The Memory of Us by Lisa Sorbe is a contemporary adult romance novel. I had never read any of this author’s work but after reading the blurb I thought that this book would be right up my street, and it was!
The story is told from the point of view of Elena Everhart, or Laney as she’s more commonly known. Laney is very much at a crossroads in her life. She no longer loves her career as a lawyer, her last living relative, her mother has just died and she has to return to her home town to sort out her mother’s affairs. Laney has never returned to her hometown since she left 12 years ago and she wants to be in and out of there as quick as possible. So who does she bump into immediately as soon as she arrives home? Her childhood sweetheart Weston, whose heart she broke by leaving to go to college 12 year ago.
I loved the way this story really got you into Laney’s head. The author did an amazing job of showing the heartache and struggle that Laney was going through. The Laney inside her head is so different from the top class lawyer persona that she shows on the outside. I have to admit that there were occasions that I’d have loved to know what was going through Weston’s head. I also loved that we are taken back in time on many occasions to visit with the teenage versions of Laney and Weston.
I really enjoyed The Memory of Us. Lisa Sorbe definitely has a new fan.
Reviewed by @kazbo5771