Thursday, January 15, 2015

Blog Tour-Review, Excerpt and Giveaway: Finding Gaving by C.A. Harms

Title: Finding Gavin
Series: Southern Boys #2
Author: C.A. Harms
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 30, 2014

Photographer: FuriousFotog
Forgiving Reed Cover Model: Jared Thompson
Finding Gaving Cover Model: Gary Taylor
Cover Designer: Wicked by Design

Gavin was a broken hearted cowboy from Savannah... 

The one she fell for even though he tried to warn her away.

Maria’s entire life had been one rejection after another, always going after things that were just out of reach. 

Gavin was no exception. 

She wanted him, so desperately... 

But life had a way of making things unattainable, at least for her anyway. 

Just when things began to change, once again the darkness glooms, and Maria finds that her happy ending may once again be…


“Look at me,” she said.

I shook my head and buried my face in my pillow like some child. I guess I felt that, if I ignored the entire situation long enough, it would eventually just disappear.

“Please talk to me,” she pleaded. I buried my face even deeper into my pillow, continuing to hide with the hope that she would just give up.

Kori wasn’t that kind of girl, though, and I knew that. I just wished this time she would be. “You can ignore me all you want. You can push me away. Hell, you can even run from me,” she stated, pushing on my shoulder and causing me to finally face her. My lips trembled as her eyes bored into mine. “But I will follow you. I will stand by you and force you to face this. I love you, and I refuse to watch you suffer alone. I’m here for you.” She reached forward, gripping my face in her hands. “I am not going anywhere, no matter how hard you fall.

I will pick you up every god damn day if I have to.”

Tears ran down my cheeks, and I fought back the urge to let it all out. I sniffled and narrowed my eyes at her.

“Go ahead and get pissed. Yell at me. Scream.

When you’re all done and you’ve got all that anger out of you…” She paused, narrowing her eyes at me in return. “I will still be by your side, holding you up.”

The tears were impossible to hold back. My body shook, and I tried with everything I had to hold it all in. I fought until I no longer had the fight in me, and all at once…I broke.

I sobbed and she pulled me close. “Let it out, let it all go.” She soothed my cries by rubbing my back gently.

“He left,” I cried. “He just walked out and I haven’t seen or heard from him since. He was so angry about me not telling him. I think he hates me and that hurts so much.” I continued to cry. “I needed him and he left. I wanted him to hold me and tell me that we would get through it together, but he left.”

Kori pulled back and looked at me closely. “Gavin?” she questioned me, and I nodded my head in reply.

“Um, I’ve only seen him once, the day I got back into town. From the looks of it, though, he isn’t doing all that well, either.” She paused as if she were thinking something over, debating whether to continue with what she’d planned to say. “What?” I asked.

“He, uh, he was sporting a pretty good shiner on his left eye,” Kori whispered.

My stomach tensed and my chest burned. “What?”

 When I was first introduced to the characters of Maria and Gavin in Forgiving Reed, I thought both of their characters were well written and contributed quite a bit to that story, and the small glimpse we were teased with from that book definitely sparked my interest in reading Finding Gavin.

To Gavin's credit, he did warn Maria he wasn't interested in anything serious, but you know how that always winds up turning out, right?  The author does a great job setting up the situation between them, and just like with Forgiving Reed she injects a healthy dose of emotion into Finding Gavin...keeping you emotionally invested in the story, sympathizing (and possibly empathizing) with the characters while you continually root for everything to work out between them.

I found Gavin's character to be my favorite, everything about him just reached out to me.  And I loved seeing Kori and Reed as well as other characters from the first book-this truly is a great series.  The writing continues to flow well and keep you totally tuned in to the story, making this another "can't put it down" read.

There were a few parts, mostly with Maria dealing with her father, that fell a little flat with me (I could never have been as forgiving as she was), and the very end of the story felt a bit too neat and quick (I don't want to spoil it though)...but otherwise Finding Gavin was a solid 4-star read for me, and I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

I would recommend reading Forgiving Reed before you read Finding Gavin so you can get the most out of both books.

I enjoy happy endings in my love stories. Loving those scenes that give it the needed angst and heat to keep you hooked and wanting more. Just enough drama to make her heart race and your stomach flutter. I haven't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently I have taken on a new liking and now I am addicted to Romance Novel.

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I live in Illinois and enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. 
You will always find me with my kindle or paperback in hand as it is my favorite pass time.
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