Review: Return to Newport by A.L. Parks

Return to Newport

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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?

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This book starts up right where The Return left off. I said that book one didn’t evoke any emotions from me. Not the case with this book. I was so angry and frustrated with Jake.

I like Jake and Eve even though they like to jump to conclusions like their life depends on it! I also like Eve’s kids. Her oldest daughter is pretty funny. I think as exes go, Eve’s is the worst!

I was also shocked with The Big Thing happened #nospoilers. I feel like I should have seen it coming but I didn’t. Not like that at least. I do agree that something drastic needed to happen to get Jake’s head out of his ass.

I enjoyed reading these books and seeing how these two came together. They are proof that love isn’t enough if you don’t put forth the effort and work for it. Also that ending a relationship badly doesn’t mean every person will treat you as the other had. Sometimes you just have to have faith.

★★★★

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Meet The Author small

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.

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