Review: Finders Keepers by Nicole Williams

Finders Keepers by Nicole Williams

Finders Keepers by Nicole Williams
Series: Lost and Found #3 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: September 16th 2013
Purchase: Ebook • Paperback

There’s tortured. And there’s Garth Black.

His life has been a constant carousel of tragedy and disappointment, including his love life. Of course, applying the term “love” to Garth’s conquests is a gross misuse of the word. Some people were made to give and accept love, and others weren’t. Garth Black redefines the “others” category. He’s made a vow that the day he meets a woman who could sucker him into falling in love will be the day he runs away.

Garth’s plan has one flaw. What happens when he’s already fallen hard for a girl before the warning signs and red flags go up? What happens when the love he’s avoided his entire life brings him to his knees? What happens when Garth Black lets the dirtiest four letter word he’s ever known into his dark, lonely life?

This cowboy’s about to find out he can control some things, and he can’t control others. Number one on the what he can’t control list?

Love.

You have no idea how excited I was to read Garth Black’s story. Finding out he was getting his own book made my life. And although I took me a while to get around to reading it, I’m so glad I finally did! Since the summary doesn’t reveal the girl Garth falls head over heels in love with, I’m not going to either in my review :). If you’ve already read the first two books in the Lost and Found series, you can make a good guess as to who the girl is. I was hoping it would be her, and yep! It was!

Garth. Black! This dark, bad boy. *grins* I adore him. He doesn’t believe in love and goes out of his way to ensure her never falls in love. And what do you know? He falls so hard. He stole my heart in Near and Far, and he definitely made swoon a bit in Finders Keepers. He’s just so gosh darn CUTE! I love how within that jerkish, bad boy facade, he’s a total sweetheart and he’s got a heart of gold. He’s also sarcastic and facetious, and occasionally I wanted to throttle him because he’s too hard on himself. He sees himself as trailer trash, not worthy of the girl he loves, but in reality he is. He’d give anything and do anything for those he cares about, and even though there are only a select few of them, he gives his whole heart for them. And how can you not love that?

The romance is a slow build-up of tension and longing and desire from both Garth and the girl he loves. They’re the town sweetheart and the boy from the wrong side of the tracks! Their love is sweet and heartfelt and so freaking romantic that I totally excused the slowness of their romance. It did get pretty slow during some parts of the book, where Garth keeps putting himself down, and not going for the girl he loves because he thinks she can do better than him. NO, Garth! You’re perfect! You’re sweet and kind (when you want to be), and you have nothing to be ashamed about. *Sighs*

So the girl who this dark cowboy falls in love with? She can totally hold her own against him. Any girl Garth is going to fall in love with has to be tough and awesome. And she is. She sees right through Garth’s bad boy facade, and she’s just so cool every time Garth tries to push her away, because she won’t let him. She takes action on her own, and Garth can’t do anything about her except fall even more in love. This girl is perfect for Garth, and they’re perfect together.

God, Garth is such a sweetie. I just love it when book boys who are players/jerks show their sweet side, because it’s even more special. They never open up, show the real them, except to the girl they love. *swoon* And Garth is the ultimate bad boy jerk, but then when it happens to him, when he falls in love… It’s just too adorable.

And we get to see Jesse (MY LOVE) and Rowen! So great reading about them again!

I just love this series. It’s cute boys and cowboys and sweet romances, so what’s not to love? I highly recommend this series, and Nicole Williams’s other books, the Crash series, too! She writes the best book boys (JUDE and JESSE and GARTH) with the best romances.

A 3.5 at some parts where it was slow, but overall it’s a 4 🙂

4-hearts

lacey

Reading Order: Lost and Found series

Lost and Found by Nicole Williams Near and Far by Nicole Williams
Finders Keepers by Nicole Williams Losers Weepers by Nicole Williams Heart & Soul by Nicole Williams

#1 ~ Lost and Found: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#2 ~ Near and Far: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#3 ~ Finders Keepers: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#4 ~ Losers Weepers: My Review • EbookPaperbackGoodreads
#5 ~ Heart and Soul: Goodreads (June 16, 2015)

Top Ten Tuesday {10}: Books On My Fall 2013 TBR List

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s theme is …

Top Ten Books On My Fall 2013 TBR List

Finders Keepers by Nicole Williams

1. Finders Keepers (Lost and Found #3) by Nicole Williams – I am absolutely dying to read this right now. I have in on my kindle just waiting for me, and I’ll get to it when I have time to read. Even though I desperately want to read it, I know this book will just make me TOO distracted to do anything else LOL. But GARTH!! ❤

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – It’s Rainbow Rowell!! I just adored Eleanor & Park, so I’m SO excited for another book by her. And it’s about a fangirl! I can totally relate.

