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Return to Me

(Covington Cove #1)

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With every beat of the heart comes a memory of what could have been…

Ten years ago, Cole Covington was just another rich kid who got everything he wanted—including young and trusting Mia Galdon. Then one night everything changed, and two hearts were shattered. Cole buried his guilt in the military, where love was just part of the past. Now Cole has come back home, emotional
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Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published March 3rd 2015 by Berkley
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"ARC given by publisher for an honest review."

Cole Covington. Just thinking back to reading about him make my insides quiver!

The Covington's are high up on the social ladder, the mother, Kathryn, is against ANYTHING her children want to do. They have to be socially proper.
But along comes little Mia, who's mother's their help at the Covington Estate. Without doing anything wrong, Kathryn despises her. Calls her trash...

I'm not going to go on and on about the what's written, you have to read that
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Marjorie
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Was Given An ARC of The Book From The Publisher For An Honest Review

Return to Me (Covington Cove, #1) by Kelly Moran is an OMG! OMG! OMG! HAVE to read. Once you sit down and open the book those pages will just turn and turn and turn some more until the end. It doesn't need any twists and turns to keep your attention it just does. It is about Cole and Mia. They met when they were young. It was a summer romance that turned into love. Since Mia was from the "other side of the track", Cole's mother
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Michelle Eriksen
Return to me by Kelly Moran

This book was received as an ARC see from the publisher for an honest review.

With two sons in the armed services and a family history of military service this book hit close to home more than once. Many tears were shed during the reading of this book as it was an emotional read.

Return to me is more than just a love story. It's a story of self-sacrifice, perseverance, healing, and so much more. The story has taken me on an emotional ride that has left me with a book
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Tabitha Jones
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Was given an ARC of this book from the publisher for an honest review."

Return to Me is Book #1 A Covington Cove Novel

Return to Me is a heart-tugging tale of shattered trust, growing faith and a love the endures and heals all wounds. Kelly Moran has written a delightful book filled with wonderful characters. Mia and Cole will make you laugh and cry. A true page-turner, this book is hard to put down. This story is sure to touch your heart and put a smile on your face. It will not disappoint. I a
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Ann Myers
Apr 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given an arc of this book from the publisher for a honest review. Return to me is written by Kelly Moran. Kelly did a great job from beginning to end. The characters in this book are the Covington's and Mia and her sister Ginny, who has downs syndrome. Their mom, who is a maid for the Covington's, drinks a lot, so Mia takes care of Ginny most of the time. Dean and Lacy are Cole's brother and sister. The book starts out with Cole, he is on active duty and his life is flashing before him. He ...more
♥Rachel♥
Jan 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cole and Mia met at Cole’s family summer house as teenagers and fell deeply and irrevocably in love. Mia was the daughter of the help, and Cole was the son of the very rich and powerful Covingtons. They were from two very different worlds, and unfortunately their love ended with both their hearts shredded.

Both Cole and Mia have been unable to move on from their first love, but ten years later they’re about to be thrown together again. Cole is back home from the army after an enemy attack left t
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Mihaela
Dec 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-recommend, romance
Originally posted on http://mikkysworldofbooks.blogspot.fr...

**I was given an ARC from the publisher for an honest review**

What can I say? I loved this book. Return To Me is the story of a boy and a girl who loved and lost each other, of a man and a woman trying to find closure and forgiveness.

Cole and Mia met when they were just teenagers and, even if they had different life styles, they fell in love only to be ripped apart when they were ready to start a life together.

Fast forward ten years.

Mi
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Christy LoveOfBooks
Feb 10, 2015 rated it really liked it

Aww, you guys! Return to Me is beautiful story with lots of feels.

It's been ten years since Mia and Cole saw each other, but that changes when Cole’s sister contacts Mia and wants her to be his private nurse. Cole recently returned from serving in the military, but has suffered greatly – physically and mentally. He’s thrown every other nurse out and has locked himself away, but Lacey believes Mia will be the one to pull him out of the darkness.

