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Note From The Author
I could have put the typical blurb here.
Boy meets girl.
They fall in love.
Live happily ever after.
The end.
But this isn’t that story.
Paperback, 452 pages
Published 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Dilek VT
To tell the truth, the vague blurb of this novel and the origami on the cover attracted me to the book and I started to read it knowing nothing else.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR
I could have put the typical blurb here.
Boy meets girl.
They fall in love.
Live happily ever after.
The end.
But this isn’t THAT story.


Well, maybe because I thought it was something very different, I was a bit disappointed to read a very predictable “second chance in happiness” novel. There was nothing very different or surprisi
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Loz
Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

devoured this one. gorgeous, sweet and quite emotional. i think i enjoyed this one so much because i didnt read any reviews. i had absolutely no idea what i was in for and with this book, i highly recommend that!! the blurb is like it is for a reason. well written and engaging. loved it. so much more than a love story, it's also about second chances and healing. i am a hard nut to crack, not sure if it's because i am 7 months pregnant but i was a bit of a weepy mess at times even when i
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Jen
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ratings 5

"Sometimes you have to find the patience to wait for good things instead of seeking it out."

Sometimes you find a diamond in the rough. You search through Amazon looking for that "one book" hoping you find a gem. I'm notorious for reading tons of samples. After reading Micalea's synopsis, I was more than intrigued. I immediately grabbed the sample and found myself one clicking after only a few pages. Next thing you know, it's 1 am and I CAN'T. STOP. READING. Needless to say, thank God I didn't ha
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Somia
3 Ok-ish Stars

Th blurb sure ensured I went into this having no clue what to expect.

Here is the overall plot, steer clear if you don't want to know: (view spoiler)
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Patrish
May 04, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Got this book because I saw that it had a lot of 5 stars so I thought to myself, "might as well give this one a shot." Boy, was I totally wrong. The story itself could have been a hundred pages less if the author wasn't so hell bent on narrating every single thing each character was doing. The first chapters were okay, but it got to a point wherein I could skip a few paragraphs and still be in the same scene where the character was doing something in her office.

Putting this on my DNF shelf beca
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Bookylicious
May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
For a book detailed like this one and written in ten years the ending was rushed and not satisfying... It could be easily a 5 star. I felt all the emotions through my veins and yep i cried like a baby, half of the book though. Reading all the stages and break downs yep those made me ugly cry...
i read handful of reviews not much and read that someone wrote the book was so detailed. Yes I totally agree with those. We didnt have to read all the hair curling and every detail about her day. At the en
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Brina (Brina and the Books)
4.5 Stars

Read this and other reviews here: Brina and the Books

I 'm pretty sure that this review is one of the shortest I've ever written, but it's important for you to go into this story completely blind. Even the smallest information could spoil the entire story for you. I'm glad I didn't know anything beforehand. It definitely intensified the experience.
There is actually only one thing that you should know about this book: the story will tear your heart apart before it will put it back toget
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Fathima
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Absolute tear jerker !!!! Keep them tissues ready !
Inked Avenue
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Dawn Guidry
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 stars is not a high enough rating for this book in my opinion. My mind is so completely blown right now. I now completely understand why the author doesn't have a blurb for this book. It's definitely a book that you have to read. NOW. Stop what you're doing and read this book. IT.IS.THAT.GOOD!!!!!! To go through what Blaire goes through, and to come out on the other of it like she does and still be able to live her life - I don't know that I could do it. I wasn't sure where the author was taki ...more
Tina Manuel
May 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016
Another read that everyone loves but me.
I read this because the blurb gave me very little information about the book which I love. The less I know the more I enjoy a story but I just didn't like this story. It was hard to connect to the storyline. Didn't like Blair at all or the repetitive pages of their love was sickening. Their was no spark between her and Ben. They went to his mums and then he went to work his night shifts. She would see friends, work etc while he slept. They were just too bo
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Stefanie
Tissue definitely is required! I totally started this book not knowing what to expect (the blurb have nothing away) but boy was I not disappointed. I love everything about this story from beginning to the end and all of the characters were complex and perfect. I don't want to spoil the book, so all I'll say is this is a definite must read! ...more
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Jul 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, arc
I knew about this book for quite a while before the author surprise released it! I was asked by the author near the middle of April if I would like to read an ARC of this book to give her feedback, and I was sworn to secrecy, so I couldn't mention this book at all lol! I started this book as soon as I received my ARC and I couldn't put it down until I had finished it! It only took me like three sittings to read as well! The plot was also amazing! It will break you as you read it, but it will als ...more
Wendy
Apr 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
There hasn’t been a book that I’ve read from Micalea that I haven’t liked. Bring Me Back is a story about second chance at both life and love. There is so much that I can’t write in this review because I don’t want to give it away. This is a story that everyone needs to experience on their own. But I will say this...the journey that the heroine Blaire goes on in this book is definitely heart-wrenching. You will feel for her throughout the whole book. But I loved seeing her progression as I read ...more
Jolene
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Shawna (Blue's Books)
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
this book is completely different from the usual Micalea book but amazing in every aspect! there really are no words to say how deeply touching & moving this book is from start to finish, no words to describe the journey taken while reading. this is a story that demands to be told with emotions that demand to be felt.

