Showing posts with label Emma South. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Emma South. Show all posts

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

The last thing you see (Sequel to Coming Back) By Emma South

Hollywood’s new favourite starlet is already feeling overwhelmed by the insecurity of her past, a family that controls her every move, and the stresses that come with her job when a brutal attack from a madman takes that stress to a whole new level. But what neither Harper nor her attacker saw coming was the 6’4”, heavily muscled ex-Marine, Nick Martell, throwing himself in harm’s way to save her. After she visits him in the hospital to offer her thanks, she can’t help but be intrigued by the man she finds beneath the bad boy exterior. 

Plagued by guilt over his failure to protect the one person that mattered the most, all Nick wants is to find some peace. The tattooed former Marine is scarred, inside and out, but saving Harper Bayliss might be his first step toward redemption. What’s more, her answer to his heartfelt question is about to send them both down a path of scorching passion…and maybe even love. 

With the pressures of Harper’s fame and Nick’s guilt working against them, will their feelings be enough to overcome all the obstacles, including the stalker that’s still out there? If he gets his way he’ll show them that, even if they choose each other, you seldom get to choose the last thing you see. 

This is the book I think you should read before Coming Back. I think if this book ended with Nick getting a phone call about Christie, it would have been perfect for the beginning of a brilliant series. I didn't feel the suspense I would have normally had I not read coming Back first. 

Harper is adopted, adopted into a rich family and at a young age decided she wanted to be an actress. She becomes famous at a young age, but it isn't until she finishes a movie series that her career really takes off. 
Her mother is a selfish, self centered woman, but from what Harper tells us she wasn't always that way. Her mother makes Harper feel unloved, and that she should be grateful to them for bringing her in and adopting her. I think it's unfair, I really do. 

When they're out she's attacked by one of her crazy fans with acid, Nick jumps in front, not knowing what it was in the cup. From there on out the two have this connection and begin to fall for each other easily. 
Harper helps Nick with dark memories of his past, and he also helps Harper fight hers. 
I was also glad when Harpers mom spouted of crap about Harper and her feelings for Nick not being real, that Nick didn't believe them. That is drama this book DIDN'T need. 

The ending was brilliant, and I have to say, even though the book dragged in places, that the ending had me gripped. 
Defo a book I will be recommending for the future. 


Coming Back By Emma South

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?

First, I want to mention, do not read this before reading The Last Thing I see.... which I will be reviewing straight after this one. 
I think THE LAST THING i SEE should have been the first book in the series, and and it end with him getting the call to tell him about Christie being alive. 
This book ruined the second in a way because I knew everything was okay. It doesn't say it was a series and if it wasn't for me looking on Amazon, I would never have known there was another book to this one. 


Christie is kidnapped after a traumatic experience of finding out her boyfriend, fiance or whatever has died in battle. Needing to get out of the house she leaves to take a walk, but it ends up a run with her ending up in a dark park, alone and that's when she is taken. 

Nearly two years later, she is found crawling out of the woods. 

You'd think her story would be simple but it's not. The police get nowhere close to finding her kidnapper, and the only place she will leave to is her back garden. 

Dean and his dog lure her out, and she starts taking day trips with them and it starts to help her. 
But what Christie is suffering with is belonging, she still feels like she's dead, that everyone has mourned her and wish she didn't come back. It was heartbreaking to read. 

The story unfolds and the story plot is really good, but I felt like the ending was rushed. It didn't really give me what I wanted, but did at the same time.