Release Date: April 7, 2019
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?
Repeat is a boring story featuring bland characters with no palpable chemistry.
Repeat follows Clementine as she wakes up from a vicious attack leaving her with amnesia. She remembers nothing about her life, so she sets out to ask as many questions as possible to get her life back on track. That means confronting her ex and discovering the disaster that was their breakup.
I’m not usually a fan of the amnesia tropes since it’s very difficult to execute in a believable or satisfying way, but I’m a huge fan of second chance romances so I figured I would give Repeat a chance. Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy it all that much.
Clementine is a bland character with almost no personality. Her pre-amnesia self comes off as an entitled woman with no patience for anyone, while her post-amnesia self is now perfect and corrected all her flaws.
Ed is just as bland if not more than Clementine. Ed has no personality or quirk to make him interesting. He’s a doormat that Clementine walks all over despite their nasty breakup. Also, Ed is an awful name for a romance love interest. He always grunted or groaned, so I couldn’t picture him as described.
The “mystery” of the novel is blatantly obvious from the first couple of chapters, so I felt like I was just waiting for the climax so the novel would be over.
Overall, Repeat is a boring story with bland characters and an obvious plot.