a truly unforgettable love story that will stay in your soul forever!

if you read one book by this amazing lady, make it this one. you won't be sorry.
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★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★
I cried 80% of this book.
It was so sad that I am so glad I didn't read it at work or at the park or some other public place.
I didn't know what to expect but it wasn't the waterworks I got..
A beautiful emotional story of your first love, death, healing, second love, and everything that comes in between. An emotional rollercoaster that has you holding your breath, I felt as though I was one of the characters friends meeting them for their weekly lunch. Definitely a page turner.
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Nance
Review to be written soon...
Haidoulina
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Life can be cut short in an instant, so make sure to live with no regrets and love with all your heart."

The synopsis of this book reveals nothing so I read it with no expectations... It was a lovely story about loss, grief, happiness and love... It talks about (view spoiler)
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Lisa Lajcarov
Apr 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
BRING ME BACK

I am so in love with this book, I love it so much more because it's not something Micalea would normally write, definitely out of her comfort zone, but I find the books that authors are most nervous about releasing are the best kind of books... This book for Micalea has been TEN LONG BLOODY YEARS in the making and I'm so grateful and happy that she was finally able to write it and release it..
and release she has,
a surprise!! No one knew about it but select few (thankful I was one
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Glady
THIS BOOK will HIT you right in the FEELS!! I cannot say much about it without spoiling it. However, I can say the following: it's a standalone and it has an HEA. I appreciate that this story was challenging for the Author. I have read other books and series by her and this is completely different to those (ALL her books are amazing, by the way). This one is not your typical romance book and that is so refreshing. Sometimes, we as readers, need that change from you typical "boy meets girl"...and ...more
Rebecca
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I can count on one hand the number of books that made me cry, but this one tops them all. Several times I had to put the book down because I couldn't see through my tears.

Blaire suffers a devastating loss, one that is impossible to come back from, but it brings about one of life's greatest treasures. She must go through the stages of grief in order to heal. She meets Ryder along the way, and their journey is not an easy one. I loved the paper crane idea, and the Paper Crane Project that arose fr
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Ngoc Diep
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR
I could have put the typical blurb here.
Boy meets girl.
They fall in love.
Live happily ever after.
The end.
But this isn’t THAT story.


After reading this blurb and several five-stars reviews, I was very intrigued and immediately picked this book up. Although the story was fast-paced and enjoyable, I was rather disappointed. I always felt like I've already read a similar story before... This book reminds me too much of The Air He Breathes which was amazing. I couldn't help but co
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Julie
Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wow, I loved this! BUT...
Micalea Smeltzer


I could not get over Ben at all. A perfect soulmate if ever one existed. I can't say I was disappointed at all with this read. I was in love with him. The story is so realistic and I felt every emotion. I was just devastated the entire way through.
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Priya Kanaparti
One of the best of Micalea's work!

Seriously, this is by far the best of Micalea's work thus far! This book has heartbreak, and a way to building it back and not in the normal sense of romance stories either! Everything was so real!
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Haley
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
THIS BOOK!!!! Loved it so much!
❤️Melanie G.
This book is breathtakingly beautiful. Such an emotional roller coaster and worth it.
Lisa
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love this book. Cried my eyes out so have some tissues ready
Kim
Sep 18, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf-awful-books
So I DNF this one at like 12% I think, I didn't get to the emotional part. If im a few chapters in and already skimming it, I just can't do it. We get to a part where shes with (friends??) hannah and something and i realize i have no idea who these people are or where they came from cause i was skimming so much, so i kept going a little longer, cause when is something going to happen? cause it feels like we're leading up to a death but most books already have death and not every single every day ...more
*P
Jul 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Without giving anything away, I must say I was surprised I liked it so much as books I previously read with similar plots normally don’t resonate well with me. This however was done so well and I really enjoyed it. Get the Kleenex ready though as this one brought some tears.
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Micalea Smeltzer is a twenty-something author from Northern Virginia. She has four dogs, which is as crazy as it sounds. As a recent kidney transplant recipient she's dedicated to raising awareness around the effects of kidney disease, dialysis, and transplant as well as educating people on living donation. When she's not writing you can catch her with her nose buried in a book. ...more

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