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4.01  ·  Rating details ·  16,088 ratings  ·  1,365 reviews
When Lauren Monroe first laid eyes on Michael Delaney back in high school, she had every reason to stay away from him; within minutes of their first encounter, his volatile actions confirmed his notorious reputation. But Lauren saw something in him that caused her to question his bad-boy persona, and against her better judgment, she took a chance. She had no way of knowing ...more
Kindle Edition, 328 pages
Published October 20th 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Aestas Book Blog
Nov 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Oh my God. Oh my God. OH. MY. GOD.

Guys, you all HAVE to read this book!

“Right back to him. Always to him.”

Its a beautiful, believable second-chance friends-to-lovers story that was both heart breaking and heart warming, with an uplifting, satisfying ending that left me clutching my heart, with happy tears in my eyes and a smile on my face :)

I loved it.

I started this book late last night after a long day at work and it kept me glued to my kindle until I finished it at 3:30AM. I couldn’t
Tough Critic Book Reviews
Nov 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Where in the hell did this book come from and where can I get some more...

This is one of those reviews where I don't even know where to start. Reviewing, with words, a book that has rendered you speechless can be quite challenging. It was so well written it hurt. Priscilla Glenn has debuted and she has debuted hard!

This book is pure genius. You get to fall in love with Michael and Lauren twice! You will fall in love with Michael and Lauren. You experience a hurricane of emotions during a passion
Reem Hardan
Nov 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
God,I hate it when you read a book,and you're so sure you're gonna give it a five stars,and then BAAAAM the ending takes those five stars straight to hell.
I loved the book,I really did.The beginning was amazing,the middle was amazing,the ending? SUCKS!!
I can't believe the stupid reason Micheal left Lauren for.I really can't.
Worse? I can't believe she forgave him just like that *finger snap* after the hell he put her through,even worse I can't believe she actually asked HIMMM for forgiveness.
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

3 to 31/2 stars

Back To You is a sweet, well written, slightly angsty, and engaging romance about second chances. The story is told in present day and flashback segments, giving the reader a thoroughly comprehensive and engaging look into Michael and Lauren's current and past relationship. This couple develops a close friendship during their high school years, but it ends badly and they go their separate ways. Fast forward eight years and they are unexpec
Smitten's Book Blog

I love those stories where the unlikely pair become friends and then inevitably fall in love and Back To You was no exception. This was a really beautiful story.

And she couldn't help but smile at the irony of the fact that the baddest boy in school could somehow always make her feel like the world was good.

I loved the flashbacks. Soooo adorable! Think Dirty Dancing, plate smashing, spontaneous make-outs and a pizza dates.

“The crust is the best part,” he explained around his mouthful of f

Every now and then a little indie book pops up that is a total surprise and just completely takes your breath away. This is that book. An absolutely beautifully written love story that made me laugh, cry, and squee over and over. I was gripped from the first page and couldn’t put it down.

It tells the story of Lauren and Michael, who are unexpectedly reunited after not seeing each other for eight years. When they first see each other in th
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘

This review had disappeared this morning. WTF?! Fortunately I had it on my computer. Sigh.

For all my adorable friends who asked me how was my first day after vacations : It was exhausting. Sigh. Now, the fact that I didn't sleep at all yesterday might explain this. Sigh repetita.

Results : I'm exhausted, disappointed, and felt hollow in the end, because I was expecting so much more from this book! Therefore excuse me if I keep it short, but I'm going to write an old-school I like/I didn't like/I
Katie Ashley
Nov 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Oh my, how much did I love this book? A whole lot!!



Here's somethings that I felt during my read...



Pricilla, you tried to kill me!!


And then the end....


Srsly though, I loved following Michael and Lauren's relationship from the past to the present. Erin was adorable!! Her scenes with Michael and then both Michael and Lauren were heart melting!! Such a well written book with engaging characters and real emotions!!
Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
Back to You is a sweet and endearing read about love lost and second chances. It eloquently portrays the bonds of true love and what one is willing to endure all in the name of love. 

