RATING 2,75 out of 5 stars
Graham Hayes decided long ago he’d never be in a relationship. It was better to stay single than to fall in love only to be left alone, which he was certain would happen to him. He’d seen Alzheimer’s ravage his family members all his life, leaving their loved ones to deal with the fallout. Some of them stayed, but some didn’t. Graham isn’t going to risk it. When he hires nurse Sam Morgan to take care of his dad during the day, his pledge to stay single is put to the test. He soon finds it difficult to maintain a professional distance. Graham’s guarded his heart for so long, but his resolve is crumbling. Will he be able to conquer his fear to give himself a chance at love? Can he trust Sam to stick around for better or worse?
I chose to review A Love To Remember because I read some other titles by the same author and found them interesting, plus this new release treats a theme very dear to me and for a couple of reasons I knew I could relate to Graham. So of course I wanted to give the story a chance. The premises were there and were great. I have to say the plot was good, I liked the relationship between Graham and his dad, how he turned his life to stay with him. And then it was very sweet how the MCs met again, I adore when a couple seems destined to be together.
All of these caught my attention, but from a certain moment the story lost all its potential and became something I wasn’t expecting. What I didn’t like resides in the way the romance developed between Graham and Sam. I thought when they first met, they were pretty hot together, I felt the attraction they had for each other, I felt how both of them wanted more but it wasn’t possible. Then they got a second chance. And just there, things shifted for me. I couldn’t feel anymore the chemistry, they could have been easily friends because there wasn’t a difference. The author told me how much Sam wanted Graham but I actually see it. And moreover I found some behaviours they had too childish for grown up adults like them.
Although it didn’t truly convince me, I still appreciate A Love To Remember, especially cause the author was able to deliver a light story with an important theme like Alzheimer’s and this was a huge bonus to me since too many times, books that deal with diseases are too heavy to take.
The cover is lovely and full of light, I like it.
Kindle Edition, 85 pages
Published April 28th 2018 by JMS Books LLC
Edition Language English