Title: Finding Willow
Author: Dawn Robertson
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: November 25, 2013
Book Trailer: http://vimeo.com/78685675#
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SynopsisSex is all I have ever known. It started at an early age, and never stopped. Men, women, threesomes, foursomes, orgies. Fuck it, whatever goes. Twenty eight years old and nothing to show for my life but a fat bank account, and an impressive porn catalogue; all featuring yours truly; Starburst Bloom. I'm at a crossroads, and I have a choice to make. I choose salvation. I choose life. I choose myself, for the first time ever. I will find her. I will find the life I was forced to give up. I just pray that he stays out of my way.
Angie J's Review:I received this book from the author after my Twinsie Partner in Crime and i kept Pming her about how much we loved Hers. We fell in love with these characters and NEEEEDED to read more.
So I must admit, I am in love with Star. I really didn't care for Star in Seven's book. I thought she was a shitty, mooching friend.....man was I wrong. She is such an awesome person who has survived unimaginable cruelty and neglect at the hands of her "parents" and Seven's older brother. I was really impressed with how Dawn was able to really help me SEE Star for the hurt person she is and really explain WHY she did alot of the things she did. I felt so bad fro her because she was trapped in the same cycle of abuse until she decided to find her daughter.
Chrome is a bit of tasty on a bike. Wow I kept picturing I was watching Sons of Anarchy. I kept waiting for Jax to scroll on to the page and bark an order at him. I loved hearing his story. He is such a hard ass but boy does he fall fast and hard for Star. He loves her for her , imperfections and all. Isn't that true love? to ba able to see someone with their flaws but find beauty in them anyway? Well, I loved the support he offers her in form of a lover and friend. He shows her how a "real" family can be and gives her a safe place to be Star...not Star the whore, Star the porn star, or Star the druggie....just Star.
So this book is all about Star looking for her daughter that she was forced to give up. I will say when her parents talk to her about the baby, I was STUNNED!!!! I also loved how Chrome just inserts himself in their lives and doesnt let Star argue. I loved the holiday scene at the end. I cannot wait to start Kink the Halls which is already opened up on my kindle!!
Oh one more "minor detail"....the sex was holy shit, panty melting, steamy, crack an egg on the sidewalk and cook it HAWT...just incase you were wondering!!!
So I got an ARC copy of this book by the wonderful Dawn Roberston. I think the begging finally helped. Lol! Angie J and I were both in love with Hers that we kept constantly messaging Dawn. Poor thing. So now, here is my review for Finding Willow.
First thing: I absolutely LOVED this book! It's probably one of my favorite reads of the Fall season and I can't wait to read Kink the Halls.
So I will be honest. I wasn't a huge fan of Star in Hers. I felt she used Seven and that really bothered me but by the end of that book, I felt bad for Star. I wanted to read her story and find out what truly happened with her and why she was the way she was. I knew going into Finding Willow that it would be a hard emotional read. We hear about Star and her drug addictions, her emotional battles, and her issues with Blue.
The book takes place in somewhat the same time line as Hers but you get to hear it in Star's POV and what she was going through. I really liked that. I enjoyed finding out what went through her head during the breakdown at Seven's apartment when Seven walked in and found her banging her brother and her boyfriend. In Hers, you know that Star feels guilty but reading the scene in Finding Willow, you find out just how guilty she feels.
Reading this book, I couldn't put it down. I felt so bad for Star and by the end, I truly loved her. I want to hug her, be a friend for her, a friend that she deserves. She may have made some crappy choices in life but she changes, for her new found family.
This book is also about Star finding her daughter, Willow. How that plays out is sweet. I don't want to give any spoilers but I really enjoyed how that ended and how Star got more of a family aside from just her daughter.
Blue...*growl* I can't stand that guy. I couldn't stand him in Hers but I couldn't stand him more in Finding Willow. You find out exactly what happened between him and Star and it's heartbreaking. I wanted to reach into the book and strangle him. He disgusted me but lets just say, he gets his in the end.
And can I tell you? Chrome?? Holy balls batman. I told Angie J that I claimed him! Definitely a book boyfriend to add to my list of many. He's a hot biker bad boy (reminds me of SOA) but he's also sweet and caring. When he comes back to Star for "more", you totally know he's smitten with her.
The sex?? Okay, the second sex scene on the bike is by far one of the hottest sex scene's I have ever read. I'll just tell you without giving away any spoilers that it involves sex with clothes on and a knife. Just thinking about it makes me fan myself. I loved it.
I loved this whole book. I couldn't put it down at all. I will definitely be getting this book in paperback when it's available and I can't wait to have this one on my shelves next to Hers. Starburst Bloom definitely deserves a spot on my shelf beside her bestie and I can't wait!
Great job Dawn and I look forward to reading more from you!!! xx