Coming Back

Coming Back Once Christabelle Jayne defied death Learning to live and love again is going to be so much harder After being abducted and vanishing without a trace she was presumed dead But Christie isn t the kin

  • Title: Coming Back
  • Author: Emma South
  • ISBN: 9781512119824
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
  • Once, Christabelle Jayne defied death Learning to live and love again is going to be so much harder.After being abducted and vanishing without a trace, she was presumed dead But Christie isn t the kind of girl that goes down without a fight When she crawls out of the forest almost two years later, bruised and bleeding, she is confronted by a world that seems to have movOnce, Christabelle Jayne defied death Learning to live and love again is going to be so much harder.After being abducted and vanishing without a trace, she was presumed dead But Christie isn t the kind of girl that goes down without a fight When she crawls out of the forest almost two years later, bruised and bleeding, she is confronted by a world that seems to have moved on and left her behind.Dean Hawking returned to Warfields after a terrible tragedy on the job shook his faith in humanity The cop s transfer home wasn t the cure all he hoped for until the best thing about it, the girl he loved since high school, Christie Jayne, turns up alive.Their worlds are thrust together again for the first time in years Though still reeling from her ordeal, in Dean she finds a fathomless love that reminds her there are still beautiful things in the world In Christie, he sees his chance at redemption Then Dean uncovers some startling information about Christie s case, revealing that she might be in imminent danger, and their second chance at love will be put to the test when the full story of her escape is revealed Can there be any coming back from what she s had to do

    474 Comment

    • Dianne says:

      Kidnap, torture, isolation, drugs and loneliness, for almost two years, young Christabelle was held prisoner, threatened with death, beaten and starved. Presumed dead, the town she loved was crushed, her family broken and her lover had to leave to escape the memories and the plans that would never come true. The day of her great escape brought more clarity and daring than she had known in a long time. What would she find when she returned home? Was she fit to be around “decent” people anymor [...]

    • Ashleyjo says:

      This review contains spoilers of the upmost unbelievability! You've been forewarned:) Okay, so that's my immediate reaction @ just 4%. I mean shittttt! Some marine comes to your door to tell you the love of your life is dead, As you're running away, literally, from the shit storm that's attacked your heart, some sick fuck shoots you in the ass with a laced dart gun and says: "You better not die. Nobody's gonna want to fuck you if you're dead." Holy Hell if ^that's^ not called a bad mf'ing day th [...]

    • Hollie says:

      This was a pretty good romance with a little bit of suspense. my only complaints are that I didn't get a good grasp of the relationship between the hero and heroine. yes, we heard then saying how much they love one another but I didn't feel any connection to them as a couple. they never felt like a genuine "in love" couple for me. also, there was some very unrealistic, far-fetched events. even though these aspects kept me from loving the book, for a quick read with somespense this one did the tr [...]

    • Melissa Reynolds says:

      HmmmmI don't usually write reviews but this one got me and not in a good way. I'm not sure I read the same book the other reviewers have read. This book wasdisjointed. I feel like there were huge pieces to a puzzle that were missing. I don't think I can quite put my finger on what it was exactly but I felt no real connection to the characters. The only thing that made me feel anything in this book was the loss of Nick and Christies relationship. Otherwise I had no emotional investment in this bo [...]

    • Cheryl Graham Petit says:

      A captivating, intriguing, mysterious second chance love story with a twist. Coming Back is well-written, has an intriguing storyline and twists you don't see coming. From the prologue to the very end, Emma South has written a story that keeps you guessing right up to the very end.

    • Lyndi says:

      Made it to 29% before giving up. Christie is insanely immature and too much time is wasted on her boo-hooing over the life she lost instead of valuing the one she has. Bored with it.

    • Adrienne says:

      Intriguing premise but very little development.

    • Amber says:

      Coming Back is an unapologetically raw and deeply passionate journey of remolding and reinvigorating the human spirit. This is a story of finding what it takes to live one day after another and then fighting for that privilege no matter what. Our lives need to be lived with meaning and passion, otherwise why live them at all. One very important part of our being is a heart. Without the heart, life is nothing more than just a daily, clinical routine to stay alive. No matter what you do, live full [...]

