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Remember Ramsey by Cynthia EdenRemember Ramsey by cynthia eden
Series: Trouble For Hire #4
Published by Hocus Pocus Publishing on October 26, 2021
Genres: Contemporary RS
Format: eBook
Source: Advance Reader Copy, NetGalley
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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden has a scorching new romance for readers…the dark and dangerous Ramsey is about to have his world shattered.

He doesn’t deserve a second chance.

Second chances and happily-ever-after endings aren’t meant for men like Ramsey Hyde. He’s a criminal mastermind, a cold-blooded heartbreaker, and certainly no one’s idea of a dream guy. Except…once upon a time, this heartbreaker lost his heart.

She can’t remember their time together.

Dr. Whitney Augustine is considered by many to be one of the luckiest women in the world. She survived an attack that should have killed her. But her miraculous rescue came with a twist…she lost the memory of the last six months of her life. Whitney thought that when she returned to her home, her memories would follow…Unfortunately, they didn’t.

He remembers everything about her…

Whitney is desperate to figure out what happened during the missing six months of her life. So desperate, in fact, that she hires Trouble for Hire Private Investigations to help her out. The last thing Whitney expects is to discover that she was spending all of her nights with the most notorious—and dangerous—man in the area, the inscrutable and infamous Ramsey. Surely there is no way that she and Ramsey were involved in some hot and heavy relationship? They are total opposites and…

She’s never fallen for the bad guy before. Just not her usual style.

Whitney is a criminal psychologist. She profiles bad guys. She doesn’t date them. But all of the evidence—and her own wild, undeniable attraction to Ramsey—sure seems to indicate that she may have been involved with the gorgeous bar owner.

But if they were involved, why the heck didn’t Ramsey tell her sooner?

Ramsey has been keeping secrets from Whitney—and keeping a close watch over her. She might not believe it, but he’s trying to do the right thing for once in his life. He’s trying to protect her by keeping his hands off her. But, surprise, surprise, Whitney has her own secrets, too. And when Ramsey learns the life-changing secret that she holds so close to her heart, he will risk everything to claim her.

New plan of attack…

Ramsey has always known he could never, ever be good enough for Whitney…only now things have changed. A target is on her back because others have realized how very important she is to him. Staying away from her didn’t save Whitney before, so now Ramsey will have to step from the shadows as he pulls her into his world. He will surround her with his protection and if he just works hard enough, maybe one day, she will remember him…and maybe, just maybe…she could even love him.

Author’s Note: It’s time for Ramsey to come out and play! Only Ramsey isn’t exactly the kind of guy who plays nicely with anyone. He’s been obsessed with Whitney from the moment they met, and he’s already had to deal with having his heart ripped apart when he thought she’d died. But Whitney is back in his life again, and this time, Ramsey is determined to protect her. Get ready for danger, romance, fun, and scorching hot romance! Ramsey is going to fight—hard and dirty—for the woman he wants.

In Don’t Play With Odin, the heroine’s best friend was nearly killed by a serial killer. She’d been left for dead in the Gulf of Mexico. Whitney didn’t die, but once she was found, the past six months or so were gone from her memory. This is Whitney’s book.

Whitney knows she’s missing something big from her life, even though she doesn’t quite know what. To an extent, that’s to be expected with amnesia, but this is more than that. It’s a feeling that while her friends and family, and even her job have all embraced her as if no time has passed. They missed her and they are so happy she’s alive, that she’s okay, that she’s back. But…she’s not really okay. She’s missing a huge piece of her life. She hires Trouble For Hire, Odin specifically, since he’s her best friend’s man. And while he knows what’s going on, she tells him something that he doesn’t know. She’s pregnant. The baby was conceived before she was dumped in the ocean and nearly drowned. This means that only one person can be the father, and that one person, wants nothing to do with her.

Ramsey has left Whitney alone, knowing that she doesn’t need his kind of trouble in her life. He’s a criminal. Or at least he was. He runs a shady bar in a sketchy part of town, and lots of people are afraid of him. She’s a professor at the local university, she’s respected and well-liked…and she’s too good for Ramsey. When he went to see her in the hospital, she didn’t remember him, and he felt that was his chance to leave her life for the better. But it wasn’t better. She knew she was missing something, and that something was him.

Whitney , in the mean time, has had some roses delivered to her house and to her work, and thinks they’re from Ramsey. Spoiler alert: they aren’t. The main reason Ramsey felt her life would be better with a fresh start, without him, is because he has a lot of enemies who would love to hurt him. If they hurt Whitney, they would truly hurt him. So by staying away, he is protecting her. She just doesn’t know it.

But as they progress, so does the danger. And when the danger becomes something Whitney can’t ignore, or mentally explain away, it’s a good thing Ramsey is there. Little does he know, though, that he’s not alone. He has a team of guys, friends, who want to help. I think my favorite scene was where all the guys are gathered and in the same room, and it’s really touching and sweet. I loved this book, and I loved Ramsey and Whitney (especially after Ramsey got his head on straight and fought for Whitney). This author is always a win for me, and this book was an extra big giant win. I will always read a Cynthia Eden book.

This book may be an amnesia book (not typically my fave), but I feel it was handled really well. I loved how Whitney’s memories came in bits and pieces, or just a hard knowledge of something, even if the memory itself wasn’t there. This felt right for the heroine and right for the story. Cynthia Eden’s books are always well-researched, well-thought out, and well-written. This book is an excellent example of that. I am really looking forward to the next book in the Trouble For Hire series.

***ARC courtesy of the author via Netgalley