Sep 6, 2010
Book Review:RETURN TO PARADISE
OMG! OMG! OMG! Simone Elkeles delivers once again! So we rejoin Maggie and Caleb (in alternating chapters once again) after they've been apart for 8 months and right away the tensions are very high. Maggie things she's over Caleb, moving on, and Caleb doesn't really know what he thinks--he's in trouble with the law again and forced on this trip--all he knows is that he can't go back to jail again. I love the way Simone creates such high tension in her books. Every moment I'm on the edge of my seat. The dialogue is witty, funny, and snappy. Elkeles creates sexual tension like you wouldn't believe. And then, in the end, I very nearly cried. It was the same emotional roller-coaster PERFECT CHEMISTRY took me on. So here's the ultimate question in my mind: Was this novel better than PERFECT CHEMISTRY? And I think yes!!! Maybe it's only because it's fresh in my mind right this moment, but I loved it even more than PERFECT CHEMISTRY and that was pretty much one of my favorite books of all time.