The bullet didn’t take his life.
It took his memories.
Andrea Cole’s life shattered the night of her husband’s shooting. Although not fatal, the incident left him unable to retain new memories—until a medical breakthrough offers them a glimpse of hope.
Preston Morgan has a ten-year gap in his memory. Even more distressing, a cold, no-nonsense soldier he’d trained with in the Army is at his hospital bedside—except the way she makes him feel now is anything but cold. She makes him laugh, and heaven help him, she makes him want.
Andi promises the doctor she won’t force Preston’s recovery by just telling him of their past—but only for one month. Yet, as they grow close again, keeping their marriage a secret eats at her.
And it doesn’t help that there’s a snaggletooth little boy at home, desperate to meet a father he’s never truly known.
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating between Andi & Preston’s perspectives. A few chapter’s from PJ’s POV.
This is book 2 in Staci Warren’s Texas Hearts series. While Warren gives enough information that this can stand on it’s own – I’d encourage you to read book 1, Legal Trouble first. Operation Remember Us and my review for it contain spoilers to book 1.
I loved this one just as much as the first. Warren is great at balancing romance, mystery, and drama together in what could almost be called a second-chance romance. After a devastating injury six years ago, Preston is missing the past 10 years of his life. That includes his entire romantic relationship with his wife, Andi and even their adorable son PJ.
Warren put these two through the wringer. Preston desperately seeking answers and Andi having to hold back under strict doctor’s orders. While most of the book alternates between Andi and Preston’s perspectives, there are a few chapters from PJ’s. And oh my heart! Sweet PJ who knows Preston is his father but also knows he can’t admit it yet. It was as devastating as what his parents are going through.
Preston falls in love with Andi again and it’s at turns adorable and sexy and heartbreaking and hilarious. His assumptions juxtaposed against Andi’s evasiveness create misunderstandings that both struggle to overcome. I loved how Preston’s sister Em, Noah, Noah’s family, and Preston’s fellow army buddies come together to support this fledgling family.
I don’t want to spoil what a beautiful story this is because I want others to experience it for themselves. I love how Warren brings them together and the precious epilogue. I enjoy her writing (and of course, the Texas setting) can’t wait for Ethan’s story, Sins of the Father.
Content Warnings (possible spoilers):
abusive family, abonnement as a child, death of friend (“new” information to Preston), imprisoned family member, abused child (not MC’s)
I received an advanced copy of the ebook via Booksprout and am leaving an honest review.
About the author:
Staci loves books. Writing them. Reading them. Whatever! She especially loves romances set in the deep south. Southern belles falling in love with sexy heroes in the sprawling countryside…
Yes, yes, and yes, please!
Her love of writing came later in life, after the tedium of the day job took its toll. Hours a day alone in a tiny office with only the voices in her head for company, her mind journeyed to faraway places and spun tales of love and happily-ever-after. One day, she decided to put her stories to paper and never looked back.
These days, she calls the Natural State home. When she’s not writing, she works in healthcare at a local children’s hospital and tends to her home menagerie, which includes 2 dogs, 2 cats, 3 mice, 2 kids, and 1 husband.
You can connect with Staci Warren here:
My Favorite Quotes
“It took his stupid, hormone-laden monkey brain way too long to realize Andi was Cole.”
“He went from stoic spy to love-struck goofball in a heartbeat.”
“How was she supposed to make it through the next month without breaking down and telling him everything?”
“Preston was about four-point-five seconds from grabbing his sidearm and emptying the clip into this stupid computer.”
“I’ll keep my seductions to a lower volume next time.”
“her smile . . . God, it was the thing wars were started over.”
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