Review: Repeat by Kylie Scott

Reviewed by Ericka

I could not wait for this book to come out. I love Kylie Scott’s Dive series and the Dive Bar series so much that she has become an auto buy author. Also, I listened to this on audio and it was so much better than I expected it to be.

Clementine is recovering from being violently mugged. The aftermath of the attack has her suffering from amnesia. Anything from within the last few years, she doesn’t remember. When someone recognizes the style of the tattoo that she has and the artist, she goes to the tattoo shop to try and find some kind of answers of who she was. When she gets there the owner is very hostile towards her and tries to force her to leave. She doesn’t understand why he is acting that way towards her until she tell him that she can’t remember him. To make matters worse, they used to date.

It was like reading about two different characters with Clementine. I got to see what she was like before the accident and how she is now which is totally different from the previous her. Shit went down really bad between Clementine and Ed. They had been together for a few years and had been living together for a year and a half before things got bad. I don’t really care for unreliable narrators, but this plot was easy to figure out what actually happened between Clementine and Ed so the big reveal wasn’t much of a shocker. I also was glad that there wasn’t any flash backs from the previous Clementine. Sometimes I find those so redundant.

I don’t think Clementine would be as interesting as she was now if the accident never happened. She had a jealous streak and didn’t trust her relationship with Ed even though Ed adored her. She never talked to Ed about what was bothering her or what was going through her mind until at the last second and that is when things exploded. Now, she asks questions all the time and says the first thing that pops in her head which Ed considers great. Clementine also realizes that the previous her messed up royally and that she wouldn’t change how she is now.

Ed….I felt like he was on an emotional roller coaster. The breakup was still fresh, so when Clementine came into his shop he did what any heartbroken person would. When he realized that she lost her memory he felt in good conscious that he had to help her to make sure that she stayed safe but he was adamant at the beginning that he wasn’t going to forgive her regardless of her memory loss. The internal struggle was killing him because he still loved Clementine. He couldn’t find himself staying away from her because he felt like he was the only that could really keep her safe. I loved how their second chance romance played out. It was like they both were getting to know each other all over again.

The secondary characters were a charm. Especially Ed’s brother Lief. It was night and day with those two.

The audio narration was so good! I am very selective of the narrators that I listen to and this one has become a favorite. It usually takes me a little longer to listen to a book but I finished this one in no time. The narrator created each character personality a uniqueness in its own. I highly recommend listening to it.

Rating: A

Click to purchase: Amazon

by Kylie Scott
Release Date: April 7, 2019

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