Do You Remember? by Mandy Baggot
When Was It Released?: 25th July 2013
Where Did I Get It From?: Netgalley. Thank you!
Who Published It?: Harper Impulse
Number Of Pages?: 306 Pages
I have a confession to make. I have never picked up and read a Mandy Baggot book. Her books have always intrigued me but I have just never gotten around to reading one. Well lets just say that will all change now that I have devoured Do You Remember, as I cannot wait to read more from Mandy Baggot.
First Love. First Loss. Last chance?
2005 was the most traumatic year of Emma Barron’s life. It was the year her
mother died and the year she met Guy Duval. Eight years on, she’s an English
teacher with a doting boyfriend and a young son. Life’s been hard but now it’s
comfortable. She’s settled and content…so why would she risk it all for another
chance with the man that broke her heart?
Guy’s an international renowned footballer newly signed to a top UK team. But
behind the confident facade is a man determined to drown the horrors from his
childhood with fame, success and money.
Unable to confide in her best friend, Ally, Emma tries to hold her life
together as her heart is pulled apart. Did she turn her back on love too
Neither of them know what really happened on 5 September 2005 and as events
are slowly revealed can anyone cope with the truth?
Do You Remember? is such a emotional romance story that had beautiful and also heart wrenching moments throughout. I really enjoyed the romance in this book, all the way through I found myself wanting a man who would love me over the years the way that Guy does Emma. What made me enjoy the romance the most, however was that it wasn't easy and both Guy and Emma go through some devastating times within their journey. While no-one wants to go through hard times this did make their romance much more believable as the reality is love is hard.
I loved the character of Emma, she is such a sweet and genuine person who I really connected with. I felt along with her through the whole story, through her moments of doubt, guilt, sadness and also the love and happier times as well. I was routing for her to find a good ending throughout the whole book. I also adored Guy, I mean what is there not to like about a sexy French football player, but he has so much more depth than this. You just know that Guy and Emma are meant for each other and even though they have been apart for so many years I was hoping that they would be able to overcome what ever tore than apart in the past.
I would recommend Do You Remember? to anyone who is looking for a compelling romance story with depth. This is defiantly not a light fluffy romance story but deals with real issues and emotions throughout. I could not put this book down, once I started it just drew me in and didn't let go. If like me you haven't read any of Mandy Baggot's books before then pick this one up I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed.