At the Risk of Forgetting (A. M. Wilson)

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Cami has come a long way from the scared girl who left home at sixteen and pregnant. With hard work and determination, she’s built her daughter a dream life in Arrow Creek, West Virginia. As a single mom, career paramedic, and a homeowner, she doesn’t have time to entertain love. Or men. Or sex. Definitely forget about dating.

Fast forward fourteen years, she stumbles upon her childhood best friend and love, Lawrence ‘Law’ Briggs, at the local coffee shop. A painful confrontation ensues and challenges her carefully constructed reality. Her strength wavers with Law’s reappearance as half-truths are revealed and memories flood through the barrier. Each encounter uncovers the remnants of their deep feelings, but the pain and guilt between them leads Cami to believe they could never work through their past. Dark secrets hold them apart. The deepest betrayal imaginable.

Her daughter was a gift she’d never regret, even if it meant she lost him forever. The answer seems simple, but it’s not. Years of hurt and suffering can’t hide that Law still loves her, but is that love enough?

So, this book was not really my thing. I’m always a fan of second chance story lines but this one, not so much. It lacked connections from the reader to the characters and it lacked a lot of great plot. Not to mention it lacked in the department of great hero.

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Law was a terrible character to include in this story. He was literally a dick throughout the whole story up until the last 3%. Yes, you read that right, 3%. His bi-polar tendencies and irrationality was just not attractive to me as a reader. He was actually a very huge turn off for me while reading. I actually liked the story more when he was off brooding and pouting. But…that’s just me.

Where was the character growth? The development? These characters remained the same throughout the entirety of the book. Not to mention there was just way too much back and forth (between Law and Cami) for me to even have five minutes to enjoy this story. I needed something from the author to connect me to these characters and she just didn’t give it to me.

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So, if you want whiplash, eye rolls, and short, choppy sentences that are inconsistent then this book is for you!

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