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When I Lost You

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  2,440 ratings  ·  167 reviews
Do you ever wish you had the chance to meet someone again for the first time?

When Leo and Molly met and married, they believed they were invincible. Together they could take on the world. But Leo, a war correspondent, lives for life on the edge, and when he takes a step into the unknown, tragedy strikes and he loses his memory. Molly rushes to help him fill in the gaps and soo
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published April 21st 2016 by Bookouture (first published 2016)
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Mar 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Received from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I fluctuate between giving this book 3 stars and 3.5 starts.

When Molly reaches out to Leo to find out what the circumstances were surrounding her brother's death, they begin dating and fall in love. They come from different walks of life, different cultures, and have different ways of communicating.

At first they have a fairy tale romance and wedding then Leo's career of being a war corr
4.5/5. This book is a rare foray into contemporary romance for me, but it was utterly worth it. It tells the story of two different individuals, Molly, privileged daughter of a media tycoon, and Leo, of Aboriginal and much humbler origin, who rises to great self-made career heights as a Pulitzer-prize winning war-zone journalist. They come together through shared tragedy and grief, the death of Molly's older brother and Leo's best friend. They share little else in common, yet manage to fall pass ...more
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The plot of When I Lost You by Kelly Rimmer drew me right in. The writing style of this author allows no other reaction as to be intrigued by the plot.

We follow a story that is shifting between present and past. Explaining the here and now and slowly also the past drop by agonizing drop.

We learn a lot about Molly at first and only slowly as the story moves we also learn about Leo. This slow process is also the reason it took me so long to come to an opinion on the leading characters.

And those are also my problem with the b
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
The story alternates between Molly and Leo in past and present. In the past we get to see how both characters meet and the relationship that grows between them. In the present, well for Leo he is having to start all over again having lost part of his memory that contains Molly in it.

I so liked Leo but have to admit I had every empathy for Molly as having a husband who puts himself in danger constantly due to his love of his work, well I really didn’t envy her and there is no wonder that their m
Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks
The beauty of this book is it's commentary on marriage, what it takes to make it and just how hard it is when someone knows you so well. The way that these characters had to confront their inner demons and blindly trust that their partner's unconditional love will be there - risking that takes true courage.

On audio this is narrated by Brigid Lohrey, who is Australian. As both characters are Aussies, this lent an authenticity to the book. Americans phrase things differently and someti
Apr 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley, kindle, 2016
This was a great read. It's told in different time frames and from different points of view.
Leo has had a really bad accident causing him to lose his memory. Molly spends every moment by his bedside willing him to get better. He has memory loss and she takes him to places that were important to them to try and fill in the gaps.

What will the emerging memories reveal? What secrets are they keeping? It's fascinating to see the issues revealed in this way. A story of love and family relations
Cyndi Becker
May 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In a beautiful and heartbreaking way this story took a lot out of me. It’s not unusual that when you love a story you find that yourself absorbed by it and reading quickly, but with When I Lost You I had to slow my reading speed. I absorbed every word and took to highlighting entire passages. It’s just so eloquently written.

There’s plenty of stories with a spouse being in an accident and suffering from amnesia and it's one of my favorite plot devices. But the setup with the marriage between Mol
I absolutely adored Me Without You, so it was a no-brainer when it came to picking up When I Lost You. The way the story opened and how it was written, was what grabbed my attention initially. As I got deeper into the story, I fully expected to end up completely enamored with this couple, but there was something big that held me back. Leo.

Leo is a war correspondent that ends up in a coma and subsequently a wheelchair. He wakes up with no memory of the last few years, which means he doesn’t e
Apr 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC provided via Netgalley.

I haven't read anything by this author before but liked the sound of this story. This is a 'clean' romance so there are no sex scenes but they weren't needed.

Part One is told in the present from Molly's POV and in the flashbacks to their past from Leo's POV. Then in Part Two the present is from Leo's POV and the past from Molly's POV, so we get to see how they both feel in the present but more importantly how they were both feeling in the past.
Lara (luellabella✂️)
3.5 selfish stars. Two selfish people both trying to sabotage (what could be) a lovely relationship, then one of them nearly dies and they suddenly realise they actually love each other. I didn’t love this book, but I didn’t hate it. I read the whole thing and enjoyed parts of it. The characters both just really annoyed me.
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story is told in different time frames and from different points of view between Molly and Leo - past and present. Leo had a bad accident causing him to lose his memory and doesn’t know he and Molly are married in the present and only remembers her as his friends’ sister. I enjoyed this story but found by about half way through the past story was dragging on a bit and just wanted to concentrate on the present story more. So a solid 3 stars for me – rounding up to 4.

Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I would like to thank Net Galley and Bookouture for the advance copy of ‘When I Lost You’ by Kelly Rimmer.

Molly and Leo are a couple in crisis. Recently separated, they believe they have little left in common, their very different and very separate lives being a hurdle that was just too high to clear. Molly is rich, daughter of a high powered media mogul, and her parents disapprove of Leo as he is a man from the wrong side of the street, a man who Molly’s father wrongly believes had
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
I blame myself for going into this book and expecting something completely different.
it was nice trying out a new book genre, but never again. :)
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Moving read

Kelly Rimmer has written a moving and emotional novel that is relatable, and both heartbreaking and heartwarming.

