RATING: BUY IT
I literally just finished reading Finding Me by Stephanie Rose and jumped right into this review. I usually wait a day or so and let the book marinate for a bit, but I felt compelled to get my feelings down immediately. As I sit here typing this, I have a perma-smile on my face and a warm, but tight glow in my heart.
When I try to think about exactly why I feel that way, it’s actually a little difficult because I generally only feel this way after a book knocks me over, breaks my heart, builds it back up and other over-the-top types of experiences. And yet, Finding Me is nothing like that, which makes it all the more special.
Finding Me is the story of Bella + Owen. Two college kids that meet and fall in love. It sounds so simple, and it is, but it really is much more than that. Like any good story, it has its twists and turns and its fair share of drama, but beyond all of that, this is simply a sweet, sweet love story.
Finding Me is a true coming-of-age story. There is something so pure in the writing, that it actually made me feel something akin to what I felt like when I was back in school decades ago. As much NA and YA as I read, I honestly cannot say I’ve ever experienced that before. Those whispers of feelings that connect you to a time so long ago that you actually feel your own former emotions course through you.
Finding Me is a standalone, spinoff story from the Second Chances series. I have not yet read either of the two books, Always You and Only You, in that series, but I’ll give you two guesses as to what I’m doing as soon as I finish typing this sentence?
UPDATE: I just finished Always You, the story of Bella’s parents, Samantha + Lucas. Believe me when I say you’ll want to read this one as well. *le sigh*
As of 6.20.16, Finding Me and the Second Chances series are all available on Kindle Unlimited.