Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Library - Romantic Suspense Review "Wait for Me" by Elisabeth Naughton

Title:  Wait for Me
Author: Elisabeth Naughton
Publisher:  self-published with CreateSpace
Publication Date:  December 22, 2011
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Format:  Kindle 585 KB  |  Paperback 280 pages

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Author's Goodreads Profile:  Elisabeth Naughton

Synopsis from Goodreads:
A woman without a past…

After a tragic accident left her with no memory, Kate Alexander struggled to fit in with a husband and world that didn’t feel right. She’s had no reason to question what friends and family have told her, not until her husband is suddenly killed and she finds a photo of a young girl in his office. A girl who can’t be anyone but a daughter Kate didn’t know she had.

A man desperate for a reason to live…

Ryan Harrison lost his wife in a plane crash five years ago. To cope with the pain of her loss, he dedicated himself to his job and to raising their daughter. Now a successful pharmaceutical executive, Ryan has everything a man could want—money, fame and power—but he’d give it all up in a heartbeat for just one more day with the woman he still loves.

Two lives about to converge.

As Kate begins to dig into a past she doesn’t remember, evidence leads her to San Francisco and puts her on the path toward Ryan, a man who sees in her the woman he loved and lost. Kate feels a draw to Ryan, one she can’t explain, but is that feeling enough to convince her this is where she’s supposed to be? As Ryan and Kate search for answers, they uncover lies long buried, a passion hotter than either expected and a danger that threatens…even now…when the second chance they’ve both been searching for is finally within reach.
My Thoughts...
I loved this book!  I picked it up on Amazon awhile back when it was free and while it was my first book by Ms. Naughton, it's not been my last and I just read it a couple days ago!  I have since picked up her Eternal Guardians series and have already read the first 2.

This is a story that has it all...mystery, intrigue, unexpected plot twists, etc...but at it's heart it's a love story.  For me it was a story of how the heart knows even when the mind doesn't remember.

I don't want to re-hash the synopsis too much, but basically Kate's life is turned upside down when her husband is killed in a plane crash.  She survived an accident of her own somewhat recently that left her with no memory of her entire past.  All she knows is what Jason told her when she woke up from a coma 18 months ago.  Now he is gone and she starts searching for answers to questions she has about her medical past.  What she finds confuses her even more.  These questions send her to another city where she discovers a whole life she doesn't remember as well as a family she doesn't recognize.

Ryan is a man who has been living in a fog since his wife died 5 years ago.  He is raising their daughter and running a company and seems to have it all, but deep down he is no more alive than his wife. Ryan and Kate are drawn to each other immediately and the sparks fly, without out a doubt.  There is something about him that she is drawn to and while he knows what it is, it's something that she has to come to terms with on her own.

They are thrown into a plot of deception and lies as they try to uncover just what really happened all those years ago.  They grow closer the closer they get to the truth, but when all the details are revealed will they be able to get passed everything that brought them to this point?  Will they have the second chance they both so desperately need?

This is one of those stories that just sucked me in and I devoured it in a matter of hours.  I did need to have a tissue box handy because it's just one of those stories that tugs at your heart, no doubt.  There are some pretty steamy love scenes and the tension between these two is nothing short of a keg of dynamite!  Beneath all that though is a really beautiful story about love and family and how some things are just meant to be.

I highly recommend this book and you will be seeing more reviews of Ms. Naughton's books here in the very near future!


  1. I just bought it so hopefully when I finish The Dark Tower series (again) this weekend, I can read this one. Thanks for the recommendation.

  2. i bought this after i saw heathers reviews on good reads. i haven't started it yet but will soon.


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