Published by Gallery Books, Simon and Schuster Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
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The sequel to Lead Me Not, this dangerously sexy second installment in the Twisted Love series continues Aubrey and Maxx’s love story, from New York Times bestselling author A. Meredith Walters—who “writes the most beautifully flawed characters that still have you swooning” (Sawyer Bennett, USA TODAY bestselling author of the Off series).
Aubrey Duncan has loved…and lost. Should she follow a heart that’s betrayed her or a head that tells her to let go? Maxx Demelo’s addiction almost destroyed him. It ruined his life and, most importantly, his relationship with the only girl he ever loved. He has vowed to become the man Aubrey Duncan deserves. Even if he has to tear himself apart to do it. So he enters rehab, trying to fix the parts of him that are shattered as he longs to be healthy and whole. Aubrey lost everything because she chose to listen to her heart. Now she has sworn to put herself first, to heal in the only way that she can…far away from Maxx and his demons. But just as Aubrey is starting over, Maxx is released from rehab and thrust back into her world, determined to prove how much they still need each other. And the chaos that had defined them threatens to unleash once again… But a heart, no matter how broken, is impossible to ignore.
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I want to begin by saying that I wasn’t a huge fan of book one, Lead Me Not; I didn’t really care for our heroine Aubrey at all. However, that is NOT the case with Follow Me Back! A. Meredith completely won me over with Aubrey. I loved the back bone Aubrey grew here, she was no longer the wishy-washy girl I found her to be in Lead Me Not. She faced the consequences of her actions with grace and humility and accepted full responsibility for what she had done. As far as her relationship with Maxx, she stuck to her guns and MADE him prove he was able and willing to change. She didn’t simply take his word, or welcome him back with open arms. Maxx now, he wanted to change not only for Aubrey and his little brother, he wanted to change for himself. It was amazing to see the change in him from book one; Walter’s captured the struggle addicts face when they reenter the world with pinpoint accuracy. She made us feel Maxx’s struggles and stumbles right along with him. Follow Me Back was an outstanding story of healing, forgiveness, and learning to overcome addiction one day and one step at a time. Despite my feelings on the first book, I’m so glad I read this one. After reading it I feel like I got a better idea of Aubrey’s true character and think that I may have judged her too harshly, and unfairly in Lead Me Not. Follow Me Back proved why A. Meredith Walters is one of my must read authors.