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Finding Home [Kindle Edition]

Lauren Baker , Bonnie Dee
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Her family, her friends and her conscience all say it’s wrong to fall for the hustler she rescued from the streets. How come it feels so right?

When Megan first meets Mouth, a homeless teenage hustler, on the streets of L.A., he’s the perfect subject for the street life expose she hopes will help her break into journalism. She doesn’t expect to be drawn into his life and become his friend—or to take him in after he’s been beaten and robbed by thugs.

As they learn to live together, a powerful attraction flourishes between Megan and the young man. Although he’s street smart, tough and mature, he’s also a youth in transition. When they finally give in to the sexual heat between them, Megan fears she’s taking advantage of her position as his mentor.

Their relationship challenges every aspect of her life. Megan must make difficult choices between the conflicting demands of her friends and family, her career and love.

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About the Author

Reflections of Beauty - Bonnie Dee When artist Christine Dawson is commissioned to paint a portrait of wealthy, mysterious recluse Eric Leroux, she must tear away the briars and scale the walls surrounding the heart of this scarred man. But some scars are more than skin-deep. Will love heal these wounds?

Product Details

  • File Size: 264 KB
  • Print Length: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (January 2, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,170 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect 10 August 24, 2007
(Review written for Romance Reviews Today)

Megan works as a proofreader at a small weekly newspaper, but she hungers for juicier work. When Megan first meets Mouth, a homeless teenage hustler, on the streets of L.A., he's the perfect subject for the expose she hopes will help her break into journalism. She doesn't expect to be drawn into his life or to become his friend; she doesn't mean to care about the kids she's writing about, but as her article proceeds and she spends her nights down on Santa Monica Boulevard, the lines blur between subject and researcher.

FINDING HOME offers a raw, gritty look at the underbelly of modern life. Dark and vividly drawn, we experience this world through Megan's eyes. At the beginning, she's a little lost; out of college, but oddly unsure of herself and her skills. Megan has led a fairly sheltered life, devoid of drama or darkness. In contrast, Mouth possesses a scarred and wary world-weariness; he's too old for his age and oh-so-young at the same time, tender beneath his external cynicism. These two characters stand among the most compelling I've ever read, and their rendered contrast achieves artistic perfection, a study in light and shadow.

Past precedent seems to suggest Megan has a history of screwing things up, so she's determined to take her career as a journalist seriously, even when she's utterly, some might even say self-destructively, drawn to the street kid, Mouth. The chemistry between them sparks, sizzling with need and trepidation. He's everything she shouldn't want, and since he's just seventeen, he could literally ruin her life. Yet for reasons she cannot articulate, Mouth is everything she does want. Desperately.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars simply wonderful October 8, 2007
This romance is not an average romance. It's a somewhat reality type contemporary gritty romance with some uncomfortable situations. I think it will appeal to a young modern or open minded audience. But I say this because it is an emotion read or at least it was for me. It was a contemporary yet actually a benign look at street life. I'm sure the reality of child prostitution is much much worse.

Having said that, I think this is one of the most touching and lovely stories I've ever read. It's not the fantasy romance we are used to and I loved it. I hope and pray there are real life people out there with difficult lives and falling in love with happy ever after stories.

This is the second book I've read from Bonnie Dee (Bone Deep is also a GREAT read) and the first from Lauren Baker. I will look into reading some of her books.

This book was great and worth my time.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Little Disappointed February 19, 2011
Megan is only 23 but she is still chomping at the bit to get some real reporting experience, instead of sitting at her desk all day editing articles about bake sales. So she decides to find her own story and ends up in Santa Monica where the male prostitutes work. There she meets Mouth a street smart beauty who will go with any guy interested for 50 bucks. As she keeps on going back for the story she becomes intrigued by him and when she finds him beat up after some rival hustlers attack and rob him she offers him a place to stay while he recovers.