United We Spy by Ally Carter

3. United We Spy (Gallagher Girls #6) by Ally Carter – It’s the last book in the Gallagher Girls series! *sniffs* But I know Ally Carter won’t disappoint me. I just can’t believe this series is coming to its end so SOON!

Bold Tricks by Karina Halle

4. Bold Tricks (The Artists Trilogy #3) by Karina Halle – Can’t wait for this book because even though I was MEH about the second book, I still loved the first, so I’m excited to see how the trilogy ends, and where Ellie, Camden and Javier end up.

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

5. Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth – ANOTHER final book in a series! And this one is one of my all time favorite series, so I might end up tearing up. We get Four’s POV in this too!! AHHH!!! <4

Trust in Me by J. Lynn

6. Trust in Me (Wait for You #1.5) by J. Lynn – OOHH it’s Cam’s POV of Wait for You! I just loved Cam, he was such a perfect book boyfriend, and now that we get his side of the story… YAY!

Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout

7. Sentinel (Covenant #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout – Wow, I didn’t realize there were SO MANY final books on this list. (I think there might be some more after this too…) But yep, Sentinel concludes the Covenant series and Alex and the gang’s story. I’m super excited for what will happen, because I know that something is gonna go down in this book. And of course there’s Aiden!

Champion by Marie Lu

8. Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu – Yep, another final book. I am so freaking unbelievably crazy for this to come out, because that ending in Prodigy? NOT COOL. And I want more June and Day! (BTW isn’t that such a gorgeous cover?)

World After by Susan Ee

9. World After (Penryn and the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee – Oh gosh, oh gosh, I don’t know how long I’ve been waiting for this book, but I thank the stars that this book even EXISTS. Because I was dying at the cliffhanger of Angelfall. I’m praying for Raffe and Penryn to have a HEA… but I’m pretty sure Susan Ee likes to torture her readers.

Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

10. Crash into You (Pushing the Limits #3) by Katie McGarry – And this is… NOT another final book, because guess what? There’s going to be MORE Pushing the Limits!! *fangirls* I’m SO excited for Isaiah’s story!! And I TOTALLY knew that the girl he would fall in love with would be a girl who was a car fanatic like him. And even better, she’s a good girl, which is perfect for bad boy Isaiah!

So what books are on your fall 2013 TBR list?

lacey

Book News, Weekly Recap, & Upcoming Releases! {2}

OMG OMG!!! If you didn’t know already, Colleen Hoover is writing a novella for Daniel, Holder’s best friend from Losing Hope! And it’s going to be posted on her website for free! AHHH!!! Here’s a sneak peak at his novella. From that little excerpt, I know the novella will be amazing. I already love it! I was super intrigued by Daniel in Losing Hope, since we never really get to know him in Hopeless, so I’m glad he’s getting his own novella.

Do you see this? DO YOU SEE THIS?? It’s Tahereh freaking Mafi saying that there will be another novella in the Shatter Me series from ADAM’s POV!!! I’m still Team Warner, mind you, but I still remember the time I was Team Adam, so of course I’m excited for his novella! (But I’m hoping the entire novella won’t be Adam whining lamenting over his love for Juliette. BE A MAN ADAM!!)

The synopsis for Sentinel (Covenant #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout came out! The book releases November 2nd 2013.

Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout

As the mortal world slowly slips into chaos of the godly kind, Alexandria Andros must overcome a stunning defeat that has left her shaken and in doubt of their ability to end this war once and for all.

And with all the obstacles between Alex and her happily-ever-after with the swoonworthy Aiden St. Delphi, they must now trust a deadly foe as they travel deep into the Underworld to release one of the most dangerous gods of all time.

In the stunning, action-packed climax to the bestselling Covenant Series, Alex must face a terrible choice: the destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear… or the end of herself.

New Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan snippet here!!! AAHHHHHHH! Sometimes I don’t even know why I bother reading all these snippets. They only serve to make me overly emotional, and always in a bad way. Because JARED. IS. BEING. AN. ASS. I’m a total Team Jared, Jami/Kared fan, but come on! Why do you keep making my heart hurt, Sarah Rees Brennan? *cries*

So this week, I had a couple of cover reveals on the blog, and all were for books I’m dying to read!

