Monday, April 22, 2013

Losing Me, Finding You Review

Twenty-one year old Amy Cross's idea of a hot Saturday night is curling up with her favorite book boyfriend and secretly sneaking a bottle of her mother's wine. That is, until she meets Austin Sparks, the biker boy with a past that burns like fire and a gaze she can't look away from. Without knowing what she's doing or why she's doing it, Amy ends up on the road with Austin traveling from one city to another while learning things she's only ever read about in romance novels.

At first it seems like Austin is Amy's fantasy come true, but as their journey progresses, she starts to sense that Austin is running away from something. Amy knows that she'll do whatever it takes to help him find himself. What she doesn't expect is that she'll lose herself in the process and how good it will feel to be free.

So this is my first C.M. Stunich novel and umm wow!  A lot of story in a really quick read!  I read this in just under 3 hours.  But in all fairness I really couldn't put it down for long.  It kept me guessing as to what was coming next.  I wouldn't say I was lost in the story, as much as I was trying to figure out everyone's back story.

Amy Cross is really really sheltered in the beginning of this book.  She isn't allowed a lot of freedoms and certainly not allowed to have a life that isn't controlled by her family.  Her father being a preacher (and we all know how open minded those people are) and her mother, the dutiful wife, are really stereotypically difficult on her.  So when she meets Austin I am instantly hoping she runs away with him.  But what I didn't expect was how that was sorta forced on her.

Austin is the complete opposite of Amy in every way.  He is a good guy with a bad boy streak.  He sleeps with the bad girl in the MC and he robs banks.  His back story really broke my heart, but it was super glossed over.  The sex between Amy & Austin is out of this world.  But really what would you expect from a hot biker and a southern belle?  Austin is a ton of fun to get in the head of.  A lot more I wish I knew about him.  Which leads me to my one criticism... 

The one criticism I really have with this book is how quickly things are glossed over.  I mean we get a glossy version of Austin's story, a glossy version of Mireya's story (who I wanted to hate but redeemed herself at the last minute), we know nothing about Kimmi, Beck or Gaines stories.  I sorta feel like I came in the middle of a story that was already being told.  That bugs me. A  lot.

I will read a few more of her novels and see where I stand when all is said and done.  But all in all, I like this book.  That all being said, the cover of this book makes me instantly hot!!!!

I would give it a 3.5-4 lipsticks!

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