Title: What’s Buried Beneath (Memories #1)
Author: Melissa Silvey
Published Date: November 10th 2016
Genre: Women’s Fiction
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Trigger warnings AND 18+
“What’s Buried Beneath” is the first book in the Memories duet.
Caught between two men… Between her past and her future.
Chelsea is the victim of a horrible accident, one that steals the last four years worth of her memories. She’s deeply attracted to her doctor, Aaron Efron. But there’s another man whom she’s had a forbidden crush on, and no matter how hard she tries, she can’t shake her attraction to him. He’s her boss, the gorgeous yet unobtainable Thorn O’Brien.
There’s another mysterious man lingering in the shadows, one who threatens her happiness with either man she chooses.
Told in close first person, from Chelsea’s POV.
Due to scenes of an adult nature, please 18+ only.
This is the first part of a two part series and the cliffhanger is huge so be prepared to say Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?. The story gripped from the first page and took me on a roller coaster of emotions: I was sad that Chelsea was a hardhearted ADA who only seemingly cared about her conviction record; I was mad that she would allow a man, her boss Thorn, to demean her and make her feel indebted to him; I felt happy when Chelsea met Aaron because he’s just the kind of guy she needs.
At first I really did not like Chelsea and I utterly despised Thorn. She’s a perfectionist and wants to win all the time in court. Her coworkers absolutely hate her. What makes this even sadder is that she and Thorn have an altercation that ends with Chelsea in the hospital…with no memory of the last four years of her life. I could not even imagine what that would feel like. When she meets Aaron, her doctor, she’s drawn to him. He’s absolutely wonderful and just the kind of man she needs, yet, she has so much trouble trusting that they could have a future. Things get confusing when Thorn visits her and worms his way back into her life. I just wanted to yell at her to get away from him, but I got that they have a past connection even though it’s a bad one. He feels familiar to her and she trusts that. As the book progressed, I began to really like Chelsea; it was like loosing those four years helped her create a new Chelsea, one that wanted to be a team player and do things because she enjoyed them. Aaron has the patience of a saint and I truly hope that Chelsea will see that sooner rather than later. As for Thorn, I still despise him. If he had any heart at all, he would leave her alone.
I really hope that the next book has more answers for me because I have a lot of questions.
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