I've always been lost . . .
Abandoned by a father who didn't want me. Cherished by a stepfather, though I wasn't his. Shattered by a boy who swore he loved me. But I belonged nowhere, to no one. Then I met Owen, the sweet-talking hockey player who made me love him. He gave me the courage to trust in someone besides myself. He showed me a love I longed for. When an unwanted ghost comes knocking on my door, my heartbreaking history threatens to repeat itself. But where do I turn if I lose everyone? And how do I find where I belong, when I'm still Finding Me?
©2016 Stephanie Rose (P)2016 Stephanie Rose
Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. - Plato
Bella has been burned by her Dad & Ex-boyfriend. Her Dad left her when she was young but her stepfather has taken care of her like she is his own. Her ex-boyfriend has humiliated her in front of her whole high school by cheating on her while away at college and having pics posted online where everyone could see.
When Bella leaves for college, she decides to keep guys at a distance but Owen slowly breaks her wall piece by piece. Owen is a sweet hockey player that steals her heart. There are some ups and downs but it concludes with a sweet HEA.
The narrator does a fairly good job bringing the story to life. Owen's accent was great and very fitting.
I'm looking forward to listening to more books by this talented author.
**This audiobook was provided free of charge in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion**
I got this book via audiobook boom. I have always liked sweet romances that the H and h are nice characters. Owen and Bella's story is one of those. They meet in a class that Owen is having trouble with and he gets Bella to tutor him. The romance is up and down but Owen is very determined and does not allow Bella to get away. I really liked that the narrator was understated. She allowed the story to speak for itself.
The writing was beautiful and Lauren did a wonderful job narrating. I was drawn in wanting to know what was going to take place next.
Owen, I think I fell in love with him a little.... sweet southern charm
No, haven`t had the pleasure but I will certainly keep my eyes open for more of your work in future.
I laughed more then wanting to cry, some emotional moments but some very sweet and funny scenes.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy by the author, narrator or publisher.
It was so much fun catching up with Bella after I fell for the adorable little girl in Always You and the emerging young teen in the novella Always Us. This can definitely be read/listened to as a standalone though. In Finding Me, Bella is off to her freshman year of college. She is attending a school 4 hrs away from home to re-invent herself after a terribly embarrassing breakup with her ex-boyfriend. He made her believe she wasn't enough for him. This raised all kinds of insecurities of always being left behind, first from her father when she was small and now her first crush. When she meets Owen, a cocky hockey player with a sexy southern accent, she doesn't believe she is good enough for him. Owen was sick of girls only wanting him because he was on the hockey team. He liked that Bella was smart, independent, and beautiful. She didn't care how many goals he scored, she liked him for who he was and wouldn't let him get away with anything. He was patient and determined to break through her defenses and make her his. I liked how their relationship grew naturally, first as friends and study partners, then gradually into more. Bella liked how funny and sweet Owen was and enjoyed his teasing so much that she would finally give in to his southern charm. They were really great together and their chemistry was combustible. This story had several events and plot twists that tested their bonds, added suspense, and kept me engaged. The narrator, Lauren Sweet, had the perfect voice for young adult females but she was also able to effortlessly move to the male voices. She is a wonderful story teller. I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet, sexy, and exhilarating story.
Yes=Lauren Sweet was wonderful.
Owen: he was caring and compassionate.
She really brings Bella's confusion to life.
New love can be real love.
I liked this book. It was a cute story & light read. I really liked Owen & his dedication to his "City." I listened to this on audio & really enjoyed the narration as well.
*This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook.
Finding Me is a sweet story between the college hockey superstar and Bella a sweet fellow student. They go through some ups and downs and lots of persona growth to solidify their relationship. Sweet HEA
I've been in love with Stephanie Rose's books ever since her debut, Always You. This is her first foray into the audible world and hopefully not her last. When I read Finding Me I fell fast and hard for Owen, and of course loved Bella from the time she was a little girl. I've never been one for listening to books but this... Every spare moment I had I listened. It helped me enjoy mundane household chores and it opened my mind to the wonderful world that Ms. Rose created. The narrator of this book did a terrific job of blending the characters and making them come to life. I think I may now become an audible junkie!
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