayings/style of speaking – so very English!! Wonderful book!
Rating: 5 Stars