Title: Finding Her Way Back
Author: Heather Van Fleet
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: October 7, 2014
SynopsisMeet Callie, a chubby-sexy nineteen-year-old girl who fears high heels, commitments, and has a love/hate relationship with her running shoes. Nine months of college down the drain and all she has to show for it is her freshman thirty.
But alas, life has other crap plans for her--one that includes a strict regiment of "do this and do that" from her she-devil sister, all while trying to avoid the unavoidable. The unavoidable being Ky: the ex-best friend-turned-sex god who lives across the street.
Meet Ky; a nineteen-year-old wanna be country music singer and a boy-turned-man who still wears a proverbial skateboard around his neck from wasted high school days. When Callie returns home, he realizes that she's exactly the muse he's been missing all this time.
Now, if only she can stop running long enough to find out where their love could lead. FINDING HER WAY BACK is a new adult novel about finding love while learning how to love yourself. For all the chubby-sexy girls who tend to feel invisible, this one's for you!
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“Um, what?” I stiffened, panicking at the possibilities of what he was saying. Sweat formed along the back of my neck, but I couldn’t move to wipe it away.
Fuck. This wasn’t good.
Without warning, he pressed his mouth against mine, taking my heart, body, entire soul by complete surprise. Ky captured me in all the ways a woman wanted to be captured by a man.
And oh, what a damn delicious capture it was.
I’d always wondered what it’d be like to kiss this boy. And it wasn’t because I saw him in that sort of light growing up either, just simple curiosity, to say the least But whatever preconceived notions I had about awkwardness and painful teeth clashing went out the window the moment his tongue pressed against my lips.
Holy hell. Now this was a kiss.
His fingers, strong and sure, tangled in my hair, releasing my ponytail with the flick of his thumb. Damn, he was good. My hair fell over my shoulders, shadowing my cheeks, as well as his. I scooted forward, pressing my hands onto the bareness of his neck, tracing the lines of his muscled skin on his shoulders like I’d wanted to do since I first got him in the room with me. I moaned, embarrassingly loud because yeah, this was beyond any kiss I’d ever experienced in the past. Slow, agonizing, and perfect. Ky made the act of kissing as sensual as having sex in a steamy shower. Not that I’d ever actually experienced hot, steamy shower sex or anything. But um, yeah, it was definitely on my bucket list.
This is a story about letting go, forgetting about the past, forgiving yourself/others and learning to move forward with the life you have always wanted.
Callie has returned home from college with no intent to go back. She has to be in her very demanding and condescending sister's wedding. Her sister is just plain mean to her and is constantly calling her fat. There is more that is going on though that we don't realize. Appearances are not always what they appear to be. I was confused for a good bit about everything that surrounded Callie's sister. I figured Callie would eventually just deck her but once secrets are revealed there is an understanding between them. I am not sure that there relationship will ever be perfect but it was moving in the right direction.
Ky is the best friend from back home that Callie has pushed away when she went to college. He has loved Callie for a long time and calls her Calla Lily.... so sweet! Callie runs from Ky though.... continuously! He is linked to a painful memory of her past and she is reminded about it every time she is with him. When do you finally stop running from everyone and open up to those who love you and also open up to your past??
Through the story I would get a little frustrated with Callie regarding the situations around Ky but I also saw how brave she was. She stood up to her sister and her dad. She confronted her past head on and accepted that sometimes accidents just happen. It was a great story and I would love to read some more about Callie and Ky in the future!
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