Wednesday, April 2

***REVIEW*** of True North: Finding Home by Allie Juliette Mousseau


Title: True North: Finding Home
Author: Allie Juliette Mousseau
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: March 31,2014
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Purchase Links:  Amazon

True North: Finding Home


"When you're lost... True North" 
The North brothers were hell on wheels-adrenaline-junky bad boys. You’d think they had a death wish – every one of them – but they didn’t really, they just got off on the thrill of pushing every limit, that gravity or any other force told them they couldn’t conquer. What they weren't prepared for were the women that would steal their hearts. 
Book 1 True North Finding Home Livie and Jake 
Livie Morrisey is dreading seeing Jake after his heroic homecoming from Afghanistan. She's been in love with Jake North since she was a little girl, but he was three-and-a-half years older than her and her big brother’s best friend. She was always nothing but the off-limits little sister – until the night before Jake left for the Army, when he'd given her her first kiss. They'd kept in touch for a year, but once Jake was deployed to Afghanistan, he'd cut off contact suddenly and she'd never heard from him again. For the past three years Livie has kept herself distracted with homework and her university studies, but now Jake's going to be up close and personal. And Livie can’t decide if tonight's finally the night to prove to Jake she’s all grown up or the night she should let him go forever.

My Review

I Absolutely LOVED this book! There was so much in this book. It had love, drama, angst, and It touched on real life effects of PTSD. I couldn't put the book down! I was completely wrapped up in it! 

Jake and Livie grew up together.  Jake was her older brothers best friend and Livie was Jake's little sisters best friend. Jake has 6 other brothers where as Livie just has one older brother. Livie has had a huge crush on Jake since she was little. When he would stay over at her house Jake would sneak in her room at night when everyone was asleep and they would stay up just talking and hanging out.  Jake and Livie had a special bond. Jake is several years older than Livie and was about to head to the army. Livie doesn't want him to go and fears the worse. Jake gives Livie a gift before he leaves and tells Livie he will miss her the most.

"Promise me you won't forget me, Livie?"

"I could never forget you."

That was 4 years ago since Livie has seen Jake and almost three since she heard from him. 
Livie is heading home from college for the weekend to welcome Jake home. 
Shes not sure whether to be pissed off at him, or just happy he made it home. 
He shattered her heart when she stop hearing from him and was scared he would be coming home with girlfriend or wife. But the Jake that came home was not the same Jake that left!

This part of the book was just heartbreaking! You experience what a soldier does and how they feel with PTSD. It makes it even sadder because this stuff happens all the time and I can't imagine how hard it is living with it or seeing a loved one go through it. Livie was amazingly strong for Jake. She stood by him and loved him through he darkest times! 
She really was Jake's saving Grace! 

What I loved about this book is Livie is a strong heroine. She didn't have the best up bringing with a mother who left and an alcoholic father but she never gave up on her first love! She knew what she wanted and would fight for it! I absolutely loved Jake too! He loved Livie with his whole heart but he's so afraid he can't be the man she needs!
You just want to help him so much and see him happy! 

"Today was my best day yet, because it was all about you. But Livie, you need to know - sometimes it gets really bad. I want you so much- so fucking much - but I need you to understand I'm scarred and I don't know how I will ever heal or if I ever will."

Their physical connection was hot as well! In the bedroom their body and soul connects and they were as one! Their love story will make you smile and show you how couples overcome obstacles in their relationship and NEVER give up!

It's very hard to put I to words how much I Loved this book! From romance to grab a Kleenex, the book was amazing! All the characters are so interesting and you want to know more about them as well! And we will! In this book you see other connections with characters and you get an idea of what's to come! 
I can't wait! Allie Juliette Mousseau's writing was beautiful and this story captured me! 
I can't wait to read more of the North Boys!!

★★☆ 4 Stars ☆★★

Reviewed by Ashley Lendeman

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About the Author

Allie Juliette Mousseau

Allie Juliette Mousseau writes sexy, emotionally charged New Adult Romance in a variety of genres and temperatures. 

She writes from passionate and angsty; fun and light to intense and epic. She incorporates a lot of romance, tension, and hot and sexy spice. Always a HEA and stand alone - even in a series. 

Her alter-ego:
Alana Jewel Mousseau creates captivating YA worlds through the magic of ink. She writes brave but "human" main characters, imaginative plots and complex worlds; from High Octane action to exploring the deepest emotions - you won't want to put down your book!

She can always be found writing, playing in puddles with her children, hiking with her husband, or adventuring somewhere in the world. Her favorite place to write is outdoors, but when the weather gets too chilly she'll be inside at her desk looking at the mountain view from her home office in Montana where she lives with her loving husband, children, and 85 pound golden retriever, who likes to sleep on her feet while she writes.
With a free spirit, Allie loves to travel and has spent three years sparking her imagination while travelling the U.S. and Canada in an RV with her family. She looks forward in continuing her journey to see the world, while finishing her degree in Literature

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