Author: Mila Gray
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: December 8th, 2015
Source: received for review from publisher via Edelweiss
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In this heart-wrenching tale of love and loss, a young Marine and his best friend’s sister plunge into a forbidden love affair while he’s home on leave.
When a Marine Chaplain knocks on her door, Jessa’s heart breaks—someone she loves is dead. Killed in action, but is it Riley or Kit? Her brother or her boyfriend…
Three months earlier, Marine Kit Ryan finds himself back home on leave and dangerously drawn to his best friend Riley’s sister, Jessa—the one girl he can’t have. Exhausted from fighting his feelings, Kit finally gives in, and Jessa isn’t strong enough to resist diving headfirst into a passionate relationship.
But what was just supposed to be a summer romance develops into something far greater than either of them expected. Jessa’s finally found the man of her dreams and Kit’s finally discovered there’s someone he’d sacrifice everything for.
When it’s time for Kit to redeploy, neither one is ready to say goodbye. Jessa vows to wait for him and Kit promises to come home to her. No matter what.
But as Jessa stands waiting for the Marine Chaplain to break her heart, she can’t help but feel that Kit has broken his promise…
Riley or Kit? Kit or Riley? Her brother or her boyfriend? Who’s coming home to her?
I will say, this book is full of sexy times. Like, lots of it.. so if you're into something steamy, Come Back to Me does the trick. Along with that steam, comes a plot line. I know!!!! Imagine that. Though it's a bit generic, it's still a story none the less, and I can appreciate that. It's how New Adult should be. (I'm not actually 100 percent sure this is deemed as New Adult, but I've seen it shelved as that a few times so I'm going by that as well as my thought's after reading it) No fade to black here, ladies.
So you have the classic... "girl has had a crush on her brothers best friend for years and he finally notices me" story line. I kinda love stories like that. I used to have the biggest crush on my friends brother, which is kinda similar, but he never noticed me. Well, he noticed me, but not in the way I wanted. lol. I might have stalked him a little but not in a creepy way.
I really liked the romance between Jessa and Kit. I didn't feel like it went to fast, because of the fact that they have known each other for so long. They had great chemistry, and I found myself smiling often.
There wasn't much I didn't like about Come Back to Me. There are some things that kept it from being 5 stars for me though, the Character depth could have been better I think. I can't say much without spoiling, but I would have liked to know the character on a deeper level.
Other than that, it's a pretty good read! :) I liked how it all wrapped up. I think there is a book that follows her best friend, but I only saw that on amazon on PB. So not sure if that's a self pub maybe. It looks like this was published before Simon Pulse put it out. I guess I should have done more research before writing this. lol. I will check it out though, should it ever become available for Kindle.
About the author:
Mila Gray is the pen name for Sarah Alderson, author of Hunting Lila, Losing Lila, The Sound, Fated and Out of Control.
Originally from London she has lived in Bali for the last four years with her husband and daughter.
As well as writing young adult fiction under the name Sarah Alderson and adult fiction under the name Mila Gray, she also writes screenplays.
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