Anterograde by Kallysten

22616617Synopsis: When Calden wakes up – every time he wakes up – the last thing he can recall is a debilitating headache that even his medical background failed to identify as anything more serious than a regular headache. He also remembers his decision to ignore the fact that his best friend Eli is married and to tell him about his long-standing feelings for him. He remembers June second.
But it is not June second anymore. The tattoos on his arm and chest prove it. They also tell him why he doesn’t remember anything past June second… and why Eli sleeps in his bed now.
When Calden wakes up – every time he wakes up – he gets to discover Eli is in love with him for the first time all over again.


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5 Stars

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley to review.  This is my very first book I received from them and I am so excited because it was so smashing.  This book is amazing!  The flow, the transitions and the dialogue were all spot on. Just breathtaking the way they were all combined perfectly to create a symphony of feelings in me.  The timeline was not written in chronological order but has the option to read it that way at the end of each chapter. I chose to read it as the author wrote it and I am glad I did.  It had romance without having too much sex in it.  It was full of intimacy and hope.  I love when the theme is hope.  The dialogue, my goodness, this dialogue!  I may compare all other books to this one from now on.

It had some background tones of dystopian in it which helped to make his doctor status more believable.  The memory process of Calden was highly detailed and gave insight into his brilliance as a doctor.  Eli’s compassion and patience was a treat for me to read.  Its easy to think of how difficult it would be if you were the one with the anterograde amnesia, but my mind drifted to Eli’s more often than not.  I kept thinking how easy it would be for him to just walk away and not have to deal with all the same conversations repeated but he surprised me with his steadfastness.  What a great love story!  I may cry.

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