Review: Find Me by Laurelin Paige

Posted 26 August, 2015 in Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: Find Me by Laurelin PaigeTitle: Find Me
Series: The Found Duet
Author: Laurelin Paige
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 25, 2015
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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Read more

About Find Me:

The Conclusion of Gwen and JC's Story

Gwen Anders came to The Sky Launch to begin fresh, away from the horrors of her past. She fit in quickly, becoming good friends with her co-manager, Alayna Withers and the owner of the club, Hudson Pierce. Though the circumstances that brought her here were not the best, she's never felt more at home.

But starting a new life means letting go. And there are some things she doesn't want to leave behind - like JC, the man who taught her how to let loose. The man she wasn't supposed to fall in love with. The man she doesn't want to lose.

Now, with the reason she ran still a threat, Gwen fears she'll never be able to move on completely. And if she does, can she still hold out hope that JC loves her enough to come and find her?
Related Books: Star Struck, Free Me, First Touch

Review:

I liked this book a lot. On its own it would have been 4 stars. But I feel like it needs to be part of/related to Free Me – and I just felt so differently about each of them.

With Free Me, I was actually nervous to read it and wasn’t sure if I liked it. I loved it. For that reason, I was expecting to love Find Me. But for some reason, I just felt this disconnect between the two books.

Here’s where my feelings get confusing, because there was nothing I disliked about it.

  • I still loved the chemistry between J.C. and Gwen. Even more so, when no one’s pretending anymore. The whole ‘my heart is open’ thing between makes my heart open because it melted at the romanticism.
  • Gwen seems to have grown a lot. She seemed a little too dependent on Norma for a 32-year-old in the first book, but you don’t see that at all in this one. Yes, she still relies on Norma for things, but she seemed to know when she needed to handle something on her own. She also has a larger support system now, with Alayna (who is portrayed completely different from how I pictured her after reading her books, but  that’s completely unrelated lol), her brother, etc.
  • I love the moments when I hate J.C.
  • I finally got my happy ending. 🙂

But I wasn’t quite as pulled in. There was a lot of drama in addition to the romance, which isn’t always my thing. Both in books and in life.

About Laurelin Paige:

Laurelin Paige is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She’s a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Mad Men and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine.

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