REVIEW: “RETURN TO ZERO” by Isobel Starling

TITLE: Return to Zero
AUTHOR: Isobel Starling
SERIES: Shatterproof Bond – book 2
GENRE:  Contemporary
E-BOOK: yes
PRICE: $ 4.99 e-book on Amazon
LENGTH: 211 pages
RELEASE DATE: 6th June2016


BLURB: The thrilling sequel to “As You Wish” and “Illuminate the Shadows”.
Pulled into a world of secrets and lies for the man he loves, Declan Ramsay’s life has changed immeasurably in the eight months since meeting, and falling for his boss’s son, Sam Aiken. Declan journey of personal discovery is about to take a darker turn, and for Sam, the world becomes more treacherous than he could ever have imagined.
Two agents are missing — presumed dead, while on a reconnaissance mission at an outdoor adventure centre in the Scottish Highlands. Sir James Aiken sends his son and Declan to follow the trail, and discover the fate of the agents.
As the mission offers his first chance to use the skills he learned on the MI6 training course in Morocco, Declan is keen to get started. However, Sir James sees to it that the seeds of doubt and discord have been sewn between the couple, as they begin their mission.
The journey to their Highland location, and the discoveries they make when they reach the G’wan Adventures centre, prove that Sir James Aiken has been less than honest with his son. Events in the Highlands force Sam and Declan to face their greatest fears, and understand what they both really want from life — and from each other.



12833361_10205887579250242_1339245014_nDeclan and Sam, one of my favorite, kinky couples, are back. Return to Zero is the second book in the Shatterproof Bond series and the writer just turned her amazing story telling up a notch or two. If you are new to the story, please make sure you read As You Wish, the short story of how Declan and Sam meet and fall in love, and Illuminate the Shadows, their first full length story where their real adventures begin. You need all the previous information to keep up with the excitement and intrigue going on here.

This book is an action packed mystery, completed with the unshakable love our two MCs have for each other. During the first part of the story, Declan gets a bit overwhelmed, and I wanted to smack him a couple of times when he overreacted, but the writer put him into his place exactly the same way I would have done it a few pages later, making him communicate his thoughts.

Declan and Sam’s connection is put into a series of tests, their relationship has to overcome unforeseen obstacles, but they come out of it all stronger than ever. Their relationship is steadier and sturdier, their feelings for each other are deeper and more heartwarming than ever before. Their chemistry is still over the top, even in the scariest, most exciting circumstances they always find and use an opportunity for some sizzling hot, sensual and kinky sexy-time. The writer keeps her signature balance of exciting, entertaining, funny, witty, kinky and heartfelt. This story has the most adventures so far with some seriously heartbreaking and seat-gripping action scenes.

Although we get most of the answers and a great mystery, the story is getting more and more complicated and intriguing. I can’t wait to see what adventures are waiting for Declan and Sam in the future. Highly recommended!


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**** The ARC was provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.****


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