Books that touch heart are often keepers and Return to Me is one of those keepers! Kelly Moran’s Return to me is an emotional roller coaster that will touch even the coldest of hearts. It’s one of those books where you sit down and the pages just flow until you have discovered that it’s over.
It’s the story of Cole and Mia; young lovers who are torn apart by circumstances beyond their control. Cole is the son of the Covington’s an up an up and coming political family, Mia is the daughter of a house keeper who was born on the “wrong side of the tracks”. Their summer time love story comes to abrupt end when Cole’s scheming mother makes a veiled threat against Mia’s family including her young sister Ginny who has Downs Syndrome. Though Cole has no desire to end their blooming relationship, he quickly puts an end to it in order to protect Mia and her family from the threat that is his mother. With a broken heart Mia leaves the Covington’s residence, which results in a tragedy that alters all of their lives. When the young Mia leaves for college, Cole does the only he can do….joins the army. Ten years later they come together when Cole’s sister Lacey reaches out to Mia for help with her wounded brother. Years of hurt and guilt have taken their toll on the young lovers, but can they find a way to meet in the middle to forgive and find each other again?
The book is written in both the past and present tense and simply flows well together. It draws readers’ right in and keeps the attention span flowing. It will make you laugh and cry, and believe in the healing power of love. For this reader, many tears were shed, and yet I still fell in love with the book. Return to Me has found its permanent place on my keeper shelf and is a must read for any romance lover. Books that earn that coveted five star reviews are rare, even rarer still is a book that should and would earn more than five stars, Return to Me is that book! I cannot wait for book two in the Covington series.