Goodreads Rating: 3.75
My Rating: 4.0
Tour: Irresistible Reads Book Tours
Until first love Pierson Hammer comes walking back into her life.
Pierson has demons of his own, after serving in the military for five years. Tormented from his past and present. He comes home hoping to make amends with Maura.
Can Maura forgive Pierson for leaving her all those years ago? Can she trust him with her future? Will she open herself up completely?
As an avid reader there are many reactions you get after reading a book. There are books that make you laugh. Books that make you cry. Books that make you turn the page with anticipation. Books that make you want to throw it against the wall. Then there are books that completely touch your soul as you read them, and I will have to honestly say, that Coming Back to You by Devon Youngblood is one of them.
Maura and her best friend Ruby are out dancing, when Maura realizes that her ex-love is back into town. Maura and Pierson were high school sweethearts who were separated when Pierson joined the military. When he left, Maura never heard from him again. She did not receive one letter, e-mail or telephone call. Even when Maura lost both of her parents in a tragic accident. He was the love of her life and when she needed him most he was absent.
It took Maura many years to get her life back on track, and when she finally finds a happy place, Pierson is back into town and conjurers up all the old feelings Maura has worked hard to push away. But being back in the same place at the same time and it is hard for them to resist one another. But they are not the same two people who fell in love years ago. They are both worse for wear with problems to over come. As Maura struggles with the loss of her parents, Pierson has his own demons to face. The very sad reality of many ex-veterans: PTSD. Pierson is haunted by bad memories that makes it impossible for him to move on from the horrors he encounterd overseas.
This book is about two haunted people helping each-other overcome the obstacles in their way to happiness. When I was reading this story, I was so happy to see the author take on such a heavy subject as PTSD. It is something that I have yet to read about in any books and it made me enjoy the story even more. I loved reading about how Maura and Pierson find a way to be each other's rocks and find a way to love one another again. Yes, it is not easy and they hit countless bumps along the path, but in the end they are able to do so.
I really enjoyed the book and was excited to be able to ask the author a few questions! Read below to find out more about the authors inspiration behind the book and following Prequel and Sequel that will be out soon!
I Love love love to read. I've even had a story stuck in my heart for well over a year. I put pen to paper but ended up giving up on it. That was over a year ago.
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