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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Return To Me
  • Shannon McKenna
  • English
  • 14 November 2017
  • 0758205619

10 thoughts on “Return To Me

  1. Adrienne Adrienne says:

    I just spent ages writing a review and it s disappeared, so here goes with review no.2 Hey Ho.I read this a few days ago and have spent time diliberating whether it s a 4 or 5 star read so perhapes it should be 4 1 2.Simon and El share a sad past, and whilst Simon has moved on and made a name for himself El has stayed in the same small town all her life and is now a sucessful business woman When circumstances dictate that their paths cross again albeit under sad ccircumstances all the old sha I just spent ages writing a review and it s disappeared, so here goes with review no.2 Hey Ho.I read this a few days ago and have spent time diliberating whether it s a 4 or 5 star read so perhapes it should be 4 1 2.Simon and El share a sad past, and whilst Simon has moved on and made a name for himself El has stayed in the same small town all her life and is now a sucessful business woman When circumstances dictate that their paths cross again albeit under sad ccircumstances all the old shared feelings come back for both of them Seventeen years ago Simon, bad boy and rebelious teenager, was forced to leave LaRue following a sequence of tragic events The town only holds bitter memories for him except for the times he spent with El, now he s back and the feelings of unease and doom are closing in again Simon knows his time in LaRue is limited and falling in love with El is out of the question, so why is he getting angry all the time Since Simon left El has moved on and whilst she s never really stopped thinking about him she doesn t hold out any hope of ever actually seeing him again Until he walks into her B and B that is El knows Simon isn t the person he s made out to be, and she understands fully that he s here to tidy things up and then he ll be gone again, so it s best not to tell him what she really feels , just have some hot sexy fun , love him for the moment then let go when she needs to Simon is a tough Alpha type but, and it s a big but, he s very emotionally insecure this coupled with the feelings of forboding that seems to follow him around make him not the easiest of people to get along with El on the other hand is sweet and lovely but has enough emotional strength for both of them and a good job too.I loved watching how the relationship between Simon and El was re kindled and the way they worked magic together with one hot sexy relationship It was a nice relationship to read about when you understand the part they play in each others lives And whilst Simon did and said some spectularly stuipd things I loved the way El stood by him b c she understood and knew him I also loved the way Simons feelings slowly cracked through that tough heart to reveal a man who cared alot for his old friend.The sub plot for this story fell quiet during the middle part of the book but it s an integral part of Simon and Els story so remians there slowly simerigng in the background without the sub plot Simon wouldn t be who he is only to come back with avengance towards the latter part of the story when all is revealed.All in all a great read with some good secondary characters who kind of had their own little story within a story, which I found enjoyable Will definatley readby this author Fingers crossd this one will go even tho it s not as good as my first review boo hoo