The book begins in present time where we meet Lauren, a  childcare worker who has been hurt in the past by her high school best friend and first love—Michael Delaney. This story is told in third person, as it weaves in and out of the past, slowly revealing Michael's betrayal. I enjoyed the slight aspect of suspense
Nov 13, 2012 rated it liked it
If I wish upon that star
Someday I'll be where you are
And I know that day is coming soon
Yeah, I'm coming back to you.

Meet Lauren. A kindergarten teacher who's left her previous job to get a master's in Child psychology (which is very interesting btw ;) )...but because she's unable to stay away from her children she joins Learn & Grow Day Care, where she can work with children as well as find enough time for her own studies....

But on her very first day she meets him, Michael Delaney when he
Elizabeth (Liz)
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

4 1/2 Stars! Priscilla Glenn's Back To You is a wonderfully romantic story from a fantastic debut author!!

Lauren Monroe and Michael Delaney met in high school. She was an incoming freshman, and he was a sophomore. She got good grades, participated in gymnastics and did what was expected of her. He could have cared less about studying, participated in nothing but having a good time and was often suspended from school for one violation or another. She was a g
Nov 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
”That thing that made her heart come alive in her chest and her body thrum with emotion and her soul felt like it was home. Right back to him, always to him.”

This is a really beautiful story about true once in a lifetime love, friendship and second chances.

”Well, sometimes if something is really important to you, it gets stuck in your body. So even if your mind things that it’s gone, it’s still there, kind of hiding inside of you, just waiting for you to remember. It never goes away.”

• Lisa •
Nov 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I don't think I have words to describe how AMAZING this book is. I'm absolutely floored by this book it had emotion pouring out of it by the bucket load, I know that I am going to sound overboard but I just can't help it, I loved every chapter, Micheal and Lauren have got to be my most favourite characters, if you have not read this book READ IT. Two love stories in one compelling, heart wrenching book that you will not be able to put down and one that will stay will you long after the final pag ...more
Dilek VT
They meet 8 years after their separation and he has a child from another woman.
Nope, not my cuppa! Pass!
What a wonderful debut from Priscilla Glenn! To say I liked this book would be an understatement! I LOVED this book! I could not put it down. I don’t stay up until 2am reading because I like the look of luggage under my eyes!

This is a beautifully told friends to lover’s story with a twist. The story is told with dual perspectives and alternating time lines and I love the way this story was written. The writing is gorgeous; it is flawless and seamless in its transition from past to present to giv

You can also find this review at Texxie's blog !!!! She was kind enough to have me as her guest reviewer !! * Happy dance *

“Well, sometimes if something is really important to you, it gets stuck in your body,” he said, poking her ribs and making her laugh. “So even if your mind thinks that it’s gone, it’s still in there, kind of hiding inside of you, just waiting for you to remember. It never goes away.”

Michael Michael Michael ....


Boy , you made me cry ..

* sigh *

I'm a huge sucker
Nov 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Books like this, which read so beautifully and flawlessly, remind me on every single page why I fell in love with reading.

I absolutely did not want this book to end. I kept trying to prolong the experience, to savor every single word on every single page, but I suppose you can only delay the inevitable for so long.

This book pulled me in immediately, with exceptionally written scenes and lovable characters. I can honestly say I fell madly in love with every single character in this book. One of
Nov 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are in mood for strongly emotioanl story, go for this one. This is definitely one of the most emotional stories I have ever read - it made me smile, it made me cry and I even had goose bumps couple of times. Back To You is beautifully written book and I highly recommend it!!!

This story has its cute moments, sad moments, moments full of love and moments full of heartbreak. Basically, it has everything that really good contemporary novel should have. Moreover, I love stories where we get ch
Shelly Crane
Nov 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Massive love for this book!

It was like she fused a YA book and an Adult one. The transitions from past to present were fluid and not confusing at all, but she still made it seem like you were reading two completely different books. It was pretty amazing how she did that.

