Sunday, November 22, 2015

Coming Back (Ink & Chrome #3) by Lauren Dane


Arriving back in Seattle after five years, Jessilyn Franklin is done pretending she didn't want two men. She's done letting anything stop her from being with Adam and Mick, now back from the war and working at Twisted Steel, a custom hot rod and motorcycle shop. One night changes everything, but their relationship must strengthen to weather the storms they'll face as they make their way back to one another.


I was excited to get my hands on an Advanced Review copy of Coming Back by Lauren Dane. I loved the first two books in the series, Opening Up and Falling Under. I was curious to get the back story to Mick, (Michael) Asa and Duke's best friend and third partner in the Twisted Steel shop.

We always knew that there was a love that haunted Mick, from the little tid bits of information we got in Opening Up and Falling Under. We knew that Mick was bisexual and was in love with a woman and a man. But we didn't know how tight their relationship was and how much it affected him.

Mick walked away from the best thing in his life, his best friend Jessilyn. He not only walked away, he ran and reenlisted in the military. Whether or not Mick thought that would help him forget his feelings for her, it didn't.  When Mick returns to Seattle, he didn't seek Jessilynn out. He needed to straighten things out in his own life. He needed to make sure he was the best version of himself before he could pursue his relationship with her. 

So when the gran opening of the addition to Twisted Steel approaches, he send an invite to Jessilyn as well as Adam, who is also in love with.

Mick has never had the support of his family in the lifestyle that he lives. His family thinks he is sinning and will go to hell for being bisexual. They blame Jessilyn for this choices. Mick and Jessilyn have been best friends since he was seven. They were inseparable. Mick has always felt loved and move comfortable by Jessilyn's parents than his own.

Things are not going to be easy for Mick when Jessilyn and Adam both show up at the opening. When they three of them agree to talk, they need to be able to be honest with each other for the first time in years. Will they be able to get over their pasts, in order to move on with a relationship in the present? Will they understand each others reasons for leaving? Will Jessilynn be able to forgive Adam for the things that he did to her when Mick was stationed abroad in the military? Will Mick be able to walk away from his parents who do not accept him for who he is?

What will Mick do when he finds out that Jessilynn has been threatened by someone he knows? Will he be able to move past this? Will he be angry with Jessilynn for keeping it from him?

In Coming Back, I enjoyed the storyline. I understood that things would be difficult for people to accept the lifestyle that Mick, Adam and Jessilyn chose to live. But who are others to judge? If they are happy, then they need to do what is good for them and those that love them would support them with their decisions.  I wish there was more depth to the story. I felt as though there was a lot of sex in the story to fill up the pages. I think there could have been more.  But with that said, I would give Coming Back a 3.5 Star Rating.

This review was prepared by Heather. An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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