Maya Banks has penned a sweetly sensual romance titled Enticed By His Forgotten Lover that tells the story of Bryony Morgan who follows her lover, successful businessman Rafael de Luca, to the big city of New York to determine why he did not return to her island home near Texas and share in her joy after their incandescent love affair has resulted in a pregnancy. Rafael has an inexplicable amnesia and is unable to remember anything about Bryony, including the verbal agreement that they entered into when she sold him her family property. Rafael owes it to his business partners and investors to make sure that the resort property slated for the island is developed but he is disconcerted by the appearance of a woman who claims that he gave her his heart as well as a child and promised not to develop the land that she sold him into a commercial property. Torn between business and personal obligations, Rafael returns to the island with Bryony in an effort to restore his lost memories and gets to know the people and pleasures of the lifestyle there. The blossoming romance that he feels for the disarmingly honest Bryony causes the intensely driven businessman to take a hard look at his life and goals but he is going to have to decide what is most important, his business obligations or his personal inclinations and whether there is a difference between them.
An enjoyable light romance that introduces the first of four friends and business partners whose stories will be told in a new miniseries in the Harlequin Desire line. A quick read that provides a nice thumbnail sketch of the other three attractive partners even as it focuses on the trials and tribulations of Rafael de Luca and his somewhat dysfunctional relationship with the naive and trusting Bryony Morgan. An entertaining introduction to the series.
"Have we met?"
Answer: a right hook! Because Bryony Morgan pulls no punches. Even when she's very pregnant and facing down the father of her unborn child. She fell for wealthy hotelier Rafael de Luca when he courted her for her beachfront real estate. Then he disappeared. Now, she's in New York for answers—and she won't accept a brush–off.
But selective amnesia after a crash has Rafael puzzled. How could he ever forget a combustible beauty like Bryony? Solution: return to the island where they met, and relive the unforgettable nights in question—until he remembers everything…