This is not like any review I’ve written, or one that you’ve read by me.
This was such a good book in so many ways. The character development and story line was exceptional. This is a story of Santi and Hank. It’s one of those fairy tale meetings where everything is aligned and they fall in love from the moment they meet. Let me backtrack a minute, the story opens with Hank in the hospital and not remembering the man Santi in front of him.
This is a dual love story with the same characters. The first part is a journey back in time as we the reader are shown how Santi and Hank fell in love and what brought them to the point they are at now, 2 weeks prior to them getting married.
Hank has an accident at work, falling off of a scaffold. He does survive but he has a 3-4 yr lapse in memory. This lapse involves everything that involved Santi and of course all memories of that time also, which included the headway that he had made with his parents, the loss of his pets and his move to Texas.
This book is very heartwrenching, I don’t think I’ve cried so much while reading a book as much as I did this one. Here comes the weird part for me. One of my biggest fears is losing my love Greg and our baby Dylan. As good as this book is I think I put up a barrier in my mind, something that would let me distance myself from the words. I know the word for this is Denial, but hey like I said before biggest fear.
The first part of the book had the biggest impact on me and thank goodness we had the second part to let Santi and Hank rediscover their love. Otherwise this book would have really wrecked me.
Am I glad that I read this book? Yes and No. Yes, because it is that good of a book, it is flawless in it’s execution. No, because it all seemed so real that it scared me and brought up feelings that I’m not comfortable with.
Just a last little note. Santi reminded me of Jacob and Hank reminded me of Mike, not in what happened in the story but as characters. Is that weird?
Successful lawyer Santi Herrera couldn’t be happier with the direction his life is taking. Not only is he on track to becoming a partner in his law firm, but he’s planning his wedding to Hank Burton, a south Texas contractor who has made a name for himself despite his humble beginnings. The introverted lone wolf Santi and the friendly, outgoing Hank complement each other perfectly. From the moment they laid eyes on each other, they were hooked, and as far as Santi and Hank are concerned, a happily ever after is their destiny.
But fate deals them a devastating new hand.
A construction accident leaves Hank with severe head trauma and brings him precariously close to death. When he finally awakens, Hank doesn’t remember Santi or the love they shared for the past three years. Santi faces the greatest challenge of his life. Can he respark a flame his lover can’t recall? And can he stop the diverging paths that fickle fate charts between them?
Santi has faith in the love he and Hank shared and in the words his father once spoke to him: “It’s never too late to fall in love. All over again.”