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The Comeback (Montgomery University #4)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Maddy Cassidy has hit her stride at Montgomery University. She has great friends, stellar grades, and sees no bumps on the road to a drama-free junior year. Classes haven't even started when sparks fly between her and Elijah Hart, a moody Navy SEAL who's landed in academia after a devastating battlefield experience. He's not planning on falling for anyone until Maddy's loo ...more
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Published May 19th 2016 by Patchwork Press
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Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 this was so much better than I expected stars. Maddy and Elijah were interesting. I had to laugh at the connection between the two outside of their mutual attraction and awareness. There was more to the story than I expected which was good because it wasn't a boring read.

Maddy's smart, attractive, selective and endlessly genuine. I found I liked her because she was so quick witted and bold. She didn't take crap from anyone while still being a good person. She didn't judge Elijah for his wound
Michel Reinhard (Saucy Southern Readers)
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Maddy Cassidy could care less about football. She is there for the academics, a degree in physics. Her social life doesn’t revolve around the football team like her roommate Josie Savage. She’s really not interested in dating. She just wants to complete her junior year with stellar grades.

Junior year is starting out quite differently than expected. One of her former roommates has moved on to become an exchange student in London. Their new roommate Nella, an exchange student from London, is anno
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult


Received a copy from author for an honest review.

Can he be Maddy’s knight in shining armor? Or can Maddy show him that he can be her superhero and she can still be a strong independent women?


If you have a soft spot for military men, smart sassy women, and someone that forms an attraction which evolves into an obsession then you should totally go for it!

The first time I read The Backup, which is book 1 in this series, I wasn’t impressed. I didn’t like
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
+++ Arc provided by the publisher, via NetGalley, for an honest review +++
Well… what a good surprise! I wasn’t expecting to like this book so much, but it was really a very pleasurable book to read. I’m not a fan of YA fiction, but this one is really well done, the author knows how to create a realistic plot with believable characters (and I didn’t feel connected to them, but that’s fine, I liked them as characters and respected them as individuals).
I enjoyed the romantic plot, the friendship
Loes M.
Aug 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult, romance
The Comeback by Kathryn Renard was published May 19th in 2016 and I got a free copy for review from NetGalley. I wanted to read (and review) this book because I like the genre, the cover seemed intriguing and I liked the blurb.

Maddy Cassidy is the female lead character. She is 21, super smart and beautiful and she knows it – but she is not stuck up about it. She accepts it about herself and is all in all, a confident young woman. She is in her third year of university and shares a small apartmen
Nov 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Actual stars: 3.5

I voluntarily read and reviewed a free copy of this book, thank you Netgalley and the Publisher!

I am a sucker for college romance, therefore I jumped at the chance of reading this book right after I read the blurb - it was good, unfortunately, it wasn't great either.

1. Maddy's straightforwardness - Honestly, I find it extremely refreshing! I like that she was honest with her feelings and none of the beating around the bushes bullsh*t. I also love that she does not lead on guys
Wit & Wonder Books
***ARC Provided by the Author for an Honest Review***

I believe as a reviewer sometimes it becomes a bit of a chore to constantly read, especially if the books you have been given are from Authors you have never heard of before. You always find the good and the bad when reviewing, but every now and again you are graced with a gem.
That is what I found when I was given The Comeback by Kathryn Renard to review on.

This particular story had a bit of everything, and I found that to be what kept me ha
Pratna Imrith
Aug 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(This review is based on the ARC provided by the publisher via Net Galley)

Firstly I have to say that I loved this book because it had everything a reader could want. It had love, friendship, jealousy, chemistry and an edge of danger. This was the first book that I have read in the series as well as my first book by Kathryn Renard and I have found that I love her writing style which is both flawless and brilliant. I loved the way Kathryn never made the reader feel pity for Elijiah despite his inj
Angel Hatfield
Maddy didn’t care about football players or football. She was in college to get a degree. Maddy was in her junior year in college. Elijah Hart was a guest professor at the university. Elijah had been a Navy Seal and been severely injured and lost part of his leg. Josie was Maddie’s roommate and had a brief hot affair with her on vacation in Hawaii but are now close friends. Elijah had insulted Maddie at the pool but does find her interesting and he’d like to get to know her better. Elijah is wor ...more
Aug 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for a honest review.

