Savannah and Evan were happy together until one night they disappeared. They were abducted by aliens but while both came away changed, only Evan remembers what happened. Former lives shattered, they must work to overcome what was lost.
Despite being a huge scifi fan, especially where aliens are concerned, the trope where people are abducted and experimented on is honestly one of my least favorite tropes involving aliens and scifi. One of my oldest story ideas that’s still hanging around is a subversion of this very trope.
That said, I was drawn to it by the fact that one of them remembers what happened, and oh man did this book deliver. I don’t want to spoil the whole thing, but every idea of what I thought the climax would be happened before the climax. By the time it happened I had an inkling. A small idea in the back of my mind what it would be, and even when it did happen it went far above and beyond what I ever expected.
In fact, one of my least favorite parts of the trope is the question of whether the aliens exist in the first place when the book has told us they were abducted by aliens. Maybe it’s my early exposure to Star Wars, but dang it, I always wanted to actually see the aliens and see them interacting with people.
But that’s never a question in this book. Evan remembers everything and has been so horribly changed by it that he couldn’t forget if he tried, and even though Savannah has had her memory of it wiped she’s been so irreverocably changed by it that it’s undeniable. She knows something happened, just not what.
The characters were also well written and believable. Certain reactions made sense because of what other characters had already been through. The story itself and pacing were great. Even if you’re not huge on the romance genre or the particular trope I recommend you pick up this book, especially if you’re a fan of scifi.