Forget Me Not (Navy SEALs Team Twelve, Bk 1)
Forget Me Not - Navy SEALs Team Twelve, Bk 1 Author:Marliss Melton A HERO'S NIGHTMARE — Gabe Renault doesn't know why he was in a prison camp. He has no memory of the past three years or of the Navy SEAL mission that went wrong. Only two things kept him going: thoughts of his wife and the certainty that he must escape. — A SUDDEN HOMECOMING — After Gabe is presumed dead, Helen Rena... more »ult pulls the tattered pieces of her and her daughter's lives back together. Married young and for all the wrong reasons, she's standing on her own two feet at last -- and proud of it. Then comes the biggest shock of all -- Gabe returns home. Gone is the distant, secretive husband he once was. This new Gabe is a man she could easily -- finally -- lose her heart to. But his memory is slowly returning, exposing a trail of government treachery... and jeopardizing his and Helen's second chance at love.
Helen Renault is shocked when her presumed dead husband is found alive. One year ago, Gabe was on a mission in North Korea that went terribly wrong. Now he has returned home with no memory of the last three years, including Helen and his step-daughter, Mallory. Helen is glad he is alive, but is not ready to resume their troubled marriage. She soon realizes that Gabe has changed drastically. He is no longer secretive and emotionally distant. He treats her daughter like his own and actually listens to Helen's concerns. With his memory slowly returning, Helen worries Gabe might become the same man he was before his disappearance. Gabe worries that not regaining his memory of the night he disappeared will endanger his family.
This was an interesting beginning to Marliss Melton's Team Twelve Navy Seals series. This book is about Gabe and Helen getting to know each other again, and not making the same mistakes they made in their marriage the first time around. Helen seems very cool and distant, but I could understand her not wanting to jump back into the relationship only to be hurt again. There is some suspense throughout the story, but most of the action takes place in the last few chapters. My rating: 4 Stars.
This was the first in a series. I read one of the other ones first though and it really didn't matter the order in which they were read it was easy to keep track. These were a series of romantic intrigue stories that I thoroughtly enjoyed. I have now read them all and none were disappointing. The characters were interesting and I really cared what happened to them. These are mid-romantic,. not too explicit but not too bland either.