Recaptured Dreams
By Justine Dell
ISBN 9781623429058
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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Autumn


Ten years, the Atlantic Ocean, and several rungs in society have kept Xavier Cain from having Sophia Montel. Now twenty-seven, he’s spent his entire adult life building a fashion empire that could finally prove his worth to her family. When fate reunites him with Sophia at London’s premiere fashion show, one problem lodges in Xavier’s path: Sophia doesn’t remember him.

The only obstacle that has kept Sophia from Xavier is a horrific car crash that erased her memory at seventeen. She’s spent the last ten years fighting to reclaim a sliver of her past that her mother refuses to help her remember. When Sophia meets Xavier at the London show, however, all her fantasies come to life in one night of passion. Discovering he is the missing link, she is determined to find all the pieces to their love story and her memory.

Xavier wants forever. Sophia wants her memory. If they take this chance, they’ll have to start over. How far are they willing to go get what they want? And when the past catches up to them, can they handle the truths it has hidden? (Goodreads)


Sophia Montel has been going through life knowing that something important was missing.  She just couldn’t remember what it was. At seventeen, a car accident stole her memory and ten years later, pieces start to fall back together when she meets the enigmatic Xavier Cain.  He touches a place in her she both yearns for and wants to flee from but she can’t resist the undeniable pull between them – regardless of what her overprotective family thinks of him.

Xavier cannot believe that Sophia has reappeared in his life but doesn’t remember the time they were together.  He is determined to help her recover her memory of their past even though it may endanger their future.  What they discover together will test their love, family ties and even Sophia’s sanity.  Can they recapture what they once had or has it all been lost?

I really enjoyed this book!  It is such a sweet love story with just enough angst to have you anxiously turning the pages.  The plot moves quickly and the characters are real and well developed. I was hooked from the very first page! Justine Dell has definitely proved with her debut that she will be an author to watch for in the future.