Chick Lit

Return to You (Laurel Heights, 3) by Kate Perry

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That rat bastard Michael Wallace is back.

The last person Olivia Parker expects to walk into her lingerie shop is her high school sweetheart. She’s so over him. Mostly. Except that he’s hotter than ever and still knows her better than she knows herself. But how can she risk her heart when she knows he’s just going to leave again?

It’s a simple plan: return home, shoot the movie, and leave emancipated from the contract he signed eleven years before. But Michael’s plan gets blown away the moment he sees Olivia again. Smart, sexy, and successful, Olivia is distraction personified. Only worse than that—Michael fears Olivia may be his heart and soul…


The books in the Laurel Heights series can be read separately.

~ What I Liked About the Book ~

Honestly, there wasn’t anything I particularly liked about this book. The plot was okay. I was interested enough about the conflict between father and daughter, and between girl and ex-high school sweetheart, but I didn’t care much about the characters.

I did like the story that involved Olivia’s father and his new romance, but it was only a small part of this huge mess of a book.

~ What I Didn’t Like About the Book ~

The story was poorly executed, especially the development of Olivia and Michael’s relationship. In the beginning, Olivia hated Michael’s guts because of something he did to her in the past, and I felt that her anger was justified. But then, after only a few chance encounters and some awkward moments, Olivia and Michael just suddenly started hooking up again. It happened way too fast to be believable.

I also hated the fact that the book was filled with unnecessary sex scenes. I don’t mind a good round of lovemaking from the characters, but Olivia and Michael just couldn’t get enough of each other. Every time they were together, the author would describe either one—or both—of them being aroused. It was absurd.

The book was bad. It was neither sweet nor romantic, and the only thing that kept me going was my eagerness to get the book over with.



Return to You is a disappointing read. I don’t recommend this book in particular, but there are other titles in this series that are worth reading.


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