    • Nichola Harkins says:

      Where do I start?Firstly the things I liked about the book.1. The premise behind this book was great, and enjoyed the read.2. I loved Christie and managed to connect with her and how she felt and found myself tearing up at times.3. I loved the dog and thought he was great.Secondly the things I didn't like.1. This book portrayed itself as a suspense, but that just wasn't the case for me, it started really good and I expected it to get really great and lots of twists turns at the end, but for me t [...]

    • Michelle says:

      EhhNo angst. No flutters. No nail biting. Most importantly no connection. I felt more of a connection with Christie and Nick than Christabelle and Dean, which seemed more of convenience. There was no spark there.I also couldn't associate with Christabelles' encounter of captivity and escape. None of it seemed genuine or scary to me. There was no heartfelt feelings or emotions aside from the ones attached to the loss of Nick before and after. Nick is a total asshat. AI realized as I was reading t [...]

    • Dirty Dayna says:

      4.5 alive starsThis book reads like a beautiful second book to something the author never wrote and I think it's because this author can write her heart out. This is a book about what happens when the two main characters die but come back and leads completely separate lives More to come

    • Tammy Hamilton Green says:

      Christabelle Jayne receives the knock on the door from a uniformed soldier and her world begins to spiral. Her childhood friend and the love of her life was gone. Christie's life was about to take another tumble down an even darker path, when on a walk to get some air late at night she feels an incredible sting. She swats at the offending insect only to find instead a strange orange dart. Panic sets in and before she can scramble away from the hooded man approaching her with gun in hand, she sta [...]

    • Jenny Brightman Harris says:

      I received this book as an ARC for an honest review. When I fist started this book I couldn't remember what it was all about but could not put it down. When you start this book out it you find that it is written in the past and in the present you will need to pay attention to the dates at the beginning of the chapter to remember what you are on. Now saying that this book starts out with Christabelle Jayne grieving over the loss of her long time boyfriend who she has just been told has died while [...]

    • Heather says:

      Wow just WOW. This was a wonderful book that pulled me in and didn't let me go until the very end. I couldn't put it down, I had to know what happened next. I think I cried about 80-90% of the book, that's how much it pulled me in and made me feel! It is a happy book but such a sad book at the same time and the suspense kept me hooked.Christabelle escaped most certainly death, only to find that once she was free, she wasn't the same person and wasn't sure she could ever be that same person again [...]

    • Aschlie Brake - The Piggy has Flown Books says:

      I received this book in exchange for an honest review.This is for sure an emotionally draining and frustrating book. Emma has written this story surrounding a small town and it's princess of that town. Every town has it's king and queens, and Christabelle Jayne was that queen. Her king, Nick, is a reckoning force of wind that no one but Christie understood and stood by. Until a note comes to her door that stops her in her tracks. She can't move, can't breathe, nor function; how can she since Nic [...]

    • Megan says:

      If this is your first kidnap-escape-rise from the dark read then I almost guarantee you'll love this. This isn't my first thoughIt had the makings of a good gritty and strive for LIFE type of read. Too many things were quickly found out and shown. The grueling life she was put in was never truly given to the reader. I won't even go into the fall fast for the almost perfect character oh he could have been such a saving grace. The more we feel like we are literally there with the characters the mo [...]

    • Lauri says:

      I got this book for free on Kindle, and it was pretty good. I'm glad I didn't pay for it, but I enjoyed the book enough to read it through to the end. It's the story of how Christie overcomes a brutal abduction and pieces her life back together, with help from a former high school admirer. It kept my attention and I wanted to know what would happen next.

    • Elaine says:

      Read for honest review. This book was so wonderfully written. I cried so much for her loss and hopelessness. She felt like she lost everything time and again. But one person would not give up. It was amazing. You have to read it.

