Back to You by Lauren Dane

cover62583-mediumTitle:  Back to You

Series:  Hurley Boys Book #3

Author:  Lauren Dane

Genre:  Romance

Blurb:   What won’t he do for a second chance?

Former model Kelly Hurley has finally put the ashes of the past behind her. After a passionate but turbulent marriage to rock star Vaughan Hurley that ended in heartbreak and divorce, Kelly rebuilt her life in Portland, where she settled so their two young daughters could be close to their father. Just not so close Kelly couldn’t truly make her own way without interference from the man who shattered her heart. Now Kelly’s finally ready to move on, and she’s planning to marry another man.

But not if Vaughan has anything to say about it.

Vaughan knows he was a fool all those years ago. A young, selfish—and prideful—fool. Even as he buried himself in the fast, decadent rock-star lifestyle, he could never drown out the memory of Kelly’s beauty and love. Or the sweet, searing heat whenever they touched. For years, he’s had to deal with the pain of seeing her only because of their daughters, but it was never enough. Now Vaughan must prove that he’s the only man Kelly needs, before he loses her for good. And there’s only one way to do it…

Thoughts:  This was interesting book and certainly held a different vibe from the other books I’ve read by this author. The chemistry between the two main characters was a lot more toned down that what I’m used to from her, and the story was a bit different as well. This one focuses on recapturing love between two people who had thought it was over for them. Vaughn is set on winning his wife and family back – of course, after wife is ready to move on with someone else (although that was pretty much a joke in the overall scheme of things). To be honest, this book was a lot like reading the book version of The Story of Us – you know, the movie with Michelle Pfeiffer and Bruce Willis? A lot like that.

Overall, it was a very sweet second-chance-at-love tale, but not quite up to Dane’s unusual standards. It was just an okay read for me when it comes right down to it.

Rate:  B

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