Memory Lane by Becky Wade is the sweet story of a woman who rescues a man and the man who rescues her right back.
A traumatic event had Remy seeking aolitude and safety. Two things that are threatened when she fishes a man out of the ocean. Especially since he has no idea who he is.
As Remy cares for Jeremiah, the two develop a friendship which eases into a relationship. The banter between Remy and Jeremiah was fun to read as it gave a good insight into the two characters.
There are many reasons Remy doesn’t want to be with a man like Jeremiah, but over time, his character proves his worth to her.
Jeremiah’s character was endearing. I loved the way he unabashedly accepted his memory loss and the fact that something about being around Remy soothes him. Centers him.
I like how willing he was to go at her pace and the way he defended her presence in his life to those who thought she didn’t belong.
It was interesting to see Remy’s growth as she wrestled with the thought that maybe some things were worth fighting for, even if it came at a person cost. I would have liked to see more of her faith journey as at the beginning she was understandably estranged from God.
There was a scene or two where she re-examined that relationship but it didn’t seem as if she’d made a decisive conclusion about how she felt about Him.
Jeremiah’s family were interesting but I find that I only liked Jude, his younger brother. I’m reserving judgement on his mother and waiting to see if his father will become redeemable in later books.
There are a couple of threads that were left loose–Fiona’s estranged relationship with her sister and the possible relationship between her and Burke. I suspect these will be picked up in later books.
Memory Lane was a great start to a new series and I look forward to reading the other books.
Memory Lane will remind readers that though bad things may happen in our lives, God has not abandoned us. He walks with us through life’s challenges.
I received an advanced reader’s copy from the publisher through NetGalley; a positive review was not required.
About Memory Lane
After surviving a trauma several years back, Remy Reed relocated to a cottage on one of Maine’s most remote islands. She’s arranged her life just the way she wants it, spending her time working on her wood sculptures and soaking in the beauty of nature. It’s quiet and solitary—until the day she spots something bobbing in the ocean.
Her binoculars reveal the “something” to be a man, and he’s struggling to keep his head above water. She races out to save him and brings him into her home. He’s injured, which doesn’t detract from his handsomeness nor make him any easier to bear. He acts like a duke who’s misplaced his dukedom . . . expensive tastes, lazy charm, bossy ideas.
Remy would love nothing more than to return him to his people, but he has no recollection of his life prior to the moment she rescued him. Though she’s not interested in relationships other than the safe ones she’s already established, she begins to realize that he’s coming to depend on her.
Who is he? What happened that landed him in the Atlantic Ocean? And why is she drawn to him more and more as time goes by?
There’s no way to discover those answers except to walk beside him down memory lane.
Travel to the rocky coast of Maine for “opposites attract” banter, witty humor, a fascinating mystery, and destiny-changing love. This sweet contemporary romance kicks off Becky Wade’s new Sons of Scandal series!
About Becky Wade
Becky’s a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas with their three children and one Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She loves writing sweet contemporary romances laced with sizzling chemistry, mystery, faith, banter, and humor. Her eleven novels and five novellas have been recognized with a Carol Award, INSPY awards, and a spot in the Christy Award Hall of Fame.