Bring Me To Life by Kira Sinclair

bring me to lifeTitle: Bring Me To Life

Author: Kira Sinclair

Mills & Boon imprint: Blaze

Year of publication: 2014

The heroine: Florist Tatum Huntley

The hero: Army special ops soldier Evan Huntley

The blurb: Three years is a long time. Long enough for Tatum Huntley to leave heartbreak behind for the idyllic town of Sweetheart, South Carolina. Long enough to start over. Yet not long enough to forget the devastation left behind when he died. Her husband. The man whose touch haunts her… And the man who just walked back into her life.

All Evan Huntley wants is to get the woman he loves back in his arms… and his bed. While her love for him never died, Tatum can’t – and won’t – forgive Evan for letting her believe he was dead. For leaving her alone. But can she resist giving in to the exquisite passion that still burns between them?

Standalone or series: This is book 4 of the Sweetheart, South Carolina series, but can be read as a standalone.

The review: I really enjoyed this book. I felt so badly for both Tatum and Evan. The army believed for several months that Evan really was dead, and when he finally got word he was alive he had already infiltrated a cartel in Colombia, so he chose not to let his wife know he was still alive in case he really was killed. Tatum has worked hard to rebuild her life; both she and Evan came from crappy childhoods and Tatum had already lost both of her parents, so Evan was the only person she had.

Tatum’s friends, whose stories are in previous books, are wonderful supporting characters. You can feel the desperation both husband and wife feel, the pull to be together again, but Tatum has a tough time trying to overcome the grief and loss she felt when she thought Evan was dead. Evan is charming and patient, and he gradually wears Tatum’s defences down to win his wife back.

One thing I did notice is that Evan and Tatum used each other’s names far too frequently when speaking to each other, but that is something which is quite common in books. However, it doesn’t detract from the book and this is one of the better Blaze books I’ve read. Worth a read.