Mike’s Way Back by Amy Gregory…Book Tour Stop & Review

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Welcome to my stop on the Mike’s Way Back by Amy Gregory Book Tour!

Please enjoy my review below and as a treat during the tour Mike’s Way Back is on sale for .99! Yay!

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Title: Mike’s Way Back (Finding Perfect #1)

Author: Amy Gregory

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: September 30, 2013

Cover Designed By: Davis Snodgrass

Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.



Detective Mike Sterling walked away from his dream job telling himself it was to honor the promise he’d made his mother, while lying in a Chicago emergency room. A year later, he’s still fighting the demons that followed him back to his boyhood town.

Taryn Watts is an award-winning designer, going from project to project, living from a suitcase. Her plan for Renlend Kansas was the same as always. Go in, get the job done and get out, just the way she likes it. Growing up as a cop’s daughter, her every move was controlled. When she escaped to college she vowed to never fall in love with a cop –ever. Until she found herself sitting across from the ruggedly handsome stranger. Looking into Mike’s ice blue eyes they pulled her, called to her, but there was a haunting in them she knew too well.

Mike is drawn to Taryn, her passion for her work and her stunning beauty left him breathless, but what surprises him most is the peace he feels when he’s near her. Maybe it’s because Taryn is a temporary addition to his town and his secret is safe, or maybe it’s because she makes him feel safe. Mike knows he can’t keep up this charade and when Taryn moves to Renlend for an extended stay he can’t hide the truth any longer.

Can Taryn forget he’s a cop and give him her heart, or will his demons drive them apart?


My Review:

Mike’s Way Back is the first book in author Amy Gregory’s Finding Perfect Series and was an enjoyable kick-off!

Detective Mike Sterling is back in his hometown after leaving the police force in Detroit.  Now, if he could just leave the horrible memories that went along with it.  He’s settling into life with a quieter pace even if the nightmares haunt him at night.  Things are looking up and start looking even better when a beautiful stranger shows up at his favorite pub.  Determined to find out more about her, he shares a meal with her and is thrilled at the prospect that she may be spending a bit of time here and with any luck, he’ll be spending that time with her….

Designer Taryn Watts is at the top of her field and loves every minute of her success.  She has worked damn hard to get here and is finally at a good place in her life.  It’s this award-winning career that has brought her to this charming little town and into this charming local pub.  Another charming thing about this town is the gorgeous blond detective sharing her table with her.  Yep, she could really learn to like this place.  It’s a crying shame she didn’t call this place her home because a gal could really get used to this town and this guy….

Mike’s Way Back was a sweet and beautiful romance with a very real feel to it.  Taryn is smart and talented with a fantastic job and some amazing friends.  She was an enjoyable character to read with reservations that are very relatable.  The uncertainty of new feelings and what it could mean for the life she’s worked hard for.  Mike is a delicious, smart and respectable man also with a great career and a close knit family.  He is also very real and thoughtful with his relationship with Taryn.  I think that’s one of the things I enjoyed most about this book….that Mike and Taryn are more adult in how they proceed with their feelings and ultimately their relationship.  The secondary cast of characters is also terrific.  Taryn’s business partners and close friends are the best! A fabulous addition to the story, indeed.

Overall this was a great true-blue romance with an ending that I adored.  Thank you, Amy!

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About the Author

author pic colorWhen asked ‘when do you have time to write’, Amy Gregory simply laughs. The real answer is, “in bits and pieces”. She and her husband live in Kansas City with their three fantastic kids that keep them running in three very different directions. Because she sits so much, she always carries a notebook with her at all times.

She has an off the wall, snarky, off the cuff sense of humor that often shocks even those who’ve known her for years. And she loves that her children have all been blessed that ability to make others laugh as well. At least she’s grateful most of the time! Her husband often teases her about how she “makes this stuff up” when he’s reading a piece of her work. … The answer—“it just comes to me when I’m typing”. Scary thought, huh!

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  1. Shirley Bastian says:

    Thank you for sharing . . . definitely been added to my “to read” list.

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