    • Ladymcbeth says:

      Nice reading for a free kindle story. I didn't really like the end of the book about the abductor and all, so 3 stars, but there is a nice developpment in the caracters.

    • Jacqueline says:

      dnfing for now. Might try this again later.

    • Jody says:

      Coming back was a great read of a woman who survived a lot of heart ache. Christie was strong all around with the love and help of Dean. Boy was Dean a patient man. I recommend this book.

    • Shan ~ A ~ says:

      It wasn't horrible, but some things did leave me scratching my head. All the parts about the kidnapping and its after effects were really well done, but were was the romance. Maybe that part happened only in the authors mind. So for the the part that I did like I am giving this book 3 stars.

    • ButtonsMom2003 says:

      couldn't put it down. A very emotion churning story - in a good way!I’m not a professional reviewer and sometimes it’s hard for me to express all the things I feel about a book after I’ve read it. This is one of those times…The story is told in alternating POVs (points of view); some Christie’s, some Dean’s. It also goes back and forth between BEFORE and AFTER. BEFORE is during Christie’s captivity and AFTER is what happens after she escapes.Just a short time before Christie is abd [...]

    • Home. Love. Books. says:

      To read this review and others like it check out my site at homelovebooks This book was seriously heartbreaking from beginning to end. I kind of knew it was going to be that way going in, especially because the book blurb tells you up front that Christie was kidnapped and years later she shows up crawling out of the woods. Let's just say I was fully prepared for her to be all kinds of a mess. But honestly, it wasn't just Christie who made the book heartbreaking, it was all the people in her life [...]

    • Anita Byars says:

      This was such an beautiful emotional story about survival and learning to trust, love and live again. This was written in alternating POV as well as going back and forth in time from before her abduction to the present but was done so seamlessly that it just made these rather difficult subject matter easier to digest. Christabelle Jayne was in a terrible emotional state when she was abducted, her first and only true love had been killed in action and she had moved back in with her parents as the [...]

    • Jenny Dauksa Schaber says:

      4 1/2 starsI was completely blown away with the way this story was written. I haven't read anything quite like this before.Christie is kidnapped from the small town she has lived in her entire life. After some amount of time, with no new leads, there's a memorial service and the town says goodbye. One day she emerges from the woods, and this book is her story on how she learns to live and love again - not only others, but also herself. No one acts the same around her as they did before her disap [...]

    • Janice says:

      A Review of Coming Back by Emma SouthCan a second chance at love heal a broken woman? -- 5++++ starsWith all the snippets I read, it is sometimes hard to remember what a particular story is about when you get an advanced copy without the blurb. However, from the first page of this book, Emma had me hooked with a story that was so compelling that I could not put it down until I finished it. Christie was already in a world of hurt and anger when she was abducted. Emma fully develops the characters [...]

    • Jennifer Entwistle says:

      This book really pulled me in. I seem to be a sucker lately for kidnapping stories. If you're looking for believability here, you might not be very happy though. It's a bit far fetched that she gets taken on the day she finds out that her fiancé supposedly died. That's the second part for believability. So many books contain the "they think I'm dead in the military, but really I come back" premise. I tend to think this really doesn't happen all that often. Anyhow, I did enjoy the book. Christy [...]

    • Maria says:

      When the love of her life died things couldn't have possibly gotten harder for Christie until she is kidnapped. She managed to survive but how much can she really live after everything she's been through over the course of more than a year in captivity? Dean came back to his small town on the heels of a tragedy and when he finds out that the girl he loved throughout high school has been found he knows he'll do anything to protect her and help her through everything in any way he can.The story de [...]

    • Melissa Ogletree says:

      I received this book for an honest review.Christie is grieving the loss of her boyfriend when the unthinkable happens and she's abducted by a human trafficker. Months go by before she finally escapes after surviving such a horrendous ordeal she has to learn to do more than just survive she needs to learn to live again. Shocked to find out not everything she thought was true is she's not sure she can get over it all to find a future. Dean is back home after suffering his own losses but is determi [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *