Ellia Dawson doesn't recognize the handsome boy who sits in tears by her hospital bed. He claims he's her boyfriend, Liam. But to Ellia, he's a stranger. She remembers her name. Her parents. Her best friend, Stacey. But Liam is a total blank in her life.Liam McPherson is devastated. His girlfriend, Ellia, suffered a terrible accident--maybe because of him--and now she's lost her memory. But the harder Liam tries to reach Ellia, and remind her of what they had, the more she pulls away. As Ellia begins on the slow road to recovery, Liam begins work on a secret project that he hopes will bring back the girl he loved.But can there ever be a future when the past is in pieces?
About the Author
Jaime Reed is the author of The Cambion Chronicles series and Keep Me In Mind. She studied art at Virginia Commonwealth University. She now lives in Virginia, where she works part-time as a line producer for a small independent film company. But mostly she writes and watches '80s movies. Learn more about her at www.jaimereedbooks.com.
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From Keep Me in Mind There he goes again. Same time, same place every morning for the past week without fail. At exactly 5:30AM, he'd emerge from the dark and unkempt foliage of my neighbor's yard across the street, cut across the high grass, then commandeer the sidewalk as his personal gym. The streetlamp served as both a spotlight and warm-up bar as he stretched, flexed, and shook loose his limbs for a good five minutes before taking off toward the beach for his run. He'd leave for about forty minutes then return to the same spot, dripping with sweat, sea water or whatever made his running shorts stick to his body like shrink wrap, then he'd reclaim the walkway for the cool-down portion of his workout. On a good day, I'd catch a flash of ripped abs whenever he lifted his shirt to wipe his face. I'd be lying if I said that the view wasn't worth the price of admission -- the dude was hot. But if he wanted to take this show on the road, he should lose the T-shirt and maybe pick up some dance moves. He embodied the typical California boy with his sandy blonde hair, lean build, and an all-over tan. Unlike the rest of the beach boys of Quintero, he gave off a sad and gloomy aura that seemed to pour off him in waves as he glanced up at my window. The lights were off in my bedroom, but the intensity of his stare made me wonder if he can see me through the sheer curtains. Unless this boy had mutant X-ray vision, it was highly unlikely. Even still. That stare ... The funny part was, his morning vigil didn't scare me -- I was just confused as to why I'd wake up at the exact same time he'd come around. 5:30AM. Every day.
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What an intriguing story. The focus of Keep Me In Mind seems to be romance but as the story unfurls it becomes clear that it is much more about self discovery, family relationships and the expectations we place on ourselves and others to cope with these relationships. At the start of this book, and for a large percentage of it, it's not clear what happened to Ellia, how the accident that stole her memories eventuated, what happened after and why she can't remember anything about her boyfriend of two years, Liam. She can't remember him, her parents refuse to talk about him or her accident and Liam himself isn't all that forthcoming with the details of that fateful morning. Keep Me In Mind is told in alternating chapters from Liam and Ellia, giving readers an inside look to both sides of the story, while still maintaining the mystery of Ellia's accident. The book opens with a chapter from Liam and an excerpt from the story he is writing about his and Ellia's relationship. It's here that we get to see them as a couple, fun, loving, teasing and laughing their way through romance. They make a very sweet couple, so it makes it all the more impactful to watch the fallout from Ellia's memory loss. But as Ellia slowly uncovers, their romance hides some painful truths. Ellia is a mix of bright and outgoing, brash and unafraid to voice her opinions. And while she retains some of this after the accident she is now a little more reserved. She doesn't like the picture she's getting of who she used to be. Liam is poetical and passionate. While Liam can be a little high handed at times, there is no denying his feelings for Ellia. Then there is Cody, someone who understands what Ellia is currently going through (he has anterograde amnesia to Ellia's retrograde) and is easy going and comfortable. But the potency between Ellia and Liam can't be ignored, they have history even if Ellia can't remember it. With a colourful writing style, with plenty of embellishments and metaphors, readers get both the excitement of a developing love story, along with one that is as familiar and cozy as your favourite blanket, all wrapped up with a bit of heartbreak and family complications. The publishers provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.