Review: Lost Love Trilogy – Belle Brooks

Posted 6 May, 2021 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Lost Love Trilogy – Belle BrooksThirty Days Part 1 by Belle Brooks
Series: Lost Love Series #1
Published by JMA Publishing PTY Limited on 8 April 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 223
Format: Kindle
Source: Kindle Purchase
4.5 Stars

“Sometimes we choose to forget the things in life that hurt us the most.”
What has Abigail forgotten? What has been erased?
Plenty, apparently ...
Abigail, the self-proclaimed hexed, is falling apart at the seams. She’s mad at the world—at the series of doors that continue to slam in her face. Most of all, she’s mad at herself.
When her best friend Sammy interferes in her spiral of self-loathing with an intervention, she finds herself walking into a successful law firm and right into Marcus’s lap.
He’s sophisticated, funny, and alluring … but he’s also underhanded. There’s something else about Marcus that Abigail never expected: a link to her past. But are some secrets better left hidden?

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Review: Lost Love Trilogy – Belle BrooksThirty Days Part 2 by Belle Brooks
Series: Lost Love Trilogy #2
Published by JMA Publishing PTY Limited on 22 April 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 178
Format: Kindle
Source: Kindle Purchase
4 Stars

“Life is not always as it seems, Abigail, it can be masked by many disguises.”
Memories are defined as the faculty by which the mind stores and remembers information.
What would you do if you learned your memories were incorrect? That they’d been stored to hide a bitter truth? Is this even possible?
Abigail McMillian knows now it is, after a life she chose to forget—a life she chose to change, comes flooding back. Suffering from retrograde amnesia triggered by a fall, Abigail must now try to piece together her real memories from the ones she fictionally created.
Face to face with Marcus again, the love of her life and the man she’s forgotten for seven years, Abigail’s left with one decision to make:
remember the pain she chose to erase, or remain forever blissful, fictitious in a world of her own creation.
That’s unless all is not what it seems.



Review: Lost Love Trilogy – Belle BrooksThirty Days Part 3 by Belle Brooks
Series: Lost Love Trilogy #3
Published by JMA Publishing PTY Limited on 6 May 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 279
Format: Kindle
Source: Kindle Purchase
3.5 Stars

“Sometimes in death, a life is ensured.”
Strong.
Courageous.
Determined.
Abigail has been given a do-over and she’s not about to waste such an opportunity. Does a single red velvet box hold the key to the future she now hopes for? With lost memories restored and a heart that cries Marcus’ name, Abigail has one more piece of her puzzle to claim...finding ‘The Magician.’
Lost.
Empty.
Alone.
Marcus gave up hope of ever holding Abigail in his arms, of ever claiming the one he knows to be his. Disappearing in a puff of smoke and leaving a world of heartbreak behind, he promises himself he’ll never look back, that he will finally let Abigail go. But can Marcus keep this promise to himself or will his heart be more persistent than his mind?


Thirty Days / Lost Love has received quite an overhaul, and I for one, am very happy about that!

There is still a lot going on, however, the story is faster paced, and there are more clues to Abigail and what is going on with her. Of course, realizing that she has retrograde amnesia is not easy for her. Especially because her best friend, her mum, and other people have been keeping the truth from her. This is apparently something that is common – amnesic people should remember on their own, so as to not make anything worse for them.

There is a love story here, and I have the feeling it’s going to be a big one! Marcus was left behind when Abigail lost her memory, but he wasn’t the only one. Of course, the fact that he’s back in her life now helps her remember small things. But at the same time, this is all very stressful and difficult for Abi to deal with.

Thirty Days is written from Abi’s point of view, and she’s an unreliable narrator to say the least. At the same time, this helped me as a reader. Because it makes me understand how she feels, and how hard she is trying to remember her past.

In the second installment of Thirty Days / Lost Love, I fell for everything, line, hook and sinker! There was so much tenderness, and Abi grew a lot. She felt more like the adult I was sure she could be, and I enjoyed learning more about her, Marcus, her mom, and all her friends. Of course, her grandma was one of my favorite characters.

Thirty Days part 3 / Lost Love had so much going on it was almost a bit too much for me at times. The writing is really good, and the main relationship, as well as the friendships are portrayed in a very nice way. However, there are so many sub-plots, and I felt like one or two of them could have not been a part of the story, and nothing would have been lost. But I might have felt closer to Marcus especially if things had been slightly different.

Abi has grown a lot since the beginning of the series, and she has really taken herself in hand. She has gotten to know herself very well, she knows what she wants and she also knows what needs to be done in order to achieve it.

I enjoyed the interactions between Marcus and Sammy almost as much as I enjoyed the interactions between Abi and Sammy! And the fact that Mosby and Marcus became such good friends made my heart so very happy.

Abi’s mother also got her life in order, and it was awesome to see her be able to do more than just work and worry about Abi!

Overall, a very nice ending to the series, and I have definitely enjoyed the ride.

 

 

 

 

 

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Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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