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Wait for Me by Elisabeth Naughton
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Wait for Me
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Awakening from a coma and suffering from amnesia, Kate Alexander’s life turns upside down once again when her husband dies and she learns that everything he has told her about their past is a lie. Now Kate must set out on a journey to discover her true identity as another man’s wife and mother to his daughter not to mention the truth about what really happened to her.

Although classified as romantic suspense, Wait for Me is more of a contemporary romance with a smidgeon of suspense as the investigation into Annie/Kate’s disappearance takes a back seat to the to emotional angst of Kate’s reunion with her family and especially with her husband, Ryan.

Kate and Ryan’s relationship is the focus of the story. She is a resilient heroine and the straightforward manner in which she goes about uncovering the truth and fitting in with her old/new family adds an element of realism to a plot that would otherwise require a large dose of suspension of disbelief.

Ryan suffered tremendously from the loss of his wife and as such finds it difficult to reconcile the person she once was with the woman she has become. He is understandably angry and belligerent, but slowly comes to realize that he will have to change if he wants to keep the woman he has always loved. The fact that he and Kate do not immediately fall into each others’ arms and declare undying love for one contributes to the intensity of their romance as they begin to fall in love all over again.

As said, the mystery is secondary and the solution, which is rather far-fetched, comes somewhat out of the blue. Nevertheless, I did manage to guess the culprit, mainly because all other suspects are quickly removed, and the climax is exciting and satisfying.

The secondary romance between Annie/Kate’s brother, Mitch and her lawyer, Simone is sweet but I’m not sure it is interesting enough to read the sequel. I guess only time will tell.

All in all, a solid read with a compelling premise and engaging characters. Fans of Elisabeth Naughton will not be disappointed.
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Reading Progress

December 5, 2013 – Shelved
December 5, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
October 11, 2014 – Started Reading
October 11, 2014 – Shelved as: amnesia
October 13, 2014 – Shelved as: mystery
October 13, 2014 – Shelved as: second-chances
October 13, 2014 – Shelved as: love-hate-relationship
October 13, 2014 – Shelved as: tortured-hero
October 13, 2014 – Finished Reading
May 14, 2015 – Shelved as: contemporary-romance
May 9, 2016 – Shelved as: kindle
November 13, 2016 – Shelved as: secret-baby

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