Title: Finding You
Author: Jo Watson
On Sale: May 2, 2017
Series: Destination Love #3
Format: Trade Paperback
Price: $14.99 USD
Being adopted never made Jane Smith feel unloved, just unlike the rest of her family. As her twenty-fifth birthday approaches, she is struck by an overwhelming longing to finally find her place in the world. So, in a very un-Jane-like move, she books a last-minute ticket to Greece to find her birth father and the real Jane. All she knows about him is that he was a tour guide named Dimitri. Armed with this knowledge and several surprise boxes of condoms from her mom (not embarrassing at all), Jane takes off.
Within minutes of landing she makes two important discoveries. First, everyone in Greece is named Dimitri, and second, fate might be playing a sick joke on her when a sexy tour guide called Dimitri comes to fetch her from the airport. After failing to find concrete information about her father, Dimitri offers to help Jane with her search – if she’ll go on an adventure with him. Stable Jane would never risk a steamy vacation romance, but real Jane might finally be ready to listen to her heart. Will Jane find her biological father, or will she end up finding something else entirely?
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He stepped toward me. My heart stopped pumping. He leaned in close and pulled my hand from behind my back and placed his card in the center of my palm. My nerve endings prickled and the hair on the back of my neck stood up.
“Just in case.” He repeated the words and they sounded so loaded.
In case what? In case I decided to lose all common sense, judgment, control, my mind (although that was already up for debate) and call you for a midnight beach romp. I’ll be sure to bring my watch so I can take note of how long it takes you to make me start screaming your name in wild ecstasy…Oh God, that sounded good!
I took a large step back. He took a large step forward. Back. Forward. Then he leaned in again. Holy Crap! He was coming in for that double-cheek kiss again and I wasn’t sure I’d be able to remain cool and calm and controlled this time. Only he didn’t. He did something far, far more odd and unsettling. He pulled my sunglasses off, placed them in the same hand as the card and then closed my fingers around them. He squeezed my hand closed while looking into my eyes in a way that rattled me to my very core.
My head started spinning and suddenly I felt a tad unsteady. I hoped to hell that I wasn’t about to be knocked off my feet by my raging hormones and fall into his arms. He gave my hand one last squeeze, and then… he was gone!
What the hell did that mean? You can’t just take off a person’s glasses, put them in their hands, stare into their eyes meaningfully and then mysteriously walk away without saying a word. What the hell was he playing at?
And why was it so hard to keep myself from falling for it?
This is a pretty typical cutesy romance story. It was a little slow at times and didn’t thoroughly keep my attention but was still good over all. I didn’t read the first two books so this can be read as a standalone even though we probably get some info that only makes sense if you’ve read the first two.
Jane is an awkward, uptight female character who almost seems a little spastic at times. She has a pretty low self-esteem due to her circumstances. Her mid-twenties crisis leads her on an adventure. Enter the sexy Greek god Dimitri to turn her world upside down. They both learn things from each other and balance each other well.
The dialog is sometimes over the top but cute and wacky. There is nothing earth shattering or new here but it’s a good fluffy, holiday/weekend read.
Jo Watson is an award-winning writer of romantic comedies. Burning Moon won a Watty Award in 2014. Jo is an Adidas addict and a Depeche Mode devotee.
We asked Jo ‘What are the top 5 places you’ve visited?
Mmmm, good question. I love to travel, so here goes- it’s hard to keep it to only 5.
- Qatar- I’ve been lucky enough to be living here for a while and I can quite confidently say, it’s one of the greatest places I’ve ever been to. If you don’t know where it is, it’s a small country jutting out into the Persian Gulf! It’s amazing! Living here is a truly unique experience. I’m writing this list now as I sit on my balcony overlooking the old Souq (market place) and it feels like I’ve been transported back in time to someplace magical and mystical. This is a land of extremes and contradictions, which makes it exciting- plus the Qataris are the friendliest, most generous people I’ve ever met.
- Prague- Still one of my favorite places in the world. It’s not traditional “pretty” Europe, like France and Italy, it’s a little more Gothic looking which gives it a bit of a mysterious vibe.
- Zanzibar- I really love Zanzibar. Its capital city Stone Town is absolutely beautiful and has some of the most intricate, beautiful doors I’ve ever seen. I went there and ended up coming home with more photos of doors than anything else.
- I’m going to say Las Vegas just because I got married there. It was ridiculously fun! My husband and I had an intergalactic themed ceremony with a man dressed as Spock presiding over it. I kid you not! We laughed the entire time, especially when in the middle of the ceremony they dramatically reenacted the starship getting attacked and Klingons boarding it.
- The island of Reunion- this is a very interesting place. The landscape is so incredibly varied, from powdery white beaches and tropical waters, to cold, misty mountaintops. But what made my trip there really special was flying over an erupting volcano in a helicopter- that is still one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.
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