Mia definitely has her work cut out for her, but t
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J.M. Stewart
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those stories that just sucks you in. Little by little, piece by piece, and it wraps itself around your heart. Once I started reading, I didn’t want to stop. Cole Covington is a wounded war veteran, injured while on tour in Iraq, and he’s come back with demons. He’s ornery and stubborn and tormented. In short, he’s a mess, emotionally and physically, and he’s having trouble coping, but he’s refusing any and all help. He’s a man determined to sit in his misery. Mia Galdon has been ...more
Alice Smith
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Return to Me
Book One of the Covington Cove Series
By
Kelly Moran

A heartfelt, gut churning, Read that will draw you in quick and keep your interest until the very end!

I was gifted a printed copy of this book to read for an honest review. It was a very generous gift which I will treasure, especially since it was such a great read.

Return to Me is the first in a new series by Kelly Moran. The Covington’s are the upper crust of North Carolina society. The family of Senator Covington must keep up app
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☕ Kimberly
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Coffee dates with Return to Me

First date: We meet Mia at a rough time in her life. Alone, and solely responsible for her sister’s wellbeing I immediately identified with her. At the same time, we learn about Cole and his last tour overseas. Right away, I am hooked and need to know more. Moran made them feel genuine and hinted at their prior relationship. We know something went terribly wrong and through flashback chapters, we see their first relationship unfold. It was brilliantly done even if I
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Carly West
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Was Given An ARC of The Book From The Publisher For An Honest Review

Return to Me (Covington Cove, #1) by Kelly Moran

Return To Me isn't just story about one thing, it’s a story of many things. It’s about family, friends, happiness, loss, self-sacrifice, redemption, second chances, and yes it’s about love.

Kelly Moran has written wonderful characters with depth and feeling; you will get sucked in from the very first page until the last. This story will pull at your heart strings. You will laugh, yo
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Kelly Eadon
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Return to Me by Kelly Moran has all the makings of a romantic classic. I've been in a binge of fluffy, quirky romantic novellas so I decided to switch gears and dig into the heart wrenching drama of Moran's newest release. This was my first book by her and she's a fantastic writer. Moran has a gift for creating scenes and imagery. In this one, I especially liked how the beach of Wilmington almost became it's own character and mirrored the emotions and struggles of the characters.

The book evokes
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Aestas Book Blog
A second chance romance with a hero who was in the military... and has a secret! I love the sound of this!



Ten years ago, Cole Covington was just another rich kid who got everything he wanted—including young and trusting Mia Galdon. Then one night everything changed, and two hearts were shattered. Cole buried his guilt in the military, where love was just part of the past. Now Cole has come back home, emotionally damaged, guarded, and unprepared for what’s waiting for him…

At the urging of Cole’
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Paige
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I was provided a pre-publication copy of this book in exchange for sharing my fair and honest opinion*

Mia and Cole have a history, but it didn't end pretty. In fact, Mia doesn't want a thing to do with Cole, and after his accident in the military Cole doesn't want anything to do with, well, anybody. This book was my first by Kelly Moran, but it won't be my last. She crafted the characters into wonderfully written, complex individuals, and left you wondering what happened all those years ago tha
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Juliana
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review to come closer to release :)
JoAnne
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read my review on RomanceJunkies.com by clicking on the link below:

http://www.romancejunkiesreviews.com/...
Kathy
Mar 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars.

Complimentary ARC Provided by Publisher in Exchange for an Unbiased Review

Return to Me by Kelly Moran is an enchanting second chance at love romance that tugs at the heartstrings as Cole Covington and Mia Galdon heal the wounds of the past. This first installment in the Covington Cove series is an emotional, poignant and uplifting novel that I highly recommend to fans of contemporary romances.

Mia has worked hard to escape the poverty of her childhood. In the ten years since the terribl
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Christine
I really enjoyed this one.

