Monday, April 28, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway - FINDING US by Megan Smith

by Megan Smith
Released: April 21, 2014  Amazon.UK  Amazon.AUS
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Jasmine Jennings is running from her past, something she never wants to deal with again. Starting out fresh in a new city, life is finally looking up.

That is until she meets him — Knox Mitchell. She tries to elude him, but he’s everywhere. When she finally gives in, he begins to avoid her.

One tragic night, Knox’s future was ripped away. His body and soul crave revenge from the man who took everything away from him, but when Jasmine crashes into Knox’s muddled life, he’s torn. What is he supposed to do about falling for the girl who was to be part of his plan for retaliation?

When all secrets are revealed can they move forward without the past destroying any hopes of having a future?


by Megan Smith
ARC Review
Released: April 22, 2014

My rating: 4 of 5 ⭐️

Growing up with controlling parents had Jasmine Jennings hightailing it for New York with her best friend Summer as soon as she could get away. At twenty-two, she is finally making some friends and building a life the way she wants it. What she is not looking for just yet, is a romantic entanglement, and dangerously sexy Knox Mitchell has trouble written all over him.

Five years ago, successful club owner Knox Mitchell lost almost everything worth living for. If not for his younger brother, he would have gladly thrown in the towel himself. Now all he dreamed of was to make those who took everything from him pay. But he hadn't counted on the one person pivotal to his plan of revenge to have such an effect on him.

There was no talking Knox out of his vengeful ideas, and although he tried hard to stick to his plan to have Jasmine fall for him, he couldn't prevent himself from falling for her just as hard. With the tables now turned, how will he be able to tell her the truth without breaking her heart......and his own?


Sweet and a little bit sad......

A well-written, fairly light, but sexy and touching story by Megan Smith. Outlining a newly forming group of friends I am sure we will see more of. There are some characters here that deserve their own stories.

In FINDING US, our main characters Jasmine and Knox are connected in ways that Jasmine at least, is unaware of. She grew up in a privileged setting, from a purely material point of view, but emotionally she was nurtured only by her nanny and mostly neglected by her own parents. She was, however, expected to conform to certain daughterly expectations. Tired of being seen as an asset instead of a person, she needs to find her own way in the world. Knox unwittingly gives her the key that allows her to unchain herself from her past.

Knox has merely been existing for the last years, since one moment in time ended the world as he knew it. He moves through his days his singular focus on retribution, barely acknowledging what happens around him. Lost to the world and to himself. As part of his retribution, Jasmine enters his focus, but slowly becomes his guide to the world around him, and ultimately to himself.

A standalone novel, with what looks to be a backdrop that will have some continuation. There are a few open ends that require closure, not necessarily in Knox and Jasmine's story, but the lives of some of their friends. I am sure they will get their turn in an upcoming novel!

✨A young, steamy and touching story of lost and found.✨

**Copy provided in return for an honest review.**

Knox reaches over and pushes the braid that’s lying over my shoulder to my back and leans over to kiss my exposed shoulder. My eyes close and I want to wrap our time up here in a jar and carry it with me everywhere I go. Everything in this moment is perfect. I’m happy and content which hasn’t happened in some time. I’m always so guarded around everyone except Summer. The reason behind my wing tattoos is because when I finally decided to get out from under Mom and Dad I wanted to find my wings and be my own person. I wanted to grow, change and find my way in life.
“Jas,” Knox says so low it was barely auditable.
I open my eyes to the sound of his voice only to feel a tickle on my right shoulder. I don’t move an inch because I know what it is. Out of the corner of my eye I can see a beautiful black butterfly with four spots, white and then blending into purple, on each side of the wings. The end of the wings are all jagged but the intensity of the colors draw away from them.
Knox is able to slip away as the butterfly just sits perched on my shoulder, lightly fluttering her wings. I hear the sound of Knox’s camera snapping pictures as he walks around capturing different angles. I turn my head inch by inch so I can get a better look at the beauty sitting on my shoulder.
A lady who’s wearing a uniform with a patch that shows that she works here comes over to my other side and wipes something cool on the top of my left hand which is resting on my thigh. When she’s finishes she simply walks away. What the hell was that about?
Minutes later the butterfly sitting on my shoulder flies away and another tiny white butterfly lands on the top of my right hand in the exact spot that the employee rubbed whatever it was on my skin.
Knox takes his seat beside me again. “It’s sugar water. The butterflies love it.” He nods to the sign in front of the waterfall. “I read it on that.” Knox adds after I give him a look of disbelief that he would know such a fact.
I lift my hand in the air and the butterfly takes off to a nearby flower. I place my hand on Knox’s leg and give it a little squeeze. “Thank you for bringing me here.”
He places his large hand on top of mine, “You’re welcome, Beautiful. I’m glad you like it.”

USA TODAY bestselling author Megan Smith is a New Jersey native managing purchasing for an award-winning business IT and software development firm - and by night creating the memorable characters her fans have grown to adore. Smith's The Love Series introduces readers toMacKenzie Cahill - a hopeful young woman who experiences adversity, challenges and the bittersweet triumph of true, authentic love. Smith is a wife and mother, who makes time for her family, professional life and the creation of the Cahill's world. Fans of The Love Series - Trying Not To Love You, Easy To Love You, Hard To Love You - are captivated by relationships, special bonds and family ties pervasive in Smith's emotional, energized and engaging work. Smith is also the author of the 2014 releases, Let Me Love You - continuations of The Love Series, Finding Us (Finding Series) and a few top secret projects.


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