Heat Rating: 2
Sometimes the safest path is to keep people at a distance…especially men.
Cara’s life has been one nightmare after another. Abused as a child and neglected by her parents, she’s quick to blame herself for every cruel thing that happens to her. And then there’s James, the only man capable of making her forget her misgivings and learn to love again.
James, a young doctor in training, is aware of Cara’s history. He’s determined to break through her barriers and build a life with her…and fails. Cara runs away in an attempt to reinvent herself and James fears he’s lost her for good. When she falls into the hands of a drug dealer and mob boss, life as they know it is about to get a whole lot worse.
Can their love withstand the demons of her past and present?
Be Warned: violence against heroine, rape of heroine.
Come Back to Me by Julia Rachel Barrett is, what can I say, I am at a loss for words. This novel of Cara is so intense, so life devastating, that I wonder how she could still keep on going. Cara’s had no childhood—it basically consisted of torture and unpleasantness. She did what she could to keep away from everyone which made it worse for her with her parents. How could Cara keep trusting men after everything she has gone through and find anyone that she could love or love her back?
While she is recovering from her ordeal she does meet one certain person that will be able to help her emotionally and make her realize that she can love again, but will it be to late for her? James is an undergraduate in medical school when he discovers Cara. James has no idea how he feels about her but there is something about her that captivates him and gives him butterflies in his stomach. After James sees Cara again two years later in Iowa, his feelings for her start again and he is determined to have her as his and help her.
Just when you think they find their happily ever after tragedy strikes again for Cara and this time she cannot bear to be around anyone and makes a life decision that will change James' life forever. Cara does the unbelievable and makes choices that she will regret later but she is a grown woman and will have to learn herself. After meeting another man she will soon find out that he is a drug dealer and mobster that will make her life miserable, but what can she do since she is in too deep?
Cara seems to attract bad actions but she needs to be strong and fight for her own life. Cara will always love James and that will be her only true love even if she has chosen another lifestyle. The only question now is it going to be too late for her to realize that her life is in danger and can she ever go back to find her true love James? Can James see past everything that has happened to Cara and try to make a life with her?
Read this powerful book, Come Back to Me, to discover the outcome of her life. You'll find out the lifestyle she lived it is one that will make you make to quiver due to the amount of suffering she endured.
4 1/2 Tea Cups!