Nothing could have prepared Jay Granger for the arrival of two FBI agents at her door — or for the news they brought. Her ex-husband, Steve, had been in a terrible accident that had left him gravely injured. The FBI needed Jay to confirm his identity.
The man Jay finds lying in the hospital bed is almost unrecognizable. Almost. Exhausted and afraid, Jay tentatively declares that he is Steve Crossfield. But the man who awakens from the coma is not at all as Jay remembers her husband. And he remembers nothing of their life together. Suddenly nothing is familiar. Not his appearance, not the intensity of his nature, not the desire that flashes between them. Who is this man? And will the discovery of his identity shatter the passion they share?
I left my book in my friend Theresa’s car last night and so I made due with reading a short story until I can get that book back and finish reading about the uber sexy Christian Hawkins. I’m really loving all of this government agency crap, I’m totally loving it all. I just finished watching Shooter last night with Mark Wahlberg and man he was looking mighty scrumptious in that book and then in between reading about the SDF guys and now reading about Lucas Stone’s sexy self, I’m just one content, happy Polynesian chick salivating for more….;)
What surprised me in this book was that I really liked it. The reason I was so shocked that I liked it was because I dont’ like amnesia stories. Actually, I hate them. Until You by Judith McNaught? Yeah, I hated that story and I still cringe thinking about when Sheridan whatever her last name is gets her memory back and all the drama that comes after it, I just hate it, I hate reading about it and I hate when the shoe drops and blech, I just don’t like it.
It was different with this book, first off, the hero was the one suffering from amnesia. He was the sole survivor of an explosion and his friends and allies were trying to keep him safe by giving him a new name and face so that the bad people looking for him won’t know that it’s him. They even go so far as to getting his new identity’s ex wife to come and identify him and then keeping her with him to make things look legit.
So the entire time that he’s in the hospital, he’s bonding with Jay (the heroine and ex wife of the other guy) Granger and they fall in love with each other, not so soon or anything, but over the duration of his stay in the hospital and into their forced confinement in Colorado.
It was so cute to watch these two fall in love and it was so cute to find out Jay’s reasons for keeping up with the charade. I felt Lucas’ fiece pissed offness at Jay for her little white lies but after she tells him her reasons before turning away from him and getting in the car to drive away, I couldn’t help myself, I said….Awwwww.
She’s his lobster!
This book was super short but it didn’t feel rushed or anything, I loved Linda Howard’s ability to drag me into Lucas and Jay’s world by feelings alone and not with a wordy novel. It may have been short but it packed a sure punch and I really enjoyed getting to know Jay more and finding out just who the real Lucas Stone was.
I totally recommend this book and though it’s not my favorite LH book to date, it sure is a great read and totally B worthy, just like Crazy Cool.
Grade: 4.5 out of 5
This book is available from Mira. You can purchase it here.