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3.0 out of 5 stars3 1/2 stars
Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2017
I really don't know where to start regarding this story. First of all the positive, I loved the pharmaceutical investigation part of the story, Ryan as a major CEO known for his ruthless tactics of Buying out and merging companies, the business aspect of how his glamorous persona affected his business image, the mystery of how one of his co-workers had a vendetta to get back at him by creating the situation of him loosing his wife, etc. I loved Mitch his brother in laws whimsical and witty persona, I liked really all of the characters including the parents , grand parents, Reed 4 yr old son of hero and heroines and I tolerated Julia their snippy daughter, however, I usually look at 1 reviews or 2 to make sure I'm seeing things clearly. When I read a story if the plot is good I usually ignore the curse words and various scenes that is rated R like. The plot was excellent in my opinion and could be on television or a soap opera. So I didn't pay attention to certain parts that those who gave it 1 or 2 stars did, so I rechecked those scenes and found out they were correct. There was too much cursing in it and the sexual scenes were a bit much. The plot was good similar to Sandra Brown's Mirror Image and I rate it the same as R. The only thing I liked is that there was a major story along with complications and it was only a few sexual scenes. Not that many compared to what it could have been. Also the hero and heroine having the grandparents and their children all under one roof and the uncle Mitch visits is primarily what I focused on. And this is also a really good mystery.
I've wanted to read this book for a long time. I finally purchased it this summer and read it. I enjoyed it, I liked it, I didn't love it, which is why I'm not giving it 5 stars. Honestly, I found the coincidences to be a little too over the top to make it a 5 star read. The good: I enjoyed the romance. I enjoyed the couples. I felt the connection. The author totally scored on that part of the book. I believed most of the love story and that's important. If I don't believe you, I'm not giving your book a good review. The same is true for both couples featured in the book. I liked the family details and how she included the kids in the story line. The not so good: I always try to give a little to the imagination when reading fiction, but this one had me rolling my eyes a few times at the convenience of it all. I found a lot of the mystery plot a little cliche. Apparently everyone dies in plane crashes...but don't actually die in plane crashes....seriously? The great: The premise is great and original. The pharmaceutical business stuff was great, and the motivation of the characters was on spot. I really enjoyed this part of the story, along with the romance. All in all, I really liked this book, but it could have used a good content editor to help the author be a little more creative and a little less cliche in some areas.
Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2021
OMG! This book was AMAZING! This is my 1st time reading a 'suspense/romance' novel. Let me say....I LOVE THE COMBINATION!...or maybe E.Naughton is just an amazingly talented author. Yes, let's go with that latter.
Naughton did an excellent job at keeping me engaged from thr 1st page, to the last. This book had it all: twists, surprises, and "the unexpected". The title was steamy and super sexy...some of the very best love-making scenes I have EVER read. They were so vivid and well-written, it was almost like I was in the room. SUPERB!!
I am not sure if Mitch and Simone's story will be able to surpass, in interest and fascination, the story of Ryan and Katie, but I will give Naughton a shot and continue on with book 2.
Rating: GINORMOUS 5 STARS!!!
Recommendation: Please...if you want to read a really good book, THIS IS IT!!!
5.0 out of 5 starsGet comfortable because once you start this book, you will be unable to put it down!!
Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2019
This was a killer. Imagine your wife is killed in a plane crash, but she wasn't. She had amnesia and the man she knew as her husband who had taken care of her while she was in a coma for 3 years, wasn't and he died in a plane crash, but really didn't. You need a scorecard to follow everything, but it is worth it! This book has so many twists and turns. You will never figure out who the mastermind of all of this drama is! Bravo to Elizabeth Naughton for this wonderful mystery. I cannot wait for the next one.
5.0 out of 5 starsThe master of dialog- My 10 top authors of all time. You win, Elisabeth.
Reviewed in the United States on August 4, 2019
Without a doubt Elisabeth Naughton knows her way around a story. I have read all of her contemporary romance novels, and without a doubt this one is my favorite. And judging by the other 2000 reviews I'm not alone. The incredible inner dialog and well placed descriptive writing, blew me away. But let's talk dialog. As an ex-blogger and avid reader I've come across thousands of books, and no one holds a candle to Elisabeth's clever banter. So funny, so intense, so real and so damn clever. I have laughed out loud, re-read paragraphs just for the pure enjoyment of it, sank into the story and grew to love the characters as real-life beings. And that's the goal, right? Well, job well done. You are the master I compare all other books to. Poor saps. (I hope you read this.)
3.0 out of 5 starsKate really kept her self together no matter what was happening and I loved thats about her character
Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2018
The plot really drew me in and kept me captivated throughout the entire story. Yes, Ryan was a jerk for the first half of the book and I wanted to throw my kindle many times. Kate really kept her self together no matter what was happening and I loved thats about her character. The mystery of why it all happened is what really kept me engrossed. I couldn’t figure anything out and I loved it. I do wish that more of the book was focused on the marriage and getting back to who they were, the kids, and coming to terms with who she was as opposed to all the mystery. Yes it is a romance; but at times I felt like it was very little and it was more a suspense novel. Also, adding in the secondary romance really took away from the romance with Ryan and Kate. It was still enjoyable even with that. It did end abruptly. 3 Stars #2OCCJD
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 14, 2018
Kate Alexander was involved in a horrific accident which robbed her of her memory. With the help of her husband Jake, she has been able to rebuild her life for them and their son Reed. That is until a plane crash changes her world forever. Following Jake’s death in the horrific crash, she goes into his previously off limits office to find out more information on the important things like life insurance, but she finds out more than she bargained for. Ryan Harrison lost his wife Annie in a plane crash 5 years ago, and although some of the old wounds were starting to heal, the crash rips them wide open again. As he heads home to his family in San Francisco to start the healing process, in Houston, Kate Alexander decides that she needs answers to the gaps in what her husband told her happened, and what her medical records say. On impulse, she moves herself and her son to San Francisco and goes about searching for a nursing home that she apparently spent two years in, only to find out that it had burnt down the previous year, destroying all medical records and no one wants to talk to her.
