Book Review: Reminders Of Him by Colleen Hoover

Blurb

After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. But the bridges Kenna burned are proving impossible to rebuild. Everyone in her daughter’s life is determined to shut Kenna out, no matter how hard she works to prove herself.

The only person who hasn’t closed the door on her completely is Ledger Ward, a local bar owner and one of the few remaining links to Kenna’s daughter. But if anyone were to discover how Ledger is slowly becoming an important part of Kenna’s life, both would risk losing the trust of everyone important to them.

The two form a connection despite the pressure surrounding them, but as their romance grows, so does the risk. Kenna must find a way to absolve the mistakes of her past in order to build a future out of hope and healing.

Review

I went off romance books for a long time. They were starting to become too predictable and a tad too much on the cheesy side. Only a good thriller would do. Then the world starting changing, for the worst, and I needed some comfort, a safe space.

The thing is, Reminders Of Him is a somewhat predictable, cheesy book. I was able to guess the ending long before I came to the end. Yet I really enjoyed this book. Colleen Hoover just has a great way of injecting emotion into her stories. It didn’t matter that I already knew the ending, the journey along the way was very enjoyable.

Beyond romance, Reminders Of Him also reflects on love and loss. Also, in a society very judgemental towards mothers, it opens up the discussion of what makes a good mother and how to raise a child right. Other female stereotypes are also addressed in terms of men versus women in prison. To be honest, this book is a women’s fiction piece rather than a romance.

I did like the characters but I didn’t fall in love with them. I could empathise with Kenna but Ledger seemed a bit too good to be true. Perhaps, the most relatable characters were Scotty’s parents. I’m intrigued to discover the balance between plot and character likability on the author’s other books.

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