Title: Make Me Remember
Author: Emma Petersen
Rating: Four Siren Stones
Page Count: 86 pages
ISBN E-Book: 9781419926778
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Buy-Link (If available): http://www.jasminejade.com/p-8351-make-me-remember.aspx
Reviewer: Trent Kinsey
A present day doctor working with a Native American tribe, is plagued by dreams she cannot explain until the man of the dreams steps into her clinic, causing her world as she knew it to crumble and the dreams to become more vivid and frequent. Should she give up the life she knew for the one of her dreams, or should she return to her former mundane life?
There is much to be said about Make Me Remember and of its author, Emma Petersen. Using dream sequences, the story takes place in present day as well as the characters' past lives, which draws them together though the main character fights it attraction as much as she can. Petersen's strong voice pulls the readers into her tale of powerful attraction that stretches between the two lives her characters are being forced to remember throughout her tale. Her idea of finding true love and of past lives makes the story very interesting and does not make it easy to put down.
However, I found myself more compelled by the story of her characters' past-life experience together than I did her present day setting. Petersen's present day doctor, who is also the narrator of the story, seems to speak at times out of the confines expected of her character's stature and upbringing. Yet, Petersen commands the reader to listen to the tale of her heroine's past life, completely written as the reader would expect of woman raised and living in the time. I found myself completely drawn into the life of the two characters and of the heroine's innocence and painful experiences lived. Their shared past lives caused me to move quickly through present day portions so that I could again be immersed into their past and learn what happened that causes them to be so attracted to each other, in so much need of each other.
Overall, Petersen writes a great story that takes the reader for a ride through time, filling their blood with fire and making the heart beat faster.