Sunday, February 22, 2015

Aloha to Samantha Grace and RETURN TO YOU


She will never forget their past...

He can't stop thinking about their future...

James Montgomery has achieved everything he'd hoped for in life...except marrying the girl of his dreams. After a terrible accident, Selena Ainsley left ten years ago. She took his heart with her and she's never coming back. But it's becoming harder and harder for him to forget their precious time together, and James can't help but wonder what he would do if they could ever meet again.

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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.

When she's not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

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Samantha is hosting a giveaway at this link ...

... and an excerpt from RETURN TO YOU:

It was near midnight and Selena’s eyes felt heavy. With her head resting on James’s shoulder, she tried to focus on the ending of The Philadelphia Story. Back when they were dating, they used to enjoy watching classic movies, and finding one on the television seemed like the perfect way for them to relax after such an emotional evening.

James looked over at Selena and smiled to himself. If he could freeze this moment in time, he would. For years he had wondered if he’d ever find a woman he could come home to, with whom he could sit like this and simply relax. The woman half-asleep beside him was the only woman he wanted to fit that bill. The credits were beginning to roll, and he gently nudged her with his shoulder. “Hey,” he said softly, “are you still awake?”

“Mmm…barely,” she whispered and then yawned. As much as Selena knew that the bed would be a far more comfortable place to sleep, she didn’t want to leave the security of James’s side. She jumped when he shifted beside her to stand up. A wave of panic hit her as she prayed that he wasn’t getting up to leave. Before she could even voice her concern, James turned off the television and then scooped her up into his arms. “Oh!”

“Don’t get me wrong. I was completely enjoying being curled up with you on the sofa, but I had a feeling your neck was going to kill you tomorrow.” He walked through to the bedroom and carefully held her close as he pulled back the comforter and gently placed Selena down. Without a word, he walked back out to the living room and locked the door and turned out the lights before returning to her.

He didn’t ask permission.

She didn’t extend an invitation.

Neither seemed necessary.


  1. It would be fun to reunite with old childhood friends that you've lost touch with.

  2. I love books like this, thanks for the great review

  3. I live where I grew up and no long lost loves :) Does Ryan Reynolds count? cuz I haven't officially met him. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I need to put her books on my to buy list.

  5. Sounds like fun to me. I married my high school sweetheart.

  6. She's a new to me author but I really like the sound of the book.

  7. Mmm, good excerpt. I married my high school sweetheart, so I do get to return to where we fell in love every now and then. Great memories and it makes it hard to think about losing that love and meeting again years later. I think Return to You will tug at my heart strings!

  8. I would love to see my first best friend. I moved when I was 9 and we never had any contact again. No romantic connection, but a good friendship it was.

  9. There is no one for me to return to. I married the only man I ever cared for. It was a reunion of sorts. Former classmates, we met again 7 years later and realized there was something special between us.

  10. Sounds like good stories.

  11. Sorry, I wouldn't go back to where I grew up, even if my first love was still there. Love these kind of stories, though.

  12. This author is new to me; would love to try her.

  13. Sounds like a good book and thanks for the contest link.
    Karen T.