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August got hit by a car as she walked along the highway looking for shelter from the storm. She could not remember her name or her past when she awoke in the hospital with a broken arm and a laceration to the head the next morning. She wore a peridot gemstone ring on her right hand and since she hated the thought of being called Jane Doe, she used the suggested name "August (last name) Unknown."
Geoffrey Barthlow is a sensitive widower who lost his wife to an automobile accident about 9 months ago. His low self-esteem is buoyed by August whom he has taken into his care, his home and eventually his heart. His family instantly likes and accepts August and think she is perfect for him. Geoffrey tries to keep his emotions under control because for all (amnesia plagued) August knows she could be married and already have a family of her own.
Through a series of scary, life-threatening attacks on her life, August (AKA Emily Atkinson) and Geoffrey learn exactly how far each is willing to go to protect the other, and how much they love each other.
I found the characters engaging and their relationship believable. I especially enjoyed Geoffrey's ability and desire to reach out for love again after being cheated on and hurt by his first wife and his brother.
Pamela Fryer does a great job of keeping the story moving and the reader guessing. August Unknown has a perfect blend of mystery, action, suspense, and romance.
Geoffrey cares for her tenderly, torn between his growing affection for her and his unselfish desire to help her find her past, even if it resulted in losing her. Geoffrey's niece has dubbed Jane Doe "August", because of her birthstone ring. August also feels a growing affection for Geoffrey, but she won't let herself feel anything until she discovers her past. She is terrified that her past might include some criminal activity that would make her unworthy of Geoffrey's love. Tension builds as August feels that someone is after her, with intent to kill her.
I loved the characters in this book, the development of the plot and the sizzling attraction between the two, which becomes complicated when a triangle develops. The plot was never predictable, and I eagerly read to the end, although I was sad to have this literary adventure over.
I think this story would play out well in a movie.
Almost dead of cold, and not knowing who she is or why she is in the water, the heroine staggers out of the surf, through the sleet and into the path of a car. When she wakes in the hospital, all she knows is that she knows nothing.
This book is written with great skill and free of the numerous errors that plague many new offerings. That alone is a blessing not to be sneered at. The action begins immediately and holds the reader until the end because, by then, you just HAVE to know. Both protagonists are appealing and the character development is seamless and logical for both the main and secondary players in this tense, but ultimately satisfying book. You can almost taste the heroine's frustration as she tries to remember not just who she is, but to see through to the looming monster in the shadows that now inhabit her memory.
The relationship between the protagonists builds nicely as does the sexual tension. It is almost a clean romance with one sexual interlude just before the climax. Not a steamy book, but one in which the "whodunit" is the main attraction. If you like romantic suspense, this is the one. I think this is the best mystery I've read this year. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good read.
Geoffrey = wow/dreamy/perfect
Colin = scumbag
August = sweet/cute but frustrating
I recommend giving this book a try.