For fans of USA Today bestselling authors Christina Lauren and Sally Thorne comes a hilarious romantic comedy about finding your family, finding yourself, and maybe finding love along the way.
Being adopted never made Jane Smith feel unloved, just unlike the rest of her family. As her twenty-fifth birthday approaches, she is struck by an overwhelming longing to finally find her place in the world. So in a very un-Jane-like move, she books a last-minute ticket to Greece to find her birth father and the real Jane. All she knows about him is it that he was a tour guide named Dimitri. Armed with this knowledge and several surprise boxes of condoms from her mom (not embarrassing at all), Jane takes off.
Within minutes of landing she makes two important discoveries. First, everyone in Greece is named Dimitri, and second, fate might be playing a sick joke on her when a sexy tour guide called Dimitri comes to fetch her from the airport. He offers to help Jane with her searchif she'll go on an adventure with him. Stable Jane would never risk a steamy vacation romance. But real Jane might finally be ready to listen to her heart. Will Jane find her biological father, or will she end up finding something else entirely?
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About the Author
Jo Watson is an award-winning writer of romantic comedies. Burning Moon won a Watty Award in 2014. Jo is an Adidas addict and a Depeche Mode devotee.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I grew to care about Jane. This is the type of book that you need to keep reading and get to know the characters. Dimitris is too perfect
The ending made this book for me. Finding You is a cute romantic comedy wherein a rigid heroine is repeatedly forced from her comfort zone during a spur of the moment trip to Greece in search of her birth father. My favorite aspect of this series of standalones is the different settings they take place in. Each heroine from a lively group of friends meets her Mr. Right while abroad, and while they’re falling in love the reader gets treated to descriptions of the beautiful surrounding location. As a person who loves to travel and explore new places, getting to do so through a book is fantastic. Although Miss Watson always includes vivid imageries, Finding You has that and more. The hero is a tour guide in the region, so it fits perfectly with the travel and exploration theme. This time the reader is treated to more than the resort experience in a beautiful locale. There’s tourist details, historical insights, and many glimpses of the Greek culture that made this a fun and interesting immersive read. The book plays out much like a made for TV romantic comedy. And while I enjoyed the descriptions of Santorini, the romance and plot is fairly predictable. Coupled with an overly critical heroine who exhausted me with her pessimism at times, I struggled to fully connect. The humor is largely based around random events that unfold during Janes’ travel- sometimes cultural misunderstandings, lodging issues, and extreme but unlikely mishaps, all while Jane desperately clings to her attempts to control every aspect of her life and appearance. There were many moments that were silly and left me grinning, but it was heading to a good, not great rating when the ending took a turn I hadn’t expected. The events and the subsequent discoveries pulled on my emotions, developed the characters, and made for a lovely, heart-warming conclusion. Before those final handful of chapters, I would have said that though this wasn’t my personal cup of tea, I think plenty of readers will enjoy this title and series. However, after the ending, I would most definitely recommend this title to fans of light-hearted, comedy of errors plots that includes some soul-searching moments. In fact, I just pre-purchased a copy for my mom because I think she’ll absolutely love it. *ARC provided by Netgalley*
Jane grew up in a nice home, with a loving family, but she's always had this feeling that they weren't her true family. She loves them to pieces, but she still has this sense that something is missing, and won't feel whole until she finds it. So, with her family's blessing, she sets out on a journey to find her birth father, and also maybe find her true self along the way. She stows away what little information she has about her father, arms herself with a ticket to Greece, and sets out to fill that missing hole in her life. Once she lands she meets the most gorgeous man she has ever laid eyes on, and he offers to treat her to a vacation of a lifetime, now she just has to find a way to shut off her brain, embrace her brave side that is dying to get out, and finally live it up a little! Who knows she might just find what she was searching for all along... and then some!! This book was my introduction to author Jo Watson and I must admit I was really impressed with what I found, her well crafted story made me laugh, made me blush, and left me a with a happy heart! I thoroughly enjoyed following Jane on her little journey, her story kept me entertained from start to finish, she was quite the character!! This charming little story will satisfy all your reading needs and leave you tempted to learn more about the other characters in this series! Highly recommend you get your hands on this book...you will not be disappointed! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.