Title: Finding Her Way Back
Author: Heather Van Fleet
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: October 7, 2014
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!
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“Okay. It’s settled. One date.” Lifting his palm, he pressed it against my cheek, holding it there. My skin tingled on contact, burning me in all sorts of ways. “But I think we need to try something out beforehand just to make sure that we know what we’re getting ourselves into.” “Um, what?” I stiffened, panicking at the possibilities of what he was saying. Sweat formed along the back of my neck, but I couldn’t move to wipe it away. Fuck. This wasn’t good. Without warning, he pressed his mouth against mine, taking my heart, body, entire soul by complete surprise. Ky captured me in all the ways a woman wanted to be captured by a man. And oh, what a damn delicious capture it was. I’d always wondered what it’d be like to kiss this boy. And it wasn’t because I saw him in that sort of light growing up either, just simple curiosity, to say the least But whatever preconceived notions I had about awkwardness and painful teeth clashing went out the window the moment his tongue pressed against my lips. Holy hell. Now this was a kiss. His fingers, strong and sure, tangled in my hair, releasing my ponytail with the flick of his thumb. Damn, he was good. My hair fell over my shoulders, shadowing my cheeks, as well as his. I scooted forward, pressing my hands onto the bareness of his neck, tracing the lines of his muscled skin on his shoulders like I’d wanted to do since I first got him in the room with me. I moaned, embarrassingly loud because yeah, this was beyond any kiss I’d ever experienced in the past. Slow, agonizing, and perfect. Ky made the act of kissing as sensual as having sex in a steamy shower. Not that I’d ever actually experienced hot, steamy shower sex or anything. But um, yeah, it was definitely on my bucket list.
Oh my goodness.... Where do I start?
First, I have to apologize for not getting my post up on time! >_< I'd give a thousand excuses such as the tornadoes we had to deal with, having to make a weekend trip to NOLA for my friend's wedding and forgetting my laptop at home >_< and then my internet not working but in the end, it's still on me. I'm not one to make a habit of missing posts and I definitely didn't want to miss this one. I adore Heather & didn't want to let her down. :( I'm sorry Heather & Between The Sheets!
Now, to the good stuff!
I adored this novel. I have really enjoyed everything that Heather has written thus far. The characters! Ahh! I adore Ky. He was absolutely fabulous. I wanted him in every scene. Callie - I loved her spunk BUT she did get on my nerves a handful of times. Her personality was a bit much here and there - especially when she would flip flop her emotions. Now Callie's sister... eh... She was a mess. I disliked her. But I think I was supposed to dislike her. LOL And then in the end, you hurt for her. And Callie's mom and dad... :( They broke my heart. I loved them and was annoyed with them all at the same time.
The plot - Loved! I really enjoyed where this story took me. Again... Ky... Sigh... Love him. The excerpt above... Yes... That. It was probably one of my favorite parts of the novel! LOVEDDDD it! I can't even begin to understand how Callie's family feels with the tragedy that they've lived through. It breaks my heart & Callie breaking down over her brother's room... gosh... that hurt my heart. HURTTTTT.
The ending... Oh gosh. I want more Ky & Callie after the ending.
At the end of this novel I wanted to turn around and go back to page one and go through it all over again.
Overall rating: Definitely a huge 4 stars for me.
Cover Rating: 5 Stars! I love this cover.
Characters: 4 Stars
Plot: 4 Stars
Ending: 5 Stars