Mia’s mother worked for the Covington family since she was a little girl. The Covington’s son, Cole, and Mia became good friends, but at 16 something happens and Mia never returns. The Covington’s always thought of Mia and her family as trash. Years later, Mia is a nurse gets a call from Cole’s sister asking her to come and work at the Covington House and take care of Cole. Cole just back from the servicing in the war. He came injured physical and emotionally. He had n
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Becca
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What happens when you let the love of your life go because you think your protecting them, when really you set them up for years of heartache?

I absolutely loved this story of about lost love and finding your way back to the person who is meant for you.

Mia Galdon hasn't had the best life growing up. With an alcoholic mother and a little sister with down syndrome, she has never has a normal life. So when she meets Cole Covington one summer at the estate where her mom works, she finally finds someo
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Kim
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars
Cole Covington is an injured war vet who is empty, angry, and becoming a recluse. His sister Lacey enlists the help of the one woman he never got over, Mia Galdon. She is now a nurse and in need of a job due to her own obligations. And she could use closure as to why Cole destroyed her ten years before.

Needless to say Cole is shocked and surprised. He has big issues that can't be easily fixed physically or emotionally. But Mia is feisty, strong and demanding. She has a take charge attitude and
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Danielle
Return to Me is a heartwarming, beautiful second chance love story that is sure to stay with me for quite some time. It took me on a roller coaster ride of epic proportions and left me with so many feels I had a hard time processing them all.

To say I was sucked in from the beginning would be a huge understatement. The book starts off with Cole, our hero, close to death in Iraq and his last thoughts before he succumbs to the darkness are of his long lost love, Mia. Seriously, I was heartbroken an
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Brandi
Feb 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read and reviewed for Talk Books to Me.
Betsy Ashton
Dec 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I asked for and received an ARC for this novel. While I don't read romance all that much, I've become Kelly Moran's fan. Here she returns to a familiar theme of two broken people coming together and learning to trust each other.

Ten years after Cole Covington and Mia Galdon fall in love and are torn apart by Cole’s mother, they meet again. Cole returns from the war in the Middle East with post traumatic stress disorder. When he was severely wounded, his rescuers find him holding a picture of Mia.
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Kelly Moran
Mar 03, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
COVER QUOTE:
"An emotional roller coaster ride. Don't miss it!"
~CARLY PHILLIPS, New York Times Bestselling Author
Brittany
Dec 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Early Review:
Heart-warming story that will suck you in. It's well-written and very good.
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A bittersweet story of love, loss, and second chances.

Originally posted at Smexybooks
http://smexybooks.com/2015/03/review-...


Favorite Quote: “You were worth losing everything for.”

The first in the Covington Cove series, Return To Me is a poignant romantic contemporary of lost love and second chances. A classic trope of star-crossed lovers who tried to overcome their social/economic barriers only to be forced apart by the manipulations of family, misunderstandings, and lies. Simmering chemistry
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Sheyla ✎
Feb 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cole Covington has lost so much. He lost Mia ten years ago. During that decade, he enlisted in the military and recently he was severely wounded. He won't allow anyone close to help him, except for his house keeper. He is depressed, in need of physical therapy and he's dealing with PTSD too.

Mia Galdon has lost her job. She is a nurse and she is the sole provider for her sister with Down Syndrome. When Cole's sister offers her a job taking care of him, she really can't say no. Mia loved Cole fro
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Irene
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: top-40-fave
This was a real page turner for me. It's the story of Colton Covington, rich very privileged son of a would be politician and social climbing mother. His life is changed forever when he is badly injured in Iraq, the only survivor of a land mine.
Mia Galdon, sister and carer to Ginny who has Downs Syndrome. Daughter to an alcoholic mother. They live in a trailer park and money is very tight, the only income is the job her mother has working for the Covingtons. This is where Mia meets Cole for the
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Celeste
This book was originally reviewed on The Book Hookup.

**I received an advance copy from the publisher, but that did not influence the review**

4 sweet stars This book drew me in immediately, the scene with Cole took my breath away and I knew this book was full of raw and gritty emotion. Mia was just flat out desperate to take care of herself and her sister. Cole just wanted life to go away. Together I watched their journey as they became whole.

Cole was closed off and broken, totally consumed with
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