Reviewed by Kini
After seven days in a coma, Hannah Parker remembers nothing about the accident that landed her in the hospital—or how she ended up pregnant with Brannon’s baby, the man she’s loved since high school. Her body and heart have burned for him for years, and when she wakes up, he’s sleeping by her bedside, anxious to keep her safe at all costs. But as Hannah struggles with her amnesia, a threat looms closer—one that could have deadly consequences if she recovers her memories. She will have to trust Brannon completely if she is to keep what haunts her at bay…and their baby safe….
Brannon McKay spent the last ten years fantasizing about Hannah. In his mind, he’s explored every passionate scenario he can think of while, in real life, Brannon took their budding relationship and threw it away with both hands. Hannah doesn’t remember what happened but now that she is awake, Brannon would rather die than watch her walk away again. When Hannah and his unborn child’s lives are threatened, Brannon must stake claim to the woman who has held his heart captive for years…or risk disaster tearing them apart…
I was really intrigued by this blurb and the fact we have a pregnant heroine with amnesia. The hero needs to stake his claim to save her. I was thinking of this as kind of like “The Vow” but with a baby involved. It wasn’t quite like that. It opens up with a car accident scene that I had to read about four times to really understand what was happening.
I find it really hard to review a book filled with suspense because I don’t want to ruin anything for anyone. Hannah is younger than Brannon, she was friends with his younger sister and always had a thing for him. He recently succumbed to his attraction to her, one that he always hid from because of her being younger and his desire to commit to one woman. He’s rude to her right before the accident and spends the book protecting her and trying to make up for how he wronged her.
Hannah has amnesia after the accident and may be at risk for more danger. Brannon is straight up alpha and needs to protect Hannah and their baby. He does a good job at doing so. I liked the set-up of him having to essentially win her over, with the added tension that they already had some sort of relationship that resulted in a pregnancy, just she doesn’t remember it. I also always enjoy the trope of older brother being tormented by his feelings for the friend of his younger sister.
There were a lot of things I didn’t like. This is second in a series, for me it did not work well as a stand alone. There were characters that I didn’t completely connect with because I felt like I was missing some information. I felt like the suspense was too heavy for me. There was a lot of pieces in the puzzle and I didn’t fully understand what happened. I felt like there should have been more groveling from Brannon in order to win Hannah back.
The ending felt rushed and incomplete.
I do think that fans of this series might enjoy this book and visiting with all the characters. Readers that enjoy a lot of suspense in their romance will probably really enjoy this book.