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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Enticed By His Forgotten Lover by Maya Banks (Harlequin Desire, bk 1, Pregnancy & Passion)

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Excerpt:
"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…



Naughty D's Review:
As a result of an accident Rafael has amnesia and can't remember the four week time period before the accident.  Rafael sees Bryony at a party, she only catches his eye because she is glaring at him, she's not his type so he has no idea why she would be staring a hole through him.  Bryony met and fell in love with Rafael when he visited the island she lives on.  When he left he told her he would be back soon, he never returned, four months later she travels to NYC to confront him over broken promises and oh yeah, he's going to be a daddy.    

At first I was worried this would be a typical amnesia story...but it wasn't typical, because Maya puts a twist in there.   I can't give too much detail because it would spoil the story.  What I can say is Rafael is a sexy, possessive man (even though he doesn't remember her, something about her makes him become possessive), Rafe is also a self-centered, do what ever it takes to win, take no prisoners man.  Bryony is a strong, yet vulnerable woman, she has no problem fighting Rafael or walking away from him even though she loves him, she will not settle for scraps of his attention.   

I really enjoyed Rafael and Bryony's story, I loved the interaction with the rest of Rafe's business partners/long time friends, Ryan, Dev and Cam.  I have to say I'm already in love with Ryan =)

I've read and enjoy Maya's erotic romances and her Desire books, however, there is a difference.When reading the Desire books one has to keep in mind that these books have to be shorter and do not have as much sex or descriptive sex in them, even with these restrictions Maya does not disappoint. Unless you forget that when reading the HD Maya books, you are not going to have a tremendous amount of sexin' going on and you won't get the nitty gritty dirty talk, that you get in her erotic no holes (oops holds) romances....SOOO don't try to compare the two types of books, they all have the Maya touch, just on different levels, but all have that Maya Magic =) 

It's been a while since I've read a Desire, Blaze, well any of the serial romances.  Reading EBHFL reminded me how much I love the steamy, shorter but still a full story, books for busy days or nights. Especially since I am the kind of person who LOVES to finish a book in one sitting, these books  are perfect when I only have a couple hours to read.

Naughty D' gives Enticed By His Forgotten Lover 

Overall 3.75
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The rest of the Pregnancy and Passion Series will be released:
Wanted by Her Lost Lover ~ Ryan's story ~ November 2011
 Tempted by Her Innocent Kiss and Undone by her Tender Touch ~ Spring 2012 ~ (will be Cam and Dev's stories, not sure which one is which)

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