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Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

Titles: Reminders of Him
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: Romance, New Adult
Published: 2022
Rating: 5/5
Trigger Warning: suicidal thoughts, grief and depression depiction, child neglect, parent incarceration.


After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. But the bridges Kenna burned are proving impossible to rebuild. Everyone in her daughter’s life is determined to shut Kenna out, no matter how hard she works to prove herself. The only person who hasn’t closed the door on her completely is Ledger Ward, a local bar owner and one of the few remaining links to Kenna’s daughter. But if anyone were to discover how Ledger is slowly becoming an important part of Kenna’s life, both would risk losing the trust of everyone important to them. The two form a connection despite the pressure surrounding them, but as their romance grows, so does the risk. Kenna must find a way to absolve the mistakes of her past in order to build a future out of hope and healing. (add on goodreads)

If you would have asked me two years ago whether I will be reading a book which will make me cry like a baby, I would have laughed at your face and moved on. I was definitely not planning on reading this book. Nope! I had already made up my mind thinking I am not prepared to read a book this sad. But, oh boy was I wrong. Not only I read this book, I loved every parts of it and I have named this as my comfort book. I am super proud of me that I stepped out of my boundaries to read this and loved it.

The plot of the book was super amazing. I loved how the book was entirely dedicated to a mom fighting for her rights and everything else took a backseat. After dealing with a two huge loss when Kenna was sent to prison for 5 years. When she comes back to claim her daughter, she knows people will judge her. She literally has nothing and starts from 0 and the level of patience she has is unreal. She tries to remain positive *which I could never have if I was in her situation*.
I felt so attached to Kenna from the very first page. She is like sunshine in disguise, so grounded even after all the wrong things happened to her, she maintains her calm and behaves with patience even though people judge and misunderstand her.

This book was a complete package, full of emotions, drama, suspense and the perfect ending! I could not think of a better way this book could have ended.

If you are someone who enjoys reading sad book — look no further.

**SPOLIER below**

I absolutely was irritated by the behavior of Scotty’s parents. For people who lectured Ledger about the grief of child loss, they were doing the exact opposite and not understanding that Kenna was also Diem’s mom and they were deliberately making her stay away from Diem. *WTF. Hypocrites.*

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