Christy Award Hall of Fame Author
After surviving a trauma several years back, Remy Reed relocated to a cottage on one of Maine’s most remote islands. She’s arranged her life just the way she wants it, spending her time working on her wood sculptures and soaking in the beauty of nature. It’s quiet and solitary—until the day she spots something bobbing in the ocean.
Her binoculars reveal the “something” to be a man, and he’s struggling to keep his head above water. She races out to save him and brings him into her home. He’s injured, which doesn’t detract from his handsomeness nor make him any easier to bear. He acts like a duke who’s misplaced his dukedom . . . expensive tastes, lazy charm, bossy ideas.
Remy would love nothing more than to return him to his people, but he has no recollection of his life prior to the moment she rescued him. Though she’s not interested in relationships other than the safe ones she’s already established, she begins to realize that he’s coming to depend on her.
Who is he? What happened that landed him in the Atlantic Ocean? And why is she drawn to him more and more as time goes by?
There’s no way to discover those answers except to walk beside him down memory lane.
Travel to the rocky coast of Maine for “opposites attract” banter, witty humor, a fascinating mystery, and destiny-changing love. This sweet contemporary romance kicks off Becky Wade’s new Sons of Scandal series!
*Note: For a list of sensitive topics in Becky’s novels, visit BeckyWade.com and click the link you’ll find at the top of the “My Books” page.
I enjoyed reading Memory Lane, the first book in Becky Wade’s new Sons of Scandal series that’s set in Maine. Remy lives a simple life on a remote island. Six years earlier she left behind her previous life in Dallas, Texas. The main reason for why Remy left Texas, connected to a past trauma, is a sensitive issue. Readers who pay attention to trigger warnings can visit Becky’s website and look up her list of sensitive topics. Please be aware the trigger warning information includes story spoilers.
The story opens with Remy seeing a man in the ocean who’s a fair distance away from a boat. She rescues him, and discovers the man has amnesia and no memory of how or why he ended up in the ocean off the Maine coast. I’m a big fan of the amnesia romance trope, and I loved how the amnesia storyline, combined with a mystery connected to the man’s background, played out in the story. I read the book quickly and kept turning the page, wanting to know what happened next.
The romance is sweet and tender, and Remy forms an unexpectedly close bond of friendship with the man she rescued that develops into something more than friends. I recommend Memory Lane to contemporary romance readers who like the amnesia romance trope combined with a compelling mystery and faith threads in the story.
Many thanks to the author for an Advanced Reader Copy.