Review: Mike’s Way Back (Finding Perfect #1) by Amy Gregory

December 26, 2013 Review 0

Review: Mike’s Way Back (Finding Perfect #1) by Amy Gregory

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?

Title: Mike's Way Back
Author: Amy Gregory
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Jesse's Soul, Carter's Treasure, Brody's Love, Jesse's Soul
Series: Finding Perfect
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Gabby Revealed, Tyson's War, Drew's Last Hope
Source: Author
Published: September 30, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 140
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: three-flames


The first book in the Finding Perfect series is an intriguing make you feel good romance.

It’s been a year since Detective Mike Starling left his dream job and he’s still fighting the demons that followed him home. Award-winning designer Taryn Watts grew up as a cop’s daughter having her every move controlled and vowed she would never fall in love with a cop.

This steady paced plot grabs the reader’s attention and keeps it to the very end. The compelling characters with strong personalities capture the imagination are easily related too. The motivations as well as the emotions of the characters are clearly defined and the author paints the story with vivid images that makes it feel as the reader is right there.

The attraction between Mike and Taryn is hot and singes every page and the well written sex scenes leave the reader sizzling with passion. This story focuses mostly on the main characters but has charming supporting characters that add depth to the story and ensures that the reader keeps turning the page.

This feature characters from Carter’s Treasure, Racing to Love number one, but it is a separate series that has nothing to do with the motocross crew. You do not have to read the other one to enjoy this book, but you would have a little more background on the characters.

Also where the other series had lots of emotional drama and turmoil involved with each the main characters, the past emotions of Mike and Taryn are secondary to the present and their budding romance. This story has sweet moments that make you smile, humorous moments that make you laugh, and a little amount sadness.

The author has once again created a wonderful romance story that captures the heart of the reader and I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

Sapphire Star Publishing

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