Frankie Harriman and Ezra Jones fell madly in love in college and had a horrible breakup before graduation in 1989. Ten years later, the two are back at their college for an on-campus wedding of two of their friends as 1999 becomes 2000. While Ezra and Frankie loathe one another, the day after a pre-wedding get together, they awaken together in bed in Ezra's old dorm room. And Frankie is wearing the diamond ring Ezra was planning to give to his girlfriend in a romantic proposal as part of the millennial celebration. Frankie and Ezra have no idea how they ended up together and fear they may have gotten married the night before.
The Rewind by Allison Winn Scotch tells of the couple's efforts to retrace what happened the night before as neither have any memory of it. And while they take steps to figure out what happened, they also have the chance to review their past and their bad breakup. It's a cute book with some emotional moments. It was a little too slow-going for me at parts. The back and forth from the present to the couple's past as they went to different places on campus blended too much into one another making it often unclear if the scene was in the present or the past. And the complete lack of memory when the couple woke up in bed together was a bit too far-fetched for me. But I still couldn’t put it down. I'm always excited to read a book about second chances and while it didn't quite live up to my high expectations, I enjoyed it. It has some very clever parts and I suspect many people will love it, so check it out.
Many thanks to Berkley Publishing for the opportunity to read this book before its publication.
Rated 3.75 out of 5 stars.
Romance / Contemporary Fiction.
Publication Date: November 1, 2022.
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