MISTLETOE MEMORY LOSS
Assaulted a week before a high-profile drug trafficking trial, assistant district attorney Madison Callahan narrowly escapes death…but suffers amnesia. Now, when she can't recall the identity of her attacker, everyone is suspect—except the handsome policeman who saved her.
Officer Noah Sinclair will do anything to bring the mob-connected drug trafficker to justice, including providing personal protection to Madison—the sister of the partner he nearly got killed. But helping her regain her memory may end their unlikely alliance because once she remembers him, Noah might be the last man she'll want to rely on.
As the trial looms and with the assailant dead set on ensuring that Madison doesn't survive to see Christmas, it'll take everything Noah's got to keep Madison alive.
With the riveting, mortal action the story snatched my attention immediately, and it was impossible to put the book down until the very satisfying and sweet ending to the compelling story.
I love how the author mixes the three elements in the story, the suspense, the romance, and faith in God the characters live by. The tale has a natural flow, all the details are well bound together, fitting with each other like pieces of a puzzle.
Officer Noah Sinclair lives with guilt and regrets. He is capable, take charge police officer, yet he has a tender soul that easily assumes the liability and responsibility when things go wrong. He has passion and dedication to his work but will go to great lengths to avoid personal relationships to avoid hurt and disappointment. I liked Noah, he is sincere, kind, considerate man earnestly looking for peace of mind. He struggles with his remorse and with his faith making him human and easy to relate to.
Assistant district attorney Madison Callahan is in danger of her life and suffering from a temporary amnesia after an attack. With threats, assaults, and attempts to her life coming at her continuously, the only time she feels safe and secure is with Noah. Madison is a fun, determined, and capable woman. She knows who she is, what she is able to, and what she has to offer. Her guiding light in life is her unwavering faith in God and she is not ashamed to show it. Her direct approach with everything in life was endearing and challenging at the same time. She is the type of woman most of us aim to be and I liked her immensely.
To balance the need to stay safe, to stay alive, and continue the prosecution of the dangerous drug dealer and the investigation of the recent attacks, Noah and Madison go into hiding, giving them ample time to get to know each other better and find a unique, treasured connection and bond, counsel each other with the matters of life, loss, and faith, doubts and uncertainties they feel and face. I found their conversations to be encouraging and inspirational, the wisdom they shared with each other easy to apply to life in general.
The story leads with enthralling and lethal action and threats, with the constant risk of menace and peril. Yet the sweet, adorable, and heartwarming romance edges in and takes the point before long. The characters faith in God and in His guidance, helps them navigate the hazardous risks and deception they face while fighting for justice and for their lives. Loved every moment of it!
~ Five Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me