Monday, May 5, 2014

{Review} Finding June by Caitlin Kerry

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Title: Finding June
Author: Caitlin Kerry
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 4, 2014

Tell me your story June....
June thought she had it all. She soon found out how wrong she was. Her dreams of finding the good life were washed away when she was dumped on the sandy beaches of Mexico. Now back in Boise as an overeducated server, she doesn't even know where to begin on fixing her life.

But one thing June does know is the new guy at work is one to stay away from. Reece Day catches June's attention, even if she doesn’t want it. Reece has the uncanny ability to always get in the last word, to get under June’s skin, making her question what she really wants in life.

June quickly realizes that for the first time in her life, she finally has the chance to find herself.

*Finding June is recommended for ages 17+ due to adult matters*

My Thoughts

June was a very complex character who set out on a journey to really find herself. She thought she was suppose to be a certain way, do certain things but she didn't know what those things were. She had a degree, a failed relationship, a bestie, and a waitressing job. And other than those things, she didn't know what else she was suppose to do with her life. 

I think we all have been there. Wandering around, not really knowing what to do or who we want to be. It is only by chance or maybe a miracle some people know which course to take and know exactly where they are headed in life, when the rest of us are just trying to keep our heads above water and try not to drown in the mundane world we call life. 

I think Caitlin did a fantastic job portraying a woman who is just, lost. She doesn't know which direction to turn and if it wasn't for Reece to help guide her along, she would probably still be lost. 

Which brings me to the next character, Reece. He did a lot for June. He stuck by her side, guided her through difficult times, and then was there to just listen when she needed it most. 
It also helped that he was gorgeous and she got to be naked with him ;)... 

I think everyone needs a person to help them, whether it is a friend, lover, parent, counselor, etc, it is important to have that person to help you along the way and help you see the potential in yourself and the world around you. 

I really enjoyed the overall theme of this story because I have been in situations where I was at a crossroads and didn't know where in life I was headed. So it was interesting to see and be inside the mind of someone else who was on this journey, as well. I loved June's smartass mouth and the cute, funny banter she seemed to have with everyone. I also loved how well this story was written and how involved I got in this story!

The only thing I did not care for was the relationship between Reece and June was a little anticlimactic. I understood it but I didn't FEEL it like I wanted too. And there were times where I was getting tired of being inside June's mind because of all the back and forth... BUT then again, she was a person figuring herself out, so that should be expected. 

Overall, I give this book a 4/5 "Reece is the next YODA" stars and if you want to be taken on a journey of self-discovery then pick this book up today and READ IT!!!! 


I was almost pleading at this point for him to leave me alone. “Reece, yesterday was a long day and I am not really in the mood for company and … wait, how did you know where I lived?”
Reece sheepishly stared beyond me, not looking at my face anymore. “Oh well …”
“Jolene,” we said at the same time. I thought she was starting to let go of the whole June and Reece union, but I guess she was just being more silent about it. 
Reece slipped his hands in the back pockets of his jeans and rocked on his heels, reverting back to his chipper side. “I was going to call, but I figured it was a beautiful Sunday morning and I could take a lovely stroll to see you.”
I raised my eyebrow. I wasn’t buying it.
He splayed his hands out and said, “Okay, I owe you an apology. I was an ass last night. I had no right to say what I did.”
An apology wasn’t what I was expecting. I was going to say something, but Reece beat me to it. “To sweeten the apology pot, let me make it up to you. Let me take you out,” Reece said with a wide grin. His eyes lit up and I swear I didn’t breathe for two seconds. I couldn’t explain his affect on me. My reaction to Reece was something I had never experience before. Even Owen didn’t stir these feelings in me when we were dating. The small voice in the back of my head repeated to stay away. I was in dangerous waters and I wasn’t sure what to do. Reece could sense my hesitation and said, “Just as friends, a friendly outing in the afternoon. I won’t even make you go out during the night.”
I had the decision to either look like a bitch or to accept. While my mind said no, my heart was telling me a different story. Even though I was still pissed to hell, I knew he was trying to make an effort to be nice and apologize. It was only right I put the bitch away for a bit and accept his offer for a friend date. 
“Yes,” I finally said.
“Yes?” He was acting like he couldn’t believe that I had agreed. 
“Are you surprised?”
“Are you going to slam the door in my face if I say yes?” 
I gave him a dirty look. 
“Too soon?” he asked. I shook my head at him and at myself. This time I did close the door in his face. 

 What did I get myself into? 

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About the Author
Caitlin Kerry is obsessed with the stories we tell. Her love of reading and writing led her to accomplish a goal she set for herself at the age of seventeen. She has a degree in History and Political Science and is only a semester away from a Masters in Public Administration. Caitlin is an avid tea drinker, hopeful adventurer, lover of music and often finds the best medicine is the quiet of nature. 
When Caitlin isn't writing or reading she usually can be found enjoying the great outdoors with her geologist husband, always looking for the next adventure. She currently resides in Southeastern Idaho.

I love meeting new people. Feel free to say hi!

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