Review: Love’s Return by Trina Lane

December 24, 2014 Review 0

Review: Love’s Return by Trina Lane

Will love get a second chance or is history destined to repeat itself?

Critical care pediatrician Dean Whitten spends his days working with pint-sized people who hold the power to bring him great joy or, when the situation takes a turn for the worst, break his heart. He finds himself having a rare day off and he really wants to make the best of it. However, it happens to be Valentine’s Day and Dean hasn’t had anyone special in his life for a very long time—fifteen years to be exact. Dean is resilient, though, and is determined to make the best of the day alone. Cupid, however, decides to give Dean a little surprise when his past comes back in a big way.

Just out of the Marine Corps, Eric Sparks is starting over in life. When he decides to break from preparing for his new job by going to the movies, he isn’t expecting to encounter the boy—now a grown man—who stole his heart as a teenager.

Fifteen years ago, Eric left the country with his military family, ending his and Dean’s budding relationship. The two quickly discover that their dormant feelings are erupting again, especially once they’re back in each other’s arms. But Dean is settled in his life and Eric is scheduled to move across country in a matter of days. Will love and life give them a second chance?

Title: Love's Return
Author: Trina Lane
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Turkish Delights
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: December 26, 2014
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 84
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Stars: three-stars
Flames: four-flames
Bailey Bradford

Sexy snax indeed. Dean and Eric set the pages on fire from the very beginning. Anytime I have a read that is this short a rekindle love is honestly what works best for me. Dean and Eric shared a summer of discovery fifteen years ago. Young love, first love, going off to college, and a family moving to another continent was too much to allow them to continue their brief affair. Flash forward and a chance meeting gives them the second chance they never imagined.

Eric has just left his career as a Marine. While he doesn’t know exactly what he wants to do with his new civilian life he has a good idea. Bumping into Dean while unexpected also plays into what he wants from his new life. Dean is just as surprised as Eric. They both have nothing but fond memories of that one summer. Those memories allow them to quickly pick up where they both regret leaving off.

Love’s Return was one sexy read that I really enjoyed, until the epilogue. I like a little conflict in my reads. Where short novellas are concerned I’m generally fine with quick simple fixes of those conflicts. Here it just felt too rushed and too easy. It is the obvious resolution but it received it in a way that felt lacking.

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