Title: Reminders of Him
Author: Colleen Hoover
Published January 18th, 2022 by Montlake
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Fiction
“After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. But the bridges Kenna burned are proving impossible to rebuild. Everyone in her daughter’s life is determined to shut Kenna out, no matter how hard she works to prove herself.
The only person who hasn’t closed the door on her completely is Ledger Ward, a local bar owner and one of the few remaining links to Kenna’s daughter. But if anyone were to discover how Ledger is slowly becoming an important part of Kenna’s life, both would risk losing the trust of everyone important to them.
The two form a connection despite the pressure surrounding them, but as their romance grows, so does the risk. Kenna must find a way to absolve the mistakes of her past in order to build a future out of hope and healing.” –Goodreads
Hoover is a genius. This is the best book I have read so far this year.
I have been on a hoover binge these past couple of weeks with reading Verity, Reminders of Him, and Ugly Love. I am also going to be listening to Heart Bones as soon as I get an Audible credit.
Reminders of Him honestly tore me up. It brought me so much pain and then patched me up one layer after the other. It was so beautiful.
I want to say this is one of her best works. The plot was amazing. You begin with this character, Kenna, that you’re not sure if you should hate or love, but you see her kindness and her devotion to getting the only thing she wants, her daughter.
We then get to Ledger, who is a beautiful soul, that just wants to do right by his extended family.
I think the book balanced both sides of this tragic love affair. Hoover held out information that was vital to the story to keep readers on their toes and waiting for the sweet reprieve to know that our gray character was good at heart.
We get to see two characters cope with their forbidden love while also navigating real-world situations.
Hoover’s writing always paints the most beautiful pictures of everyday life. She always makes me believe in love over and over through every word and every embrace.
I think this book has quite a bit for everyone. At the very least it will urge you to drive more responsibly and to hold your loved ones a little closer every day.
Hoover had me in tears by the end of this story. I devoured every page and finished it within a day. I highly recommend it.
If you have read it please comment, let me know what you think.
As always, thanks for reading,
Star Rating 4.8