REVIEW: “THE RIVER LEITH” by Leta Blake

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TITLE: The River Leith
AUTHOR: Leta Blake
PUBLISHER: Leta Blake Books
COVER ARTIST: Dar Albert
GENRE: Contemporary
E-BOOK: Yes
PRICE: $ 3.99 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 215 pages
RELEASE DATE: 14th May 2014

 

BLURB:  Memory is everything.

After an injury in the ring, amateur boxer Leith Wenz wakes to discover his most recent memories are three years out of date. Unmoored and struggling to face his new reality, Leith must cope anew with painful revelations about his family. His brother is there to support him, but it’s the unfamiliar face of Zach, a man introduced as his best friend, that provides the calm he craves. Until Zach’s presence begins to stir up feelings Leith can’t explain.

For Zach, being forgotten by his lover is excruciating. He carefully hides the truth from Leith to protect them both from additional pain. His bottled-up turmoil finds release through vlogging, where he confesses his fears and grief to the faceless Internet. But after Leith begins to open up to him, Zach’s choices may come back to haunt him.

Ultimately, Leith must ask his heart the questions memory can no longer answer.

 

FedericaI really loved this book, it appealed to me on so many levels, it’s going to stay with me for a long time, it really is unforgettable.

Can you imagine the devastation, isolation and utter confusion of losing three years of your life?  this is what this book is about.

We’ve all said somewhat flippantly, that we would like to forget certain events in our lives but what happens if we really did forget?  Not only the bad things but also the good things?

The reason why I ask, is because that is exactly what happened to Leith, the MC of this book.

During a boxing match, Leith was seriously injured and went into a coma.  On waking, he can remember everything, except the last three years of his life!  He can remember going to prison for two years, being released and what?  He really doesn’t know.

As I’ve already mentioned, it’s not only difficult but painful as well, for instance, he can’t remember his father’s death.  Arthur, his brother, is close to him but can’t help with the rage and frustration that Leith feels.  He starts to find some peace when he meets up again with his best friend, Zach.  But that’s confusing for him as well, as he has “feelings” for Zach which he can’t explain.  He remembers having girlfriends, he’s straight, isn’t he?  So why is his heart telling him something that his brain seems to have forgotten?

Now Zach is having problems as well.  In reality, he was not only Leith’s best friend but also his boyfriend and he’s concerned that Leith may never remember just how close they really were and what will he do then?

This book was truly wonderful, I couldn’t stop reading it, I was held spellbound.  The author gave us two POV (points of view) but Zach’s was told through his Blog.  There, he              confessed his every fear, his emotions, his feelings.  It was heartbreaking to read , he really thought that he had lost everything including Leith but of course, he hadn’t.

The story his romantic, sexy, heartbreaking, a lot of feelings are involved and you feel them all.

It’s not the first Leta Blake’s book I have read and sure it won’t be the last. I really like her way of writing.

5 unforgettable stars! Highly recommended.

 

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