Today’s book review features
Turn to Me by Becky Wade.
His promise will cost him far more than he imagined.
Guilt has defined Luke Dempsey’s life, but it was self-destructiveness that landed him in prison. When his friend and fellow inmate lay dying shortly before Luke’s release, the older man revealed he left a string of clues for his daughter, Finley, that will lead her to the treasure he’s hidden. Worried that she won’t be the only one pursuing the treasure, he gains Luke’s promise to protect her until the end of her search.
Spunky and idealistic, Finley Sutherland is the owner of an animal rescue center and a defender of lost causes. She accepts Luke’s help on the treasure hunt while secretly planning to help him in return–by coaxing him to embrace the forgiveness he’s long denied himself.
As they draw closer to the final clue, their reasons for resisting each other begin to crumble, and Luke realizes his promise will push him to the limit in more ways than one. He’ll do his best to shield Finley from unseen threats, but who’s going to shield him from losing his heart?
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Turn to Me is the final book in Becky Wade’s Misty River Romance series.
This was a bittersweet read. I’ve enjoyed the series and knowing it was coming to an end made me want to savor it. That was easy to do because Luke and Finley were amazing characters. I could picture them perfectly and rooted for them across every page.
Because Luke is a tough character, an ex-con who walked away from God, the story has that gritty undertone. I loved that! It made the story real. And Finely is amazing with her optimism and flower child persona. With this blend, I can see how the story may not be for everyone, but I loved it for exactly those reasons. In fact, it might be one of my favorites of the series and I enjoyed all of them!
If you’re looking for a contemporary romance that goes beyond the usual themes to ones of redemption, forgiveness, and overcoming past mistakes, then definitely pick up a copy of Turn to Me. You don’t need to read the past books to appreciate this one, but the other characters do make cameo appearances. And, as an ending to the series, this book gives a wonderful wrap-up.