Reminders of him review
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Reminders of Him: The Queen Strikes Again With Yet Another Riveting Read

Maybe the best way to cope with the loss of the people we love is to find them in as many things as we possibly can. And in the off chance that the people we lose are still somehow able to hear us, maybe we should never stop talking to them.

-Ledger, Reminders of Him

 

The ability to write books that leave the readers conflicted, breathless, and yet craving more is certainly the mark of a great author, and Colleen Hoover bears that mark. She weaves a new story with each book that leaves her readers wondering how she comes up with them.

Reminders of Him is one of those stories, woven around regret, anger, resentment, love, and forgiveness. Originally published on 18th January 2022, as a novel in the romance category, this story appeals to your conscience, and once again, gives a composite blueprint of the lengths a mother would go for her child.

What happens when love clashes with loyalty? Find out in this compelling read.

REMINDERS OF HIM-PLOT SUMMARY

After serving five grueling years in prison for a mistake she deeply regrets, Kenna returns to the town where everything happened, hoping to reunite with Diem, her five-year-old daughter. Kenna knew it would be difficult to get everyone’s forgiveness, but she hoped the wounds would heal with time. This, she soon discovered, was practically impossible. All she wanted was for one person to listen to her side of the story, but disdain was all that stared her in the face, as everyone around her daughter was not only determined to continue hating her but shut her out completely.

Reminders of him review

 

ANALYSIS

Plot and theme

Reminders of Him worked around the theme of “love conquers all”, and was put together beautifully. The love of a mother for her child, the love between a couple, and the love for the people we’ve lost were all intertwined to create a story that leaves you in tears.

The book had all the components worthy of a romance novel, with pages of anger turned to love, and of course, the heated passion that will leave the reader all hot and bothered. You should brace yourself before you begin this one, lest you cry out in frustration along the line.

At first, I was filled with skepticism, because I didn’t see any way for Colleen to make the story work, without unnecessarily prolonging it, but it did play out well and my unsure feelings were assuaged. The book was written from the perspectives of both Kenna and Ledger, the main characters, ensuring that both characters had their feelings properly documented, and giving readers a clear picture.

Reminders of him review

Characters

Kenna’s character was refreshing, and one of the strongest I’ve come across in a while. She was simply a mother, who wanted nothing more than to see her daughter. For her, even a glimpse of her princess was enough. Being misunderstood and judged for the tragic incident that took place, bearing all the burden alone, and not being allowed to see her daughter was in my opinion, too much for one person. It’s a wonder she found the strength to keep moving. But just as the saying goes, a mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. So, in the end, mothers have to keep going for the sake of their children.

Ledger was, for lack of a better word, interesting. It was both fun and conflicting to watch him struggle between loyalty, resentment, and love. It is rare to find someone who will look after another person’s child like their own, but he did. Not only was he good-looking in the ‘rough-around-edges’ kind of way, but he also had the best character development in the book. If Ledger did teach me three things, it’s that there are sincerely good men in the world, it is not possible to please everyone, and love truly conquers all.

Patrick and Grace were the most essential to the plot and determined whether there would be a happily after, or a despondent ending. While it is easy to dislike them for not allowing Kenna to meet her daughter, one must see things from their perspective. If I lost my only child due to a careless mistake by his girlfriend, I would have the same reaction they did, maybe even worse.

Diem, the center of the plot, was a sweetheart. Overly imaginative like her mother, and exasperating like other five-year-olds, she stole my heart from the very beginning. Yes, I do have a very soft spot for children, so it is only natural that she was my favorite character.

Roman, Mary Anne, and other supporting characters filled in the necessary holes, and didn’t come off as unnecessary to the plot.

The parts that resonated with me the most were those that described the pain of losing a loved one. Of course, I loved Kenna’s playlist and that Dynamite by BTS was number 2 on the list. Makes me wonder if Colleen is part of the BTS Army like I am.

Colleen Hoover Reminders of Him

RECOMMENDATION

This is always the difficult part of a review because no matter how much you love a book, there are people who won’t share your sentiments. On a five-star rating scale, Reminders of Him hits the mark and is a solid 5 out of 5 for me. I have yet to read a Colleen Hoover book that will not get high marks from me.

However, I will recommend this book to people who fit into the following categories:

  • Those who like the romance genre, and don’t mind erotic scenes
  • Those who have lost a loved one
  • Mothers that need a book they can relate to.
  • Those searching for a good read.

Those who want to read of Reminders of Him can click this link to purchase a copy, and also reach out to the author via her website, or Instagram page.

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