Come Back to Me

Come Back to Me

by Sharon Sala

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Come Back to Me by Sharon Sala

"Sharon Sala's Blessings, Georgia series is filled with unforgettable charm and delight!"— ROBYN CARR, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Love always endures the test of time
After a devastating fire pitted their families against each other, high school sweethearts Phoebe Ritter and Aidan Payne were torn apart. Twenty years later, Aidan is called back to Blessings, nervous about confronting his painful past. And that's BEFORE he knows about the nineteen-year-old secret Phoebe has been harboring all this time.

As Aidan tries to make up for lost time with the family he didn't know he had, Phoebe and Aidan rediscover long-suppressed feelings. But the past won't lie buried, and old enemies threaten to destroy the peace they've fought so hard to find.

Blessings, Georgia Series:
You and Only You (Book 1)
I'll Stand by You (Book 2)
Saving Jake (Book 3)
A Piece of My Heart (Book 4)
The Color of Love (Book 5)
Come Back to Me (Book 6)

What People are Saying about the Blessings, Georgia series:
"Not many authors can write a story with such depth and emotion, but Sala excels... Sala is magical!"—RT Book Reviews for A Piece of My Heart, 4 Stars
"Sala hooks you from the first page..."—Fresh Fiction for I'll Stand by You
"With plenty of danger and passion, Sala will have readers flipping the pages..."—RT Book Reviews for The Color of Love, 4 Stars

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492663508
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Series: Blessings, Georgia Series , #6
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 28,826
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Sharon Sala is a long-time member of RWA, as well as a member of OKRWA. She has 115 books and novellas in print, published in six different genres — Romance, Young Adult, Western, Fiction, and Women's Fiction and Non-Fiction. First published in 1991, she's an eight-time RITA finalist, winner of the Janet Dailey Award, five-time Career Achievement winner from RT Magazine, five time winner of the National Reader's Choice Award, and five time winner of the Colorado Romance Writer's Award of Excellence, winner of the Heart of Excellence Award, as well as winner of the Booksellers Best Award. In 2011 she was named RWA's recipient of the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2017 Romance Writers of America presented her with the Centennial Award for recognition of her 100th published novel. Her books are New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly best-sellers. Writing changed her life, her world, and her fate. For book list, go to her website: www.sharonsala.net

