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cover83327-mediumThe Trouble with Temptation

by Shiloh Walker

Love is the greatest risk of all.

After seven days in a coma, Hannah Parker remembers nothing about the accident that landed her in the hospital—or how she ended up pregnant with Brannon’s baby, the man she’s loved since high school. Her body and heart have burned for him for years, and when she wakes up, he’s sleeping by her bedside, anxious to keep her safe at all costs. But as Hannah struggles with her amnesia, a threat looms closer—one that could have deadly consequences if she recovers her memories. She will have to trust Brannon completely if she is to keep what haunts her at bay…and their baby safe….

Brannon McKay spent the last ten years fantasizing about Hannah. In his mind, he’s explored every passionate scenario he can think of while, in real life, Brannon took their budding relationship and threw it away with both hands. Hannah doesn’t remember what happened but now that she is awake, Brannon would rather die than watch her walk away again. When Hannah and his unborn child’s lives are threatened, Brannon must stake claim to the woman who has held his heart captive for years…or risk disaster tearing them apart…

This is one of those times when not reading the first book in a series might have been a detriment.  Walker does a good job of filling readers in on the pertinent details of what happened but I think that there are some nuances that are missed.  Actually, I have no idea how much of an overflow there is between the two, I’m just guessing based on how much of book 2 I think will impact book 3 and how much I felt like I was missing having only read this book.  And I’m warning you now that not everything is wrapped up nicely – it is going to be a requirement to read the next book in order to continue some of the plot lines.  There’s an unsolved mystery as well as the next romance, which has already been introduced.

The relationship between Hannah and Brannon is addressed completely, though, and very enjoyably.  We start the book with Brannon finding out about Hannah’s accident and his realization of how much she means to him.  But her amnesia, and the possibility that someone wants her dead, leaves him with a whole mess of complications.  And as someone who doesn’t do relationships he’s not really set-up to handle it well 🙂  The threat to Hannah takes up a good portion of the story (and, again, it isn’t resolved so be prepared to read more than this book) but Walker doesn’t ignore their romantic troubles.  All of it is blended together very well and none of it feels short-changed.

The mystery is vague, with Walker giving you just enough to have you guessing. And since it is unsolved you do feel a little lost at the end as you wait for the next story.  But because we get Gideon & Moira’s voices here with a look into their history, that’s going to bring you back for The Right Kind of Trouble as much as finding out who the bad guy is.  Wow, those two have a lot of hurts to handle 🙂