Published by Createspace, Self Published on October 20, 2012
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When Lauren Monroe first laid eyes on Michael Delaney back in high school, she had every reason to stay away from him; within minutes of their first encounter, his volatile actions confirmed his notorious reputation. But Lauren saw something in him that caused her to question his bad-boy persona, and against her better judgment, she took a chance. She had no way of knowing that the unlikely friendship they formed would become so important to her.
Or that it would end so painfully.
Eight years later, when Lauren begins her new job at Learn and Grow Day Care, Michael is the last person she expects to see. Refusing to revisit the hurt and confusion of their past, Lauren vows to keep her distance from him. But staying away from Michael proves to be more difficult than she thought, despite her lingering grief and her instincts for self-preservation.
As Lauren and Michael recall the friendship that changed them forever and the events that tore them apart, will they finally be able to heal? Or will the ghosts of Michael' s past prove to be too much to overcome?
This is the second time I’ve read Back to You. The first time I left a small review on Goodreads. I guess it really wasn’t a review. More like a sentence or two.
“I loved everything about this book. It had me sobbing like a baby a few times, but that’s a sign of a really good story. Heartfelt. Loved it. Highly recommend.”
See. Not much of a review.
Anyway, this book is one of my favorites. It is so filled with emotions. And as I said above. It had me sobbing like a baby. Ugly snotty tears. When I reached the end though I felt as though it couldn’t have ended better. I had a wide smile on my face.
One cool thing I did notice upon reaching the Epilogue was that the year is 2015. I initially read this book in late 2012. Just something that caught my attention that I thought was neat.
The hero and heroine couldn’t have been more different. Their backgrounds weren’t even close to being the same. I loved both of them so much! I had so much compassion for Michael aka Del. Lauren did too. To say he had a rough upbringing is an understatement. Lauren befriended him when most people took a wide path around him. Eventually Lauren and Michael became best friends.
But this being a love story there’s bound to be problems, mistakes made, and misunderstandings. There were no shortages of those, but there were also good times, heartfelt moments, and forgiveness as well.
Overall, I hope you will read Back to You. It offers emotional characters, heartfelt moments, and a beautiful love story.