What does it take for one to feel appreciated? Loved? Respected? Important?

What does it take to make a relationship work and be successful?

What happens when two people have different views about what qualifies as being successful? About what makes a relationship work? What if those qualities are different for each person? How do you
Jul 17, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5* Really loving this author’s books. All great summer reads.
Apr 02, 2019 added it
No stars because I didn't finish it. Anybody who knows me knows I always finish a book, but I've got so many good books sitting waiting to be read and this was just laborious and didn't draw me in at all. Reading the reviews I wonder if I was missing something or just needed to try harder!
Dec 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads, kindle
This has to be one of the hardest books for me to review. Did I like this? Did I get so frustrated, I put it down and found it difficult to pick back up again, making me not like it? Let's start first with the story:

Molly and Leo. Leo and Molly. In chapters that switch back and forth between the past and the present, and between Mollie and Leo's POV, we find out that Leo (a war correspondent) has been gravely injured in a car accident. He is in a coma and wakes to find out he is now
ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

This book was a emotional roller coaster told in two parts... I will say that I liked the first part better than the second...

The story is told from the POV of Molly and Leo.. starting out with Leo waking up in the hospital and Molly by his side... it effortlessly bounces back and forth between different points in their relationship explaining where they are now and how they started.. Leo has forgotten the bad but its fresh in
Apr 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
When I Lost You sets off with Molly, rushing to Italy to her injured husband, Leo, who is in a coma. Leo is a journalist and has been injured while traveling for work. We are told from the beginning that things haven't been quite right between them. When Leo comes out of the coma they realise that he has lost part of his memory. He doesn't remember being married to Molly. Molly in the meanwhile has to worry about how much to tell him, how much can he take in his fragile condition.

Ann Cooper
Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is very different. It deals with the marriage of Leo and Molly but from two very different angles.

The book starts with Leo having had a serious accident and we see things from Molly's point of view. The next chapter covers their initial one to one meeting, several years earlier, but from Leo's point of view.

And so the book continues - one chapter each, dealing with the past and the present. Half way through, they angle switches and we see Molly's thoughts on the beginning
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was the 2nd book that I have read by Kelly Rimmer and When I Lost You did not disappoint. This is a classic "beach read" love story very reminiscent of JoJo Moyes. I was immediately drawn in by Molly and completely vested in her story.

Rimmer is an excellent writer and beautifully captures her characters emotions and makes Molly and Leo come to life. So much so that given the opportunity, I would hav
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
This was a random shelf selection by random author.
Sometimes, I luck out; sometimes I bomb. This one was OK. (That translates to 'I did finish it'.)
Leo and Molly: Leo was born into poverty and pulled himself up by his boot straps. Molly 's born with the proverbial silver spoon in place and though a focused, dedicated professional, she's never had a financial worry or wanted for anything in her life.
Troubles ahead? Ya think?
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
Lots of 5 star reviews so I am definitely in a minority. Also I have read and enjoyed several books by the author particularly The Mother's Confession. However I really didn't enjoy this one and ended up skim reading the second half.I found it too long and boring and I didn't like either of the two main characters Molly and Leon.
Teresa Driscoll
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A truly wonderful, heartfelt novel of lost love - with pitch perfect dialogue throughout.
Kelly Rimmer uses time switches to great effect here and shapes completely convincing characters in Molly and Leo. It's a compelling premise and a very addictive read. I loved it.

May 03, 2016 rated it did not like it
This book could have been one chapter. It was completely circular, predictable and annoying because of both. Also, I am over the alternating narrators, rich girl and poor boy format that is so prevalent since Gone Girl. It's lazy.
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
one of the best books I have read this year!
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
love this book and need another kelly's book
Prashant Kaul
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
#Goodreads #WhenILostyou #Bookreview

Love is never lost .. ..

#Kellyrimmer s novel When I lost you has an amazing story line. It vividly showcases the relation between a husband and wife. The writer has a great understanding of her subject and she manages to bring the best out of each characters in the book.

The story is narrated in past and present and in the climax links all the dots. It engulfs you completely into Leo and Molly's life and takes you on their journey of re
Diane Lee
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Captivating in its honesty

Can love endure broken promises, fear and stubbornness? When I Lost You takes you on a journey that is brutally honest as you each character addresses how things went right, wrong and sideways. They reach an understanding they are apart of the disruption not just the victim. During this journey of review and communication we see how easy each persons perspective can be so vastly different regarding the same events and actions leading to a gaping canyon. Can someone let
Aug 03, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was not as good as I thought it would be. It is a story about a married couple who are getting a second chance at love when the husband is injured in an accident and gets amnesia. He begins to fall in love with his wife all over again. Self-esteem, communication, and abandonment issues have all but destroyed the marriage of Leo and Molly. The book seemed a little whiny to me. I was expecting more drama and suspense. I did like the falling in love again idea and the learning from past m ...more
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Kelly Rimmer is the USA Today bestselling women’s fiction author of five novels, including Me Without You and The Secret Daughter. Her most recent release is Before I Let You Go. She lives in rural Australia with her husband, 2 children and fantastically naughty dogs, Sully and Basil. Her novels have been translated into more than 20 languages.

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