Come Back To Me
How can he survive unstoppable, uncontrollable love when his very nature demands he control everything? Clues about his one true love—tantalizingly hinted at in each of the books in The Lost and Founds series—come together in four life-changing stories.
In No Kin ...more
WOAH, I have a LOT of feelings about this book! I'll try to break down everything for you guys in this review without spoilers!
First thing you should know about this book is that there is a lot of sex. I mean, Edmond Manning's books always have a lot of sex, but this book takes it to a whoooooole new level. And I LOVED it. Filthy mind (me) + filthy writing (Edmond) = A happy girl! If you are squeamish about lots of explicit sex (including rimming, fingering, licking, sucking, and what ...more
And anyone else who's seen themselves in his mirror.
“I wanted you to see me like this. My worst. See if you’d still like me.”
Here's the thing; I love this series, but I did not love this book. Might be that I had high expectations: wishing, hoping, and waiting for Vin's story. His kinging.
The secrets are finally revealed and the truth behind many things alluded to during the series is laid out. There's ugly here, there's cruelty, and I had a h ...more
Reading these books of The Lost and Founds is a bit like having a King weekend with Vin Vanbly. If you've come this far in the series, to book 5, you know what I mean.
They're never quite what I expect. These tales slip away from me, just when I think I have a grasp on what the story is and where it's going. They surprise me, tickling laughter and gut punching tears from me in ways that are logical, afterward, but so unexpected in the moment that the strength of my reaction is a total su ...more
Vin’s story at last, with a rhythm all of it’s own. A book which has seriously ruffled my feathers. I got the answers I wanted plus a dose of strong emotions, love, anger, sadness, happiness.
As always Manning’s brand of magic realism plays about with perspectives because in reality nothing changes for the lost kings except for how they decide to look at themselves and at their world and that my friends is a BIG thing because it changes the whole ballgame and turns them into found kings.
As a rea ...more
I gave up
to understand what happened here...
First of all, for your information:
IT IS NOT A STAND ALONE. You can't read THIS BOOK, if you haven't read the previous books. I don't know who admit that you CAN read the sequels just wild through, how you like. NO, YOU CAN'T. FORGET IT. NO!!!
It is like to start to watch Game of Thrones from the season #4.
You want to know what this series is about, you have to start with the first book. Period.
I have to talk abou ...more
The first part was my favorite bit, a 5 star read and more in keeping with the good feelings generated by the other four books. I loved Mark and how he put Vin off balance. It was very funny and you knew it wo ...more
What if – to find greater love in my life – I need to do something that makes me uncomfortable?
One of my most anticipated sequels ever. After getting to know Vin bit by bit in the previous four books, after growing to love him and hurt with him I so wanted to see Vin’s HEA. And I did. But getting there wasn’t the experience I … expected? imagined? hoped for? Let’s just say that parts of Come Back to Me I found very difficult to get through – they left me both unsettled and conflicted. I am sti ...more
Vin's story, and the tales of the men he helps find their way, is so personal and beautifully intense. Not for the squeamish, I've had to take a break between each of these novels, but I'm pushing on to King Daniel because I've just gotta know how it ends.
Bonus - for fans of the Twin Ci ...more
There is truly no way to put into words this book, these characters, this story or this journey. It’s simply an experience I will never forget. I have half of Book 6 to complete and I just don’t want it to end.
This was just magicals. All my love.
I guess this is it for Vin Vanbly. Our peripatetic auto mechanic from Minnesota seems to have kinged his last king. In this fifth volume of the tales of the lost kings, one learns, at last, the whole story. Every question one has had about Vin and his eccentric mission is finally answered.
And it’s every bit as horrible as one might have imagined.
But, that aside, the book as satisfyingly wonderful as one has ...more
Come Back To Me is the reader's reward for their patience. Anyone who knows me knows how much I ador ...more
WOOHOO!! I own the whole series, aside from this one [which will be mine the minute it releases], and JUST the other day I was hoping AND wondering if there'd be more books to come. I haven't read the 4 I own yet; for now, I'm enjoying the super sweet anticipation of books I know I'll really enjoy, and cannot wait for this one to be in my hands as well :-)!!
The first section, ...more
Come Back To Me is four Lost and Founds vignettes that reveal many secrets.
No Kings 2005 ~ Vin picks Mark up in a parking lot and gets so much more than he expected.
King Fitch Vin kings his last man in 2005.
Lost Ones Vin's past comes back to haunt him in 2008.
Malcolm The Restorer The story of how Malcolm becomes Vin's brother is told in 2011.
“Once there was a tribe of men,” I say in a strong voice, audible to none but ...more
— Robert Louis Stevenson
So…I was having some difficulty starting this review. Because after finishing the book, just like after book four in this series, I’m nothing but mush. I went back and read my review of King John . That might’ve been a mistake. Oddly, or maybe not, I have a lot of the same emotions. I just hope I don’t plagiarize myself this time around.
I’m pretty sure the series as a whole is a study ...more
I closed my kindle with a sigh and a ...more
For those who have read King Perry, King Mai, The Butterfly King, King John and chapters one through eleven of King Daniel; Come Back to Me pulls it all together in a way for which you will find you are ill prepared. May I suggest you come to this book armed with two boxes of Kleenex (you will cry yourself dry), throat lozenges (screaming hurts) an ...more
I just deleted almost 1200 words of the review I started to write for this book. Yes, you read that right, I did say ‘started to write’. That version contained detailed descriptions of everything I loved about Come Back to Me and I fully intend to keep it, as a reminder for myself. It won’t do as a review for others though, especially not for those who haven’t read this book yet.
Spoilers are, of course, always bad. One of the great joys I get from reading a book lies in disco ...more
Like totally weird and strange..
Okay, to be fair, I did not read the previous 4 books in this series and, instead, started right off with book #5, because I got it free on instafreebie through the latest "Big Gay Fiction Giveaway".
That being said, I've got to admit that I didn't really get all these "kinging" or "King Weekend" or the whole "Lost vs. Found Kings" in the beginning. These references were lost on me, at first. But they weren't too important to follow the story, to ...more
I'm biased,I'm a huge fan of this series. This book did not disappoint. I was really happy to know how Vin came to be, and how his story would end. Whenever I read Edmond Manning's work, I am overwhelmed by the way he uses language. I highly recommend the Lost and Founds series, and I'm anxious to read the final book.
Come Back To Me is the fifth book in The Lost And Founds series. It can be read as a standalone and not be confusing, however, there are answers to questions that are woven throughout the other books, and secrets revealed that would change the reading of the other books of the series if Come Back To Me is read before them.
Unlike the other books in the series up to this point, Come Back To Me is divided into four parts, with the second part jumping bac ...more
1) The fifth book in a series I love. I'm not able to judge how it would stand on its own, but for me this was all that I appreciate in Manning's writing. There are moments of deep pain and of joy, humor that made me laugh out loud and plot surprises that I did not see coming. I would have loved the book to be twice as long, to see parts of the relationship between Vin and Mark that happened off the page. But that's mostly g ...more
That's how effectively these books get under your skin and into your mind and heart.
The trigger warnings at the outset are there for very ...more
Our mysterious complicated most-times narrator Vin has trekked to Trenton for ...more
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