  2. Dabney Dabney says:

    reviewed at the passionate readerhttp thepassionatereader.blogspot.c Sometimes in fact, lots of times I just want a down and dirty bad boy hero who sweeps into town, throws the good girl over his shoulders and drags her off to a happy ending This bad boy does and then gets the nice girl story has been done many times by Shannon McKenna, sometimes well think Extreme Danger and, unfortunately for this reviewer, sometimes terribly It s hard to find much to like about Ms McKenna s overblo reviewed at the passionate readerhttp thepassionatereader.blogspot.c Sometimes in fact, lots of times I just want a down and dirty bad boy hero who sweeps into town, throws the good girl over his shoulders and drags her off to a happy ending This bad boy does and then gets the nice girl story has been done many times by Shannon McKenna, sometimes well think Extreme Danger and, unfortunately for this reviewer, sometimes terribly It s hard to find much to like about Ms McKenna s overblown Return to Me.The hero, Simon, is a self absorbed jerk whose behavior between the sheets is so aggressive it s kinda gross The woman he s burning for, Ellen, he deflowered and then dumped seventeen years ago But Ellen, an enabler if ever I ve seen one, just lets him right back into her heart and other parts I wish I could tell you why Ellen is such a pushover for Simon and his constantly feeling sorry for himself ways, but I can t because Ms McKenna hasn t bothered to develop Ellen or Simon into in depth characters.Nor has she produced a coherent plot As best I could tell, Simon left town after being accused of burning down a barn we know he wasn t really isn t a bad guy because he did try to save the horses Ellen stayed in town and I mean stayed in town, it s as if she has never been anywhere other than LaRue and became the controlling owner of a bed and breakfast We are supposed to think she s sweet as opposed to stupid because she has an assistant who is terrible at all things bed and breakfasty but Ellen keeps her on, smiling benevolently when, yet again, Missy burns the muffins Simon has come back to town because his uncle Gus shot himself and something about that just doesn t feel right to Simon That doesn t stop him from constantly ruing that he s returned to LaRue He feels he is brings bad luck to the entire town yes, it really is all about him There s a psycho villain who has disgusting flashbacks to Vietnam where he learned to enjoy setting others on fire There s an uptight guy, Brad, who was engaged to Ellen but really should be with Cora, a woman whose reputation he ruined Cora and Brad are actually muchinteresting a couple than Simon and Ellen although that isn t saying much There s lots and lots of sex and none of it s very sexy Both characters are described routinely as gorgeous, hot, and desirable, but given that neither of them were anyone I would ever want to meet, I found page after page of them moaning into each other s mouth just plain out dull Plus, the idea of this couple reproducing is so appalling, I kept worrying that one of the bazillions of condoms Simon is a lot like the Energizer Bunny they were using might fail When Ellen and Simon aren t in the sack, they spend way too much time feeling sorry for themselves Ellen doubts herself for being with Simon, Simon doubts himself for being with Ellen Halfway through the tale, I doubted myself for buying this book.By the time I got to the incredibly bizarre scene where Simon and Ellen, escaping someone or something it s all a blur , find themselves in a hidden grove filled with huge animal statues made by Simon s dead mother, I gave up I flipped to the end and was unhappy to see they appeared to having unprotected sex and planning a family Hopefully, they and their progeny will never leave LaRue


  3. jenjn79 jenjn79 says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here What an utterly fantastic book I wasn t sure what to expect from it since it was a book I randomly picked up the library It just looked interesting, and since I love romantic suspense and that s what it was labeled as I thought, what the hell, why not And I ended up loving the book, even though it was completely not what I expected.Return To Me is best described as a thoroughly primal, raw, passionate, story It s extremely erotic It might not be the most sophisticated story in terms of la What an utterly fantastic book I wasn t sure what to expect from it since it was a book I randomly picked up the library It just looked interesting, and since I love romantic suspense and that s what it was labeled as I thought, what the hell, why not And I ended up loving the book, even though it was completely not what I expected.Return To Me is best described as a thoroughly primal, raw, passionate, story It s extremely erotic It might not be the most sophisticated story in terms of language, style, and plot, but itthan makes up for it with bold sexuality, strong characters, and an interesting storyline Though the book is classified as a romantic suspense, it is not on the level on your typical book of that genre The suspense plot is subtle,of a background aspect, and there s not a lot of guess work involved The story isfocused on the characters themselves, but it works for the book.Simon is the typical tortured, bad boy hero and I was instantly fascinated by him He s so internally conflicted about what he wants, what he deserves, and the demons from his past, but yet he doesn t lost that Alpha male personality I just wanted to give him a big hug Ellen is the polar oppositethe shy, wealthy, good girl It s one of my favorite dynamics in romance books The depth of the characters is fairly thorough There were a few points I thought could have been better explored, but for the most they had nice dimension They had a powerful chemistry together, but were constantly fighting themselves over preconceptions, deservedness, and a host of other issues Their relationship was very push pull I was rooting for them from the beginning.The book though I adored it isn t for everyone With such a strong, in your face sexuality throughout the entire story, there are a lot of people who won t care for it There s nothing pretty or tame about the sex in the book It s down and dirty and raw, but passionate at the same time It s one of the things I loved most about the story I ve always wanted to read a romance book with a high level of eroticism but yet a complete romance It s just not something you tend to find in the mainstream Sex ispretty and mild in those andabout the romance, which is fine most of the time There s a lot of erotica on the net, but those are generally just gratuitous sex with no romance or just a smidge So it was exciting to find a book with a bold sexuality and yet a wonderful romance to go with it But with that said, like I stated previously, Return To Me won t appeal to everyone If you like your sex on the vanilla side and sporadically occurring, then you ll hate the book so DON T READ IT , but if you like some chocolate with your sex you ll love it as much as much as I did.Sofantastic book in my opinion I can t read to go findof McKenna s stories


