I Have People by Taylor Dean


I Have People

Synopsis:

Missing any memories? 

Holly Sinclair is happily married to the love of her life, Gabriel. Young and in love, Holly hopes to have their first child soon. Of course, Gabriel wants to wait till Holly’s health is restored, much to Holly’s dismay. She feels perfectly fine. So what if she just woke up from an eight-month coma? So what if some of her memories are missing? She remembers Gabe and that’s all that matters, right?

That is, until HE enters her life again . . . she forgot about HIM.

Review:

I Have People was a good read. It opens with Holly being pushed over a railing by someone who obviously had been abusing her. She had tried to get away from this person and he had found her again. Then cut to Holly waking up from an 8 month coma. She needs Gabe, her husband. She doesn't remember everything, but she remembers him. She remembers how sweet he was and how happy they were and everything.

Gabe shows up and it is obvious something is not right. Gabe and Angela, Holly's bff, keep having secret talks and don't know what to do. Gabe is a bit standoffish as to the physical intimacy and I spent the first part of the book trying to figure out who Gabe is and why he is so hesitant. He is super sweet to Holly though. Recreating all of their first dates as Holly remembers them. Going on their honeymoon again and renewing their vows, though with an actual wedding ceremony like it was the first time. Then they get on with their life, growing super close, until Holly answers the door one day to find him. Cal.

Then cut to two years ago and you get the back story. I could see the abuse and why Holly would stay, but at the same time it was really light and felt like it just skimmed over it a bit. I am trying to figure out what it was about it that was just a bit...not as believable for me. Yes it was bad, all abuse is. I believed it, but it just seemed like Holly was strong enough to leave Cal after he first hurts her, yet she stays for some reason. I understand the cycle of abuse and everything, but she didn't seem as upset by the things Cal did as she should have been. Maybe that is it. Maybe that is what I didn't see as much. She is strong and I don't know. Something about that section just felt like it was holding back. Like it wasn't as bad as it could have been. I have read other books with abuse where it is just heartbreaking and horrible. Where you just want to do anything you can to help the abused. I didn't feel that way with Holly. Yes I wanted her to get out of that relationship, but I felt like she could take care of it herself. I really think she could have if she wanted to. Not that she wanted the abuse, but because of her past and not having a stable family, or any family, she stayed. I get that, but it wasn't as hard to read as some abuse stories. I hope that made sense.

So then once we get back to the present Holly was a bit crazy. I understand her feelings, but her whiny attitude got on my nerves a little bit. I was just like you have great things now! Embrace them! It was interesting who Gabe is and what happened with everyone. I did like Gabe. He was so sweet and kind and wonderful to Holly. He was a really great guy. Overall I did enjoy the book, I just felt like it could have been a little more. Gone a little deeper, created more of an emotional connection, made me feel a little stronger for Holly. Still I did enjoy the book.

Rating: 3/5
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