Rekindled By C.J. McKella Blog Tour
When I left, I never planned on looking back.
Walking away from the only boy I’d ever loved,
I thought I was making the right decision.
I was wrong.
Now I’m back, and the past is too much.
Tate Corbin is no longer the sweet boy next door,
But rather a man who hates me.
When she left, she took a piece of me.
A piece that had always belonged to her, and I knew—
I knew I’d never get over losing her, never get through the pain alone.
But I moved on—never thought I’d care again,
I was wrong.
Now, Callie Winters is back
And I can’t let go, I can’t step away.
Now only one question remains:
Will our love be rekindled? Or will it go down in flames?
*I wrote this review as I was reading it. So you can tell my emotions were all over the place as I was writing it all down*
Ok… This was a first for me as in… even though I was having a problem with one of the main characters. I still was fully engrossed in this book. And at the end of the book. It totally won me over and I fully enjoyed it!!
I was frustrated… I was angry… I was rolling my eyes! And yes… I was even screaming!…lol while reading this book.
But even though I was going through all that. This book still kept my attention and I didn’t want to stop reading it.
This book started off so promising. I mean… I was really loving it up until Callie broke Tate’s heart. The way she treated Tate was just so cold and mean! I really could not stand her!
I mean seriously… Why would anyone want to go back or forgive a person that said and did what Callie did to Tate! It’s pretty unforgivable in my book!
And as I read on and Callie found herself back in Idaho. All I kept thinking was GOOD! She got exactly what she deserved! She brought all that upon herself by choosing Zack.
When Tate and Callie’s path finally cross again. I was truly shocked by what Callie said!
Like really shocked!
Why would she think that just because 7 years has past that Tate wouldn’t still be upset? He literally took a chance and poured his heart out to her. And she just treated what he said as if it was nothing!
She shattered him!
So yes!… His anger was totally justified.
Ok…30% in I’m all over the place with my feeling for both Callie and Tate.
Callie I felt made her bed. She was the one to made the decision she made with her life. I really don’t get why she’s so upset with Tate for not accepting her attempts to reach out to him.
Yes… She knew she messed up.
But really… She just needed to accept and move on and start off by saying how sorry she was for everything she did to Tate.
And Tate…. Needs to accept that all of what Callie is going through was not his fault. He shouldn’t be the one apologizing to Callie for anything.
It killed me to read those part in this book!
47% in and I’m starting to feel the shift. And I’m starting to connect with Tate and Callie’s characters.
But one thing that keeps bugging me is Callie. I’m 76% in and not once has she apologized to Tate for what she did and said to him. Yes… She explained as to why she made the decision she made.
But… I felt she never really owned up to it. She needed to apologize to Tate in order for me to fully accept her.
So far… The only person that keeps apologizing is Tate! Which is killing me! Because I honestly feel he did nothing wrong!!!!
Towards the end of the book. I can honestly say I was fully feeling this book. I can totally see this book being played out like a movie in my head. I could feel the attraction and the want coming from Tate when it came to Callie. They both loved each other so much that they both had a hard time letting go of the past.
I’m so glad this book ended the way it did. And that I took a chance on it.
There was one thing I wish we would have gotten more about and it was Jules character. I would have liked to know more about what went down between Tate and her. I mean it was like there she was then poof… Gone.
Nothing was said after! I wanted more from all that. What did she say to Tate? How did she react? I would have liked that bit of drama.
Overall… Good book!
*ARC provided for an honest review*
He grins at me and takes a step closer, reaching out for my hand and pulling it to his lips, kissing my knuckles. “Callie, I’m sorry,” he says, his breath feathering across my skin. “I didn’t mean what I said that day, back at the stadium.”
“Then why did you say it?”
He sighs and closes his eyes. “Because I’m an idiot. I saw that guy in his fancy suit with his expensive watch and gelled hair, and I was jealous. I looked at him and all I could see was Zach, and I panicked. You deserve the moon and the stars, and I’m never going to be that guy who can give you all those things.”
“Tate, I don’t need someone to buy me pretty things. I had that, and you know what I learned? That it’s a very lonely existence. I had more jewelry than I knew what to do with, more shoes than I could wear in a month, but you know what I didn’t have? I didn’t have someone to share my day with as we lay in bed. I didn’t have someone whose kisses breathed life into my soul, and who made me feel alive.”
“And do you have that now?” he asks as he leans forward and rests his forehead against mine, his lips just millimeters away from my own. “Do you have someone who makes your heart want to keep beating?”
“I think I’m getting there. This guy I’m sort of dating is pretty incredible. You’d like him, he’s a smokejumper and a mechanic, and a pretty damn good kisser.”
“Only pretty good?”
“Eh, I’ve had better.”
“Is that so? We’ll see about that.”
His fingers fly out and grip the edges of my robe, pulling me closer to him as his lips press into mine. He nips at my bottom lip with his teeth and a moan slips out as my lips part, letting his tongue tease mine. Our tongues move against each other as my hands rake through his hair while pressing myself against his body, needing to be close to him. He smells like smoke and aftershave and it’s taking all my resolve not to rip off all this clothes and straddle him here on the kitchen floor. He pulls my bottom lip into his mouth and sucks on it making my head dizzy with need. When he pulls away, I whimper and I see a gleam of satisfaction in his eyes. His kisses set my heart on fire, and it’s the most delicious burn I’ve ever known.
C.J. McKella is a romance writer living beneath the hot Arizona sun with her husband and their cat, Kaylie. She devotes her days to working, and her nights writing, allowing the characters in her head to come to life. When not working or writing, she can be found reading, binge-watching Netflix, or playing video games. A romantic at heart, she has a love for stories, and all things ending in happily ever after.
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