Finding Home Kindle Edition
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But this is a book that I loved. And here are some of the reasons why:
1. The characters were really very well drawn, not your usual cartoonish, card board cut outs
2. The writing was much, much better than what I've come to expect from the romance genre
3. The story was engaging and I was completely absorbed. So much so that I was actually in tears in a few spots (romances nearly always fail to move me)
Twenty three year-old journo Megan, wants to write a story about street kids and underage prostitution and through this, meets 17 year-old homeless prostitute Mouth/Sean. They get friendly, he ends up staying at her place after he's attacked and beaten...romance ensues. It's basically a fairly far-fetched premise but the fact that the author is able to turn this into a believable tale shows that she has a gift.
I consumed this piece over two nights after work and I'm not often so riveted that I stay up past my bed time, but I cared about these characters and believed in their romance. Sure it was probably lust at first sight for both of them (although neither act on it initially for obvious reasons) but I appreciated that the author didn't harp on and on about the attraction like you usually find in romances. You know the sort of thing: "He saw her across the dance floor and knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that he had to have her, taste her. He had to make her his. Everything about her ignited his passions. Her eyes, her body, the cute little way she flipped her hair. Perfection!" Spare me.
Even though Megan finds Mouth/Sean dangerously attractive and you suspect that Sean fancies her in return, the emphasis is definitely on their friendship and watching their love grow as a result of that friendship. I find that far more satisfying than lust posing as love.
Another thing I LOVED was that it was 3rd person but from HER POV only. I actually don't want to be inside the hero's head. I want him and his motivations to remain a mystery to me, it also makes it easier to identify with the heroine in my opinion. I want his actions alone to be the clue as to how he's feeling about her. And this was done really well here.
All in all an enjoyable and engrossing read with characters I will actually miss.
I absolutely think this is one of the best books I have read in a very long time. (To give you a good Idea of time, I read about 4-6 books a week) Ok, ket me clarify further. I have read many books lately that have touched me, made me smile, had me on the edge of my seat and ended with a happy sigh. This would be my 4-5 star reads. However, every once in a while I find a 10+ star book that is edgy, angsty, beautiful and touches me deeply. A book that involves me so emotionally that I mourn the characters and the story when its over and scour goodreads and Amazon looking for a recommendation like it. I felt that way with Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, the Thoughtless trilogy by S.C. Stephens, Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan and yes the Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James and I feel that way about Finding Home.
This is a story of redemption, acceptance and unconditional love. Its about taking a stand and absolute blind faith and trust in a person, who the world would find untrustworthy and walk right by.
You wont regret reading this book. But beware, this is not a fluffy feel good, funny, skip through the meadow kind of story. Its edgy and dark and full of LIFE - life we understand and accept and life that happens that we choose to believe doesnt exist. It contains graphic sex scenes and emotional turmoil. The beauty of character and the strength to overcome insurmountable obsticles; its full of struggles, emotions,and a force of will that has you on the sidelines cheering "You GO!"
So, if you want to FEEL, this is the book for you. As I said....... absolutely INCREDIBLE.