by Erin Fletcher
Kindle Edition, 211 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Entangled: Teen
Source: Rockstar Book Tours
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When Hanley Helton discovers a boy living in her garage, she knows she should kick him out. But Nate is too charming to be dangerous. He just needs a place to get away, which Hanley understands. Her own escape methods—vodka, black hair dye, and pretending the past didn't happen—are more traditional, but who is she to judge?Review:
Nate doesn't tell her why he's in her garage, and she doesn't tell him what she's running from. Soon, Hanley¹s trading her late-night escapades for all-night conversations and stolen kisses. But when Nate¹s recognized as the missing teen from the news, Hanley isn't sure which is worse: that she's harboring a fugitive, or that she's in love with one.
Where You’ll Find Me is a very fast-paced read. With only a little more than 200 pages, it still managed to weave all the threads together and unfold the mystery quite wonderfully. I love that it started right off the bat and didn’t dwell too much in the unnecessary.
Initially, I had mixed feelings about Hanley and Nate’s first meeting. On one hand, it was interesting and smile-inducing. Hanley’s reaction afterwards, on the other hand, was not something I’d expect from someone who found out that she has a stranger living in her garage. But also at the same time, this is where the story got even more interesting – which is practically only a few pages from the first one – so you can see how I had such a hard time trying to put down this book. I was immediately curious about Nate. Nate is so very secretive that even I was quickly drawn to his mysterious past. I wanted to know what brought him to Hanley’s garage especially since he didn’t seem like a street person at all. It was this mystery combined with the different dynamics that got me absorbed in this book.
I loved that Erin covered not only the romantic relationship between Nate and Hanley, but as well as friendship and familial relationships. I’m a huge romance junkie and the relationship that I’m almost always interested in books is the romantic one, so it was very much surprising how I came to love the other dynamics almost more than the romance itself.
Apart from that, we also get to witness the remarkable growth in the characters. The synopsis makes it sound like a light and easy read, but it’s really far from that. This story has depth and both our characters have so many stories to tell. Nate and Hanley are both troubled by their own personal demons and they handle their problems in different ways but in the end, they learn to supplement what the other is lacking and together they overcome the obstacles that came with them.
I always tell myself that I don’t like stories with so much drama in it and I will still try to avoid them if possible but at the same time, what I love the most about this type of stories is how the characters stand up after falling so many times. I love the happy feeling I get when the characters finally get the happiness they deserve. Where You’ll Find Me comes with a beautiful story and wraps up with an equally wonderful ending. I know some people have mixed feelings about it but I’m thankful for Erin for including it! Where You’ll Find Me is Erin’s first novel but this surely won’t be the last of her that I will read.
Disclosure: An advance reading copy was received for review for the Where You'll Find Me blog tour. No compensation of any kind was received for this honest review.