Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22421568-finding-haven
He has all but one.
When movie star, Evan Carlson, discovers his girlfriend’s picture with another man splashed on the cover of gossip magazines, he decides he’s had enough of his fishbowl life and attempts to outrun the media frenzy his relationships have become. Driving until the road stops, he ends up on the remote and quaint Perry Island, where a heartthrob can blend in like the locals and be a beach bum as long as he wants. All that changes when Evan meets Haven Owen, aspiring songwriter and the girl he just can’t get enough of. A summer romance turns into something much deeper and Evan gets tangled in his own web of lies to keep Haven in his life. But when his ex tracks him down, Evan learns there are some things you just can’t outrun.
Is the cost of love, losing all control?
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Finding Haven is a standalone novel by T.A. Foster, I first encountered this author when I read a book called Written in The Sand which is co written by T.A. Foster and Mary-Kathryn Craft it was adorable here’s a link to my review. So when I was offered a review copy of Finding Haven I jumped at the chance.
This book is set on the idyllic Perry Island, which is also the setting for Written In The Sand so I did kind of expect the characters to have a bit of a crossover and pop up in Finding Haven. I love the sound of this island, I actually really want to move there (I’m not even sure if its fictional lol but I don’t care) There is a real community feel to the place, everyone knows everyone else and it’s a real help thy neighbour vibe.
Haven to be honest comes across as a bit of a bitch at the start of the book, she’s cold to poor Travis and I really worried that I wouldn’t be able to engage and like her. I needn’t have worried because within a few hours of meeting Evan (aka Jay) I found myself really warming to her. She’s young and stifled by a future that she doesn’t want, plus she drops the ice queen persona when she’s around Evan.
I adored Evan he’s a cowboy to be honest as far as I’m concerned he could be a complete idiot and the cowboy thing would still be a major redeeming quality!! He’s sweet and a little but weary but that only makes him more sweet and endearing. I was willing him to stay anonymous and that he could just stay on Perry Island like a normal person.
Haven and Evans relationship was incredibly comfortable from the start; they had some banter and just felt really normal and sweet. I thought it was a bit sad that they never did the whole dating thing but I get that they instantly bonded. I did giggle that they just went mad and groped each other the moments the lights got turned off!!
My only slight criticism of this book was the sex scenes, now there was either too much detail or not enough and for me they just didn’t flow. I struggled to get pulled into the passion they obviously felt for each other, Evan said he liked to be in control but I never saw or felt that. I know I’m nitpicking but I just didn’t feel their connection translated into the sex.
Did anyone else fell like Emmy was a tiny bit delusional lol, she seemed harmless but just completely off her rocker!!
This book is sweet and a nice easy read, this is a perfect beach read so pack it in your case and enjoy it on the beach with a cocktail.
Finding Haven gets 4 stars from me.
T.A. Foster is a Southern girl whose heart and spirit are connected to the beach. She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children and two canine kiddos.
Her long love affair with books started at an early age and as soon as she was able, she transformed imaginative stories into words on paper. T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing or planning her next beach trip.
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