Review/Giveaway ~ Finders Keepers by Nicole Williams

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Title: Finders Keepers
Author: Nicole Williams
Series: Lost and Found, #3
Release date: September 16, 2013
Age Group: Mature YA/New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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?

I love the bad boys!!! After reading the first two books in the Lost and Found series, I was super excited to know that Garth was getting his very own book! Throughout the first two books we got to meet him and see how cruel, cocky and thoughtful he could be, so to get into his head was going to be one hell of a ride!!

Right from the beginning Garth was itching for a fight. So when he’s in the bar, he ends up mouthing his way into a beating. But something happens on his way home that will change his life forever. He has no real direction in life at the moment and this just adds to the complicated life that he already has.

Garth has lived a tough life and really has no self worth. He has been told often enough that he is trailer trash and he tends to believe it. That, right there broke my heart… You can see how good he can be, but doesn’t want to be a burden on anyone and certainly doesn’t want anyone’s pity. The arrogant and coldhearted traits that he portrays to people are just a cover as to how little he really feels about himself. He’s had only two friends in his life and he damaged both of those relationships two years ago. He has made good progress repairing the relationship with Jesse as of late, which is a big step for him. But it takes a girl (and it has been kept a secret thus far, so I am not going to spoil it for you) to make him feel wanted and loved for the first time ever. Watching their relationship build and grow was just gorgeous; Garth even turned into a soppy bloke at times and it was funny to see him mentally fight it!

Again I enjoyed Nicole's work. I’m not usually into cowboys but I was totally blown away with this book. To see a mans man turn into putty was so cute. I found it difficult to put this book down as there was always something around the corner that would affect Garth and he would try to talk himself into being worthless all over again. He is such a believable character and I can see a lot of his hot-headed traits in my hubby!! Lol I loved that some of our favourite characters and the advice givers played small but important roles in this book as well. Getting a little peek into the local bull-riding was a great aspect of the story too, and I didn’t realise that there was so much preparation involved just to compete. Overall, I really enjoyed the book and I’m looking forward to see where things will head in future books in this series!

I received a copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.

I'm the New York Times and USATODAY 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. There's a 3rd book already?! How did I not know about this? I knew if there was going to be a 3rd that it would be Garth's story. I'm excited!

  2. I'm with you, I'm a lover of bad boys. I haven't heard of this series, but I'm super curious now. Great review!

    Sarah @ Kitties Like Books Too

  3. I love the bad boy with a heart of gold type!

  4. You've made me even more excited about this book! Hoping to start it very soon! I cannot wait to see the read Garth Black! :) and I do love me a good ol bad boy ;)

    Great Review!!

  5. Great to hear that Garth was fun to have his own book

  6. Sounds really good! I always love seeing them turn into putty too. So much fun to watch them fight it and finally cave :)

  7. Sounds interesting! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  8. Garth's book is so good, and it's only just out!

  9. If you love cowboys you will love it!!

  10. Haha!! Yes, I do too.... And this book was so great, all Garth Black!!

  11. Oh yeah, he doesn't realise how long he's been under her finger!

  12. It has been cute, but it does touch on some bad experiences

  13. I really need to read this series!! It just looks so good and cute!!
    Great review :D


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