Happy Release Day Kelli Maine!!! Lorraine reviews Take Me Back andgives it 5*****’s!!!

Posted June 4, 2013 by Holly in Releases, Reviews / 0 Comments

A Give & Take Novella


Rachael DeSalvo is haunted by the past. She’s come home to her beloved Turtle Tear Island, where she looks forward to happy days and bliss-filled nights in the arms of Merrick Rocha. But when she finds a trunk full of old photo albums and handwritten notes, Rachael soon realizes that the island has not given up all its secrets . . . 

For long before Rachael and Merrick made Turtle Tear Resort their home, this historic island was a haven for sensual, forbidden affairs. As Rachael and Merrick work to restore the grand hotel to its former glory, they will be caught in the perfect maelstrom of conflict and desire.

What has gotten into Rachael? This obsession she has with the former inhabitant of
Turtle Tear, Ingrid Weston is causing not only stress on her but also Merrick.
“You’re right, I do get carried away sometimes when I immerse myself in a
project I love.”
With the grand opening party scheduled, her first concerns should be focused
on the preparations but no, it seems that the ghost of Ingrid is first and foremost
on Rachael’s mind.
“You have to drop this irrational obsession. It’s causing problems.”
My heart went out to Merrick as he finds Rachael’s behavior more than he can bear.
“If this is how it’s going to be-sneaking around and lying to me-I can’t do it.
I’ve had enough of that in my life already.”
Decisions made will not only cause Merrick pain and doubt but also will
find Rachael leaving the island.
“You bought me here, remember? You just can’t return me. I’m not returnable, Merrick.”
We get to catch up with MJ and Maddie, so young and so in love. What I found confusing
are the remarks exchanged between Maddie and Rachael when discussing Merrick’s
age when he fathered MJ, something went on there, I’m not sure what but I’m sure
the author will disclose more in a future book. Yes, Rachael and Merrick share delicious
and sweaty moments in the tree house, Merrick still knows how to pleasure his woman!
A combination of mystery, paranormal, romance and angst all lead to 5 *****’s.
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Lorraine received an advanced copy via NetGalley

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