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Back to You (Bad Boys of Red Hook #1)

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It would take a miracle for Storm Decker to return to Red Hook—or a tragedy. The neighborhood holds too many painful memories of his troubled childhood, along with the mistake that sent him running from the kindness of the ex-cop he’d come to consider his father. But when Pete suddenly falls ill, Storm is called home to face the past he tried to leave behind long ago…

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ebook, 384 pages
Published December 31st 2012 by Signet
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Saly
Heroine loved the hero, eleven years ago and when they were on the verge of consummating their relationship he ran away. The heroine was heart-broken but got over it, going to college and coming back to work at his foster father's place, she is also trying to improve their town when the hero comes back. She is not happy and makes that fact clear, even though the hero is there to look after his father.

I liked how the hero seemed more into the heroine than her and how he stopped her from using him
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DiDi's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

4.5 Stars

Have you ever had your heart broken and held a grudge? Breanna Collins has and held onto it for eleven years. The man responsible for her broken heart has come back into her life like a category five hurricane because the the man who has been like a father to her has had a heart attack. The same man Storm Decker considers his father.

Bree is one of those heroines that I disliked and liked at the same time because she has nursed her grudge for eleve
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Katherine 黄爱芬
Bree tidak menyangka Storm yg kembali ke Red Hook ketika dia meminta pertolongan dari anak2 Pete. Storm adalah cinta pertama Bree, begitu pula sebaliknya. Sayangnya Storm sudah pernah meninggalkan Bree 11 tahun yg lampau. Bree sakit hati dan trauma utk mencoba menjalin hubungan lagi. Berkat kegigihan dan bantuan dari teman2nya, Storm berhasil menaklukkan hati Bree. Seiring dgn berkembangnya cinta mrk, ternyata msh ada rahasia yg blm terkuak dan kepercayaan blm sepenuhnya dipulihkan. Kali ini Sto ...more
Slick
Jan 06, 2013 Slick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't say enough good things about this book. Robin has managed to take an area I've never considered visiting in my life and making it to someplace I'm dying to go. She's give us another "family" series to become a part of and she's provided us with an engaging and well balanced story that has me anxiously awaiting the next installment.

Bree and Storm have a history, they were in love 11 years ago when Storm skipped town leaving Bree a mess and his Pop wondering what had scared him so bad he
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Sandy M
Apr 25, 2013 Sandy M rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
I’m a bit perplexed at my reaction to this book. Every Robin Kaye story I’ve read so far I’ve had the best time with. But from the cover to the heroine and her attitude and the concept that we’ve read over and over again, this book just left me feeling blah. The hero and his hard-won honor are the only elements that kept me reading.

First, though, the heroine, Brenna – or Breezy as Storm calls her. It’s been a number of years since Storm walked out on her without saying a word. Yes, he was wrong
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Once Upon a Twilight
This book was a beautifully written romance that threw in steamy scenes, mystery and drama that kept me coming back for more. I laughed and found myself yelling at the book in frustration at times, but even with being frustrated I HAD to read on!! One of those reads that has you hooked from the start.

The book starts off with Storm Decker returning home to Red Hook. He had a hard childhood. He was taken in by an ex-cop named Pete but Storm and his brother’s call him Pop. By the title you probably
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Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
4.5 Stars
Review also posted at Under The Covers Book Blog

“Ms. Kaye delivered it with style, complete with humor, swoon worthy hero, an HEA with enough romance, and a good amount of sexy.” ~Under the Covers

I have become an automatic fan of Ms Kaye after reading Hometown Girl (Redhook #.5). Ms. Kaye delivered as I predicted. BACK TO YOU is just as heartwarming, sexy and definitely enthralling as its prequel.

Ms Kaye wrote a story of second chances not only for Storm and Bree but Nikki and a lost d
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Jessi
Thank goodness Kaye is back on her regular track of fast, fun reads that can grab the reader and not annoy the hell out of them.
The only reason Storm Decker came back to Red Hook is because his adoptive father is in the hospital. Of course, this brings him face-to-face with the reason he ran from Red Hook in the first place, Breanna Collins.
Bree has been running their family's bar, updating and upgrading it to something fabulous. She's also been helping out with Storm's father's latest adoptee,
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Brianna (The Book Vixen)
Dec 11, 2012 Brianna (The Book Vixen) marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf-2013
This was a DNF for me, thus no rating.

