Review: Pulled Back (Twin Flames Series) by Danielle Bannister


Book Two: A Flame Reborn.Excerpt:
“Have you ever seen two people in your life that you knew,” Kari asks, “who you just knew in your gut that they were meant to be together?” I start to answer, but she holds up her hand to stop me. “Now, I’m not just talking about two people in lust or even simple love. I’m talking about the kind of feeling that consumes your entire body; takes you hostage. A feeling so powerful that makes you do or say anything, just to be near them? Almost like you’re being pulled towards them?” She glances over at me to get my reaction.
My mouth opens to say ‘no’ but it’s a lie. That’s exactly how I feel about Jada.
“That’s what I thought,” she says with a groan. “Jada does that to you, doesn’t she?”
I start coughing, surprised at her perceptiveness. “I never said that,” I force out.
She shakes her head. “You didn’t have to. It’s plain as day when you too look at each other.” She pulls into my driveway and cuts the engine. “And that is exactly the reason you need to stay away from that girl.”

So the blurb doesn’t really give much to summarize the story, so I’ll do a little.  Read Pulled by Danielle Bannister prior to reading Pulled Back, or reading this review because it will contain spoilers for Pulled.
Jada, Tobias, and Hawk are 3 babies born the same night Naya, Etash, and Seth died, and in the same hospital.  From the beginning, Jada and Tobias would cry as infants until they were close to each other.  Jada’s mother dies during childbirth, Tobias’ parents put him up for adoption, and Hawk resides with his parents.  Tobias is adopted by one of the nurses, and ends up living next to and being best friends with Hawk.  Jada’s father keeps her, but becomes an alcoholic and abuser who cannot keep a job.  They had moved away from the town, Webster, when Jada was a baby.  When Jada enters senior year in high school, they move back to the town.  That is when she meets Hawk first, then Tobias.
Hawk had in his mind that Jada was destined to be his, before even meeting her.  He heard the stories of the deaths and their births and has always waited for her.  She and Tobias feel a pull towards each other that they try, but cannot deny.  One night in the woods, similar to the first book, Jada takes pills and Hawk shows up.  She doesn’t remember much, but he shows the same signs as Seth.
Tobias is sick-asthma and born with a diseased lung.  He is constantly sick, and this book is set in the future so the air quality is not great and it appears the economy is much worse than it is now.  He notices he feels stronger with Jada around.
I’m not going into any more of the storyline, but there is another character from Pulled that is in this book as well.  There are several obstacles, suspense, and twists that do keep you entertained.  You kind of wish the characters had been born into better situations, because you know what they went through in the last book.  Why can’t they catch a break.
While the book is still good, it seemed to lack something for me for some reason.  I’m not sure exactly what it was, but it wasn’t as good as the first book, in my opinion.  Maybe because the characters didn’t really notice the pull that much, or because it glossed over some of the loving with the characters.  I really don’t know.  But, I would still recommend reading it.  I am interested to see where the author continues the story from here.  Again, in this one there are a few twists.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars!

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