Where I Need To Be

Where I Need To Be

by Jamie Hollins

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BN ID: 2940158731402
Publisher: Jamie Hollins
Publication date: 07/18/2017
Series: McKenna Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 339
Sales rank: 443,444
File size: 588 KB

About the Author

Jamie Hollins was born and raised in rural Northeast Ohio. After graduate school, she embarked on a perilous career in Human Resources where she met plenty of real life characters. When she’s not writing or chasing after her toddler, she enjoys reading and golfing. Jamie lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, son, and their dog, Winston.

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Where I Need To Be 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
BananaTricky More than 1 year ago
Great end to a fun series. James Foley owns his own auto garage and lives with his six year old son and father ever since his ex-wife decided she liked drugs more than her family. Megan McKenna lost her whole life when she found her husband cheating. Due to a brutal prenup she walked away from her marriage with absolutely nothing other than the clothes on her back and an impressive collection of handbags, her husband's connections lost her her job at a prestigious prep school and he kept all their friends. When the old beater she bought with the last of her cash starts making terrible noises she takes the car to the only mechanic she knows. James knows Megan's type, all BMWs, dripping gold jewellery and fancy clothes, so he is surprised when the trophy wife walks into his garage with a rusty old maroon Honda Accord on the lot. Then he finds out that Megan is his son's new teacher. Somehow, two souls that have been hurt by love before find a relationship together but the demons of the past and their own insecurities threaten to derail them before they even start. James is a great guy, solid, dependable, caring for his son and running his own business. A welcome antidote to Megan's sleazy ex-husband. Megan is the woman who does everything right, by the book. And what has that got her? Nothing. Maybe a no-strings fling with a hot mechanic is just what the doctor ordered. She has always been the perfect daughter and put enormous pressure on herself never to disappoint her parents, telling them she's divorced will devastate them. But as things with James get serious keeping something that big a secret can have big repercussions. This is most definitely the wrap up of the series. We see the characters planning towards Quinn and Ewan's wedding (from the first book in the series) and catch up with Sean and Darcy. Loved this sweet romance and the lovable characters. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
CrystalsBookWorld More than 1 year ago
I always get teary when a phenomenal series ends. That is what the McKenna series are. I loved Megan's story. We saw glimpses of her with Sean's story and I knew by the end of book two something major was changing in her life. Where I Need To Be is about finding your self again Becoming independent. Learning how much life is worth it being happy. I loved every meaning that Jamie Hollins puts behind her stories. James and Megan's relationship was a little rocky at first. James finds out you can never judge a person by what they wear, who they are in company of, or who they use to be married to. I love the support system outside Megan's family that she finds. James is your hot blooded (and don't forget sexy) blue collar man. I love how he can get his hands dirty and is all so manly. He oozes pure male perfection. Okay I guess I let my thoughts runaway there. Seriously, if you have not started the McKenna series what are you waiting for. If you cannot start from the beginning, you can also read this book as a standalone. Where I Need To Be seeps into your heart and stays wrapped around it. It brings sexy to a fun and exciting level. This book is a must read since I could not put it down! I am sad to see this is the end, but am glad I can always revisit!
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
Where I Need To Be (McKenna Series Book 3) by Hollins, Jamie This is Megan McKenna and James Foley’s story. James Foley bought out his dad's auto shop when he was around nineteen. He is raising his son with the help of his father. James tried to get his wife help with her drug addiction but would never follow through with the treatments. He ended up divorcing her. Now, James only has time for his son and his shop. Then he keeps crossing paths with school teacher, Megan McKenna and things begin to change. Megan has just gone through a nasty divorce with her cheating husband. James and Megan connect due to understanding of the emotional pain of divorce plus they are extremely attracted to one another. Neither one want a relationship but will friends with benefits be enough for them? Wow!! This was an amazing read! I could not put it down. The story was entertaining, emotional, heartwarming, and the chemistry between Megan and James was off the charts. The author did a great job of where the reader could feel the emotions of James and Megan. This is a must read! FYI, contains mature content. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
NRuffo More than 1 year ago
I loved everything about this book-the characters, the world, the uncertainty, the love. Megan and James were an unlikely pair on the surface, but it was quickly revealed that their was more to their connection than they ever could have imagined. The author did a wonderful job of building their story. It was realistic and raw. The progression of their relationship was natural and heartbreaking at times. It's always difficult to find the characters in a position where they want to move beyond the casual to something more committed but struggle with verbalizing and accepting their feelings. Megan and James were no different. It was evident that they were falling for each other but not ready to move beyond the hurt they had endured with their exes. I loved witnessing their growth and acquiescence. Their story was quite beautiful. Megan was classy, sweet, beautiful both inside and out, and strong. She was forced into a life so different from what she was accustomed after her divorce and struggled to remain independent through it all. I hated her need for perfection when it came to her family, who I know without a doubt would have been there to support her both physically and mentally. It was great that she had Callie, her new roommate, and James in her corner. James was a fabulous character. He was gruff but sweet, a wonderful father and son, and the best possible person for Megan. James helped her come out of her shell and remember the person she was before Niall, her ex. Likewise, she did the same for him, forcing him to face life again and trust and love someone outside of his family. I loved his patience and giving heart, his strength of character, and the way he cherished Megan. At the same time, I wanted to knock him over the head for some of his actions and the callousness he showed towards Megan when he was fighting his feelings. This was my first book by Jamie Hollins, and I can't wait to go back to the beginning of the series to read about the rest of the McKennas. This is especially true after reading about them in the epilogue. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Readers Copy of this book.
JenPH More than 1 year ago
Just like the two books before it, The Best Part of Me and Not in My Wildest Dreams, this latest release in the McKenna series satisfied the romance reader in me. Megan and James's story has some angst mixed in with lighthearted moments. Megan is James's son's teacher and James becomes Megan's mechanic when her less than stellar, not-so-new automobile becomes far more trouble than it was ever worth (which wasn't much). They click and not just sexually either, which is how their relationship begins. I appreciated Megan not being this overly clingy female who was feeling all kinds of hurt when James was honest about not wanting anything more than sex and maybe some companionship. She's learning to be far more independent than she ever was before and is her own person and I liked that James put his son first each and every time. Four stars for series ender Where I Need to Be. ♥
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series. Amazing ending to the series.
tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
This is my first time diving into the McKenna series and reading author Jamie Hollins. I usually don’t go for Contemporary reads unless it’s Romantic Suspense, but the blurb peeked my interest. I liked the idea of two adults, both divorced, with pasts and issues to deal with ending up coming together and finding strength, love, and a true partnership. James. I loved him. He’s perfect yet not, has issues to deal with, always has grease on him, overworks himself, and is doing the best he can in raising his son with the help of his father. We see several different sides to him and so you can not help but fall in love with him. His dedication to his work and how he put his kid’s feelings above his own. Perfect. Sweet. Megan. I found her to be smart and sweet, but also a little week and her issue of not confiding in her family about her divorce and dating James really upset me. She was doing great, turning her life around, found a job she loves, and a man who was exactly what she needed, but she disappointed me in making excuses and not ripping that banded off with her family. The story was good and I liked it. I enjoyed the characters and found the romance to be sweet, adorable, and satisfying. I liked that they took their time getting to know each other and that they also communicated, where open, and upfront from the start. It made the romance and relationship seem so real. The epilogue wrapped everything up marvelously and I loved seeing the whole family be together. Where I Need To Be is a charming and heartfelt romance, with a few laugh out loud moments, and some hot sexy scenes. I had a delightful time and will be check out previous books in the series. Rated: 4 Stars *Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Jamie Hollins via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.