I was 42% into this book and still nothing was happening. I'm not feeling any chemistry between Breanna and Storm whatsoever. There more going on with the secondary characters (Pete, Nicki, Francis, Patrice) than between the hero and heroine.
Sue
Feb 14, 2013 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Storm left Red Hook years ago...away from painful memories, but also away from his adopted family and from Bree. Bree loved Storm and was ready to give herself to him, but in Storm's eyes that would make it impossible to leave. Storm rejected Bree that night many years ago and left Red Hook without a backward glance...something Bree has never forgiven or forgotten.



Storm suddenly reappears in Red Hook when Pete, the man they both consider to be a father figure becomes very sick, Bree is shocked a
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Kaetrin
The first in Kaye’s Bad Boys of Red Hook series, Back to You has a small town feel but is set in a big city – the area of Red Hook in Brooklyn, New York. I liked the setting – it was a nice change from “big city bad, small town good.”

Storm Decker (yes, his name is really Storm) was fostered by Pete, a former cop, who took in two other boys, Logan and Slater (I expect their books are next). He was also a surrogate father to Breanna Collins, the daughter of his partner who was killed in the line o
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Dorine
Oct 18, 2012 Dorine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
Rating 3.5

Reunited almost lovers are brought back together during a family emergency, only to realize that they still love each other. Can love be enough to overcome the pain of years apart and a rocky start, or will lust be safer?

Breanna "Bree" Collins has made a life for herself in Red Hook, Brooklyn. She manages her dad's best friend's business, making it a top neighborhood restaurant and bar with entertainment. When Bree's dad passed away, Pete became like a surrogate father to her. Pete app
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Desty
Dec 05, 2012 Desty rated it liked it
Storm tidak punya pilihan lain kecuali kembali ke Red Hook, kota yang ditinggalkannya 11 tahun yang lalu. Kabar mengenai operasi jantung yang hars dijalani oleh ayah angkatnya, membuatnya harus kembali. Tapi masalahnya bukan hanya itu. Dia harus berhadapan dengan Bree, gadis yang dulu dicintainya. Dia tahu Bree mungkin tidak akan pernah memaafkannya setelah dia meninggalkan Bree malam itu.

Bree tidak menyangka pria yang menyelinap masuk ke kamar Nicki adalah Storm. Sebenarnya Storm tidak salah. D
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Daniela
This is about two people, Storm and Breanna (Breezy), who were in love with each other in their youth. Storm ran away because he was afraid to love, afraid to be tied down, afraid he was going to be stuck in the town he grew up in, stuck in the neighborhood where he had so many bad memories. He wasn't ready at age 18. So he ran away to make himself a successful racing boat designer and settled in Australia.

11 years later, he returns to find his foster father, a once strong viril man, succumb to
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Aurian Booklover
Twenty or so years ago, Pete took in three abused boys, and gave them a home. He also took in Breanna, when her father died and her mother became over protective of her. As kids, Storm and Breanna fell in love with each other, but Storm did not want to stay in Red Hook, there was no future for him there, only bad memories. And so he ran away. He has ended up in New Zealand as the owner of a successful firm, designing yachts, and racing yachts. The multi million dollar kind of yachts. Breanna sta ...more
Margaret
Nov 24, 2012 Margaret rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Ellie
Jan 13, 2013 Ellie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Back to You, Bad Boys of Red Hook #1, by Robin Kaye
Grade: C+

“I just take my commitments seriously. Maybe I haven’t committed because I’ve never wanted anything or anyone badly enough before. Like I said, sometimes change is good.”

Breanna “Breezy” Collins has spent the last eleven years trying to clean up her neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn and trying to forget her first and only love Storm Decker. When Storm’s father, Pete, has a heart attack Breezy never expected Storm to actually show up an
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Vilia
Review from Backchatting Books

Storm Decker is a bad boy – we know this from the series title. He fled Red Hook and broke Breanna Collins’ heart. He put his successful career as a shipbuilding architect in Auckland on hold to care for his ill father, Pete. He hopes to rekindle his relationship with Breanna but she wants very little to do with him.

The chip on Bree’s shoulder is so great that one wonders how she manages to stand upright. She might be caring towards Pete and his granddaughter Nicki
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Janga
Feb 21, 2013 Janga rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love reunion stories, and this is a terrific one with layers of complications. Bree and Storm both have their share of baggage, and they have to learn to trust themselves as well as one another. There’s an interesting bit of role reversal going on. Not only is Bree the character who insists on sex without emotional engagement, but she also demonstrates repeatedly an insensitivity to Storm’s feelings and a determination to believe the worst of him. Storm is the one who recognizes early on that ...more
Pat
Jul 31, 2013 Pat rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Some books just cry out for an editor. This first of the Bad Boys of Red Hook series cried out so loudly it’s amazing no one at Signet publishing heard or heeded the call.

