FINDING EVER AFTER by STEPHANIE HOFFMAN MACMANUS

SYNOPSIS

The day she graduated high school, Jaxyn left everything behind to escape. Now, three years later, she’s done running from her past and finally returning home to Boston to face the friends she abandoned without warning and the nightmares that still wake her in the night.

Back in the house that holds all of her childhood memories, from before life showed her that ‘happily ever afters’ don’t come easy, she is unsure of what the future holds. She definitely wasn’t expecting Kyden McCabe, the hot, tattooed and pierced musician she meets her first night back. He’s arrogant, frustrating and completely wrong for her.

All she ever wanted as a little girl was to be swept off her feet by a prince, but Ky is nothing like the heroes from the stories her mom used to read to her. He lives his life one night stand at a time and she knows he’s nothing but trouble.

Still haunted by her past and afraid to let anyone see the scars she hides, she fights the attraction she feels for Kyden and wonders if she’ll ever find her storybook ending. Then a monster from her past threatens to rip away her chances before she realizes that maybe she already found it.

EXCERPT

“Are you going to kiss me?” My voice came out breathless and the corners of his mouth curved up into a devastating smile.
“Believe me, you’ll know when I’m going to kiss you.” He lowered his face until it was just inches from mine. My heart rate increased and a flush crawled up my neck and over my face. His eyes were locked on mine and I was unable to look away or move, even though I knew I should. He leaned in even closer until his lips hovered just over my jaw. He took my chin gently in one hand and trailed his thumb over my bottom lip. I felt his warm breath on my neck as he moved to whisper in my ear.

“You’re not ready for me yet Princess, but when you are I promise you won’t have to ask whether or not I’m going to do it.” Just like that he pulled away and walked right out of the room. It took me a moment to collect myself and I was left wondering what the heck just happened. Holy heart attack Batman. I was in trouble. That much I knew.

KFF’s FOUR STAR REVIEW

Reviewed by Dawn Vickers on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever

Three years ago Jaxyn left everything in Boston. Now she’s coming home to face her friends and the life she left behind. Back home, all the old memories come flooding back to her she’s scarred by her past and haunted by nightmares. What she doesn’t expect is to meet hot, sexy, and tattooed musician, Kyden, and the feelings he stirs in her. She wants her Prince Charming and her happy ever after… He’s totally wrong for her, the one night stands, his life style… so she tries to resist him. Kyden doesn’t know how to have relationships. He’s damaged from a rough childhood and has no desire for love. All he cares about is his band and his next notch!! But he can’t seem to stay away from Jaxyn.

When their friends are spending so much time together, they are thrown together too and Jaxyn finds Kyden creeping into her heart. He falls for her but he won’t do anything with these feelings he has for her… it’s all foreign to him… love, feelings, these are things he just doesn’t want! When Jaxyn’s past comes back to terrify her, will she be able to confront it and deal with it. When we learn why she left three years ago, you understand her so much more and are rooting for Kyden and Jaxyn to heal each other and find the love they both deserve.

The band members are a great set of characters. Slade, Ace and Chris. They each bring their own sparkle to the story and Bas… every girl wants a best friend like him! I hope we get their stories in future books.

It’s a long read with lots of drama. The instant love element didn’t ring true for me personally; however, don’t let that put you off. Kyden was sometimes hugely annoying and arrogant, but I eventually warmed up to him a little. A huge let down for me was there was no red hot passion or sex at all… I think this book could do with a good injection of that to spice it up. The typos didn’t put me off although sometimes I did feel the author dragged out certain parts of the book. That’s when my interest waned and at times, I felt hard pressed to keep reading. Overall it’s a good read but I feel it needs spicing up somewhat!!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I’m a lover of all things books! I’ve been hooked on reading my whole life and am just as passionate about writing. Words have the power to open our eyes and hearts to new ideas and new worlds. Anything is possible between the between the pages of a book. I’ve had my heart broken and then mended again, I’ve laughed, cried and wanted to cry out in frustration. A good author has the ability to make you feel their story and relate to their characters. That’s all I want to do. My goal isn’t perfection, but to make the reader feel it.I have a beautiful son who is seven years old and when I’m not reading or writing, I’m building forts and having Nerf battles. Feel free to add me or find me on Facebook. I love talking to people and I appreciate honest feedback!

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