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Return to You
Bella Rivers
(Emerald Creek Series, #3)
Publication date: June 12th 2024
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Two broken hearts. Ten years apart. Can one small town bring them back together?


Ten years in the military might have changed me, but it didn’t change the reasons I left Emerald Creek. Back for a short visit to my family after a decade away, I’ll do everything to keep my stay painless.

It will be short.

There will be no trips down memory lane.

There will be little to no reconnecting with locals.

One thing is certain: I won’t run into the girl who broke my heart. She’s long gone, married away.

Or so I thought.

All it takes is a pulled muscle, a massage tent at the town fair, and some not-so-subtle interventions from my friends for me to suddenly be alone with her—with me flat on my back on the massage table and her kneading me like I’m a stranger. Like what we had back then meant nothing to her.

She won’t even talk to me? Fine. I’m ready to bolt anyway.

But when the townies engineer another close encounter and I find out what she’s trying to hide from me, it’s Operation Get Her Back.


When I was eighteen, he broke my heart. Now he’s back, chipping away at the resentment I carefully crafted to protect myself. Giving into him would be so easy. Feel so right. Taste so good. I know it would. As far back as I can remember, he was the only one I ever wanted.

 But what would happen if I did? He’s not here to stay. He’ll soon be gone halfway around the world, and I’ll be left behind.

I don’t know that I can handle it.

I don’t know that I want to. 

Return To You is a sweet and spicy small-town romance with a host of nosy friends, a meddling cat, and no third-act breakup. Book 3 of the Emerald Creek Series, it can be read as a standalone.

CW: mention of a miscarriage that happened in the past


About the Author

Bella Rivers writes steamy small town romances with a guaranteed happily ever after, and themes of found family and forgiveness. Expect hot scenes, fierce love, and strong language!

A hopeless romantic, Bella is living her own second chance romance in the rolling hills of Vermont. When she’s not telling the stories of the characters populating her dreams, you can find her baking, hiking, skiing, or just hanging around her small town to soak in the happiness.

Her newsletter is where Bella shares progress on her writing as well as sneak peeks into upcoming books, the occasional recipe from her characters, and books from other writers she thinks her readers might like. Subscribe from her website.

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