I received an advanced reading copy of this book for free from the publisher in exchange of an honest review. This is no way affects my opinion on the book or the content of my review.
This will probably be a short review as the story itself was fairly short.
What I liked was the fact that the premise was a little different that what I’m used to. The heroine has suffered through a horrific accident that has left her fragile and slowly healing with a substantial amount of memory loss and issues with short term memory as well. It was to the point that she doesn’t fully remember the man she loved (still loves) and her small son. An incident involving her son pushed her over the edge into making a decision where she gave them both up due to her being unfit to parent and be part of a relationship.
However, the hero kept watch on her from afar. He made sure she was taken care of without her knowing and without taking away her sense of independence. He stayed away for as long as possible until he felt she had had enough time to get better and work on herself. He wanted her back in his life and their son’s life.
I have to say that I did really like reading this story. The writing was good, the characters had depth to them and their story was able to be told in a short amount of time. I enjoyed the angst-y feel of it quite a bit.
My only small issue was probably the title. It is very misleading in that it doesn’t ring entirely true to the story. I would say that I did not get the vibe of anyone or anything being forced. A little reluctant maybe and having the need to be pushed slightly, but not forced. The title comes off a little too strong but I guess that it was necessary to grab the reader’s attention.