Book Angel Booktopia is delighted to welcome Mila Gray today to share the songs that capture the essence of Come Back to Me. Enhance your reading experience by listening to the playlist as you read
I always write to music. I’m obsessed. My Come Back To Me playlist kept growing and growing. I think because the emotions in the book are so intense – moving from excitement and the thrill of first love to extreme sadness and grief through to recovery and then the inklings of love again.
Of all my books, it’s the playlist I listen to the most often, with songs on it from Fink, Daft Punk, Joni Mitchell, Ed Sheeran, The Civil Wars, Tom Odell, Birdy, Sia and The National, among many others.
For me the British musician Fink is probably the sound of that book. His music wrenches at my heart. I can feel the loss that Jessa feels which really helped me write the book and get into the heart of it.
Also there’s a great track called Please Baby Please by Serena Ryder, which was so utterly perfect for the book. It’s as if it was written for Jessa and Kit. The story is, I’ve been told, very heart-wrenching. A lot of people have told me they cried from the first chapter and I think this song, towards the end gives me butterflies.
Home on leave in sunny California, Marine and local lothario Kit Ryan finds himself dangerously drawn to his best friend’s sister, Jessa – the one girl he can’t have.
But Kit’s not about to let a few obstacles stand in his way and soon Jessa’s falling for his irresistible charms.
What starts out as a summer romance of secret hook-ups and magical first times quickly develops into a passionate love affair that turns both their worlds upside down.
When summer’s over and it’s time for Kit to redeploy, neither Kit nor Jessa are ready to say goodbye. Jessa’s finally following her dreams and Kit’s discovered there’s someone he’d sacrifice everything for.
Jessa’s prepared to wait for Kit no matter what. But when something more than distance and time rips them apart they’re forced to decide whether what they have is really worth fighting for.
A breathtaking, scorchingly hot story about love, friendship, family and finding your way back from the edge of heartbreak.