When bar owner and former Brooklyn cop Pete has quadruple bypass surgery, Bree, who runs the Crow’s Nest Bar in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn with him, asks for help. She can’t do her job and take care of Pete’s youngest adopted child, Nikki, a ten-year-old fifth grader. Although she calls Pete’s adopted son Logan who t
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Jean Tallman
I have read all the Robyn Kaye books (except 0.5 Bad Boys of Red Hook, aka, Hometown Girl). I love the way she writes -- it sucks you right in and is just the right amount of steamy. This book was no exception.

Storm Donovan comes home to find his adoptive father, Pete, in the hospital, and Bree Collins, his teenage love, running Pete's bar. In addition, Pete has taken in another child, Nikki. Storm was taken in by Pete along with two other boys, Logan and (can't recall his name right now). I ass
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Aleta
I love Robin Kaye's style of writing and this series is no exception. Even as frustrated as I became while reading this book, I still wanted to find out what these characters would do and say. I will say though, that Bree was very irritating and bitter and I'm not sure what Storm saw in her at all. I understand her anger and even his explanation wasn't enough for me to understand why he waited so long to come back and if he ever would have if not for Pete's heart attack. So as irritating as I fo ...more
Melanie S.
Die ersten hundert Seiten fand ich noch richtig gut, aber dann zeigten sich bei den Charakteren so ein paar Eigenschaften, die ich nicht so gut fand. Das fängt damit an, dass die Autorin ihre Helden gerne mal als beziehungsunfähig hinstellt, dabei sind sie es, die sich früh sicher sind, dass sie etwas Längerfristiges möchten und ihre Liebe eingestehen. Die Heldinnen (ich spreche in der Mehrzahl, weil ich bis jetzt Band 1 und 2 gelesen habe) empfand ich in der Hinsicht als schwieriger. Sie verweh ...more
Tammy Sargeant
Ever wanted to read a book where the Hero was the one doing and doing, and the heroine was one mean b*tch and you just wish the hero would get up and leave and say f*k it, but end back up with a HEA? Well this is the book to read. This was a fantastic story. I got lost in it. Ms. Kaye's writing is amazing. You don't feel as if you're reading JUST a book. She brings so much humor and heart warming into her stories. Breanna a.k.a Breezy was such a tool when I first started reading, and I kept aski ...more
Crystal
Jan 07, 2013 Crystal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
I received this Back to You in the mail and read a few pages while I was waiting for my mom to do a few things around town. I was hooked by page one! I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book and can not wait to read more by Robin Kaye.

Breanna Collins is a busy girl taking care of her boss that is more like a father to her, her bar/dinner, and a little girl. She has her hands full so she ask for help from her boss' sons. Little does she know the son she is going to get help from is Storm Decker. Oh boy t
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Barbara ★
I've loved all the Robin Kaye books I've read up to this point but this one just didn't do it for me. I can't really pinpoint what was wrong but the secondary characters were more interesting than either the hero or the heroine. Heck the little girl Nicki was the best character in the whole book.

I just didn't feel as if Storm made any effort to get back into his family. He refused to explain why he left so abruptly yet expected his "father" and his childhood sweetheart to just to get over it al
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Donna
Feb 23, 2013 Donna rated it liked it
Shelves: signed
I actually liked the way this author writes, but this story had a few flaws. Mainly the drama surrounding why Storm left in the first place. I can understand him not being able to explain to Bree, but there is no reason he couldn't tell Pete. Also the drama about Nickie and why her mother gave her to Pete did not flow. You can tell right away that she was not the reason Storm left. It just seemed that the attempt at the suspense/tension was too forced and took away from the relationship story. I ...more
Sdeets
Mar 08, 2014 Sdeets rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I almost didn't read this based on other reviews. I'm glad I ignored them and read it. Storm returns to help his foster father during his illness and to face the feelings he has for the woman he ran out on 11 years ago. Bree has to face the fact that she's still in love with Storm but hasn't forgiven him for leaving her. I have to agree with another reviewer, she was a hard woman to like, very frustrating. However, the story was good, the characters were good and watching their love grow and mat ...more
Josephine
Feb 05, 2013 Josephine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was repetitive at times, mostly words that were noticeably overused. However, I enjoyed reading about Storm and Bree and their relationship. The secondary characters were well used, and I'm keen to read the next book in the series now. There was a bit of head swapping but not as much as there has been in some of the other Robin Kaye books I've read.
Melissa kelly
read this book for a selection someone chose in bookclub

i think it was a part of a series not sure? wasnt impressed with this one though.

cliche romance genre. not my cup of tea and writing is sloppy.
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