Muscle Memory by Author Stylo Fantôme is a standalone novel. I have found that this author brings me out of my reading slump very quickly yet another book that I finished in one day. Thank you for writing such a page-turner and such a great second chance at love story.
“We’re two parts of a whole, always making up for the other one. We couldn’t survive without each other.”
Oh my gosh! I ALWAYS anticipate new novels from this author. This is like a double-edged sword for a reader. The anticipation level at an all-time high, I took a deep breath and tried to dispel the nerve-racking pre-read jitters. After reading the first chapter I had to ask myself the question, “Why?” Why was I so concerned that I may not feel a connection? Why was I scared that I wouldn’t get that tingle one feels when they’re hooked to words and can’t pull their eyes from the page? Because let me tell you, I took a complete heart-dive into this novel from the first pages and never looked back. What a feeling! A one day read of the best kind! If you haven’t read any of Stylo Fantome’s books then you are missing out.
“My brain forgot,” he said. “And my heart wasn’t sure. But my soul … how could I ever forget it belongs to you?”
I craved this novel! Just like one cannot simply have one potato chip and feel appeased, one chapter was not enough. I needed more and more. Constantly in awe of what was developing in the story, apprehension became my close friend and a box of tissues my bedtime blanket.
“I wasn’t alone. She was always there. Always looking for me. Caring about me. I was never alone.”
I loved how the author switched from past to present, giving us a trail of bread crumbs and personality traits to follow. This played-up Jon’s character in a fascinating way. How he saw himself and life then and now. How he viewed intimacy. How he indulged in having fun. I cannot express to you how much I adored Delaney. This woman! She was fearless, long-suffering, brave, compassionate, and kind. “I don’t know her, but she’s in my blood and in my bones and in my body. I wake up reaching for her, but can’t remember her ever being there. I turn around to look for her, then realize she was never with me. She’s my ghost, she haunts me. I don’t remember her, but I know her.” Here’s the thing, I knew that even with all of the emotional turmoil in Jon’s life, a twist was coming…because it’s a Stylo Fantôme book, and that is a staple. Seriously, just after this thought, the bottom fell out. No. Freaking. Way! And then I lost all composure and kept falling and falling and falling until I caught my breathe at the end.
“You were the best time of my whole life. Thank you for that.”
I cannot say this journey was easy, but the end rivaled any high that an adrenaline junkie could experience. Take the ride for yourself.
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