Title: Come Back To Me
Genre: Contemporary Romance Release
Release Date: 23rd August, 2017
From USA Today Bestselling Author Kathy Coopmans comes a soul crushing story of second chance love.
Come Back To Me.
What does one do when everyone you love dies?
How much is a woman supposed to take before she crumbles?
Adriana Jensen is the woman to ask.
She’s lost too many people to count.
The one death that destroyed her the most
was her husbands.
Only… he didn’t die.
What does one do when forced to walk away from his wife?
How much will it take to win her back?
Blake Jensen, Adriana’s estranged husband, is the man to ask.
He has one question to ask himself.
How much will it take for her to come back to me?
3.75 Stars ~ Reviewed by Anna Green on behalf of KFF
Okay, where do I start with this one? The first few chapters of this book are so full of angst that I wondered how the heroine survived the terrible heartache she experienced in her 20s.
This second chance romance is written in dual points of view. We have Adriana who lost her parents when she was in her late teens. Her older sister Alexis who couldn’t cope with the loss became a drug addict. Adriana is a survivor although my first impression of her was that she was a pushover when it comes to her sister. Theirs is a give and take relationship: Adriana gives and Alexis takes, it has always been that way since they were young kids. Being the carer of an older sibling who’s an addict was not easy. Her grandmother has always been there for her though, supported her and tried to make her strong with her words of wisdom: “When life slaps you in the face, you punch the b*tch back harder, kick it in the balls, then focus on the hand you punched it with. That hand will guide you anywhere.”
Blake, the other main character and the hero in this book is a lawyer and as expected in a romance novel: handsome, tall and well endowed. Come to think of it, I haven’t come across any romance books yet where the hero is only 5’6 with a chipolata and not a bratwurst, but I digress. He is dedicated to his career, ambitious and loyal. He seems to be the perfect guy but one misjudged call and Adriana’s life is in tatters. Blake is dead and she is left on her own or so she thought.
I wish there were more dialogue and banter between the characters instead of inner thoughts, especially on the first half of the book. This story is mired in sadness but I was rooting for Adriana to pull through, give her a boost of happiness and she did in the end. There are times though when I wanted to slap the reality in Adriana’s face and tell her to read the files already and get on with her life whether or not Blake is in it or not. The epilogue left me with a few “what ifs”. What if this book made me ugly cry? If only it did I would have given this book more stars but I was dry-eyed and snot-free so I gave it 3.7 stars.
About Kathy Coopmans
USA Today Best Selling Author Kathy Coopmans is a Michigan native where she lives with her husband, Tony. They have two son’s Aaron and Shane.
She is a sports nut. Her favorite sports include NASCAR, Baseball, and Football.
She has recently retired from her day job to become a full-time writer.
She has always been an avid reader and at the young age of 50 decided she wanted to write. She claims she can do several things at once and still stay on task. Her favorite quote is “I got this.”