Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles (Leaving Paradise #2)

Author: Simone Elkeles
Published September 1st 2010 by Flux
302 pages
Series: Leaving Paradise
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

Caleb Becker left Paradise eight months ago, taking with him the secret he promised to take to his grave. If the truth got out, it would ruin everything.

Maggie Armstrong tried to be strong after Caleb broke her heart and disappeared. Somehow, she managed to move on. She's determined to make a new life for herself.

But then Caleb and Maggie are forced together on a summer trip. They try ignoring their passion for each other, but buried feelings resurface. Caleb must face the truth about the night of Maggie's accident, or the secret that destroyed their relationship will forever stand between them.

I didn't like this as much as the first one. But what I liked about it is the humor. Mostly of Lenny! That guy is uber disgusting but very entertaining. Giving this a 3-star rating because of him. hehe

Even though it didn't live up to my expectations, I still continued reading because I want to know what will happen to Caleb and Maggie's relationship. I think the author missed the "wow factor" here unlike her other novels which I really liked. Some of the events in the story are not as moving just like the first one. Other characters seem likable but there's not much development especially to the other girls on the trip. Then all of sudden Lea decides to turn herself in because someone just talked to her. There's not much story on this which I think should have been a good part for the book.

I don't think this is a good sequel for the first one, but if you want to know what happened to the two protagonists then read at your own discretion. : )

♥ xoxo, Edil ♥
Return to Paradise


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