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Back to You

(The Road Back Home)

4.65  ·  Rating details ·  159 ratings  ·  100 reviews
The things we go through in our youth can either leave you broken or toughen you up.
In some cases, it does both.
What would you do for love? How far would you go to make sure you and the one you love most don't end up on a path leading to nowhere?
When Maddison James is faced with a heartbreaking decision, love is tested, betrayal is imminent, and two brothers will never be
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Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So I just sat down and read Back To You in 3 hours. It was so good!

From the beginning, I was in love with Logan and Maddie. Maddie made some pretty bad decisions that affected others on so many ways but her heart was always in the right place.

No spoilers from this girl but if you loved the Monroes, then you are going to love the Kellers also. ❤️

I’m not sure how Nicole does it but I swear I feel like I am part of these families!! ❤️
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy smokes did I gobble up this book within hours. So freaking good. I went in with not knowing a thing about it other then it was written by Nicole Dykes and I love her books.

This is book one of a brand new series and can be read as a stand-alone. Meaning no cliffy but a juicy read that had me losing my mind.

I don’t even won’t to mention anything about this book other then the fact that it was amazing. It’s a second chance romance that had my mouth gaping at how it all plays out. A lot of sh
4.5 Maddie and Logan Stars

Firstly, I was delighted to receive this book as an ARC from the author and this is my honest opinion. Thank you Nicole.

I devoured this book and I am so glad there will be more stories about some of the characters we met in Maddie and Logan’s book.

Maddie and Logan are childhood friends and teen sweethearts. Initially Maddie is with Logan’s older brother , Shane, which is relevant to a later development in the plot, but they are not intimate with each other. I was wor
Emma Johnston
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I totally devoured this book in one sitting, literally didn't put it down and it took me just over 2 hours - it was the good!

Maddie always wanted to leave her home town, but never her high school sweetheart Logan. She is faces with a very difficult decision that she makes based on the circumstances at that time.

Fast forward 14 years, and this decision comes back full force. Forcing her and the ones she loves the most to face the truth of her actions.

I loved Maddie - she was strong and so loving
Kerri Yashinski
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Maddison James. A curse on the Kellers.

Maddie didn't have it easy growing up, she had an abusive alcoholic father and a mother who was an enabler. She wanted out, she needed out of her small town and as far away from her father as possible. The Keller brothers were the only solid foundation she had and she fell in love. One brother chose her, the other wouldn't speak to them. Maddie chose Logan, then they chose a life together. Maddie had two simple rules, she had to get away from that town and
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am absolutely in love with Logan and Maddie! Nicole took me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions with this one! It was funny, intense, heartbreaking, steamy, and romantic. Nicole never disappoints me with her stories!

When you are young and in love, you sometimes don't make the best decisions. They can come back to haunt you. This is the case for Maddie. Maddie always wanted to escape her small town life for bigger, better things. Logan loves their small town life, where everyone knows everyone
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"I love this man, but I can never love this place he loves."

Just wow. Nicole Dykes is a new-to-me author and after reading the synopsis for Back to You I couldn't resist venturing into The Road Back Home series. What really ripped my heart out was the 'road away from home' and the events that led up to it.

The author introduced me to the characters using multiple POV. I was inside their heads and understood how things ended up so fucked up and it killed me that I couldn't just do some
Elle (literary.ya)
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 absolutely incredible stars!! Maddie & Logan were damn amazing. BARN SEX? Probably my new fave. Also, the story was heart wrenching & heart breaking, BUT so worth the hurt. The only thing I would change about this book is: I wanted MORE, needed MORE. I want this story to go & go & go! Thank you Nicole for this ARC, AMAZING READ. ...more
Paula White
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This book will have you shouting at the h (obviously shouting inside your head as people look at you a bit odd if you do it out loud whilst reading! I know my fellow train passengers do!) She didn’t make the best choice but at the time she felt it was - as a reader you know it will come back to bite her. The love between the h and H was deep both when they were young and when they reconnected (although the reconnecting had its bumpy moments). It was a story of love and family with a satisfying e ...more
Krista Pudvan
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic new series by one of my favorite authors! The characters stole my heart and I am now craving the next story! It's a standalone and the beginning of a new group of people, but I feel like I know these characters! Excellent story and a must read!!!
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was emotionally grabbed by this book from the first page. You too, will become a fan of Logan and Maddie’s at the very beginning. You can see the love between them and will be rooting for them. Both have life crisis’ that they are dealing with and trying to figure out together how to maneuver through it all with each other. Maddie wants more than the small town she lives in and Logan just wants to make her happy. She is his moon, stars and sky. What starts out as a young boy girl love story, m ...more
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book!! Maddie and logan live in a small town that she can't escape soon enough, and that's exactly what she and her boyfriend Logan plan to do as soon as they graduate. Something happens, and Maddie decides to not only keep the plans to leave, but she's doing the hardest thing ever leaving Logan behind and never looking back, knowing she's breaking Logan's heart and he'll hate her forever. Fast forward 14 years, and Maddie is living a good life, then she gets a blast from her ...more
Jami Kehr
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever read a story that you know is going to stick with you?

If you haven’t... this is one that will.

Maddison James has had a pretty crappy home life. She sees the mistakes that made her parents the way they are now and has absolutely no desire to follow in their footsteps.

