When the storm hits, sometimes the only thing you can do is hang on.
Maia Reynolds is a successful travel writer for one major reason—her entire life is focused on work. Only one man has ever managed to get past her barriers and he’s the reason why she’s closed herself off from everyone else—and she’s just thrown champagne in his face.
Heir to the Girard Group, Alexandre is used to women throwing themselves at him, not drinks. He’s intrigued by the beautiful and maddening Maia, but the tale she tells him about their supposed past can’t be true. Can it?
The head trauma he’d suffered years before leaves a blank space in his memory that Maia seems to be able to fill, but he knows there’s she’s hiding something. Until they clear up the past, they won’t be able to build the future that’s beginning to form in his mind.
But, will she ever trust him enough to truly open up again?
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I’ve read other books from Kait Gamble, and I know that I’ve always really liked them. She has this ability to take a good story and sexy-fy it with steamy scenes that are done in a tasteful way instead of them being explicit enough to veer away from the story. With Ms. Gamble, the sex scenes are always complementary to the story.
I was excited to read and review this book because the blurb was really very intriguing. It’s like a second chance romance but with a twist because the hero couldn’t remember anything about the heroine after he suffered a head trauma. While it was their second chance, it still had that first time feeling, especially on the hero’s part. There were times when both characters were frustrating, but of course, that is normal and that just shows that this book will affect the readers.
All in all, this quick read offered a lot. It had drama, a little angst, sexiness, sweetness, and lots of good moments where, as a reader, you’d be so satisfied. Story-wise, this may be my favorite book from Ms. Gamble.
An inveterate traveller, Kait has set foot on three continents and has the other four on her bucket list (yes, even Antarctica). Until she can see them all, she writes romances that take readers to far flung locales, often to places she’s been or hopes to one day go. For now, she’s settled in England where she spends most of her time plotting, scribbling ideas on every available scrap of paper and trying out dialogue on her cat.