Synopsis: A woman wakes up in the hospital and discovers that she can’t remember the past 3 years of her life.
Lexi Smart is have a bad day. Her loser boyfriend has stood her up again. She’s going nowhere at work. She’s having a bad girls night out with her friends. Can this night get any worse?! Well, surprisingly, no and yes. Because the next thing she knows, Lexi wakes up in a fabulous hospital suite with an amazing job, tons of money, an expensive car and a millionaire husband who resembles a “Greek-god”. Life can’t get any better. But we have one slight problem: Lexi has retrograde amnesia. She can’t remember the last three years of her life. So what exactly happened to Lexi Smart?
I must say that I enjoyed the story. It had a very interesting premise. As I read Lexi’s story, I wondered what I would do if I were in her shoes. Would I react in the same way? Make the same choices? Different ones? Eh, who knows? But I liked reading about what Lexi did and how she cope with everything. For the most part. I liked Lexi period. She’s kind, smart, funny, selfless, witty and a good friend. And suddenly, she learns that she isn’t anymore. Lexi’s made a lot of mistakes in her new life. She tries to make things right. She’s flawed, but still relatable and likable. The shock, confusion, disappointment etc that Lexi goes through is very believable.
Lexi’s love life was interesting here. But the men in her life weren’t exactly fleshed out. Of course, we find out her “perfect” husband Eric isn’t so perfect. Neither is her new life. Is he the right one for her? Or is Jon, Eric’s architect buddy and Lexi’s possible lover? Lexi’s horrified at the thought she’d cheat on anybody. I wish Eric were fleshed out a little bit better. He comes off as one-dimesional for the most part. We never understand why–or if– Lexi fell for him in the first place. And the same applies to Amy, Lexi’s teenage sister. We’re never offered an explanation for Amy’s change in behavior. The ending also felt a bit rushed.
All in all, it’s a good light read. I enjoyed it, but I think “The Undomestic Goddess” was better.