18 February 2015

Review: Romancing the Memory Collector by Virginnia de Parte

Something Different ...

Kate Bentley has a unique gift: she can “see” memories. They are beautiful coloured balls which congregate close to the ceiling, or float away forever if lost outside. What’s more, she’s worked out how to restore the memory … although there is the issue of making sure you give the memory back to the right person. But her strange gift, combined with Coke-bottle glasses and a father with Alzheimers means her love life is non-existent.

She meets Thomas Winters at the airport, after a fall down the up escalator at the airport caused by her being too proud to wear her glasses in public. Thomas has his own romance problems, caused by the fact he looks like a dog (yes, dog). He looks like a dog because he is a genetically altered person, in his case, he’s part dog. Like other genetically altered people, Thomas has special gifts: in his case, an enhanced sense of smell.

It’s the start of an unusual romance: Kate and Thomas are both shy, and both lack social confidence, which means they aren’t good at admitting their feelings or confronting their issues. What follows is a sweet romance with a fair few misunderstandings, a bird-girl, and solving a mystery about Kate’s birth that she never even knew about.

Overall, this was a thoroughly enjoyable read: good writing, an original storyline, and intriguing characters. Recommended for fans of clean paranormal romance.

Thanks to Virginnia de Parte for providing a free ebook for review. You can find out more about Virginnia de Parte at her website. 

This book counts towards my 2015 Reading Challenge as a book with non-human characters.

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