When you've lived your life as a criminal....
When you've done unspeakably evil things....
When your soul has become dark and stained....
The path to redemption begins where you least expect it.
Kyle Sommerville is in hiding and doesn't want to be found by anyone. Certainly not by his quirky, free-spirited neighbor who's managed to push her way past the walls he's built around him. But Jane Cresson's indomitable will and insatiable curiosity about her reclusive neighbor makes it impossible for Kyle to stay immersed in his dark world.
Little by little, she claws through his shell. Day by day, she gets him to smile a little more. Night by night, they both find pleasure they never knew existed.
When Kyle's secretive past is exposed, Jane begins to think she's in over her head. Can her love for this broken man finally clear his path to redemption, or will Kyle's darkness finally extinguish every bit of hope she's put into him?
Another great story from Sawyer Bennett! I was hoping to get more on Kyle's story after his appearance in Wicked Horses. He may have a dark past and thinks he's lost site of who he was before going undercover and spending years being someone he didn't know he could be. But deep down I knew he was a good guy. In this book he tries to hide behind the standoffish front but Jane is to resistant for him. She is sweet and happy and knows she sees something more in Kyle than he shows. This is exactly what I wanted in Kyle's story!
The narration was great!
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
Sawyer Bennett tells the entertaining and compelling story of a burnt out ATF Agent, his forced lifestyle choices and the quirky woman who slowly charms her way into his life... and his heart. This talented Author has delivered a well developed storyline with interesting endearing characters with colorful personalities who'll entertain and captivate you with their actions and antics as they fall in love.
Kyle Sommerville was meant to be dead following the raid on Mayhem's Mission MC after spending 5 years deep undercover infiltrating the vicious gang who dealt in drugs and sex slavery and he slowly rose through their ranks to become one of its feared patched in members. However Kyle had to do unthinkable shocking things to get there.. which has left its mark on his soul and, not only does he think he's tainted, but he'll also never forget or forgive himself for those actions. Kyle's mission may finally be over but now he's one of the major witnesses and he needs to go into hiding until the case goes to court - so while his life's on hold - he's now become an antisocial Lighthouse Keeper in Maine. How hard can that be.. he'll do his job and mind his own business until it's all over and he can finally get back to his life.. right? Wrong.. because Kyle's sweet tempting neighbor with her quirky humor will coax, charm and brazenly ease her way into his life.. and then his heart. Kyle thinks she'll never know his real name, she'll never know his nightmares are fuelled by bloody memories and she'll never know why he's really there. But never say never Kyle.. because what you fear most is about to happen and it'll leave devastation and heartbreak in its wake.
Jane Cresson is an Art Teacher, she's well loved in her quiet community.. and lately Jane's interest has been focussed on the droolworthy sexy stranger occupying the lighthouse across from her. From the moment Jane introduces herself, she is intrigued and drawn to Kyle and she's determined to get to know him better.. and her humorous film anecdotes, delicious dinners and friendly personality slowly works its magic against her prickly closed-off neighbor. Jane's efforts eventually break down Kyle's barriers and she becomes his friend.. but a steamy stolen kiss quickly blurs the lines for a while.. and, once Kyle's rigid 'no strings' terms are met, sexy times soon follows. Contented for now but hoping for much more, Jane thought she knew the important things about Kyle.. but in the blink of an eye all that changed because Jane gets plunged into a deadly situation. A situation that leaves her dazed, bruised, angry and broken-hearted because Jane suddenly realizes she never knew Kyle at all.
Another well written, well described dual POV story of light overcoming dark, of determination overcoming resignation, of forgiveness overcoming sins and love overcoming life's bitter challenges. A jaded sexy alpha hero, a funny quirky loveable heroine, a few good secondary characters, chemistry, passion, sex, some drama and angst towards the end and a nicely paced slow-building journey as love eventually conquers all. Great narration too.
Worth a credit? Oh YES it so is.
11 of 15 people found this review helpful
What made the experience of listening to Finding Kyle the most enjoyable?
I loved the dual narration of Kirsten Leigh and Lance Greenfield. They really brought Kyle and Jane to life, with such emotion and intensity.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Finding Kyle?
When Jane is painting and Kyle decides to creatively use a brush on a different canvas ;)
What about Kirsten Leigh and Lance Greenfield ’s performance did you like?
