Monday, February 18, 2013
Review: Bring Me Back
Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press
Release Date: January 19, 2013
File Size/Pages: 1136 KB/286 pgs
Source: CLP Blog Tours
My Rating: 4/5
Summary: Music critic Claire Abby is a single mom dreading her daughter's departure for college and worried that turning forty will leave her career running on fumes. She's floored when she lands a Rolling Stone cover story on 80s British rock legend Christopher Penman. She spent her teenage years fantasizing he was her boyfriend. In person, Christopher is everything Claire feared he'd be--charming, witty and unwilling to address the rumors he's dodged for a decade. Still, she contains her adolescent fantasies and manages to earn his trust, unearthing the truth and the devastating secret behind it. His blockbuster story is her first priority when she returns home, a nearly impossible task when Christopher starts calling and flirting. She knows she should maintain a professional distance. She knows she should focus on the story. She knows it would be best to simply walk away. But how can she say "no" to the man she could never forget?
Review: Bring Me Back begins with a diary entry on March 7, 1986 from Claire, where we learn about her love for Banks Forest and her crush for Christopher Penman. Chapter One begins twenty-two years later, where Claire is a single mother to her 17-year-old daughter. Soon enough, Claire is given an assignment to interview Christopher Penman. Not only is Christopher capable of making Claire turn into a woman who can't form coherent sentences, but he absolutely hates writers. Will Claire be able to get through this interview, and get Christopher to open up to her? Overall, this was a good story. Although it was a little hard for me to relate to Claire because of the 18 year age difference, I thought this novel was still good.