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- Publisher: Catherine Gayle
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Now on to this book-- 'COMEBACK'
I won't go into what this book was all about. That was all explained by the synopsis, and many reviewers here already. IMO- I think they all summed it all up for you a lot better than I probably could, anyway. I will say that if you read this book, come prepared with lots and lots of tissues. You will definately need them, and if you're like me, you'll need them several times throughout this book.
I'd like to qoute what a few reviewers have already stated, because as far as I'm concerned, they hit the nail right on the head when they made these statements:
From Heather F.........
"All of the books in the Portland Storm series have had emotion in them, but none more so than Comeback. This book will make you break out your box of tissues, but it's one that will leave a lasting impression long after you've read the last word."
This is all so true. It's been a day and a half since I read this book, but it's still playing around in my head and it doesn't seem like it's going to be going anywhere any time soon, either.
And from romancereader.....
"This review of "Comeback" is best described as a "4 Kleenex review"! All of the previous books in the Portland Storm series have had intense emotions woven into the story, and several of them have dealt with some serious emotional issues (rape, child sex abuse, etc) but nothing could have prepared me for the emotions of this book. I found myself actually having to put it down and stop reading for a time when the tears made it difficult for me to continue!"
Oh Boy! She got this one right, for sure. There were several times throughout this book that I had to stop to dry my tears, but there were two times where I had to stop for at least twenty minutes or more to sob my heart out, before I could go on reading again. It's just that dang emotional.
But this book isn't all doom and gloom, or sadness. It's also very heart-warming, and there was also a lot of good hearted laughs along the way, too. There are several lessons to be learned in this book, as well. Things like: patience, trust, understanding, loyality, teamwork, forgiveness, will power, and the meaning of true friendship. All of her characters in these stories, and the difficult situations that plague them, are the kind that most of us have either dealt with on a personal level, or knows of someone who has had to experience something simular, in everyday life. Maybe that's why they seem so they seem more real to me.
Of course Catherine Gayle always spins us a beautiful love story by the end. It might not always be a quick, easy romance, but it's always worth waiting for.... that's for sure.
Jessica and Nicky wasn't an easy story to read, at least emotionally, anyway. But I can tell you that it's one that you'll remember for a long, long time. They are both trying to fight through the demons of their past, but with a lot of trials and errors, they finally find their way through it all with a little help from their friends and learning how to trust again. The love and friendship they shared didn't hurt, either. ;)
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend any of the books in this series, they are all great in their own way.
Nicky Ericsson has been battling demons for years. It's no secret to those around him that he's dealt with addiction that caused problems in both his personal life and his hockey life. Throw in the excruciating death of his father and you had the perfect storm. Just as Nicky is getting his life back on track, his sister shows up from Sweden with her three children in tow along with a secret she's been keeping from Nicky for years. One that will change everyone's lives forever.
Jessica Lynch works with the Light the Lamp Foundation and because of the fact that Nicky plays for the Storm, but more importantly because of the additions he's battled, he wants to get more involved with the causes the foundation supports, which means he's going to be a much bigger part of her life. She's instantly attracted, but her past makes her less than enthusiastic to take on another relationship, let alone one with a man who has just gotten clean after years of addiction.
When Nicky and Jessica are brought together under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable, the couple has to determine what their relationship really is. Are they friends? Are they more? Do they want to be more than friends? And, how do you navigate the uncertain waters of family complications while in a new relationship?
Catherine Gayle has created one of her most memorable books in Comeback. We experience highs, lows and terrible loss, along with moments of hilarity and lightheartedness. It's no secret this is one of my favorite series around and I'd not only highly recommend Comeback, but all the others that came before it as well.
Catherine Gayle does a wonderful job with her portrayal of addiction, both the addict and someone who's lived with an addict. Nicklas Ericsson is a recovering addict and professional hockey player. Nicky is back with his team, the Portland Storm, working on his comeback. Jessica Lynch runs the Portland office of the Light the Lamp Foundation. With her job and past, Jessica has experience with addicts and their addictions. The match up between them just made sense. I couldn't imagine anyone else for either of them.
I absolutely loved everything about Comeback...even the fact that I teared up more than once. As a hockey fan, I am thrilled to have found a series that makes me feel a part of that world. The Portland Storm series has become a favorite and I'm always looking forward to the next story.