Monday, September 16, 2013

Finders Keepers by Nicole Williams ~ Review & Giveaway

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Title: Finders Keepers (Lost and Found, #3)
Author: Nicole Williams 
Release date: September 16, 2013
Age Group: Mature YA/New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

There’s tortured. And there’s Garth Black.

His life has been a constant carousel of tragedy and disappointment, including his love life. Of course, applying the term “love” to Garth’s conquests is a gross misuse of the word. Some people were made to give and accept love, and others weren’t. Garth Black redefines the “others” category. He’s made a vow that the day he meets a woman who could sucker him into falling in love will be the day he runs away.

Garth’s plan has one flaw. What happens when he’s already fallen hard for a girl before the warning signs and red flags go up? What happens when the love he’s avoided his entire life brings him to his knees? What happens when Garth Black lets the dirtiest four letter word he’s ever known into his dark, lonely life?

This cowboy’s about to find out he can control some things, and he can’t control others. Number one on the what he can’t control list?


Source:  Received an eBook copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
My Thoughts:


4 stars - 

Garth's book.  This is so Garth's book.  It starts with reading from his POV.  I so loved being in his head.  Nicole Williams does an incredible job of thinking male.  I totally loved seeing things the way he does.

Garth needs cuddles.  Seriously, he does.  Did you read that blurb?  Because no one is as tortured as Garth.  But you know what? That boy has accepted his fate and he's moving forward.  You may disagree with his choices but you have to admire that he's not lamenting his fate all over the place.  Total cowboy.

Speaking of being a total cowboy, I loved the threads in this book.  One of them was his bull riding.  That little side story tells a story within the story.  I love that.  The title of this book does the same thing.  I loved how "finders keepers" drew these two together throughout the book.

And that throughout the book part?  It goes back over some of their history.  I really enjoyed seeing their past together.  They were friends since kindergarten.  They way they met was such an awww moment.  The little hints throughout their childhood was very telling.  It really made things so clear to me who was supposed to be together.  I loved that.

Speaking of Jesse - yes I did just talk about him - sort of.  He's in this book along with Rowen.  They have some great supporting moments that I was so excited for.  Love those two.  The toast at their wedding was perfect and I do mean perfect.

I need to say that I was so impressed with Josie.  She's one strong women and I was never happier than when she was wrong about something.  You will so have to read the book to understand that one.  But I think she would agree that she was happy she was wrong too.  I loved these two together.  They so obviously love each other and are both so much alike.  It took some real pain to get them together and a butt whipping  may not be enough in the end.

The pace of this book was great.  I read it in a day, never looking at the time.  I put it down only a couple of times to eat and pee. 

If you've read the first two in this book, then you will NOT want to miss this Montana cowboy's story.  If you haven't picked this series up yet, then you need to fix it.  It's NA and has some yummy sexy scenes in it.  If that's your thing, you'll WANTS this one for sure.

About the author:

I'm the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the CRASH series (HarperTeen, S&S UK), LOST & FOUND series, UP IN FLAMES (S&S UK), The EDEN TRILOGY, and a handful of others. I write stories about everyday kinds of people who find themselves in extraordinary kinds of situations. I tell love stories with happy endings because I believe in making the world a better place, and that's one tiny way I can make it so. I'm one of those people who still believe in true love and soul mates, and would rather keep my head in the clouds any day over having my feet firmly on the ground.  


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  1. I loved getting inside Garth's head. It was such a lovely place to be and I never expected him to be such a sweetie. He does need cuddles and I'd be happy to provide. Great review!

  2. I really need to start this series. I have the first one, but haven't had a chance to read it yet. I will be changing my schedule, so hopefully once I get through the majority of my review books I will have more time for me books. This is definitely one of the series I need to read.

  3. I love Nicole Williams' books. Her characters give me warm fuzzies.

  4. Book looks awesome and interesting wouldn't mind reading this book.

  5. Really want to read this series and I will,very soon :)

    Thanks for the great review and giveaway :)

  6. I liked getting into Garth's head too. :) Thanks for participating in the tour!

  7. I can't wait to start reading this series, I love all the covers, thanks for the giveaway!!!

  8. Thanks for the giveaway and congratulations to Nicole on all of her success. I am looking forward to reading her novel

  9. I would love to cuddle him lol :) I'm glad you liked it! Thank you for the giveaway.

  10. Hi Nicole :)

    I love getting to read the male POV in romance books and look forward to reading FINDERS KEEPERS

    Thanks for the very cool giveaway :)

  11. I looooved this one! I've been looking forward to Garth's book since Lost and Found. Glad you liked it too!

  12. I love a guys point of view! This book looks great. I think I would really enjoy it.

    Thanks for the great review!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  13. It sounds very interesting, I'll add it to my list!

  14. I cant wait to read this series. Thank u for the giveaway

  15. Lol, while reading this, I SO wanted to give Garth a hug! I love him! I loved seeing his past and his love for Josie. Great review!

    AKA Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

  16. I am probably one of the few that haven't started this series yet! I see that I need to!

  17. Love this series! Can't wait to read Garth & Josie's story!!!

  18. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

    Tammy Dalley

  19. I cannot wait to read this!

    I love Jesse but am excited to get to know GARTH!

  20. Thanks for the giveaway! The book looks and sounds great!

  21. This sounds like a great read. Keeping fingers crossed! Thank you for the giveaway! ^_^

  22. I loved the "finders keepers" moments and the blew me away.
    Great review, Pal!

  23. sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing ;)

  24. So excited to read this! Great review :)
    Lacey T

  25. Hope to win (international, baby! :D) ! Thanks a lot for this giveaway xoxox

  26. Congrats on this release! Would love to win! :)

  27. I cannot wait to read this book now. Thanks for the review! :)

  28. I just read Lost and Found last week finally, and everyone keeps telling me that Garth redeems himself. I need to see htis for myself!

  29. Cannot wait to read this.Thanks for the giveaway.

  30. This is going on my TBR. It looks so good. I know we aren't supposed to judge a book by it's cover, but this one is gorgeous. Thanks!

  31. This book is on my TBR! Thanks for such a great giveaway and post :D