Oct 7, 2010

Return to Paradise by Simone Elkes

May Contain Spoilers from Bk 1. Leaving Paradise

Return to Paradise
Author:  Simone Elkeles
Publisher:  Flux
Date Published:  September 1st 2010

From Goodreads

Maggie and Caleb just went through the worst year of their lives. Hit by a car and starting life over with a limp, Maggie never thought she would forgive Caleb. But she did—and fell in love. What they shared was real. But Caleb wanted to be free from the past—and a terrible secret: he wasn't the one who hit Maggie. So he left Paradise—and Maggie—forever. When Maggie and Caleb run into each other in a different town, they can't deny their true feelings. Will Maggie let Caleb get away again? Or will Caleb face the truth and return to Paradise?


I am a huge fan of Leaving Paradise, so naturally I was super excited to jump on a tour for Return to Paradise.  I definitely was not disappointed.

Maggie and Caleb have quickly become my favorite YA couple, I truly love both of these wonderful characters.  When we last left these great characters, Caleb was leaving Paradise and Maggie.  In Return to Paradise  Maggie is reunited with Caleb when they both take part in a Re-Start program.  After months of not seeing each other they quickly fall into the push pull relationship we all know to well from book one Leaving Paradise, but don't get me wrong this is not more of the same ol' , same ol'.  I enjoyed the maturity growth that author Ms. Elkeles gave both characters. 

Return to Paradise put a smile on my face..what more can you ask for? 
By the way, the ending was superb!


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