Thursday, February 22, 2018

#NewRelease #Reviews RETURN TO US by Christy Pastore @christypastore

Title: Return to Us
Series: The Harbour #3
Author: Christy Pastore

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2018


I married the man of every woman’s dreams.

My husband is the leading man in their filthy fantasies. I know because they’ve told me.

Matthew Barber is Tinsel Town’s most sought-after movie star and I’m the girl next door. Tinley Atkinson, the former child star with an Ivy League education, and the daughter of a deceased Broadway legend.

Three short years later, it’s all crashing down.

We were the quintessential celebrity couple—Mattley, Hollywood’s Heartthrob and America’s Sweetheart.

We fell in love, and the whole world watched as our fairytale romance unfolded between the pages of glossy magazine spreads and candid moments splashed online.

The public is fascinated with the rumors swirling around us—I’m the jilted wife and he’s the no-good cheater. I’m infertile and years of drug abuse is to blame. He wants kids and I would rather have a career.

He’s the love of my life.

What am I going to do about that?

Marriage is tough and it’s even tougher in Hollywood, I’m ready to fight . . .

For me.

For him.

For us.


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This is my stand out favourite of the three books and not just because I loved Tinley and Matthew so much but i just felt connected to the emotions in this one the most. 

I don’t often read about a married couple so I was looking forward to this one. The prologue gutted me, I was so ready to chuck rocks at Matthew because I’d formed an opinion about him and not a good one. I’m glad I stuck with it because I got was an honest look at two people who love each other but have along the way lost each other.

This was an incredibly tender and poignant story about a couple having honest conversations about their life. 

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If you've read even one of my reviews, chances are you know I cry. I have tears and they are not afraid to show up. Return to Us will bring them welling in your eyes, tracking down your cheeks, and considering a second round. Whether I'm sensitive or not, that prologue had me on edge. The edge of nausea and heartache. I can't explain other than to say 4 questions and 6 words had me wanting to vomit, hug Tinley, and rage all at the same time. 

Did I mention this is my first Christy Pastore book? I have the others in the series but I couldn't wait, something about Return to Us drew me in and wouldn't quit. It's beautiful. It's sad. It's filled with that spark...The one that makes you think love is eternal and nothing will ever get in its way. But if you get to that part of the book that oozes love, you already know that it isn't exactly smooth sailing. 

With a prologue that will hurt your heart, you know the bad is coming. You just can't imagine getting there. With a romance like this doubt and denial are strong, but Mattley is stronger. (I always thought the celeb couple naming was annoying but when in Rome...)

Return to Us may be the third book in the series but these appear to be interconnected standalone. I may not have been up on all the hinted comments but it didn't take away from the story at all. So if you are like me and too eager to wait, fear not. Return to Us will sweep you off your feet and restore your faith.

Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood


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Christy Pastore lives in the Midwest with her husband, their springer spaniel, Bailey, and their crazy cool cat, Boomer. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Textiles, Apparel and Merchandising and Marketing. Writing has always been a part of her life. Her first writing gig was for a celebrity entertainment website. Later she went on to create her own blogazine and media company combining her love of writing with fashion and marketing.

When's she not writing flirty and dirty books or updating her celebrity fashion blog, she loves shopping online, binge watching her favorite shows and daydreaming.
She believes books, especially love stories are an escape from the real world.

A few of Christy's favorite things:

Bold Heroine's – Swoony Hero's with a Naughty Side— Guilty Pleasure Reads and TV Shows – Designer Handbags – Men In Suits – Black and White Photos— Sexy Accents— Snow— Pinterest – Twitter – Instagram— Wine— Champagne— Soy Latte's – Gummi Bears— Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches – Pickles—Popcorn— Sparkling Water— Eye Cream— Pedicures— Traveling— 80's Music— Musicals— Movie Trailers – Celebrity Red Carpet Interviews – Award Shows – Making Lists.


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