After seven days in a coma, Hannah Parker remembers nothing about the accident that landed her in the hospital—or how she ended up pregnant with Brannon’s baby, the man she’s loved since high school. Her body and heart have burned for him for years, and when she wakes up, he’s sleeping by her bedside, anxious to keep her safe at all costs. But as Hannah struggles with her amnesia, a threat looms closer—one that could have deadly consequences if she recovers her memories. She will have to trust Brannon completely if she is to keep what haunts her at bay…and their baby safe….
Brannon McKay spent the last ten years fantasizing about Hannah. In his mind, he’s explored every passionate scenario he can think of while, in real life, Brannon took their budding relationship and threw it away with both hands. Hannah doesn’t remember what happened but now that she is awake, Brannon would rather die than watch her walk away again. When Hannah and his unborn child’s lives are threatened, Brannon must stake claim to the woman who has held his heart captive for years…or risk disaster tearing them apart…
Brannon has watched his sisters' friend, Hannah, for ten years always believing she was perhaps too young for him and besides he doesn't do relationships. A frantically charged night between them doesn't change much and Brannon loses that which could be the most precious thing in his world, Hannah. Then the unthinkable happens as Hannah is injured, in a coma and pronounced pregnant! Oh boy, does reality come crashing down on Brannon and he is determined to put right that which he did wrong.
Hannah wakes not knowing who she is or what happened but the gorgeous hunk claiming to be her baby's father does seem very familiar. Brannon is sweet and at times it's like he is courting Hannah but her lack of memory is causing all kinds of problems. The night Hannah was injured, a woman was murdered and it's possible Hannah might have seen something; but if that's true then there's a killer out there who might just strike again!
I quickly caught up with how this story was playing out and the murdered woman was clearly not the nicest person in town and had more enemies than spots on a Dalmatian! It's quite a slow start and the budding relationship just didn't grab my attention. I did immediately like Hannah, as even when in the hospital her inner thoughts are anything but pedantic, she isn't a pushover by any means. Brannon, hmm, he is finally stepping up, but this couple have to overcome his previous behaviour, which won't happen unless either he admits he was a cretin and a coward or Hannah remembers.
What I did like (although I had to pay attention) was the mysterious killer stalking the town in plain sight. I thought Ms Walker did a good job of making him a part of the everyday town folks and yet almost invisible, hiding his true agenda. There's clearly a connection to the McKay family and the history of their family is discussed giving this reader all kinds of possibilities to ponder.
It would be remiss of me not to mention that there are quite a few supporting characters all vying for the reader’s attention. The author clearly enjoys muddying the waters and making her readers get their thinking caps on! Yes, there's lots going on and I strongly suspect who might have a starring role in the next book, but for now it's all about Brannon and Hannah.
I was gifted a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.