Enticed by His Forgotten Lover by Maya Banks

Enticed by His Forgotten Lover #1 by Maya Banks
* I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

“Have we met?”

Answer: a right hook! Because Bryony Morgan pulls no punches. Even when she’s very pregnant and facing down the father of her unborn child. She fell for wealthy hotelier Rafael de Luca when he courted her for her beachfront real estate. Then he disappeared. Now, she’s in New York for answers—and she won’t accept a brush-off.

But selective amnesia after a crash has Rafael puzzled. How could he ever forget a combustible beauty like Bryony? Solution: return to the island where they met, and relive the unforgettable nights in question—until he remembers everything…

Rafael is a ruthless business man.  He has acquired a piece of property that he is getting ready to develop, if he can hide the fact that he has selective amnesia.  His best friends and business partners have been feeding him the information needed so his investor’s won’t lose faith in him.  He is managing well, until a pregnant woman confronts him at the party and threatens to blow it all.

Bryony can’t believe she’s actually standing face to face with Rafe but something isn’t right.  He doesn’t remember her or their time together on the island.  She is devastated and just wants to go home and hide.  Rafe agrees to return to the island with her to see if it will jog his memory.  She’s afraid to get her hopes up but she’s even more afraid of being hurt all over again.

Bryony is such a feisty heroine.  She is upset that Rafe doesn’t remember her, yet she doesn’t take any of his bull either.  She loves him and was devastated when he didn’t return.  She doesn’t know what she is going to do but you see the momma bear coming out in her when it comes to her baby.  She has faith in Rafe and believes that their time together helped to make him a better person. She sees the inherent good in people and when she loves, she loves deeply.

Rafe is a very powerful businessman that relies on his best friends/business partners for support.  He is not afraid to go after what he wants, no matter the costs.  He is single and likes it that way, until the feisty Bryony shows up.  She is not his typical type but there is something about her that pulls him in.  While on the island, he becomes someone he doesn’t recognize but really likes.  She has faith in him that he can change and he wants to – for her.  When his memory returns, he realizes what a jerk he was to Bryony.  He is willing to do whatever it takes to make it up to her, even if it cost him his reputation.

These two are a perfect match for each other.  It is obvious from the beginning that there is a connection between the two.  I was not expecting the twist at the end but love how everything worked out.  The secondary characters were a needed addition since they will be featured in future books.

I can’t wait to read the next installment (downloaded it today) and hope that we will continue to find out more about Rafe in Bryony in the future books.  Maya Banks is a favorite author of mine and this one did not disappoint.  I give Enticed by His Forgotten Lover 4 Flaming Hearts. 

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