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Return to You (Laurel Heights #3)

3.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  6,459 Ratings  ·  293 Reviews
That rat bastard Michael Wallace is back.

The last person Olivia Parker expects to walk into her lingerie shop is her high school sweetheart. She's so over him. Mostly. Except that he's hotter than ever and still knows her better than she knows herself. But how can she risk her heart when she knows he's just going to leave again?

It's a simple plan: return home, shoot the mo
Paperback, 344 pages
Published September 27th 2012 by CreateSpace (first published April 15th 2012)
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There was a whole lot of manipulation going on in this Northern California town. When Michael Wallace struts back into Olivia Parker's life, she never thought her day could get any worse. But when she finds out the Hollywood big-wig, "sperm donor"- who'd like to call himself her father - shows up as well, Olivia's day went to hell in a hand basket.

Back in the day, when their love was so sweet and nothing could tear them apart, Olivia and Michael's lives were pretty much set. But her meddling fat
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Naomi Impellizzeri
I was just... I just... ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHH!!!!

So I have recently fallen in love with the Laurel Heights series, but this just didn't cut it for me.

I loved Olivia. She was a fantastic character and she had to deal with a lot of shit that nobody seemed to understand the seriousness of. She was strong and gorgeous and funny and I really liked her.

I also have fallen for Rick. Rick is smokin' hot and sweet to boot. So you can understand my frustration and anger at (view spoiler)
Anne OK
Jun 06, 2012 Anne OK rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-reads
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3.5 stars

A very cute and fun to read second chance at love contemporary romance. After eleven years, Michael, now a successful Hollywood director, returns to his hometown - not by choice, however. Olivia Parker was broken-hearted when Michael left her behind to make a name for himself among the stars. She has never fully gotten over him or forgiven him for walking away without so much as a phone call. This is a sexy romp that gets lots of help from a lingerie store stocked
Jul 20, 2012 Brooke rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Pretty decent for a quick romance in between weightier books. My only problem with it is the end and how quickly the heroine accepts the hero's apology even though he doesn't explain himself AT ALL. Just an I'm sorry so let's sweep everything under the rug. That bugged me big time and didn't seem to fit the heroine (or give the reader any satisfaction). Other than that it was a good light romance.
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3 5
An enjoyable second chance romance with two romances intertwining. Lovely characters, dialogue, and set up though I had some issues. I enjoyed it all up until the end. The ending was rushed and left too much unanswered. We never find out why Michael didn't ask Olivia to come with him 11 years ago. Or why he never came back to even visit. Also the business with the actress and pregnancy was just brushed aside. Getting married doesn't instantly dissolve the problems there. Michael basically tos
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3.75 Stars

Return to You by Kate Perry is a reunited lover’s story with a side story of new love thrown in for good measure. I always enjoy when writers can focus on their main characters but give us glimpses at other characters making the book a lot more entertaining. Kate managed to do this in spades!

Olivia Parker owns a lingerie store and is quite successful. She has a habit of taking care of or “mothering” her friends often giving them very sage advice
Synopsis: Olivia and Michael have been connected since they were only six years old, becoming, over time, best friends and lovers. However, as they grew up, Michael was lured from Olivia and their small town life by the promise of a directing career in L.A. When he abandons Olivia, everything they were together is lost. But over a decade later, Olivia's powerful father decides it is time to repair his relationship with his daughter, and he knows the first step is reuniting her with the man she h ...more
Nicole Pope
Dec 20, 2012 Nicole Pope rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just finished this novel and enjoyed it so much that it verges on 5 stars. It is extremely well written, captivating, and so much fun to read. The character descriptions and development were exceptional. I truly felt like I knew the characters. I believe that this is the third book in the series but I didn't know that until I was done with the book. That says something! I never felt like I was missing something or that I was "out of the loop". In fact, I thought it was the first book. Therefor ...more
Heather andrews
May 01, 2013 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love it when our female characters are feisty, "you came in here to remind me of what we were?" she asked incredulously. "What did you expect? That you'd walk in here and I'd be overjoyed to see you?" Olivia is also a sarcastic one, "then you must be here to make a purchase. For a girlfriend? Unless you've taken up cross-dressing. In which case I have a lovely satin teddy that'd do wonders for your figure." There were times Michael was just an a**, "fact of the matter is I'm as pissed as you a ...more
Jan 10, 2013 Amanda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
I'm debating on what to rate this.

The overall story was decent, but the main characters were really annoying. I don't really know how to describe it other than really fast paced make-up to an 11 year old feud that is started with and continued due to miscommunication because there is no talking going on - just sex and assumptions.

These kind of books drive me nuts. The whole plot mechanism behind the story is no communication and the characters just assuming intent behind actions/words without ta
There was too much manipulation going on for me to believe that any of these characters could have a healthy relationship. Virtually every character was manipulating at least one of the other characters and sometimes more than one other character. So many of the problems between various characters could have been resolved if the characters had stopped manipulating each other and actually had a conversation. (view spoiler) ...more
Jul 27, 2014 Bungluna rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
If the author had checked off every singly pet peeve of mine she could not have written a book more abhorrent to me! Meddling senior? Check. Manipulative relative? In spades check. Insta-lust that wipes all wrongs? Double check.

