Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Return to Me by Christy Reece

Synopsis: Posing as an underage teenager, Samara Lyons is out to trap an online predator. Smart, fiery, and fresh off a broken engagement, Samara is up for the challenge. But this challenge might not be so easy. Her boss, Noah McCall, head of a private international corporation called Last Chance Rescue, can’t disguise his raw, physical desire for Samara—and she’s going crazy battling her own feelings toward him...

My Thoughts: Despite a fabulous first book in this series, Return to Me didn't have any sophomore blues and more than lived up to it's predecessor.

What Worked: As always, I'm all about fabulous characters. Noah far surpassed my expectations. Having been intrigued by him in Reece's first book in the Last Chance Rescue series, I had high expectations and he delivered. If you like a tortured hero, Noah McCall is not to be missed. Even if the rest of the book wasn't to my liking his back story was worth the read.

What also worked was the gritty suspense. It's dark and nail biting. The myriad of emotions Reece put me through was amazing. I hated the bad guy. I loved Noah. I cheered on Samara. I chuckled at Eden giving Noah a hard time. I think my heart stopped when it looked as if Samara was going to....nope not going to go into too many details. You'll have to read the book to see what I'm talking about but be warned, human trafficking is not necessarily in everyone's comfort zone.

What Didn't Work: As much as I love Noah I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that he was a douche canoe several times towards Samara. If I wasn't so taken by him and his back story his attitude would have turned me completely off instead of just frustrating me. In addition to Noah's flaws, Samara just wasn't Eden (the heroine from the first book). I couldn't help but compare the two. I know I shouldn't have but I did and so I put it on the table for you. I'm sure your experience with the book will be different than mine but as it directly effected my enjoyment, and my star rating, I had to mention it.

In a Nutshell: A Fabulous Romantic Suspense and a new favorite author makes Christina a happy girl! I can't wait to read the next book. Ethan is sure to be amazing. I mean, Noah amazing!


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