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Return to Me (Last Chance Rescue #2)

4.17  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,135 Ratings  ·  130 Reviews
Posing as an underage teenager, Samara Lyons is out to trap an online predator. Smart, fiery, and fresh off a broken engagement, Samara is up for the challenge. But this challenge might not be so easy. Her boss, Noah McCall, head of a private international corporation called Last Chance Rescue, can't disguise his raw, physical desire for Samara-and she's g
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Published May 19th 2009 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Apr 22, 2011 Dina rated it it was amazing
Still not in the mood to write full reviews, so straight to the point it is again...

Noah and Samara were introduced in Rescue Me, the 1st book in the series, and I was happy to see that I didn't have to wait "forever" to read their book. I was even happier to see that their book didn't disappoint me. Great writing with a good mix of romance and suspense, yummy hero with a past tortured enough to make me want to hug him and never let go, strong heroine who isn't afraid to fight for what she wants
Apr 20, 2011 Rhonda rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book, and I couldn’t find one reason not to give it 5 stars.

Pamela Clare was my first romantic suspense books, and IMO, she can be a tough act to follow.

Well Christy Reece has me all “Fan Girl” now!
This is my second Romantic Suspense from Reece, and it is the second installment in the LAST CHANCE RESCUE series. I really liked the first book “Rescue Me” and Reece did not disappoint in this one.
Her descriptions of everything are excellent, not too much, just right. The images in my h
Julie (jjmachshev)
Jul 26, 2009 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009-reads
How nice! I was afraid I would have to wait for book three to get Noah's story, but "Return to Me" delivers with all the suspense of "Rescue Me" with Noah as the hero. I had to go looking for Reece's bio, wondering if maybe she has published under another name. The good news is, this trilogy IS her first published work/s and she's already got another one (trilogy) set for publication in Feb, Mar, and Apr 2010.

Noah is the head of LCR (Last Chance Rescue). It's his baby and the only thing he live
Aug 27, 2009 Mojca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mojca by: saw the review by Julie (jjmachshev) Anderson
This second book in Christy Reece's Last Chance series was one hell of a ride (and so much better than the first book), mostly because of the big boss himself, Noah McCall, who’s intrigued me the first time he appeared (in Rescue Me) and I was glad I didn’t have to wait a few more books to read his story.

A dark past has molded Noah McCall into the man he is today. The founder of LCR (Last Chance Rescue), an organization specializing in helping the innocent, turning victims into survivors, he’s d
Aug 29, 2015 Quinn rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Christy Reece’s Last Chance Rescue series is shaping up to be a ripper! So far, I’m two for two, and I think I might just have liked this, the second book, a touch more than Rescue Me. We were introduced to Noah McCall in Rescue Me, and I found him intriguing in that book. He was a dark, enigmatic, mysterious character with a shadowy past and I really wanted to know his story. Kudos to the author for not dangling him like a carrot across multiple books.

As the ruthless head of Last Chanc
♡Karlyn P♡
4.5 stars. Another great book by Reece. I think I liked this one even better than 'Rescue Me'. Noah, the founder/leader of Last Chance Rescue finds a perfect match with Samara. I liked Samara quite a bit too. And the chemistry between them was steamy! While this is a romantic suspense storyline, the romance is the main focus of the story - which works for me! The suspense storyline of human trafficking young girls was quite gripping but it did have its holes, so anyone looking for a tight, accur ...more
The setup
Noah McCall, founder and leader of Last Chance Rescue, is a study in emotional self control and mystery. I was hoping his story would live up to the man and it surpassed my expectations.

The issues
To say Samara Lyons, Jordan Montgomery's former girlfriend, left an impression on Noah is a pretty big understatement. When an opportunity arises to have someone pose as a teenager to trap an online predator, Samara was the first person Noah thought of to help with the operation. They also hav
Return to Me
4 Stars

Despite her unrequited attraction to Noah McCall, head of Last Chance Rescue, Samara Lyons agrees to aid him in capturing a predator by posing as a young girl online. When the sting operation goes awry and Samara finds herself in danger, Noah will have to confront the demons of his past in order to save the woman he loves and have a future with her.

The romance is significantly better than book #1 and the suspense plot is fast-paced, action packed and tension filled.

Noah is smo
Overall this was an enjoyable, if flawed, book. The plot moved along at a good pace and there was plenty of tension (sexual and otherwise) and plenty of action. It was also satisfying to get some of the plot threads from Rescue Me resolved.

