Jenna Oliver doesn’t have time to get involved with one boy, let alone two.
All Jenna wants is to escape her evaporating small town and her alcoholic mother. She’s determined she’ll go to college and find a life that is wholly hers—one that isn’t tainted by her family’s past. But when the McAlister twins move to town and Jenna gets involved with both of them, she learns the life she planned may not be the one she gets.
Ian McAlister doesn’t want to start over; he wants to remember.
Ian can’t recall a single thing from the last three months—and he seems to be losing more memories every day. His family knows the truth, but no one will tell him what really happened before he lost his memory. When he meets Jenna, Ian believes that he can be normal again because she makes not remembering something he can handle.
The secret Ian can’t remember is the one Luke McAlister can’t forget.
Luke has always lived in the shadow of his twin brother until Jenna stumbles into his life. She sees past who he’s supposed to be, and her kiss brings back the spark that life stole. Even though Luke feels like his brother deserves her more, Luke can’t resist Jenna—which is the trigger that makes Ian’s memory return.
Jenna, Ian, & Luke are about to learn there are only so many secrets you can keep before the truth comes to reclaim you. (Goodreads)
I hadn’t had this on my TBR for that long before I decided to grab a copy for my kindle from Amazon. So, I guess I should really apologise to all the other books that have been on the monster list for a very long time – but I just couldn’t resist. Thank the lucky stars that I bought this book because I loved it!!
In this book we are following Jenna and the McAlister twins, Ian and Luke. I really enjoyed all of these characters, because I felt like I could connect with each one, even when they are all vastly different. Luke is irresposible. He does things he shouldn’t really be doing and he know it. He is dark and sexy all in one. His twin is the opposite. He is the responsible one who tries to hold everything together, even though his family is falling apart. Jenna is stuck in between the two and she knows it. She is funny, witty and she has a whole bunch of dreams that she is scared to carry out. So, in a way, there is a character for every type of reader in this book – plus they’re all really easy to connect to and sympathise with!!
Hello family issues!! Both the McAlisters and the Olivers have family issues that they try and keep quiet. Whilst the problems of Jenna’s family are the worst kept secret of Solitude, the McAlisters’ problems are not so obvious and the reader is left guessing throughout the whole book. It leaves the readers guessing until the end – which poses the perfect mystery element to this book!
Can I just say that twist!! I had a lot of theories going on as to what I thought had happened, but none were as juicy as what did actually happen! I obviously don’t want to go into too much detail, but my heart wrenched and I was depressed. Then the author decided to go all twisty on me all over again and I was just left gobsmacked!! How do you expect my heart to live with this, Guillory? Seriously!!
What bugged me about this book was Jenna. Whilst I liked her mostly – mainly her personality – I was irritated about the fact that she was going between brothers and kept it a secret for a fair long while. I hate characters like that! I also feel that the author left a little too much to mystery for a little too long. I feel like a little more could have been revealed a little bit earlier so that the reader is not left with this whole information overload.
That ending!! I was worried at first, that the ending wasn’t going to go the way that I had planned it in my head – and then it did!! I was happy and sad all at the same time because the book was ending and I didn’t want it too! I wanted to keep following the lives of these characters and I wanted to know where they would have gone from there!! I guess I will just have to create my own answer to that question!!
I really enjoyed this book and I am glad that I pushed a lot of my other books down a bit on my TBR list. I gave this book 4/5 stars.