By Valerie Bowman
To escape a forced marriage to her loathsome, social-climbing cousin, Cecelia Harcourt banks on selling a romantic novel. But when she’s hit by a coach on the way home from meeting a potential publisher and loses her memory, the accident leads to an encounter with a fascinating man. . . who she’s convinced is the hero of her novel.
Due to his brother’s influence, Lieutenant Adam Hunt finds himself honorably discharged from the army. Adam intends to make his way in the world without the help of a war-hero duke, brother or no. He finds his plans for independence sidetracked by a chance encounter with a lady whose memory has gone. She believes he’s a hero. Can Adam become the man he was meant to be and fill that lofty role?
A quick read, it was enjoyable, but I would have liked the characters to be more developed. Cecelia falls for the first man who is nice to her and Adam falls for the first woman who believes him to be a hero, and all that after very few encounters. I usually prefer books to be on the shorter side, but in this case I think the story could have been longer.