Monday, September 23, 2013

ARC Tour: Finders Keepers (Lost and Found #3) by Nicole Williams

Nicole Williams has done it again!! 

While Garth Black seemed to evoke frustration and angst in Lost and Found and
Near and Far there is no doubt he found a soft spot in most readers.  
Well be prepared ladies, Garth Black gets his own story in Finders Keepers and I promise you're all going to love him after reading this!

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?


We met Garth Black first in Lost and Found - he was the quintessential bad boy: drinking, fighting, womanizing were key elements of his persona. In Near and Far we saw a side to Garth that confirmed our suspicion that he really wasn’t as bad as he wanted people to think he was and were left wanting more of Garth’s story. Nicole Williams hasn’t left us hanging - in Finders Keepers we get a whole lot more of Garth and his story and it is one you should read.

Beautifully written, Finders Keepers is a really easy read. Having developed a bit of a relationship with the characters in the first two books in the series I found myself lost in the story very quickly. I tend to have a bit of a soft spot for the ‘bad boy’ so it was no surprise (to me anyway!) that I became a huge Garth fan as I read. His slow, but very definitive transition was an absolute pleasure to watch unfold. I loved that he finally let down his walls and took some chances. I loved that we got to understand a whole lot more about his background, about his life long friendship with Jesse and Josie and we got to see all the possibilities for his future.

Josie was the perfect match for Garth. If I had to describe her with one word it would be feisty. She didn’t put up with his crap and she stood tall and strong in the face of some very challenging situations. We got to understand some of the history to Garth and Josie’s friendship in Finders Keepers and for me this gave me an even greater appreciation of their feelings for each other. The final outcome of their relationship isn’t disclosed until the very end and I was on the edge of my seat reading the final chapters.

If you’ve read the first two books in this series I think it really is not a matter of if you’ll pick up Finders Keepers, rather when. My first exposure to Nicole Williams was with her Eden Trilogy, followed closely by the Patrick Chronicles - with the addition of the Lost and Found series she has cemented a spot on my ‘must read’ author list.

4 out of 5 stars

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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