"A car accident leaves Darcy Brooks with amnesia, but she's determined it won't ruin her life. She finds a job on a dude ranch--hiding her brain trauma to get it--and falls in love with her work. Now if she can just avoid falling in love with her boss."
Pages: 130 pages
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press on Dec 2012
Form: E-book (from the author/publisher for an honest review)
Genre: Contemporary Cowboy Romance
Series: Honky Tonk Hearts
Amazon: Buy / $3.99 (Kindle) ( EU price, click to see yours )
Barnes & Noble: Buy / $2.99 (Nook)
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Excerpt: Chapter 1
"When your past is a blank, it's hard to trust the future...
A car accident leaves Darcy Brooks with amnesia, but she's determined it won't ruin her life. She finds a job on a dude ranch--hiding her brain trauma to get it--and falls in love with her work. Now if she can just avoid falling in love with her boss.
Nick Matthews knows his new employee is hiding something, and he's determined to discover what. He's failed to protect his family from disaster in the past and won't let it happen again. Now if he can just keep his attraction to Darcy from clouding his judgment.
Nick soon comes to value Darcy as an employee and a friend--even as the heat between them builds. But when a man claiming to be Darcy's husband shows up, Nick realizes just how much he wants to keep Darcy for himself." ~ From Goodreads
Look at all those pretty colors on the cover! I'm a fan of the Honky Tonk Hearts series, there are some amazing title there like Violet Eyes. So why is it that lately all I pick up is mediocre? Why! I wanna read a great 5 star book, sadly Lost Memories wasn't it.
Okay as good as the writing was and the plot seemed to be at first glance there was much room for improvement. Mind you I did finish the book as I wanted to know when and how she'd remember and why she felt like she was being watched. Okay so what did I not like? Nick was a bitch, sorry, but if he were a woman that's what I'd call it. He was rude, mean, bullying and distrustful. So what if he's hot when he's being an ass. Okay so he improved, some, towards the end and got kinder but only when they talked on the phone or had sex. Darcy was fumbling, and fearful even though she had the tough act and resilience that sort of didn't make sense. The other brothers would have made much better matches for her than surly Nick.
And then we get to the memory loss. She lost all her memories in a an accident, she refused to reveal this to anyone on the ranch, for like the whole fucking book! Excuse my french. That's not taking the story forward that's just annoying. I mean at least tell someone, don't just hold it in and fear about it getting out, it gets boring fast. That was my main beef with this book the plot dragged because all her struggle with the memory loss was internal. If she had shared with someone then you would have gotten a whole lieu of new interesting reactions... now it was just Surly Nick and Fearful Darcy - and some farm animal antics.