She then decides to hire a lawyer, and seems strangely drawn to the name of one lawyer, Simone Conners. When she walks into the lawyer’s office, Simone instantly recognises her as her old friend and Ryan’s wife Annie. Kate leaves Simone’s office even more confused, with more questions and no answers. Kate then starts the search for answers about who she is, and what happened to her…
I found this book was the opposite of a lot of books that I have read – it had a great beginning, but towards the middle of the book, the story got a bit boring. The author seemed to prioritise the sexual chemistry and sex lives of the character, to the detriment of the story. I can understand why there was some of the sex added, but I felt that overall, it didn’t add to the story.
The characters were written in such a way that even though on the outside they sometimes came across as tough or unfeeling, we were able to see their innermost feelings and the turmoil that their situation has brought them.
Towards the end of the book, some answers are revealed. The pieces of the jigsaw start to fit together and some characters from earlier in the book reappear as the author starts to explain the deception. I did find this slightly confusing in places, and had to read back to find out where each person had fitted in earlier in the story. While most questions were answered, I was slightly disappointed by the explanation and the reasons why the deception happened. I was also slightly disappointed with the clichéd ‘happy ever after’ ending. For a book with such promise at the start, the ending was a bit of a letdown.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 14, 2016
Packed this in at 8%. The idea and synopsis sounded very interesting but the execution just left me baffled !! It's way too confusing and the passage about her baby's birth lost me. I wasn't sure when this happened and if she had a C-section or not, however many times I read it back....the first chapter in which a LOT happens was highly rushed. It would have been better if she explained things a lot more comprehensively than she did and perhaps it wouldn't have been so confusing. We learn that amnesiac Kate is a journalist in the geology field...so how's she managing THAT ?? Then she moves and a pal helps her and we are told how well he knows her, etc....but it wasn't clear if he'd only known her since the amnesia or before. It just became too hard-going for me, I'm afraid.
Wait for me by Elisabeth Naughton. Fiction, Romance, suspense This book is a good 280 page read
Really really enjoyed this story its well written book about a woman with no memory of her past life.
Kate Alexander was involved in a car crash 18 months ago and has no memory of her life before it all she know is that she's married to a man and the relationship just doesn't feel quite right. Kate has a beautiful 5 year old son that looks nothing like his father. The only thing Kate know's about her life are what family and friends have told her. Kate's husband is suddenly killed in a plane crash and she begins to go through his things in his privet office she comes across a photo of a little girl with the same eye's as herself she has no idea who this little girl is. Kate starts to investigate her life and travel's to San Francisco for answers.
Ryan Harrison is a very rich business man who has never got over the death of his wife and mother to his 9 year old daughter. Anne was killed in a plane crash 5 years ago.
Kate and Ryan's life's are going to collide in a shocking way that will leave them and their families in shock and struggling to understand what happened.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 27, 2013
This is a great great story. Although you might guess what the story is about what makes it great is the twists and turn that make the plot. It had me guessing and on my toes. I read it in a day I couldn't put it down. It made me cry at one point because I really felt for Kate. I saw both sides of how Kate and Ryan felt and I understood how Ryan felt and when he started blaming Kate for everything that's when I started crying because it's not her fault and Ryan was just lashing out but it had me in tears. I felt Kate didn't have anyone on her side and I wanted to crawl inside the book just to give her a hug. I loved Kate's brother Mitch. When he and Ryan first see Kate, he sort of went big brother on her without her knowing it. Julie the daughter was a bit to grown up for me at 9 years old sometimes but what did show her age was her resentment of Kate. She knew what had happened to Kate was not her fault but she still couldn't help the way she felt, although it did annoy me at times the way Kate dealt with the situation was the way I would have dealt with it. I don't want to give away spoilers but I'm glad it's a happy ending for everyone, including Mitch. Definitely recommend for everyone, beautifully written and I will be reading more from this author. I could go on about this book because it's just that amazing and I haven't gushed over a book like this in a while, it's so gut gripping and has your emotions all over the place and when you can't take it anymore it gets better. Please read this book you will not be disappointed.
Well, this was a mystery and a half! I really could not put this down - I had a couple of short nights as I just could not stop reading this. I would tell myself "one more chapter..." only for each chapter to end on a cliffhanger that made me start the whole process again.
The story is about Kate, who is aware she is an amnesia sufferer who has forgotten her life prior to her accident. However, circumstances lead to her finding out that her accident and her life beforehand are not what they seem. Enter Ryan, who helps Kate piece together what has happened, but even he does not know all the answers. The characters' confusion from the situation comes across as very real and the romantic aspect is also believable. The supporting cast of Mitch and Simone also make great characters.
This is one of those stories where you think you've solved the big twist early on and that nothing will happen as a result. There is so much more to the story and a lot of mystery solving to find out how Kate got from her life before to where was at the start of the story. A really enjoyable read and I was shocked when I remembered I had got this as a free download - I would have happily paid for this.