World After (Penryn and the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee
And check out an excerpt of this book here!

World After by Susan Ee

Bold Tricks (The Artists Trilogy #3) by Karina Halle

Bold Tricks by Karina Halle

Finders Keepers (Lost and Found #3) by Nicole Williams

Finders Keepers by Nicole Williams

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

What I reviewed this past week:

PLUS! The Divergent movie trailer came out!

Upcoming releases next week:

  • Stripped by H.M. Ward
  • My Unexpected Forever (Beaumont #2) by Heidi McLaughlin
  • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (Big fan of Holly Black, can’t wait to see how this books is!)
  • Everything For Us (The Bad Boys #3) by M. Leighton (AHHH I love this series, but I think Everything For Us will be the best one yet!)
  • Breaking Nova (Nova #1) by Jessica Sorensen (SOO good!! I highly recommend it!)
  • Beautiful Bombshell (Beautiful Bastard #2.5) by Christina Lauren (Not the biggest fan of Bennet and Chloe, but I loved Max and Sara, so I’ll definitely be reading this!)
  • Styxx (Dark-Hunter #23) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (This LOOONG series is one I really should read. Hmm.)
  • The Transfer (Divergent #0.1) by Veronica Roth (YAY!! FOUR!! <3)

Stripped by HM Ward My Unexpected Forever by Heidi McLaughlin The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black Everything For Us by M. Leighton Breaking Nova by Jessica Sorensen Beautiful Bombshell by Christina Lauren Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon The Transfer by Veronica Roth

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Waiting on Wednesday {5}

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday, hosted by Breaking the Spine, is a weekly meme where we showcase upcoming new releases we’re excited to get our hands on!Finders Keepers by Nicole Williams

Finders Keepers (Lost and Found #3) by Nicole Williams
Publication Date: September 16th 2013

There’s tortured. And there’s Garth Black.

His life has been a constant carousel of tragedy and disappointment, including his love life. Of course, applying the term “love” to Garth’s conquests is a gross misuse of the word. Some people were made to give and accept love, and others weren’t. Garth Black redefines the “others” category. He’s made a vow that the day he meets a woman who could sucker him into falling in love will be the day he runs away.

Garth’s plan has one flaw. What happens when he’s already fallen hard for a girl before the warning signs and red flags go up? What happens when the love he’s avoided his entire life brings him to his knees? What happens when Garth Black lets the dirtiest four letter word he’s ever known into his dark, lonely life?

This cowboy’s about to find out he can control some things, and he can’t control others. Number one on the what he can’t control list?

Love.


The cover for this was just released recently, and oh my gosh!! I love it, and I’m SO excited to read this book! Nicole Williams is one of my favorite authors ever, and I highly recommend all her books. Her Lost and Found series is fantastic, and I cannot wait to read Garth’s story!

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Cover Reveal: Finders Keepers by Nicole Williams

Finders Keepers by Nicole Williams
Finders Keepers by Nicole Williams
Series: Lost and Found #3
Publication Date: September 16th 2013
Book 1: Lost and Found | My review
Book 2: Near and Far | My review

There’s tortured. And there’s Garth Black.

His life has been a constant carousel of tragedy and disappointment, including his love life. Of course, applying the term “love” to Garth’s conquests is a gross misuse of the word. Some people were made to give and accept love, and others weren’t. Garth Black redefines the “others” category. He’s made a vow that the day he meets a woman who could sucker him into falling in love will be the day he runs away.

Garth’s plan has one flaw. What happens when he’s already fallen hard for a girl before the warning signs and red flags go up? What happens when the love he’s avoided his entire life brings him to his knees? What happens when Garth Black lets the dirtiest four letter word he’s ever known into his dark, lonely life?

This cowboy’s about to find out he can control some things, and he can’t control others. Number one on the what he can’t control list?

Love.

AAAHHHHHH!!!! Look at this frickin’ gorgeous cover!! I love it!

I am a huge fan of Nicole Williams, both of her Crush series and her Lost and Found series. And I’m SO happy that she decided to write a book for Garth Black!! But… who’s the lucky lady who will win this dark boy’s heart? I honestly have no clue who she is, if we already know her (Josie, anyone?) or if she’s a new character. AH, it doesn’t even matter because I know I’ll LOVE his book! Can’t wait to read it!

Cover first revealed here.

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