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Return to Us Review | Return to Us by Christy Pastoreby Christy Pastore
Series: The Harbour Series #3

on February 22, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: ARC
Source: Author

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.

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Novel Thoughts

I really struggled with how to star rank Return to Us, because Christy’s writing is phenomenal and her story telling was great as well, but the story itself just isn’t for me. I’m not really a fan or reading stories about married couples, but I’m invested in this series and I wanted to know their story.

I wanted to be head over heels in love with this couple when the story finished, but I kind of felt like the resolution was too swift and we didn’t have enough angst and drama. I just wanted more from it and it was hard for me to get into. That could because the stories I read prior to this one were suspenseful reads and the change of pace was just a difficult transition.

Return to Us show us their love story, but once we got to the root of their issues it seemed to easily resolved, why not go to a counselor, I just wanted more to that resolution than we got. I feel like I was nit picky with this story and I don’t know if that is just me or others will feel this way. I wanted to see them fight for their marriage I wanted to see the couple struggle to come back together again. But, I’m not the one telling the story.

If you like stories about married couples then Return to Us might just be the perfect for you, unfortunately this was not a good fit for me.

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