Come Back to Me by Lisa Marie Davis

Dreamspinner Press

Gay Paranormal

Reviewed by Cassie

   

 

Nineteen months later, Mikel Maxwell is still not able to move past the death of his partner.  The knowledge that Slate died on his last mission as a top-secret operative for a government agency still tears at him every day, and he refuses to get rid of Slate’s things.  Then, after a scary encounter with a humanlike creature on the beach, he sees a man who looks like Slate, and everything he thought he knew is turned upside down.

Months of letting Mikel believe he was dead were terrible for Slate, but he felt it was for the best.  Now that Mikel’s seen him, though, he can’t just walk away.  The secret he’s keeping is almost certain to be the end of their relationship once and for all, though…

Come Back to Me features a really cool idea, but the execution didn’t grab me as much as I’d hoped it would.  I really sympathized with heartbroken Mikel.  I could also understand why the honorable Slate felt it best to stay away from Mikel.  Their reunion was sweet, and the secret Slate kept suitably horrific—if predictable.  My problem with the story was that once the secret was revealed, things began to seem a bit less believable.  Granted, it’s a paranormal so I had to suspend disbelief, but Mikel and Slate’s actions, while romantic, sometimes weren’t the best choices in my opinion.  The last section of the book was very emotional, but the ending felt rushed.  As a romantic paranormal escape, Come Back to Me is entertaining, but not always realistic.   

     

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