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Review: Hot Mess by Amy Andrews

Series: Hot Aussie Knights #1

Title: Hot Mess

Author: Amy Andrews

Publisher: Holiday, Tule Publishing

Published: May 22nd, 2017

Pages: 165

Rating: 4/5

My Review:

What a dramatic, emotive story this proved to be! It features Logan Knight who spots Arabella Tucker, the love of his life who left him nine years ago, sitting, eating her lunch outside the fire station where he is based. He goes up to her and is amazed to discover she doesn’t know who he is and has no memory of their relationship, but also that the chemistry between them is still as volatile as ever. She’s only in Brisbane for a few months but the two can’t resist rekindling their relationship. However, their past contains other events which she is unaware of, tragedy which drove them apart. Should he reveal all or concede to her parents’ requests not to tell her? As the two grow closer together, secrets from the past still have the power to push them apart . . . . can she cope with her own past history and the tragic events now?

This is a very moving story, packed with angst and turmoil as Bella and Logan succumb to their mutual attraction but she can’t recall their past. The problems of living with memory loss and the attitudes of others to this are sensitively explored as part of this heart warming story. This author has a brilliant way of describing emotions, events and scenarios that bring them to life in the reader’s imagination and this is very true of this story which runs the full gamut of emotions from grief to joy and everything in between. It is a very different second chance romance and a brilliant start to a new series which I have no hesitation in highly recommending.

I requested and was given a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it.

Synopsis

“I never thought I’d get a second chance at a first time with you.”

Firefighter Logan Knight thinks it’s fate when he meets Arabella Tucker again, nine years after their brief, intense relationship ended. Until he realizes that Bella doesn’t recognize him and all of their memories together are completely erased from her memory.

Bella may be oblivious to their history but she can’t deny their scorching chemistry and the possibility of a future with the mystery man from her past. Logan wants a future too, but he can’t go there until Bella knows everything they shared. Her parents, though, want to protect her from the emotional cost of old memories and so Logan is reluctantly persuaded to let the past lie.

But when Bella starts to uncover the truth, she is shocked by the revelations. Can she move beyond the hurt of her shared history with Logan and begin their new story?

  

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