I liked this book. It took a different spin on the amnesia storyline. The hero has had amnesia for years and has learned to deal with it. He has a job, drives a car, lives his life. However, he keeps himself emotionally detatched because he know he can't commit to anyone without knowing the details of his life. The heroine is funny and fiesty - determined to know all of Sky's secrets. What kept this book from the full five stars, though, is the holes in logic this book presented. Sky was a teen when he lost his memory. Exactly - what happened to him? Finishing school aside - how did he get his license without having some type of identification? How does he pay taxes without a social security number? How did he apply for credit cards or a bank account with any basic forms of identification? It just bothered me, yet there was no real way in the story to tell of exactly how Sky survived his late teens to become an adult. Either way, if you can suspend logic for a few hours, it is an enjoyable read.
Skylar Hawk: Lone Brave by Sheri Whitefeather Silhouette Desire # 1271 - January 2000 The Hawk Brothers #1
Skylar's in town only short term. His foster mother asks him to room mate with Windy, her tenant. Windy's apartment and others where single woman are living, have been broken into and vandalized. When he meets Windy, she takes his breath away. Windy's a pre-school teacher on summer vacation. She learns that Skylar has been burdened for the past 16 years with not knowing who he is, he's been suffering from amnesia. He has some memories and has nightmares. He's never wanted to share his private thoughts, but Windy makes him want to bare it all, but he's afraid she won't like what she sees.
This is one of Ms. Whitefeather's early books. I enjoyed it very much.
From the book cover....
Like the bold hawk that had flown by her window, the Native American called Skyler was a mystery for Windy Hall. He was only to stay for the summer, a temporary housemate who'd be gone once September came. But even knowing that Sky was bound to move on, Windy couldn't stop her need to lose her innocence to this man who claimed he'd never had any.
For a brave loner whose destiny was still unknown, falling for soft-touch Windy could only mean heartache. And yet, as he made sweet Windy his own, Sky felt his defenses crumble. Was she the sign he'd been waiting for -- the ultimate destination his weary soul could finally call home?
see also Jesse Hawk: Brave Father by Sheri Whitefeather ~ Silhouette Desire # 1278 - Feburary 2000
Preschool teacher is attracted to her new roommate & rodeo rider Hero who still suffers from amnesia due to an accident many years ago. Hero returns her interest but makes it clear that he doesn't do commitments & his stay in California is only temporary. She tries to help him & thinks he can commit to her but he thinks he's unworthy of her due to a big secret he's keeping from her about his remembered past. Can heroine's love cover his past misdeeds?
I've read a few of Whitefeather's books throughout the years & liked them. Having read 2 within the last 233k, I noticed that her books have very similar themes, tropes, & characters. This book was so similar to Cheyenne Dad (Desire, 1300) (i.e., blonde virgin h who falls in love with loner/noncommital/formerly-promiscuous-but-recently-abstinent/rodeo rider part-Native Am Hero, Hero is cigarette smoker who's trying to quit, there's kid(s) & pet(s) both Hero & heroine both get along with) I practically predicted what was going to happen next. The only major differences b/w the 2 books is the amnesia angle, heroine in this book was more assertive, & Hero was not as domineering & less serious. An average book but its predictability & similarity to another of author's book made it a boring read for me.
I will go with "excellent" description of the characters. Skyler "Reed" was searching. Windy's morality blew out the door. This is what I call a marshmallow story - the form is good but the whole inside is mushy. The characters are lovable but....especially Edith. You mentally know but you don't sense the danger that Lucy is in. Too much dwelling on the physical and not enough strengthing of the story Much as I love Native American[s] stories, I hate it when I get to the middle [or just past] and can't wait to finish the book and start another --- still, it was a decent read as SD's go. I would like to see S. Whitefeather expand her talents in the SSE or the H. Super R. lines. She would be allowed more depth to her stories.