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Back to You Journalist Alex Buchanan has come home to the remote British Columbia town he grew up in but only because his estranged father is dying For Alex the homecoming holds a mix of memories mostly bad Th

  • Title: Back to You
  • Author: Chris Scully
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  • Page: 117
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  • Journalist Alex Buchanan has come home to the remote British Columbia town he grew up in, but only because his estranged father is dying For Alex, the homecoming holds a mix of memories, mostly bad The only bright spot is reconnecting with Benji Morning, the childhood friend he never truly forgot As boys, the strength of their bond had frightened Alex But now that he sJournalist Alex Buchanan has come home to the remote British Columbia town he grew up in, but only because his estranged father is dying For Alex, the homecoming holds a mix of memories, mostly bad The only bright spot is reconnecting with Benji Morning, the childhood friend he never truly forgot As boys, the strength of their bond had frightened Alex But now that he s confident in his bisexuality, he s drawn back to quiet, soft spoken Ben Ben isn t the same boy Alex left behind, though His life has been overshadowed by the disappearance of his sister two decades earlier, and now a new break in the case threatens to undo the peace he s worked so hard to attain As Alex struggles to repair the relationship with his father before it s too late, he finds himself caught up in a twenty year old mystery, a story he never expected, and a shocking truth that could affect his and Ben s future together.

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    1. Chris Scully

      CHRIS SCULLY lives in Toronto, Canada She grew up spinning romantic stories in her head and always dreamed of one day being a writer even though life had other plans Her characters have accompanied her through career turns as a librarian and an IT professional, until finally, to escape the tedium of a corporate day job, she took a chance and began putting her daydreams down on paper.Tired of the same old boy meets girl stories, she found a home in M M romance and strives to give her characters the happy endings they deserve She divides her time between a mundane 9 5 cubicle job and a much interesting fantasy life When she s not working or writing which isn t often these days she loves puttering in the garden and traveling She is an avid reader and tries to bring pieces of other genres and styles to her stories While her head is crammed full of all the things she d like to try writing, her focus is always on the characters first She describes her characters as authentic, ordinary people the kind of guy you might meet on the street, or the one who might be your best friend.Although keeping up with social media is still a struggle given her schedule, she does love to hear from readers.Connect with Chris Website chrisscullyblog.wordpressFacebook facebook chrisullythor author show 6152322.ChrEmail cscully bell

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    1. ~3.5~Back to You is a sleepy mystery with a lyrical quality that made certain passages feel like a dream. The romance is equally quiet. The passion is muted, and the MCs barely talk until the halfway mark.Alex, the first-person narrator of the story, returns to his hometown to see his dying father. A once Pulitzer Prize winning reporter who's lapsed into obscurity, Alex hopes to get a story out of the trip. Alex resents his absent, alcoholic father and is estranged from his older sister Janet. B [...]


    2. Quizás más cerca de las 4, pero le pongo 5 porque desde que lo empecé no pude de dejar de leer hasta terminarlo, y qué mejor cosa para un libro?Después de 20 años ausente, Alex, ahora periodista, vuelve a Canadá a resolver ciertos asuntos de familia y a reencontrarse con la persona que más le ha marcado, su amigo Ben. No quiero decir nada más sobre el plot, es un libro de misterio y lo más interesante es ir averiguando poco a poco qué ha pasado y qué está pasando. La parte de mister [...]


    3. A journalist who comes home to his sleepy hometown after two decades. A second-chance romance with the first boy he ever kissed. And an answer to the mystery of a missing teenage girl that might either make or break the possible future between the two of themThis book is (nearly) perfect for me in every way. It is MY kind of read. From the moment it opens with Alex driving his car towards his hometown of Alton Pop. 3,200 I was bewitched with Chris Scully's atmospheric prose. Alex returns home to [...]


    4. The setting of Back to You is as much a character as the main characters Alex and Ben. Set in a small town in British Columbia on the infamous Canadian Highway of Tears, where dozens of women and girls disappeared over a 40 year period, there's a melancholy and sense of dread around the edges. When Alex and Benji were 13, Benji's 17-yr-old sister Misty Morning disappeared without a trace and shortly thereafter Alex and his sister Janet and mother left town. 20 years later, journalist Alex return [...]


