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Published by Gallery Books on June 2nd 2015
Narrator: Sebastian York, Shayna Thibodeaux
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense
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Source: NetGalley, Simon & Schuster Audio
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.
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AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: 5 STARS
O. M. F. G. This book broke my heart in every possible way. I knew this was going to happen because when I read/listened to Lead Me Not (Read my review here) I had a hard time reading it, loving the characters was so hard for me, but I couldn’t help it but loving them so much. Their story was really cruel, they had to live through a lot and ending up together was just inevitable. That’s why I was so anxious about this book, because the cliffhanger from book one was awful (for their love story, the book was perfect) and this book had to give them the HEA they needed. Well… that was what I was expecting from Follow Me Back, I wanted desperately to read how Maxx come to his senses and work so hard to get Aubrey back into his messed up life.
This book starts two weeks after Lead Me Not finishes, with Aubrey having to face the consequences of being involved with Maxx and in addition, her heart is broken for leaving him after he ODed. She was trying so hard to keep it together and find a way to stay strong and forget about him, but that was so hard, especially because after a few weeks of not knowing anything about Maxx, he came back asking for forgiveness. Will she listen to her heart who loves Max deeply or to her head who regrets everything about him. Read this book, or even better, listen to the audiobook, to find out how this heartbroken story ends.
What was the hardest about reading/listening to this book? Maxx’s POV. Oh My God, being inside of a drug addict’s head is awfully hard. I cried with almost all his chapters and I was anxious most of the time, I even had a hard time reading other books because I only wanted to know what was going to happen to Maxx. I was happy to read that he knew the true thing that kept him away from the drugs, and surprisingly it wasn’t only Aubrey. I’m also happy to read about how much they both grew up these time, because they needed to in order to get their relationship to work this time, because last time it was a real mess.
The narration of Shayna Thibodeaux and Sebastian York was perfect. I was happy to listen Sebastian again, it’s been months since I get an audiobook with his reading, and just like he nailed it in Lead Me Not, he did it perfectly with this audiobook. His performance for Maxx was so accurate to his personality and what was happening in his life. He showed the desperate, depressed and lonely young man who was struggling with a horrible addiction. Shayna did an amazing job too. Her voice and inflexions transmitted all the characters, not only Aubrey, but also Brooks, Renee and Maxx too. I was on the edge of my chair during one incident with Evan – UGH that asshole -, Shayna made this scene more vivid and real.
Perfect book! Kudos to A. Meredith Walters for ruining me again with another book. She has a way of doing it with every book I read of hers. Can’t wait for her next book. Bring it, A. I’m ready for anything.