Review: Return to Me by Christy Reece

Posted October 30, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

Review: Return to Me by Christy ReeceReturn to Me by Christy Reece
Series: Last Chance Rescue #2
Published by Ballantine on May 19, 2009
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 330
Format: ARC
Source: Library
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five-stars

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 for him. The middle of a high-stakes op, with the fate of dozens of innocent lives on the line, is not the time to indulge in sensual delights.

Then the sting explodes, forcing Noah to face his dark past and throwing Samara into the middle of an evil tug-of-war. Noah must confront an enemy he knows better than anyone else in the world, while Samara must find a way to stay alive. Now it’s no longer a matter of desire–it’s all about survival.

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The setup
Noah McCall, founder and leader of Last Chance Rescue, is a study in emotional self control and mystery. I was hoping his story would live up to the man and it surpassed my expectations.

 

The issues
To say Samara Lyons, Jordan Montgomery’s former girlfriend, left an impression on Noah is a pretty big understatement. When an opportunity arises to have someone pose as a teenager to trap an online predator, Samara was the first person Noah thought of to help with the operation. They also have some “unfinished business” resulting from her last meeting with him in Paris.

 

What worked
There’s plenty of action, including some really harrowing moments that had me almost afraid to keep reading. Noah’s backstory alone was worth reading this book, but there was so much more that made the story a standout. Samara slowly and methodically dismantled the heart of the mighty McCall, their romance unconventional and remarkable. Lastly, anytime the subject involves human trafficking, it will also involve some nasty and vicious characters who are present in this story. Some of the things that happen will test your resolve, at least it did mine.

 

One thing…
Despite Noah’s hero status, he came very close to being the anti-hero in the romance department. Suffice it to say he redeemed himself in spite of some questionable moments.

 

The bottom line
This story is outstanding in all respects. I had high expectations for a book about Noah McCall and it’s still a surprise to me that it surpassed them. I’m loving this series.

 

 

 

 

About Christy Reece

Growing up in a tiny Alabama community boasting only one stop sign and a gas station gave Christy ample opportunity to create daring adventures in her head. When she wasn’t thinking of her story characters, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys kept her entertained and out of trouble. Later came the chills of Stephen King and the thrills of John Grisham, but the romance genre always held a strong place in her heart. After years of talking to the characters in her head, she finally decided to write the stories they had been telling her. Now, she and her characters couldn’t be happier.

Christy lives in Alabama with her husband, five incredibly cute but precocious canines, and one very shy turtle.

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Jonetta

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