This had a completely different vibe than I was expecting! The cover and description make it sound like an intense and emotional read, but it’s much more a story of starting over, second chances, and finding love when you least expect it. I’ll admit that it took a little while to wrap my head around the storyline and get invested in the characters, but the writing is solid and the premise is interesting so it’s definitely a worthwhile read. It’s got some sexiness but also a slow burn, and features a somewhat reformed bad boy who finally gets his girl.
The story follows Delaney, a young woman who wakes up with no memories and no one to help her understand how she got that way – or what kind of life she was leading before the amnesia. When an old classmate happens upon her in the hospital, Delaney clings to him like a lifeline. Decker is hesitant to get involved for his own reasons, but he can’t resist the woman who seems so alone in the world – especially since he had a huge crush on her growing up. He was trouble back then and never considered himself good enough for Delaney, but he becomes her rock as she begins to lead a whole new life.
While this didn’t grip me the way I would’ve liked, I enjoyed it all the way through. These two begin as friends and develop into more, though the attraction is there the whole time. I loved Decker and how patient he was with Delaney as she finds her way. The tone stays mostly light with touches of suspense, and a few sexy times along the way. Though it wasn’t quite what I was hoping for, it’s a solid read and I would not hesitate to read more from the author. I received an ARC via Candi Kane PR (then purchased it for my collection) and am voluntarily leaving a review of this sexy, second chance (at life and love) romance.
KEEPER by Harloe Rae
Release date: February 6th
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“Will you help me remember?”
That’s the second thing I ask the stranger hovering just outside of my hospital room. To me, Decker Fredric is another nameless face in the crowd. To him, I’m a forgotten girl he hasn’t seen in years. But he agrees to be my crutch through the fog as if we were once friends.
Everything is a blank canvas spreading far and wide in front of me. Any direction I take, my steps stumble over the unknown. Decker becomes the only reliable constant in my life. I lean on him too hard, but he doesn’t seem to mind. His unwavering patience and guidance restore some semblance of normal I don’t recall having.
My attraction to Decker is instant, but he appears indifferent. Until the day his stare holds a bit too much heat. In return, I dare to let my touch linger. Our hugs cling tighter than a simple embrace should. But we have no business defying the distinct line cutting between us.
Decker Fredric was never mine to keep. But that doesn’t stop me from wanting him to be.
About the Author
Harloe Rae is a USA Today & Amazon Top 10 bestselling author. Her passion for writing and reading has taken on a whole new meaning. Each day is an unforgettable adventure.
Harloe is a Minnesota gal with a serious addiction to romance. She’s always chasing an epic happily ever after. When she’s not buried in the writing cave, Harloe can be found hanging with her hubby and son. If the weather permits, she loves being lakeside or out in the country with her horses.
Harloe is the author of the Reclusive series, Watch Me Follow, #BitterSweetHeat Series, Ask Me Why, and BREAKER. These titles are available on Amazon.
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