4.25 stars-WASHED AWAY by RC Boldt is a stand alone, contemporary, adult, erotic, romantic thriller focusing on Dr. Liam King, and a woman we will come to know as Alexandra. Told from dual first person perspectives (Liam and ‘Her’) using present day and memories from the past, WASHED AWAY follows in the aftermath of Dr. Liam King discovering a woman on the beach who had been left for dead- shot, beaten and stabbed. Nursing the stranger back to health, Liam will quickly discover that our heroine has no recollection of her life prior to Liam’s discovery of her body, and with it, comes too many questions as moments from her past present themselves as nightmares and pain. Weeks will pass before the first sign of impending trouble reaches our couple in Panama,trouble in the form of the Russian mob. What ensues is the building romance and relationship between Alexandra and Liam, and the potential fall-out when the truth is revealed, and our heroine must face betrayal at the hands of the man with whom she had fallen in love. Alexandra has no idea what happened or why. Her memories are slow to recover but the pain and heart break upon their return reveal a dark and dangerous past of murder, betrayal, blood shed and loss. Falling for her savior, Dr. Liam King, meant falling for a stranger she knew nothing about but Liam’s past is about to reveal a hear breaking truth, a truth that will hurt more than the injuries that left our heroine for dead. The relationship between Liam and Alexandra begins as Doctor and patient, as Alexandra has weeks of recovery both physical and mental. As the days turn into weeks, and eventually months, Alexandra and Liam act upon their palpable sexual attraction, an attraction that is predicated upon betrayal and lies. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic, and intense without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. The secondary and supporting characters are limited as the majority of the story line is spent up close and personal with Liam and Alex. We are introduced to Ghost, and Saint, as well as several members of the criminal underworld.Here’s hoping the author has plans for Saint. WASHED AWAY is a story of family, relationships, power and control; a story of love, loss, betrayal and vengeance; a tale of heart break and revelations. The premise is detailed, intriguing, and twisted; the romance is seductive and passionate; the characters are energetic, charismatic, broken and lost.
Nobody does romantic suspense quite like RC Boldt! Washed Away is another phenomenal story that had me glued to the pages from beginning to end. The story begins with Dr. Liam King finding a fragile wounded woman washed up on his beach in Panama. She has been severly wounded and it is a miracle that she was able to survive her injuries. She has no idea who she is and is suffering from amnesia. It takes her some time to warm up to Liam but slowly he earns her trust. The first half of the book was a touch slow, I had SO many questions and it took some time before anything happened but the second half of the book was a complete game changer! The shocking twists and turns the story took me on I could have never been prepared for and blew me away. This is a must read for romantic suspense readers!
What a riveting new story by the incredible mind and writing talent of R.C. Boldt. This is the story of a woman washing up on a foreign shore with absolutely no memory of who she is. This story will take you on a total mind trip, with some bold and smexy times along the way. This is about reinventing yourself. Dr. Liam King is an enigma; he is an island, he lives alone and prefers it this way. Until a woman arrives broken on his shore, and he learns what it means to love. I love how Ms. Boldt wrote this story, the flow, and the interspersing of hints of the past. This story is fraught with mystery and intrigue that will keep you guessing until the very end. The hints and innuendos are lovely little teasers that bring even more to the story. I found myself going back and re-reading pages and chapters to see if I missed anything, and that is something I rarely do. This story had me immersed in the author's world, and I didn't want to put this down until the very end—definitely one of my best reads of 2021. As a side note, I am hoping that a particular secondary character gets his own story. I would love to read it!