Thursday, July 18, 2013

Review: Finding My Way by Megan Keith

When twenty-three-year-old Emma discovers that her ex is moving on with his life, she decides to harden up and get on with living her own. Who knew that just opening up to the possibility of a new relationship would be all that it took? Things start looking up when her hot new co-worker Seth notices her. He had been the subject of her fantasies, but she never thought she stood a chance. Then there’s Nick, the sexy and self-assured guy she met at the train station that she cannot get out of her head. When even more prospects begin to show it seems that life is finally looking up. Top it off with a new career opportunity and Emma finally believes she can find her way to a whole new life.

The first thing that I have to mention is that I LOVE the cover of this book. Something about it really appealed to me. I want that freaking outfit and I want the damn body to pull it off! :D

I absolutely enjoyed Megan Keith's debut novel, Finding My Way. It's an appropriately titled book as three characters stories are interwoven as they try to figure out their paths in life.

 Emma is trying to move past her breakup with Josh, her boyfriend of seven years. While preparing for her best friend Kat's wedding, she learns that Josh has begun dating. Once she discovers this, she finally resigns herself to the fact that they'll never get back together, and it's time for her to really move on.

Seth, Emma's charming and definitely attractive co-worker, is tired of the dating scene's revolving door. With a good job, and a great family example, he's ready to meet the girl of his dreams, settle down, and start a family of his own. Emma catches his eye and he's quick to ask her out. Emma's quite smitten with him as they fall into an easy, sweet, and very compatible relationship.

Nick's the playboy that works at the train station that Emma uses every morning to get to work. He's used to women falling all over him, so he begins a friendly flirtation with Emma. Something about her makes him want to be different, but he just can't put his finger on it.

Both men couldn't have been more different, so Emma's nerve-wracked when she finds herself attracted to them both. Seth's the sweet guy who makes your heart flutter, the guy you bring home to Mom, the guy who wants to commit. Nick's the self-described player who doesn't believe in dating.

Who do you choose? And how to you follow your head when your heart's moving in a different direction?

If you've ever had to choose between two men, then you'll certainly connect with this story and Emma's emotional journey in determining how to follow her heart. Having conflicting emotions for two very different men could cause anyone to go a little crazy. Megan Keith puts a new twist on the love triangle as she shows all three POVS, so we can get into the minds of each character. I really enjoyed that aspect because I was able to connect a lot deeper with each one and their relationships.

I'm normally not a huge fan of love triangles. Why, you ask? I usually find that I'm so overwhelmingly on one guy's side, and in this book, I felt no differently. To be honest, I was devastated by the end of this book. I wanted to scream and cry. I had to take a step back and realize that Emma had to follow her heart. The heart wants what the heart wants, reader be damned! :) I can't win them all, I guess! And while my heart was torn in two, I found myself still okay with it. There's a lot left in store for these characters, so I'm definitely along for the bumpy ride!

One thing that was really fun about this book was learning a bunch of cool Australian slang and lingo. The writing was fantastic, and I'm completely impressed with this debut novel. There isn't exactly a cliffhanger here, but the book ends with a big question: Where do they go from here? I, for one, can't wait to find out. 

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Author Bio
Megan Keith is a married, mother of three, living in a small country town in New South Wales, Australia. She has a constant thirst for a good story, whether it is in books, music, movies, on TV, or just plain old-fashioned gossip. She has always had a creative side and loves to let her imagination run wild. On a few occasions over the years, Megan has put those imaginings into a written story, but never dreamed of publishing. She has always loved to read, but it wasn’t until she got given a Kindle that it became a full-blown addiction. Her introduction to the world of Indie Authors re-ignited her passion for writing and she has spent the past ten months working on what was supposed to be one book, but has now turned into three. Finding My Way is the first of the trilogy, and is also her debut self-published novel.

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