She wants out of the small town she’s grown up in. She wants to see what else the world has to offer. The only thing she has that she wants to keep is her relationship with Logan Keller. He’s been by her side longer t
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I went through every emotion on this journey. Maddie lives in an abusive household and knows she needs to get out of the small town after graduation. Logan is the love of her life and they have plans and then one moment changes everything. She makes the hardest decision and gives up what she loves most. When life throws Maddie and Logan together again, can Logan forgive her? Will that amazing love get a second chance? Logan is crushed when Maddie leaves but he perseveres and builds a great life ...more
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved, loved

I'm a big fan of Nicole Dykes writing. I was looking forward to the start of a brand new series. I was not disappointed it was everything that you expect in her books the angst, love and forgiveness. And above all a kick a as story they you definitely don't want to end. I was hooked from the first chapter, I couldn't out it down. I absolutely loved this story. All the complexity and evolution of Maddie and Logan. Life has a way of coming back to where you started. This is the start o
Mollie Dundas
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Maddie doesn't come from a broken home, however it is veery dis functional. Her dad's an abusive alcoholic and her mom allows it.

Shane and Logan Keller are Maddie's friends and to a certain degree, rescuers. She dates Shane but has always loved Logan. Until one night when all hell breaks loose.

Maddie and Logan are together now and graduation is looming. Maddie has a secret and after graduation leaves, breaking Logan's heart.

14 years later......well I guess you'll just have to read the book to f
Misty Warner
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book. This is the first book in a new series and I can't wait for more.
Maddie and Logan have been together forever. Now it's almost graduation and Maddie finds herself in a horrible situation. She decides what's best is to get out of town and leave everything behind including Logan.
Logan never moved on so when the surprise of the century gets Maddie to come back to town he doesn't know if he can keep holding on to his grudge.
There are so many edge o
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG this book was so good I gobbled it up in a few hours! Maddy and Logan were best friends since they were young until they realize that it was more. Maddy always tried to do right by everyone. Growing up in a small town with an abusive alcoholic father and a mother who just couldn't care. She took care of her sisters waiting until the day she could escape. Logan didn't want to leave the small town but when he got a scholarship to college he made plans with Maddy to leave. Things happen that mi ...more
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nicole did it again, another fabulous story with a whole new family. I was really looking forward to reading a whole new set of characters and she knocked it out of the park.
Maddie is from a small home town and with the love of her life. She made some really bad decisions in hopes to free her loved ones from staying and repeating others mistakes. Can she fix her decisions of the past?
If you loved the Adamson's and the Monroe's, then you'll fall in love with the Keller brothers, Logan and Shane
Lisa Rangel
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by Nicole. I didnt know what to expect but from what Melissa said it was an awesome book so I took a dive into it and let me just say wow!! It had me from the beginning. I love second chance romances. It was full of emotions. To see how everything unfolds is crazy. Logan and Maddie are the perfect couple. What they had to go through in order for them to be together.
I cant wait to read more books by Nicole!!!
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Terri Handschumacher
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a first for this author for me, and I can say that it won't be the last. The way that she constructed the character and the story had me engrossed from the beginning. I can't wait for the next book in the series.
Wendy West
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nicole has done it again. I absolutely love this story. I can't wait for the next. I'm super excited for what she has in store next.
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I literally started this book and stayed up the rest of the night to finish. I could not put it down. A beautifully written second chance romance with lovable characters. Even the secondary characters were interesting and make me want to know more. I can't wait to read the next book!
Ariadna Basulto
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I literally couldn’t put his book down. There’s something about Logan and Maddie’s story that just consumed me and didn’t let me go until I reached ‘The End.’

I loved Maddie and Logan as as couple. From teenagers to adults their chemistry and spark was strong. Watching them both mature and learn to trust each other again was beautiful. And also hot. I have two words for you: barn sex. The steam was definitely there. I didn’t want this book to end. I’m so glad this is only book one in the series.
The road here was long and turbulent, but every single step was worth it because it brought me back where I belong.

Maddie and Logan were highschool sweetheart until one unexpected event happened that forced Maddie to made one big stupid decision that teared them apart.

I admit I don't see Maddie's decision as a sacrifice instead I discern it as an act of selfishness and cowardness. She overthinks and complicates everything. The woe and regrets for all those years could've been evaded if s
Mindy Bigham
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**I received an ARC of this book free from the author**

This is going to be a different type of review than what I normally give you.. Usually I would give you a run down of the characters and what happens to them. Not this time! Everyone should go get this book and fall in love with Maddison and Logan the same way that I did. Fall in love with every page, get mad at them and then fall in love with them all over again. Here is what I will say.

Maddison has always had a dream to get out of her smal
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-review
This is a quick read that many will enjoy. Small town story with characters that you will fall in love with.This story had me all over the place. I experienced all the emotions when I read this one. Sadness and anger for Maddie's family situation. Happiness and smiles for her love for Logan. Anger and sadness for her decisions. She made a lot of decisions without consulting the people that they would impact the most. She thought everything would turn out perfectly and everyone would be happy. Sh ...more
J.L. Leslie
I finished this book a few days ago and meant to post my review then but time got away from me! This book starts out with Maddie being an adult but then flashes back to her being a teen and telling the story of her relationship with Logan. He was her best friend, her ally, in a town that she only wanted to escape. I really enjoyed the flashback section of the book and would have liked to have had a little bit more in the beginning to see why Maddie made the choice she made early on when it chang ...more
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From the beginning it was hard to put this book down. It is the first book in a really long time that I have read all in one sitting.
You instantly fall in love with the main characters Maddie, Logan and Shane. You want everything for them and more. Like always, that isn't the way thing have to turn out. Sometimes when you are young, you make choices thinking it's for the best, but it doesn't always turn out like you hope. As an adult you have to learn to live with the consequenc
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Nicole Dykes is a wife and professional assistant/mom to two gorgeous girls. Currently residing in Kansas, she’s a lover of coffee, Kansas City Chiefs, and all things romance.

She currently has over 20 published books with her Monroe and Adamson series being the most popular. She enjoys cranking up the angst level, making her readers cry, and turning those tears into the coffee the fuels her writi

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