Monday, 28 August 2017

Release Blitz Review: Stylo Fantome's "Muscle Memory."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Release Blitz Review for Stylo Fantome's "Muscle Memory."

Amazon.com:    http://amzn.to/2infjp1
Amazon UK:     http://amzn.to/2xpzpBG

Synopsis:

Her lips, the way she feels, how she moves against me. Her voice when she laughs, her eyes when she cries. Her soul connected to mine, for better or for worse, for all eternity.

I don't remember.

A blank face. Unrecognizable. The darkness and impenetrable fog, day after day after day. Who am I? And for that matter, who is she?

I can't remember.

Two sides to the same coin – one wants to remember, and the other wants to stay forgotten. Which side will win? Can he trust his heart to bring him back to her? Or will she stay lost in the fog forever?

I might never remember.

Review: Surj

Stylo Fantome's "Muscle Memory" was such an unexpected story that still has me scrambling to gather my thoughts. I read the synopsis and expected one thing and the reality of it was something completely different. This isn't a bad thing mind you because if nothing else, Jon and Delaney made me feel. God did it make me feel, and not always good things. If you're looking for a hearts and flowers, walk in the park on a sunny afternoon kind of read, this really isn't it. If you want a book that will rip so many unexpected emotions from you, then seriously, jump right in and prepare to be glued to the pages as this car crash of a story unravels before your very eyes. 


Her heart was breaking for a man that didn't exist anymore. 
For a love that should have lasted forever.

Was this a love story? Yes it most definitely was but for me, it was a love story of two halves. The before and the after. The before is what I just wasn't expecting and for some reason I found myself getting on my high horse about it. Why I got my knickers in a twist over it, god only knows but I felt like a mother on the side lines wagging my finger saying "nothing good will ever come of this" and "it will only end in tears!!!" Yeah think destructive, dangerous, unhealthy, reckless and careless. Think two people that were so bad for one another yet the love they shared was just so undeniable. Boy did the chapters from the past send my emotions into a tail spin. 


"It was crazy. She was yelling, I was yelling, and it was like, snap!
I kissed her like i was taking a breath. It felt so... natural."

Then there were the chapters from the present and again, this author was no kinder on my heart or my emotions. In fact I came to the conclusion that she was really going to make me work bloody hard for that HEA, if there was ever going to be one!!!! There were moments I did wonder, the twists and turns making it even harder to work out. 

So I guess you're wondering why the 3.5 hearts if it got me feeling so much? I really wish this book had been written in first person. I honestly do feel that it would have added so much in terms of my relationship with the characters and it really would have given their story an edge. I wanted to get inside their hearts and minds and really feel what they were going through but unfortunately, I felt that I was told this more so than anything else. I guess my feelings and emotions stemmed more from the situations the characters found themselves in as well as the twists rather than the impact such events had on the characters emotional well being. But that is just me and I know others that have read this book have absolutely loved it. 


Because when true love finds its counterpart, it always recognises it. 
It's all in the muscle memory. 

All in all, I did enjoy "Muscle Memory" and the unusual story line that was delivered but I wish I had felt more connected to the characters. This one gets ❤️❤️❤️❤️


Author Bio:

Crazy woman from a remote location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since ... forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball - I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I'm clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don't trust anyone who doesn't drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there's your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair - both a curse and a blessing - and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can't understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.

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