Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Blog Tour Stop!! Review & Giveaway: Finders Keepers (Lost & Found #3) by Nicole Williams

Finders Keepers (Lost & Found #3)
By Nicole Williams
Release Date: 9/16/2013
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

There’s tortured. And there’s Garth Black.

His life has been a constant carousel of tragedy and disappointment, including his love life. Of course, applying the term “love” to Garth’s conquests is a gross misuse of the word. Some people were made to give and accept love, and others weren’t. Garth Black redefines the “others” category. He’s made a vow that the day he meets a woman who could sucker him into falling in love will be the day he runs away.

Garth’s plan has one flaw. What happens when he’s already fallen hard for a girl before the warning signs and red flags go up? What happens when the love he’s avoided his entire life brings him to his knees? What happens when Garth Black lets the dirtiest four letter word he’s ever known into his dark, lonely life?

This cowboy’s about to find out he can control some things, and he can’t control others. Number one on the what he can’t control list?


My Rating: 4 1/2 Coffee Cups!!

I LOVED the first two books in this series, Lost & Found and Near & Far by Nicole Williams. So, when I saw an opening for a blog tour at A Tale of Reviews for Garth Black's story I jumped right on it. Garth Black was that character you loved to hate. He slept with his best friend's girlfriend when he was out of town (who does that?!), every other word out of his mouth is either dirty or the F bomb, and he drinks whiskey like most people drink water. But even when you were disgusted by him and hating him, you knew there was more to him than meets the eye. And in Finders Keepers you get the real Garth entirely in his point of view. When I read that it was his and Josie's story I assumed that the POV would bounce back and forth between the two of them. When, after the first chapter, I realized that wasn't the case I was ecstatic. It had been awhile since I read a book totally in the asshole, hothead, bad boy point of view and I loved that it was this one.

Garth has had a lot to deal with. The book practically opens with his trailer being on fire and his less than stellar, insanely abusive, douchebag of a father stuck in it while it burned. As much as Garth, for obviously good reasons, despised his father Clay his death completely screwed with him. He didn't know whether to be happy or angry or even a little bit sad. After all this was the only person who "raised" him (I use that term loosely). But as confused as he is, one thing is for sure- he is pretty much homeless. Another thing about Garth, he is probably one of the most stubborn characters you will come across. The Walkers offered him a place to stay, Josie offered him a place to stay, even Jesse and Rowen in Seattle offered him their couch. But where does he end up in the middle of March in Montana? His truck. And that's where Josie finds him, a step away from hypothermia. She (being pretty much as strong willed and stubborn as him) drags him to her house, sneaks him in and throws him into bed with her. Not at all in a sexy or romantic way, but in an effort to get him warm. And that turns into the most peaceful  place that Garth has ever been. 

That begins a domino effect of the escalating relationship between Josie and Garth. Confessions are made, feelings are realized and then obstacles are thrown into their paths. It's not an easy path. And to be honest- because of what they both did to Jesse I really don't think it should be.

And if that isn't enough, and you are a fan of this series like I am you get a little bit of time with Jesse and Rowen. Their wedding to be specific, where Garth is the best man. 

I will repeat my starting statement- I love this series.  

Buy it NOW!


Tidbits on the author:

I'm the New York Times and USATODAY bestselling author of the CRASH series (HarperTeen, S&S UK), LOST & FOUND series, UP IN FLAMES (S&S UK), The EDEN TRILOGY, and a handful of others. I write stories about everyday kinds of people who find themselves in extraordinary kinds of situations. I tell love stories with happy endings because I believe in making the world a better place, and that's one tiny way I can make it so. I'm one of those people who still believe in true love and soul mates, and would rather keep my head in the clouds any day over having my feet firmly on the ground.

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