Sunday, September 12

Review: Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles

return to paradise

Title: Return to Paradise

By: Simone Elkeles

Sequel to Leaving Paradise

Publisher: Flux Books

My Copy: Recieved from Publisher

BookWhisperer Rating:

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Book Description:

Caleb Becker left Paradise eight months ago, taking with him the secret he promised to take to his grave. If the truth got out, it would ruin everything.

Maggie Armstrong tried to be strong after Caleb broke her heart and disappeared. Somehow, she managed to move on. She’s determined to make a new life for herself.

But then Caleb and Maggie are forced together on a summer trip. They try ignoring their passion for each other, but buried feelings resurface. Caleb must face the truth about the night of Maggie’s accident, or the secret that destroyed their relationship will forever stand between them.


Reviews Plate This is the PERFECT ending for a PERFECT love story. Leaving Paradise is one of those stories that you find yourself in despair along with the main character. Where the ending is not horrible, but it was also not the picture perfect finish that shows just a glimpse of the perfect life in store. Return to Paradise provided me that and so much more. I was astounded about the irony of Caleb finding himself in trouble yet again, and ending up at the Restart program with Maggie. This was not a corny coincidence either. It was a build up that karma exists, and fate has laid a path for this couple. The first book alone instilled so much raw emotion and intensity that this story took on a life of its own. I was expecting great things from this book, and I was given that and more. While, I must admit my discouragement to find these character back at square one in this novel; it added much more intensity with the history built in the previous book. Elkeles has created a masterpiece in this sequel that I have come to expect with her in every novel. She has the knack for creativity, humor, and romance that not many authors can accomplish. Every story is a ride that I want to ride over and over. While, I am sad to see this story come to a close she has created perfection here. Elkeles line up is far from short, but the numerous best seller is astounding. This author has talent that is never ending. This is evident with this series, as well as, Perfect Chemistry and Rules of Attraction. I can not wait to see what is up next.

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Kelley Vitollo said...

I absolutely LOVED the book too! One of my favorites. Simone Elkeles is made of all kinds of awesome.

Great review!

Anonymous said...

Glad you loved it! I can't wait to start it! :D