Will finds her on the floor and without listening to her trying to explain he throws her out, believing she purposely pretended to be Cynthia. His psychological explanation for his actions did make sense, but it's hard to forgive a generally kind hero for behaving in a truly dastardly manner. Even as they kissed in the park, she could sense an internal battle raging inside him. Cynthia must figure out how to go on from this point with no point of reference to her past. Knowing Gwen supported the choice made all the difference.
Cynthia Dempsey wakes up in the hospital and cannot remember anything from her life. After he had a chance to cool down, I really liked the way he made things right. She is recovering from the many weeks of a hospitalized care, surviving numerous surgeries to rebuild her face and also the amnesia. I could totally understand his distance from her, but wanted to kick him when things got better and he hurt her in the end. This book has amnesia and a case of mistaken identity, the heroine's who is mistaken for the daughter of a wealthy guy. All is complicated by Cynthia's former lover, Nigel and of course the bombshell that awaits when she recovers her memory.
That being said, he was also very cautious about the apparent change in her personality, since he had been betrayed by her before. Personally, I did think it was a good story. She really was an entirely different person. It was worse than horrible. It was written as an article covering Adrienne and Will wedding. Following a series of facial reconstructive surgeries, newly implanted teeth, the woman in the hospital is a new woman in more ways than just the physical. When she wakes up, her fiancé Will is there, along with her family.
Though her body certainly remembers him. Adrienne Lockhart is flying home from New York. But it was difficult to ignore a man like Will. She smiled and ran her hand over the belt. I guess since I was in such bad shape, they want to wait as long as possible to see me. She let go of her inhibitions and the ideas started flowing. They say she's Cynthia Dempsey, fiancée of media mogul Will Taylor.
Adrienne's fashion is by no means outdated or even distasteful, she just never got the big break she needed to make it big. They then turned to the seating charts to find out the name of the person who was in her seat. Even as she senses the distance between them, the electricity when they touch is undeniable. In fact her fiancé seems to hate her despite the very obvious chemical reaction between them. This book was my eleventh. Maybe take a walk around the park? She keeps up the charade to protect him.
But will he be able to guard his heart when she gets her memory back? He cannot hurt her more than she already is with her injuries, so he gives her the time to recover at his house and when her memory is back she can leave for good. The hard work is done. This wasn't the usual amnesia story, as this combined amnesia and mistaken identity. I recall she figured it out pretty quickly. Everyone thought Adrienne was Cynthia including Cynthia's fiance Will Taylor but when he finds out she's not Cynthia but in fact Adrienne, he confronts her and says she's been lying the whole time. The cooler temperatures, the changing leaves, the Thanksgiving parade…it just gave him a sense of inner peace no other time of year provided, like the world was slowing down in preparation for winter.
At one point, Cynthiadrienne gives back her engagement ring to Will, saying that she doesn't like hearing who she was, or how she treated him, and she wants a chance to earn it back. After several surgeries, she is starting to look normal. Cynthia's parents are there and so is Will who is standing in the back. Sent her out the door like a pesky vacuum salesman without a dollar in her pocket. Meanwhile, Cynthia was trying to remember the things that everyone was telling her, but none of i Excellent book.
So her only alternative is to believe she is who they say. To say, 8th or 9th Avenue, where there are real restaurants. The reunion between Adrienne and Will might be the best scene of its kind that I've read. Though her body certainly remembers him. It was a love letter from Nigel.
Will thinks that maybe they can start over and give things another shot with her new attitude and all. To keep my sanity, I love to read hence the blog. The sooner the new you gets out there, the sooner everyone will adjust. This could've been a four stars read if not for how fast Adrienne forgive Will. Their engagement had been broken immediately before the crash and he's only sticking by her out of a sense of duty and with due regard for a business deal with Cynthia's father.