A pretend engagement suddenly becomes very real…and dangerous
When Tahra Edwards sees a suspicious knapsack near a school yard, she leaps into action…and saves children from a bomb. But upon awakening in a hospital, Tahra discovers she's lost her memory—including any recollection of the handsome military captain who says he's her fiancé. A charming alpha hero who seems to be hiding something…
As a high-level bodyguard, Marek Zale knows that a ruthless terrorist organization will stop at nothing to silence Tahra—his ex-girlfriend—permanently. To protect her, he must be by her side around the clock. And though he may not be telling her the truth about their engagement, their love for each other was always true…as is the danger threatening them both!
An artfully crafted tale about building trust and accepting and respecting cultural differences, located in a restive little kingdom in Europe, who is suffering from repeated terror attacks while welcoming the flow of refugees.
Even though the topic of the tale is highly political, and the environment of the story is in the heart of the power of the country, the case is presented without political influence or sides, which made the story even more enjoyable.
The circumstances are dire when Marek and Tahra meet again after their previously broken engagement. The country is in an uproar and in mourning because of the repeated deadly attacks, and the only place safe to Tahra to be is close to Marek, who would protect her with his life.
The connection between them is fragile yet obvious. They have to work to find the trust again and they have to work to get to know each other again because of the amnesia. Tahra has to learn the countries customs and culture again, learn to understand it to be able to accept it and respect it. I enjoyed how this process was presented, Marek and Tahra had to make an effort to find their tune again. The passion, adoration and love are certain, but could they make it work with their cultural differences, would Tahra learn to trust Marek again, was the feelings they have for each other enough to make 'forever and a day' reality to them?
The suspense in the story builds up as the progress in the investigation to the attacks proceeds. The complexity of the hierarchy of the crown and the history and the culture of the country are well explained in details. The intense crescendo to the suspense is filled with high energy and deadly force.
When two worlds with cultural differences stumble into each other, to find a common ground, acceptance, and respect isn't always easy or smooth. Marek and Tahra both has to make compromises and allowances to make their relationship function and to make the danger they both find themselves in ease and disappear.
An engaging, thought-provoking, intriguing tale with many nuances from family values, to friends in high place, glamor, and prestige, to the basic instincts of love and protect with everything you have.
~ Four Spoons
Award-winning author Amelia Autin is an inveterate reader who can’t bear to put a good book down…or part with it.
She’s a long-time member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), and served three years as its treasurer.
Amelia resides with her Ph.D. engineer husband in quiet Vail, Arizona, where they can see the stars at night and have a “million dollar view” of the Rincon Mountains from their back yard.
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