Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Finding Us - Review

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Jag Jensen and Ellen Love had been best friends their whole lives until he turned thirteen and started noticing girls his own age, but that didn’t mean he stopped watching out for eleven-year-old Ellen. By his senior year in high school, baseball had taken the front seat in his life, with a scholarship to college and a pro career looming on the horizon, when sophomore Ellen caught his attention and they struck up their friendship again. Although Ellen wanted more, Jag didn’t want to drag her into what he knew would be a crazy life, but love has a way of deciding one’s future, and eventually they became a couple. Ellen followed him to California as he began his pro career, but his wild and hectic lifestyle screwed everything up. 
Now Jag is lost, realizing he’s never been without his best friend in his life. Learning to live without Ellen doesn’t settle well with him, so while trying to remain at the top of his career, he also wants to get his girl back, which proves to be more difficult than he thought it’d be. Will Ellen give him another chance or does that sort of thing only happen in the sappy romance novels she always used to read? Jag hopes she’s willing to try again as he puts his heart on the line for the woman he knows will always be his forever and a day.
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My Review
I think I love Jag now and have more of an understanding and respect for him after reading Finding Us. It is hard enough to have the weight of fame and attention on you but then when someone is playing cards against you it makes it that much harder. I'm glad that he finally woke up and realized what is important to him though and went after it!
I'll be honest... there was a point where I just wanted to slap him and say "wake up and realize what all is happening". Guys can be so blind towards certain situations sometimes!
I loved all the things he did to try and win El's heart back. The lengths that he went to that showed her how much he cared and tried to make her realized that she held his heart. Between sending her favorite flowers, surprise visits, the chair and so on. I understood all of her pain and hurt towards him but I felt that she kept throwing stuff back at him throughout the story too. When do you finally just let it all go. You have to realize that when you are in a relationship with an athlete or someone famous that rumors will be out there and you have to ignore them. I just felt like she didn't give Jag the benefit of the doubt or hear him out.
I can't wait to see what comes out in the next book! Waiting for book three is going to be killer!!! This story was completely told from Jag's point of view and it was nice to get inside of his head for a little bit and see his thoughts and feelings on the situation. Sometimes guys aren't that great with expressing themselves but if we could just get into their heads we could understand them a little better!
Harper Bentley has taught high school English for 21 years. Although she’s managed to maintain her sanity regardless of her career choice, jumping into the world of publishing her own books goes to show that she might be closer to the ledge than was previously thought.
After traveling the nation in her younger years as a military brat, having lived in Alaska, Washington State and California, she now resides in Oklahoma with her teenage daughter, two dogs and one cat, happily writing stories that she hopes her readers will enjoy.
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