ISBN 0373086849 - We all know that romance novels are the same story over and over - that's okay, it's the genre, it's the way things are supposed to be. So I try really hard to overlook that when I read these and concentrate on the other aspects of the book. In this case, it didn't matter anyway. This was just baaad.
In what seems to be an effort to be more than a romance novel, something like a combo of romance novel and a spy novel, this one fails miserably. The main characters are in love and thrown into an espionage storyline within hours of meeting. One has amnesia and the other runs around a bit like a macho vigilante. The heroine, Melanie, is not the one with amnesia. The criminals are stopped, the amnesia passes almost immediately and everyone lives happily ever after. Far too complex a tale for 188 pages of a romance novel to do justice.
Hopefully, the next time Patricia Ellis takes this road she'll be doing it for a publisher who does 300 page novels - then the tale can take some reasonable amount of time to develop. Without that time, the book was just plain bad.