Book: Love Will Always Remember
Series: Shades of Love #3
Author: Tracey Livesay
Release date: 29 August 2017
Main characters: Leighton Clarke, DC Lobbyist on the fast track to success. Jonathan Moran, celebrated chef and soon-to-be brother-in-law to Leighton.
Plot: Leighton Clarke’s career is entering the stratosphere. The daughter of powerful political parents, she’s making her name as a lobbyist and is about to marry and become part of her own power couple. It’s just a shame that she’s attracted to his brother…
Jonathan Moran is a successful chef in his own right and is in DC to open a new restaurant as well as rebuild bridges with his family. This includes his iceberg of a brother, Thomas. Things are about to get even more complicated when he sees Leighton again and an accident leaves Leighton with no memory and a lie that thrusts them together. Jonathan will have to choose between family obligations and true love…
Why you should read it: I love this series – it’s full of interesting characters and this one was no exception. Leighton has been hurt and disillusioned in the past and has now embraced a future that guarantees a minimum of personal pain, but at what cost? The amnesia trope can be a bit hit-and-miss in some romances, but it’s one I love when done well. I really enjoyed the story’s evolution. Jonathan is such a sweetheart and a complete romantic. Without being too mushy!
What you may not like: Leighton’s personality at first comes across as haughty and cold – you may not like her – I don’t think you’re supposed to. There are reasons for her surliness and it’s interesting to find out how she’s reached this point, as it soon becomes apparent she wasn’t always so self-contained.
Rating: 4/5 for a truly entertaining and sexy as hell read. It was a thoughtful read too – sometimes family are the people who you choose, rather than the ones you’re born with…