Trinidad Salem loves his wife, Dominique,
very much, but when he learns of a secret she had been keeping
since they’ve know each other, Trin felt deeply betrayed and
angry—so much so, that he demands a divorce. However, before
anything could be resolved between them, Dom was presumed dead
in a tragic plane crash. Totally devastated at the loss of
his wife, Trin turned to his work and sought out professional
help to deal with his anger and bereavement. Then about a
year later, Trin receives some unbelievable news – Dom is
alive! Ecstatic, Trin immediately rushes to her side only to
learn that Dom has no memory of him or their marriage.
Because. Not about to let a second chance at his marriage
slip through his fingers, Trin begins to court Dom, hoping
that one day soon she will regain her memory and they could
resolve the issue that threatened to tear them apart.
Dominique awakens in a hospital with no
recollection of who she is or how she got there. And, then a
handsome stranger appears claiming that he was her husband and
that they were very much in love. Attracted to him from the
start, Dom allows herself to be romanced by Trin. However,
her newly found happiness is short-lived when Dom has a minor
head banging accident that causes her to regain her memory.
Now, Dom realizes that before her amnesia, her marriage was on
a downward spiral and very close to a divorce because of a
secret from her past.
Is all hope lost or will Dom and Trin be
able to mend their broken marriage before the point of no
The plot in Remember Love
circles around two main issues – secrets and anger. The
heroine was keeping a secret that caused major destruction to
her marriage which leads to the hero unable to maintain
control over his rage and being on the verge of expressing a
violent behavior. Although, Dom should not have kept the
secret, I could totally understand the reason why she chose
not to tell Trin. She knew Trin would be heartbroken and she
did not want to cause him unnecessary emotional pain and
heartache. Nevertheless, she never would have imagined his
reaction to be as such. And, if the secret from her past
wasn’t a big enough conflict, Dom’s job as an investigative
reporter caused even more havoc on their relationship, because
Dom’s new assignment was to investigate the company where Trin
was the CEO. Yikes! There are some sexual scenes throughout
the book, but they are vanilla and gently described.
Remember Love is AlTonya Washington’s debut novel and
I found it to be a pleasant, enlighten read.