A terrible accident left physical therapist Layla Matthews with no memory of her freshman year of college in Pittsburgh. Almost 10 years later, she returns to the city to solve the mystery of her own past; and one clue leads her to Nathan Sinclair, the rude, arrogant, and ridiculously handsome CEO of Sinclair Industries.
She doesn't remember him, but oh, does he remember her.
Something happened between them her freshman year. Something that made him harden his heart against her and all other women - something he refuses to talk about, even after their unexpected reunion explodes into a passionate love affair.
But even the hottest relationship this sweet physical therapist has ever experienced isn't enough to keep the demons of their shared past at bay. Someone's leaving her increasingly violent notes, and soon she doesn't know who she can trust. Can Layla solve the mystery of her past before it literally kills her?
Find out in this super-sexy BWWM standalone interracial romance from Theodora Taylor's wildly popular 50 Loving States series: a seriously hot, one-of-a-kind romance with a mystery that'll keep you on the edge of your seat!
©2011 Theodora Taylor (P)2015 Theodora Taylor
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"Couldn't Stop Listening!"
I would recommend this audiobook to a friend, yes. Theodora Taylor is a great writer and I listened to this audiobook as if I hadn't read the book already. It was so hard for me to pause it and go about life. I really liked it and I know others will too.
The best thing I liked about this story was the constant feeling of suspense. There was always something that had you thinking in the back of your mind "what happened then".
My favorite character, performed by Leyna Baltimore, was Layla. I really like how she embodied Layla's character. Layla is sweet, nice, and polite. And her voice fit Layla, in my opinion.
I did have an extreme reaction to this book. I was angry at a certain character because there was no way I would have put up with the things he made Layla put up with. He was heartless.
In addition, I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. I found that I didn't want to stop it. It was a great experience.
"A quick hot romantic suspense!"
--I was given a copy of this audiobook for an honest review.
This was a fun quick listen. It has a little bit of everything, passion, intrigue, suspense, family issues all rolled up in to one! The relationship between Layla and Nathan is sizzling from the very start. The fact that Layla is unable to remember Nathan, or his twin brother Andrew does lead you to believe that Nathan is up to no good for most of the book. Nathan is the kind of controlling man that you just want to fix, and I think Layla, while the damsel in distress handles him very well. It is nice to see a heroine that while needing a little rescue is not totally helpless. When Andrew comes back into the picture, I became a little concerned about where Nathan and Layla would end up(I knew where I wanted her to end up), and the twist of who was stalking her and wanting her to leave was quite surprising.
Leyna Baltimore's portrayal of the characters was spot on for me. I enjoyed the passion and emotion in her voices and could easily tell each character apart. A fun read!
"Great Writing-Unexpected Ending-Fantastic Narratio"
Layla received a head injury her freshman year of college. She recovered well except for she had amnesia for the entire year preceding the injury. Now she wants to know what she missed.
Her first clue is that her father owed a man named Nathan a lot of money. So she tracked him down to his office. When she gave the receptionist her name, she was stonewalled and told she would not get an opportunity to speak with him. Of course, she finds a way and they begin their troubled relationship.
Before this listener knew it, they were in bed together. It was all the usual stuff these books are made of. He's handsome strong and big. She is confused but cannot understand this magnetic pull he has on her… He demands she signed a contract in which she will stay with him for three months.
Layla begins to look for Nathan's brother (her second clue.) Especially as Nathan is not giving her any help in finding her lost year. For some reason that perplexes her, Nathan doesn't want her to get a hold of him.
They have [descriptive] sex, all the time, and it is always wonderful. This is one of the books that I referred to chocolate (or any other vice one may have.) It is full of empty calories, but taste so good you can't stop.
As Layla finally tracks down Andrew, there is a very important fact that the author purposely omitted until this meeting. This makes things more understandable but I was so little bit put off by it. From there, it seems like the drama, plot and writing would be more suitable for a young adult or teen audience (minus the sex).
While I was disappointed with the route that Theadora Taylor chose, it seems the lazy way out, in my opinion. However, I am always quick to give kudos to any author good or bad for having the bravery and wherewithal to write a book, become published and have a large enough audience to get it on audio. It is very expensive and I am sure that those books making the cut face tremendous and daunting tasks.
Leyna Baltimore's narration was very good. I appreciate the way that she was able to flow from one character to the next, male or female. Baltimore is a great narrator. This is the first book that I have listened to by Baltimore. She gives a solid performance and if I see her name on any books in the future, I won't hesitate to pick them up.
Notes: Mature themes & strong language. Using the movie rating system NC-17
*I was given this book at no fee in exchange for my review* If you found my review helpful in your decision to try this book, would you please select yes directly below this paragraph? Thank you so much.
"WOW this is an intriguing drama or who donit bwwm"
I love the setting or PITTSBURGH PA & landmarks mentioned. This was well written and exciting. With some kinky & slight rough erotica sex play.. (not my cup of tea) The amnesia victim black healthcare worker had a relationship with one of rich twin brothers... What happen?? And who is stalking her?? This will keep you on the edge of your set.. THIS IS WORTH THE CREDIT/MONEY... I wonder if there is another book to this story????? Theodora Taylor... Perhaps rich ranch owner meets a OLDER curvy black female respiratory therapist or sleep therapist and fall in love or lust.. hint hint.. She can take his breath away then revive him... hee hee Great story!!
This was a good story . I have read several of her books and have not been disappointed. one suggestion.. would love to read book with action, suspense ,IR romance and the main characters are mature adults 40+.
"Love the story, not the narration"
I have read the story multiple times, it was great to actually hear the book. and be able to do something else while listening.
both of the leads are equally my favors. I love the chemistry, I love the internal struggle they both have only wish the lead female stood her ground a little bit more. My heart goes out to Nathan, but he had way to much pride.
not unless it was theodara taylor book. over all I did not like the voice acting, it sounded like it was being read..... not like a story was being told
the seen in the cottage is one of my favorites.
I have heard 3 books narrated by Michal Pauley in the last couple weeks he did a phenomenal job. please use a different voice actor, and can you do the Russian Billionaire next :)
Ranks pretty high in my listens. Kept me interested all the way through, listened to it in one sitty. Would like a book II to follow.
When Layla is kissing the wrong man and kind of realizes it.
Leyna Baltimore keeps you interested. Narrates using different voices very well.
Yes as I said above. I did listen all in one sitting! And did not want it to end.
This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.
This story was definitely a good one.
Living life without knowing exactly what has happened in your life can be a burden. She follows clues and follows them in order to put her life back together.
I enjoyed the suspense and love in the story. It kept me listening.
The audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.
"It's a really good story..."
I really like this story; the plot is interesting, the characters are finely sketched but with full texture. Though the narrator didn't bring the female lead to life in a way that resonated with me, the story was strong enough to outweigh that effect. Plus Ms. Baltimore's narration for the other characters (particularly the lead male character) was quite strong. In all, this was totally worth it...I'm just hoping Ms. Taylor goes with another narrator for future books (and especially for any from the Viking series!)
I love how alpha Nate was ... it was just a lot, but just shy of too much.. perfect
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