  4. Zeek Zeek says:

    Shannon Mckenna is about the only non pnr, rom suspense writer I read any well aside from Pamela Clare Thank God I haven t made it thru her entire backlist yet because I hear her latest couple releases haven t been as hot which tends to happen in a long series However, Return to Me, I m happy to report, I thoroughly enjoyed Though its not part of her McCloud Brothers series, it has all the hallmarks of a good McKenna read a lost soul alpha hero, a heroine who knows and loves him to Shannon Mckenna is about the only non pnr, rom suspense writer I read any well aside from Pamela Clare Thank God I haven t made it thru her entire backlist yet because I hear her latest couple releases haven t been as hot which tends to happen in a long series However, Return to Me, I m happy to report, I thoroughly enjoyed Though its not part of her McCloud Brothers series, it has all the hallmarks of a good McKenna read a lost soul alpha hero, a heroine who knows and loves him to the depth of her being, sexy heat and a bad guy that won t stop till both are dead The bad guy part is really just background noise as far as I m concerned, but you ll have this with alot of romantic suspense now a days Successful photojournalist Simon Riley has loved El Kent for a very long time He never thought he d see her again after the town wrote him off all those years ago as the boy from the wrong side of the tracks who would never amount to nothing, but when his uncle turns up dead from an apparent suicide he must go back to face the demons of the past and the one woman whom he could never forget Little does Simon know that someone in town is out to make sure those demons stay buried even if they have to kill to do it.As I mentioned above this book delivers on numerous levels long lost love is an easy hook for me and the author sure knows how to maintain scintillating chemistry between her characters I love that in a romance novel The only drawback for me was the worn psycho killer plot and that character s obvious motivations Still, if you like romantic suspense with an over the top heat factor, you can t get much better than a Shannon Mckenna novel and this one is no exception.4 out of 5 from me


  5. Bonnie G. Bonnie G. says:

    I am pretty easy on erotic romance books These are my escape, and as long as I find myself transported I am willing to overlook many things This book was bad in so many ways that even I, with my low expectations, found little to like I will list my 5 biggest issues.1 The lead characters were terrible Simon is an asshole of the highest order, and El is boring, weak, without pride, a terrible business person, and has no desire to know anything other than how to make good pies and please her m I am pretty easy on erotic romance books These are my escape, and as long as I find myself transported I am willing to overlook many things This book was bad in so many ways that even I, with my low expectations, found little to like I will list my 5 biggest issues.1 The lead characters were terrible Simon is an asshole of the highest order, and El is boring, weak, without pride, a terrible business person, and has no desire to know anything other than how to make good pies and please her man I love baked goods and sex, but that alone does not make me a person worth learning about.2 The sex was good The characters were awful Is there anything less the stuff of fantasy than people you don t like having great sex 3 There seemed to be a message that empowered woman must flaunt their sexuality in the most obvious ways, and that women who don t walk around in corsets and Daisy Dukes are shriveled souls who are ignoring their inner strength Yuck.4 The language used during sexy times is really off putting I won t provide a lot of detail, but I will leave you with the two phrases that most squicked me out girl juice and dick drool Nuff said.5 The secondary characters are laughable Mousy employee, BMOC who is a victim of his own act, defensive trailer park slut, deranged psychopathic pyromaniac, low IQ evil henchmen, tight ass rich lady political wife, corrupt sheriff All these tropes andYawn You don t want to read this, trust me


