Sunday, January 11, 2004

Review: Lost in Your Arms by Christina Dodd

Title: Lost in Your Arms
Series: Governess Brides
Author: Christina Dodd
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: March 1, 2002
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 0380819635
ISBN-13: 9780380819638

Enid's marriage was a brief and disastrous episode she'd rather forget. But when the disreputable husband who abandoned her nine years ago returns, injured in an explosion that has cost him his memory, Enid is persuaded to nurse him back to health. As her patient slowly regains his strength, Enid realizes that, except for his remarkable green eyes, her husband is a changed man—he seems to have come to value honor, loyalty, and compassion. And, while this appealing stranger has clearly forgotten her completely, he is also apparently enchanted with the woman who calls herself his wife. Indeed, despite the dangers that surround them, he is eager to sweep her away on an irresistible tide of passion. But, even as Enid finds herself losing her heart to a man she'd once thought herself relieved to have out of her life, she wonders what could have changed her husband so in the years they were apart—and what terrible secrets might be locked away along with his missing memories

My rating:

Enid MacLean is finally at peace with herself and her life when her husband, the man she hoped never to lay eyes on again, is wounded in an explosion and she has to nurse him back to health.

Unfortunately, he's forgotten everything. Grateful for his wife's presence, he reaches out to her, seducing her anew, rekindling her love... and his.

Despite her reservations, Enid gives in to the temptation, but things are seldom what they seem.

Another wonderful historical romance by Christina Dodd. At first the story might appear predictable and been-there-done-that, but the extraordinary plot twist in the middle completely shifts the plot, the characters, and their perception of what is real and what not.

An entertaining beach read.


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