Nikki has been put through pain and hell that no one, most of all a mother should go through. In one night she loses her husband and two children but at least she has the third Mandy to bring joy into her life again. As the investigation goes on secrets are uncovered that destroy and rock her world even more. Her father is not her father, biological or otherwise. Her husband is not who he claimed to be. Her wedding ring was not truly hers but stolen. And the life she lived is no longer the one she knew. She wakes up in the hospital with no memory of who she is, the people around her or what happened the night of the massacre that killed her family and left her in the clutches of death. Nikki is a fighter though and even though she died twice in surgery she pulled though.
Jason was the first on the scene and will remember that night forever. Not only that but he blames himself because of instead of treating the 911 call like it was serious he took his time and even stopped in a convenience store to get beer. He did not realize his mistake until he came upon Nikki. She’s pregnant, beaten and her body has been mutilated. Her body is right next to the dead body of her eight-year-old son Danny. As the case goes on his feelings for her get stronger. Before he can think of having a future with her he needs to make sure she’s safe first and that the contract on her and Maddy is void.
This story was very moving and I applaud Nikki for not giving up and hanging on. Mandy was simply adorable and helped her mother not only remember some things but told her things she forgot. Even though she played on Nikki’s amnesia to get the puppy she always wanted Mandy is an awesome kid and very resilient. I truly recommend this book and it was a great read.
On leave from the FBI, Special Agent Jason Spark is enjoying some welcome peace and quiet when he’s called on to help the local sheriff’s department check out a 911 call. Expecting a prank or misdial, he unwittingly steps into a horrifying bloodbath straight out of a Hollywood slasher movie, complete with clues scrawled on the wall.
Nikki Hart’s husband and son are killed, but she survives, badly beaten and barely clinging to life in a coma. When she awakens, she doesn’t know her name, recognize her face, or remember anything about herself and her past. Terrified, and unsure of whom to trust, she clings to the memory of the angel who comforted her in her darkest moments.
The investigation turns up a prime suspect: The Butcher, an elusive hired assassin for the Sicilian mob. As the news of Nikki’s recovery spreads, putting her in this ruthless killer’s sights again, Jason will do whatever it takes to protect the woman he’s learning to love.
Nikki’s beginning to believe Jason might be the angel who protected her in her dreams. But when she learns about the secret role he played in the worst day of her life, can she ever forgive him?
Sensuality Level: Sensual