A mostly Young Adult book review blog run by a mother and daughter team.
I absolutely adored the story of Kit and Jessa in Mila Gray’s Come Back to Me. The story opens up with a cliffhanger, and then starts at the beginning, recounting the moment we read in the beginning and onward. I loved it! What a way to start a story…
Jessa has been crushing on her brother Riley’s best friend, Kit Ryan, for some time now. For years, it has been one-sided…admiring him from a far until the party being held for Riley, who is on leave for a month from the Marine’s (as is Kit). Now Jessa notices that Kit’s looks are little more lingering, his smiles a little more flirty… and when Kit admits to her that he has feelings for her, one of the most romantic, memorable romances starts to bud.
Kit does everything he can to prove to Jessa that he has the ability to be the best boyfriend in the world, and that he’s not at all the player that he once was. The only problem? If Jessa’s brother and father find out, he is D.E.A.D. And why Jessa’s father loathes the very existence of Kit is a mystery to him and pretty much everyone else. So the relationship flourishing between Jessa and Ryan is done in secret, but as we all know, when two people have a true connection, no matter how hard you try to hide it, someone will notice. It’s undeniable! The sparks that fly between Kit and Jessa are so electric it’s impossible to ignore.
I can’t go on! I can’t tell you anymore! Going beyond that will just spoil everything else altogether. Trust me when I tell you that you need to read this book. And when you do start, be sure to bring some tissues. It’s one of those reads that you just can’t stop reading! The love that starts to grow between Kit and Jessa is reminiscent to me of The Notebook…powerful, unforgettable, soul changing. It’s one of those stories that makes you fall in love all over again, or wish that you could find a love like Kit’s and Jessa’s.
Not only is this a story about love with a capital “L”, it also deals with PTSD, which is something that is so important to deal with and talk about. Seeing Jessa’s father trying to deal with it on his own without any professional help is a scenario that is all too real. Again, I can’t say too much, because even the littlest details will give away the whole of the story!
Fans of emotional, heart wrenching reads will fall head over heels in love with Come Back to Me by Mila Gray. If you love reads that will make your soul cry, don’t hesitate to grab a copy ASAP. You have been forewarned though, dear reader…this is definitely a tear jerker and just might leave you with a super huge book hangover…