I give this story 3 1/2 stars

Maddie is in her junior year at Montgomery University where she ends up meeting Elijah, and let's just say although he's hot they did not hit it off right way. She then finds out that her friend/roommate had a brief affair with him in Hawaii, which just confuses her because even though she find him attractive, she also doesn't think it's a good idea for them to get together. Elijah pursues her and she
Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book for an honest review and I really enjoyed it. This book had drama, romance, suspense, and friendship what more could you ask for in a great book. This book is not the first book in this series but it can be read as a standalone. The main characters just tugged at my heartstrings and the situations they were put in are something that could actually take place in real life so it added the element that this actually can happen. It was a really easy read that just put you in the ...more
Shaddow Wolf
Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is about one of Josie Savage's friends from the first book that did not appear much in the second book much. Maddy is one of Josie's suit mate's at collage she did have a bit of a thing with one of Montana's twin brothers but must not have went any where. I like the spark vibes from Maddy and Elijah throughout this book its a will they won't they type of thing. This book does not disappoint after the first two I hope there there is still more to come from this series characters CT, Chu ...more
Heather andrews
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The reactions these two get off each other, and the sexual tension is off the charts, "I can't imagine anyone thinking you're delicate." Maddy couldn't help herself, her eyes swept across his body, lingering on his back and shoulders. Maddy saw him catch her checking him out. He looked pleased, which made her happy." Elijah is always willing to go with what his girl wants, "your call, baby," he said. He reached toward her and grabbed her by the arm "If you'd rather eff than make love, I'm happy ...more
ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

Usually I love a good hero Navy SEAL story but while this book was good it just didn't stand out and leave me reeling. This book has both its ups an downs but it just didn't do what I thought it would.

I just found the main character Maddy to be to much of a pushover for me to like. Especially when faced with Elijah's ex. I really didn't think that that scene should of been handled that way. It really made me not like Maddy or Elijah afte
Aug 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I usually skip romances with college as a backdrop. I tend to gravitate towards more mature characters and storylines. Boy am I glad I did not pass this book over. Elijah is a military vet trying to come to terms with how he and others see him after becoming an amputee while serving his country. Maddy is a young college student who Elijah finds himself drawn to. Their relationship is bumpy and I thought it was handled well. The obstacles, big and small, keep you engaged and rooting for them. I t ...more
Taz Lozada
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kathryn Renard takes us back to Montgomery University where we meet up with Maddy Cassidy from previous books in the series. Maddy is a beautiful women who wants to be taken seriously for her brain. Elijah Hart is a former Navy Seal who was sidelined due to injury, who has signed on to be guest lecture professor at MU. Maddy and Elijah clash a lot at first which gives us great build up to them coming together. Good plot with nice twists and sensitivity towards wounded veterans.
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So so good! Great characters, especially strong women characters - physics major main character. And realistic portrayal of the life of college romance. A complete page turner. You will feel compelled to read this one fast so you can find out what happens next.
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Wow! Book 4 was amaaaazzzzing!!! So much emotions went through me. You have passion, drama, and lots of jealousy. The characters Isaiah and Maddy are so passionate that it either makes their relationship rocky or makes it stronger! 5 stars for this series. It was an amazing read!
Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this series a fun read well written and worth a read
C bond
Aug 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
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really liked this one.
Sep 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has a lot of laugh out loud keep me entertained throughout. Loved the story line and the chemistry is great between the characters. An overall very good 4 star read!
Aug 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved Maddy and Elijah! Highly recommend to any fan of romance!
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Kathryn Renard Kathryn Renard is an award-winning journalist who has always enjoyed romance novels. She felt there was a need for romances that were more like real-life college years. With this in mind, she started writing. Her modern heroines and swoon-worthy heroes have flaws, but they also have a lot of passion. They may kiss the wrong guy, or sleep with the wrong girl, but her couples are wort ...more