The Trouble with Temptation by Shiloh Walker
Series: The McKays #2 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: May 3rd 2016
Source: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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…
I have to admit that the main reason I wanted to read this book was because of the AMAZING blurb. Hello, angst alert! I was totally in the mood for an angsty read, and Shiloh Walker delivered perfectly with The Trouble with Temptation. I skipped the first book in the McKays series, but I read this one as a standalone with no problems. The Trouble with Temptation is a fabulous small-town romance – it’s heart-wrenching, suspenseful, and sexy. Just all-around an addicting, unputdownable read!
Brannon is experiencing the worst night of his life – the woman he cares about more than any other is lying in the hospital in the coma from an accident… and she’s pregnant with his baby. He’s desperate for her to wake up, to survive, but also scared she won’t give him the time of day if she does wake. Because only hours before, Brannon threw their relationship away, scared at the prospect of love. But now with the possibility of losing Hannah, Brannon realizes he effed up bad – and wants Hannah to wake so he can make things right between them. But when she does wake… it turns out she can’t remember anything or anyone.
Would she still love him if—no, when she remembered?
He didn’t know and the only thing he could think to do was make sure she understood that he wanted her, needed her. That he had messed up. He wanted her with him in so many ways, in all ways.
Hannah wakes up in the hospital with no memories, only to find out that she’s pregnant, and what’s worse, her accident might not have been an accident at all. The only thing that’s familiar to her is Brannon, so she leans on him to help her heal, unknowing of their past. Brannon tries to do whatever it takes to make Hannah fall in love with him again so she won’t run when she finds out the truth, but what happens when her memories come back?
I loved this book!!! I felt SO much while reading – Brannon’s regret over his mistake, his desperation to keep Hannah in his life, Hannah’s own confusion and doubts about their relationship as her memories slowly surface. Ahhh, the angst – I absolutely loved it! And the groveling from Brannon was perfect too – he messed up big time, but you can feel his regret and determination to win Hannah’s heart again.
“I love you,” he said again. “It could have happened yesterday. Maybe it happened a year ago—five years ago. It could have happened in the past five minutes. I don’t know. I just know I love you.”
The mystery aspect of the book wasn’t the best, but it was suspenseful, and the author had me curious about who caused Hannah’s accident. The romance was definitely the highlight of the book – it was seriously divine!! It’s not easy for me to find GOOD angsty reads, ones where the hero grovels sufficiently, but this one is perfect. I highly recommend it!
Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.
Reading Order: The McKays series
#1 ~ Headed for Trouble: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#2 ~ The Trouble with Temptation: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#3 ~ The Right Kind of Trouble: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
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