Author Name: Priscilla Glenn
Release date: October 20, 2012
Age Group: Adult with YA crossover
Genre: Contemporary romance
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When Lauren Monroe first laid eyes on Michael Delaney back in high school, she had every reason to stay away from him; within minutes of their first encounter, his volatile actions confirmed his notorious reputation. But Lauren saw something in him that caused her to question his bad-boy persona, and against her better judgment, she took a chance. She had no way of knowing that the unlikely friendship they formed would become so important to her.
Or that it would end so painfully.
Eight years later, when Lauren begins her new job at Learn and Grow Day Care, Michael is the last person she expects to see. Refusing to revisit the hurt and confusion of their past, Lauren vows to keep her distance from him. But staying away from Michael proves to be more difficult than she thought, despite her lingering grief and her instincts for self-preservation.
As Lauren and Michael recall the friendship that changed them forever and the events that tore them apart, will they finally be able to heal? Or will the ghosts of Michael’s past prove to be too much to overcome?
Review: I had trouble finding words to describe how much I loved this book. I felt all the emotion every step of the way. It starts in the now, and would go back to a memory from then, then back to now. I usually don't like book too much like that, but I loved this one. This book made me laugh and cry. I did not want to put it down. I loved all the characters, even though some of them were ignorant. This book was definitely a story of growth, and learning to see and break through barriers.
Lauren: Lauren was a sweet girl. She was the typical good girl. Michael brought out something different in here. A different edge to her. I am glad that she gave him a chance, when other people didn't.
Michael: He was the typical bad boy. He got into fights and got suspended. What people didn't realize is he was haunted by his past. When someone like him is triggered, they can't help but act violent, most of the time. I have worked with people like him before. At the end of the day, he was a smart, sweet, and caring guy.
Overall, this book was fantastic. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good romance. I definitely can't wait to see what else she is going to be putting out. So I need to like her facebook page so I can keep up with her releases!
About the author:
Priscilla Glenn lives in New York with her husband and three beautiful children. She has been teaching English Language Arts at the middle and high school levels for the past eleven years. Glenn has written three books, although Back to You is her first published novel. Her guilty pleasures include great books, good wine, anything chocolate, and Robert Pattinson :)