Loved both Del and Lauren. They were normal, and though mistakes were made, they were just human mistakes. It wasn't because they were stupid or being jerks, sometimes crappy things just happen and we work with what we're given.
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I came across this book by accident and I'm so glad that I did. This was such a wonderful story. I never imagined how much I would love these characters. Their story touched my heart and soul! I felt like my emotions was all over the place. ...more
Nov 13, 2012 rated it liked it
OKOKOK.. I know I am definitly in the MINORITY here... but this book just did'nt hit me in all the right places.. It was a good story.. but I honestly just did not feel the connection that everyone else has with Lauren and Michael... I mean come on..they were "friends" for a couple of years-- he's the bad boy and she's the good girl.. it just seemed to me like they should/could have hooked up long before they admitted their feelings. I also did not really care for the back and forth going on bet ...more
Natasha is a Book Junkie
“I always knew I would fall in love with you, … but you were never supposed to love me back.”

This is the story of Lauren and Michael, two people who couldn’t have been more opposite when they first met back in high school, but drawn to each other from the moment they laid eyes on one another.

While Lauren grew up in a loving and supportive close-knit family, Michael was the product of a broken home spoiled by the worst kind of human indifference, and ultimately destroyed by the cruell
Amy (BW)
Nov 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Ever want to find a book that just makes you feel all of those raw emotions? You know the ones. This is that book. This is the book that will make you one minute and the next.

But there have been a lot of books that I've read recently that have left me feeling like that. This one was different. This one not only had your typical Male/Female roles, but there was a child involved and I think that is what got me the most. Erin was so precious. I fell head over heels for her cha
Why is it always so hard to write about books you love so much? I am sure I can do no justice to this wonderful story about two unlikely soul mates, torn apart by the sheer intensity of their affection for each other.

Michael Delaney is the resident bad boy, notorious for throwing school desks, fighting in the school yard, smoking, drinking, and his many school suspensions.

Lauren is a straight A student, especially in the advanced sciences. She is focused and driven and accomplished. And Lauren
Nov 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about this book that will do it justice? I absolutely fell head over heels for this story and I didn’t want it to end. I tried to read each page as slowly as I could but it didn’t work. I devoured this book like a piece of Cadbury chocolate!! This is romance at its finest!!! This is a story about second chances and forgiveness. Back to You is told so beautifully that it made me believe(again)in the power of true love. It has instilled hope in the eyes of this jaded gal.

I was wrap
Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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This is why I read. This is it. I just melt into a puddle on the floor for a good second chance romance story. I'm still on the floor. OH. MY. STARS! I didn't want it to end. I want to rewind and read it again.

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What the hell did I just read? I mean, seriously, WTF? This book had balls. That's the only way I can think to describe it. It had the balls to mess up my night and turn me into a lip-trembling fool. It had the balls the whack me upside the head with the voice of a shattered five year old little boy who just wanted his daddy to love him. It had the balls to bitch slap me with a mother so hateful and vicious as to blame an eight year old boy for the death of his older brother. And it had the
Nov 12, 2012 rated it really liked it

“I never stopped loving you. Not for one second.”

It's almost been nine years since Lauren has seen Michael. After deciding to go back to school to get her Masters in child psychology, she decides to work at Learn and Grow daycare to tie her over until she graduates. She wasn't prepared to run into her once best friend, the boy she never got over, Michael, as he was dropping off his little girl at the same daycare. Both shocked to see one another again, they are barely able to say hello. But
Nur Ain Z.
Back to You by Priscilla Glenn, you say?

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I heard it's a beautifully written story?

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Aww, are you sure? People say this book will make you smile, bring you tears, give you shivers and break your heart only to bring it back together in a much better shape.

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So maybe you didn't like the story. How about the characters? Didn't they at least leave an impression on you?

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Uh, okay. So, both story and characters are out. But still, would you recommend it to me?

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Okay, then. I guess this i
Nov 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
“I always knew I would fall in love with you but you were never supposed to love me back.”

This was a really sweet book packed with a lot of heartbreak also. I truly enjoyed this book this is a nice introduction for whats to come from Priscilla Glenn.

What I Loved About The Book
Im a sucker for second chance love its my favorite type of book to read also books told in past and present I love how you get to see the story unfold and how the characters got to were they are I also liked the mai
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Priscilla Glenn lives in New York with her husband and three children. She has been teaching English Language Arts for the past twelve years while moonlighting as a writer, mom, coach, student, and professional laundry-doer.
If you catch her when she's feeling sophisticated, she'll tell you her favorite things are great books and good wine. In the moments in between, she'll admit her love for anyt

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