RECLAIMED by Sarah Guillory
Published by Spencer Hill Contemporary
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.
My review: (Reclaimed will be on my “top reads list” for 2013!)
As I turned each page of RECLAIMED and got further and further into the novel, I was overwhelmed with the desire to race through to find out what would happen next. I had to force myself not to read too quickly or jump ahead. Thank goodness I didn’t, because that would have been a HUGE mistake. No matter how tempting, don’t do it.
RECLAIMED left me speechless, awed by an unexpected plot unlike anything I have ever read.
When Jenna Oliver gets romantically involved with the McAlister twins, Ian – the sweet gentleman, Luke – the dark and daring one, she has know idea how complicated her life will become. But don’t look at this novel as a love triangle. That would be another mistake. Instead, take in the story and allow yourself to be carried away without making any judgments. Take in the details of Solitude, the small town where the novel takes place, appreciate the three points-of-view from narrators Jenna, Ian, and Luke, find sympathy and compassion in the painful losses created by death and divorce and the complications that are the result from these difficult life events. Discover “Reclaimed,” and the underlying fantastic metaphors that it represents for yourself.
I was totally sucked in, mesmerized by the story that I lost track of time until I read the last word. Without a doubt, RECLAIMED has claimed a spot on my top reads list of 2013!
Bravo, Sarah Guillory!
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