Follow Me Back From the series: Twisted Love #2
Also in this series: Lead Me Not, Lead Me Not
by A. Meredith Walters
(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Also by this author: Lead Me Not, The Contradiction of Solitude, Lead Me Not
Published by Gallery Books Publication Date: June 2nd 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense
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The sequel to Lead Me Not, this dangerously sexy second installment in the Twisted Love series continues Aubrey and Maxx’s love story, from New York Times bestselling author A. Meredith Walters—who “writes the most beautifully flawed characters that still have you swooning” (Sawyer Bennett, USA Today bestselling author of the Off series).
Aubrey Duncan has loved…and lost. Should she follow a heart that’s betrayed her or a head that tells her to let go?
Maxx Demelo’s addiction almost destroyed him. It ruined his life and, most importantly, his relationship with the only girl he ever loved.
He has vowed to become the man Aubrey Duncan deserves. Even if he has to tear himself apart to do it. So he enters rehab, trying to fix the parts of him that are shattered as he longs to be healthy and whole.
Aubrey lost everything because she chose to listen to her heart. Now she has sworn to put herself first, to heal in the only way that she can…far away from Maxx and his demons.
But just as Aubrey is starting over, Maxx is released from rehab and thrust back into her world, determined to prove how much they still need each other. And the chaos that had defined them threatens to unleash once again…
But a heart, no matter how broken, is impossible to ignore.
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
“Hello?” I said, sounding a little out of breath. There was an endless moment in which no one said anything and I wondered whether I was right and it was a wrong number.And then person spoke and I wished like hell I had never picked up the damn phone in the first place. Followed by the inevitable self-loathing for thinking that at all.
“Hey, Aubrey,” Maxx said quietly, though I could hear him as clearly as if he were standing next to me.
I didn’t say anything.
I couldn’t say anything.
I wanted to ask him where he was. To demand answers to the questions that had been plaguing me. I wanted to yell at him, to know why he was ruining the first night in forever where I was actually feeling normal. A thousand uncontrollable emotions flashed their way through my mind, flittering in and out before I could figure out what I was actually feeling. Though I recognized homicidal rage and bone-deep desire mixed up with the rest.
“Are you there?” Maxx asked, sounding small and unsure. I leaned against the wall, needing it to hold me up before I fell.
“I’m here,” I answered. The weight of those words was not lost on me. Nor how much of a lie they really were.
book review: 5+++ stars
When I read Lead Me Not I got into a bubble full of intensity and emotions. But when I got my hands on Follow Me Back, I realized that I haven’t seen anything yet. The first book swept off my feet literally and the second book just left me…… I don’t even know how it left me!
My fall in love with Maxx and Aubrey’s story was instant! Poof! In a blink of an eye I was soaring in a world of utterly captivately heartbreaking moments that had you bound to them until the end and beyond.
As we already know from the first book, Maxx came THAAAAAAT close to die and Aubrey had left him giving him an ultimatum. So, now, each one tries to get back her/his life back on track. Maxx decides to take Aubrey’s ultimatum and goes to rehab while Aubrey finds herself in a position that she never expected: to doubt everything she has done, thought or wanted until now.
But when she believed she had found a rythme, that’s where Maxx makes his entrance again into her life and “upsets” its order. Once again! Not-so-good buried feelings, memories, battles of will, dangerous people, temptations and so many other things got to send the story of these two on my TOP 5 and me on Cloud Nine! 😉
Walters wrote an end worthy of this spectacular, unique and emotional love story of two people that have been through lots of horrible things but they get to find their home in each other. She took a very delicate and difficult issue, such as is the drug addiction, and turned it into something beautiful.
Honestly, whatever I say about this love won’t be enough because simply, if you don’t feel it for yourself, then you can’t fully understand it and me. The tears that shed through both books could easily fill a bathtub (from the large and luxurious ones of course) and not many books can easily do that to me.
So, what are you waiting for? Go and check it out and I guarantee you that you won’t be disappointed from Maxx and Aubrey’s story!
And don’t forget that you must read first the first book in the Twisted Love series, Lead Me Not!