I’ll continue today with a snippet from ECHOES OF THE PAST, Book 1 in the Fermosa Bay Series. ENJOY ♥
@iris_blobel #booktok #kindleunlimitedromance #fyp #fallinlove #regretnothing #smalltownromancebook #readerscommunity #romancenovels #bookstagram ♬ Only Time – Enya
He’d been barely over seven years old when he and his mother had left Australia and made their new home in London. There were vague memories in the back of his mind about the first days in school in London. He’d been the newcomer and learnt quickly to adapt and make new friends. He and his mother had lived with his grandparents until she had found a job and had been able to afford a small apartment.
Squeezing his eyes shut, Connor was desperate for the slightest bit of memory.
But he came up empty.
“Your dad appreciates that you’ve come here.”
Connor shot around and met Emily’s gaze. For a brief moment, he lost himself in her eyes, inhaling the subtle scent of her perfume. He had no idea how to reply to her comment, so he turned back to watch the virga above the sea.
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Nice capture of immediate attraction.
Thanks Jeff 🙂
What happened to his memory? Is he blocking it or is there some other cause?
there are other causes which the reader will find out about a little later into the story.
This excerpt raises all kinds of questions. Good way to hook the reader.
thank you diane 🙂
The excerpt certainly makes me wonder why he can’t remember anything from before he was seven! Enjoyed the snippet.
thanks veronica. more will be revealed soon 😉
It must be terrifying having so much of his life be blank to him. That poor man. I’m glad he has some memories at least.
i agree. i get frustrated when i can’t remember where i put my glasses. don’t want to think about how i’d feel not being able to remember so much. thanks kate for stopping by.
I love this, very evocative…watching the rain that can’t quite make it to the ground.
aww, thank you Adriana ♥
I love the contrast between the desolation of his memories and when he sees her. Very emotional.
thank you viviana ♥
I like how he has trouble remembering, how he’s struggling… a thought though… What of the unconscious memories, the ones like scent and sound? The ones that trigger memories that we don’t understand? I’m curious to know why he’s had none of these… is this really his family?
Oooh, the questions!
Ohhhh, lots of questions indeed, and valid ones! we’ll learn more about his situation over the next few chapters 🙂
Oooh… that’s just evil! (in a good way)
Memory loses are always interesting. I’m wondering what will happen with Emily.
Thank you, Linda. Many ways a story can go that includes memory loss 😉