Friday, February 27, 2015

Finding Haven by T.A. Foster with 4 1/2 star Review


May 2014

Power. Money. Control. Love.
He has all but one.

When movie star, Evan Carlson, discovers his girlfriend’s picture with another man splashed on the cover of gossip magazines, he decides he’s had enough of his fishbowl life and attempts to outrun the media frenzy his relationships have become. Driving until the road stops, he ends up on the remote and quaint Perry Island, where a heartthrob can blend in like the locals and be a beach bum as long as he wants. All that changes when Evan meets Haven Owen, aspiring songwriter and the girl he just can’t get enough of. A summer romance turns into something much deeper and Evan gets tangled in his own web of lies to keep Haven in his life. But when his ex tracks him down, Evan learns there are some things you just can’t outrun.

Is the cost of love, losing all control?

He's running away from his present, escaping all the media craziness, taking a break from reality.  She's stuck working at her parents' store for another summer, dreaming of escaping to become a songwriter. The idea of this story caught my attention. The grass is always greener kind of thing. But it was the characters and writing that kept my attention.

I honestly had mixed feelings for Evan. Part of my felt compassion, all the negative attention regarding his girlfriend would be enough to make me want to run away and hide. But then again, after he met and began dating Haven, his continued deception was almost a turn off to me. Although I would have no idea when the "right time" to have that discussion would have been. 

I really enjoyed watching their relationship grow and develop, but I kept waiting for it all to blow up in his face. I didn't want to see Haven hurt, but I knew it was inevitable. What kept me reading was wanting to know if she could forgive the deception and allow them to move on together.

This was an enjoyable read from beginning to end. It flowed well and was an easy read that I really enjoyed. I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys romance novels. 

T.A. Foster is a Southern girl whose heart and spirit are connected to the beach. She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children and two canine kiddos. 
Her long love affair with books started at an early age and as soon as she was able, she transformed imaginative stories into words on paper. T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University.  When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing or planning her next beach trip.

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