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When You Come Back to Me

(Lost Boys #2)

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4.59  ·  Rating details ·  2,314 ratings  ·  572 reviews
At Santa Cruz Central High School, they called them the misfits, the outcasts, the weirdos. But most of us knew them as the Lost Boys...

Holden Parish survived his parents' horrific attempts to make him "the perfect son." After a year's stint in a Swiss sanitarium to recover, he has vowed to never let anything--or anyone--trap him again. Brilliant but broken, he seeks refug
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Kindle Edition, 386 pages
Published September 27th 2020 (first published September 23rd 2020)
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Emma Scott
Jun 12, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Christy
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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5 stars

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Emma Scott never ceases to amaze me with her talent. When You Come Back to Me was a phenomenal and emotional romance. This will definitely be on my top 2020 list.

When I read ‘The Girl in the Love Song’ I was so curious about all the lost boys, but honestly, I wanted River’s story more than anyones. There was just something about him that made me want to know more. It’s no surprise to me that he’s my favorite character of this series thus far. He’s such an amazing hero and the type o
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Malene
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Emma Scott didn’t hold back telling Holden and River’s story. I felt her flawless prose. I was a sobbing mess during most of the story and that’s a testament to Scott’s storytelling. Holden and River’s journey is difficult and heartbreaking. As it should be given the trauma Holden has been through and still is fighting. The expectations and impending loss River has looming over his head has him struggling too. What these two young men has in common is they’re both wearing masks. In front of othe ...more
Marissa
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Emma Scott is simply remarkable! She pours everything she has into her books but I feel like she purged every last emotion into When You Come Back to Me. It’s packed front to back with heart pounding intensity and gut wrenching sensations that will keep you turning the pages.

My love for River and Holden started in The Girl in the Love Song. It was not their book but my intrigue was so strong, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on their story. River, the insecure boy hiding behind a facade of false
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'WHEN YOU COME BACK TO ME' is the second full length MM romance book in Emma Scott's 'Lost Boys' series. This is Holden and River's story. We met them both briefly in 'The Girl in the Love Song, Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.'

I adored this book! It reminded me exactly why I’m obsessed with this author's words.

Generally I don’t tend to read this genre, only a select few authors have pulled me in witho
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Angela DeMarco
TOP PICK OF 2020

How do write a review for a book that was so consuming? I’m going to try my best, nothing I say will justify this book! It was pure PERFECTION! I’m screaming from the rooftop....Please Read This Book!!

When You Come Back To Me is the second MM romance book in Emma Scott’s “Lost Boys Series.” This is Holden and River’s story. We met them both in The Girl In The Love Song. I absolutely loved this book! Emma Scott amazes me with each book she writes. She pours her heart and soul into
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Lauren Luman
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holden and River tore my heart to shreds then pieced it back together.

This story was a beautiful tale of love and angst. A tale of trying to find yourself and being happy with what you find. And being true to what you find.

Of course it was sexy but Scott poured so much into weaving an epic love story for the ages for our boys. And you could cut the tension with a knife. Holden and River are such deep, multifaceted characters, and the storyline of opposites attract was perfect. Jock. Wild, pret
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Wendys Wycked Words
I am gonna be honest and say that this book actually managed to make me nervous... while reading.

I could not stop fidgeting and there were times I just wanted to skip right to the ending and spoiler myself :P So yeah... definitely an emotional and angsty read!!

I was expecting it going in, but it still took me by surprise... go figure.

Anyways, so much hurt and sorrow... so much pain, but also so much love and a beautiful warm light at the end of the tunnel...

I am not gonna go into the whole plot
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VikingGoddess
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever read a book that makes your heart want to fly out of your chest and go live between the pages? A book that makes you ache with despair, frustration, hope and love all at the same time? That makes you feel everything, everywhere? This is that book.

