Blinding Echo by Tina Saxon
We were best friends at ten.
Lovers at sixteen.
Going to be married at nineteen.
Until she woke up one day and couldn't remember me.
Leaving the small town was easy. Leaving her was my only regret. Ten years later, with a resume that said I had the perfect kill shot, I landed a job at a Security firm. Finding my way in the civilian life, I never thought it would be her I would find.
She still owned my heart. She still looked at me like I was a stranger. I wasn't leaving her again. This time, we were playing by my rules. I'd been given a second chance to right my wrongs and I was going to start by claiming what was mine.
We were lovers at twenty-eight.
Getting married at twenty-nine.
Until she woke up and remembered me.
This is one of those tough ones to review without giving away the plot.
What I can say is the author knocked this one out of the park. If you’re into baseball. If you’re more into reading, she knocked this into a highly rated book. If you knew the whole plot… and you will after you read this… you will see that Saxon was able to take a theme that can be very difficult to write realistically and make it work, which is oh-so-tough to do… you’ll see.
Saxon also made me hate characters I probably should have liked, liked characters that maybe weren’t supposed to be likable, and feel the agonizing confusion that they were all going through.
But at the end of it all… the twist of the story was done with such grace, with such realness, with such feeling, and what felt like such reality. It was truly the cherry on top.
This was my first Saxon read, definitely won’t be my last and is now on my list of authors to always read.