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The Return Of Rafe MacKade by Nora Roberts

The Return Of Rafe MacKade by Nora Roberts 
Series: The MacKade Brothers, #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Hardcover, 314 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on 2016 by HarperCollins Nordic (first published 1995)
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I read the Finnish version, “Tie Takaisin”.

Ten years after disappearing from Antietam, Maryland, the bad boy Rafe MacKade has come home. Cleaned up and successful now—though still dangerously good-looking—Rafe’s return sets tongues wagging. But Rafe is not going to let a few gossips stop him from his dream. With the help of Regan Jones, who owns the local antique shop, he is restoring the old Barlow house into an inn. Working in such close quarters has Regan struggling to resist Rafe’s charms. Though she claims she doesn’t want to get involved with a rebel, Rafe’s pretty sure that her reaction to their sizzling kisses suggests otherwise…

I bought the Finnish copy of this book from local bookstore. It was pretty cheap and in hardcover, so I decided to give another Nora Roberts book a chance. I was surprised when I later realized that this was originally published in the same year that I was born.

Rafe is one of the MacKade brothers. Rafe left town years ago after his mother’s death. He’s only plans are buying the hunted house and make it into an inn. But then he meets Regan.

Regan has been living in a small town for three years. She owns an antique store and wants to do everything she can, so she won’t end up like her mother.

These two want each other since the moment they lay eyes on each other. They are both just so damn stubborn. Neither want to confess their feelings in the fear of the other one not feeling the same.

I don’t know what it is but I love possessive male characters. He couldn’t even stand his brothers looking Regan in the certain way.

I really liked Regan’s friendship with Cassie. The poor woman has been going through a lot and I felt so bad for her children. I also really enjoyed Rafe’s relationship with all of his brothers.

I didn’t like how mad Rafe got about Regan not calling him after what happened to her. These two should’ve just communicated more. I don’t even think neither got really ‘romantic’ until the end of the book.

I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book but it still didn’t impress me that much. Don’t get me wrong I liked the romance but it didn’t give me that feeling that I need to know what happens.

3 stars

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