To Have and To Hold (Returning Home #3)

to have and to holdAuthor: Serena Bell

Publisher: Loveswept

Rating: 4.5 stars

Buy Links: Amazon

Type: Novel

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Blurb: In this emotionally charged novel from the bestselling author of Hold on Tight (“Sweet, sexy, and real.”—Jessica Scott), a war hero fights to remember the love he left behind—and the woman who refuses to fade away.

The reunion is supposed to be the start of the rest of their lives. But when Trina Levine sees the soldier she promised to love forever, Hunter Cross looks at her like she’s a stranger. The connection is gone, lost in the blank stare of those soulful brown eyes. Hunter remembers his young daughter but not Trina, and he certainly can’t recall why Trina and her own child are living in his house. Although his lean, rugged frame bears the scars of battle, his mind took the worst hit.

But Hunter Cross hasn’t forgotten everything. His body remembers caressing Trina’s delicate curves, holding her close, never wanting to let go. Was it just a dream, or was it real life? Now, as he tries to put the pieces back together, Trina’s the one who comforts him when his night terrors strike. It’s Trina whose warm touch rekindles a connection no man could deny. Even with the odds stacked against them, Hunter wants to believe. Because passion has the power to awaken the past—and remake the future.


Review: Wow! Serena Bell had me on the edge of my seat throughout this stirring romance about a soldier returning home with amnesia. It was suspenseful and sexy, scary and heartbreaking as the story came to light. For Trina, who’d always felt left behind, trusting in Hunter’s love had been a huge deal, and when he showed up home with no memory of them or any of their plans, it was earth-shattering. But it was also devastating for Hunter. He’d suddenly realized that he’d lost a whole year of his life!

So many individual factors played a large part in how these two characters operated in the romance. I’ll leave it for you to read and judge, but I found their stories compelling. They each had reasons for the way they acted, but jeez…the chemistry just smoldered on the pages. I was really concerned at one point about how the story was going to turn out because one of them was just being so stubborn! It was resolved in a great and wonderful ending, so keep reading though you might be like me and want to kick someone’s sexy butt! ACK!

Plus, I love what they end up doing together–I want one of my own! Great, sexy and powerful read about the issues facing our veterans returning home. Thanks!


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