It's Always Been You by Victoria Paige
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Series: Always #1
Also in this Series: Always Been Mine, A Love for Always
Also by this Author: Fire and Ice, Beneath the Fire, Fire and Ice: An Extended Epilogue, Silver Fire, Silver Fire: An Extended Epilogue, Smoke and Shadows, Smoke and Shadows: An Extended Epilogue, Always Been Mine, A Love for Always, Deadly Obsession, The Wife Assignment
Published by Self-Published on July 9, 2014
Genres: Military, Romantic Suspense, Romantica, Thriller
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Former Navy SEAL Travis Blake is a rising star in the security business. In two short years, Blake Security Inc. has become highly sought after by the who’s who in Washington DC.
But unbeknownst to many, Travis is haunted by the mysterious death of his wife three years before. He carries with him the guilt of not being there to protect the one person who meant everything to him. He has buried his wife, but his heart refuses to accept that the body six feet under is hers. His obsessive search for her leads him deep into the trenches of covert ops—and everything is not what it seems.
Caitlin Kincaid has been on the run for a while. The sum of her memories began three years ago when she awakened with a broken arm and leg and a severe concussion. Hunted down by a secret group within the U.S. government, her companion persuades her to stay off the grid because of the standing kill order on their heads. One night, while fleeing assassins, she is left on the side of the road with a cryptic message: “It’s time for you to stop running. I’m not the one you love.”
When Travis receives news that the woman who has turned up at the American Embassy in Berlin could be his wife, he wastes no time getting to her. He is unprepared for the devastation that shreds him when Caitlin looks at him with no recognition in her eyes. Amnesia is a challenging enough obstacle for winning the love of his life back. But with lies defining the past three years of her life, Caitlin becomes wary of anyone’s help.
Love was never the problem. A marriage cannot survive without trust. As sinister forces threaten the bond they are trying to rebuild, trust must come quickly or one of them will die.
* Strong sexual content and language. Disturbing situations.
Another winner from Victoria Paige. I beta read this book and received an ARC for an honest review, but I also purchased the book, because it’s just that good, and I want to support authors I love!
Amnesia, back-from-the-dead, hot sex, alpha male, kickass heroine, romance, military action…nothing but nothing is left out. I truly look forward to the next book in this series!
That is my original review from June 2014. In August 2015, I have read this book aloud to my husband, so now have more to say. This book is so much more than that one sentence above. This book is fast-paced, exciting, twisty and oh-so-sexy! I had read just one chapter each night, and a couple times, he begged for another chapter, but I made him wait. Some of those chapters end like cliffhangers to keep you reading, so this is true torture I pulled on my poor man. Mwahahahaha!
It’s Always Been You is a terrific start to the Always series, and I look forward to diving in to Bee and Gabe’s story next. I just read it a few months ago, so it’s still fresh in my mind, and the re-read will again be aloud to my hubby. Jumping from the end of the Guardians straight into this book, I noticed something. This author’s writing is more special with every single book she dreams up. Her talent is growing and I’m drooling for the release of the third book in this series. I’ve fallen in love with these characters harder than the Guardians (okay, maybe except Viktor). 😉
Don’t ever stop writing, Victoria Paige! We want to read about your characters far into the future!