Lapses of Memory is a story within a story, in which Sydney Bellek relates the story of her life to her daughter Olivia. Every few years from the age of five Sydney meets her true love Elian Davies, but while he remembers her, she doesn’t recognize him. Only after surviving wars, revolutions, and years of separation does she realize they are meant to be, but this time it is Elian who has lost his memory of her. While Olivia chronicles the ups and downs of her parents’ romance she must also deal with her own dilemma, choosing between the rich and dashing Rémy de Beaumec, who wants to take her around the world, and the steady, quiet, American-to-the-core, Benjamin Knox, who wants to make her happy
What a great read! This was Sydney and Elian’ s Love Story. Sydney was telling their story to their daughter so she could write a book. I just loved Sydney, she was hilarious, full of life, adventurous, loving, protective, passionate, competitive. I found myself laughing out loud when Sydney would tell Olivia sexual parts of the story because Olivia got embarrassed.
Elian and Sydney had been meeting since Sydney was 5 and Elian was 7. Sydney didn’t remember to begin with but Elian remembered every time. I truly felt bad for him because I think he was hurt that she didn’t remember but he never let on. They were both reporters and often after the same dangerous story but really Elian was very protective over Sydney.
They were such a great couple. I wanted to know how their story ended. Memory Lapses really was a great read!