Thursday, December 26, 2013

LEANN'S REVIEW: Mike's Way Back (Amy Gregory) Finding Perfect #1

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?


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About the Author


When 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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Oh Mike! One of my favorite characters! I loved his brother Carter and his wife Molly in Gregory's other series and the brief glimpse of Mike in those books. But Now... I have completely fallen in love with these characters and Gregory's writing style.

The new characters introduced in this book and series are fun and show a new story line to get wrapped up in. I really enjoyed the direction this book took us. I was also really happy to get to read Mike's story. We get insights in to his amazing character in the Racing to love series, but I truly enjoyed this read.

The witty humor and the fun loving atmosphere the author creates time and time again keep me coming back for more. Gregory writes another great. This one beginning a new series that I have already fallen for and cannot wait to dive into the next installment. A truly great read. I am a huge fan!



  1. Thank you so much Leann for taking the time to read my work! I love that you get my off the wall humor! I'm sure I scare a lot of people LOL... :D You have a great and safe New Year's! xoxo

    1. I love your humor and thank you! Your work is amazing! and enjoy your new years as well!