I Was A Bitch by Emily Ruben

Synopsis: What if you woke up having forgotten the last two years of your life?

After a horrific accident Lacey Jones has to try piece together her shattered past. With no memory of the previous two years she finds herself in a relationship with a man she doesn’t know, and with a reputation for being the Queen Bitch of High-School.

She decides to keep the secret of her memory loss until she can figure out what happened in these two years she lost, trusting only the mysterious and sexy Finn to help her, but will she continue being that bitch or will she decide to rewrite her story?

Review: When I saw the synopsis of the story, I was immediately intrigued. It must be said that it is always intriguing to follow the Queen of High School, especially when she wakes up after a serious accident and that she does not remember anything of the last two years …

I did not know about Emily Ruben but it was very funny to learn that she was French and published in English. But let’s go back to the story because as I said we discover Lacey after a coma of two months. It is not easy for an 18-year-old girl to believe she is still 16 and not to understand what may have happened all this time when everyone expects her to be her older self. So we are launched into her story trying to discover her past with her and to understand how she got there. It is, however, complicated to understand how she has changed so much, this girl who was left behind has become the queen, the one who is invited to all the parties, who is courted by everyone, who is now mean with those whom she considers inferior. And then we meet Derek, her boyfriend, and we understand that he tries to hide something. We also have Finn, this boy whom she seems close to but she fails to understand the relationship she has with him. Yes, many questions and we will gradually discover her past as well as what really happened. This is even more difficult for her in fact because she does not want to reveal to anyone that she has forgotten her life.

I was really hooked on the story from the first chapter and I was curious to discover Lacey and to understand her better. We connect easily to her character especially when we see that she does not understand how she could change so much. It is rather frustrating for her, as for us, not to have all the answers at once, but they will arrive in time. The flashbacks will help us but will also leave doubt. Her relationship with Finn is very touching, especially when we see how this boy wants to help her and to be there for her. As for Derek, it’s very hard to really understand what he wants, but we also understand Lacey who stays at distance while trying to remember the person she is … And yet does she really desire it?

This desire not to say a thing about this loss of memory will place our heroine in crazy situations sometimes and even if we imagine several things regarding the reason for her accident, I confess that I did not see this revelation coming. Yes, I was carried away by the short chapters that the author presents to us and I was really eager to discover the whole truth and to see how Lacey would act accordingly.




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