Return to Me
Christy Reece
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Return to Me
Christy Reece
Ballantine
Paperback
352 pages
May 2009
rated 5 of 5 possible stars

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I seem to be reading this trilogy of books in reverse order. I started with Run To Me, which is the third in the series, then picked up Return to Me, believing it to be the first; it turns out to be the second. Fortunately it doesnít seem to matter at all--each story works in its own right.

And Return to Me is a good read, a book that slowly builds as our heroine, Samara Lyons, finds herself drawn in to a world unlike anything she has ever experienced or even known about before.

Samara is known to Noah McCall, boss of Last Chance Rescue: she was the former lover of Jordan, one of the LCR operatives (and, I presume, the focus of Book 1, Rescue Me, which I still havenít read). She met Noah at Jordan and Edenís wedding and was instantly attracted to him. He resisted her attempted seduction and disappeared from her life.

But now Noahís back. He needs Samaraís help as she has something he needs: her looks. Samara is small and very young-looking, and he needs her assistance with a sting operation of a group that are kidnapping teenage girls who they contact through Internet chat rooms. It will, of course, be a safe operation, with Samara always surrounded by LCR operatives. Or will it?

The story might seem slow initially in terms of plot action, but the author uses that time to introduce the characters properly to each other and build on their mutual attraction. I liked Samara and her feistiness, as well as her occasional vulnerability. Noah is rather afflicted by the men-in-action-novels-who-are-hunky-but-emotionally-clueless syndrome, but he sorts himself out eventually.

Parts of this story are actually fairly dark, although Reece handles them well. Thereís danger and murder and kidnapping and more, but the focus seems always more significantly on Noah and Samara and their interactions.

Return to Me is a great read, very exciting and--although perhaps a little unbelievable at times--a worthwhile read for those who like action and adventure with their romance.



Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. © Helen Hancox, 2011

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