Hero Whitby has harbored long-buried fears since a devastating attack by two young men of the privileged class. Now, while her peers aspire to husband-hunting, Hero pursues her passion to be a doctor, working alongside her father, a respected Devonshire physician. But when a badly beaten stranger is carried in to his practice, Hero is stunned by her reaction. Over three days of tending to the man, along with her instinct to heal, she finds herself intensely drawn to him . . .
Robbed and left for dead for highwaymen, Alexander Sterne has no memory of his past as a soldier in Wellington's army-or as a carousing playboy. But as he becomes aware of his surroundings and the plight of the locals, Alex realizes only he can break the corrupt hold of an evil land steward. And when Hero's tender kiss awakens him from sleep-and restores his identity-he knows that he must regain not only his strength but a newfound compassion . . . which can only be ignited by Hero and a meeting of hearts that may heal them both . . .
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This is my first book by Wilma Counts. I enjoyed it and found it to be a fun story. I will definitely read more by her. But though I enjoyed the book, it really didn't grab me by the throat; I was able to put it down and walk away for periods of time. I really liked that Alex was formerly a military officer who fought at Waterloo. Being from a military family (Semper Fi!), I always enjoy that type of hero. Alex suffered from PTSD due to his military service. This made him an interesting character to me. I also liked Hero a great deal. She, too, seemed to suffer from PTSD due to a severe trauma as a girl. She assisted her father in his medical practice in a time when that was an unacceptable thing for a woman to do. She was a very strong heroine. I thought Alex's brutal attack, his amnesia and the smuggling storyline were extremely interesting. The romance of Alex and Hero, though, fell a little flat for me. Though they were very sweet together, I really didn't feel the heat. Also, the way Alex responded to Hero when she found out his secret rather irked me. You lied to her, man...you don't have the right to be offended! It was still a nice romance in spite of that. I am looking forward to going back and reading the first book I missed in the series. I received an ARC of this book courtesy of NetGalley. I received no compensation for my review, and all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.