Return to Me

Return to Me

by Melissa MacKinnon

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Archaean bounty hunter Marek Coinnich isn't particularly fond of Engels. In fact, he prefers them dead. But to save his injured brother, he must enter the manor of an Engel enemy. Marek finds himself enthralled by the slave girl nursing his brother back to health. When his enchantment with her lands them in a compromising position, he refuses to let the young beauty pay for the misunderstanding with her life.

Brynn of Galhaven prefers to keep to the shadows. When she is ruined by an outsider, she barely escapes with her life and finds herself left alone in an unforgiving land. Through her struggles to survive, Brynn discovers a world she never imagined and never forgets the enemy Archaean who stole her heart.

Marek can't deny his desire for Brynn, but these are wartimes, and she is the enemy. And though love knows no prejudice, the world in which he lives isn't nearly as forgiving.

*Return to Me is historical Romance with a strong Fantasy element*

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161135914
Publisher: Melissa MacKinnon
Publication date: 10/23/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 265,872
File size: 762 KB

About the Author

Melissa spent her childhood exploring the coast of down east Maine without parental supervision and immersing herself in any book she could get her scrappy little hands on. Although she pursued a career in theater, the written word is her true calling. She leads a full life with her husband and six children traveling the country to wherever the Army sends them in her very large twelve passenger van, in what she lovingly deems “organized chaos”. She finds time to write in her “spare time”, somewhere in between soccer practices and nap time with coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. She loves creating unforgettable romance, and enjoys writing and reading everything from sexy, sword-toting heroes to spit-out-your-coffee funny romantic comedies… as long as she doesn’t get the book wet. She leaves that up to the characters.