But here's what didn't work for me: The fact that Samara had been almost engaged to Jordan and their sex life was mentioned in the first book. Not a big deal, but didn't sit well with me. A bigger deal was the fact that the good guys beat people to bloody pul
Aug 20, 2010 Jessie rated it it was amazing
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I just want to say that I LOVE Noah McCall. They really worked him up in the first book and gave the reader a nice picture of his character. When I was done reading the first one I was really hoping to get more into Noah. And wow did this book not disappoint! I thought everythng from the storyline, romance, twists were really good! I just want a piece of Noah for myself! I enjoyed the first book to this series ans thought this book was even better! There's nothing sexier then a man with a low vo ...more
D.B. Reynolds
May 08, 2016 D.B. Reynolds rated it liked it
3.5 stars. This was a good suspense, but I thought Samara stepped into her role a little too easily. The attraction and romance between her and Noah was terrific, though.
Kris - My Novelesque Life
Jan 20, 2015 Kris - My Novelesque Life rated it really liked it

Posing as an underage teenager, Samara Lyons is out to trap an online predator. Smart, fiery, and fresh off a broken engagement, Samara is up for the challenge. But this challenge might not be so easy. Her boss, Noah McCall, head of a private international corporation called Last Chance Rescue, can't disguise his raw, physical desire for Samara-and she's going crazy battling her own feelings for him. The middle of a high-stakes op, with the fate of dozens of innocent live
Jul 27, 2014 Robin rated it it was amazing
Noah McCall, founder of Last Chance Rescue, recruits Samara Lyons to pose as a teenager to trap an online predator. When Noah moves into her house to set up the sting, she soon finds out that working with him is going to be a challenge. Noah has a hard time disguising his desire for Samara, and she's going crazy hiding her own feelings. The middle of a high-stakes operation is not the time to indulge. But when it's time to trap their predator, things go terribly wrong and Samara ends up being ki ...more
Christina T
Despite a fabulous first book in this series, Return to Me didn't have any sophomore blues and more than lived up to it's predecessor.

What Worked: As always, I'm all about fabulous characters. Noah far surpassed my expectations. Having been intrigued by him in Reece's first book in the Last Chance Rescue series, I had high expectations and he delivered. If you like a tortured hero, Noah McCall is not to be missed. Even if the rest of the book wasn't to my liking his back story was worth the read
This is the BEST book in the series of LCR,absolutely loves each second of the story the twist turns and Noah's sufferings really made me cry but he is such a brave courageous humble and a great person who gave a chance to survive to so many people and brought about changes in so many person's life and saved so many

Samara she is sweet innocent gentle caring person who has lead a sheltered cosseted life with so many people to care about her and she has a big family who loves her adores her so so
May 23, 2015 Anita rated it really liked it
Shelves: romantic-supense
This is the second book of the Last Chance Rescue series. Characters tie to book one. Return to Me was a fast paced plot that followed a basic formula. The character development was great for Noah, who is the head of LCR and a very closed personality. Getting to really know him was the best part of the book.

Noah and Samara had an encounter of the drunken variety at the end of book one Rescue Me and Samara is still annoyed by the memory, and Noah, a year later. Noah, a very controlled personality
Aug 31, 2009 marlene rated it it was amazing
i adored this book. i hoped i would. i was completely intrigued by Noah in the first book and couldnt wait to get to this one. it did not let me down. i think Noah and Samara were just the perfect match. she is quick witted and strong enough to put up with his gruffer edges. their instant chemistry that we saw in book 1 is nothing to how they are together in this one. the suspense plot was a continuation from book 1 as well. it was done well, even if a little coincidental.

the ending of this boo
Feb 12, 2012 Mareli rated it liked it
Better than the first one but still not my cup of tea. Again I found the main characters of this book unbelievable. This time it's him to be so stubborn to be really stupid. Okay, I get you don't want the woman you love getting risk, but please, stop to slap her in her face telling her to get lost.

No, even if the story was better and she was a great woman (infact I know he didn't deserve her!) I still have some reserves about this author. I'm already onto the 3rd of this series, hoping she'll im
Duchess Nicole
Noah and Samara had some great chemistry. There are some really horrific scenes, not for squeamish readers. Poor Noah has a much worse past than I was prepared for. He does a few things that pissed me off, but once you learn his background he's a bit more understandable. Samara puts up with a lot. The relationship between the two felt very genuine, but the back and forth, wishy washy-ness got a little old toward the end. I could have done without one or two of the "Leave me, NO! Come back to me" ...more
Mali Chorky
Feb 09, 2016 Mali Chorky rated it really liked it
I like this book so much more than the first one!

- Good mix between romance and suspence. Not overwhelmed with fighting scenes or too much smooch!

- So much more beliavable plot - I realy hope there are real people who devoted their lives to stop internet predators!

- Much more enjoyable characters
I liked Noah from the start when he was noble, brody, sidekick character in the first book! But the more I get to know him, the more I loved him in this one. His life journey, the terrible things he n
What do you get when you mix a hero who's a manipulative jerk with a very angsty background and a stubborn tough heroine who can give him everything he dishes out?


