3.5 out of 5 Licks
Psychology student Ashlyn Drake’s neat, orderly life takes a turn for the crazy when she finds the perfect subject for her amnesia thesis – a young man without any memory of his previous life, including the murder he’s accused of committing.
Against all common sense, Ashlyn’s drawn to him like a moth to a flame. Perhaps it’s that he’s so incredibly male, and even handcuffed to his hospital bed, he could pass for a cologne ad – Scent de Insanity. Or perhaps it’s because she’s spent too many lonely nights studying. Either way, she’s determined to help him solve the mystery of his past. She begins to unravel who he was before, using his cryptic tattoos, and his paintings that scream of a dark past as her only clues. When she finally learns his secret, there’s no telling which one is the real him, the gentle lover she’s fallen for or the troubled man with a dark past.
The synopsis for this story is what originally caught my eye so I was very intrigued to see how it would play out. At moments it was slow moving and the time line could get a bit confusing, but overall a good story. What it lacked in plot it made up with great chemistry. This wasn’t an off the bat sexy read, it was more of a build up between the characters like a slow burn. “Logan” (she starts calling him that because one of his tattoos is the name Logan) was too afraid to get close to Ashlyn in case he remembered that he had a family waiting for him and Ashlyn even knowing that she shouldn’t get involved for that very reason plus he was also part of her amnesia thesis. Despite that she couldn’t help herself from being drawn to him. There wasn’t much conflict within the story. I did find myself bored a bit at their routine. Logan was staying with Ashlyn because he had nowhere else to go and it became very domesticated. He would cook and clean and they would both work then go to bed. He would have nightmares and she would comfort him. Wash, rinse, repeat. There was just a lot of repetitiveness. I would have loved to have had more character development and delve deeper into Ashlyn’s past. There was a lot of referring back to her childhood and how it wasn’t that great. But it did keep me guessing about Logan til the end. So my only real problem was I wish there was more detail. But the sex scenes were very hot and Logan is a definite panty dropper. He’s that alpha male but in the quiet intense way.