Dallas Muller has everything he never expected he’d have. He owns a successful motorbike mechanic shop in Newcastle, and he’s madly in love with his boyfriend of four years, Justin Keith.
Justin has always struggled to find where he fit in, never realising his true worth or what it means to be loved—until he met Dallas. Living and working together might be too much for some, but Dallas and Justin wouldn’t have it any other way.
When a terrible accident tears their world apart, Justin’s left with no memory of Dallas or their relationship. Trying to put the pieces back together is almost impossible when some pieces are blank and some are missing altogether. Dallas has to let Justin find his own way back to him and just hope that their love will light the way.
Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is…blind. Yes, I know that’s not how it goes but it’s appropriate here. This tragically beautiful love story reminds us that love truly is the most powerful force on earth. Justin didn’t lose his eyesight, but his memories. In the blink of an eye, 5 years worth of time was stolen from him. Waking up in the hospital with two companions, pain and confusion, Justin didn’t recognize the man that never left his side. Who was this handsome stranger? Why was he stricken with pain and grief? One of the many things I adore about amnesia romance is how steadfast love can be, it can bridge any gap including missing time and tie two hearts together. I was expecting this to be angst heavy but Nic lifts the dial and grants us a tender tale that had me misty-eyed with a smile on my face.
We don’t have a great deal of time with the guys ‘before‘ but I was grateful to glimpse their relationship before the tragic accident. Dallas and Justin are mechanics and work in a bike shop that Dallas owns. Their circle is rather small, including two blokes from the shop and Justin’s sister. Despite the fact they were only together for a few years before all of their memories are erased we can easily see how important they are to one another. We spend the majority of our time in the hospital with Justin during his recovery. It was painful and felt authentic. As always, the writing was smooth and clear. And the cover? Magnificent. The wings on Dallas’ chest suit him perfectly and despite everything, Justin is a lucky man.
Dallas has to be one of the most patient souls down under. Justin wasn’t the only person who lost something that fated morning. Dallas could have lost the love of his life but he didn’t. Between the physical injuries and mental trauma, Justin will never be the same. But Dallas loves him with everything he has and refuses to give up on him. This sparkled like a beacon of hope throughout the story. Dallas was stoic in the face of uncertainties and I could see why Justin fell in love with him, for I was smitten as well. I have a strong suspicion you will feel the same!
Unconditional love…trust and faith vibrate from the pages. Slow burn…charming characters suffer an unfair blow but prove second time ‘first kisses’ are just as magical as the first. Soft cliffhanger…it wasn’t unfulfilling but I AM delighted their story isn’t over.
If you’re a Walker fan or amnesia trope fan or simply enjoying watching broken pieces carefully glued back together again, Pieces of You could be exactly what you need.