To follow Holden and River's journey was an experience of a lifetime. It was raw, it was sweet, heartfelt and devastating and everything in between. It was a beautiful storm that I wanted to dance in. It was a story about self-discovery a
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Sandie - Books and Tequila Book Blog
This is the second book in the series about the Lost Boys, which started with The Girl in The Love Song (TGiTLS), and tells the beautiful story of River Whitmore and his Holden Parish. This book is very interconnected with TGiTLS, and I strongly recommend you read that first, just to gain the full experience. Having said that River and Holden share a love that transcends time, and the horrifying experiences they both suffer through. 



Every once in a while, a book captures you from the very begi
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Saswati
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtq, favourites
4.5 “You deserve to be loved out loud” stars 🌠

“I need you.”
Holden held me tight, his lips on my neck, softly kissing.
“I’m not going anywhere.”


➡️ Angsty
➡️ Beautiful
➡️ Heart-breaking
➡️ Intense
➡️ Emotionally exhausting


This is the story of Holden and River, and damn if this book didn't make me cry my eyes out!!

Holden comes from a family which is rolling in riches. He is a smart, wise and kind boy. But all this means nothing to his parents because Holden is also gay. They send him to a conversion t
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Phuong ✯
When You Come Back To Me is the second book in the Lost Boys series and can be read as a standalone, but Holden and River were characters introduced in the first book The Girl in the Love Song.

A short preview on what you'll get if you decide to embark on the journey that is Holden and River's love story:

❄️ M/M romance
❄️ Second Chance
❄️ Opposites Attracts
❄️ Billionaire romance
❄️ Coming out, love, loss and angst


Emma Scott masterfully crafted another story that managed to make you laugh on sec
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mel ☽
Sep 25, 2020 marked it as to-read
ngl, the cover is giving me draco malfoy vibes and im all for it ✨
Aimee Crant-oksa
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Can I give it more than 5 stars??? Emma Scott has a way with words. Her writing draws the reader into another world, and captures them until the last word. This story was an emotional, angsty read filled with happiness, sadness, loss, love, betrayal and recovery. There were so many underlying themes and each one will pull at your heart strings leaving you a wreck.
Holden is one of the lost boys, fans of Emma will have met him previously. He is a lost soul, wanting to be loved and be enough for so
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✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
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Holden and River.

We already met those two in the first book.

Holden is the new beautiful, mysterious, weird guy in school and River is the prom king, quarterback, pride of the town sunny boy.

But they both have their secrets and pains. And dreams or nightmares about the past and the future.

Falling in love with each other was definitely not on the menu.

What will happen with Holden & River?
Will there be a Happily Ever After???
BUY THE BOOK TO FIND OUT!


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Oscar
Oct 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-releases, 2020
"i kiss holden parrish, my love for him pulsing through me with fierce pride. because he made it. he's here. he's finally home."

oh my. why do i have tears streaming down my face?!?!?!

miss emma scott did it again. she didn't come here to play with her latest mm romance novel within the lost boys series. this book won me over for her. i was quite hesitant at first with my left eyebrow going up because after reading the first part (book is divided into 5 parts) i thought this is going t
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✩ Mira ✩
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
5 stars
"I'm still here for you. I can't make you believe me when I say I love you, but I do. I think you love me too, and when you come back to me, I'll be waiting"

song: gone by blake rose

Emma Scott just never disappoints! (The Girl in the Love Song was a fluke) I loved (almost) everything about When You Come Back to Me! It was a wonderful romance, full of angst and pain but also with an amazing pay-off, and I loved BOTH of the main characters, dare I even say that I loved the
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Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 “I”ll Wait” Stars


Sweet Baby James......what an EMOTIONALLY EXQUISITE story with deep angst, compelling struggles, mental health issues wrapped around a traumatic event, and an awakening of ones sexual identity, did I just finish!!! Holden Parish and River Whitmore will forever be the Lost Boys that stole my heart with their gut wrenching, soul searching, hurtful, and touching love journey to discovering their best self. It is not an easy path by any means. But life itself isn’t always easy. Th
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warhawke
Genre: M/M New Adult Romance
Type: Book 2 of 3 from Lost Boys series
POV: First Person - Dual
Rating:




Holden Parish had a solid plan - graduate high school and disappear. With a past he desperately needed to forget, the first day of school was supposed to be an insignificant new beginning. But crossing River Whitmore’s past might end up as a distraction he didn’t need.