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Come Back to Me 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
D-does-reviews 6 days ago
I always enjoy reading a book by Sharon Sala because I know I can look forward to interesting and sympathetic characters and a compelling storyline that will engage my heart and this book does that and so much more. I love reading stories about small towns, but in this case I hated the prejudice and malicious gossip that chased Aiden and his father out of Blessings, Georgia 20 years ago. Aiden reluctantly returns to his hometown to deal with his late grandfather’s estate and he’s absolutely flabbergasted to see a young man that looks exactly like him walking down the street. What I absolutely loved about this book is the heartwarming way this family comes together and celebrates the blessings in their lives, rather than dwelling on the past. The very best part of reading this book is finding out that there are five previous books in the Blessings series and I can’t wait to read them all. I read an early copy of this book provided by NetGalley and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.
Cali-Jewel 13 days ago
Heartwarming, sweetly sexy, action packed and emotional second chance romance that pulls at all the heart strings and kept me reading into the early morning hours and loving every moment. Phoebe Ritter and Aidan Payne are high school sweethearts from the sweetly small town of Blessings, Georgia that were torn apart by a tragic event...... Years later Aidan has returned home and finds so much more than he bargained for. Highly entertaining and engaging read.
StoreyBookReviews 15 days ago
I know I say this on every review in this series, but I LOVE Blessings and want to live there myself! This small town has seen its share of ups and downs with the various residents. In this installment, a tragedy breaks apart a young couple with dire consequences. They were in high school and I'm sure we all remember how we were at that age - thought we were invincible and knew it all. Fast forward 20 years and Aidan comes back to town to clear up his grandfather's estate and discovers more than he bargained for - a son. This has a huge impact on Aidan and Phoebe, his former girlfriend and his son's mother. Do they try and rekindle a relationship? Do they become friends for their son's sake? I can't imagine the emotional rollercoaster that Aidan, Phoebe, and Lee are on when the truth comes out. The author does a wonderful job of describing the varying emotions, actions, and reactions of the characters. I think the townsfolk area also rooting for the two especially once the truth about the crime that broke them apart is exposed. We are also introduced to a new character, Daniel, that comes to town as a temp worker, but with hints to a deeper story. I can't wait for that story! This is a wonderful series but start at book 1 so that you can follow the different characters of the town and their story.
EverAfterBookReviews 16 days ago
Sharon Sala turns tragedy into triumph in this heartbreaking and beautiful second chance romance. I was absolutely crushed at the events that tore apart Aidan and Phoebe’s young love. I almost couldn’t finish the book because of the severity of the destruction. I was emotionally and physically affected by the story. I cried several times and almost had to put the book down. I’m glad I didn’t. This is not just a love story, it’s also a story of strength and redemption. And of comeuppance. The characters are diverse, the romance is sweet, and the love is bountiful. ***I voluntarily read a copy of the book provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and feelings expressed are my own***
grammyx3 19 days ago
Phoebe Ritter and Aiden Payne are high school sweethearts. They have sworn to always love each other. That was before the fire that destroyed Aiden's family livelihood and even worse cost the life of Phoebe's father. Aiden calls Phoebe after his father returns with the devastating news about the fire to offer condolences and to ask what he can do for her and her mother. He is shocked at her response. Her family thinks Aiden's dad, George Payne set the fire to get the insurance money. Aiden asks her if she believes that and her response is that she doesn't know. Aiden is very hurt and lashes out at Phoebe. The end result is that he tells her, "I don't ever want to see your face again." Shortly thereafter, following the death of Aiden's mother from cancer and the shunning of Aiden and his father by the people in Blessings even though George Payne was cleared of any wrongdoing fairly quickly, Aiden and George leave Blessings. Fast-forward twenty years. Aiden's father has died five years previously and his grandfather, who remained in Blessings, has just passed away. Aiden now has to return to Blessings for the first time to settle his grandfather's affairs. Aiden doesn't want to go back but knows he has to. What a big surprise it is to find out he has a nineteen-year old son, Lee Ritter who is very happy to finally meet him and wants to have a relationship with him. What does this mean for his mom, Phoebe Ritter and his newly found dad? Come Back To Me is author Sharon Sala's eighth book in her Blessings, Georgia series. Once again this author brings to life the pros and cons of small town living, with the caring and generosity of the townspeople, but also with the prejudices of these same people. Her characters are so well-drawn and likeable in this story that their happiness and good times, as well as their trials and tribulations become real to the reader. In that sense this is a real page-turner as well as an emotional read. Sharon Sala is an excellent storyteller! I invite you to sit back, relax, enter Blessings, Georgia and enjoy Phoebe and Aiden's story.
Anonymous 19 days ago
I love this story. I was so glad to find out about Lee. Phoebe's character was good also in that she was loving and kind but was also a strong person. FIVE STARS!!!!!!
