Blog Tour - Coming Back to You by Devon Youngblood

Title: Coming Back To You

Author: Devon Youngblood

Release date: August 27th, 2013

Genre:  New Adult

Goodreads Rating: 3.75

My Rating: 4.0

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Book Description:

Maura is a twenty three year old who is still coping with her parents' sudden death two years ago. She recently graduated from college and now has her own catering business. A best friend-roommate who has been there through it all and helps make life manageable.

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?

My Review:

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!

Interview Questions

First off thank you for such a beautiful and heartfelt story. I devoured it in one evening.
In this story you touch upon 2 very difficult topics to write about. A girl losing both of her parents at a young age, and an ex-soldier facing the very sad reality of PTSD. What made you decide to write about such tough subjects? Did you ever find yourself regretting this decision?

I wrote about it because I don’t think there are many books on the subject. And it’s something that I believe needs attention. Most soldiers don’t realize they have PTSD or they don’t want to admit it because they think they are perceived as being weak. And that’s not the case. I don’t regret writing about it at all. I toyed with the idea and I was afraid some readers would be offended by the subject. But in the end I just went for it. I made sure to do plenty of research just so I could subject right.

Many authors choose to write their stories in two different POVs. However, I have never seen it done in the way you laid out the story. What motivated you to do so?

At first I just wrote from Maura’s POV. Then just about half way through Pierson got in my head and wanted to speak for himself. Figured it was only fair to let him have his say J

I was excited to see that there will be a prequel coming out early 2014. What can we except? Can you tell us more about it?

I am VERY excited about this as well. It is more of their story. Maura moves to the town her freshman year of high school. And she meets Ruby who is also new to the school. Naturally they became fast friends. It’s just a story of their high school days. How Maura and Pierson meet, their first kiss, her family not approving of the relationship and many other things that teenagers go through.

Book 2 will introduce two new characters and a new story that I am looking forward to reading about. Since they are tied with Maura and Pierson, can we expect any appearances from them?

As of right now, they will not be in book two. Maura is mentioned, but she has not made an appearance. I’d love to work them into the story, but I’m just sure if it is feasible for the story as a whole. It’s still a work in progress so you never know.

Lastly, because I loved reading about them and would love to find you more, 
can we expect a Ruby and Trevor story anytime soon? 

It’s certainly not out of the question. I’d love to write about them. Just depends on what the readers want. If they want more, I may write it.

Fun Facts about the Devon Youngblood.

Favorite TV Show/Movie? 
TV Show: Vampire Diaries. Movie: The Notebook

Do you have a specific room in your house or a coffee shop which you like to write in?
In my living room on the couch. I need to be comfy.

What is the last book you have read that made you cry? 
I’d have to Marley and Me by John Grogan

Thanks for taking the time to read Coming Back to You! And thanks for having me!!

About the Author:

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.
Well that same story is still stuck in my head, so now I am determined to get it ALL down and put out there.
I am happily married and have an awesome stepson. We call ourselves the Three D's.
 It is my little family and I would do anything for them.
Right now I am working two jobs, trying to eat healthy & workout and I’m writing. Getting my reading done during any spare moments I have.

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  1. Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed the book. I'm enjoying it as well. :)


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