Back to You
by Kim Breyon
As a private investigator, I have a perfect record when it comes to closing cases…as long as you don’t count the only one that ever really mattered to me.
Even after a decade, the memory of the foster boy I once shared a room with continues to haunt my dreams. For five years, Riley helped me laugh when there was so little in our lives to laugh about. His gentle touch and stormy gray eyes were the only thing that could calm the swirling and turbulent thoughts and emotions within me.
But in the blink of an eye, the safe harbor my best friend provided was ripped from my life without warning or reason. His unexplained disappearance set sail to a lonely and hopeless journey. Now, I am no more willing to let the memory of my best friend go than I am ready to give up the search for him, as hopeless as it may seem to those around me.
And then a client asks me to locate a stolen treasure box. Clues have me heading from the city of Atlanta to a small, picturesque town in South Carolina called Reedsport. There, I hope to find the missing box; what I never expected was to find something else that I’d been missing for far too long. Could I have finally found a beacon of hope that would lead Riley Tanager back to me?
One of you, one of me…
- Released: 9/13/2018
- Genre(s) Gay Romance; Second Chances
- Pages: 220
- SteaMMy Swordplay: 2/5 ⚔ ⚔
- Sharonica -Stars: 5✨
- GoodReads AVG: 4.16🌟
As tropes go, second chances are not my thing. Typically, I will pass them by simply because I believe in always moving forward. Something told me to read this one, and I am so very glad I did.
THIS was one of the most heartwarming love stories I have read this year. I loved the dual POV along with the step back in time at the beginning of each chapter.
Along with that, “Back to You,” called to me because one of the MCs was an artist and Goddess knows I am a sucker for artists in love. Their passion is on such a cellular level it is felt throughout the universe. So, when this ARC passed my way it DEFINITELY was a no brainer for me.
Because of the dual POV and the going back to adolescent memories of Riley and Beckett at the beginning of each chapter, I want to be careful about not giving anything away, that I shouldn’t. I loved that the story was written this way. It was quite enchanting really to glimpse the boys that Riley and Beckett were and then to see how time, and their time together as children had made them into the men they were today.
Life had not been easy for either of the two, as children and because of situations beyond their control both ended in the foster care system. Luckily for them however, they both ended in a good home.
Riley disappeared from Beckett’s life after years of being his dearest friend and Beckett has never stopped thinking about Riley and wondering what happened to him. Even years later, Beckett still searches for Riley and it is simply by happenstance or perhaps fate, that Beckett may have finally found him.💕
“Secrets, and lies may sink when first flung in the ocean of deceit, but they will always rise with the tide,” is something my granny used to say and it is so true. I only hate that it took so long for everything to come to light and for these two souls to get their HEA. But, as many can attest, everything happens for a reason. 💋
This isn’t too angsty, so don’t think that, but it is emotional at times, deals with depression, and “possible” suicide attempt (of secondary character). It IS also heartwarming and endearing.
Truly love Riley & Beck! 💜🌈💚
5 falling-back-to-you-stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I received a free copy of this book via LesCourt and am voluntarily leaving a review. 💋