Title: Mike’s Way Back (Finding Perfect #1)
Author: Amy Gregory
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: September 30, 2013
Cover Designed By: Davis Snodgrass
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
Detective Mike Sterling walked away from his dream job telling himself it was to honor the promise he’d made his mother, while lying in a Chicago emergency room. A year later, he’s still fighting the demons that followed him back to his boyhood town.
Taryn Watts is an award-winning designer, going from project to project, living from a suitcase. Her plan for Renlend Kansas was the same as always. Go in, get the job done and get out, just the way she likes it. Growing up as a cop’s daughter, her every move was controlled. When she escaped to college she vowed to never fall in love with a cop –ever. Until she found herself sitting across from the ruggedly handsome stranger. Looking into Mike’s ice blue eyes they pulled her, called to her, but there was a haunting in them she knew too well.
Mike is drawn to Taryn, her passion for her work and her stunning beauty left him breathless, but what surprises him most is the peace he feels when he’s near her. Maybe it’s because Taryn is a temporary addition to his town and his secret is safe, or maybe it’s because she makes him feel safe. Mike knows he can’t keep up this charade and when Taryn moves to Renlend for an extended stay he can’t hide the truth any longer.
Can Taryn forget he’s a cop and give him her heart, or will his demons drive them apart?
I adored this book. Mike's Way Back is beautifully written with strong characters fighting to overcome something deep from their past.
We meet Mike as he's going to the local bar to grab some food. Once he's there a gorgeous woman comes and sits close to his table and he can't take his eyes off of her.
Taryn is in town to renovate a building and doesn't have time for men in her life, so she is engrossed in her work until she feels eyes watching her work. She meets Mike's eyes and winks. Then she freaks because she doesn't flirt with guys.
Kelly, the waitress introduces the 2 because Taryn needs to use the restroom and asked Mike to watch her stuff. Once Kelly tells her not to worry about her stuff because Mike was a cop, Mike could see the disappointment in her eyes.
Taryn grew up in a cop family, dad and 2 brothers who were overly protective of her. But Mike asks her to come with him and he would show her the town so she could get inspiration. There is an immediate connection, but Taryn is leaving in a few weeks so they start out as friends.
The characters in this book are wonderful. You get some POV changes theoughout the story. Taryn, Mike, the bookstore owner, and a few more. The author is building up to write spinoff stories on these characters.
If your looking for a sweet love story this is the one for you. And look at that cover, hello Mr. Sexy!! I give 4 stars for Mike's Way Back and look forward for more from this author!
About the Author
When asked ‘when do you have time to write’, Amy Gregory simply laughs. The real answer is, “in bits and pieces”. She and her husband live in Kansas City with their three fantastic kids that keep them running in three very different directions. Because she sits so much, she always carries a notebook with her at all times.
She has an off the wall, snarky, off the cuff sense of humor that often shocks even those who’ve known her for years. And she loves that her children have all been blessed that ability to make others laugh as well. At least she’s grateful most of the time! Her husband often teases her about how she “makes this stuff up” when he’s reading a piece of her work. … The answer—“it just comes to me when I’m typing”. Scary thought, huh!