He's an uptight boss of a large crew and she's a sweet stubborn girl looking for Prince Charming.... Too bad she gets Mister emotionally tough as bricks... Its a good that his bricks slowly come tumbling down every time he's around her....

I apologize if this review doesn't come across the way I'd want it to, but I'm half asleep from staying up all night to finish this story. With that said, on with the review.

Ms Reece definitely doesn't suffer from firstbookinaseriesitis. Once again, she has me hooked with a story even more suspenseful than the first. She's also a master of the sick and twisted as well as being able to squeeze some tears out of me, yet again. The prologue was enough to let the dread settle in as to where this sto
Oct 02, 2011 jenjn79 rated it really liked it
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
I'm glad that I decided to read this series. I enjoyed the first book and also enjoyed this second book. It's a great mix of romance and suspense.

Series Note:
Second book in Reece's "Last Chance Rescue" series about an independent group that rescues victims in need of help without the constraints of the law. There's a chance you may be able to read this one without reading the first book, but I would recommend reading the book in order due to heavy character ties and a continuing storyline from t
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Jul 31, 2012 A Tasty Read Book Reviews rated it really liked it
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Return to Me is definitely tied with Rescue Me as my favorite of this trilogy, but Run to Me might be cutting in close. This is going to be VERY difficult.

Christy Reece has an imagination beyond anything I could have thought up, and Return to Me will blow your mind. The way she twists and turns the story, bringing in characters that have you saying "OMG...why didn't I think of him?" I just loved it!

In Return to Me, Noah McCall, head of Last Chance Rescu
I feel like there's a bit of an inconsistency in Samara's character. I remember her character well from Rescue Me because I really like her. I thought she was classy, calm, smart, and sharp. While she still had some of those quality in Return to Me, it didn't quite click together.

The story starts with her telling her friends she found her future-husband after watching some foaming bath commercial. Yeah, very intelligent there. And then we learn that her brothers taught her how to fight since sh
Sep 02, 2013 Debbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Return to Me by Christy Reece

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Posing as an underage teenager, Samara Lyons is out to trap an online predator. Smart, fiery, and fresh off a broken engagement, Samara is up for the challenge. But this challenge might not be so easy. Her boss, Noah McCall, head of a private international corporation called Last Chance Rescue, can’t disguise his raw, physical desire for Samara–and she’s going crazy battling her own feelings for him. The middle of a high-stakes op, with the fate of
Jan 26, 2012 TheGeekyBlogger rated it it was amazing
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Overall Rating 5.00
Story Rating 5.00
Character Rating 5.00

First thought when finished: This was beyond fantastic! I loved every thing about it!

What I Gave it a 5: There was not a thing about this book that I didn't adore. I was emotionally invested in the characters, the case, and the outcome for everyone. I immediately wanted book 3 and was so glad that I had bought the entire series! If you like action/suspense mixed with roman
While I didn't like this one as much as the first it was still a good story.

Noah (H) had lead a tortured life as a child and young adult and when he turned his life around he started The Last Chance Rescue so that he could help rescue the innocent.He's made it his life and doesn't have much else. Samara (h) had made a pass at Noah the night of her ex fiance's wedding, Noah helped her home but turned her down on the one night stand and she's never gotten over it. When the reconnect a year later,
Jun 12, 2009 Kerry rated it it was amazing
This is the 2nd in the Last Chance Rescue series and i'm so glad i strted reading this series. This story is about Noah and Samara, they met in book 1 and left lasting impressions on one another, this time Noah needs Samaras help on a mission and she is more than happy to help. It doesn't run as smoothly as everyone would like, but it allows Samara to be close to Noah, no matter how much he tries to push her away. I want to write so much more about it but it would reveal too much for those who h ...more
Sep 21, 2009 Panagiota rated it it was amazing
After reading Rescue Me I wasn't sure I was willing to give up the story of Eden and Jordan but in Return To Me I found myself enchanted by the wildly arrogant, WITTY, handsome and sorrowful Noah and his self struggle with "his" Mara and love. The story is full of suspense, laughs, action and HOT love that makes for nothing other than a true page turner. Noah is easily one of the most endearing characters I have ever come across. Reece is an exceptional author, but more than that, a captivating ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Last Chance Rescue (10 books)
  • Rescue Me (Last Chance Rescue, #1)
  • Run to Me (Last Chance Rescue, #3)
  • No Chance (Last Chance Rescue, #4)
  • Second Chance (Last Chance Rescue, #5)
  • Last Chance (Last Chance Rescue, #6)
  • Sweet Justice (Last Chance Rescue, #7)
  • Sweet Revenge (Last Chance Rescue, #8)
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  • Chances Are (Last Chance Rescue #10)

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“Go. Do what you have to do. Be the hero that you are … but come back to me. There’s more to Noah McCall than the head of Last Chance Rescue. I see that man.… I love them both. Return to me, Noah. Please. - Mara to Noah” 4 likes
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