Series: Finding Me #2
on May 30, 2017
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
It began as a ruse.
Take a girlfriend. Divert the press from the fucked up mess that’s my family until my father is re-elected. Stage a public breakup. Move on.
Only that brilliant plan went straight south the moment I set eyes on Willow Blackwell.
I found her.
My center. My future. A soulmate with the will of a mule and the mouth of a harpy.
I now want things I never wanted before. Permanent kinds of things.
Only Fate—and her ex—have other plans for us.
In some sort of cosmic impossibility, our lives unknowingly intersected years before when tragedy befell both our families. Once the devastating truth is finally revealed, the future I’d found in her will come crashing down around us and for the first time in my life I’m completely helpless.
I may very well lose the only woman I've ever loved to a past neither of us saw coming.
*Warning: 18+ only. Contains foul language, explicit sex and a hot alpha (or two, or three). NOTE: This is NOT a standalone. It’s the conclusion to LOST IN BETWEEN, which MUST be read first.
“What started out as a job, a way to earn enough money to care for my ill mother has completely changed my life in ways I wasn’t expecting.”
This is the second part of the Finding Me series duet that began in Lost in Between. The first book ended on a big cliffhanger, so I was anxious to jump right into this one. Just when you thought Shaw and Willow were ready to make things work, the world shifts, and revelations threaten everything they have been trying to build.
“I’m having a hard time keeping up with how fast you’re changing me, Goldilocks.”
Shaw goes all in with Willow, but she is still keeping secrets, and a big one lands right into Shaw’s lap. It’s difficult to see how they could possibly move past all that stands between them. Shaw and Willow both struggle in this installment to open up to one another all the way. I loved Shaw’s determination to get through to Willow, and to not let her walls continue to keep him at a distance. Shaw is definitely the type of hero you love to love; protective, loyal, and willing to do whatever it takes for those he loves.
“He loves me. I know he does. He may not be able to say it, but I see it. I feel it. He’s as scared to put sound to it as I am.”
Willow was a bit frustrating at times. I wanted her so bad to open up and just let out everything that she had been bottling up. On the other hand, I understood where all her fears were coming from. It was such a relief to see her move through her past, and all that kept her chained to it. Willow’s insecurities are relatable and really make you feel for the trauma she has endured.
“What I have with him is unmatched. Unparalleled. It’s-he’s-the serenity and peace I didn’t know existed, let alone the kind I’d find. He fits me. He sees me. He makes my blood boil, my heart sing, and my soul crave something I haven’t in a long, long time, if ever.”
Overall, I enjoyed this book more than the first. The twists and turns the story took, made it feel less drawn out than the previous one. I really loved seeing these two come together and finally communicate! A perfect ending for these two for sure. I’m hoping to see the other characters in future books.