    5. Me ha encantado, es una novela muy entretenida que te atrapa desde el primer capítulo, resalto las descripciones del lugar, verdaderamente evocativas, casi deseo conocer los sitios de los que habla el protagonista. Hablando de él, confieso que tengo sentimientos ambivalentes acerca de Sandy, pero al fin y al cabo, esa es una de las razones por las que me ha convencido, no es un hombre perfecto, nada más lejos de la realidad y aunque no he llegado a empatizar de verdad con él, sí que le he c [...]


    6. 3.5 Stars"The truth is a funny thing. Everyone claims to want it, but most of us spend our lives hiding from it. We see what we want to see, who we want to see, because it’s easier. We delude ourselves."Back to You isn't exactly a romance. There are romantic elements, but mostly it is the story of Alex finally getting some closure and learning that that past may make us who we are in the present, but it doesn't have to dictate who we are in the future. It is told entirely from Alex's POV.Alex, [...]


    7. This was a really good romance suspense type story. Alex Buchanan and Benji Morning were best friends until their teens. Benji's sister turned up missing and it was an event that disrupted the entire community. Shortly after that Alex's parents started fighting and his mother took them and left. While the boys promised to keep in touch, that didn't happen.Twenty years later, Alex gets a call that his father is dying and has requested to see him. Alex goes home in hopes of writing a story about h [...]


    8. Really great setting and moody ambience--this was a page turner. I really enjoyed the story, it was very intriguing and the MCs are great together.


    9. Alex and Ben were childhood friends, but when Alex's parents get separated he moves away with promises to keep in touch. Ben stirred up a lot of confusing feelings in Alex so he decides to cut all ties with him because he thinks a clean break would be easier. Twenty years later, Alex returns home because his father is dying and his sister wants him to see him before he passes away. Alex is now a journalist and is planning to write a story of his father and his relationship, which was never good. [...]


    10. A Joyfully Jay review. 5 starsI really loved this book. I honestly can’t think of one single issue that would make me take off even a quarter of a star. It’s got action, mystery, family issues, romance, and sex. Add to that some interesting background characters and a small town that is almost a character unto itself, and Chris Scully has written what, to me, is the perfect read.Alex broke my heart as the guilt ridden hero who has grown up regretting how he and Ben parted ways. He’s also a [...]


    11. Somehow I was hesitant to start reading this book, nevertheless I finally did that on Dec. 22, only to then get sidetracked. Well, yesterday I returned and suddenly I couldn't stop reading. This book and I just fit. There was a real story and the way it was told, yes, it didn't let me go. I could totally relate to this, especially as my relationship with my father wasn't the best and that was still the case when he died.On top of that the case with the missing girl, the storylines were woven tog [...]


    12. I delight in a good coming-home set up especially when it involves a second chance romance for childhood buds and a cold case missing persons that gets re-opened. So much to pull me in and I could not wait for it to happen.Back to You lived up to my eager anticipation. A man who comes home to his small mountain town and after twenty years of running away and anger finally starts to know himself and everyone from his past with more clarity. It was a journey of the soul and I love those types espe [...]


    13. Really really liked this book. This was the perfect combo of mystery and romance. I would definitely read more from this author.


    14. Reviewed for Just Love4 starsCompelling and atmospheric, Back To You is the kind of mystery that unfolds slowly but still manages to capture you in and draw you along as it uncovers a decades old disappearance that still haunts the inhabitants of small town in British Columbia, Canada.After 20 years away, Alex Buchanan is reluctantly returning to his hometown to assist his sister Janet in their father’s dying days. Estranged from his dad and increasingly unsatisfied with the kind of writing he [...]


    15. ► Page-turner-alert! → Highly recommended! Back To You was a total win for me and came just when I needed it! The low-key mystery, the tranquil vibe… it fit my mood perfectly. The romance was bittersweet (in my eyes), their connection strong. For some reason I felt like I was thrown back in time, a setting like out of Bates Motel; some three thousand people town, a dying town as Alex put it, in the middle of nowhere. Lonely highways, dark, scary forests. Foggy days and snowy nights. The gh [...]


    16. ARC from the publisherI was hooked on Back to You from the very start. Going home and having past demons come back to haunt you is a premise that gets me every time. When Alex Buchanan returns home to say goodbye to his dying father, there are lot of unresolved issues still waiting for him, and it’s not long before he delves into them. But his boyhood friend, Benji, takes center stage as old feelings begin to flood Alex. Both of these men stole my heart – Ben with his caution and caring, and [...]