Kirsten portrayed Jane's quirkiness and bubbly personality perfectly and Lance had the sexy but dangerous gruffness of Kyle down. I enjoyed these narrators very much and look forward to listening to more of their work.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Hearing what Kyle experienced and what he did while he was deep undercover was so emotional. I can't even imagine that life or experiences.
I also really enjoyed Kyle's inner monologue and watching as he slowly allows Jane into his life.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Sawyer Bennett is one of my favorite authors and this book is completely different from everything else that I have listened to by this author. This book is absolutely amazing and shows versatility in the author's style of writing. I was enthralled throughout the entire book waiting to hear what movie line Jane was going to quote next and how Kyle was going to push Jane away. Their relationship started as a cute game of cat and a very unwilling mouse and very quickly the mouse became the predator. Jane set her eyes on Kyle and he didn't stand a chance of resisting her quirky way of making him notice her and getting under his skin. Jane quickly found a way to teach Kyle how to live in world very unlike the violent criminal world he had just left. Although Kyle was falling for Jane, he just had too many secrets to completely open up to her and there were many things he just couldn't share. When Jane eventually finds out the truth, she finds it difficult to deal with the new reality. I really like that both Jane and Kyle have to do some soul searching to see if they can have their happily ever after.
Kristen and Lance did an amazing job narrating this story that kept me interested and excited the entire time. The only thing that could have made it better was a duet style narration.
The book is most definitely worth a credit. I have thoroughly enjoyed everything that I've listened to by Sawyer Bennett and this book is no different.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
it took me a year to finish this one... yup a year. it was just ok
Any additional comments?
I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much. It was much more substantial than I originally gave it credit for. Though it was a quick easy read it also had a real heart and soul that made it a surprise gem. Definitely worth a credit. I never heard of the narrators before but they were good fit for the characters personality.
If you could sum up Finding Kyle in three words, what would they be?
Captivating, fast-paced, sexy
What did you like best about this story?
I loved Jane sunny disposition and determination to know Kyle in spite of his discouragement and secretiveness.
Have you listened to any of Kirsten Leigh and Lance Greenfield ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yes, I've listen to Kirsten Leigh (Uncivilized and the Wicked Horse series by Sawyer Bennett) and Lance Greenfield (Fling and Trust by Jana Aston and Enshrine by Chelle Bliss) previously and feel that yet again they delivered flawless performances. I basically listened to Finding Kyle in one sitting while I did laundry marathon style all last Sunday. They made a great narrating team easily keeping me so invested in Kyle and Jane's love story that laundry was less of a chore and more like a great excuse to keep listening to see how this novel played out for two such unlikely lovers.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
See how a small town beautiful dork and a damaged hero fall in love.
Any additional comments?
I loved Jane's dorky habit of quoting movies and how thrown off Kyle was by it each time. That "magic mirror" scene was sexy, funny and sweet. ;)
This is Kyle's story. The ATF agent who was introduced in the Wicked Horse series. SB did not disappoint with sexy, alpha Kyle and spirited Jane. The sex was not as steamy as the WH series but still sexy. Narration was great. Yes, worthy of my credit.
Kyle is so much more than I expected. Truly since I went I believed he didn't survive.
He's lived in such darkness and crime with Mission's Mayhem that he cannot see that he may be worthy of something good.
Temptation in the form of quirky, sweet Jane is too much, despite his best efforts to deny himself. She doesn't take no for an answer and those movie quotes?! He can't help himself.
He's honest with her to a point but he trusts no one, especially himself. His past is his present and until its complete, no one is safe and he cannot let himself fully give in.
They are so fun and sweet and hot together! I love Kyle. Now if only Bridget and Maggie could meet the new Kyle Sommerville and his Jane.
I've read the book already and loved it. The audiobook was very well done and I loved having these two great characters come to life.
Would you consider the audio edition of Finding Kyle to be better than the print version?
Yes, since Kirsten Leigh and Lance Greenfield bring these charchters to life!
Any additional comments?
My heart is still bursting over Finding Kyle! This breathtaking story of sheer will and determination! Knocked me off seat. Jaw wide open!
We have met Kylie before in the Wicked Horse series. Oh this broken Man! Had me! Like he took my heart! But I never thought we would learn his story. Yes I was seriously wrong! Sawyer Bennett took the reins with this story. Leading us on a thunderous ride of our lives! So incredibly deep and yet soul defying. With that air of charm and those movie quotes. I couldn’t myself with falling in love.
Has to be my favorite of all Sawyer Bennett books!