After a tragic accident left her with no memory, Kate Alexander struggled to fit in with a husband and world that didn’t feel right. She’s had no reason to question what friends and family have told her, not until her husband is suddenly killed and she finds a photo of a young girl in his office. A girl who can’t be anyone but a daughter Kate didn’t know she had.
A man desperate for a reason to live…
Ryan Harrison lost his wife in a plane crash five years ago. To cope with the pain of her loss, he dedicated himself to his job and to raising their daughter. Now a successful pharmaceutical executive, Ryan has everything a man could want—money, fame and power—but he’d give it all up in a heartbeat for just one more day with the woman he still loves.
Two lives about to converge.
As Kate begins to dig into a past she doesn’t remember, evidence leads her to San Francisco and puts her on the path toward Ryan, a man who sees in her the woman he loved and lost. Kate feels a draw to Ryan, one she can’t explain, but is that feeling enough to convince her this is where she’s supposed to be? As Ryan and Kate search for answers, they uncover lies long buried, a passion hotter than either expected and a danger that threatens…even now…when the second chance they’ve both been searching for is finally within reach.
I love a book that keeps me guessing the whole way through and this book did that.
Kate’s character has had one heck of a life; waking from a coma not remembering any of her life from before. Then losing the one person she thought was looking out for her best interest as she attempted to rebuild her life. When Kate finds some interesting information that leads her to a past life she had lost—a life complete with a husband and a daughter.
This book was so good, a contemporary romance that has a twist of suspense to it. I was guessing all along wondering what the heck had happened to this poor woman.
My heart ached for Ryan when he first laid eyes on Kate; his wife he’d thought had died five years prior. A wife he’d known as Annie and she didn’t recognize the man who had loved her long before she disappeared. This book pulled at my heart and made me feel invested in these characters. The poor smart mouthed nine year Julia, who had thought her mom had died only to see her again and was left feeling as though her mother had left her and didn’t care. A fun light hearted brother (Mitch) and a sassy lawyer (Simone) all the characters were fun and I felt for each of them. Naughton did an amazing job creating her characters.
The best part of this book was the journey through Annie’s accident and disappearance. As you were lead by bread crumbs to what had happened to her and eventually it all came together in the last twenty pages or so of the book. So good and I totally recommend it. Not to mention the tension between Ryan and Kate was well written and sexually charged.