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The Return
 A.L. Parks
Genre: Contemporary / Adult / Romance

Synopsis

Eve Carlisle had a singular purpose – sell the rustic house nestled in the Colorado ski resort town. 

Tortured by her husband’s betrayal, the beautiful divorcee refused to give her heart to another man. But Jake had been a happy surprise, with his mesmerizing blue eyes, warm smile, strong but gentle nature – as well as being incredibly sexy.

She had convinced herself the relationship with Jake was nothing more than a fling. After all, she had a life in Newport, with society friends and a lucrative career as a family court judge. Still, Jake had a definitive hold over her, and she was finding it hard to think clearly where he was concerned. 

The demons of prior failed marriages haunt them both, and threaten to end things just as they are beginning. When Jake tells Eve he is falling in love with her, Eve refuses to believe it can last. Returning to Newport, the hollowness of her existence exposed, she must confront her fears before she loses Jake forever.

Review

What a wonderful book.

Jake and Eve are both divorcees with real gems for ex’s. Jake, the local fire chief, and Eve a Judge and heiress.

When Jake finds Eve stuck in a snow bank the sparks start flying immediately, but the emotional scars of their previous marriages keep rearing their ugly heads and getting in the way of their happily ever after.

Eve is only in Colorado for 3 weeks, when its time to leave, its with a heavy heart. Will she return to all the possibilities that Jake is offering her, or will she stay in Newport? On to Return to Newport to find out.

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Return to Newport
 A.L. Parks
Genre: Contemporary / Adult / Romance

Synopsis

Eve is ready for a clean slate. She nearly lost the love of her life in The Return. Now Eve must confront the people refusing to let her go quietly into her happily ever after with Jake. Returning to Newport to tie up loose ends may be the biggest mistake of her life.

Jake wants one thing – and one thing only – Eve. He is ready to build a life with her, and spend the rest of his days loving only her. But his surprise visit to Newport makes him question everything he thought he knew about her, including her love.

At the center of the turmoil is Eve’s ex-husband. Intrigued by the changes he sees in her, Brad is determined to sabotage Jake and Eve’s relationship – and take Eve back.

Jake and Eve must face their demons, and battle the outside forces that seek to destroy their future. Can their love survive the Return to Newport?

Review

I’m so in love with Jake right now. He’s surprised Eve in Newport and taken her breath away.  But the surprise is on him when he gets a good dose of the so called friends Eve has in Newport.  When Eve’s ex husband Brad tries out some very underhanded moves that push Jake over the edge.

Eve and Jake continually battle their inner demons, all the while yearning for each other. And just when things are looking up BAM out of now where this book smacks you in the face with a heart stopping twist.
Will Eve and Jake make it?  Will they finally move past their pasts and be able to be together, or will the demons keep showing up at the front door?  
Author Bio
Born and raised in the Rocky Mountains, A.L. Parks has spent the last 25 years moving all over the United States. Married to the Navy – well a man in the Navy – Parks has lived in various places throughout the United States. Now she resides in the Washington D.C area, and loves every minute. She has four children, and one spoiled German Shepard. 
2013 marked her debut in publishing. Her first novel, Strangers, released on her 45th birthday. She was amazed at how many people fell in love with a story about two people dealing with grief, and finding love again. Abby and Bryce were the perfect couple to introduce Parks as an up-and-coming author.
Her second novel, The Return, released in December 2013. A wonderful Christmas romance, it is the first book in the Return To Me series. 
Book review blog: http://www.shereadsnewadult.com

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