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Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance
Ballard takes readers back to Alaska in her humorous look at politics, family and a young woman’s journey to regain her memory and her life. Engaging characters and charming small-town dynamics provide a fast-paced, entertaining read. The book’s only drawback is that the author switches between the heroine’s past and present with every other chapter, and it’s very easy for the reader to become confused.
Catherine Jacobson wakes up in a strange bed, next to a strange man, covered in bumps and bruises. Add in the fact she has no idea who she is, and she knows she’s in serious trouble. A chance meeting leads her to Temptation, Alaska, where she decides to hide while waiting for her memory to return. The delightful town opens a whole new world for her, offering her a new life and a chance at love. When her memory does return, Catherine realizes that she cannot remain hidden forever. Her loss of memory wasn’t an accident, and when her family and an old lover seek to bring her home, she struggles to hang on to her slice of Temptation. (40 BELOW, Nov., 276 pp., $15.99)
Reviewed By: Tori Benson
Publisher: 40 BELOW
Published: November 2012