One Night with Her Forgotten Husband by Annie West

Posted May 26, 2022 by Marsha in 2022 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Presents, Owned, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

She can’t remember their marriage…

But she can’t resist him!

Washed up on the pale pink sand of a luxury Italian private beach, Ally can’t remember anything except her name.

The man who saved her is a mystery, although Angelo Ricci insists she’s his ex-wife!

Stranded on Angelo’s island, Ally soon discovers her attraction to him is undeniable. It’s clear their divorce wasn’t amicable, yet Angelo looks at her with a heat that feels all-consuming.

And Ally is tempted to spend one night in her forgotten husband’s arms. A night that reveals more about their marriage than either of them expects…

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Title:  One Night with Her Forgotten Husband
Series:  Stand Alone Title
Author:  Annie West
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  April 26, 2022
Publisher:  Harlequin Presents
My Rating:  4.5 stars

One Night with Her Forgotten Husband is a gripping romance that sends the reader on a whirlwind of emotions throughout Ally’s and Angelo’s story.  I was just as perplexed by the change in the woman who had scorned and humiliated Angelo, as well as harming his family as he was.  And because of her loss of memory, Ally had trouble reconciling the woman she’s told she is to the internal arguments she’s having believing she simply couldn’t have done the things she’s accused of doing.

When Angelo’s ex-wife is found washed up and injured on his remote, private beach he is furious.  Alexa was nothing but trouble, and there had to be some elaborate scheme for her to be playing this amnesia game of hers.  Yet, there were things that just didn’t add up, but his memories of this woman’s betrayal and the harm she’s done run deep so any questions he might have were firmly pushed aside.

Ally has basic memories, she knows how to function yet why she was found on Angelo’s beach, and what drove her to return to a place where she was loathed are just out of reach in her memory.  The more she’s told about herself the less real that knowledge feels.  How could she forget what a horrible person she is?  She’s told to be patient, that the memories will return in time – but time is something she doesn’t have for this man that she’s attracted to wants her gone, and perhaps that’s for the best for them both.

I was swept up into this world so easily.  The tensions are strong and palatable, so much so that many of their emotional encounters simply leap off of the page.  In spite of what we’re told about Ally, I liked her and needed answers to those haunting questions.  Angelo’s anger is easy to understand, yet watching him try to reconcile the woman he knew with the woman in front of him was challenging to watch.  His confusion, his draw to Ally in spite of what he knew of her past was obvious throughout.

I frankly love a huge, unexpected twist… and we get one in One Night with Her Forgotten Husband.  And it was perfectly played, even if I had begun to suspect if this was possible.  I had a blast in this story, was easily pulled into the intrigue and mystery of Ally’s memory, and their sizzling chemistry is off the charts.  If you love a good, solid romance with some surprises along the way then you’d love this one.  Frankly, Annie West has never disappointed me with one of her amazing stories… I don’t think she ever will.  Pick this one up, you won’t regret it.

I own a Kindle edition of this title.

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