October 01, 2013

Review: Reclaimed by Sarah Guillory

ReclaimedReclaimed by Sarah Guillory
Paperback, 296 pages
Expected publication:
October 15th 2013
By Spencer Hill Contemp

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Jenna Oliver doesn't have time to get involved with one boy, let alone two.

All Jenna wants is to escape her evaporating small town and her alcoholic mother. She's determined she'll go to college and find a life that is wholly hers—one that isn't tainted by her family's past. But when the McAlister twins move to town and Jenna gets involved with both of them, she learns the life she planned may not be the one she gets.

Ian McAlister doesn't want to start over; he wants to remember.

Ian can’t recall a single thing from the last three months—and he seems to be losing more memories every day. His family knows the truth, but no one will tell him what really happened before he lost his memory. When he meets Jenna, Ian believes that he can be normal again because she makes not remembering something he can handle.

The secret Ian can’t remember is the one Luke McAlister can’t forget.

Luke has always lived in the shadow of his twin brother until Jenna stumbles into his life. She sees past who he’s supposed to be, and her kiss brings back the spark that life stole. Even though Luke feels like his brother deserves her more, Luke can’t resist Jenna—which is the trigger that makes Ian's memory return.

Jenna, Ian, & Luke are about to learn there are only so many secrets you can keep before the truth comes to reclaim you. 

     I really enjoyed this book. It definitely kept me curious and when I did put the book down, I couldn't wait to pick it back up. But honestly, the more I kept reading, the more suspicious I became of the twins. Maybe it's because I've read quite a few books with twins in it and their dilemma has become rather cliche. Either way by the end of the book I wasn't that far off with my suspicions. But either way, I did enjoy it because the author did throw in some twists to the story. And the twists did make up for my predication.

I really like Jenna's character, she was a pretty down to earth girl. The book started off with her at the hospital visiting her grandfather and meeting Ian. You learn a lot about her family through out the book. But before I go on about the story, there is one thing I must say before I forget. I absolutely LOVE how this family is a family you can relate to. They are not a picket fence kind of family. Her grandparents were not your typical grandparents in books. They were messed up and their mistakes were huge. Her mom was just as messed up too. And I think because they were not picture perfect, I enjoyed the book more. 

     Jenna is a very strong character. She was smart and she had her eyes on her goals. Her goal was to get out of that small town that just sucked the life out of people. Who doesn't want to leave their tainted past behind? But then the gorgeous twins come to town and life definitely becomes more interesting. She goes from having hardly anything to look forward to, to having two guys fighting for her attention. Brothers fighting her and even better or worse (depends on how you look at it) twins fighting for her!

     But why does life has to be so damn messed up? Why can't you find everything you're looking for all in ONE guy? That hardly ever happens. So she starts dating these twins and Ian is the perfect twin.The one who has a great future, the one you can definitely see yourself having a family with. Then you have Luke. Luke is the one that will always ignite that flame inside that makes you feel brand new again. How do you choose?

     This was a really good book. I felt really bad for her because she was dealing with the loss of her beloved grandfather and her alcoholic mother. And if there's one thing I believe in is, I believe our kids should be kids. That by NO means, should they have to take care of us. That made me really sad for her. As for the twins, I really didn't know who I wanted Jenna with for a long time. Because they were both so unique. But as the story progressed, I knew easily who it was that she needed to be with. I wouldn't mind if there's a sequel to go with that ending. I give this book a 4 stars and a definite Good Choice for Reading!!


  1. Now this is one I want to read! I was hoping to get an ARC but then the publisher decided not to do them :( I still want it, tho!

  2. Great review! Adding it to my TBR pile! Thank you!! <3


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