Kylie Scott writes stories that are not only romantic but raw and emotional and real, and REPEAT is no exception.
Ever since I read Lick, the first book of the Stage Dive series, I’ve been enamored with Kylie’s work. Although I haven’t read all her books, that is a goal of mine, but considering I was given a chance to read the book before its publication date, I read it as soon as I could and it sucked me in. I finished Repeat in less than two days (however, I think many of you will be able to read it in one.) It’s an understatement for me to say that I liked it.
The story focuses on Clementine who developed life-altering amnesia after a vicious attack. On her way to rediscovering who she was before the attack, she comes across Ed, her ex-boyfriend who’s none to happy to see her again. And though she doesn’t necessarily want to try to start something again with him, nor he with her, they can’t seem to stay away from each other. This story not only explores Clementine’s journey into finding out who she was, but also explores finding out if she can accept being a new her, even if it means being without Ed.
Short answer: yes.
Complicated answer: Well, that’s what the book is for.
I really enjoy Kylie’s books, especially when I’m reading from the female’s perspective. My life is no where near as dramatic as the characters in her books, but for some reason, I’m easily able to imagine myself as them when I’m reading them. I love it, even though I can get quite involved in it, especially during the emotional scenes, but that’s why I love reading her books.
Her characters feel like real people with real lives. Clementine, both the old her and the her that we learn to love while reading the book, sound like people I’ve encountered, and that’s why I appreciate this book for what it is.
There’s also one small thing that I really appreciated about this book, and that’s that the characters have “normal” names, for lack of a better term. I often read romance books with characters that have names that sound… extra, or just unusual. Meaning, not quite realistic in my opinion. We could have a female named Harley or Buster or Sonic – y’know, something that isn’t normally a person’s name. The male character names can be just as bad, sounding more often like last names, such as Stark or Booker or Webb. Although Clementine is rare, it’s still a name. And then you have Ed Larsen, the male love interest, and someone that I feel is someone who’s actually attainable, all because of the name. Love it!
It is a simple thing, but it just adds to the realism of the story. Kylie’s way of telling a story is also simplistic, and I’m not trying to mean it in a bad way. It’s just another way of allowing the story to be more relatable to us “regular” people. Sure, the sex scenes are the guilty pleasures that we get from these types of books, but I’m being honest when I say I truly love the relationship development more, if even only slightly more (being honest and all.) And there is definitely that side as well, but it doesn’t take up half the book, which only shows me that Kyle is also invested in the actual story of Clem and Ed. As was I.
I’m very glad that I was able to finally read this story being a fan of Kylie Scott’s books, and any fan of her books should be able to enjoy this as much as her previous ones.
If you must have a rating, I’d give it a 4 out of 5 stars.
From New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott comes an irresistible new romance.
When a vicious attack leaves 25-year-old Clementine Johns with no memory, she’s forced to start over. Now she has to figure out who she was and why she made the choices she did – which includes leaving the supposed love of her life, tattoo artist Ed Larsen, only a month before.
Ed can hardly believe it when his ex shows up at his tattoo parlor with no memory of their past, asking about the breakup that nearly destroyed him. The last thing he needs is more heartache, but he can’t seem to let her go again. Should they walk away for good, or does their love deserve a repeat performance?
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“A page-turning romantic feast that will have you desperate for more. I was immediately hooked.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken
“Kylie Scott has long been one of my favorite authors, and oh, did she crush it with Repeat! I loved every page. Witty, swoony, sexy romance weaved in a mystery that will have you hooked. This one goes to the top of my 2019 favorite reads.” —A.L. Jackson, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
“This book. You need this book. Repeat is everything I wanted in a romance. I was not expecting the delicious intensity, the amazing heroine, the delicious hero, and the banter only Kylie Scott can write. This book is pure magic.” —L.J. Shen, USA Today bestselling author
“Kylie Scott’s vivid characters, amazing writing, and a plot to keep you glued to the pages makes Repeat a must read!” —Donna Grant, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
About Kylie Scott:
Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/