Allyson_A 19 days ago
The Blessings series is one of my favorites. Reading the story makes one feel like they are going home to a place, and the people they love. I loved Phoebe and Aiden's story. Of young love and all the possibilities yet to come! Then when tragedy strikes, each gets caught up in the drama expecting the other to understand. A tragedy, that inflicted more damage upon a family, already struggling with a terminally ill family member. Aiden's family was shunned and left Blessings to start a life somewhere fresh. Phoebe has tried to plead with Aiden that she was sorry, but Aiden's raw emotions took precedence over his heart. Years later, Aiden returns to settle estate matters after his grandfather's passing, and Phoebe decides that Aiden deserves to hear news from her, rather than the townspeople. The impact, which will change both Phoebe and Aiden's life. I would like to thank NetGalley via Sourcebooks Casablanca for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
RobinLovesReading 23 days ago
4.5 Stars While this is my first visit to Blessings, Georgia, it certainly was a fun one. Aidan Payne and Phoebe Ritter were a happy teenage couple until a devastating fire broke up the young love. Their father's businesses were destroyed by fire, and Phoebe's father lost his life. Aidan's mother was dying of cancer, and it was rumored that Aidan's father started the fire for an insurance payout. When Phoebe in turn blamed Aidan's father, and then when his mother died, Aidan and his father left town with their heads hanging in shame. Their love seems lost forever. Fast forward twenty years later and Aidan returns to Blessings after his grandfather dies. He is in town settling his grandfather's estate and he soon discovers that he is a father to a nineteen-year-old son, Phoebe's son. He is a father. While initially hurt, Aidan has never forgotten Phoebe. He not only now wants a relationship with their son, Lee, but with Phoebe as well. And, she has never lost her feelings for Aidan. What a wonderful book! The story was truly fantastic. I felt a rush of joy while reading this book. At points, I had a lump in my throat the size of a golf ball. Beyond the sentimentality of the story, there is a bit of mystery involved. The person responsible for that awful fire two decades ago had never been caught, and that had that had to be addressed. In all, the story was quick and delightful and I read it in just one brief sitting. I could not put this book down. While this is book six in the series, it did quite well as a standalone. Many thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.4.5 Stars While this is my first visit to Blessings, Georgia, it certainly was a fun one. Aidan Payne and Phoebe Ritter were a happy teenage couple until a devastating fire broke up the young love. Their father's businesses were destroyed by fire, and Phoebe's father lost his life. Aidan's mother was dying of cancer, and it was rumored that Aidan's father started the fire for an insurance payout. When Phoebe in turn blamed Aidan's father, and then when his mother died, Aidan and his father left town with their heads hanging in shame. Their love seems lost forever. Fast forward twenty years later and Aidan returns to Blessings after his grandfather dies. He is in town settling his grandfather's estate and he soon discovers that he is a father to a nineteen-year-old son, Phoebe's son. He is a father. While initially hurt, Aidan has never forgotten Phoebe. He not only now wants a relationship with their son, Lee, but with Phoebe as well. And, she has never lost her feelings for Aidan. What a wonderful book! The story was truly fantastic. I felt a rush of joy while reading this book. At points, I had a lump in my throat the size of a golf ball. Beyond the sentimentality of the story, there is a bit of mystery involved. The person responsible for that awful fire two decades ago had never been caught, and that had that had to be addressed. In all, the story was quick and delightful and I read it in just one brief sitting. I could not put this book down. While this is book six in the series, it did quite well as a standalone. Many thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.
MLH438 24 days ago
Come Back to Me, book six of Sharon Sala's series set in Blessings, Georgia, is a story about second chances and the redeeming power of love, with characters that will tug at your emotions. This installment revolves around Phoebe Ritter and Aidan Payne, high school sweethearts who were torn apart by tragedy. Phoebe's father died in a fire that consumed the family's bakery as well as the auto supply store owned by Aidan's family. Accusations fly that Aidan's father set the fire at his store for insurance money, as his wife is dying of cancer. Aidan's father is cleared but is shunned by those who don't believe him innocent after all the rumors started by Phoebe's uncle. Their young love fractures and does not withstand the pressure from their respective families. Aidan moves away with his father after his mother passes away, leaving a devastated Phoebe alone and, unknown to Aidan, pregnant. Phoebe remains in Blessings and, with the help of Aidan's grandfather, raises her son, Lee. Aidan lives in New Orleans, where he is a successful restaurateur. He returns to Blessings after his grandfather's death to take care of his estate and expects to find Phoebe married with a family. Instead, the family he finds is his. The whole town knows Lee is Aidan's son, and Phoebe has been truthful with her son about his father. Phoebe promotes a relationship between Lee and his father, and Aidan soon realizes that Phoebe and Lee are his future. Sala paints a vivid picture of small town life, where everyone knows your name and your business. The book is well-written and can be read as a stand alone; however, Sala continually refers to the many characters from the series. With so many characters to follow, Aidan and Phoebe's story sometimes gets lost; however, it is well worth sticking with until the end. I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous 24 days ago
