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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Review: Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles

Released: September 8, 2010
Publisher: Flux
Rated: YA
Series: Leaving Paradise, Book 2
Buy: Amazon
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.

What I thought

I'm not going to lie. After the ending of the first book, I wanted to slap Caleb upside the head. I understand he has some things he needs to work out and I'm glad that he gets stuck doing the same summer trip as Maggie. And I also want to through out there that I loved Damon. He was just awesome. Caleb was just lucky to have him in his corner.

At first, I wasn't sure about this book. Then I realized that it would be silly to think that all of their problems would be solved in such a short time span of the first book. Watching as they both worked out their issues was great because you could see the healing slowly working through them.

And on a side note, I couldn't believe what Maggie's mom almost did to destroy her own happiness! I was really glad when things didn't turn the way I thought they would. I'm glad I picked up the first book and the second. These books were well worth the read.

My Rating

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3 comments:

Lisa said...

I love Simone Elkeles. I enjoyed these books too, but at times I found Caleb and Maggie frustrating. If they both just spoke their mind their wouldn't be so many games to play.

Jules said...

This is an author that I have been meaning top read for ages now!

I'm glad you enjoyed this.

Candace said...

I've heard a lot of people say they loved the first but didn't care for the second. So I'm glad you did like this one! I'll have to pick up the first one soon!

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