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Review Tour: Finding You by Elizabeth Lee {Review+Giveaway}

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Finding You (Escaping #2)
   by: Elizabeth Lee

Publication Date: Oct. 20, 2014
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Source: e-ARC received from Wordsmith Publicity in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 194 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 4/5 stars

Being the wild child has worked for Mallory Vandaveer for most of her life. She’s the good time girl, up for anything–and everyone in her small town knows it. But when her sister came home after years of being away, long hidden secrets came out. Turns out, Mallory isn’t who she thought she was. And now everything starts to feel like a lie. In order to figure out who she is she’ll have to set out on a journey to find the one man who holds the answers.

Everett Boone is in hiding. Hiding from his past and the press and the demands of a career he put on hold after tragedy struck. When a young woman with secrets of her own blows into town and rents the apartment next to his, he’ll have to face the past he was trying to escape in order to understand his feelings for her.

They’ll both have to dig deep inside themselves to discover whether or not they’re capable of being enough for one another. Finding the person you’re meant to love isn’t the problem. Sometimes the hardest person to find is yourself.

 
 
Upon finishing Escaping Me, the first book in the series, I could not wait to get my hands on this book! I instantly loved Mallory and her spunky, tough as nails attitude. She has had quite the bomb dropped on her in the previous book and now she is leaving town to hopefully get some answers in Charleston. Mallory is just one of those heroines that you can't help but envy. She goes after what she wants and doesn't let fear keep her from doing new things and taking chances.
 
She is taking quite the chance in renting an apartment above a welding shop and keeping her true identity a secret from both the shop owner and her new next door neighbor. She wants to make sure she's doing the right thing and will be well received before she goes in guns blazing, which I get. I do think Mallory should have fessed up a lot sooner than she did though. Her withholding this information certainly causes problems with her sexy neighbor, Boone, who she finds herself falling a lot harder for than she ever thought.
 
Mallory is a no strings kind of girl. She doesn't do relationships, after being burned by them in the past. She has not had a strong father figure and just feels the men in her life haven't been there for her in a lasting capacity. Everett Boone is a complete jerk to her in the beginning, not wanting to have any kind of contact with the beautiful new girl. He has been living his life under the radar for a few years now, wanting to escape the spotlight after a personal tragedy.
 
Boone is determined to keep Mallory at arm's length, but her free spirit and her flirty, fun attitude draw him right in and really makes him rethink his desire for solitude. She works her way into his life and eventually into his heart. Both of them agree to keep things casual, but find that's not really what they want at all. Mallory likes spending time with Boone and vice versa. They have incredible chemistry together and I liked watching them slowly open their hearts to one another after they swore they wouldn't.
 
I absolutely love that Boone is a former golfer! How awesome is that! I don't think I've read any books where the athlete is a golfer, so it was definitely awesome to read about a different sport for once! We really don't get too heavy into the golf scene in this book though. I did like seeing the parts we got though! 
 
We get plenty of Whitney and Cole for those of you that have read the first book in the series. They also have some big things going on in their lives, so I was glad that Lee touched base with them. They are so supportive of Mallory and I'm really glad she had them in her life.
 
Vince was another really great character too. He is the owner of the welding shop below and really acts as a father figure to Mallory. He is very protective when it comes to Boone discussing having something more with her. He is also good to Boone and the two are very close as well.
 
I am excited for you all to meet Mallory and Boone. They are both trying to find their place in the world, overcome tragedies and obstacles, as well as deciding what they want from one another. A beautiful story of love, acceptance, and taking chances- Lee's writing will captivate you and have you begging for more!
 
 
 
 

All she wanted to do was forget. Forget the memory of walking in on her boyfriend in the middle of, well, another girl. Forget how she had her entire life planned out. And, forget about being perfect all the time. Unfortunately, she was Whitney Vandaveer and despite the fact that she moved to the middle of nowhere – she couldn't.

He always knew he would never be more than nothing. No job, no money, no future. Cole Pritchett had accepted the fact that he would always be the screw up and he was okay with it. Until he met her.

Here's the thing they quickly found out – sometimes we all need a little help escaping who we think we are.

 


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Born and raised in the middle of a Midwestern cornfield (not literally, that would be weird), I’ve spent my entire life imagining stories. Stories where the right guy always gets the right girl, first kisses are as magical as they are on the big screen and anything is completely possible if you believe.
 
Although this journey began years ago, it recently took on a whole new life. After years of devouring hundreds of Romance, YA and New Adult novels, I had an epiphany... I should write a book. And I did it!

If I’m not reading, writing, enjoying drinks with my amazing group of girlfriends or chasing around a sarcastically funny kid, I’m probably watching television shows that were created for teenagers, while my husband teases that I’m too old to watch them.

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3 comments

  1. I am really excited for this one, even though the golf aspect doesn't seem too heavy I am definitely excited about that fact! Boone and Mallory sound awesome. Great review!

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    1. :) I hope you like it chica! It was so refreshing to swoon over a different kind of athlete for once!

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  2. Boone was ridiculously swoony, wasn't he? *sigh* I enjoyed this book so much!

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