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Posted July 22, 2012
A story of loss, love, and finding out where happiness truly lies...
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FINDING HOME is the first book I have read by Lacey Wolfe. I found myself intrigued by the blurb of this story because it focuses on finding joy outside of what should have been happiness. That probably doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. I guess what I mean is that Julie has just found out she is pregnant, albeit unexpectedly, but pregnant none the less. She should be celebrating with her boyfriend and getting ready for the arrival of her baby. Instead, she is heading home to her mother for some needed advice after jack-ass boyfriend drops a bombshell ultimatum: have an abortion or get out. And Mark seems to have been happy at one time, but is now living in a small town and telling very little about himself or his past. Until Julie shows up. Both should have been living happily in their lives, but had to adjust to changes, ultimately stumbling upon that elusive thing called contentment in the one place they least expected it...
This novella is a quick read at just about 100 pages. I enjoyed the fact that Ms. Wolfe was able to give the characters some depth within such a limited amount of time. While the end of the story seemed a bit rushed, it did manage to include the major components needed for a good read. Mark’s story of loss wasn’t a huge surprise to me once it was revealed. But I appreciated that Ms. Wolfe kept the reactions consistent on a realistic level. The story didn’t seem far-fetched or forced, but rather a story of real people with real lives and feasible reactions.
I enjoyed that Ms. Wolfe included many aspects to Julie’s pregnancy within the story. As a first-time mother, she is a bit deficient in matters pregnancy-related. Her hormones are all over the place and she oftentimes acts silly or unrestrained. Luckily, Mark, having been through a pregnancy with a family member quickly figured out Julie’s predicament and immediately lends a hand. Also funny is the bouts of jealousy from both Julie and Mark. One of my favorite things in books is the jealousy that rises up; especially when the main characters have yet to acknowledge their own feelings.
The only thing that I didn’t like was that, I felt, the writing could have been tightened up just a bit. Don’t get me wrong because I am not saying it was bad. But there were a few spots in the story where I had to re-read, or would think to myself something like “that could have been written to flow together a little better”...
Overall, FINDING HOME is a sweet contemporary romance with very light sexual components. A story of loss, love, and finding out where happiness truly lies. Because happiness doesn’t always turn up where we expect it to. For a quick read to pass the time with a sweet story of two people who find out where home really is, Ms. Wolfe’s book is guaranteed to satisfy.
(EBook copy provided by author for review.)
Posted June 18, 2012
Finding Home by Lacey Wolfe is a romance novella which is well-written with lovable characters. It was Lacey Wolfe's first book for me to read and I truly enjoyed it. It was easy to read, the relationship and attraction between Julie and Mark was remarkable and last, but not least, there were interesting topics woven into the story.
Regarding the plot:
Julie's boyfriend and father to her unborn child gives Julie a choice - to get an abortion or leave and Julie decides to leave. When she shows up at her mother's house, Julie finds a handsome guy who is renting out the house from Julie's mother. Julie and Mark are forced to stay in the house and unexpected things start to happen.
Julie is very curious and feels a desire to know more about Mark who has a lot of things he wants to hide. Nobody seems to know who he is and why is he in Clearwater. Unexpected love starts to grow and as the feelings grow stronger, both of them need to ask the difficult questions - Mark has to decide if he wants to become a father of another man's child and Julie needs to learn to trust a love.
I really enjoyed their relationship, it was hot, complicated and sweet and it deals with quite serious issues both characters have to face.
Regarding the characters:
I loved Julie. She was vulnerable, sweet, tough and quick. I found it cute how her hormones got the better part of her! I enjoyed Mark, who has so many good sides and a heavy pat to carry around with. Mark was really well-written by the author and was the stronger character in the book. They balanced each other and supported each other through the story.
Finding Home by Lacey Wolfe is easy to read novella which combines romance, humor, weird situations, serious topics and difficult choices. Perfect vacation or holiday read!
Posted June 8, 2012
Finding Home was such a sweet romance of two people finding love when they both least expected it. Julie is put into a very tough situation when she finds out that she is pregnant & her boyfriend has no desire to be a father so he tells her to get rid of it or move out. Julie makes the best decision for her & her unborn baby by moving out and moving back home to be with her mom. Little did she know that her mom had rented out her house to a very handsome man named Mark, so that she could travel with her friends.
Mark is trying to get over a painful past so he moves to a town where no body knows him or his past. When these two meet & unexpectedly get stuck together in the house for several days due to a storm, they discover love & passion that neither one of them really knew existed.
This is the type of book that a reader will not be able to put down until they find out if these two wonderful people get the "happy ending" that they both greatly deserve.
Posted December 13, 2013
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