Publisher: Swoon Romance
Genre: New Adult Romance
Summary: Meet 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
Disclaimer: I received this book for free as part of YA Bound Book Tours.
When I first received Finding Her Way Back I expected it to be a sexy tale about the boy next door and, to an extent, it was but it was also so much more. It was about family, it was about loss and struggling to move on and it was wonderful.
There are some issues with the book – the plot is a little convoluted. I mean how much can one family take? But I loved Callie’s voice and how strong and powerful it was throughout the book – even when she was struggling and breaking down. I really felt for Callie, I rooted for her, I loved her. She was a wonderful lead character.
I did not like Callie’s family. They may have been loving (except Anna but reasons) but they were dysfunctional as hell and at times they were boarding on annoying but it didn’t distract from enjoyment of the book. I very much felt that this was Callie’s story and her family had to be a part of it and even though they had their own stuff I mainly saw everything from Callie’s POV and didn’t sympathise with her family as much – or at all.
I also really enjoyed Ky’s story – even if it was very Callie centric (but as I said it’s Callie’s story.) I am usually wary when it comes to dual POV’s because I worry the voices won’t be distinctive enough but that wasn’t an issue here. Ky’s voice was just as strong as Callie’s and while I liked Ky (he’s very sexy.) I do think more could have been done with his storyline.
Overall, Finding Her Way Back is a sweet, sexy (very!) book with some powerful moments but it still remains an easy read. I would recommend it.
About the Author:
Midwestern native Heather Van Fleet lives in a small town on the Iowa/Illinois border. She’s a wife to her hubby–and high school sweet heart–Chris, as well as a mom to her three little girls, Kelsey, Emma and Bella. When she’s not obsessing over her fictional book characters, cooking dinner, or running around chasing her crazy kiddos, you can usually find her with her head stuck in her Kindle, sucking down White Chocolate Mochas like they’re water.