Return - Meli Raine


Artist Meli Raine

  • Release Date: 2015-07-30
  • Genre: Suspense
Score: 4
From 105 Ratings



On a dark, rainy night I drove my overstuffed junker car back to a town I never expected to see again.
And when I needed a rescue by the side of the road, a six-foot tall piece of hot, unfinished business named Mark was what the universe sent me.
Three years earlier I’d fled town (and Mark) to follow my wrongly-convicted father to his federal prison, working crappy jobs to stay afloat and visit him every second I could. But now Dad’s dead and I’m mysteriously offered the best job of my life at the college where his life blew up when he was accused of a crime he didn’t commit.
Someone wants me here. Desperately.
I’m hoping it’s Mark.
Because if it’s not, I’m in more danger than I ever imagined.
And if it is?
Mark may be the most dangerous choice of all.

RETURN is book 1 in the Coming Home romantic suspense trilogy by Meli Raine.


  • Cliffhanger

    By Mrs. BusyB
    I don't like how it ends on a cliffhanger. Good story line
  • Great read

    By Manders100
    Downloaded for free. I read a lot of books from the free section and rarely follow through with buying the next one. I am definitely buying the next one this time. Engaging characters and I have to know what happens!
  • Return

    By Line Dancer Florida 54
    I really, really dislike Authors that make you buy more of their books so you can finish their story. Book one in a series should be able to be read as a stand alone book. It should be noted when you get book one that you have to get the rest of the books in the series to get The Whole story. 😡
  • Keep them guessing

    By "slc"
    I received this book from Meli Raine on an ARC list in exchange for an honest review. There is so much going on my head is spinning. First we have Carrie's story and how she wants to clear her dad's name. Next up are Brian and Elaine, they know more than they are letting on. Then her best friend Amy is taken by a serial kidnapper. If that isn't enough intrigue for you, then there is Eric and Claudie, "The Claw". I am not sure what part they play in all this but I don't like either one. Finally, who grabbed Carrie? Mark, the Professor, Eric or Brian??? Guess I have to wait for book 2
  • Wow where is the next book

    By Snoopyvet
    Wow but dang I need the next book now. Great storyline. Author does a wonderful job of dragging you into the story and making you feel like you are there with them. Wasn't expecting that last chapter to end quite that way
  • Full of emotion and suspense!

    By ChristiLofton
    Oh my! Where do I start? I loved this book! It is full of emotions, questions and suspense from page one. Carrie is emotionally damaged after the arrest, conviction and death of her father. Suddenly she has the opportunity of a lifetime to return to her hometown; the place where everything that was once wonderful turned into a nightmare overnight. In returning, she is met at every turn by her ex-boyfriend, Mark. She has to deal with her unresolved feelings for him and her anger that she still harbors for him. The two very powerful emotions are at constant battle when she is with him. In addition, she has to deal with everything with her new job and the man that she believes is responsible for her father's demise. This book is loaded with twists and turns! The questions keep coming and you are not sure who to trust. The ending is a cliffhanger but the good news is that the next installment is right around the corner! Five big stars and bring on book #2!
  • Breathtaking and a MUST READ

    By shadowplay4u
    Return is a breathtakingly beautiful journey full of raw emotion and unrealized hope. I unequivocally fell in love with Meli Raine’s The Breaking Away series, so I can only imagine just how incredible this new series will be! This story will keep you on the edge of your seat while slowly ripping your heart to shreds. There is nothing easy about this story, and you will never be able to get it to leave your heart. Once you start this journey, you will be completely committed to seeing lives put back together while hoping that justice will be served. Carrie thought her life was over. She never imagined she would ever be happy again. Leaving her future, her friends, and her life behind was a sure sign that nothing would ever be the same. Like pieces on a chessboard, she feels like things in her are changing and not necessarily for the better. She is drawn back to her hometown to the people she loves and even those she purposely left behind. Being offered her dream job out of the blue has her mind on alert and her heart seeking answers to questions she isn’t sure she really wants to know. Is she walking blindly into a trap, or is perhaps fate is finally smiling down on her? Only time will tell, and she isn’t sure if the sand of her hourglass is at this moment running out. Watching Carrie fall back into the arms of the only family she has left had me on the verge of tears. This amazing woman has in her short live endured more horror and heartache then any person should ever have to. Being offered hope and love has her more skeptical and wary than ever, but at the same time she wants this more than anything. Opening her heart and arms to those she left behind has left her emotionally drained but also given her a quiet strength that she knows she will need to draw from when the time comes. Just when she starts to make progress on unraveling the mystery of her past, she finds herself in even more danger, but she isn’t sure who she can really trust. Meli Raine has created a stunning beginning to what promises to be another brilliant series! I honestly can’t wait to see what happens next. These characters have captured my heart, and they will not let go until they have told me their entire story. If you enjoy stories filled with mystery, suspense, action, and romance all woven together, then this is your next stop on your reading list.
  • Coming Home

    By Misti S
    This series is starting so great. I can't wait for more. Carrie returns home after three years of being gone to get justice for her father. When she gets there everything goes wrong. Not only is she fighting her feeling for her ex. Then her best friend is abducted. This book ends with a cliff hanger so your being warned. You will be begging for more.
  • Great!!!

    By RandiLynS
    I loved this first installment of Meli Raine's new series. This book has it all: intrigue, mystery, revenge, great characters, and of course romance. Carrie returns to her hometown three years after she left in a hurry to follow her father to a prison out of state, when he is convicted of selling drugs. She immediately encounters Mark, her ex- boyfriend and cop who arrested her father. He wants her back, but can Carrie get passed the betrayal she feels for him? Can Mark protect her from the danger lurking? I can't wait to read the next installment to find out what happens!!! I was given a free ARC From this author in exchange for an honest review.

    By Ddgoldbergs
    Fantastic! Can anyone blame Carrie for wanting justice, for taking back her life. Unfortunately, something's not quite right. Women are being kidnapped, people are hiding information and others are trying to threaten Carrie. Through it all, sexy police officer, Mark, looks at Carrie with hunger in his eyes. Is this hunk of an ex-boyfriend keeping his own secrets? Does he know more than he should? Does he want Carrie back or is he just trying to protect her? Meli Raine has left me hanging with an enormous cliffhanger but it's going to be worth the wait! A MUST read!