I have to say this is a good book, but I was rather disappointed because of the 7(all) 5 star reviews this got. It's a good book but it just didn't touch me because I felt on the outside looking in for a majority of the book, but with enough moments of emotional truth and honesty dotted throughout to keep me reading. There were a few problems for me, the main problem being that there is so little information about what Sean/Mouth is thinking or feeling. Megan generally can't read him because of the brick wall he puts up around himself and so I never felt like I actually got to know him as a character, I got to know how Megan saw him but I don't think I actually grasped who he really was.

Maybe it is just my own personal ick factor, but I never quite got over the fact she was 23 and he was 17, to me there were enough issues keeping them apart and making him underage was just a little too creepy for me and brought back some news stories about teachers and their under aged students that I would rather not have been reminded of. It was hard for me to reconcile the fact people where judging a powerless 17 year old kid and putting him down for having been a whore. That was something he did, it wasn't who he was.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tragic and Heartwarming..... July 24, 2011
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This book blew me away. I recently read Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire and have been looking for something to compete with it. Finding Home came very close to being as good. It's different than anything I've read, but it's excellent and very memorable.

The subject matter may not be for everyone. Megan works for a newspaper and is interested in doing a story about homeless boys living on the street selling themselves in prostitution. She goes in looking for boys who will be willing to tell their stories...what brought them there and what their life is like. Megan meets an attractive 17 year boy/man, "Mouth" who agrees to talk with her. This begins an unlikely friendship that turns romantic half way through the book.

Although the sensuality in this book was off the charts, to me this book almost read like a young adult book. Sean aka "Mouth" seemed way older than his 17 years, and Megan seemed way younger than her 23 years. Because of this, their relationship made sense, but I have to admit being a bit uncomfortable with his "minor status".

I was absolutely glued to this book from page 1 on. I couldn't get enough of it and read in all my spare moments until I had finished it. In some ways tragic, in other ways uplifting, and in every way memorable, this book is definitely one to experience. I for one will re-read this one again...and probably again!
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4.0 out of 5 stars 4 Stars
I really liked this book. The only thing that bothered me was that it was really hard to read the male character. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Forbidden Romance
This book was about forbidden romance as well as it provided glimpses of life of a teenaged prostitute. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Peach
4.0 out of 5 stars 4+ stars....this was hard...
This was kind of a dark story with sweet but forbidden romance and with a lot of layers. Not at all what I expected and it gave me a lot to think about. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Anjena
3.0 out of 5 stars Life on the Street
I never totally bought into Finding Home. I wanted to feel the danger of life on the street for the hustlers and the desire Megan had, as a reporter to expose them. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ruth Lynn Mills
4.0 out of 5 stars Taboo Love done right
So this is one of those books that is difficult to read and even harder to rate. My first time reading Lauren Baker was not a let down as she had me questioning my own moral... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kelli Collopy
5.0 out of 5 stars good book
when i first started reading this book i was kinda hesitant but im so glad i did. put away your preconceived ideas and read it because its really good. Read more
Published 5 months ago by sherryluvs2read
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Great, emotional, heart felt. This is one book that I would re read in the future and recommend to others.
Published 6 months ago by Emily D. gillaim
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved
Loved this one. Started it at 9pm and did not stop until I finished it at 3am. I loved the characters. Very well written. Very well told.
I just wish there was an epilogue.
Published 7 months ago by Christine
4.0 out of 5 stars An Unlikely Friendship Turns to Love
I thought it was really good although I will warn you that there is an age difference between the hero and heroine that you may find offensive. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Kris
3.0 out of 5 stars wow, ok.
I liked about 3/4 of the book, but the end was very rushed and quite a let down. The plot is quite disturbing, but the book is very well written and does draw you in. Read more
Published 8 months ago by nara
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I began telling stories as a child. Whenever there was a sleepover, I was the designated ghost tale teller. I still have a story printed on yellow legal paper in second grade about a ghost, a witch and a talking cat.

I enjoy reading stories about people damaged by life who find healing with a like-minded soul. When I couldn't find enough books to suit my taste, I began to write them.

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