I knew Holden and River well in book 1, so the transition to this book was an easy one. I loved that both of them had a seemingly
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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Might Contain Spoilers*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

The second book in this series centers around Holden Parish (17, turns 18) and River Whitmore (17, turns 18). We met them both in book one, and the timeline - while in school - here is the same as there, just different POV. While this book is much better than the first book, the first book kinda took my excitement for this book out. Why, you ask? Well, I had wanted more alpha male characters and meeting them in book one, they were not that. They were hidin
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•PerSefone•
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75- 4 stars

I want to kick myself because

a) This was my first Emma Scott book and I fell in love with her writing
(I'll definitely add her entire back list to my tbr 🙈)
b) I should have read the Girl in the love song first. This book can work as a Standalone for the Romance department, not for the whole Lost Boys Group.
I really felt like I was missing out A LOT of things.

This book wasn't perfect.. I didn't like the Insta connection, I didn't like the push & push pull (they spent more tim
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Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
 

My feelings were all over the place while reading Holden and River’s story! When I finished Miller and Violet’s story, I already wrote “I can’t wait for Holden ‘s tale”.

He seemed to suffer so much I wanted to know everything about him. And he also had been saved by Silas from Someday, Someday in the reconversion camp so I needed to know more.

This quote below is just what I thought all along:

“Holden. You deserve to be loved out loud.”

 

 

Facts:

-I highlighted so many quotes and
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Robin Hill
Emma Scott had her own big shoes to fill with her second foray into MM romance, and I’m happy—yet not at all surprised—to say she succeeded. Holden and River’s story was everything I knew it would be: emotional with perfectly timed comedic relief; swoony, heart stopping moments; natural angst; and a well-deserved HEA that the couple had to fight for.

If you read The Girl in the Love Song, you know the important role friendship plays in this series, and When You Come Back to Me solidifies that. T
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Llakshmi
May 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Jan
Oct 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtq, ku
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Antonella
SERIES: Lost Boys no.2 can be read as standalone
GENRE: MM New Adult Romance
TROPES: opposites attract, second chance
CLIFFHANGER: no
TRIGGER WARNINGS: cancer, death of a parent, PTSD, alcoholism
HOTTIE METER: 4
SONGS: James Arthur - Naked
Paolo Nutini- Candy
James Bay & Julia Michaels - Peer Pressure

i love this book

I started this book by being in love with Holden- who hasn't it!!
but by the end of it, I fell for River-he is such an unassuming yet all-consuming character.

What a beautiful reading e
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*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
3.5 Stars!

I really wanted to love this one. I didn't hate it.

For starters it was too long and the pacing just wasn't right. The story is broken up in to multiple parts. 550+ pages they spend in high school going back and forth with each other. Never really together.

I really liked River's character. His character felt real, relatable. Holden I struggled with. What his parents did him and put him through was no doubt HORRIBLE. But as a result, his character just wasn't very likable. I guess I wa
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Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ultra sensitive portrayal of a Lost Boy looking for home, love and acceptance. It's a search for an identity, a name by two confused and frustrated boys amidst their personal tragedies and turbulations.
Emma is known (notorious) for heart-breaking, heart-melting stories of vulnerable people who are often dejected and abandoned. She writes from the heart and they camped inside mine!
The story invaded my heart, my soul, my dreams. I've been tossing & turning all night, thinking about Holden Parish
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shelly
Oh, my word.

This book, you guys. THIS. BOOK.

Look, I have made it no secret that I have a complicated relationship with M/M romance. But then, a book like this comes along and completely owns me. It blows me away. It shatters me. It makes me feel so much and I forget all the reasons why I struggle with these books sometimes.

Simply put: this was phenomenal.

It’s not an easy read. I mean, there were some ugly, sobby tears along the way. Holden wrecked me in a way that left me rattled and aching in
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Emma Scott is a USA Today and Wall St. Journal bestselling author whose books have been translated in five languages and featured in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After. Her first MM romance, Someday, Someday won the Utopia Con Award for LGBTQ Book of the Year. Emma writes emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, an ...more

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