  6. Carrie Carrie says:

    Return to Me is a decent book that somehow failed to grab my interest It was too easy to put down Part of the problem is the emphasis is on the romance instead of balancing the romance with the suspense plot I also had the suspense plot figured out very early on, so there wasn t much to hold my interest While Simon and El tried to figure out their relationship El loved him and he figured he was bad for her , they had sex Lots of sex LONG sex scenes that went over many pages I found mysel Return to Me is a decent book that somehow failed to grab my interest It was too easy to put down Part of the problem is the emphasis is on the romance instead of balancing the romance with the suspense plot I also had the suspense plot figured out very early on, so there wasn t much to hold my interest While Simon and El tried to figure out their relationship El loved him and he figured he was bad for her , they had sex Lots of sex LONG sex scenes that went over many pages I found myself skimming the sex scenes to get back to the meat of the story, which was would Simon quit being a douche to El and would they figure out where Gus hid the evidence he alluded to in his email view spoiler Can anyone tell me why neither Simon nor El never sat down and tried to figure out what Gus meant when he wrote that Simon s mother who was dead was guarding the evidence It seemed crazy to me that they never considered looking for it hide spoiler Although I felt like the sex scenes were fairly well written, I was pulled out of them by the things Simon said The author puts words in this tough guys mouth that no man would ever say I would say the sex scenes, while not erotica, certainly qualify as romantica instead of mainstream romantic love scenes I m finding that these types of love scenes are not my favorite I enjoy hot sex scenes, but there is a certain style of language I don t find sexy


  7. Aneca Aneca says:

    I wanted a fast read to occupy me in the last days of November and so I grabbed this book I haven t been to fond of McKenna s books I ve read but this one ended up being better than the ones I tried before.Seventeen years after bad boy Simon Riley sped out of town Ellen Kent has finally got her life together She s very busy running her successful bed and breakfast in Oregon s LaRue River Valley And she s engaged to a man who doesn t exactly make her knees weak with lust, but so much the bet I wanted a fast read to occupy me in the last days of November and so I grabbed this book I haven t been to fond of McKenna s books I ve read but this one ended up being better than the ones I tried before.Seventeen years after bad boy Simon Riley sped out of town Ellen Kent has finally got her life together She s very busy running her successful bed and breakfast in Oregon s LaRue River Valley And she s engaged to a man who doesn t exactly make her knees weak with lust, but so much the better It s time for a quiet home with a family, dog hair on the sofa, all the trappings, even if she has to retool her emotional wiring to a much lower wattage to get it After all, passion of the pants at the ankles, lips in serious lock, hands roaming frantically on the way down the hall well, it s just an unrealistic fantasylike the man pulling up to her door on his motorcycleSimon swore he d never come back to this backwater town where trouble followed at his heels The only good thing about the place had been El Kent, who had been his friend despite his rep Now, he s back to investigate his uncle s sudden death and face the demons of his past But he hadn t counted on El s lush, sensual beauty, the innocent seductiveness of her every gesture She has no business marrying that lacklustre clown of a fiance What she needs is a serious wake up call, the kind that starts at the mouth and leads down to complete abandonment and total ecstasy He never expects his strategy to backfire and leave him so hungry for But Simon has donethan stir El s passions and his own His very presence has brought danger into her life, and they will have to learn to trust each other if they want to surviveI think things started a bit too fast between El and Simon and he starts chasing her even thinking he might not stay and that will hurt her But once they were in a relationship I actually enjoyed it because while he is still rough she seems to became stronger, although a hard man Simon didn t seem as cavemen as McKenna s previous heroes And there was a mystery regarding his uncle that I quite enjoyed even if I felt it could have been better explored, we knew who the bad guy was but it was interesting to find out the real story as the action progresses.I had a bit of problem with El and Simon as characters because after a while it seemed they were taking a bit to long to solve their problems and when something happens near the end and Simon is accused by the cops the first thing he thinks of was running away and leaving El behind That was what he had done all those years back and I was very annoyed that the same was going to happen all over again.By this time I wasinterested in the secondary couple s love story than El and Simon Brad and specially Cora were really interesting people with a past story and lot to catch up with and make up to specially Brad and McKenna really creates some sizzling scenes between these 2 I wish she had given themspace.Grade B


