About the Book:
Title: Memories of You
Series: San Diego Marines #4
Author: Jess Mastorakos
Release Date: July 22nd, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance
A mind might forget but a soul remembers everything…
When you get married, you make so many vows.
For better or for worse. I’m a Marine with a wicked scar from the 50-cal round that almost took me out, so check that box.
For richer or for poorer. We’ve been together forever, me and Cat, so check that one too.
In sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until death do us part.
If I’d known the sickness part had the power to do us in, I would have laid down some prep work. I would have come home earlier and stayed up later, spending hours memorizing her laugh and tracing the patterns of her curves.
The car accident might have taken my wife’s memories but she’s alive and she’s physically whole. The fact that she thinks we’re broken up from a fight we had ten years ago means I have a lot of ground to cover in a short amount of time.
But how do you convince someone they love you as much as you love them? How do you expect them to honor the vows you remember making but they don’t? And to what lengths would you go to try?
Memories of You is a clean, standalone romance told from both POVs in the first person. You’ll find sizzling chemistry, swoony kisses, but no steam.
Memories of You is the first book that I have read by Jess Mastorakos and it was simply amazing! I liked it so much that I am now reading the whole series. Memories of You is the fourth book in Jess Mastorakos San Diego Marines series. US Marine Travis Brooks is living a good life, he has a job that he loves and his wife by his side. But a bad car accident changes everything. Cat wakes up from the accident with post-traumatic amnesia, and she has an incomplete memory of their relationship. Catherine Brooks can’t remember the last eight years and she has no idea why her ex-boyfriend would be sitting by her bedside. Will Cat and Travis’ marriage survive Cat’s lost memories?
Cat was a strong woman and she stood by her husband while he served in the Marines, she was content with her life. But the accident changed everything. She no longer remembered her husband and her life felt out of order. I liked Cat and I felt bad for her, her life felt all out of whack. She couldn’t remember her husband and she didn’t understand what was going on. However she also knew in the back of her head that her husband loved her and he was worth fighting for. Cat learned to find herself as she tried to remember her life.
Tarvis was a sweetheart, he loved Cat so much and he really wanted to make their relationship work. I really liked how he didn’t try to push Cat, but instead he just tried to love her at her own pace. It was so hard for him to give her space, because he truly loved her and he wanted to be with her. He worked at his marriage, but he was also struggling with coming to terms that he may never get the “old Cat” back.
It was such an interesting concept and I really liked the development of the story. Travis and Cat really loved each other, but they had to figure out how to live with Cat’s lost memories. They not only had to figure out how to work through their marriage but they had to deal with Cat’s unreasonable parents and figure out their life goals. It was hard work as they learned what it meant to be married all over again. Cat had to learn to trust Travis and Travis had to be patient with Cat. I really enjoyed reading Memories of You! I am super excited to read the other books now, I can’t wait to read about the Cat and Travis’ friends. I would definitely recommend this book. Memories of You is a clean, Marine romance book!