Title: Finders Keepers (Lost & Found #3) [Goodreads][Amazon]
Author: Nicole Williams
Release Date: September 16, 2013
In My Opinion: Add to cart!
One Line: You’ll fall in love with the broken-hearted Garth Black!
About the Book: 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?
Finders Keepers is yet another wonderful addition to this amazing series, and to the NA genre, in general. I’ve got to give Williams credit, she killed it with the dialogue in this book. That back-and-forth banter between Garth and Josie WAS the book. I loved it! I kind of wish we got more of Josie and her side of things, but I know this was more about Garth and his inner struggles. I especially loved how she incorporated the title into the story, so sweet and so clever.
Garth was truly a character after my own heart. The whole time I read this book, I just wanted to hug him! He was definitely a lot deeper than I initially thought. He goes through a slew of emotions in this book. You get a few glimpses of his past, especially how he met and fell for Josie, ugh, I just wanted to hug this guy! A lot of things happened in Garth’s life, especially his relationship with his father, to turn him into the man he is now. His tough and devil-may-care exterior obviously masked deeper emotions he just didn’t know how to show, and I loved being in his head and seeing him work through it all. Sometimes it did feel a bit much, but I understood why he was so self-deprecating due to his past, so I didn’t mind much.
Finders Keepers is a great novel. Garth is a complex character that stirs a lot of emotions in you and really makes you feel. The story flowed smoothly and quickly. I flew through the pages! Nicole’s writing is engaging, her characters are fun, and the dialogue is witty. What’s not to love?
About the Author: 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.