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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tour! A Review of Finding Her Way Back by Heather Van Fleet + Teasers

Finding Her Way Back by Heather Van Fleet
Genre: New Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: October 7, 2014
Publisher: Swoon Romance

Meet Callie, a chubby-sexy nineteen-year-old girl who fears high heels, commitments, and has a love/hate relationship with her running shoes. Nine months of college down the drain and all she has to show for it is her freshman thirty. 

But alas, life has other crap plans for her--one that includes a strict regiment of "do this and do that" from her she-devil sister, all while trying to avoid the unavoidable. The unavoidable being Ky: the ex-best friend-turned-sex god who lives across the street. 

Meet Ky; a nineteen-year-old wanna be country music singer and a boy-turned-man who still wears a proverbial skateboard around his neck from wasted high school days. When Callie returns home, he realizes that she's exactly the muse he's been missing all this time. 

Now, if only she can stop running long enough to find out where their love could lead. Finding Her Way Back is a new adult novel about finding love while learning how to love yourself. For all the chubby-sexy girls who tend to feel invisible, this one's for you!

Finding Her Way Back is book one in the Escape series by Heather Van Fleet. This is not just a story about best friends falling in love (which is always a favorite theme for me), but it's also a story of coping with major loss, familial love/hate issues, trust, and so many other things that these poor characters are having to endure. I spent so much time really disliking Callie's family. I get that they've been through hell and back, but I would think they would have learned how short life can be and appreciate each other more than they seem to. As a result, Callie gets treated the worst, and this lack of family support is why I think she has the tendency to run rather than learning to cope and deal with the loss. She blames herself too. Again, her family is no help here.

Thankfully, she has Ky. He is her rock. Even when she treats him horribly, he takes it in stride. He charming and steams up the pages quite well. QUITE well! He hasn't had an easy life either, and I hate how Callie's family treats him. Add that to the list of reasons why I don't like her family. They sort of get better, but I hold grudges, and apparently, I hold grudges even if the person is fictional. Go figure.

This was an emotional read. Mostly because I really felt bad for Callie. She holds so much on her shoulders. It's no wonder she tries to run. Most would. Loss is never easy, but I think if there was a message this book passes on, it's to appreciate the time we have with those we love, because you just never know.

The ARC of Finding Her Way Back by Heather Van Fleet was kindly provided to me by YA Bound for review. The opinions are my own.

Midwestern native Heather Van Fleet lives in a small town on the Iowa/Illinois border. She’s a wife to her hubby--and high school sweet heart--Chris, as well as a mom to her three little girls, Kelsey, Emma and Bella. When she’s not obsessing over her fictional book characters, cooking dinner, or running around chasing her crazy kiddos, you can usually find her with her head stuck in her Kindle, sucking down White Chocolate Mochas like they're water.

To learn more about Heather Van Fleet and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

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