Author: Chelsea Fine
Series: Book One in the Finding Fate Series
Published By: Forever (March 4, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!
Pixie and Levi haven't spoken in nearly a year when they find themselves working―and living―at the same inn in the middle of nowhere. Once upon a time, they were childhood friends. But that was before everything went to hell. And now things are... awkward.
All they want to do is avoid each other, and their past, for as long as possible. But now that they're forced to share a bathroom, and therefore a shower, keeping their distance from one another becomes less difficult than keeping their hands off each other. Welcome to the hallway of awkward tension and sexual frustration, folks. Get comfy. It’s going to be a long summer.
This is a gorgeous story. With beautiful characters, heart breaking loss and filled with so much love and hope it made me cry numerous times over. It is everything I expect and have come to love about Fine's writing.
I knew I was going to like this, I even suspected I would love it but I didn't expect how much it would affect me and move me and just fill me.
Pixie (Sarah) has to be one of my most favorite characters. She is so very strong, so very loving and everything I think a person should be. She is beautifully broken and as the title suggests, broken in the best possible way. The way that, when put back together, you are stronger and better than you ever where before you were shattered. Before everything changed. Sometimes the best kind of growth and strength comes from those things that try to pull us down and defeat us. It is a test of our character, our strength and our will to survive and overcome and Pixie succeeded with flying colors.
Levi (Leaves) is everything a good friend, brother, and person should be. He isn't a bad boy, instead his story is all about being the hero, and to Pixie, a hero in every sense of the word.
One who is lost for awhile and one who is sad and guilty and heartbroken but also one that still has so much strength and love and goodness inside of him that you just know it is going to break through the gray and the storm and shine once again. Someone we all want to know and love and have in our lives. Someone who makes us stronger and a makes us a better person just because we know them and love them.
Yes this story was gorgeous. With secondary characters every bit as good as the real deal and every single one of them are going to stick with me for a very long time to come. They found a place in my heart and in my very soul. They are beautiful and real and the best kind of fiction you can read, the kind that makes an impact on you and never lets you forget them or their sweet, kind messages along the way. They inspire you and fill you with the best kind of hope.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by an outside source. I was not compensated for this review.*
Wow Ali. How haven't I heard of this one before? This sounds like a book I would absolutely LOVE, though of course I'll have to read with tissues at the ready. I adore the books that worm their way into your heart and leave an unforgettable impression, and this was clearly one of those for you. Gorgeous review my friend!ReplyDelete
Ooo Ali, this sounds sweet, and fun and am I going to cry? I love your review, ya sold it darling, you sold it!ReplyDelete
Aww thanks Kim! And it just might make you cry!Delete
love the sound of this one. love that her nickname is Pixie :D so cute. Sounds very emotional and heartbreaking and like you said...beautiful. I managed to nab this one, I am so looking forward to reading it.ReplyDelete
Yay glad you got it Lily!Delete
Sounds like a must read to me. :-)ReplyDelete
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It really is Anna. :)Delete
Wow, what a beautiful review! I might have to check this one out!ReplyDelete
Gosh I haven't read a Chelsea Fine book in so long, the last one was Sophie and Carter which was gorgeous and heartbreaking. I need to read this.ReplyDelete
That is the book that made me fall in love with her writing as well Heidi.Delete
Wow this sounds like such a beautiful book, and I'm glad to hear it made such an emotional impact on you. I absolutely adore your lovely review! Definitely adding this to my TBR list now, thank you for introducing me to this. :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Lauren, I'm so glad you are going to try it.Delete
I was sort of anti-NA when the craze started, but I've been eating then up lately. Still trying to be picky, though. This sounds like a good one that I need to try!ReplyDelete
This is a great one to read Christy!Delete
I cannot wait to start this. Wonderful review.ReplyDelete
You are going to love it!!!Delete
Wow! How lovely was this review. Make me want to experience all those feelings that you described. Now I have to read this one. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! This really is one you should try, her writing is fabulous. :)Delete