I LOVE this series. I like how this small town comes together to help each other. I so enjoyed this book. I'm happy that they each recognized the hurt they caused each other and was able to put it behind them. I loved Lee he was such a good son to his mom but still did not judge his father and showed him Love. Can't wait for the next one. Keep them coming..
RomanticReadsandSuch 27 days ago
While I love Aidan & Phoebe together and how he completely embraced his son, I did have just a teeny issue with how easily Aidan accepts how Lee’s existence was kept from him. Yes, they were young when everything went wrong but he wasn’t necessarily wrong with how he left town. Things were seriously bad for him & his dad and I really have no problem with them packing up and leaving without looking back. But really someone should have really let him know about his son before this. Sala’s down-home writing is always a treat to read and everything else made up for any issues I had with how quickly Aidan got over his hurt. Once the two of them reconnect all of their past feelings come back and deepen even more. It’s sweet and heartwarming and, as always with Sala, a feel-good read that made me happy every page until the end. If you love quirky small-town characters, a touching romance, and emotions galore, Sala is your girl! **Review given honestly and freely after receipt of a reader copy. This opinion is completely my own and was not influenced in any way.**
Bette313 27 days ago
This was a fantastic story of a love that survived tragedy, lies, and two decades apart. Phoebe and Aidan were high school sweethearts that had their world ripped apart on one tragic night. Phoebe's father died in a fire that started in the auto parts store owned by Aidan's father. Rumors started claiming Aidan's father intentionally started the fire. Although he was quick proven innocent the small town of Blessing, GA was no longer a place Aidan's family felt comfortable. They left town leaving behind a heartbroken Phoebe having to face a pregnancy alone. Now almost twenty years later Aidan returns to Blessing to discover he has a son he never knew about. I loved the way this author crafted this story. The situation was handle with love and kindness. Not the angsty upheaval in other stories. I could feel the love between Aidan and Phoebe as well as Lee. This is a very well done book and these characters will steal your heart. I highly recommend this one.
Barb-TRC 27 days ago
Come Back to Me by Sharon Sala is the 6th book in her wonderful Blessings, Georgia series. Having read all the books in this series, I looked forward to reading this book, and to no surprise, I really enjoyed it. Sharon Sala always gives us wonderful feel good romances and a sweet couple we root hard for. The story starts 20 years in the past, when teenage sweethearts were broken up by tragedy. Aidan Payne and Phoebe Ritter were in love, and planned to spend the rest of their lives together, even though they were only 19, they were meant for each other. Then a tragic fire destroys Aidan’s father’s business and Phoebe’s father was killed in the fire. Phoebe’s family accused Aidan’s father of setting the fire to get the insurance money to help pay for his wife’s (Aidan’s mom) cancer treatments. Feeling betrayed that the town believed those rumors, the family moved away, with Aidan unable to accept that Phoebe broke up with him due to pressure from her family. Now twenty years later, Aidan, who owns a successful restaurant in New Orleans and returns to Blessings to handle his grandfather’s estate. He quickly notices Phoebe, and sees her with a young boy, whom he figures is her son. Thinking that she married during those 20 years, Aidan will be shocked to find out the Phoebe never married, and had a difficult time during those years, having been abandoned by her mother and uncle. It was Aidan’s grandfather, and the town of Blessings who helped Phoebe and her son, Lee to make a good life. The biggest shock was when Aidan learned that Lee was his son. What follows is a heartwarming & emotional story that touched our hearts on many levels. Phoebe at first was determined to ignore Aidan, but at the same time allow him to become closer to Lee. I loved Lee, as he was such a sweet, loving and understanding young man, who wanted to push his mom and dad back together. In a short time, Phoebe and Aidan will realize that they never stopped loving each other, and it was a joy to see them begin their second chance at love. There was a side story that will touch base on who truly started the fire, and the resolution. I loved Phoebe, Aidan and Lee, as they were so wonderful together. Very heartwarming. Sharon Sala writes another fabulous story that had us hooked from the start. She amazes me that she continually gives us such great couples that we become invested in, with each and every book. Come Back to Me was a sweet romance, with a lovable couple, wonderful secondary characters that we came to love. If you enjoy a pure romance, wonderful characters, great couples, and a small town atmosphere, then you should be reading this series. Come Back to Me was a wonderful read, written so very well by Sharon Sala.
Lashea677 28 days ago
The odds were never in their favor. One selfish act broke two young hearts and started a feud that left years of damage blowing in the wind. Nineteen years later one explosive secret could right the wrongs of the past or destroy any hope for the future. Come Back to Me is a tale of young love that spans many years and harbors a great deal of secrets. Aidan and Phoebe are victims of their own circumstance. From hidden agendas to heartbreaking betrayals and the potential for a second chance. Sala weaves a tale of intriguing mystique and heartbreaking delight. A new beginning that proved years in the making.