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Return to Me 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good mix of fantasy and advenrure with hero and herowens
Jodi_C More than 1 year ago
I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK! Return to Me is a historical romance with a captivating plot. War, jealousy, unrequited love, passion, and a bit of  magic all combine in this amazing tale. You will laugh, you will cry, you will curl your toes in anticipation! I almost instantly became immersed, and could not put this book down. The story features Brynn and Marek, forbidden lovers who are simply not meant to be… or are they? When these two enemies meet, the sparks fly- but they come from different worlds, and must part ways. The two never forget each other, and when they once again find themselves in the same place at the same time, the heat is almost too much to bear! But they still must fight to be together for good, and Ms. MacKinnon keeps the reader anxiously involved, wondering which will prevail- their love, or the evil that surrounds them.  I love the way this is written. The focus shifts between Brynn and Marek’s points of view throughout the book, filling in gaps and allowing the reader to know what each of them is thinking and experiencing. The secondary characters add depth and entertainment, further enhancing the plot. The intimate scenes were beautiful- exquisitely described, without being distasteful. Unexpected twists and turns abound, and you will find yourself losing sleep in order to continue the saga!  I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 
KaylaSue1 More than 1 year ago
Melissa has mad a great start with her first book, her main characters as well as the secondary characters were well developed ,well thought out and will leave you hoping that she will bring them back in future books. There are two different type of people here the Archaean ,who are born and raised to be warriors (bounty hunters) and the Engel, who are people who have the titled rich,and the peasants. And their is a war going on.The Archaean Marek Coinnich ,on this way home where in a his brother was injured .When infection sat in he had to do one thing he hated, ask at a Engel manor for medical help. The young girl with yellow hair sent to care for his brother, he though the girl a slave. When he accidently he touched her by trying to catch her when a jealous girl pushed her down the stairs in the night.And he diid break her fall but she landed on him. An of course was caught. Her father threw a fit , denounced her and had her but in a cell, where her brother came to talk later and in the morning the young warrior came to see if she was alright before he left and found out she was to be whipped for her indecent behavior and shaming her father. The Archaean warrior could not believe a man would do this to a daughter,went to where he was told it would be. He tried to get though the crowd but he could see she was tied up and beat unconscious. He got though and cut her down and took her with them. The warriors didn't know what they would do with her but couldn't leave her to died because he had touched her. but another problem his he is drawn to Brynn like to know other, which he fought those feeling while still caring for her. Deciding that leaving her with a wealthy family as a nanny , he though that he had done it ,even making it plain she was not to be hurt or touched. But he was lied to there was no nanny job. Will Marek ever find out? What will happen to 17 year old Brynn? Brynn and Marek seemed like a love destined to be but he could not let it happen. He headed own home. Life wasn't easy but she survived . While you want to pull for them, with what you know it is hard. Melissa has even developed even the comedic timing that would come from a group who spend all their time together. It is a fast moving story that will keep you on the edge.You will hope that she will bring the characters to future book and you hope some of the other stories will be told.You have sword and knife fights, complete with a real bloody battle ,Hot chemistry and a love story.But there is also the love between Talon and Brynn, a love as real and genuine as you can think of. I can not wait to read more from this author.For a first book she has wrote a book that will grab you from beginning to the end. It will be the book you want to read more than once.
Tordreamer More than 1 year ago
Return to Me is an engaging story with vivid descriptions. It was impossible to put down! I thought I could predict the ending, but I was completely wrong. The plot twists in completely unexpected and delightful ways creating a story that pulls the reader in. You simply cannot wait to find out what will happen to Marek and Brynn and where their love story will head next. Both characters are full of depth and easy to connect to as a reader. While reading, I craved to know every detail of the story. In the end, I was completely satisfied, but thoroughly disappointed it was over. 
Colleen_36 More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written book from cover to cover. With the turning of each page, it left me wanting more. This historical romance was set in a time where warriors were out to get blood and this book has plenty of great battle scenes, intertwined with a truly magical romance. It was incredibly easy to place yourself in the story within the first few pages and read without wanting to stop. Brynn, a daughter of an Engel, is suddenly thrown into the arms of Marek, who is an Archaean warrior, and the story of romance and battle begins there, quickly learning the differences between these two distinct cultures—the Engels and the Archaeans. You cannot help to fall in love with the characters for they are witty, heroic and real. Character development is superb, I especially enjoyed the interaction between Marek and Brynn, two lovers destined for each other; as well as Talon and Brynn, a love as genuine and real as can be. It was refreshing to read a book with such interesting character and plot development; it left you guessing what their next move or thought would be, keeping you on your toes. Interactions between the many characters in this book was as real as could be--intense love between certain characters coupled with hatred towards other characters all on the same page, creating a page turning novel. If you enjoy historical romance, this book will surely satisfy you and lead you on a magical journey of love. I look forward to more great works from this author.
Sarah_Ballance More than 1 year ago
Oh, my heart. Debut author Melissa MacKinnon takes readers on a breathtaking journey where passion and danger posi-freaking-lutely explode. Yep, I said it. They 'SPLODE! Brynn and Marek can't even exchange glances without sparks flying, so when they get close you can count on your e-reader getting a little too hot to handle. MacKinnon's voice is unfailing, and her ability to convey these characters will have you so invested in the story that when you hit the end you're going to have a big sad when you blink your way back to reality and realize they're not real. Only...they ARE real. They MUST be, for they stay with you long after the book ends, and not just the main characters, but the secondaries as well. Marek's brothers-in-arms are perhaps the best deadpan humorists in all of historical fiction, with unparalleled comedic timing and flawless delivery. And when you're not laughing or shaking your head at their antics, you'll be positively swooning at the heat between the leads. Every bit of it is organic. It simmers and builds until you just can't breathe for the want of that moment when the characters give in, and then ERMAGERD. Amazing. *fans self* This is a long book, taking place in three parts, but it flies. To read it is to become immersed in this world that, while at times bitterly heartbreaking, is one from which you just cannot bear to walk away. And that is perhaps the greatest legacy of this author's debut: once you've read it, you've truly experienced it. So get in there. Be prepared to be glued to it until the very end (grab a tissue - you're going to need it) and to carry this heartfelt story with you long after you close the last page. With a book this good, you couldn't hope for a happier ending than that.