Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Wait for Me by Elisabeth Naughton

Wait for Me by Elisabeth Naughton
Excerpt

A woman without a past…

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.

Genre

Suspense

Review

A page-turning romantic suspense that keeps me up all night long.

From the book excerpt itself we pretty much know the juice of the story. Kate woke from a coma after an accident with no memory of her past and find herself living with her husband, Jake and her four years old son, Reed. When a plane crash killed Jake, she found out Jake had been lying to her all along. She was actually in coma for 4 years, instead of 4 days and she might had a daughter. Kate depart to San Francisco in search for answer and that's she met Ryan Harrison.

Ryan, a CEO of AmCorp Pharmaceutical lost his wife, Annie to a plane crash 5 years ago and now his 9 years old daughter, Julia is everything he had. He still misses his wife and after only one chapter from Ryan's POV, we can feel his grieve tremendously and my heart ache for him. When all of a sudden, Annie is standing on his front porch, all the emotion rush back to him, happiness, despair and uncertainty. He felt like sucker punched when Annie apparently no longer remembers him and the family.

Ryan had problem dealing with Kate face to face when all he felt is that he is looking at a woman that no longer love him. While, Kate can't fathom the fact she had married to a cold and ruthless businessman. Despite the animosity between them, Kate and Ryan each wants to spend more time to know their children better. The prepubescent Julia, flat out hate Kate and unwilling to accept her back in their life. While, little Reed seems elated to have a new father.

In the means of finding out what happen 5 years ago, Kate and Ryan can no longer deny that they still have a deep connection towards each other. The surrounding atmosphere practically sizzle whenever they look at each other. At the same time, Kate worries that Ryan is still seeing her as Annie and not the woman she is now. I find it wonderful that the author made Kate fell in love with her husband all over again for the second time in her life.

“I want you to kiss me like you did at my house, to make love to me like you did at yours. I want to wake up with you every morning and go to bed with you every night. I want our kids and our life together. I want it all, but mostly, I just want you.” 

So what actually happened to Kate 5 years ago? Why isn't she in the plane crash as suppose? Is there a connection to Ryan himself? When the body count starts piling up, Ryan is worried about his wife safety. Someone is out that silencing the loose end or witnesses.

Oh, I just need to mentioned Mitch, Ryan's brother-in-law and Kate's brother, he is always there for both of them through all this mess and there is such a tight bromance going on between him and Ryan. And Mitch and Simone, Kate's lawyer friend, when they both are together bickering is pure hilarious. Their romance serve as a secondary plot, but is fun and sweet nonetheless.

Rating 4/5

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