The sequel to Lead Me Not, this dangerously sexy second installment in the Twisted Love series continues Aubrey and Maxx’s love story, from New York Times bestselling author A. Meredith Walters—who “writes the most beautifully flawed characters that still have you swooning” (Sawyer Bennett, USA Today bestselling author of the Off series).
Aubrey Duncan has loved…and lost. Should she follow a heart that’s betrayed her or a head that tells her to let go?
Maxx Demelo’s addiction almost destroyed him. It ruined his life and, most importantly, his relationship with the only girl he ever loved.
He has vowed to become the man Aubrey Duncan deserves. Even if he has to tear himself apart to do it. So he enters rehab, trying to fix the parts of him that are shattered as he longs to be healthy and whole.
Aubrey lost everything because she chose to listen to her heart. Now she has sworn to put herself first, to heal in the only way that she can…far away from Maxx and his demons.
But just as Aubrey is starting over, Maxx is released from rehab and thrust back into her world, determined to prove how much they still need each other. And the chaos that had defined them threatens to unleash once again…
But a heart, no matter how broken, is impossible to ignore.
Aubrey is trying desperately to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Her academic career is dangling precariously on the edge because she dared to fall in love with Maxx Demelo and she’s going to do whatever it takes to earn it back.
She faces the consequences head on as she tries to forget about the boy who is still as essential to her as breathing. She tells herself that she only wants him to get well and move on with his life without her. She took the greatest risk in her life to be with him she’s not about to make the same mistake twice. But Maxx is back and reaching out to her at every turn and she doesn’t know how long she can go on resisting what they both really want.
“Even when he was gone, Maxx was everywhere. His art. His love. His chaos.
Maxx Demelo once thought that the hardest thing he could ever do was to walk away from drugs. He was wrong. He would rather burn in the fire of a thousand suns than stay away from Aubrey. He has a plan and is going to prove to her that everything is different this time. But when the reality of life starts creeping in – will he go back to the easy escape he has always known or will he be able to paint a new kind of future?
“Kissing Maxx was like waking up. Like stepping through the mist into a clearing. It was love and lust and passion. It was pain and anguish and gut-wrenching turmoil.
Follow Me Back is A. Meredith Walters at her poignant and gritty best! Both Aubrey and Maxx face such insurmountable barriers on their own that it seems impossible for them to ever find their way back to each other. But it’s Aubrey that has to fight some of the biggest demons.
For me, this book was really about her finding her way out of the grief that has followed her for so long and how Maxx is the only light showing her the way. It’s an unexpected, heartbreaking and life affirming journey that will reach in and grab you by your soul…
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I drove through town until I parked down the street from a particular brick building I knew all too well, though I had only been inside once. I made sure to position my car behind a tree so I wasn't immediately visible. It wasn't that late, but I noticed that the lights in the apartment on the third floor was out.
About The Author -
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Paranormal romance including The Find You in the Dark and Bad Rep series as well as the upcoming stand alone romance, Reclaiming the Sand, and a dark new adult series for Gallery Books.
A. Meredith spent ten years as a counselor for at risk teens and children. First working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.
When not writing (or being tortured with all manner of beauty products at the hand of her very imaginative and extremely girly daughter), she is eating chocolate, watching reality television that could rot your brain and reading a smutty novel or two.
A. Meredith is represented by Michelle Johnson with the Inklings Literary Agency.
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