I liked Olivia at the beginning, but I gave up when she fell horizontal with the jerk "love of her life" and just allowed everybody to manipulate her. I wanted major "begging for forgiveness" so I skimmed to the end to see if this happened and couldn't believe the conclus
This was a free ebook... I couldn't decide between two or three stars because I was entertained, but I definitely wouldn't call it great writing. It's kind of like when you get sucked into a somewhat cheesy but engaging made-for-tv romance or romantic comedy on a random cable channel lol, albeit a somewhat graphic cable channel. The characters were a little one-dimensional and sometimes frustrating but in the end I really, really wanted to know the outcome. So I will admit, it kept my attention.
Jun 10, 2015 Larissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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When I checked Goodreads to figure out what I was about to read, I wasn't expecting it to be the 2nd or 3rd book from this series, and I was a bit skeptical to what I was about to read: if I'd feel lost, no love for it, or whatever. Series must be my thing, because no matter what I'm assailed by it all the time.
This four POV book will make your heart sing (if you are into dual or multiple POV) with the up beat romance, manipulation, and maybe
Apr 07, 2014 Sandhya rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was waiting to read Olivia, Eve's friend's story. I had liked Olivia from the previous book itself. Even though the male lead in the book is Michael Wallace, i felt like the story was mostly about Olivia and her relations. Michael's character was not fully developed, not at all deep , superficial sometimes. Olivia and Michael are told as former best friends. The author should have put some light on their past relationship because, when they meet in the book after 11 years, we could see only a ...more
Feb 02, 2014 Kirke rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A romance that will make swoon, swelter and want to pull your hair. Michael and Olivia are made for each other and it seems everybody knows that, even themselves. It's just that Michael left Olivia behind eleven years ago and she's not ready to forgive him so easily. They know they have amazing chemistry, but they also know this will only last until Michael is done shooting the movie.

When it comes to the brain or heart you know which they should best listen to. There are just some obstacles they
Mar 18, 2013 Maggie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

Nice story, but sooooooo many typos took the enjoyment out of reading this one. Sometimes I even had to pause & reread a sentence to figure out what word should really be there. Arrrrgggh!

I loved Olivia's character and enjoyed visualizing Lainie's metamorphosis. I could see Michael's redemption and wondered about the outcome of Everett's manipulations. Predictably, it all comes out in the wash. Quick read, if you don't mind the mistakes.
Apr 17, 2016 Gail rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, library-book
The hero dumped the heroine 10 years ago after high school because her father offered to let him direct movies for his studio, the only thing the hero ever wanted to do. The heroine cut both of them out of her life, but now Dad wants to fix things and commences to meddling again, forcing the hero to direct a movie to be shot on grandma's farm,we where the heroine has lived since dad dumped her there when mom died when she was five. As you can see, the potential for lovely angst is huge, however, ...more
Opinionated Lady
I found this on the Top 100 free downloads on Amazon.

It was a quick read. I was disappointed by the one-dimensional nature of the love interest, Michael. I think that was one of the biggest drawbacks for me. I enjoyed the romance between Parker and Lainie and found it more compelling than the main storyline.

It was mostly lighthearted and a bit fun. A quick summer read.
Dami (Damiellar)
I don't know whether it's due to my not having read the previous books in this particular series but I just found this a bit lightweight. Drama, drama, drama then it was resolved with a click of the fingers. It just felt too easy, some troubling incidents in the past seemed to be processed too easily. It was ok, but I don't think this'll make it onto my reread list.
Erika Renae
So while I didn't hate this book, I didn't love it either.. I don't know if I would even say I liked it.. I felt like someone else must written this book since I enjoyed her first two books so much.

- The second chance aspect
- Everett and Lainie's side love story.. Mostly because I liked Lainie..
- Olivia- both her name and her attitude

Not so much:
- Michael- he is a jerk throughout most of the story.. I can't fall for him..
- lack of details- I am not really sure where or when differen
Aug 23, 2012 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although a great start I was disappointed with the ending. You don't go through what Olivia did and just fall back into the arms of the men who did it to you. And then not discuss certain aspects of it. Definitely have to 'get lost in love' to believe it
Aug 21, 2014 Liz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the first two in this series and had high hopes for this one.

This is the story of Olivia, who has abandonment issues after her mother dies and her father leaves her in her grandmother's care as a child to pursue his business interests in movie producing. Her best friend is Michael and they eventually fall in love when they reach high school. Her father apparently comes back into the picture offering Michael his dream job of directing for his company and Olivia is unceremoniously
Oct 06, 2012 SheLove2Read rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
3 - maybe 3.5 stars. This would be a good rainy day/beach read. I didn't find it to be anything spectacular or out of the ordinary, but it was still an engaging, romantic story. Part of a series but can definitely be read as a standalone book.
Jan 27, 2013 Sauniell rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I've read a few of Kate Perry's books and I'm not sure how I feel about these books anymore. I appreciate a quick read but I get annoyed how the storyline makes that unrealistic jump from no hint of sexual tension into sex in a mere second.
Jun 23, 2012 Misti rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this to read during vacation. I was a little disappointed that the character let her ex back into her life so easily without THE talk or working things out. But, it was pretty good overall.
Louise Wardell
May 14, 2013 Louise Wardell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Michael and Olivia parted ways eleven years earlier. Now they are forced back together by the person responsible for splitting them up. All have hurts from the past.
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