Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on October 30, 2015
Source: Free Book
Because You Are Mine is a free book I got on All Romance eBooks this month. I didn’t have many expectations going into the story. Didn’t realize how short it would be with a complicated plot.
The story starts off abruptly with Cara Sinclair in extreme pain after being beaten. We don’t know much else at this point other than the sheriff has detained Drake Ross as a suspect since he is the own who brought in Cara with her blood on his hands.
Fast forward 12 years and Cara has a job in finance in Chicago. With a new boss on the way, she is shocked to find out it is Drake. In bits and pieces we get the story of what happened to Drake, but in reality is was as clear as mud. Cara doesn’t remember what happened to her. Her mother and stepfather accept money from Drake’s family and move away. So when Drake arrives, there is a lot of hostility between the two.
Drake works Cara hard and Cara can’t stop the attraction she feels for him. Because of her loss of memory and her parents protection, she doesn’t know all of what happened to Drake. She tries to keep it professional while Drake tries to keep his distance. It all seemed silly and I don’t know why. Drake has a valid reason for being angry after losing his reputation and being detained and harassed for two years. Cara has a valid reason for not knowing anything about what happened nor what happened afterwards.
See Cara made some moves on Drake the day of her attack. He turned her down and that caused her to not want to see him after the attack. Not to ruin the story, but Cara finally remembers everything and the story climaxes fast and furiously without any gratification.
Extremely short and lacking character development, I just thought this story needed a little something more to make me like it.