vanished from my life. I’ve spent the last five years searching for her,
clinging to the hope that one day I will find out what happened to her, but
every lead has ended up at a dead end.
but I can’t. This man is my only connection to my sister. I’ll do whatever it
takes to uncover the truth. Even if it means falling right into the arms of a
I’m so excited to be a part of the release blitz for M.C. Jackson’s Mistaken Identity! This is going to be tricky to review because I absolutely don’t want any spoilers, but it was an incredible suspense and thrill ride!
Lena wakes up feeling completely beat up and is being held in some kind of cage by a man. This man knows her and thinks that she should know him also. When he calls her Anna, she realizes that he thinks that she is her twin sister Anna, that she hasn’t seen or heard from in 5 years. Does she tell him that she’s not Anna or does she play along and hopefully find out what happened to her sister?
So, yes – when she wakes up Jake is holding her captive and she can’t remember anything – but it was impossible to not immediately fall for Jake. Besides his handsome and sexy looks, his inner and outer dialogue make it clear pretty fast that he has a huge heart and is trying to mend something that went very wrong. He’s frustrated by her lack of memory and fears that when she does remember that she will take off. Lena keeps wondering if her boyfriend and friends are looking for her, but in the meantime keeps flashing back to the childhood that her and Anna shared, including horrific abuse. She continues playing along as if she’s Anna, because she feels certain that Jake will be the link to where she has been for so many years.
Besides trying to deal with his prisoner, Jake has a whole other world of trouble going on of his own, however, it’s all attached to ways that he has helped and protected Anna over the years. The author’s character development is fascinating as she slowly shows the loving and caring side of Jake, all while Lena keeps blurring the lines between her own life and Anna’s. She slowly starts to trust Jake and earn his trust, but Jake is constantly struggling with how to help her once she remembers what happened. This is the part that was so suspenseful because it was a complete jaw-dropping shocker! I never suspected what would be revealed and love the author for providing such a killer surprise!
I will say that in probably the first 20% of the novel I was confused. I felt like I was reading a sequel and I had missed the first part… However, as I read on and learned more about the characters, I realized that the incredible writing was making me feel as Lena did when she wakes up at the beginning of the novel. We had no clue what was going on but it was slowly put back together, piece by piece.
Mistaken Identify is a must-read that combines all of the best elements of mystery, suspense, and romance. This was a page-turner that I knocked out in just a couple of hours because I had to know what was going to happen. It wasn’t a typical romance by any means, and also wasn’t a typical suspense/thriller, but it checked off all of the boxes for being a wonderful novel! I cannot wait to read more from this talented author in the future!
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**Possible trigger warning involving physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.**
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feel the weight of his stare. My heart plummets as any chance of this being a
dream disappears. Sure enough, as I roll over he comes into view, sitting in
the same spot he was before. I sit up, both embarrassed and curious at his
interest in watching me sleep.
folded brown package on the bed. “It’s just a sandwich,” he adds, noting my
betrays me with a loud rumble. My face heats as I busy myself with opening the
thin layer of paper.
fills the air. I eat without coming up for air, partly due to being so damn
hungry and also because I have no idea when my next meal will be coming.
proximity and I shuffle over a few inches. He chuckles and rubs his jaw.
far,” he comments.
he reaches for my hand, I jump, and try to yank my arm away. His fingers close
around my wrist as he pulls me closer to him. I whimper. He’s so close I can
feel his warm breath on my neck.
penetrating mine. I want to look away, but I can’t. “I’m just…you frustrate me
sometimes. I think you’re finally getting it and then you do something stupid
“Please, let me go. I wont tell anyone—”
growls, pulling me to my feet. He steps backward, pushing his body against
mine, trapping me against the wall. Terrified, I try and push him back, but
he’s too strong. His six foot and well stacked frame easily overpowers me.
Suddenly, my blood runs cold. I gasp, struggling to breathe as his words repeat
in my head. One word. Anna. He called me Anna.
May 2017. When not writing, M.C. enjoys reading everything she can get her hands
on, spending time with friends and family, and cooking up crazy meals after
binge watching Masterchef.