    17. 3.5 StarsThis was a really fast read for me. Low grade angst in a lost love story. I'm always a little skeptical of romance that have clung to your brain and never been forgotten from a time when the MC's were too young to really know what they wanted so that was a little much for me here. But accepting that I liked Alex and Ben as a couple. I would have liked a little more time with them after everything in the mystery came to light to figure out them as a couple, but it was clear they wouldn't [...]


    18. Easily one of my favorite reads of the yearInitially hooked by the cover, Back to You managed to keep me within its grasp cover to cover. This story is the epitome of a slow burn romance. If you're looking for super steamy scenes, you may need to look elsewhere. However, if you're in the mood for a fantastic story, long standing chemistry between childhood friends, or an intriguing mystery with some suspense, I highly recommend this title. Told entirely from a single point of view in the first p [...]


    19. Learning his estranged father is in the hospital dying from, basically, a life spent drinking, New York journalist Alex returns to his small home town in British Columbia. If nothing else, the experience of reuniting with his father may inspire a story that will land his former Pulitzer Prize winning persona back on the map. The journey will mean interacting with his sister, Janet, who has painful issues of her own. Homecoming will most likely mean running into Alex’s boyhood best friend, Ben, [...]


    20. Over the past twenty years, Alex has been searching for something whether he realizes it or not. He's tried hookups, a longterm relationship and even a short failed marriage, but he's never been able to recapture the feeling he got from that one innocent kiss shared with his best-friend at the age of 13. Shortly after his parents separate and he's forced to leave Ben, and to move to Seattle with his mom. With his father dying, his sister asks him to come back home to the small town in British Co [...]


    21. I was a little scared to read this new release from Chris Scully, although she is one of my favorite authors, I’m really not a huge fan of mystery stories. I like my readings to be funny, light and sweet. And it’s hard to find a good mystery with these elements in it too. But I couldn’t skip it, so I approached it being a little wary of what I was going to have on my hands. And I was surprised.Back to You is a beautiful novel, it’s about love, about regrets, about making amends, about de [...]


    22. I might have not read all of this author's books, but from what I have so far Chris Scully somehow managed to play the reader's emotion (as in mine) with troubled characters. Back to You is such a story. A pair of childhood friends that got separated by circumstances and personal doubt. And that's only touching part of the issue in the book. Back to You is a blend of romance with a bit of mystery and .ral fiction, really. Told from Alex's POV, a character who's far from perfect, I could almost f [...]


    23. I've never tried this author, in fact never had her on my radar even.  But this cover caught my eye and after seeing a great early review I decided to jump in.This is a second chance love story about childhood best friends.  I have such a soft spot for these!  Alex and Benji were neighbors growing up and best friends.  Their sisters were also best friends.  Everything changes when Benji's sister goes missing.  Most think she ran away, Benji's mother thinks she's been kidnapped.  That begi [...]


    24. A quiet, sort of gloomy story, with some lovely moments here and there. The writing was great and the mystery was okay (although it got predictable for me after the halfway point) and the whole book had that fantastic sleepy atmosphere to it I generally like and here it was no different.I'd love to say that the romance between the MCs was what made this story memorable, but sadly I just didn't feel that strong connection between them. I'd have loved to see more of them in the past to believe the [...]


    25. I needed more. I really liked Alex's family stuff going on, but I needed more of the romance. It was too much family stuff and not enough relationship for me. Like how can Ben say he's falling in love with Alex when they barely talked. I didn't get it. I also didn't get Alex wanting to move to a rundown town. Why couldn't Ben move to New York? What was really holding Ben there? Also why did he call his mom Angela? I didn't get it and it was never explained.3 stars for the mystery.


    26. I love friends to lovers, especially if the couple were friends for a long time or friends as children. Ben and Alex were friends as kids - separated for 20 years - and now they are back in each other's lives. There is also a 20 year mystery of what happened to Ben's sister, Misty, that makes this much more than just a romance. And I loved it!



    27. 3☆I finished this story in one sitting I liked the mysterie of Misty more than Benji and Alex rekindling their friendship/love


    28. A perfect balance between romance and family drama which tangled in 20 years old murder/lost girl mystery. Though I think the murder mystery was a bit weak


    29. I really had a hard time putting this one down. I've only read one other book by Chris Scully, but Back to You made it pretty clear that I need to seek out more of her books. Until September wasn't a mystery. It was more of an emotional story. That's not to say that Back to You wasn't emotional, because it was. In fact, the mystery just added another layer to the emotion. A huge layer - one that it was impossible to ignore.Alex was the last person that Ben expected to have walk back into his lif [...]


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