  8. Kim Kim says:

    A boring story with a non existent mystery No build of tension around the villain s transparent intentions, which could have saved the fact that the reader knows who the villain is from the get go, but the characters don t The book reads like it was written with a teenager s understanding of how 30 somethings act and speak they speak of love like inexperienced teenagers someone uses Not without any irony the supposed town slut is called a tramp by several people , and the one dimensiona A boring story with a non existent mystery No build of tension around the villain s transparent intentions, which could have saved the fact that the reader knows who the villain is from the get go, but the characters don t The book reads like it was written with a teenager s understanding of how 30 somethings act and speak they speak of love like inexperienced teenagers someone uses Not without any irony the supposed town slut is called a tramp by several people , and the one dimensional secondary characters who make up family and townspeople have 18th century values oh noes the unwed hero is staying in the heroine s home which has been converted to a B n B Something untoward MUST be going on.The hero can only articulate how sweet and beautiful the heroine is, and the BIG conflict between them is that the cliched hero isn t a stickin around kinda guy But wait, then they have magic, condom free sex, and he starts to feel differently That s when I quit


  9. Kathleen Kathleen says:

    Yet again another book by Shannon McKenna that I loved This book grabbed me from the very beginning and kept me interested all the way through The heat level was good for me and the hero was absolutely yummy The heroine had eye s only for the hero and stuck by her man no matter what The action was really good and the bad guy was completely crazy.Thanks Kris for the rec


  10. Wminbc Wminbc says:

    I love Shannon McKenna Plus a second chance romance with a hot scene on a bike Oh, yawhile this man is slightly less uber, alpha than her other menstill loved him


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About the Author: Shannon McKenna

Also wrote five category romances under the penname Shannon Anderson From The Author s Website HOW Return To PDF/EPUB or IT ALL BEGANI started writing my first romance novel in secret I was working a temp job in an insurance office in Manhattan at the time, and the office manager had made it clear that even if there was nothing to do, I still had to look busy never one of my big talents I felt bad about the wasted time, though, and I needed something to round out my other chosen career, which was singing Yeah, that s right Most artists choose apractical Plan B to back up their improbable Plan A Me No way Long Shot is my middle nameSo I sneakily set up a Document and a Document with a spreadsheet on it If my Boss du Jour walked by I could quick like a bunny switch screens, and whenever the coast was clear, I went back to my story Not that I was slacking, mind you If there was work to be done, I did it The sneakiness felt familiar, though, because I ve been teased about reading romances since I was a kid I think the day I finally grew up was the day I stopped trying to cover up what I was reading on the bus, train or subway Let people think whatever they likeIt wasn t until I moved to Italy details of that Long Shot provided later on that I got serious about writing, though I found myself with many long, quiet days alone with nothing to do, so I slogged my way bravely to the end of the manuscript and sent it out Everybody rejected it except for Kensington I wrote for them for a few years, and then made a bid for an erotic novella for the new Brava imprint, and oh joy, they accepted it Then I wrote BEHIND CLOSED DOORS And so on, and so forthThat s how I started I can t think of anything I d rather do I never knew it would be so scary, and so hardall that solitude and silence, a blank computer screen, and no one to blame But still It s worth it It s great.