*I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
From the moment Josie laid eyes on sexy, mysterious Shane Dean, she was in love. Their desire ignited a passionate affair, and within weeks, Shane had slipped a ring on her finger. It seemed her every fantasy was coming true . . . until her new husband disappeared without a trace. Now, two years and one broken heart later, Josie is shocked by the hospital calls: Shane has been found . . . at a crime scene with no memory of how he got there.
Her Love Can Save Him
Shane can't remember the blue-eyed angel at his bedside—or who he even is—but he knows something isn't right. His hearing is razor sharp, his physical strength incredible, and the urge to protect Josie overwhelming. For powerful enemies are hunting him, and Josie is the key to discovering why. As Shane struggles to unravel his past, dangerous new truths come to light. Can he protect the only woman he's ever loved? And can Josie trust a man she thought she knew—one who carries such a deadly secret?
Somehow I totally missed the fact that there was going to be a science fictional element in this book, so that kind of took me by surprise. It did give for an interesting angle, though because the element in this novel is so borderline realistic I had a hard time accepting it, making me wonder if it was really necessary.
Now I loved the whole reunited lovers thing they had going on. A whirlwind romance, two month marriage and then a husband who disappears for two years, call me intrigued. Of course I wanted to know why Shane disappeared, what has happened to him and if he and Josie might be able to work it out. Though they were plenty of times during the story which made me doubt that last one.
Josie has always been pragmatic and very reasonable, the one time she did something spontaneous she ended up with a broken heart. Now with Shane back she doesn't know what to expect, but she knows she doesn't want him back. Fool her once, shame on you, fool her twice, not going to happen. Except Shane isn't going to give up on her, even though Josie fights him all the way. She wants to show him she is not some weak and vulnerable woman who needs saving.
I could totally understand her mistrust of Shane. They got married quickly and it didn't last long, so she doesn't really know him that well and the things she is figuring out now aren't that reassuring. What was driving me crazy was the constant switching between not trusting him and lusting after Shane. Her idea of him could switch within a halve page.
Shane is very much an alpha male even going one step further as the usual guys, because this one will kill for his love. I liked how he wouldn't give up on Josie and wanted to be the best man possible for her. Then when it comes to his history and past actions, those kind of get blown over and I could have used more details around that or at least made them more significant.
Besides the love story, there is of course the suspense and mystery. Shane and his brothers are some sort of super soldiers, who have escaped their evil commander and who is now after them. Considering the fact that to be able to make super soldiers, you need to be super smart, the villains were kind of dumb and cliché. Some parts in this were very predictable.
I liked the action throughout the story, even with Josie getting kidnapped like five times or so (really?!). Though it often was overshadowed a bit with the romance. To me the action and mystery deserved more attention and detail.
Overall the writing was good and the other brothers definitely captured my attention. I will be reading their stories as well and see if they can beat their enemies.